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    Default Thunderbird Number 2 -1988 V6

    I found a beautiful 1988 TBird on Marketplace and going to drop $600 for it. Has new tires, and snow tires on rims included also. The car was owned by a woman who took incredible care to it. Paint is shiny and even, interior is spotless and everything works, all electric items, AC, heater, etc. Dash lights all working good and gauges are doing their jobs. This is a V6 fuel injected of course and the engine compartment is just got road dust under it. No leaking under car and dry.
    The one problem is, since it has been parked a short time the fuel pump seems to be stuck or has went out. I have replaced fuel pumps on TBirds and its not a chore at all. Simply drop tank pull pump mechanism and replace or free it up to working. Then rinse tank out and reinstall.
    I feel I am getting a great deal, even it takes a little more work to get it going, but the guy said it ran well before he parked it before it failed to start. I couldn't hear a pump noise when key was turned, so Maybe a rap with a mallet might give it a little jolt or going right to the wires with direct 12 volts to pump.
    I noticed a couple recalls also on the 88, though I think they have been completed. Just wondered what thoughts are on the 88 tbird. Hard to pass up such an immaculate car as this. Posted pics to view.Name:  2.jpg
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    Last edited by Bradmph; 09-13-2019 at 06:19 PM.
    1985 Thunderbird
    Registry Number: 56919
    Lorain, OH. #151041
    Only 811 T-Birds Followed It.
    1988 Thunderbird
    Registry Number: 80084
    Lorain, OH. #111106
    36,137 T-Birds Followed it.

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    FEP Supporter Broncojunkie's Avatar
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    Nice. I had an 87 v6 Thunderbird that I loved. It was a great car. I'd like to find another one, but they're getting hard to find in decent shape. You got a great deal on that one!
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    I would rock that thing all day and half the night!

    That is a good price. I love the cougar/birds
    Mike

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    88 Cougar 5.0

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    The sticky steering wheel was the only thing I didn't like about them lol
    79 Pace Car - 331, t5
    79 Cobra - working on 351w, t5
    86 coupe - rotbox roller
    86 coupe - working on 408w, c4
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    Well, Great news.. The original owners rolled the car off the slope it was parked on and the car started right up. I brought 5 gallons of fuel and put that in the tank and we drover her home. The car is incredible. It does have 145k miles but very well maintained. Everything works in the car and even has electric seats. I am so stoked about this car and the $600 tag that I paid.
    I already own a '85 Tbird muscle car I built and it runs perfectly and 2 other cars, but this '88 Tbird is just pretty.
    Tomorrow I will pull it into driveway and start checking fluids. It has an Optimus battery which aren't cheap. Going to go thru it with a fine tooth comb and then take it on a nice drive.
    Last edited by Bradmph; 09-15-2019 at 03:57 PM.
    1985 Thunderbird
    Registry Number: 56919
    Lorain, OH. #151041
    Only 811 T-Birds Followed It.
    1988 Thunderbird
    Registry Number: 80084
    Lorain, OH. #111106
    36,137 T-Birds Followed it.

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    600 is a no brainer. Nice pick up. Looks fantastic. Parents had a 5.0 86 Thunderbird in some shade of red when I was younger. I loved the car a lot. Dad sold it to a coworker for his son to use. Totaled shortly after. Hardly see these around ever. Have fun with it.

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    I daily drive an 86 5.0. Picked it up for $500 about two and a half years ago with 120k miles. In about 208k miles now. I've owned quite a few, my first car was an 86 5.0 cougar. I've pretty much always owned one since.

    I also have a 217k mile 88 5.0 cougar that I am working on getting road worthy. Needs a tire and it ocassionaly dies when idling hot. Think its a bad fuel pump but haven't really gotten to it.
    2 1986 cougars (both 4 eyed and 5.0)
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