1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod “Coyo-T-Bird” Final Video Feature V8TV

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop recently completed a modern, fuel injected Ford 5.0 Coyote V8 swap into a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. Now, the restomod Thunderbird runs much stronger and is more reliable thanks to the Ford Performance 5.0 Coyote V8 engine swap and 5-speed manual transmission. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop conversion also included installing a custom mandrel bent Magnaflow exhaust system and high-pressure fuel system to run the Coyote engine.

This 1955 Ford Thunderbird now features a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmission and a hydraulic clutch from Modern Driveline.

The V8 Speed team also upgraded the interior with the new gauges and a Vintage Air A/C system.

The Ford Racing Coyote V8 engine is a 5.0 liter, all-aluminum, dual overhead cam electronically fuel injected V8 engine similar to what is found in new Ford Mustangs. The factory rating is 430 HP, but this retrofit installation features a bit more thanks to the free-flowing fabricated aluminum intake manifold and the less restrictive Magnaflow mufflers and custom built, mandrel bent exhaust system.

The steering system was improved with a Flaming River power steering rack and pinion conversion, and the brakes were upgraded with a hydraulic brake booster system from Hydratech braking. The 1955 Thunderbird now features 4 wheel disc brakes, and Rocket Racing wheels.

We invite you to contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop anytime at 314.783.8325 for a Coyote swap or restoration for your classic car, truck, or muscle car.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Modifications at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

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