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Old 03-05-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Has anyone thought of this before?

I read an article in my muscle mustang and fast ford magazine and saw a RWD V8 Focus and mad me think. The new Fusion would be a great platform. Then I thought of all the custom stuff I would have to do. So I said screw it. Then the Thunderbird came into my head. The 2002-2005 Thunderbird would be a great sleeper. Does anybody know if anyone has hot roded a 2002-2005 Thunderbird or if they even make performance parts for it. Ive looked on the internet and couldn't find anything for the 3.9L V8 it has. I know the car is mainly based on the Lincoln LS which was a pretty good platform. I think that it would be some thing different and look nasty with a signature Ford tear drop hood on it.
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Re: Has anyone thought of this before?

I've thought about cars like that with v8's other than the more popular 4.6's and 5.4's.

I know the new thunderbird wasn't a huge success when compared to the older models. I think people just don't find the smaller liter v8's as appealing. People didn't like the 3.4L v8 for the 96-99 SHO's that much. I'm sure you could do something to it, I mean anything can be done if you have the resources and money, lol. I don't believe there is a huge market out there for the 3.9 v8's though.

My only issue with overhauling cars like ford fusion's is that there's too much you have to change. The car itself is just not made for rwd v8 power. The entire driveline would have to be revamped let alone find one that would fit given the fusion's dimensions, plus another slew of things that would just burn a rather large hole in your pocket.
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EFF THAT,stuff a 04 term into a fox.....instant erection.
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EFF THAT,stuff a 04 term into a fox.....instant erection.
LOL! I was thinking that only into my 2008... but even that is too much work.

I think dropping a big v8 into a thunderbird would be awesome, that thing is pretty small and light and they look awesome, pretty rare too. Mustangs are bad *** but there's millions of them everywhere lol
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My only issue with overhauling cars like ford fusion's is that there's too much you have to change. The car itself is just not made for rwd v8 power. The entire driveline would have to be revamped let alone find one that would fit given the fusion's dimensions, plus another slew of things that would just burn a rather large hole in your pocket.
Yeah that is why I ruled out that. I still want to, but I think it will be just a massive headache.
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