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You Have To Drive It Or Even Better Own One by wuzzupwiu
 — overall i like everything about this car except for the hydro-wipe system.itis the only thing that has given me problems.the 427thunder-jet engine is a real performer. i like that ford had retained th... Read More
More To Come by gravygut
 — I just got my T-Bird and have started diging in on the project. A sleek black ride w/ gobs of horse power is the goal. Read More
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1971 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1971 Ford Thunderbird

The 1971 Ford Thunderbird was the last of the 'Glamor Bird' models, nicknamed for their sleek, stylish lines.  Very few changes were made to the design, except for a slight toning down of the 1970 TBird's pointy v-grille.  

This classic performance car looks so gorgeous to us today that it's hard to imagine why Ford felt the need to redesign it.  However, it wasn't necessarily the easiest sell at the time.  Ford wasn't quite sure how to position the T-Bird: was it a muscle car?  A sports car?  Or was it a suburban sedan?  

Under the hood, there was no question.  With its 7.0 liter V-8 engine putting out 360 horsepower, the '71 Ford Thunderbird was muscle all the way.  Quick acceleration and ease of handling made the '71 Thunderbird a street racer's favorite, and plenty of them made their way to stock tracks as well.

The 1971 Thunderbird was the last of an era. If you can find one out there, you've got a project for life (not to mention the envy of everyone you know).  Is it wrong to have a crush on a machine?  Not if it's a Thunderbird!


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71 Thunderbird In Drive It Takes Off Slow Then I Have To Switch It In Low G...

i got a 71 thunderbird with a 429 motor when i put it in drive it takes off slow so i put it in a lower gear just to get more speed im burning gas like no othe

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Why Does My 1971 Thunderbird Have No Electrical Power?

I turn the key and get nothing: no accessories and the starter motor does not turn. I cleaned the battery terminals and replaced the ignition switch on the steering column. The headlight switch ha...

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Value Of My 71 Thunderbird

Hi there, i have a 1970 thunderbird GT fastback in London- UK and also own a 1971 Thunderbird 2 Door Landau on the Island of Cyprus. As far as i am aware there are only five 70-71 T-Birds in existance...

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I Am Looking For A 1969 To 1971 Thunderbird Coupe. No Rust And I Would Pre...

I am looking for a 2 door Thunderbird couple. Model years 1969 to 1971. I would prefer one in very good to excellent condition, and with lower mileage. Please send me your information to my email a...

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What Are The Sizes Of The Bolts Used To Mount The Starter In A 1971 Ford Th...

I have missing starter bolts on car I just bought to restore cant find the answer any where the engine is a429 thunder jet v4

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