View Full Version : Just bought a 90 SC w/39k miles

11-15-2012, 11:52 PM
My name is Marc, and I'm a Thunderbird-aholic. I am on my 6th car, I'm only 23 years old, and my new addition is a 1990 SC, red, 39k miles, rust free Virginia car. Once I have more time I will post links to the pictures.

I used to own a loaded 1995 TBird LX V8 a year ago, won many trophies, and drag raced it... then I sold it. A year later, I couldn't help myself. So I bought another bird.

Kurt K
11-16-2012, 12:19 AM
Sounds like a nice car. Welcome to the site.

11-16-2012, 12:20 AM
cool man welcome to the sccoa

11-19-2012, 12:53 PM
Congrats on your recent purcahse. We haven't seen any pics yet, but with 39K on the clock it sounds like a total GEM!

11-19-2012, 09:16 PM

Once I upload better pics I will post them


11-20-2012, 01:14 AM
Great looking ride! Gratz on the luck fining a low mile example! Not a fan of the white lettering on the tires tho. Might be the first mod I would do...

11-20-2012, 07:39 PM
I love raised white letters only with BF Goodrich Radial TA tires... these Goodyears are brand new so they'll last me a little while. Until next fall after summer at the dragstrip will take its toll on them haha

The only thing I notice is that it drips some oil and I cannot tell from where, but at the same time with the low miles I cannot complain. Just installed a K&N cylinder shape filter (removed the air box and silencer), new fog light bulbs, LED license plate lights, and xenon white door lights.

11-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Nice, clean looking car. I got my 1st Bird, a '76 with a 460, at 17.

11-21-2012, 05:25 PM
You may want to switch the wheels to the opposite side that they're currently on. They are directional & yours are on the wrong side.

I can't read the tires, but if you're referring to the rims, the 89-91s had four identical rims, with the spokes curving clockwise. 2 faced backwards and 2 faced forwards. Switching them won't change anything.

This wasn't "fixed" until the 92 model.

By the way, nice car :D


11-22-2012, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone! Yeah the wheels on this are all identical... my 95 TBird had 2 for the left side, 2 for the right which was a pain when it came time to tire rotations.

11-22-2012, 11:40 AM
Some of my recent pictures after detailing the car and installing a K&N filter on it.





11-22-2012, 09:12 PM
Nice looking ride! Congrats on the find(I'm jealous). Your oil leak might be dripping from the lower intercooler tube, if so install a catch can.

Scott Long
12-11-2012, 12:38 PM
i'd turn those tires around so the white letters face in.

Car looks to be in really nice condition.

David Neibert
12-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Very nice looking SC.


12-11-2012, 03:58 PM
Need to flip your shoulder belt over 1/2 turn CW looking towards the latch. Then it will fit correctly when its closed. I like the white letters.

12-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Thanks again for all the compliments... The car is at the local Ford dealership getting inspected right now. I can't wait to get it back. I've always loved the Thunderbird; it has the right balance of comfort and power. My old 95 LX V8 was awesome, but this SC is 10x better. The guys at the dealerships I go to for my job always drool over it.

I'm getting used to the raised white letters; they look great with the car in motion. If I had the time and extra cash I'd maybe think of switching them to the inside, but since these are the second set of tires on the car I don't want to uneccesarily un mount then re mount tires when they work fine the way they are. While at the dealership today a parts guy told me he has a set of SC wheels sitting at his house he is sick of looking at, so I'm hoping to pick them up tomorrow so I can mount snow tires on them.