71 thunderbird in drive it takes off slow then i have to switch it in low gear to get going good the tranny has been rebuilt it burns gas alot what could it be

Asked by Aug 06, 2015 at 08:41 AM about the 1971 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: General

i got a 71 thunderbird with a 429 motor when i put it in drive it takes off slow so i put it in
a lower gear just to get more speed im burning gas like no othe

1 Answer

5,715

Be sure the transmission oil is full and the proper type! As far a gas mileage, when it was new it didn't get 12 mpg so it should do less now with ethanol.

Your Answer

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,630
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
600 Great Deals out of 38,611 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
164 Great Deals out of 17,423 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
437 Great Deals out of 31,256 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Challenger
231 Great Deals out of 24,821 listings starting at $7,750
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
58 Great Deals out of 3,519 listings starting at $4,930
Used Dodge Charger
445 Great Deals out of 32,879 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mercury Cougar
185 listings
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 759 listings starting at $3,500
Used Porsche 911
126 Great Deals out of 5,084 listings starting at $10,947

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
71 listings starting at $7,955
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
136 listings starting at $7,777
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
171 listings starting at $7,995
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 335 listings starting at $6,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.