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    but it was an ugly, wannabe sports car looking high tech.. 'thing'
    ...Which is probably what the original owner of a Stutz Bearcat or Cord 810 would have said about a '68 Chevelle, or '64 GTO, or '69 Torino, or '68 Charger, etc had they shown such a "concept" at the 1929 auto shows...
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    this thing takes the cake on ugliest thing i've ever seen.. some people may think it's 'cool' or 'neat'.. but i see no appeal what-so-ever

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    or, you could get a gear splitter, giving you 3 overdrive gears, or switch to a higher gear. Just because you can't get good mileage out of a car doesn't mean no one can.

    If you remember right, our cougars and birds were cutting edge and thinking outside the box when they came out.
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    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    or, you could get a gear splitter, giving you 3 overdrive gears, or switch to a higher gear. Just because you can't get good mileage out of a car doesn't mean no one can.

    If you remember right, our cougars and birds were cutting edge and thinking outside the box when they came out.
    the mileage isn't a concern, so a gear splitter would be a complete waste of my money. that i could be spending on something i actually do want.. likke putting it towards a lemco for my black car .. the car is all about power, nothing else.. i don't even care how it takes corners, it's built to go balls to the wall in a straight line.. it's mainly a streetable race car with a full interior
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    To me, streetable means you could drive it on the freeway without doing 50 or blowing up the motor, in most places, pass emissions. A race car you can drive on the street is much different from a streetable car.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    she passed emissions .. LEGALLY! i can do 65 on the highway, but i don't like cruising with the RPM's above 3k.. but that's not an issue, as the car doesn't see the highway, ever.. never will, as i will never let the car go.. there's too much blood, sweat and tears of joy wrapped into the car to ever let someone else even drive it.. plus it's the first car i've ever owned that went under 10.0, so it's sentimental value in a dollar amount is more than bill gates could afford.. it's my baby

    but it's very streetable, or else i would have made a couple changes including gearing and psi to make it that way
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    Every streetable car I have seen people drove for hours straight on the freeway. Maybe that's why people are buying the newer "retro" cars that get good gas mileage. They musy actually own newer cars to drive them.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
    1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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    i could, but i won't.. no need to
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    I don't really see the point. 247hp for a 3600 lbs car, undoubtedly with small low end torque sounds like a poor performer and a waste of effort to me. 300 hp and 30mpg sounds like a tough combo to beat. The 247hp would have to be around 38mpg and $5k less to draw away from the current base model, and I don't see that happening.

    Edit- in retrospect, this has to be a replacement for the 3.7L with a ~300+hp Ecoboost four cylinder with 35mpg and about 100lbs less curb weight. No way they are keeping both. They will soon learn that with the Explorer.
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    Its just like back in the 80's with the 4 cylinder turbo, v-6 and v-8 in the cougarbirds.

    Honestly, I think the i-4 is to perform in other car classes. For some reason kids are inlove with turbo 4's.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
    1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
    lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

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