1976 Options

First time standard interiors had choice of all vinyl or sporty cloth & vinyl.
4 new interior trim fabrics were offered, including red.
Wagons had fliper rear compartment windows, tinted glass and a liftgate-open warning light.
New carb calibrations and rears resulted in major fuel econmy improvements.
3:18 gear ratio standard with 140 cid.
Optional V6 with cruise-o-matic only.
Front suspension used short/long arms w/ ball joints.
Rear had longitudinal semi-elliptical leaf springs w/ rubber Iso-clamps at the axle.
4 rear leaf springs/ wagon had 5
Front disc / rear drum brakes.
rack & pinion steering
Uni-Body construction
Heater/defroster with DirectAire ventilation
Bucket seats
mini console
Inside hood release
Dome light
Dual padded sunvisors
B78 X 13 tires

NEW MODEL: PONY MPG (nicknamed "import fighter")
Minimal chrome
Plain hubcaps
3.00 gears
Slip-clutch cooling fan
calibrated 2.3 liter

Runabouts & Wagons had fold down seats and deluxe seatbelts.
Runabouts had carpeted load area.
Runabout option added simulated woodgrain vinyl paneling on bodyside & lower back panel, similar to Squire wagon option.
Squire also also had surround & B pillar moldings as well as belt, drip, and window frame moldings.
The Luxury Decor group included woodtone instrument panel, custom steering wheel, passenger door courtesy light switch, and rear seat ashtray.

Targeting a young audience was the STALLION option which featured special silver body paint & taping, black window & door moldings, blacked-out wiper arms, hood, grill and lower back panel. Black tape treatment went on rocker panel & wheel lip areas. Stallion (horse) decals went on the front fenders. Also came with duel racing mirrors, styled steel wheel w/ trim rings, A70X13 tires w/ raised white letters, and a "competition" handling suspension.

Fuel Tank: 13 gal (14 gal wagon)

Standard engine:
140 cid
Brake HP: 92 @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 121 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm
5 main bearings
hydralic valve lifters
Carb: 2bbl Holley/Weber 9510
VIN Code: "Y"

V6 engine
170.8 cid
8.7:1 comp
Brake HP: 103 @ 4400 rpm
Torq: 149 @ 2800
4 main bearings
Solid valve lifters
Carb: 2bbl Motorcraft 9510 (D6ZEBA)
VIN code: "Z"

Engine block heater ($17)
Optional axle ratio ($13)
Cruise-O-Matic ($186)
Stallion option ($283)
Luxury Decor Group ($241)
Power brakes ($54)
Power steering ($117)
Convenience light group ($70 - $102)
Protection group ($73 - $134)
Air conditioner ($420)
Rear defroster, electric ($70)
Tinted glass ($46)
Leather wrapped steering wheel ($33)
Duel color-keyed mirrors ($42)
AM radio ($71)
AM radio w/ stereo tape player ($192)
AM/FM radio ($129)
AM/FM STEREO radio ($173)
Sunroof, manual ($230)
Half vinyl roof ($125)
Metallic glow paint ($54)
Roof luggage rack ($52-$75)
Rocker panel moldings ($19)
Forged aluminum wheels ($82-$172)
Styled steel wheels ($92-$119)
wheels covers ($28)
Trim rings ($29)
A78 X 13 WSW
A70 X 13 RWL
B78 X 13 BSW/WSW
BR70 X 13 RWL