Re: Putting a Carb on my car
The same gaskets as any older carburated engine, Intake to head. You may have a problem. I think there are few if any carburated 3.8s out here. The 5 LT. might be the better option for you. Remember that the older 5lt and the new transmissions don't work. Same as the other way round. The balancing is different. I don't remember but i think anything in the late 70's will not work with the early 80's. completely different engines,as in crank balancing. Don't forget that if you go with the 5 lt it is heavier than the 3.8. I still don't understand why you don't put a bottle on your car. That mod will
put new meaning to " holy shit " as you stomp it. You have a very nice car. Don't go
over board. It was not built or designed to be a race car. It's a luxury car. My advice to you is have fun with it, don't go crazy, keep it as original as possible. That car could be
worth thousands in later years. I did an inventory of the cars i USED to have. If i kept
them i would have about $127,000.00 in the bank. I had a 58 lincoln Premier, 59 stude
golden hawk, 57 jag, 57 monark, 49,50, 53, ford. 68 G.T.X., 70 road runner. 67 mustang
427CJ. , 68 Torino GT fast back. Those cars were a dime a dozen back then. Now they're worth thousands. Your thunderbird is going that route. Your kids will not know what a gasoline powered car was. " using a liquid that explodes to power a vehical " ?
Your kids will think your nuts if you tell them that.