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    The Super Chicken has Arrived

    So I finally picked up the Bird last night. Traffic was horrible but it was worth it. I finally got to drive the bird and was very surprised on the torque. While it may not be as fast as some of my previous vehicles, it really throws you into that awesome seat. So far very fun. Surprisingly I got 14.4 mpg towing it home from CT to LI in my crew cab. For an F150 she really towed well.

    Some photos...







    The body is mint, never hit, garaged since new. It has 114k on the clock and it was a family member that was the original 1 owner car. She even had the old school car phone installed. I love the tape holder in the center console. Really brought me back in time... Its hard to believe 1989 was 24 years ago... crazy...

    The mods are about to begin!!!
    Last edited by jjklongisland; 07-26-2013 at 08:37 AM.

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    Car looks great! If you need a hand with any work or anything like that just let me know, you're not far away from me at all. You're lucky to have a car you know the history on

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIVipers View Post
    Car looks great! If you need a hand with any work or anything like that just let me know, you're not far away from me at all. You're lucky to have a car you know the history on
    Thanks... We will definitely have to get together... I am always in your neck of the woods... I would live to pick your brain as I am a supercoupe newb...

    Joe

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    Joe,

    Sounds good. Just be careful when driving it around at first if its been sitting. Start with replacing plugs and wires right off the bat, it's a worthwhile thing to do on these cars. My car was sitting for a few years as well and these managed to cause problems when i first got it back on the road

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    Nice looking car
    1994 Supercoupe 5spd Custom, first to buy a 2.1L Big Bore Kenne Bell Twin Screw for an SC
    Old numbers on 1.7l AR SC: 415WHP off the bottle-12.2535 @112.18 off the bottle. Best TQ to date 516ft/lbs, New numbers 480whp on dream crusher.
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    Thanks guys.

    I am buying oil, oil filter, and fuel filter on my way home from work tonight. Next is spark plugs, wires and belts. Full tank of Premium fuel with tektron additive in it. After that new radiator and all new rubber houses. New brake pads and rotors.

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    Nice looking car! Looks like a cleaner lower mileage twin of mine! I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like with those new rims you got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMikeyL View Post
    Nice looking car! Looks like a cleaner lower mileage twin of mine! I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like with those new rims you got.
    Thanks... Me 2... I think i am just going to test fit them to one side of the car tonight because I really want to see how they will look. I will take some pictures if I do...

    What do you think about painting the black side moldings to match the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjklongisland View Post
    Thanks... Me 2... I think i am just going to test fit them to one side of the car tonight because I really want to see how they will look. I will take some pictures if I do...

    What do you think about painting the black side moldings to match the car?
    Are you referring to the door moldings going down the side of the car or all the trim around the windshield/windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIVipers View Post
    Are you referring to the door moldings going down the side of the car or all the trim around the windshield/windows
    The black door moldings that go down the sides and bumper...

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    Congrats on the sc, it looks great!

    I saw a picture of a white car with the moldings painted to match. I thought it looked really good. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it.
    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjklongisland View Post
    The black door moldings that go down the sides and bumper...
    Leave 'em - they match the new wheels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    Leave 'em - they match the new wheels....
    I know, I am torn. I will give it some time...

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    I want to see it after it's lowered...can't wait to see those 'wells filled a bit more.

    This what an Eibach 1.5" drop with 1 1/8" rear sway bar and staggered tire sizes look like on mine...
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    Last edited by KMT; 07-27-2013 at 03:07 PM.

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