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Thread: 1st post as a new S/C owner

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2017
    West Allis, WI

    1st post as a new S/C owner

    Well guys and gals, another one of my "bucket list" cars has been purchased. I'm not sure it was a good deal or not yet, but it's a start.

    A little history on myself. Years ago I went through the Ford ASSET program and became a Ford technician, then proceeded into a GM dealership where I spent decades working on Buick, Pontiac and GMCs. The service downturn hit, went back to school and became a Engineer working in the Factory Control area for neither Ford or GM. Still involved with cars as a hobby, just not a profession.

    I've had a 1987 Turbo Coupe for some time and a good friend mentioned that he inherited a 1989 S/C from his brother. He didn't have much interest and wondered if I did. I made a fair offer on the car and now it is in my garage. The more I look at it, the rougher it gets, but I am picky.

    I'll enclose a few pictures, (plus one of my T/C) but it's a one owner, 34K mile car that I would love to save. Everything seems to work besides the ABS, but I can search on that. (I've been through this problem on my T/C)

    History on the car... My friends brother was an Engineer at Ford when the S/C first debuted. He optioned it and watched it get built. (in my friends words, with pictures though) My friends brother had some medical issues and lost use of his legs, that caused the car to sit in the garage for years. When the brother passed it was shipped to my friend who had a shop get it road worthy again, and that's when I purchased it.

    The car actually drives great. No squeaks or rattles like on my 87, just a nice solid ride. The main issue is the aftermarket sunroof that his brother put in when the car was a year old. That's a big issue that I hope to fix with a new aftermarket unit, but only time will tell. I'm still researching that.

    Alright, introduction is done. Time to start some research.......

    Thanks, Justin
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Welcome to the forum. Nice cars! Just find everything with the search function. If not just ask.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Denver Area
    Sweet 34K. Do they salt roads in Wisconsin?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Adrian, Michigan
    Welcome. It looks to be in pretty fair shape from the pictures. My guess is your going to fall in love it once you get the minor issues worked out.
    SCCoA Member # 490 since 1997
    1995 SC (five speed) 12.8913@105.86
    Best 60' 1.7489

    1994 SC (automatic) 13.4829@100.23mph
    Best 60' 1.8539 On a stock long block with bolt on's

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Greenville, IN
    Welcome to the club - nice SC and TC!
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

  6. #6
    Welcome and nice find!!!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Herrin Illinois
    welcome aboard!
    member #2488
    2016 shootout Best of show award
    2015 Carlisle Best of show modified, 1st place 92 93 SC and Celebrity's choice award winner.
    2014 Shootout Best of show 1st award winner
    2014 Comp cams VIP Car craft street machine nationals

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    One thing to have on the top of priority list is open up the exhaust, stock exhaust is horrible. Head gaskets go out on these cars. How quickly they go is up to how they are treated. But opening up exhaust goes a long way to help that issue out.

    Congrats you should love it, very fun car to have.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Salem OR
    See post #5 here, from 2005, about head gaskets...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Tidewater area, Virginia
    Very nice SC, love the turn indicator light on the 89s
    My Garage

    95 5spd Pearl White SC, "Millennium TBird" (erst Dr. Jekyll)
    95 Automatic Red SC

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