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PostSubject: The 4 door finally sees daylight again.   Sat May 01, 2010 8:14 am

I had to move the 4 door so I could get the T-Bird in the garage and pull the engine out of it, so I put my buddys rear axle that was hanging around under the car, put on my southside bars and one stock upper control arm, and just slid the bolts on. Even with just the stock steelies on it, it is nice to see it on 4 wheels again.

If you look closely in this pic you can also see something that has not been seen in my garage for almost a year now(Not a broom lol, I know its pretty messy in there, but I am doing a big clean asap) . My rear end! I finally got it back. I didnt take any close up pics for some reason but I will be tomorow. I also got the axles and the spool, along with 4:10 gears, a Comp engineering 8 point cage, a B&M line lock, as well as a install kit for the spool. Stay tuned for pics of those goodies.

I also got the engine pulled as you would guess. The T-Bird has gone to the big drag-strip in the sky, and I have already stripped the engine down, pulled the heads and cam, swapped the E6 heads for E7's and installed a HO cam along with a new double roller timing chain. Tonight I will be installing the oil pan again and finishing up on the de-greasing. Then hopefully paint.

After I got the heads torqued down and the timing cover on I wanted to see how it would look so I put the intake on, and valve covers.

Thanks for looking, Hopefully I'll have more pics later.
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PostSubject: Re: The 4 door finally sees daylight again.   Tue May 04, 2010 4:41 pm

Well I got a bit busy on Sunday removing my bench seat, and replacing it with buckets(I will have pics up later) so I didnt get anything done to the engine, but I felt like getting it done today so I tapped it up, cleaned up the remainder of the rust, and grease, then painted it. I think it came out alright, its just supposed to be a Daily driver so I dont want to go crazy. I also want to get some nice aluminum valve covers so I didn't spend to much time on the stockers.

I took some of the rear end too, I still have to weld the southside plates on to it so I haven't painted the bare metal parts yet, so they have got a bit of surface rust on them. I like how it looks with the beefier 9" ends on it, and the axles are massive in comparison to the stockers.

I need to buy a water pump, engine mounts and a tranny mount then I can finally get the 5l in the wagon. That will be a wonderful day.... Cool
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