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how do you guys feel about modified birds?

  • should modified birds have there own catagory?

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well if your a purist you already went too far! i am restomodding my 62 and want to put in a 460 i have with a 4 speed. i have trans part figured out (worked it out with the 390 and all i have to do is change the bellhousing) so i am wondering if anyone has tried this or seen one? looking in the parts books i think that the stock 68 and newer full size ford/lincoln mounts should go right in. i looked it up and saw that the 66 bird with c/6 used the same motor mounts as the 61-63 so i know that the frame mount is the same, then i looked and saw that the cruiseomatic cars had a slightly different mount which lowers the engine a bit, then i looked and saw the 67-68 bird/ford/lincoln used an almost identical mount as the 66, and then i looked and saw that the frame brackets were the same for the 68 and 69 tbird despite the engine change. therefore the 69 mounts should fit the 66 chassis unmodified and thus should fit the 61-63 but may be too low by 1 1/2 inches (which may or may not be a big deal) if someone knows and can help me i would appreciate it. it's not that i need to do this, but the purpose of a restmod is to update the drivetrain and there is never any substitute for cubic inches. hawkrod

PS lets get some activity going here, this is one of the best board formats i have seen!
 

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Multi Car Owner
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Hey thanks for trying to get this area going. While we do have a good amount of Bird owners ont his site, few post to the site, and we have few on the site that own the older model birds. If you visit OTER bird sites, how about spreading the word about this site.
 

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In my travels I have seen a 429/460 installed in a 66 T-Bird. The basic chassis design was the same from 1961-1966 so it is possible.
 
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