1981 Ford Thunderbird Performance Air Intake Systems

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    • (0 reviews)
      # 171835682
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with Dual 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Dual-Quad Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. Dual-Quad Intake Manifold by...
      Fabled high-performance appearanceImproved air and fuel flow
      $384.95 - $668.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17624242
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Performer™ Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $277.95 - $661.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 64867715
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Air Ram Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®. Designed for the 5.0L Ford and LS series families, this intake pick up where the factory left off. Engineered to build horsepower and torque through optimized plenum...
      Made with precision and quality in mindBuilt to last
      $176.95 - $232.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 377162249
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, E Series Round Red Air Filter by K&N®. K&N's replacement air filters are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while providing excellent filtration. K&N makes over 1,200 different replacement air...
      Designed to boost horsepower and rate of accelerationCan be cleaned and used again
      $57.99 - $65.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 377162229
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Magnum Flow™ Pro Dry S Round Gray Air Filter by aFe®. Constructed with 100% polyurethane on top and bottom, this high flow "oil-free" OE replacement performance filter will outflow stock paper filter...
      Improves airflow for better performance and accelerationOil-free for easy quick servicing and yet washable/reuseable air filter for long service life with life-time warranty
      $48.45
    • (0 reviews)
      # 377162241
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, SynthaMax® Round Red Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $84.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 377162268
      Ford Thunderbird 3.3L 1981, HPR™ Round Red Air Filter by Spectre Performance®. Spectre’s High Performance Replacement Air Filters are engineered to outperform ordinary paper filters by providing increased air flow for improved...
      High performance and high air flow filterFilter media is non-woven synthetic and pre-dyed
      $21.81
    • (0 reviews)
      # 377162259
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Oiled Cleanable Cotton Custom Red Air Filter by S&B®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $28.82 - $31.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17627413
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting 1981, Performer™ RPM Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. The Performer RPM manifoldis ideal for anybody looking to build...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      +1
      $250.95 - $517.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17607402
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with Performer Carburetor with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Performer™ Single-Quad Intake Manifold and Carburetor Kit by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $629.95 - $827.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2526628
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with 2-barrel Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Performer™ Triple-Deuce Satin Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $444.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17642474
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, RPM Air Gap™ Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      +1
      $335.95 - $622.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 229412941
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with Dual 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, RPM Air Gap™ Dual-Quad Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $382.95 - $533.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17612197
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with Thunder Series AVS Carburetor with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, RPM Dual-Quad Intake Manifold and Carburetor Kit by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $1,292.95 - $1,633.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 229412966
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Super Victor™ EFI Single Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $466.95 - $831.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4495498503
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Windsor Cylinder Head with 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Super Victor™ Single Plane Satin Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $410.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 171835566
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Torker II Single Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $271.95 - $529.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 229412980
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with 4-barrel square bore Carburetor Mounting with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Victor Jr.™ Carbureted Single Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $337.95 - $625.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2526723
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Stock configuration Cylinder Head with 94 Carburetor Model with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Vintage™ Triple Deuce Intake Manifold and Carburetor Kit by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $1,690.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 476102708
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Crosswind™ Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Professional Products®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality,...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $229.28 - $346.45
    • (0 reviews)
      # 476114786
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Hurricane™ Carbureted Single Plane Intake Manifold by Professional Products®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $184.30 - $268.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1724723
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Hurricane™ EFI Single Plane Polished Intake Manifold by Professional Products®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $259.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # 476016773
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L without Cruise Control 1981, Typhoon™ Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Professional Products®. The Typhoon Manifold is a dual plane 180° medium high rise design that delivers outstanding street or race performance...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $162.73 - $189.12
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2089395003
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Small Block Engine 1981, Hi-Ram Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®. Hi-RAM Series Intake Manifold used primarily in drag racing, tractor/truck pulls and performance marine applications where high RPM is...
      Modular design with removable topLarge plenum volume of 549 CUI (with 1 x 95mm or 1 x 105mm throttle body top)
      $396.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2089395002
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Small Block Engine 1981, Stealth Series Satin Intake Manifold by Weiand®. WEIAND’s top-of-the-line high-rise dual plane manifold combines the low-end throttle response of a 180° design with the top-end...
      Made with precision and quality in mindBuilt to last
      $201.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn584185959
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket by Ford Performance®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
      Designed to help you get the most out of your vehiclePerfect for use in high-performance environments
      $75.87
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1600714232
      Ford Thunderbird Base 5.0L with Ford Small Block Engine 1981, 8-Stack Intake Manifold by Inglese®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Inglese features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $975.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 388059227
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Sheet Metal Carbureted Fabricated Single Plane Intake Manifold by Sniper®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $442.95 - $463.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 967954132
      Ford Thunderbird Base 5.0L 1981, Blower Intake Manifold by Speedmaster®. 1 Piece. Intake Material: Aluminum. If you are looking for a manifold to use with your 8-71 or 6-71 supercharger, look no further than Speedmaster. These...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsSuperior longevity and dependability
      $371.90 - $406.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 972246211
      Ford Thunderbird Base 5.0L 1981, Eliminator Series Carbureted Intake Manifold by Speedmaster®. 1 Piece. To create this manifold they took Speedmaster popular PCE147.1041/PCE147.1042 Qualifier manifold for small block Fords and modifed...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsSuperior longevity and dependability
      $198.90 - $259.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # 972191262
      Ford Thunderbird Base 5.0L 1981, Funnel Web Style Carbureted Intake Manifold by Speedmaster®. 1 Piece. Parker Style. High Rise. The result of countless design hours by Parker Racing is one of the best all around intakes available for...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsSuperior longevity and dependability
      $186.50 - $242.70
    • (0 reviews)
      # 972187270
      Ford Thunderbird Base 5.0L 1981, Qualifier Series Carbureted Intake Manifold by Speedmaster®. 1 Piece. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsSuperior longevity and dependability
      $180.70 - $283.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # 972204254
      Ford Thunderbird Base 5.0L 1981, Shootout Series Carbureted Intake Manifold by Speedmaster®. 1 Piece. High Rise. This Speedmaster Shootout manifold for SB Fords can be used for racing applications or for serious street performance. It...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsSuperior longevity and dependability
      $171.60 - $235.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2089395401
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Small Block Engine 1981, Hi-Ram Intake Manifold Runner Section by Weiand®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
      Made with precision and quality in mindBuilt to last
      $316.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn3401237164
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, EFI Intake Manifold Heat Spacer Kit by Ford Performance®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind....
      Designed to help you get the most out of your vehiclePerfect for use in high-performance environments
      $108.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn3100729583
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Accu Seal Pro Intake Manifold Gaskets by SCE Gaskets®.
      Perfect solution for racing and high-performance engine applicationsManufactured using advanced engineering and on-track testing
      $28.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4512690645
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Speedmaster®. Matched to the Felpro: 1262. Most Speedmaster intake manifold gaskets have Printoseal construction, which puts beads of special elastomers around the ports for...
      Created by professionals to meet your requirementsSuperior longevity and dependability
      $15.61
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498739427
      Ford Thunderbird C4 Transmission 1981, Stainless Steel Braided Kick Down Cable by Racing Power Company®. 24" long with all necessary brackets included. Part# R6055 might be necessary. This top-grade product is expertly made in...
      One-of-a-kind style will help customize your autoWill deliver unparalleled levels of durability
      $33.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1037896028
      Ford Thunderbird With Ford 9" Series Axle 1981, Paper Gaskets by AllStar Performance®. Gaskets are precision die-cut to ensure a leak free seal. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to...
      Precise manufacturing and high-grade materialsExceptional performance at a competitive price
      $3.49 - $32.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2527668
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Kit by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $28.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 442004447
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $17.95 - $122.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 69379958
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Small Block Engine 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Kit by BTP®. This BTP superior part helps your air intake system to provide improved airflow to ensure your engine operates at its maximum. This performance part...
      Designed for the ultimate in performanceMade from premium materials
      $10.59 - $15.71
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358494940
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Small Block Engine 1981, Stealthram Intake Manifold Gasket by Holley®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $20.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2266800165
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, SysteMAX Intake Manifold Gasket by Holley®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Holley features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $32.42
    • (0 reviews)
      # 102206425
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Kit by Mr. Gasket®.
      Returns your vehicle to its pristine stateExceptional quality at a great price
      $14.04 - $31.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1477745
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket by Mr. Gasket®. You won't find a more perfect way to make your vehicle look better and drive faster than with the top-notch Mr. Gasket products. That is the only stop you need to make...
      Returns your vehicle to its pristine stateExceptional quality at a great price
      $20.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1502744
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Ultra-Seal™ Intake Manifold Gasket by Mr. Gasket®. You won't find a more perfect way to make your vehicle look better and drive faster than with the top-notch Mr. Gasket products. That is the only stop you...
      Returns your vehicle to its pristine stateExceptional quality at a great price
      $23.77
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1682300
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Set by Professional Products®.
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $27.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1678554
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Power+Plus™ Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Professional Products®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Professional Products features premium quality and will perform better than...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $16.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1682298
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Typhoon™ Intake Manifold Spacer by Professional Products®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $91.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1589347821
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket by RHS®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by RHS features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $31.04
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358957193
      Ford Thunderbird 3.3L with Small Block Ford Engine 1981, Fel-Pro Intake Manifold Gasket Set by AFR®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
      Built to match your exact requirementsHigh quality you can rely on
      $28.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 95471672
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Bolt Kit by ARP®. Prevent intake manifold leaks with ARP’s quality fasteners. They’re nominally rated at 180,000 psi and precision machined for optimum thread engagement. Wide underhead...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $30.90 - $64.74
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358594297
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L with Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, Intake Manifold Gasket by Trick Flow Specialties®.
      $31.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn3557984050
      Ford Thunderbird 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Intake Manifold Locking Bolt Kit by Stage 8®. Stage 8 manufacturers the World's Best Active Mechanical Locking systems. Stage 8 locking fastener solutions are fail-safe when used and installed as...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $46.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn3589117983
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, 105mm Throttle Body Gasket by Holley®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $8.19
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358726546
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Small Block Ford 1981, Throttle Return Spring Bracket by Trans-Dapt®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in...
      Built to match your exact requirementsHigh quality you can rely on
      $5.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358594334
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1981, Throttle Cable Bracket by Trick Flow Specialties®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $72.71
    • (0 reviews)
      # 955134897
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Hi-Tech Kickdown Kit by Lokar®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $97.17 - $97.72
    • (0 reviews)
      # 598323800
      Ford Thunderbird 1981, Hi-Tech Polished Kickdown Kit by Lokar®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $126.72 - $126.99




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