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  1. The internals are a completely different design...

    The internals are a completely different design from both the stock and the ripper. I feel it is a much simpler, stronger and far more stable design. I intentionally didn't include pics of the...
  2. I just got off farcebook recently because I'm...

    I just got off farcebook recently because I'm tired of them having a god complex, so I haven't posted any updates there. The CAD drawings of the new shifter have been completed. I'm working on...
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    Poll: I was 29 when I bought my first SC, a 95 5-speed....

    I was 29 when I bought my first SC, a 95 5-speed. Sold it when I was 38. Big mistake! Bought my current 95 5-speed 13 years ago, when I was 42. Sold it when I was...oh wait...I will NEVER sell...
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    Nice! I wish I could see larger versions of...

    Nice! I wish I could see larger versions of those pics. :)
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    If I see someone looking at mine, I will often...

    If I see someone looking at mine, I will often ask them if they owned one or if they knew someone who did. In most cases, it's one of those two scenarios. Otherwise, they aren't familiar and they...
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    I'm with you on that. I almost never see SCs. ...

    I'm with you on that. I almost never see SCs. I'm almost shocked when I see another one at a cruise night or car show. It's too bad cuz I love this platform. People who have never owned or...
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    VA?? Why do you think I moved to VA? I still...

    VA?? Why do you think I moved to VA? I still live in Indiana. You made me check my reply and even check my profile to see if I accidentally got my home state messed up. lol
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    I don't come here as often as I should (and will)...

    I don't come here as often as I should (and will) but I'm still here. I still have my SC and I don't plan to ever get rid of it. :) Not much has changed in the last year besides the rear spoiler...
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    All I'm gonna say is, don't take that case...

    All I'm gonna say is, don't take that case through airport security. They have dogs sniffing luggage. lol
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    I'm in!........

    I'm in!........
  11. Sell your old ones?

    D.B. Roberts,
    If you buy those shocks, would you be willing to sell the junk ones off your car? I need to do some experimentation with some oem shocks and they don't need to be fully functional....
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    I have a full set of wheels from my 95 SC....

    I have a full set of wheels from my 95 SC. They're in excellent shape and the tires have plenty of tread. I'm just west of Indianapolis.
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    Hey Jim, I don't know if I'd say it's early. ...

    Hey Jim,

    I don't know if I'd say it's early. People have just had the whole winter to work on their cars and make them look good. This might be the right time for everyone to take some fresh...
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    Looks good!

    Looks good!
  15. Push toward the windshield. Now, if you end up...

    Push toward the windshield. Now, if you end up needing to remove the beveled end of the top (not seen until the big nut is backed off), like if you needed to remove the nut from the top for paint or...
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    Funny story....

    Thanks for the info, guys.

    I first went to O'Reilly's for this. I told the guy I needed some parts for a 95 T-Bird SC, cuz they always start by asking what kind of car. By the look on his face, I...
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    8.8 IRS axle seals

    I have been chasing my tail trying to find new axle seals for my SC diff housing. You'd think it would be easy...just give the year, make and model and get the right part number. Not quite. The parts...
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    The only Focus experience I have is with the ST. ...

    The only Focus experience I have is with the ST. I LOOOOVVVEEE mine. Tons of fun. Gotta love a car that's only available as a stick.
  19. I absolutely agree, but I got lucky when I bought...

    I absolutely agree, but I got lucky when I bought mine. It was 13 years old with only 29,000 miles, but it was driven consistently...not a lot, but it never sat for too long. So, in the last 12...
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    Tim, your first SC was from Long Island...my...

    Tim, your first SC was from Long Island...my current SC was originally from Long Island. They must have good taste there. lol
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    In 1988, I bought a 1984 Turbo Coupe...my first...

    In 1988, I bought a 1984 Turbo Coupe...my first T-Bird. Underpowered as it was, it was a fun car in excellent condition. It needed a turbo, but that was a quick fix, being so readily accessible. ...
  22. Can't be the best one...it's not a 5-speed. lol ...

    Can't be the best one...it's not a 5-speed. lol But seriously, that's an amazing Bird.
  23. Did you cut the spring to clock the spring so the...

    Did you cut the spring to clock the spring so the cut end would sit where it could help compensate for the angle difference or to adjust the ride height?
  24. Question about Mark 8 ally control arm conversion

    I have a pair of Mark 8 aluminum control arms that are almost ready to get installed. Before doing so, I took some measurements to compare the spring perch depth to the original SC control arms. I...
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    Which supplier was lost? What kind of parts?

    Which supplier was lost? What kind of parts?
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