1956 Ford Thunderbird
1956 Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 Automatic: Excellent running and driving Thunderbird. Restored about 10 years ago, but showing only 476 miles on the restoration. A recent engine out service that including transmission and rear main seal. This is a dependable and perfectly running Thunderbird. I would not hesitate to drive it long distances.
– 312/225 HP Y-block V-8 engine– Automatic transmission
– Engine dress-up kit
– Town and Country AM radio
– Fender skirts
– Wide Whitewall radial tires
– 1956-standard continental kit
– Colonial White with Red and White Vinyl Interior
– White porthole hardtop
– Power seat
Recent mechanical work:
Idler Arm Kit
Rear springs re-arched, New front coils and KYB Shocks
Rear pinion seal replaced
Service the rear Differential and replace the gasket
New Tires- Hankook Optimum
Replace choke tube and intake gasket
Replace natural safety switch
replace the lock cylinders
replace the door weatherstripping
heater control cables and vents in dash replaced
Lube seat tracks
replace door weatherstripping
Rebuild Holly 400 4 barrel replace fuel filter
re seal the transmission.
Body: The restoration is about 10 years old. There is no evidence of rust, or rust repair. The paint appears to be a base coat clear coat, and sit shows very nice. We had the passenger side rear quarter re painted to repair a scratch and the paint is slightly more yellow. We had the doors trunk and hood removed and re installed to make sure the gaps were excellent and they are. Chrome is all very nice as is the glass.
Engine: The motor and transmission work as designed. This is a manual steering manual brake car. Both operate as designed. The engine bay is detailed properly and shows very nice.
Chassis: The undercarriage was properly restored with correct appearing over spray. Unlike many of the Thunderbirds available today this car shows correct finishes such as bare steel, chromium, and stainless. This is not a Krylon paint restoration. The car was completely dissembled for restoration. The shocks have recently been replaces with KYB Gas-a-just. I have driven this Thunderbird extensively. It tracks straight and drives as designed.
Interior: Restored to its original specification. With the exception of the clock and the radio all accessories and gauges work as designed.
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