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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 07-28-2004 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, The Money Pit is road worthy now, but still has a lot of work before it makes it to the strip. Here is a picture taken this weekend. I have removed so much weight, I need to cut the Eibach lowering springs that are on it now. It has more fender gap now, than when stock.

Other shots taken this past weekend:
http://members.tccoa.com/393bird/phase2.htm

I should have it track ready by September.

Bruce

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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
http://members.tccoa.com/392bird/

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MidLifCrisis
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Posts: 549
From: Frederick County, MD
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 07-28-2004 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
393BIRD, nice photo lay-out of great mods. Are you into road racing? It looks low and lean. Have you timed it in the 1/4 yet? Charlie

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 07-28-2004 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bruce,
Looks good, alot of thought and time has went into the car already. I got a 89 SC sitting in my driveway, hasn't moved in 5 years, want another project

A couple of our Music City Mustang Club members live in Clarksville, both have 69 Mustangs. One is a beautiful Red Pro streeter 460, the other is a black original 428CJ. If you know either of them, we are having a show in September, pack up the bird and show it off.

Good looking Carb, Marvin wants me to try an 850-950 on my 347. They have a new line of billet spacers, worked out good on mine.

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Mike Golliver
MCA Gold Card Judge-Modifieds
65 Kcode coupe 347 stroker modified 5-speed MCA Retired
66 convertible-3 dueces and a 5-speed with a 289
89 T-Bird Super coupe
01 Mustang GT Convt

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-29-2004 02:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That car is so it's a real sleeper too. I'd love to be when the first Vett try's to pass you.

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SCOOP

oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

My Pics

The older I get
The better I was

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393Bird
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Posts: 159
From: Clarksville Tn.
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 07-29-2004 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys.... It is only a weekend play car now, but plan on a little more towards strip use next year.

Haven't met those Mustang guys yet. I did see a BAD 65/66 one on the road last week with a roots type blower and carbs up through the hood. What a Beast!

I took it out on I24 at last for some shake down miles, and was very happy with everything, except for how fast the gas gauge drops...

I hope to have it show/strip ready some time Sept/Oct time frame.

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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
http://members.tccoa.com/392bird/

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Gearhead

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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 07-29-2004 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice car, it's funny how often I see posts complaining about how high a car sits after installing somebodies "lowering" or "high performance" or "Racing" coil springs. I think I will never buy any of them.

Maybe the car is begging for bigger tires.

John

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393Bird
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From: Clarksville Tn.
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posted 07-29-2004 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 393Bird   Click Here to Email 393Bird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Eibach springs lowered it perfect 2 years ago when I put them in. I have removed 4-500 lbs during this project, and it raised back up to stock, or higher heigth now. It will look a lot better when I cut 1 or 2 coils off it. I am waiting on a e mail back about som weight transfer springs from Moroso, and may replace the fronts if they have any that will fit.

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1993 Tbird
393 stroker, 3500 RPM converter
http://members.tccoa.com/392bird/

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