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1970 Ford Thunderbird Overview
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The 1970 Ford Thunderbird was the next-to-last of the 'Glamour Bird' model years, before the 1972 redesign made the sleek muscle car bigger and bulkier. Changes for the 1970 model year were minimal.
A front-end redesign was the most significant cosmetic tweak to happen to the T-Bird between 1969 and 1970; a little origami to the grille made for a distinctive 'v-shaped' front end. The combination of the recessed headlights and the v-grille gave the '70 Thunderbird a look all its own.
Under the hood, the '70 Ford Thunderbird was a performance powerhouse, with a 7.0 liter V-8 engine that delivered 360 horsepower, and accelerated from zero to 60 in just 9 seconds. Drag racers loved it!
Hindsight is 20/20, and today we love this classic car. At the time, though, Ford didn't quite know how to sell its 'Glamor Bird'. The 1970 Thunderbird was available as either a two-door or four-door model, but the four-door version never caught on (perhaps the back-opening 'suicide doors' didn't help the TBird pass itself off as a family sedan?)
You'll still find plenty of these out there, but you're more likely to see them at a car show than on the streets (at least in the US; there are some wonderful old Thunderbirds still going strong over in Cuba). Anybody who's lucky enough to get their hands on one of these has a project car that most of us can only dream of.
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Transmission Leak At Shift Leakage. How Easy Of Fix And Parts Needed.
Ok so my trans on my 70 third is leaking around a quart or so every 3-4 days. Looks like it could be coming from the shifter leakage on the trans itself. I've tighten the pan, so don't think that's...
70 Thunderbird Rear Windows Wont Roll Down.
My rear windows won't roll down on my 2 door 70 Thunderbird. Please forum explain how to fix or what is causing this to happen. I hear the motor and a clicking sound when pressing window roll down but...
Where Is The Blower Motor (heater) For A 1970 Ford Thunderbird Located
when I turn on my heater the motor makes an bad sound