1988 UGLY T-Bird bracket race car - Ugly FUN! 302 engine/AOD trans/4.57 gears

1988 Ford Thunderbird Sport

Technical specifications of Ford Thunderbird 1988

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Item location: Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
SubModel: Coupe
Type: Coupe
Trim: Sport
Year: 1988
Mileage: 160,000
VIN: 1fabp61f1jh116312
Color: White
Engine size: 302
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1988 Ford T-Bird bracket 302 engine race car.

This car can still be safely street driven. It'sUGLY but fun. It ran consistent 10.80's @62 MPHin stock form (1/8th mile) with street tires and 2.73 gears, and we drove it to the track (45 miles).We removed a bunch of weight and then ran consistent 10.40's @ 65 MPH with 2.73 gears and a closed exhaust, again driven to the track.I installed a new set of 4.57 Motive Gears and a posi-traction unit. We went back to the track with street tires and full exhaust, againdriving it there. It spun better than half way down the track, ran 10.42 at just under 70 mph. There was no use making another run. With parts provided with purchase (check below) the 'Bird should easily be in the mid 9's andconsistent.Just tires and traction should accomplish that.

The car comes with a set of Center Line 15x3.5 front wheels (4 lug and not on car)which need tires. A set of 15X8 Center Line rear rims with used M/T Street radial drag tires, also not on car. The M/T tires would be fine for a short period of time at the track but not on the street. Also I have the proper lug nuts with the wheels.Plus aset of 9" Hoosier slicks also, not mounted. AnAuto Gage tach, mounted on driver's pillar. A set of shorty headers, not installed. A NEW manual steering rack with the proper rag joint. An extra intake manifold and another set of factory injectors. There are some other pieces including another computer.

The entire interior is complete with an electric, lumbar support, driver seat, electric windows and radio, all work. TheA/C and Power steering aredisabled, butthe NEW manual steering rack is included.

This is an extremely CHEAP entry car which should be consistent and COMPETITIVE in Street Eliminator (no box) racing. The trans is an AOD which snaps your neck on shifts. We made all runs in the drive position (it shifted by itself) which was part of the consistency.

LOOKS DON'T WIN RACES! Driver and consistency DO.

There are a lot of SALEABLE parts included in this package.

It was originally gotten to be a project with my grandson and me. He liked driving but lacked the ambition to work on it. I am, these days, unable to do much physically, so installation of parts or disassembling this car and piecing it out is beyond me. Buy this at a fair, cheap, price and have some fun. If you're looking to have fun and not interested in looks this may be for you. Maybe you have a teen age child or grandchild interested in trying the Drag Race sport this could be a cheap optionfor you. It could be cleaned up.

The car could easily be pieced out (seats, interior, radio window motors etc) but I am unable to do such work. Any question? Just ask or text me @ 239-994-9212 and I will return a call.

A low investment, so feel free to contact me with a reasonable offer OR purchase it to disassemble and sell off the parts.

Thanks for looking! Text for further info @ 239-994-9212

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