1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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Good Ol' Bird by stratacast94
 — My tbird is old, she's tired, needs TLC, it's hard to find special parts like headlights and stick shift knobs n such and sometimes it's easy to hate this car because when one problem is fixed, anothe... Read More
My Pride And Joy by msaspen1
 — The styling of this car was way before its time. The features this car has are amazing for the year it was built and they all work. This vehicle has only left me stranded 3 times in 25 years! There... Read More
My Most Favorite Car That I Miss The Most! by Melissa
 — While the gas mileage sucked, and it didn't do well in snow or ice because of the rear wheel drive - I LOVED this car! It was a tank! The acceleration was great, the build quality was EXCELLENT. It... Read More

1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1987 Ford Thunderbird

The 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe was that year's Motor Trend 'Car of the Year'.  Quite an honor for a model line that had looked dead in the water at the start of the '80s!  The award was certainly deserved: Ford had poured plenty of engineering know-how into their revamp of the '87 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe.  

Its 2.3 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine was now offered with the air-to-air intercooler also seen in the Ford Mustang SVO; this reengineering brought the Turbo Coupe's output up to a whopping 190 horsepower when combined with 5-speed manual transmission.  The Turbo Coupe was also available with a new 4-speed automatic transmission, with a maximum output of 150 horsepower.  In addition, the flagship Turbo Coupe came with performance extras like anti-lock disc brakes and Automatic Ride control.

The rest of the 1987 Thunderbird line got a slight shakeup in terms of its trim offerings.  The Elan model was discontinued; it was replaced by new LX and Sport models.  The Sport trim came standard with the 5.0 liter fuel-injected V-8 engine; the LX shipped with the Essex V-6.

A new swept-back aerodynamic redesign made the '87 Ford Thunderbird sleeker than ever.  With its newly flush-mounted headlights and narrower grille, the '87 T-Bird had a sharp, forward-looking appeal.  Fuel efficiency remained solid, with maximum highway mileage ranging from 24 to 30 miles per gallon.

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Ford Thunderbird Questions

felipeh
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I Have A 1987 Ford Thunderbird But It Turns Off When I Am Coming To A Stop ...

I have a 1987 Ford Thunderbird and not all the time but sometimes my engine cut's off as I'm driving the the car. What could cause this?

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Randal Huddleston
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How Can I Remove Fuel Injectors In The 1987 3.8 Liter Engine Without A Remo...

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AGood
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Where Can I Find A Drivers Side Front Sway Bar Bushing Bracket For 1987 For...

My bushing bracket is broke and the only thing thing that i can ever find on line is the bushing. I found the right part on FordPartsGiant.com's wed site but it is a discontinued part.

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eligsx
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Can I Recharge The Air Conditioner Unit With R 34 Rather Than R 12 If The U...

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strousebigmike
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Please Help

I badly need a vacuum routine diagram for a 1987 ford t-bird 5.0 EFI

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