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  1. Poll: Hey, Things have been crazy for me the past few...

    Hey,
    Things have been crazy for me the past few weeks. In short, I have driven my 1990 SC to Wisconsin where it will remain for the foreseeable future. The remaining 2 SCs in Georgia will need some...
  2. Poll: Thanks for the feedback. The SC in the story is...

    Thanks for the feedback. The SC in the story is stolen/saved because of itís sentimental value to the character rather than its KBB value. However, the protagonist does originally assume the car is...
  3. I suspect coolant is leaking from around the...

    I suspect coolant is leaking from around the thermostat housing (the top of where the gasket is always looks wet). I was planning on changing my thermostat housing gasket and replacing the thermostat...
  4. Poll: 1993 Thunderbird added to lineup

    Hey all, bit of an update.

    In addition to my Oxford White 1990 5-speed and 1991 5-speed, I recently purchased an Oxford White 1993 5-speed (I've mentioned this in the technical section, but I...
  5. If the black Thunderbird interior is still...

    If the black Thunderbird interior is still available, I think I would be interested in buying it (or whatever you may have left of it).
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    If the interior is black, I would be interested...

    If the interior is black, I would be interested in the interior door panels and other misc. plastic interior pieces.
  7. 1993 SC Tach dead, Check Engine light on

    Hello,

    I recently purchased a 93 SC 5-speed and have been chasing down most of its issues. One that I’m having a lot of trouble with is that when I start the car, the tach will be dead and the...
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    Itís technically called a Combustion Leak Test...

    Itís technically called a Combustion Leak Test Kit; here is the one I got.
    I havenít used mine yet, but it looks pretty straightforward.
    ...
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    My 1990 SC (not the one I changed head gaskets...

    My 1990 SC (not the one I changed head gaskets on) keeps creeping up to the "M" in "NORM" so I may investigate its wiring too. I just bought a head gasket tester kit for my new-to-me 1993 SC, I may...
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    Awesome. My first car was a 1991 SC 5-speed (I...

    Awesome. My first car was a 1991 SC 5-speed (I still have it).
    I live about an hour north of Atlanta.
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    I'll look into it. I stuck my head around the car...

    I'll look into it. I stuck my head around the car (with battery plugged in but car off) and I thought I heard clicking from around/under the passenger seat. At first I thought it could of been the...
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    Just took a look at the 1990 SC, there is a...

    Just took a look at the 1990 SC, there is a little bit of corrosion around the ABS system. The bolt holding in the negative wire had a thin coating of rust all over (even in the threads). I stuck the...
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    Thanks for the fast reply. The pump does stop...

    Thanks for the fast reply.

    The pump does stop after 30 or so seconds (we had it rebuilt years ago because it would not stop) and the accumulator does hold a charge (replaced at same time system...
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    1990 SC brakes have me concerned

    Hey,

    A couple days ago, I had been running several errands in my 1990 SC 5-speed. After I stopped for dinner, I started up the car, but the brakes were hard. I drove around the parking lot and...
  15. Thatís really neat. While I like the passive seat...

    Thatís really neat. While I like the passive seat belts :p I was curious how different these interior pieces are compared to what was used in 1994-1997 (because they didn't have motorized belts...
  16. Poll: Thank you for your feedback. Rest assured, the...

    Thank you for your feedback. Rest assured, the car is integral to the plot.

    Thereís a twist Iím trying not to spoil, but I will take what you said into consideration (nothing is filmed yet, so you...
  17. I would buy it but my parents would kill me (I...

    I would buy it but my parents would kill me (I will contemplate whether it is worth the risk). I live In Canton, Ga, which is nearby. I own 2 Oxford White Thunderbird SC's, so there is a lot of...
  18. Poll: Low-Budget YouTube Entertainment Series Featuring a Supercoupe (good or bad)

    I've finally graduated from college, so now I want to try my hand at a project I've been wanting to do for years: make a live-action realistic-fiction series on YouTube that prominently features a...
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    Hey, check out Cars for sale. Someone is selling...

    Hey, check out Cars for sale. Someone is selling a Black on Black SC 5-speed with less than 100,000 miles. No replies on it yet.
  20. Sorry for the long wait. The engine is back...

    Sorry for the long wait.

    The engine is back together and it has been started several times. Weíve test-driven the car around the parking lot a few times and keep checking the fluids (especially...
  21. The two rusty bolts that were snapped off in the...

    The two rusty bolts that were snapped off in the passenger-side head have been removed. One of them had to be drilled out, so we will replace it with a stud (that is slightly larger than the old...
  22. I think it is the passenger side rear. Is that...

    I think it is the passenger side rear. Is that one particularly prone to failing?

    (I'm not at the unit now, so I rotated the photo to make it upright and I flipped the image horizontally so that...
  23. Heads and head gaskets removed. My mechanic...

    Heads and head gaskets removed. My mechanic friend said that the heads on my 1991 (the one I snapped 2 rusty bolts in when removing the exhaust manifold) look better than the spare ones I found. He...
  24. A tree fell in my yard yesterday, so I didnít...

    A tree fell in my yard yesterday, so I didnít remove my heads today like I planned. Howevever, something just crossed my mind that I feel like I should share. When I bought my 1991 SC over 6 years...
  25. I’m absolutely getting the ARP studs (already...

    I’m absolutely getting the ARP studs (already ordered). I’m leaning towards getting MLS gaskets. I’m keeping the car mostly stock, but I like knowing they could handle some extra performance mods,...
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