I have a newer 3000lb ultralight travel trailer. I seriously want to purchase a 1969 thunderbird coupe and set it up to haul. I understand the tbird has a 5000lb capacity, but my mechanic friend is saying something about the compression with today's gas likely to destroy the engine? Any input? thanks, Tom


Asked by Jan 15, 2016 at 11:39 AM about the 1969 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: General

the car has the 429, is generally in decent condition, needs a tuneup and
probably new hoses, belts, etc. If the compression issue is moot, then ooking
for a welded on tow bar, and anything else that might be needed?

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If your engine pings on unleaded then use an octane booster. You will need a trailer hookup for the trailer taillights and if your trailer has brakes then you will need a brake controller installed. Make sure the engine cooling system is in good shape. Do the tune up but you know that.

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