'63 Thunderbird Muscle D Setup

Here is the setup I used for the '63 Thunderbird in my Muscle D Comparison at the Goose Point circuit. It was good for a time of 5:46.46 . If that doesn't sound too impressive, just look at the weight - 4442 road- crushing pounds. You have to plan your braking far in advance. In general, my speeds in corners were about 10 mph slower than a Firebird Formula.

  WheelsAluminum Alloy Front & Rear
  ShocksXHD 0.40 Front & Rear
  Springs250lbs Front, 240lbs Rear
  Sway Bars280nm Front, 210nm Rear
  Traction BarsNone
  SpoilersNone (They ruin that fine TBird style!)
  Engine BlockFord 390-V8 HP
  CamshaftCrane PowerMax
  CarburetorAutolite 4100 4V 480cfm
  Connecting RodsFord HD Capscrew
  Cooling SystemUS Radiator Stock
  CrankshaftFord Stock
  Cylinder HeadFord 10.2 Wedge
  Electrical SystemFord Perf Dual Point
  Exhaust ManifoldOldfield Strip King Headers
  Intake ManifoldEdelbrock Performer
  Lubrication SystemFord Big Block Stock
  PistonsJE Wedge 0.50
  ValvetrainCrane PowerMax
  Exhaust PipesHooker Performance Dual
  Final DriveDana 60 4.1
  TransmissionBorg-Warner T-10Y
  Weight4442lbs !!!
  Torque490 lb/ft
  0-60 Time4.5 sec
  Top Speed166 mph
  Roll Rate2.5
  Understeer Bias0.19
  Goose Point Time5:46.46