1979 Ford Thunderbird 5.8L 351M from North America
Very, very FAST
Nothing really, just the usual things like gas and tires.
My car has over 360K on the trans and rearend. The engine was heavily built around 10K miles ago. It was bored .060 over stainless steel crank shortend rods (from 4 3/4 stroke to a 3 3/4). It has Keith Black pistons, planning to put a 566 lift cam in it soon; it has a 510 lift in it now.
It tops the left front shock out from 1500 rpm to when I shift into 2nd at 5400rpm running 80 mph. 2nd gear tops out at 140mph at 5400, and I don't know about drive gear.
I hit 3rd once, and it felt like you were being pulled through the back of the seat, and still lifting the left end up. So how much HP and torque do you think it probably has? I have never had it on a checked.
The car runs low 10s in 1/8 mile in first only.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th January, 2011