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Old 09-12-2007, 02:59 AM   #1
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Any Bonny Drivers In Here Ever Compete With At-bird? I Ask Because Those Guys Always Seem Obliviously Confident And It Kinda Irks Me Not Knowing.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:30 AM   #2
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Lol... yeah, I have a few runs against a T-Bird under my belt. We'll let the owner chime in with more details.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:14 AM   #3
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LOL...

I suppose it would depend on which motor you are trying to compete against. Overall the T-bird isn't what I'd call a very fast car. However with a few things..they should be able to give you a good run.

Meanwhile..I'm not sure about stereotyping T Birds.. I haven't come across many problem childern in the NE with T Birds. And one of our Ford guys here has a bird... not sure how he is on the road...but he'* a heck of a guy when he'* posting.
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A friend of mine'* 94 TBird Supercoupe is about equal with my SSE off the line, but gains slowly after that, so I'm sure an SSEi would stomp it in a stock to stock race.
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It depends on the engine, trans, and gear ratio given from the factory. Is it bone stock? 3.8 N/A? Supercharged? The */C guys can become fast relatively easily.

SCCOA.com has a list of super coupes running anywhere from 16.2 to 10.6 in the 1/4 mi. Most being low 15'* and high 14'*(mods unknown). Stock 4.6L run anywher from about 15.5 to 17, depending on the driver of course(96 and 97'* were on the lower end). We won't even bother mentioning the N/A 3.8L. You could run a push mower down the 1/4 faster.... When I tangled with a certain 97 Bonneville SE, it seemed pretty neck and neck. Then he modded (only a little) and started outrunning me in a hurry. Even though I was chipped and had a higher stall converter. No he'* cammed and I can't hold a candle to him.

It'* a 3600+ sled with a fairly long wheel base. They are not fast until you make them fast.

P.*. I'm an ******* on the road. I drive the speed limit and will sometimes make it hard for you to get around me. I also don't take kindly to people riding my *** because they think they need to arrive at their destination 5 seconds sooner than they would driving the speed limit.

P.*.*. Boosty, I can only *** u me you're talking about me. I'm flattered
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P.*. I'm an A$$**** on the road. I drive the speed limit and will sometimes make it hard for you to get around me. I also don't take kindly to people riding my A$$ because they think they need to arrive at their destination 5 seconds sooner than they would driving the speed limit.
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Thats the cause of road rage imho..
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... Heh, This Place Is A Lot Of Fun. I Think Now I Wont Be So Ready To Just Watch Them Go By. Seems Like Its Mostly Dependant On The Driver.
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ok it depends on everything with the car, v6, v8, 4.6/5.0 sc, na
my buddies 95 with the 4.6 sohc (then) was putting down around 15.5'*, this was with a chip, 3.73'* our "custom" cold air intake set up.
the 3.8 is a dog (unless supercharged) small little 6 in a big heavy car
the 3.8 SC is a quick car for stock (supposedly) mid to high 14'*
the 5.0 (if stock) is only around 150hp also in a heavy car
the 4.6 in the 94-95 is a "basterdised" crown vic 4.6 still only around 180hp
the 96-97 4.6 is a version of the mustang eng doing around 200 hp

the key to telling what year is the front bumper, if the hood comes all the way down and the bird is on the hood, its a 91-93 if its a v6 no prob, ifs a stock v8 its the 5.0 (both are slow in stock form). if the grill has a rectangle slot with the bird inside and "teardrop" vents under the headlights thats the 94-95, v6 again SLOW, v8 ok but not breathtaking, if the grill is shaped around the bird and there are to oval/rectangle slots under the headlights, then its a 96-97 these if v8 are ok high 15'*
so hell race it and see
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I have a bit of a clash with the output numbers on the 4.6L'* but that'* neither here nor now(205 at the crank 94-95 and 215 at the crank 96-97).

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Looks like I was a touch off on the 96-97'*. I knew the composite intake gained them an increase in torque, thought they picked up a little horsepower too. My mistake!
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I think the 1988 Turbo Thunderbird is great. Wish I could find one around here.
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