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Thread: Just bought a 90 SC w/39k miles

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    Just bought a 90 SC w/39k miles

    My name is Marc, and I'm a Thunderbird-aholic. I am on my 6th car, I'm only 23 years old, and my new addition is a 1990 SC, red, 39k miles, rust free Virginia car. Once I have more time I will post links to the pictures.

    I used to own a loaded 1995 TBird LX V8 a year ago, won many trophies, and drag raced it... then I sold it. A year later, I couldn't help myself. So I bought another bird.

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    Sounds like a nice car. Welcome to the site.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    cool man welcome to the sccoa
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    Congrats on your recent purcahse. We haven't seen any pics yet, but with 39K on the clock it sounds like a total GEM!

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    Once I upload better pics I will post them


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    Great looking ride! Gratz on the luck fining a low mile example! Not a fan of the white lettering on the tires tho. Might be the first mod I would do...
    1990 Anniversary 5 speed: Built 4/90
    Motor is finally in and it is ALIVE!

    1990 Anniversary 5 speed parts car. Built 2/90


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    I love raised white letters only with BF Goodrich Radial TA tires... these Goodyears are brand new so they'll last me a little while. Until next fall after summer at the dragstrip will take its toll on them haha

    The only thing I notice is that it drips some oil and I cannot tell from where, but at the same time with the low miles I cannot complain. Just installed a K&N cylinder shape filter (removed the air box and silencer), new fog light bulbs, LED license plate lights, and xenon white door lights.

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    Nice, clean looking car. I got my 1st Bird, a '76 with a 460, at 17.
    Last edited by scskydivin; 11-22-2012 at 02:00 PM. Reason: oops, my bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scskydivin View Post
    You may want to switch the wheels to the opposite side that they're currently on. They are directional & yours are on the wrong side.
    I can't read the tires, but if you're referring to the rims, the 89-91s had four identical rims, with the spokes curving clockwise. 2 faced backwards and 2 faced forwards. Switching them won't change anything.

    This wasn't "fixed" until the 92 model.

    By the way, nice car

    Eric

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    Thanks for the comments everyone! Yeah the wheels on this are all identical... my 95 TBird had 2 for the left side, 2 for the right which was a pain when it came time to tire rotations.

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    Some of my recent pictures after detailing the car and installing a K&N filter on it.








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    Nice looking ride! Congrats on the find(I'm jealous). Your oil leak might be dripping from the lower intercooler tube, if so install a catch can.

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    i'd turn those tires around so the white letters face in.

    Car looks to be in really nice condition.
    Scott Long
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    Black on black leather, lowered, 18x9 Chrome Saleens...

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    Very nice looking SC.

    David
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    Need to flip your shoulder belt over 1/2 turn CW looking towards the latch. Then it will fit correctly when its closed. I like the white letters.
    Last edited by TbirdSCFan; 12-11-2012 at 04:00 PM.

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