FORD THUNDERBIRD - Everything You Need To Know | Up To Speed

16. Srp 2020.
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Ford Thunderbird was meant to be the Ford Motor Company's answer to the Chevy Corvette. From Square Birds to Bullet Birds to Aero Birds to Retro Birds, this American icon got bigger and bigger (literally) and even shared the same platform as the Foxbody Mustang! So take flight with James Pumphrey as we discover how it all happened and meet the people who shaped it into a National Treasure. Except this one we don’t have to steal from the Decoration of Inner Pendants!
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00:00 Introduction
Up to Speed is a weekly automotive history show about the best cars, brands, designers, drivers and influencers ever. Host James Pumphrey covers everything from the Toyota Supra to the Chevy El Camino, The VW GTI to the Subaru WRX. The origins of every car will be uncovered to get you Up to Speed!
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  • Is it weird that the best part of this video was the add

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  • I was waiting for more facts about valvoline but then realized it’s about the thunderbird. Not bad guys not bad. Also the 90’s tbird is sort of a fox body too.

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  • I think the Corvette is outselling the Thunderbird now

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  • Hey I dont know anything about round track racing and/or NASCAR, but when he said the Tbird held the 1987 Stock car speed record average of 212 mph, what does that really mean? Did the same engine offered to the public in 1987 have the ability to do the same minus the restrictions placed on all street cars engines? And yes Im really that ignorant, at least here you wont recognize me in the grocery store and laff....

    mark oshieldsmark oshieldsPrije mjesec
  • That's burnout vid is of my buddy and his restored sc tbird. That's awesome. He broke the output shaft

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  • Really enjoyed the video. While I agree that the gas crisis hurt the car, I don't think it lacked personality in the 70's, and would have at least liked to see photos of the different generations.

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  • There is a sweet build in there tho. XJ-R drive train is a plug and play drop in. They make LS coilovers, and aero bits, fit them to the thunderbird, take the top off, big wang...

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  • I said this before and I’ll say it again.... Ford you need to bring this back and crush the Corvette. Don’t bring the t-bird back as a family car bring it back as a Corvette killer.

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    • 1,000,000 in 3 years is pretty good.

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