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1986 Ford Thunderbird Overview
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Not much change was made for the 1986 Ford Thunderbird model year. There were a few minor exterior tweaks, most notably the addition of a third brake light. The most significant change was under the hood, with the 5.0 liter V-8 engine getting the added power of fuel injection. The entry-level V-6 engine and the Turbo CoupeÃ¢Â€Â™s innovative turbocharged four-cylinder remained the same for the '86 Thunderbird.
Trim offerings were the same as the previous year's, with the Heritage, FILA, Elan, and Turbo Coupe available. The interior was stylish, with a European racing feel. Ford hit a good note with its 'Aero Bird' generation: the look and feel combined the sexiness and zip of a classic sport performance car with the plush comfort of a luxury sedan. The '86 Ford Thunderbird had enough muscle to zip around highways and streets, but was streamlined enough not to be a gas guzzler: fuel economy was estimated at 24-30 mpg highway, depending on engine and model.
The 1986 Thunderbird is a good buy, if you can find one out there. Often overlooked in the hoopla that surrounded some of the following year's innovations, the '86 T-Bird is a solid performer loved by tuners and project-car junkies alike.
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Ford Thunderbird Questions
What Causes The Brake Pedal, Steering Wheel, And The Car(sometimes) Someti...
Drum in rear When coming to a stop, brakes feel like they grab then don't grab.
Any Guess To A Value Of 1986 Thunderbid, With 5.0ho, B303 Cam, Mustang 5 Sp...
1986 Ford Thunderbird White/Black interior. Original 5.0 converted to 5.0 HO with 89 pcm and intake/injectors. Mustang 5 speed with pro-5 shifter, Dynomax dual exhuast with mustang headers, interior i...
My '66 Ford Thunderbird Rh Side Main Door Window Motor Jams (see The Detail...
My '66 Ford Thunderbird RH side main door window (new) motor raises the window rapidly, but when it hits the top of the travel will hit the stops hard and jam. The motor wont then move the window down...
What Kind Of Battery Does A 1986 Ford Thunderbird Used
car does not start
Where Is The Modulator Valve Located On 1986 Ford Tbird 5.0
started to smoke for no reason thinking it may be the modulator valve. having a hard time finding it