Starting this thread just to give us something to talk about. Everyone has their own opinions and facts on the year Bird they chose for what reason. Same with motor and trans choices. What are some thing you guys like most about your Birds? Which motor do you think works best in them? DOHC, GT, PI swap or Explorer. Which year do you think is easiest to start from? Don't forget your interior and exterior. Trans, suspension and such. Talk about whatever.