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    All 2002-2005 Thunderbirds were equipped with traction control EXCEPT the 427 2002 Deluxe models ordered for the U.S. market. These are order code 100 (Deluxe without hardtop) and order code 120 (Deluxe with hardtop). Premium models for all years had the traction control as did all cars, including order code 100 & 120, built to the Canadian specs. There were no Thunderbirds built after 2002 without Traction Control.
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    Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

    I did not know that.
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      Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

      Just seeing 427 and Thunderbird in the same sentence makes me very happy.
      We're lighter. We're faster. If that don't work, we're nastier.
      We're gonna make history.

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        That would be nice.

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          Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

          The same thought ran through my mind for a second Newman, when I saw '2002' and '427' in the same sentence.

          Who can forget Chevy's 427 powerplant with 435 HP? We can only imagine what that might be like in a Retro.

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            Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

            You're absolutely right, Harry. That's definitely a useless fact. Got any more?

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              Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

              Question Quickdraw: a dealer could have placed an order for traction control on a 120 code deluxe with hardtop as it was an option. Were there any like that?
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                Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                Since there were only 427 deluxe models without traction control, do we know if most of them were bought by say car rental companies for use in Florida or other fair weather areas?
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                  Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                  Originally posted by 4LOWBIRDS+3

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                  I did not know that.
                  Ron, glad I could clear that up....


                  Originally posted by 5bird7 View Post
                  Question Quickdraw: a dealer could have placed an order for traction control on a 120 code deluxe with hardtop as it was an option. Were there any like that?
                  Really getting esoteric now.... yes, there were 191 2002s with order code 120A and TC.
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                    Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                    Originally posted by 2K2BIRD View Post
                    Since there were only 427 deluxe models, do we know if most of them were bought by say car rental companies for use in Florida or other fair weather areas?
                    No, they seem to be from cold weather states too and none appear to be rental cars...
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                      Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                      Originally posted by LA PHIL View Post
                      The same thought ran through my mind for a second Newman, when I saw '2002' and '427' in the same sentence.

                      Who can forget Chevy's 427 powerplant with 435 HP? We can only imagine what that might be like in a Retro.

                      Fleeting vision of a Ford FE 427 medium-riser side-oiler with twin Holleys and Holman-Moody cam vibrating the whole car while idling passed through my mind. Sigh...
                      We're lighter. We're faster. If that don't work, we're nastier.
                      We're gonna make history.

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                        Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                        Thanks Harry! I like useless facts...sure beats useless questions!

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                          Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                          Originally posted by Quickdraw View Post
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                          All 2002-2005 Thunderbirds were equipped with traction control EXCEPT the 427 2002 Deluxe models ordered for the U.S. market. These are order code 100 (Deluxe without hardtop) and order code 120 (Deluxe with hardtop). Premium models for all years had the traction control as did all cars, including order code 100 & 120, built to the Canadian specs. There were no Thunderbirds built after 2002 without Traction Control.
                          I just checked. Nope, no 427 under my hood. 'Might make it a bit nose heavy, though.

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                            Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

                            Originally posted by Rooster View Post
                            I just checked. Nope, no 427 under my hood. 'Might make it a bit nose heavy, though.
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                            Rooster, Don't worry about being nose heavy - this is aluminum:
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                              Re: Random useless facts about 2002-2005 Thunderbirds

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                              Number of engine block heaters for each year
                              2002 = 2,544
                              2003 = 774
                              2004 = 494
                              2005 = 298
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