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Beer and Cheese
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Spring-Summer Project

I thought I would show off my little spring project starting on the 19th of March now that we have warmer weather here in Wisconsin. I will be replacing bushings, painting and installing new parts in the Thunderbird Sport.

1. New Coolant tank
2. A/C Delete
3. ACT tap
4. A-train spacer
5. Rear end bushings
6. 13’ Cobra brake swap (power coat calipers)
7. PI cam swap
8. Custom air intake tube
9. New struts & shocks
10. 75mm TB and spacer
11. Paint valve covers
12. Light P&P on Allen intake runners and intake
13. New hoses (fuel, coolant) supplies and tools








 

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Beer and Cheese
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The guy at the store a couple blocks away...I'm sure he has alot more, lol. :D
 

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Beer and Cheese
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Umm I think MGD is $10 for an 18 pack around here...$20 shipped? lol
 

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You need to port that inlet..

Josh,

You're welcome and thank you for your business.

In order to install the 75mm throttle body, you'll need to port the inlet opening on the throttle body adapter. I used a CNC Makino to do the dirty work, then my Dremel to belnd and smooth it. You have to remove 6mm of material (0.236" or almost a 1/4").

Your project looks great!

Miller Lite for me on most days. JW Dundee Honey Brown for the celebrations.

Keep us posted!
 

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Nice project! What are the rings in the brake picture for? Also, whatcha painting... and what color?

-Joel
 

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Josh,

You're welcome and thank you for your business.

In order to install the 75mm throttle body, you'll need to port the inlet opening on the throttle body adapter. I used a CNC Makino to do the dirty work, then my Dremel to belnd and smooth it. You have to remove 6mm of material (0.236" or almost a 1/4").

Your project looks great!

Miller Lite for me on most days. JW Dundee Honey Brown for the celebrations.

Keep us posted!
Yeah I remember you telling someone that a while back, not sure how I'm going to be removing the extra material cause I don’t have a CNC Makino lying around. But thank you for your business and help over the past year or so. :D


Nice project! What are the rings in the brake picture for? Also, whatcha painting... and what color?

-Joel
Those are from the Ed brackets and rings, the rings are a spacer so the rear t-bird calipers will fit with the rotors. I want to paint the valve covers and A-train spacer an aqua teal color along with the "Allen" lettering on the cover. The calipers will be the same but powercoated.


tbirdbrain pwnz the powdercoating game.
I have a guy here in Milwaukee that I went to high school with, he has started his own business with polishing, powercoating, and LEDs. So he is going to hook me up with some good prices.

damn Josh, Looking good Bro. Wanna come over lake Michigan to see us over here? My 96 is dead right now, so we wont be doing much of anything with her right now.
Yeah I'll stop by some day! :D
 

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very nice. looks like a good project!
 

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Josh,

If you need some porting work done, let me know. I have a friend that has a machine shop that can do it for you here in Madison.
 

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Beer and Cheese
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Sounds like your gonna have a full spring ahead of you. Hmm... what should my spring project be? PI swap anyone?
I want to get it done in 8 weeks, so that is my goal.....hmmm that's a lot of beer! :D

looks good hooker...
Thanks I'm going to have to get a couple after doing all of that.
 

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on ur cobra breaks is that a hub ring for the rotors? is that needed for sure? just trying to figure out why mine is bunk
 

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on ur cobra breaks is that a hub ring for the rotors? is that needed for sure? just trying to figure out why mine is bunk
Yeah it's for the rear cobra rotors so that the thunderbird caliper will fit with the rotor. I was told I needed it.
 

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Ok, so I am way confused now, where do the rings go and what exactly are they there for?

-Joel
 
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