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Thread: New to me 1994 SC 5 speed...Teal v2.0 :)

  1. #16
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    The car is nice but REALLY digging the mccallan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUDXR7 View Post
    The car is nice but REALLY digging the mccallan...
    That macallan 12 yr is my staple scotch . Small pleasures in life help me get into a good mood to tinker with the cars. Therapy really.
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    So....fresh bag o' goodies and fresh bottle of Macallan...well not so fresh by the time the pic was taken .

    Was only able to get through a few things this weekend.





    First and foremost...Ripper shifter instal yay!

    Took out the entire center console and gauge cluster. As you can see the shifter was in very poor shape.



    Out it comes and new ripper ready to go! I also found in my parts stash an old 94-95 OEM boot. It comes as heaven sent since the boot in my current console was not the original for this year...so that's going in also after all is tidied up.



    Since the shifter was coming out it was perfect time to do a fluid flush. Another thing that worked out was that as I was looking in the shed I found just enough fluid for the change (penzoil bottle is about half way) so I didn't have to buy any!



    Glad I did it...from the service history the last change was about 4 or 5 yrs ago...but look at this gunk in the drain plug! That large piece seems to be from some of the shifter shims.



    Also replaced the DIN bezel with one in very good shape and most importantly a fully seated clock. Also replaced my maintenance monitor which has some bad contacts and the low fluid lights wouldn't come on. I installed one from an automatic car with the Trac Control because I have a little project I'm working on and will use that button . I tried color coding the fluid lights...green for coolant, red for gas and blue for washer fluid...but the blue bulb looks green. Not sure why...may try blue LED next time around.



    That was it for this weekend. Still have console and dash pieces out for a thorough cleaning. Also still working on the speedo...I replaced the gear, it worked for a couple miles but then stopped working. GOtta check it out...good thing I didn't put everything back together...i woulda been pissed.

    Til next week!
    Last edited by CaifanSC; 09-07-2017 at 11:15 PM.
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    you gotta ditch that hot air intake..make a 3in intake from black pcv pipe..its sooo simple and it routs then filter rite into the fender.cost 30 for clamps piping and all. cant beat that. plus its plastic so its doesn't get heat soaked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenBird View Post
    you gotta ditch that hot air intake..make a 3in intake from black pcv pipe..its sooo simple and it routs then filter rite into the fender.cost 30 for clamps piping and all. cant beat that. plus its plastic so its doesn't get heat soaked.
    This car is one of 820 with this engine tranny combo, I would not jack my 94 five speed up by doing something like that and I kinda doubt that Mr. CaifanSC will. These cars came with a cold air intake from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 820 View Post
    This car is one of 820 with this engine tranny combo, I would not jack my 94 five speed up by doing something like that and I kinda doubt that Mr. CaifanSC will. These cars came with a cold air intake from the factory.
    Aha! Now I get your user name

    You would be correct. I wish I could get the supercharger sound from a metal intake system (the MAC is by far my favorite), but I'm going to sacrifice the sound for an OEM look. As you can see in my pic I was able to source an OEM air box & intake hose (correct F4XX part numbers) with the original "SC" sticker. That's going to get cleaned up, remove the K&N sticker and put back in the car with a motorcraft air filter.

    As 820 mentioned, technically the stock intake is a "cold air" system as it picks up air from under the car and not from the engine bay. That's good enough for me .
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    Ya I originally had the user name of 722, but my Marti report changed that to 820.I was very lucky to have found my car. I saved it from a kid who went with his dad to the bank. When they returned I was putting the paper work in my pocket. I prolly saved his life. Lol! If I do any mods to my car it will be internal with all external mods looking to be factory built. If you do not allready have a Marti report is a nice addition for your car. I think there were 126,000 t bird's sold in 1994. Our cars are few and far between especially if they have not been goofed on. I think I would like to have a five speed anniversery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 820 View Post
    I think I would like to have a five speed anniversery.
    You and I both brother! I had an anniversary 5speed but it wasn't fully loaded so it wasn't exactly as I wanted it. Kinda what happened with my old teal 94...it fully loaded just like my current one....but automatic so it had to go until I landed this one.

    Forgot to mention a couple things

    Added the correct ground bolt for the pusher fan relay from this



    to this



    & swapped out the burned out ARC green connector in the center console. Old one was showing signs of melting.

    Last edited by CaifanSC; 09-07-2017 at 11:16 PM.
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    I like the way you are using correct (as best you can) parts. Keep up the good work. People who are not familiar with this platform just don't get it. I was at a car show and some guy n his ole lady walked by. She asked What my car was. He told her it was a Cadillac as they walked by. She said " but it says thunderbird SC on the bumper" he just kept walking. I smiled at her she knew. Trying to find the simplest part can be just as tough as if it were a hemi cuda. Actualy toughr in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 820 View Post
    I like the way you are using correct (as best you can) parts. Keep up the good work. People who are not familiar with this platform just don't get it. I was at a car show and some guy n his ole lady walked by. She asked What my car was. He told her it was a Cadillac as they walked by. She said " but it says thunderbird SC on the bumper" he just kept walking. I smiled at her she knew. Trying to find the simplest part can be just as tough as if it were a hemi cuda. Actualy toughr in my opinion.
    Thank you kindly. Yeah, as these become rarer they seem to attract attention. They're striking cars stock...don't need much to keep them looking good.

    Had a couple issues with the car after the shifter install...not related with the install itself, it was just bad timing. Somehow the radiator fan blade was missing the fastener but managed to stay put for a (very) long time. As I was coming back from the airport a couple weeks ago the temps started going up which was unusual. Fast forward a few days and found out that the fan motor installed was the wrong one and that was the reason there was no fastener installed at the end. Details here:

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...ement-thoughts

    New Siemens fan and clip installed.






    Coolant topped off, temps back to normal and put some more miles to test the operation of the speedo gear after resetting one more time.

    All's good for now!

    Last edited by CaifanSC; 09-07-2017 at 11:16 PM.
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    took out the nimble beast to the surrounding countryside to go pumpkin shopping . Cooling issue 100% resolved...now to tackle that intermittent no start. I have a feeling it's the ignition switch. Will be ordering new Motorcraft switch & Clutch Pedal Position sensor just in case. Unless there is some sort of break in the circuit, one of those has to be the fix to the intermittent issue.

    Nice fall drive...I've driven the bimmers to this same area and the SC simply feels ....different. I digs.



    Last edited by CaifanSC; 09-07-2017 at 11:17 PM.
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    My 94 will do the same thing. Post up what you find out. I don't have the time to mess with it. I am doing up an old iron head sporty that I have. Bikes love em. My Grand father rode and I was lucky enough to have rode beside him when I was a kid.

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    I pulled my car out so I could powder coat some more bike parts. When I went to pull it back in it did it again. I carefully shoved the clutch down harder after a few failed start attempts. It cranked right up. I just think maybe my safety switch is out of adjustment. Its going to be a while before I mess with it unless I get a wild hair.

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    I'm starting to wonder if this is a blessing on 94 cars

    I got the same finicky pedal behavior on my old black 94 and on the Teal when it acts up. However, on my old 94 I remember changing the Clutch Pedal Position sensor and the problem didn't go away...that's why I wanted to try both CPP & ignition switch this time. Will keep ya posted!


    PS: in case you want to see my old post about this:

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...o-clutch-pedal
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
    Old: 89 SC auto Twilight Blue, 89 SC stick Titanium, 90 35th stick, 92 Sport 5.0L stick, 94 SC stick Black, 1994 SC Auto Teal
    Also: 1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red

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    I had to make the switch mount on mine. ( the plastic clip) my safety switch had been by passed and at the time I was not able to find a replacement. So I made one. I have since found the clip but have never changed it out. I may change this winter----- maybe. My bike comes first. I will read your old post. My car has some funky aftermarket alarm that had been hacked into the fuse block and other places. I thought maybe I missed something. But not since you are having the same problem.

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