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    Default picked this up in December

    I always wanted a convertible, and this one was too cheap to pass up! It has every option on it, which for a Z24 'vert was only 3: auto trans, CD player and the white seats which were convertible-only. 150hp 2.4L Twin Cam FKA the "Quad 4", so even with the automatic, it's still a quick little car.
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    Current: 1986 Thunderbird, 105k 3.8/C5, 2 tone Midnight Wine/Medium Taupe, wing windows, wire wheel covers.


    Former: 1985 Cougar GS 115k Oxford White/Regatta Blue, 5.0, full console, 14" 8 hole aluminum T-Bird rims, Edelbrock valve covers.

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    Too bad there is no od gear. My buddy had several 89-93 caviliers. Not bad cars overall. Watching the door gaps open up as he drove over bumps made me rethink ever owning a convertible.
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    Too bad there is no od gear.
    No, it's a 4 speed automatic, 2.4's all had the 4 speed, it was the OHV 2.2 that had either 3 or 4 speed auto. I wish it was a 5 speed manual, but they made very few 'Verts with the 5 speed.
    Current: 1986 Thunderbird, 105k 3.8/C5, 2 tone Midnight Wine/Medium Taupe, wing windows, wire wheel covers.


    Former: 1985 Cougar GS 115k Oxford White/Regatta Blue, 5.0, full console, 14" 8 hole aluminum T-Bird rims, Edelbrock valve covers.

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    Ah, gotchya.

    I am actually quite fond of caviliers, spent most of my high school years being driven around in them when we didn't take my cougar.

    I always wanted to get a 89ish z24 hard top and do the Buick supercharged swap.
    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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    Watch the rear unibody rails. They like to return to the earth.
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    The engine cradles like to rust out too
    Current: 1986 Thunderbird, 105k 3.8/C5, 2 tone Midnight Wine/Medium Taupe, wing windows, wire wheel covers.


    Former: 1985 Cougar GS 115k Oxford White/Regatta Blue, 5.0, full console, 14" 8 hole aluminum T-Bird rims, Edelbrock valve covers.

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