1973 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1973 Ford Thunderbird Overview

The second of the 'Big Bird' models, the 1973 Ford Thunderbird had very few changes from the previous year. The front end had gotten a slight tweak, with a new grille (sometimes described as an 'egg crate' grille) and dual headlights. Opera windows were also offered for the first time in this model year.

The base engine for the '73 Thunderbird was a 429 cubic inch, 7.0 liter V8 engine with a 360-horsepower output. Buyers could upgrade to a 460 cubic inch, 7.5 liter V-8 if they wanted even more muscle under the hood.

The 1973 Thunderbird was a big old car, closer to a luxury limo than the zippy sports racer it had originally been meant to emulate. Some drivers complained that the '73 Ford Thunderbird was just a rebranded Lincoln Continental, and the two cars did share many features!

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What Are The Best Sites To Find 1973 Ford Thunderbird Parts?

I have a '73 Thunderbird and can't seem to find any websites that offer floor pans/footwells. Rear passenger side needs replaced, thinking of getting all new floor pans. 2-door coupe, v8 460 big blo...

Newbie Needing Help With A '73 Thunderbird

I've just purchased a 1973 Ford Thunderbird and I know nothing about classic vehicles, so I'm out of my league. The engine (7.5 L 460 V8) hasn't run in about 4 years, so I need help with figuring ou...

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The speedometer works but the odometer and trip meter does not . Does anyone know how to fix this ?

How Many 73 Birds Were Produced With The 429 Motor?

I have a chance to buy a 73 with a 429 and I wanted to see how rare they are. also what is the horsepower rating on that 429? thanks Mike

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