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malacite
Journeyman

Posts: 1
From: altemonte springs, FL
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 07-27-2005 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for malacite        Reply w/Quote
hey everybody.. i've got a few questions.
my daily driver fiero is going under the knife soon to begin it's v-8 swap. that means i'll be needing a new daily driver. the salvage yard i work at has a beautiful '95 (i think) thunderbird with a new 4.6 crate motor in it. the car was a customer's who never paid. it's been leined and we have a clear title for it. it can be mine for just under $1500, and i'm considering it.

but i really don't know anyhting about ford vehicles, except that aerostars have bad trannys... but thats a story for another day.

back in '96 my father bought a '95 crown with a 4.6 and that seemed to be a pretty good car. what kind of reliability should i excpect from the 4.6bird?
is a car like this rare at all or are the 4.6s dime a dozen?
what kind of times (quarter mile/ 0- 60) do thay put down in stock trim?
are there any cheap junkyard upgrades out there for this car?
what kind of problems should i look for before buying?
and do you have any advice or information you think i need to know before making this purchise?

thanks for your help

-Malacite

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'88 Pontiac Fiero 4.9 V-8
~~~Fight Dirty~~~

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 07-27-2005 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
Im gonna say probably about 250 HP 1/4 mile time about low 15's car was ment to be more of a high class type car. nice and comfy. and for that you gain weight. cheap upgrades... are you kidding me lol it is a mustang motor, summitracing have there own section for mustangs and motors. it is different then the 5slow but parts are readaly available. best recommandation let the thing breathe better meaning intake and exhuast cut some 3 inch exhuast off a truck at the yard get a set of headers. put a cold air kit on it just to allow more air flow. without using alot of money this is what id do oh and start with a fresh tune up of ignition parts filters and fluids.

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

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