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Old 03-30-2011, 03:54 AM
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My 74's T-bird

Hello everybody,

At first I would like to excuse myself for my language, Iím french and I have still some difficulties with my sentences.

Iím renewing a 1974 Thunderbird.

I love this car, itís huge, simply repaired, an amazing song and some advance equipments compared at the 70ís french cars !

Also this car is so rare in France, and itís very difficult to find some documentations. When I ordered my firsts mechanics spare parts in the USA, I ordered workshop manuals for my T-bird. Now Iím fixing it ( brake, steering, suspension, head gaskets, Ö). This car didnít take the road since 1989 and have only 53000 miles ! I hope to finish the mechanics for June for participate at big meeting in France. The body isnít perfect, but for me itís secondary. I want a car to ride well and in a good mechanical health.

Now I have two questions :

- I canít find informations about my 460 engineís performances. I think itís a gap between the 1970ís and 1974ís T-bird performance. I found 365 or 419 hp SAE and only 220 bhp. The T-bird is heavy but I looks the performance good for a cruising car. Would you have more and of better information than me?
- With my axle code, I can see it is lockable. How to ? Itís a LSD, is it lock over a speed limit, only on the first gear, Ö ? I have no knowledge about this axle and his functioning.

Then I hope you can understand me easyly Ö

Have a nice day !
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I will gladly sell my five volume set of 1974 shop manuals. Anyone interested?
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