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Post  gmsmkr on July 25th 2015, 11:43 am

Butterbean made his first pass in the thunderbird Fri night.

scj headed 464 3800 pound thunderbird.... off the trailer no tunning or nothing

Watch "July 25, 2015" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/C32Jzbyqhok

Sorry for the crappy video
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Post  bruno on July 25th 2015, 1:05 pm

nice pass !!! is that smoke or fluids exiting the vehicle ....cannot tell
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Post  gmsmkr on July 25th 2015, 2:03 pm

I think it's evac system the valve covers don't have a baffle in them Shocked it will soon be fixed this was the first pass on new motor still some bugs to work out...

It went 6.7s with a 1.4 short with a converter not set up right or the carb she runs on E85
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Post  whitefield on July 25th 2015, 6:24 pm

Looking good ! Cool
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Post  maverick on July 25th 2015, 6:28 pm

cheers Put that 'Bird on a diet and flog it. Cool

Nice meeting the beanster yesterday.

Roy, while you're fixing the evac deal don't forget that vacuum pump.Wink ,,,,,then drag that thing back up here and make some laps.
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Post  514F-1 on July 25th 2015, 9:06 pm

Glad to see Butterbean getting some passes in! I know he's been working hard for quite a while on the car. Congrats Bean, looking forward to seeing you at Bradenton soon!! bounce
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Post  69F100 on July 25th 2015, 10:33 pm

Congrats Bean
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Post  BigRigTech on July 25th 2015, 10:36 pm

looks good. Wink
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Post  bigblock t-bird on July 25th 2015, 11:58 pm

alien Good to see the Bird back and running again. Steve

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Post  bbf-falcon on July 26th 2015, 7:47 am

Nice pass Bean.Had no clue those things were that heavy Shocked

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Post  yellowhorse7 on July 26th 2015, 8:11 am

Congrats!

Work on the rear shocks....that'll help to get rid of that bounce
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Post  maverick on July 26th 2015, 9:49 am

bbf-falcon wrote:Nice pass Bean.Had no clue those things were that heavy Shocked

Um-m-m....Roy adds a pound or two. As Lem would say, "That boy's full growed." Laughing

The 'Bean will soon be seen at tracks all over FL...and maybe 'Bama too.
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Post  butterbean on July 26th 2015, 2:46 pm

Thanks everybody for the kind words its been a long time coming, that was my first pass sense 03-2011 and a little rusty but it came back quickly, we had worked on the car most of the week on the role bar and other odds and ends and did not have enough time to adjust valves or timing and jet carb, its still all the same from when I put the engine back into it, so I set the 2 step at 3600 and shift at 6600, it has a old pontiac 8" converter that I had laying around and the T-400 tranny, all the chassic settings are where Steve4570 had left it so I'm really happy how it ran for shake down passes and lifting before the MPH stripe, yes I'm FULL GROWN so my 370 pound azz don't help the weight of the already heavy Bird, it had a 1.489 60' and went 6.741 @ 101.72 lifting a tad early so I wanna say thanks to Gmsmkr (Mike) for all the help and the hospitality while in Alabama we had a really cool week, and it was nice meeting Mavrick and I will be coming back to race with y'all in Bama, on a side note one of my good friends Rob Reynolds is hosting a 5000. to win top and bottom bulb race at SGMP in Jan-2016 so if anybody wants to try to win the 5G come race with us, it may be cold but 5G will make the drive home nice.
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Post  t-bird racer on July 26th 2015, 7:27 pm

Congrats Bean!!!! make some laps.
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Post  FalconEh on July 27th 2015, 8:34 pm

Congrats Bean, glad you shook off the rust, the Bird looks/sounds good now get up on that tune cheers
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Post  Moodyblues on July 28th 2015, 10:28 pm

Congrats Bean!!!!
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Post  70429scj on August 8th 2015, 4:14 pm

just as a idea my 88 bird with a 408w and c4 weighs 2998 with me in it 3245 the only thing taken out of the car was pass seat heater core and box and windshield wiper stuff. so a 600pd difference wow.
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Post  supervel45 on August 8th 2015, 6:39 pm

I am glad to see you got it going and made it out to the track, it's been a long time coming.

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Post  butterbean on August 8th 2015, 6:41 pm

yes it has and thanks, my car has power window's and mirrors, all the dash is there and everything works, only fiberglass is the hood and I'm 375 lbs
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Post  Coupe Devil on August 9th 2015, 8:18 am

This has me convinced that the power in these engines is in the heads, cam setup. I KNOW my car isn't as heavy. I KNOW I have 80+ cubic inches over the bird and I KNOW mine wont be as quick first pass out with Dove heads and a baby cam. I gotta find me a deal on a set of heads, have a cam done then change the convertor.
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Post  70429scj on August 10th 2015, 12:32 pm

mine is the same way factory dash radio equalizer power windows consal still intach along with factory wiring harness ran a separate fusebox and harness to convert to drag car. with only 31,000 miles on it I don't have the heart to cut it up. my new weight reduction plan driver replacement. interesting the weight differance of a small bock to big block.
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