Introducing the “CoyoTBird” – a 1955 Ford Thunderbird being built in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is being retrofitted with a new 412 HP Ford Racing 5.0 Coyote crate engine, backed by a Richmond 6 speed manual transmission to give this old ‘Bird new wings. We’re also adding a power rack & pinion steering system from Flaming River, a Hydratech hydroboost brake system, and more. Follow the build to see the transformation on V8TV!
The T-Bird had just been painted, but there was still much to do to reassemble the car.
The interior was partially assembled, but many details were not addressed.
Under the hood, the T-Bird had a 460 cubic-inch Ford crate engine, but again, the parts were already painted before the install was “figured out.” Much of this car had seemed to be built in the wrong order.