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FrankenBird
09-25-2015, 09:13 PM
I acquired a bunch of parts I was going to put on my car and got a few of the simple ones on and even have more coming in the mail..now im broke and planned on having a nice quick sc.. buuut my luck never lasts long as my head gaskets went out. shes blowing white smoke out the exhaust and milkshake under the oil cap....im sooooo bummed my daughter liked the car as much as me and I told her we cant go to school in it any more she started balling, now I feel like a loser again..
guys, please buy my parts I have for sale, I could really use the money to try and get my car up and running again..shes not the best or prettiest but how much my daughter loved it,i cant let it go..i just hope im not gonna be a dead dad some day and then that's when my daughter restores it and drives it. I wanted to give it to her for her 16th. only 10 years togo.
I wasn't gonna make it a monster but it had to be faster than the daily sedans and then I was gonna rust repair and stuff but now this..ugh.just depressing.
hope you guys have a better Friday than I ...

potshotscott
09-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Why not sell your parts and save up for a head gasket and studs? I popped the head gasket on an LX motor once and did it for cheap. As long as the heads are straight you'll be fine. It's likely only one head wasted anyway.

FrankenBird
09-25-2015, 09:49 PM
ya, I added parts to the for sale section...this is just a bummer. gonna be hard to sleep for I really love my cars when I have them..:(

FrankenBird
09-26-2015, 10:22 AM
any help guys finding a headgasket kit for the 1994-95, I want it as complete as possible because who knows what seals ille need..all I keep coming up is kits for 89-93's..

potshotscott
09-26-2015, 01:42 PM
http://www.autozone.com/gaskets/head-gasket-set/felpro-head-gasket-set/ford/thunderbird/1994/6-cylinders-r-3-8l-efi-sc/75265_825006_0/

Personally this is what I'd go with for the money. Felpro has a decent reputation and this kit looks complete.

FrankenBird
09-26-2015, 04:13 PM
what about this kit..? looks like it comes with some extra stuff for the n/a but it looks like all the sc gaskets are there..would it be better,it is half the price of autozones..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victor-HS5816A-Engine-Cylinder-Head-Gasket-Set-Mustang-Thunderbird-Cougar-NEW/271980685877?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D33421%26meid%3D842487fe363242ff95ecf0b667a9 1c7b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D1314 05121038

or this one, its still 20$ cheaper and looks like it come WITH ALOT MORE
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Full-Gasket-Set-Kit-Gasket-Set-Victor-95-3474VR-/111629030633?hash=item19fd9bd4e9&vxp=mtr

SCarSC
09-26-2015, 04:55 PM
rockauto.com...then use discount code

1FSTBRD
09-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Sorry to hear, man. I hope that you end up fixing it instead of getting rid of it. Look at it this way--the cars are most likely going to go up significantly in value in the future. For whatever reason, they haven't got the performance and engineering kudos that they're worth, but one could usually ask themselves "why didn't I stockpile on this?" for a whole bunch of things that were once cheap and now are very expensive.

FrankenBird
10-03-2015, 08:23 PM
well it looks like rockauto's gasket kit is AWSOME, some member on here I wont name him unless he wants to come forward sent me a brand new gasket kit for heads on up. saved me a lot of money. it also reminded me that every single peson in the community ive met of dealt with has been an awesome person..
the 1st person I ever met who was on this sit got me into it, I forgot his name but maby he will read this and remember. I bought an exhaust system off him for 75 bucks and went to pick it up with my dad and his red chevy truck. after chitchatting with the guy for awhile he says" oyes hey, want all this too'? I looked and said sorry im broke after the drive and buying ur exhaust. he said" just take it,its ok" it was 24lb injectors,80mm mafs and a marauder tc..SAWEEET
then I met a guy named travis who lived down the road from me in Milwaukee and we exchanged many parts and sold or gave stuff to one another, he was friends with a bud of mine who also lived down the st and he had a 96 4.6L cougar and I had a rubyred 4.6l with a black cowlhood and black sc skirts..i bought a lot of stuff off you guys for that car.Brian gave me a deal for the hood and catback exhaust too since I drove from Milwaukee to near Chicago..i cant wait until I can get this car going again.just sucks every day I walk past the garage and know shes in their with a broken leg..someday soon hopefully ile have the funds to get it fixed..just gotta save for gas for my tow and pay the guy to do the job.
ID JUST LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME, even as simple as telling me what wire to use for a gauge.

and ya know what, I guess a good thing came of all this..well 2. 1,im going to take time and port to match the gaskets and port the lower intake manifold and sc plenum to 75mm to match my intake.2,ille learn a lot about the motor.

89XR7TD
10-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Glad everything worked out for you :-)

1FSTBRD
10-04-2015, 01:07 PM
That's cool that someone gave you that gasket kit. I agree that the community for SC's is incredible.....not just here, but everywhere. I met a guy at the Sunday car shows that's a huge SC fan (has two SC's for parts/ fixing up) and he said that he needed some stereo parts, so I gave them to him. He invited me to his place, where it's essentially a shrine to cars, and it was a fun time. Around here, I've got one of the only SC's out at the car shows, so I get treated like a god by the people that like them. :D Which is cool and all, but we're all just into these cars because they're incredible, and incredibly overlooked. It's one of those conversational things where you know that you're instantly on the wavelength as the other admirers of the cars......the people that are into them seem to know every spec, every technical detail of the cars.

One of the main things about the cars, it seems, is the preservationist quality within the community--buy, sell, trade, give, help out.

FrankenBird
10-04-2015, 10:01 PM
well my luck keeps getting better...now a divorce is in the works..so when that happens i will be giving either the whole car away for free or give parts off...stay updated!

KMT
10-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Honestly, it sounds like you should take a time out from the forums and your car and concentrate on more important issues...

Best of luck in any case.

FrankenBird
10-04-2015, 11:06 PM
this is now my escape....cant fix what broke on her end..some woman enough is never enough,things get said and im not one to forget so easly.just a shame i loose my car and wife within a week.and my daghters like my shadow so i pray for her every night im away.
iots the stepchild that cause the chaos and the wife fears dissepline because she doesnt wanna be the bad guy so that leaves just nme..big old ~~~ hole me. me who does all he could to hold the family together..ya guys,ima take a break and head outta town to my cottages and just go seclude for awhile and think..

1FSTBRD
10-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Well, I'm sorry to hear that, man. Hang in there. Divorces are never easy. I'm almost 37, and that's old enough to have still grown up with the tail end of what remained of some "dictator" styled authority figures in both school, and at work. But no matter how tough the discipline was, I listened to it. The problem nowadays is that nobody can be wrong, and nobody wants to be the bad guy, and discipline suffers as a result. I worry about what happens to children that go out in the world and have to work a job or respect figures of authority.....when they've otherwise had no real figures of authority before. I also worry about the leadership qualities in the next generation, if they have no concept of those things.

FrankenBird
10-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Well, I'm sorry to hear that, man. Hang in there. Divorces are never easy. I'm almost 37, and that's old enough to have still grown up with the tail end of what remained of some "dictator" styled authority figures in both school, and at work. But no matter how tough the discipline was, I listened to it. The problem nowadays is that nobody can be wrong, and nobody wants to be the bad guy, and discipline suffers as a result. I worry about what happens to children that go out in the world and have to work a job or respect figures of authority.....when they've otherwise had no real figures of authority before. I also worry about the leadership qualities in the next generation, if they have no concept of those things.

couldnt have said it better my self..thats been my argument for years.

potshotscott
10-05-2015, 02:51 PM
Written so well. I'm a manager at a large telecom. I have dotted lines to 1300 technicians. Holding them accountable can oftentimes be extremely difficult.

HwyStar
10-05-2015, 04:09 PM
I was trying to think of a positive spin. I figured it like this, at least you still have your ride.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/Windstarpro/HPIM0111_zpseb4vlwo7.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Windstarpro/media/HPIM0111_zpseb4vlwo7.jpg.html)

This was my depressing day....

1FSTBRD
10-05-2015, 07:23 PM
I was trying to think of a positive spin. I figured it like this, at least you still have your ride.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/Windstarpro/HPIM0111_zpseb4vlwo7.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Windstarpro/media/HPIM0111_zpseb4vlwo7.jpg.html)

This was my depressing day....

Did this just happen to you? Sorry to hear (and see).

FrankenBird
10-05-2015, 07:30 PM
ouch, im do still have my car but its HG is blown but soon to be fixed.that cougar looks like my heart.
i have always wanted a sc cougar...

HwyStar
10-06-2015, 12:00 AM
Nah, that was my last Cougar. Worst part was that it was my fault. I was being stupid.

josh52894
10-15-2015, 09:13 PM
im in milwaukee and might be interested in parts if you still wanna sell.

1FSTBRD
10-15-2015, 09:17 PM
Nah, that was my last Cougar. Worst part was that it was my fault. I was being stupid.

I'm not sure exactly what you did, but I cringe at a few times where I lucked out after doing some stupid things in my cars. :eek:

HwyStar
10-19-2015, 01:11 AM
Running from the cops on the highway. Tried to take a off ramp at 100 mph, car understeered, went off the road and hit a guard rail. Turns out the trooper wasn't after me, he was responding to another accident involving another trooper. He only stopped because he saw me crash.

1FSTBRD
10-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Running from the cops on the highway. Tried to take a off ramp at 100 mph, car understeered, went off the road and hit a guard rail. Turns out the trooper wasn't after me, he was responding to another accident involving another trooper. He only stopped because he saw me crash.

:eek: Glad you're okay.....too bad the car didn't make it.

FrankenBird
10-23-2015, 07:58 PM
well, the car goes in the shop tomorrow and i am praying that its only the headgaskets not a cracked head or block.I want my car TO LIVE ! LIVE I SAY !
anyways, ive accumulated almost everything needed and enough to pay the guy. Even came accross a sweet trade for a mp sc and mp inlet plenum. so switching to that and a 7% pulley with ur guys advice i will be using apr head studs..
QUESTON sc guru's.? 1994 thunderbird sc automatic. I will have a 75mm Tbody, 73mm mafs, 42lb injectors, all aluminum radiator, gutted cats(hopefully he does it) MP supercharger and mp inlet plenum and a 7% pulley on the MP sc, what kind of boost numbers should i expect? should i just stick with my stock sc and inlet plenum and use the 7%? what are the benefits of using the MP sc? to me from looks it looks like a 94-95 style blower...i just dont wanna use the mp setup and get no gains and have it there just for looks,if thats the case id sell it to a better needed home.
also kind of off topic but whats the best year 4r70 trans to use in my 1994 auto, i know they differ sort of from years to year. id like the most durrable yet easy to swap over..like a sensor or two. what cars/years should i keep an eye out for..im always trying to wheel and deal for something,lol.and ive done a trans with ur guys help a few years back so its something id be able to tackle and would give me something todo all winter long..IF its just a HG problem. If i have a shot block or heads im gonna be depressed and forced to part her out,but im praying thats not the case.

FrankenBird
10-27-2015, 06:24 PM
after carefully looking over and polishing up the mp sc and plenum i found that the plenum is slightly ported,looks like just enough to smooth the castings and the inlet of the sc looks like it had some minor porting of tabs and casting also..i think i REALLY got a nice setup here..
but any idea on boost or hp numbers i should be making? and with this mp plenum and sc will i benefit from it much vs my stock sc and setup? just wondering because id hate to put something on my engine thats worth almost what the car is as awhole,lol..

1FSTBRD
10-27-2015, 07:12 PM
after carefully looking over and polishing up the mp sc and plenum i found that the plenum is slightly ported,looks like just enough to smooth the castings and the inlet of the sc looks like it had some minor porting of tabs and casting also..i think i REALLY got a nice setup here..
but any idea on boost or hp numbers i should be making? and with this mp plenum and sc will i benefit from it much vs my stock sc and setup? just wondering because id hate to put something on my engine thats worth almost what the car is as awhole,lol..

Heh heh.....I suppose that most of our modifications/ improvements and work is worth more than the cars, themselves. :D

S_Mazza
10-28-2015, 04:24 PM
I think there is a TCCoA tech article about swapping the later 4R70Ws. From what I remember, 96+ are better than the 94-95. But go too far (2000+), and you will get one that doesn't have the splined output shaft that is needed to run our VSS. I have an AOD, so I defer to other authorities on this subject, but that is what I recall.

potshotscott
10-28-2015, 04:45 PM
I found a 2003 trans from a Mustang that swapped in just fine. There were some caveats but it's been solid for two years.