10th Jul 2002, 13:30
I purchased a 1984 t-bird with 160,000 miles. The engine had not been rebuilt, but it ran fine. The water pump started leaking as a result the engine overheated and the heads warped. This was the start of its problems. I rebuilt the engine completely heads and all. The back freeze plug blew out and the engine overheated and the heads warped again. Another 400 dollars down the drain. The aluminum heads are a bad idea. Also one of the spark pulg threaded hole stripped. Aluminum is to soft of a metal to have just a threaded hole the hole should have a steel insert that the spark plug threads into. This car has an engine designed for a person that keeps a car for less than 100,000 miles and then trades it in.
15th May 2003, 08:36
I bought a 84 Tbird 2 years ago and I love it.
About a year ago, I got a hold of a 89 Lincoln Mark VII.
I took the H.O. 302 out of it and put it in my tbird.
21st Jul 2005, 21:31
I have bought an 84 Thunder bird and it has been one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. I bought it for 500 dollars and it has had no major problems in the last year that I have owned it. It has 121,000 miles and still no problem. I would recommend this car to anyone, its luxurious, powerful, and just a beauty of a car.
3rd Sep 2009, 20:15
I had my 1984 V6 T-Bird since 1990 (came with about 65,000 miles on it) and it ran great up until about 2005 with well over 120,000 miles on it! I only had to perform slight maintenance in order to keep it running great. Absolute great & reliable car!
I gave it away to charity in 2005, as it was starting to develop problems, and I didn't want to put money in to it to get her running smoothly again. It was ALWAYS a reliable car, always easily started up even in the coldest temperatures. Will always look back fondly on this car as I owned it since I was 17 to about 32.