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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

Annushka
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Trunk Clasp Will Not Close Trunk

Plastic around clasp anchored to trunk broke. How to fix

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ramondo
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Speedo

l want to change the digital speedometer to a regular speedo as lcant see the digital read out very well are there kits for that and what would it cost approx.

24 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
belston74
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1987 Ford Thunderbird, Condensation In Both Headlights

Can anyone tell me how to get the condensation out of my headlights and keep it out ? Thank You! Belston74

97 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
belston74
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Are The Headlight Assy Able To Be Taken Apart, Cleaned Inside And Resealed ...

Headlights are very dull and the lighting is very poor.

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belston74
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Can Anyone Give Me Information Where I Can Purchase A New Pair Of Headlight...

I need to replace the headlights on my 87 T-Bird but am unable to locate them anywhere. Any Info would greatly be appreciated. Thank You! belston74

67 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)