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Nice ! I love these 67 to 69 ! Beautiful design
thanks Markus. It was never my intention to go away from it being all original, but i believed it needed upgrades. i too rebuilt the 1956 312 y block last year, but this year went away from it being all stock.
i used a 1957 intake manifold, street warrior Holley carb, and Sanderson ceramic headers. all in all it runs perfect.
Nice restore, but you spent a lot of money, I can see. I like your engine. I have a newly restored engine on my 1957. Am very tempted by your headers and carburetor setup.
Looks fantastic! I've looked everywhere and can't find a trailer hitch for my 05 retro bird. Any suggestions????? Thanks in advance.
Through body exhaust.
Restoration is always a work in progress. There will always be something to do. Soldier on!
its gone through some changes in the last 3 1/2 years and still not satisfied.
Thanks for liking my Bird. Thought the beautiful background sure complimented my bird! Thanks again for liking
It is cool that your '56 has remained in the same family since new. Fiesta Red is my favorite color for the '56 Thunderbird. Keep us up to date on your plans for the car.
I'm adding now!
Anymore photos you can share?
Beautiful, and the car ain't bad either. Love the wide-whites but then again I'm a little biased.
She would suit my 61 Bulletbird convertible well too ;-)
Part Jaguar and part Ford. Jaguar designed the AJ Series engines for the DEW98 platform. Ford put them in Lincoln LS and Ford Thunderbirds. If I get lucky there's another AJ variant 420hp 4.7L Aston-Martin V8 Vantage engine in the car's future.
Thank you for the kind words. Wheels are factory 2003-2004 Jaguar S-Type R Zeus wheels. Front are 18"x8" p/n 59774 and rear are 18"x9.5" p/n 59775. Tires are standard Jaguar sizes. Front 245x45 and rear are 275x40. Tires on mine are Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I run Jaguar recommended high-speed tire pressures 36psi front and 38psi rear.
ETA You might try Midwest Wheel as a supplier. They also do great wheel refinishing work if needed.
I love the replacement wheels you used. What is the brand, number, and source? I think I would love those on my red 2005 TBird. Your car is awesome.
It's easy to edit the title. It's fixed now. @hellsvampbiker
I dont know how this got posted under my pic ....its a 1958
Hmmm i put 58 in the post with the pics
Looks like a 1958 Thunderbird rather than a 1956.
A beautiful car! Thanks for sharing!
This is my fathers 57 in front of my little Texaco Station!
Took the little bird to check out the big bird.
My wife and I had the honor of being photographed with Miss Parton on the set of Christmas of Many Colors.
@eboose7 I didn't have a speaking role in 42, that was when I first got started, but I did make it into the movie poster. Here is my Demo Reel- [MEDIA=youtube]l4PjKaMuk9Y[/MEDIA]
Cool! I saw 42 about the life of Jackie Robinson. It was a story about a great American hero. What part did you play?
My pleasure! BTW I'm an actor, I did the movie 42 with Harrison Ford and it was pretty cool to see them bring in the car haulers with all the 40's cars one day. You are lucky to be able to use your car in the movie there are people that actually do that for a living, rent out cars to the studios.
Thank you very much. I really appreciate the video clip and your gracious comments.
That was not my car in Grimm. This was the movie debut of the '56.
Wonderful curves in the pic...
These pics are GREAT! I have a complete calender with pics like these (though not with any tbird in it). Anybody interested in these kind of pics, just take a look at the calender!
Not only matching numbers matter with the old cars... also matching colours!
I do not know which curves are more sexy... the tbird curves or your curves...
Not only the tbirds like this... it is a wonderful retro pic!
Christmas tree in a thunderbird...
I thought that birds would sit ON a tree ;-)
What a SEXY Coke girl ;-)
WOW... this looks like a painting... what a GREAT pic!
Was your car in Grimm on NBC last year too? They had a red bird on the show too.
Very true and when everyone thought she was crazy, she invested millions in her hometown and now Dollywood and Pigeon Forge are a huge success and many people are employed because of her.