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G heads pocket ported, 57 intake modified, ports matched intake exhaust, 2” intake 1.6 exhaust. Holly 600 dbl pumper manual choke Clay Smith Y cam advanced 2 degrees. Mallory duelpoint distributor and coil.  36 degrees all in. Rocker Arm Specialist 1.62 special rockers
T-85 w/od  Ford 8” posi 3:71 gears, Traction Masters. 
Runs out great but slight ping at high RPM WOT. Me thinks maybe slightly tighter dizzy springs 

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What are your cam specs? Why did you replace original 9" axle with an 8"?
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Sorry. I saw 57 manifold and thought 57 car. I know 9" not available until 57.
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Sweet setup. 54 is much lighter than a 57 so it should run great. I'd try setting the initial timing back a bit. Might also have the distributor curve checked by someone with a distributor machine who knows what he is doing. The springs may do the trick but I like to know exactly whats going on with the advance curve. Always love the T Bird valve covers. 
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Looks really nice, should be a great combination. I ran the traction masters on the bird for years. Those guys knew their stuff.

Any chance of get some pic of the whole car? Finished or not.

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Miker, did you use a rear sway bar with the Traction Masters?
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Yes, one of the tbird supplier ones. I don't remember which, but one of the major ones (Hills, Concours, Larry's ?)

They were real "Traction Masters" from the 60's. I called them up and they still had the drawings, took a bit to get them. Welded frame brackets. Worked good with the sway bar. The car now has a triangulated 4 bar with coils overs. Wouldn't do that again, little improvement for a lot of money. One more of those things where I learned more and it cost less than going to college.

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Nice!!  I am curious as to how you like the double pumper carburetor?  I have always run vacuum secondary carbs. Any dead spots or response issues?


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Thanks for the interest. Real Traction Masters, they are still supplying them. I think $150.  No sway bar yet. 
Clay Smith Cam: Grind C-284-8-B. Duration I&E @.050 236 Lift .462 Intake Opens 34 Closes 70. Ex. Opens 70 Closes 34

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