Cad-T-Bird for sale, $5,000 Olympia WA

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  1. Ted in Olympia

    Ted in Olympia Well-Known Member

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    I got it running pretty good today and if the seat belts were re-certified it would be ready for the track. First youtube is it running today and the second is from the last time I had it at Portland several years ago.



     

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    "Folks" this a steal of a price!
     
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    Zaper, those were my exact thoughts!!

    Ted, that puppy sounds soooo sweet and it moves out like nobody's business! You did a fine job with that car.

    bro. d
     
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    Ted in Olympia Well-Known Member

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    I just went through the list and put realistic used prices on them if I parted it out. I came up with $7,485 and I know there are lots of small parts that I forgot. It would be a shame but I bet this is what happens to the car.

    The best offer I received so far is $3,500 and not one person has come out and looked it in person.
     
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    I think many who get into these engines don't realize what it take to build one of these engines.
    And, much less a fantastic running car!
    Sure wish I had the "Coin" and you were closer...
     
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    Ted,

    Just wondering a few things:
    There was time of 2.16 shown on your dragstrip run. Was that your 60 foot time?
    What is the interior of the T-Bird like?
    Can the car still be a daily driver or is it now a "strip only" ride?
    Tires and wheels???

    Thanks,

    bro. d
     
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    Ted in Olympia Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what the 2.16 is? I looked up my 60 ft on that run and it was 1.645, my best. Most of my 60 ft are in the 1.88 area.

    The interior is good imo, it still has carpet but no pad, the seats are racing seats but comfortable, no cracks in dash and still stock, no back seat but you can get back there anyway with the roll bar, good headliner. The power windows and mirrors still work. I did not hook up water to the heat system so the heater is there but does not work.

    Depends on what you call a daily driver? Terrible gas mileage, manual steering and brakes, 248@.050 cam does not make a good idle.

    The engine is still a 10 to one compression so it will run on pump gas no problem. If it had a smaller cam, edelbrock intake, and street carb with choke it would help for street use. The seat belt could be changed to stock on the driver's side (don't know where it went). The roll bar has swing outs on both sides so it pretty easy to get into. The gear ratio is pretty friendly 3.55.

    The rear tires on it now are street legal nittos and I have a set of street tires on wheels for the front. For the track you can use the nittos or I have a set of mounted 10.5 slicks for the rear and tall race tires for the front.

    I ran the same time for the nittos and the slicks and I felt more safe with the nittos.
     
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    You shamed me and I gave the interior a quick cleaning
     

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    I sure like loading pictures now, much better than when I ran the forum.
     
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    Thanks Ted.

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    Ted in Olympia Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I sold the roller so now the engine, transmission, headers, and exhaust are for sale for $3,500 or best offer. Not sure if the headers would fit a deville or not but a 77-79 DeVille would be a great home for this?
     
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