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    Fun video about the boxy birds! I didn't even know about some of the gizmos you could get on them!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojydLjTact4
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI T-5 (Mustang LWB)
    '17 Ford Transit Connect Titanium LWB
    '14 Ford Fusion SE Manual

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    Really neat old rides aren't they? I wonder how many anniversary or heritage coupes are still around. I sure haven't seen any at a car show in any condition in years.

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    I've seen one around the local scene here, but haven't gotten a chance to track down the owner yet. They do look very Fox-y and if you like Foxes, how can you not like them? And their rarity, even compared to F/Zs these days, makes them even more appealing to me!
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI T-5 (Mustang LWB)
    '17 Ford Transit Connect Titanium LWB
    '14 Ford Fusion SE Manual

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    I want the 255 crank and 2.26 gear ratio out of one. 18lbs lighter crank that bolts in and a 75mph idle speed would make a killer freeway cruiser.
    2 1986 cougars (both 4 eyed and 5.0)
    1 1987 cougar

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    I know a lot of people really hate this generation of Thunderbird and Cougar, but I don't think they look too bad. It was jaw dropping to hear that their volume had dropped over 85% from 1979 to 1982. That is crazy. I know there were other factors, but this car definitely missed the mark in terms of sales.
    '89 XR-7 5 Speed
    '95 SC 5 Speed
    '91 Crown Vic P72 351W
    '95 Saturn SW2
    '85 Ford LTD Squire

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    And the 83 sold almost as many cars its first late release model year then they did through out 80-82.

    It was the same chassis, same interior and same brakes. The outside just looked dated.
    2 1986 cougars (both 4 eyed and 5.0)
    1 1987 cougar

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