Last edited by Roscobbc; 06-03-2011 at 17:12.
Just back from a mates house. He of alll knowledge. I had a peek at the 64 yearbook and it seems the 427 is different in only the cross bolt block as suggested before so I will have a look this week.
I am not sure about the lights, to be honest I wasnt ooking when I drove it onto the trailer, mainly due to the siezed gear change that pops the car into park when you turn left then reverse when you turn right!
I have bouhg t acarb and rebuild kit for it from Mark on here (if it ever turns up, come on Mark! LOL) he was under the impression he was selling a carb for a 427 that was out of a Tbird and engine mounts for 427 are for sale all over so I am supprised that its such a rare thing.
Ime glad i fell upon this readup very informative i have a 1963 ford 427 fe fitted in my amc and as ime a chevy guy its nice to read some info on them
My old 65 tbird - owned it for 13 years
and yes 17" rims will fit ok
64's didnt have the sequential rear lights - I had to fit the electronic version to get mine to work correctly
If you do have a genuine 427 Thunderbird (If you do it's worth a fortune) a quick clue would be the equipment on the car. I'd assume that these were built without power options, no AC, no power windows, locks, etc. Also, from what I recall, without documentation they're very very tough if not impossible to prove authentic. I also remember that one that I DID see had what they called "export suspension" on it. Stiffer springs, heavy duty shocks, I think stiffer roll bars, etc.
Cornishtiger - fingers crossed you have one, but as said earlier its doubtful. As far as I'm aware '64's were only offered the 300bhp 390CI. The tri power 340bhp was dropped mid '63.
There was one 427 sneeked through however - Vintage Thunderbird Club International :: View topic - Tasca 427 Thunderbird...
They will know for sure on that forum or you could try 332-428 Ford FE Engine Forum
'62 Ford Thunderbird
'81 Datsun Bluebird SSS Turbo
'81 Datsun Bluebird SSS
Well its a 1970 amc javelin with a 1963 427 fe 4v motor fitted just bought a set of mustang fe headers and hopeing they will fit as it wil make manufacturing the exhaust,s much easyer .I am in the middle of fitting a disc setup on the front to change it from drum,s then ile fitt the headers and going 2.5 inch stainless with 2 boms so should make some noise .Seem to strugle to upload pictures but will try so if they dont work ile try again .The only thing is with the amc taking all my spare time my 69 charger and my no1 72 chevelle [going to be supercharged ] are getting neglectid .Many people keep telling me to pull the motor and sell it but the car looks so nice i think it will perform q
quite well in a straight line
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