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In a Flurry of Feathers and Blood

Reply #1
That was an awesome video in that link
If worms had daggers, birds wouldn't f**k with 'em

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Reply #2
That's pretty cool, thanks for posting it up!
1983 Tbird with '03 Split Port V6 motor swap done! Headers, dual exhaust, 500CFM Edelbrock, 3G upgrade, Electric fan. 3.73 Gears and an FRPP Limited Slip. Five lug complete! 5-Speed conversion complete! Standalone Fuel Injection in progress...

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Reply #3
"....looked like a pagoda with wheels.....well this is what we have to do to sell it..."  :rollin:
1987 20th Anniversary Cougar, 302 "5.0" GT-40 heads (F3ZE '93 Cobra) and TMoss Ported H.O. intake, H.O. camshaft
2.5" Duals, no cats, Flowmaster 40s, Richmond 3.73s w/ Trac-Lok, maxed out Baumann shift kit, 3000 RPM Dirty Dog non-lock TC
Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
1988 Black XR7 Trick Flow top end, Tremec 3550
1988 Black XR7 Procharger P600B intercooled, Edelbrock Performer non-RPM heads, GT40 intake AOD, 13 PSI @5000 RPM. 93 octane

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Reply #4
Quote from: ZondaC12;333478
"....looked like a pagoda with wheels.....well this is what we have to do to sell it..."  :rollin:


Yeah the way I read the article, this was 1981 and they were referring to the 1980 Fox Box Bird... From the history books of the Tbird of that time they were not at all happy with the final outcome. Using an angular design, the actual original design sketches were much sleeker that the upright box they came out with. For the 1983 update they even played with the existing Box Bird to try to make it look better but they made the right choice and borrowed the aero Lincoln concept design and now we have a Bird that is timeless.

I tend to not rag on the Box Bird too much because I find such a charm in all it's awkwardness that is interesting to me...

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Reply #5
Quote from: Watchdevil;333516
the actual original design sketches were much sleeker that the upright box they came out with. For the 1983 update they even played with the existing Box Bird to try to make it look better ...


Anybody have any pics or design photos of this?  Sounds cool.
Mike

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Reply #6
Quote from: mcb82gt;333564
Anybody have any pics or design photos of this?  Sounds cool.


I do let me scan!

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Reply #7
That video was sweet.  It is pretty wild to see a brand new TC tear around corners!
'88 'bird, 10.9:1 306 w/TFS top end, forged rods/pistons, T-5 swap & bunch of other stuff, 1-family owned, had it since ‘98, 5.0tbrd88 on Instagram and YouTube

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Reply #8
Quote from: Watchdevil;333516
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I tend to not rag on the Box Bird too much because I find such a charm in all it's awkwardness that is interesting to me...

 
They're neat indeed, I'd drive the HELL out of this!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercury-Cougar-Cougar-XR-7-1980-Mercury-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ270624983183QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks 
 
But that's typical me, stock look but it scoots, loooove that all day long :D
1987 20th Anniversary Cougar, 302 "5.0" GT-40 heads (F3ZE '93 Cobra) and TMoss Ported H.O. intake, H.O. camshaft
2.5" Duals, no cats, Flowmaster 40s, Richmond 3.73s w/ Trac-Lok, maxed out Baumann shift kit, 3000 RPM Dirty Dog non-lock TC
Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
1988 Black XR7 Trick Flow top end, Tremec 3550
1988 Black XR7 Procharger P600B intercooled, Edelbrock Performer non-RPM heads, GT40 intake AOD, 13 PSI @5000 RPM. 93 octane

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Reply #9
Okay we we go...

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Reply #10
More...

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Reply #11
And more...

More rakish 1983 rendering...

Proposed sketches for the 2002 Tbird... If it looks familiar check out the 2003 Mustang Mach III show car...

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Reply #12
Interesting how the article is supposed to be all about the NEW 83 Turbo Coupe yet the video/commercial shows an 85-86 Turbo Bird.

Later, RAY
My toys:
Two 84 Turbo Coupes-twins
Two 86 Mercury Capri's-one's stock, one's NOT
93 Mustang LX 5.0-3,980 miles, 100% factory
55 Ford Customline-I6 powerhouse, waiting on a plan
95 F350 Dually-KILLER, don't ask why
94 Bronco XLT-going to be a lowered 2 wheel drive

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Reply #13
Quote from: Silver5oh;333692
Interesting how the article is supposed to be all about the NEW 83 Turbo Coupe yet the video/commercial shows an 85-86 Turbo Bird.

Later, RAY


The commercial itself is a late 1984 commercial showing off a 1985 Tbird TC. Five hole wheels came in 1985 the same year they did for the Mustang. What is interesting is that the 1985 in the commercial is using clear turn signal lamps in the bumper. 1983 was the only year they were used in production.

If you read the text during the commercial, it mentions a 1984 satisfaction survey of owner reported problems of 1981-83 models.

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Reply #14
A lot of those pictures kinda remind me of a fairmont
FOXLESS!!

1994 Lincoln Mark VIII