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Damon's 1986 Thunderbird Base

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Owner *: Damon
Model *: Thunderbird Base
Engine *: 5.0L V8 (302cid)
Transmission *: AOD 4-speed Automatic OD
Year Purchased: 2003
State/Province: Louisiana
Country: US
This is my 1986 Ford Thunderbird. It is painted Bright Blue w/ a Black-out Turbo Coupe hood. It also has a Turbo Coupe front bumper. It gets its power from a 150hp 5.0L EFI V8, which has been pumped up to about 163hp with the Heddman headers, full 2 1/2 exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, homemade cool air intake, Ford Racing plug wires with an MSD coil, cap and rotor. It puts the power down through a AOD 4-speed w/ a PA Valve Body and a 8.8 limited slip rear end with 2.73 gears. The interior is basiclly stock with a few upgrades, like a set of Sunpro gauges. I have FRPP SN-95 Mustang springs with KYB GR-2 struts and MM caster/camber plates, other than that the rest of the suspension is stock. The brakes are stock 10' front discs and 9' rear drums but are new. It currently has 16' Pony rims (painted black) with 245/50/ZR16 Kumho 712 tires. I bought the car in July 2003 with 129k miles, I have 155k miles now. I also race the vehicle, I drag race and autocross my car and have had some success with it. My best E/T to date is a 15.8 @ 88 mph at Gulfport Dragway back in April 2004. I love this car and look forward to going further in modifing it.

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Future Plans:
5.0L HO Conversion (tranplanting 5.0L Explorer Motor), Upgrade Supension (Stiffer Shocks, bigger sway bars, extra chassie bracing), 11' Front Brake Upgrade and maybe rear disc conversion, Rebuild Diff. and install 3.73 gears, Upgrade Interior with racing seats for AutoX, Install new sound system, maybe more..................