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  1. #16
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    Quite the crafty one aren't you?
    1994 white sc (former Daily Driver)
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    what tubing is that?
    where did you get it?
    cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpoindex08 View Post
    Thanks all. I also did not like the factory hood latch system so i fabbed my own up from a few spar parts i had laying around off some of my early 90's dodge diesel rigs. The hood release is a little harder to pull but i like the end result. picks to come soon!

    Another good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regul8r View Post
    what tubing is that?
    where did you get it?
    cost?
    1- 3/4" aluminum tubing came off a 2007 yamaha rhino.it was one of 2 coolant return tubes. i had to do a little bending to make it fit just right.
    2- just had it laying around from another project.
    3- free to me.

    And thanks all again. I will keep coming up with new and interesting ways to do things and share what i learn.

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    updates

    Well I did a little engineering on the pass. Side heater tube also. I Used the same type of tubing as driver side and the exact same “cut to fit” pre formed 45* rubber hose. I had to do a little hole drilling with my 1" hole saw to put the aluminum tubing through the frame of the car (tight fit!). I remember reading some where that the passenger side headers have very little room to work with so I decided to rough it the way I did. Here is some picks!

    kenton
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    YES! WINNING!

    I think I have a slight crush on you

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    I saw a clean red '93 sc on the rack at a repair shop on hwy 47 just west of Bonne Terre this afternoon right before I drove by your shop. Reminded me of your project. So, how's the progress going?
    1994 white sc (former Daily Driver)
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    looks like you have main studs? if so somebodies been in there

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    up dates

    The sc you saw belongs to some kids dad I went to high school with. It’s a five speed and I know I would not want to own it after all the stories of jumping RR tracks and knocking out the oil pan that I hared from the kid(kids doings). He is an sc destroyer not lover. There is also a red 93 sc west bound on 32 right before Bismarck on the right. It has been sitting for quite some time. Needs the ABS swap though. Progress on my project has slowed to a slugs pace. I recently got the short condenser in and am now fibbing up a new radiator bracket. I have recently acquired a second 94 sc from a member on this board. It’s an auto that had a wrist pin retainer dislodge itself from its resting place allowing the wrist pin to scar the cylinder wall. I have the block at a well known engine builder in my area receiving a sleeve as we speak. I still have to order the engine kit from Dave D.

    No studs here just bolts.
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    I got the radiator center mounted on my custom support bracket and the condenser sealed to the radiator with dense black foam insulation. Iím waiting on an intercooler to pop up on e-bay or something of that sort for a decent price so I can start mocking it up.
    pictures to come soon!
    1994 ford thunderbird sc 5-spd- undergoing surgery
    1994 ford thunderbird sc auto
    1995 ford thunderbird sc auto- blown engine...
    I think another re-build is in the works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpoindex08 View Post
    There is also a red 93 sc west bound on 32 right before Bismarck on the right. It has been sitting for quite some time. Needs the ABS swap though.No studs here just bolts.
    I stopped by that place about 6 months ago. He wants $2000 firm for that car! When I drove by there last week on my way to Park Hills after a P/U at Stricklin Auto Salvage on 21 in Graniteville, the car was moved. So I wonder if he actually sold it.

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your progress on yer car. Keep us updated!
    1994 white sc (former Daily Driver)
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    photoes

    I had to remove the spike that went into the rubber cushion on the passenger side and solder on my own bracket that I could bolt to my custom rad. support. Other than that it was a walk in the park.
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    1994 ford thunderbird sc 5-spd- undergoing surgery
    1994 ford thunderbird sc auto
    1995 ford thunderbird sc auto- blown engine...
    I think another re-build is in the works!

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    if you are in need of an intercooler maybe i can help pm me

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    intercooler

    I picked up an intercooler for $20 bucks the other day from a friend. It needs a little re working but I think I can make it work. I am currently putting the engine back together on the white 94 auto and will soon focus my work on the teal 94. Ill post picks up of both in the near feature


    I got the engine bay of the auto ready for the engine.
    I made one more mod for my rad. i think everybody should do this.
    Got a steal on the intercooler so if it does not work ill scrap it and make a profit.
    And take a look at that piston in a 55 gal. drum it is huge!
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    1994 ford thunderbird sc 5-spd- undergoing surgery
    1994 ford thunderbird sc auto
    1995 ford thunderbird sc auto- blown engine...
    I think another re-build is in the works!

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    Intake improvement or maybe not we will see

    Well as the title says I hope this helps with the poor intake designee but if it does not there are more at the store! First I thought of just using the existing return plenum but I thought this car is custom all ready why not go with a new designee. I used a rotary file to take down all the burs and did away with some obstructions in the intake its self. After welding the 90* cast elbow I rotary filed all the welds down for good air flow. I did not make it pretty on the outside but I will.
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    1994 ford thunderbird sc 5-spd- undergoing surgery
    1994 ford thunderbird sc auto
    1995 ford thunderbird sc auto- blown engine...
    I think another re-build is in the works!

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