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  1. Sticky: For what it's worth. I finally was able to cancel...

    For what it's worth. I finally was able to cancel yesterday. The hours being cut back at the hotel made it tricky for me to get anyone at the actual property and not a reservations line.

    Lady...
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    Use a set like this...can be found at any parts...

    Use a set like this...can be found at any parts store or harbor freight.
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    The sealer around that oval vent drys up and...

    The sealer around that oval vent drys up and cracks. Usually new glue resolves the issue. There was a TSB from Ford on this issues moons ago...might find via google search.

    -Tim
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    Rather common. Issue steams from the outside air...

    Rather common. Issue steams from the outside air inlet on the passenger side...it's underneath the wiper cowl. This has happened on all my Thunderbirds/Cougars 89-97

    -Tim
  5. A used BHJ would be fine they're made of steel...

    A used BHJ would be fine they're made of steel and not aluminum so you do not have to worry about stretching. Personally I'd trust a used BHJ more so than a rebuilt factory unit. All of my SCs have...
  6. So based on the Ford part number listed on Rock...

    So based on the Ford part number listed on Rock Auto - that balancer is for the NA 3.8 engine and not the SC engine
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  7. Thread: 89xr7

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    The car is worth more in parts than the purchase...

    The car is worth more in parts than the purchase price of $650.

    Based solely on that it's a good purchase in my eyes.

    -Tim
  8. Sticky: Lovely 😂 -Tim

    Lovely 😂

    -Tim
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    I usually drink enough at Carlisle to avoid the...

    I usually drink enough at Carlisle to avoid the fears of viruses...maybe the MA-ADT can have a rebirth. Coronie killers could be the name of our new high test mixer.

    I'm still planning on going...
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    Permatex® Water Pump & Thermostat RTV Silicone...

    Permatex® Water Pump & Thermostat RTV Silicone Gasket Maker -
    Category: Gasket Makers
    A noncorrosive, sensor-safe RTV silicone gasket material formulated specifically for water pumps and thermostat...
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    I'd leave the timing chain and tensioner alone, I...

    I'd leave the timing chain and tensioner alone, I doubt iit's bad. Some of the replacements aren't as good as OE anyways. On the oil pump I'd leave it be HOWEVER I would replace the rubber gasket...
  12. Not sure on a Gasket, have always used black RTV....

    Not sure on a Gasket, have always used black RTV.

    How I did mine. Either brace cross the shock towers with steel, 4x4 or an engine hoist to hold the engine up.

    Jack up front of the car. ...
  13. I've successfully replaced an oil pan gasket...

    I've successfully replaced an oil pan gasket without pulling the motor, but I wouldn't say it was any easier to do.

    I dropped the K member and had a support beam across the shock towers holding...
  14. Sounds similar to what I experienced on my 1989...

    Sounds similar to what I experienced on my 1989 Manual SC when the cam sensor failed.

    Easy enough to trouble shoot by unplugging it and trying to start the car without it hooked up. Usually takes...
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    That's the stock rear coil spring part number btw...

    That's the stock rear coil spring part number btw per rockauto.

    -Tim
  16. I notice you have the main belt off, hope you...

    I notice you have the main belt off, hope you loosened the 4 bolts on the Jack shaft pulley first.

    You can take the majority of the top end off in large sections also to make what seems like a...
  17. I see you sent 2 messages Thursday, sorry I do...

    I see you sent 2 messages Thursday, sorry I do not come on here daily.

    Also if you called my phone and your # isnt saved I dont answer.

    As I wrote in the PM reply, I recently moved. Let me...
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    Grew up in a Ford family. If you didn't own a...

    Grew up in a Ford family. If you didn't own a blue oval product, you were essentially shunned. Still rings true to this day. As a child my Dad owned an '88 Turbo Coupe 5spd that he bought new and you...
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    Usually the hose fails because your motor mounts...

    Usually the hose fails because your motor mounts are shot. Just an FYI if you're not already aware.

    -Tim
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    I'd drive it home. Given the age of the pump to...

    I'd drive it home. Given the age of the pump to begin with you'll likely be replacing it when the repair is performed.

    In my teenage years as a poor SC owner I drove mine for months in the...
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    I think the SC is not on the charts for an auto...

    I think the SC is not on the charts for an auto theft situation IMHO. They're overlooked in any given environment and even heavily modified ones won't be on the radar for auto thefts. Personally it...
  22. Everything works as it should. I'd look looking...

    Everything works as it should. I'd look looking for the same amount as shipping would make up 10-15$ of the price do it the size of the box.

    -Tim
  23. If you need a v6 model tank I have one for ya. ...

    If you need a v6 model tank I have one for ya.

    Lmk

    -Tim
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    Last time I did a crank sensor on a 89-93 I used...

    Last time I did a crank sensor on a 89-93 I used painters tape on the balancer fin/trigger ring. 2 or 3 layers did the trick. Turned the crank manually till the sensor was in the painters tape area,...
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    Couldn't agree more! Thanks again for being the...

    Couldn't agree more! Thanks again for being the primary source for custom SC bling.

    -Tim
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