After a year of waiting, I finally got this 70 Bird for free. 49K miles, but the exterior is trashed from sitting outside for 20 years. I have spent the last 4 weekends patching rodent eaten wires, replacing a blown up starter, scrounging tires and wheels, and finally wiiring toggle switches and push buttons to get it running. Believe it or not, this is a 1 owner car. The orig owner had the Ford dealership in town, and bought this new in 69, drove it approx 4 years, then bought a new Lincoln and just left this sitting since then. I even have the original title. Drove it home today, bout 2 miles-damn this beast has some cojones!!! Now it can sit the rest of the winter, till the snow melts and I can start on the body work and exhaust. I know it has the wrong nameplate, but its still cool. BTW, that 429 engine has 10.5 comp ratio factory and was rated at 360 horses, and 480 FtLbs of toeque!!! For those who are Ford savvy, it has the D0VE heads and block.