Yeah, those Thunderbird turbo fours were pretty decent in their day. I know a guy who put one into his VW sandrail. Went from ~45 horsepower to 230 HP. It could already lift the front wheels off the ground with the Beetle engine in 2 gears. With the 2.3T in it would lift the tires with a hard shift into 4th. The Ranger community has guys swapping those engines in place of their twin plug 2.3's also. Pretty much a drop in, just have to mount the intercooler and plumbing for the turbo. We had a '79 Zephyr wagon, 200 I6. Same sort of yellow with that vinyl bench. Strange, it had cruise and air, but an AM radio, manual windows, locks and mirrors. My dad said it must have been ordered that way, and if he'd bought it new he would have not chosen the cruise control and gotten more options. Wasn't that bad a car (for a plain jane grocery getter in high school), except before the heat riser was fixed (duct tape)- the choke wouldn't work right and it would stall out in cold weather. Decent enough pickup, I stoplight raced a 305 Monte Carlo with 4 big girls in it (I was alone) and beat them. My dad hated it. He'd traded a Dodge wagon with a 318 V8 for it. Wagon before that was a '68 Ford Country Squire with a 390 V8 factory towing package. Both were better tow vehicles for our tent camper. And those Eagle Talon TSi's are still pretty fast.