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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-16-2004 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been transforming my 93 Bird from a daily driver, to a weekend play car for the last 8 months. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel at last. I still have a ton of things to do, but should have it ready to fire up in about 1 month.

Here is the project:
http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/birdwork.htm

I tried to cover every area as I was doing it. I hope the information will be useful for others.


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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
Lentech Street Terminator Plus

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 02-16-2004 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I'll say one thing for you and the BIRD...Both of you have very good taste in components...

Beautiful Work!

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 02-16-2004 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pretty slick.
Why the vaccum advance distributor?

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Alex Denysenko
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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
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posted 02-16-2004 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks.... The vac advance will be removed before it is fired. I just got my MSD Digital 6 box and coil for it today. I may run it in the full advanced, with start retard. Thats still about 1-2 months away. I am starting to run the fuel lines and secure the fuel cell this week.

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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
Lentech Street Terminator Plus

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-16-2004 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good!

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2004 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shouldn't need the retard with a good starter.
Even with a locked advance.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,& '04
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
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posted 02-19-2004 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finished running the new fuel lines from the rear to the shock towers yesterday. I have to connect the return regulater on the back of the fuel log, then run the AN8 lines to the log.

Next is the MSD ignition box and coil. Getting close...


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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
Lentech Street Terminator Plus
http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/birdwork.htm

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-19-2004 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That fuel log is bigger than the entire carb on MM.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,& '04
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-29-2004 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the compliments. I started taking pictures of the project just so I could look over things that I was going to do next, and think of all the ways I could do it, then decide how I was going to attack it. As other Bird guys heard about what I was doing, they asked me if I could post a picture or two on the net of it to see. Well, it has turned into full detailing of the project.

I am not a pro, or have a lot of money. I am a Retired 62 year old ex Army mechanic. Spent 22 years in the Army, then worked in a local hospital in there Maintenance Dept. So you can see, I am far from having lots of money, just lots time.

My play money fund is about bottomed out, so I don't know if I will finish it, and have it ready for the strip this year or not. If not, I will still have fun with it, and take it to some shows.

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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
Lentech Street Terminator Plus
http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/birdwork.htm

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N266fords
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From: Spokane ,WA USA
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posted 03-05-2004 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice Layout and great attn to detail. I love the work. Bruce

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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
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posted 03-05-2004 06:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. Since it is not a daily driver, I have the time to do it as I wish, and do not have to rush it.

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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
Lentech Street Terminator Plus
http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/birdwork.htm
[img]http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/bird.jpg[/img]

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