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Old 07-23-2012, 01:08 PM
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Back in the game with a '66 T-bird

I've been looking for a place on line to hang out that doesn't draw too many hard lines on age and styles of cars and it looks like pretty much anything goes here, so here I am. Was big into cars when I was young but that was a long time ago, decided to buy something fun again so a couple of months ago I got this '66 T-bird for my 50th birthday.

It was all stock and well kept with almost no rot but hadn't been used much in the last few years, still managed to drive it 200 miles home from where we bought it without any troubles. The interior is very nice (new upholstery about 12 years ago) plus, all the power goodies still work! So far we've gotten her cleaned inside and out, caught up on all the maintenance stuff, replaced the tired carb with a Holley 600, replaced the exhaust system with 2.25" pipe and a pair of 14" x 4" round Magnaflows, new shocks, wheel bearings, etc, etc, and added a set of 17X8 Coy's C57 wheels and 235/50 Coopers. Now we're getting down to little stuff - fixing the gas gauge, replacing the broken radio, had some pinstriping done on her last week and have plans for some more cosmetic stuff and to lower the front end in the near future. Also, have to chase down coupe of oil leaks. Down the road I'll be looking for more power but right now I'm mostly trying to make sure it's safe, reliable, and presentable.

So, she's running good, sounds great, and looks good going down the road. I know it's not exactly a hot/rat/street rod, low rider, custom, or a muscle car but I'm enjoying the heck out of working on her and cruising around and the wife and kids love it. It's great to be back!

This is how it looked when we picked it up-

And this how it looks now (no pics with the pinstriping yet) -

And the interior -

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:34 PM
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