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Thread: 1993 sc w/37k miles, should I restore and sell, keep, or sell as is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUDXR7 View Post
    I have to say, depending on the overall condition of the body (paint not withstanding), engine/drivetrain and interior, at $1k for 37k mile example, you are way ahead of the game. Paint it and bolt on up to 250 rwhp (easy) for less than $4k and be done with it. You'll have a blast and reliable daily driver for $5k or less. Most of us have WAY more than that into it. But there's the problem, it's difficult to say enough is enough, there's always a next round mods if your not careful.
    OK I'm kinda hooked.. today is my birthday, I'm finally getting it dropped off today. I will take a video and post the link. Honestly I've been reading forums day and night for a week, and yes this motor, drivetrain, interior, body, and overall owner appreciation seems unbeatable.. no punk in his hand me down muscle car is going to embarrass me that's the biggest thing. I am a little racer, but I like to do it quick and off the line and the cruise like it never happened. My brothers 04 cobra sounded so sick.. the exaust from the back was monsterous.. but I haven't seen anything like that from the sc's on YouTube yet. I figure just the loud whine will satisfy my needs, all quiet and ~~~~ like, what's up I'm cruising then eeeeeeehhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!! The supercharger comes out of nowhere. I sold an acura cl 3.0 vtec for this car because of the rwd, my cobra love, and the intense maturity of the sccoa.com community. I will make it a nice mostly stock daily driver until it melts or whatever then one day if I get the cash I'll do the 04 cobra swap. I want to get deep dish rims though, I was thinking since I have to stay white, I should do black headlight/tailights covers, deep dish black five spoke rims with the little bolts around them, and possibly the cobra r hood. As far as upgrades, heafgaskets from the best place I can order with best studs, replace every single bolt on this thing I can, and start with intake/intercooler exaust and the best tires.. keep in mind I still have stock rims and spoiler. I could go for the sleeper look kinda like an Oldsmobile look, but I feel the sc looks way better with fat tires and a fat hood.

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    Damn, how long was that sitting outside? It does NOT look like 37k.... still though, if there's no rot you may be in good shape. There were just recently some s-port m90's on ebay which would go a long way to your goal. I would say, at the least, a late model (94-95) blower should be near the top of your list. And free up your exhaust...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUDXR7 View Post
    Damn, how long was that sitting outside? It does NOT look like 37k.... still though, if there's no rot you may be in good shape. There were just recently some s-port m90's on ebay which would go a long way to your goal. I would say, at the least, a late model (94-95) blower should be near the top of your list. And free up your exhaust...
    Yeah.. Prolly 20 years. It has its ugly side but it has fresh fluids, ready for some new supercharger bolts to put the freshly rebuilt m90 back on. New wheel hubs, new harmonic balancer.. carpet and dash are spotless... I know it's gonna take the rest of my money this year but I'm down eff it.

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    A lot of work to do there. If it's clean (no rust) as others have suggested then you might have a diamond in the rough. Or it's just rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potshotscott View Post
    A lot of work to do there. If it's clean (no rust) as others have suggested then you might have a diamond in the rough. Or it's just rough.
    It's pretty solid, just minor oxidation. Still if I get to the point where I'm dumping money into it, I'll sell it for what I can get and just go for anything ls1 and leave most fully built sc's in the dust. The more I see how much it takes to make decent numbers in an sc the more I lean toward an ls1.

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    Yeah I'm putting up for sale until or unless I get to it before it sells. $2,000 firm takes it. Runs and drives as is like it's ready to be cleaned up and appreciated. No ac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennypaul26 View Post
    Yeah I'm putting up for sale until or unless I get to it before it sells. $2,000 firm takes it. Runs and drives as is like it's ready to be cleaned up and appreciated. No ac.
    What the hell does this even mean? You tout the fact you got this car for $1k (which incidentally is about what it's worth judging by your pics) and then a few days later, having done nothing to it, exclaim the price of this cars is $2k firm. What? Oh, and there is no "until or unless", it is only "unless".
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    Agree lame to waste everyones time. That much mold clear coat is done. Good luck on your flip...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creighton View Post
    Agree lame to waste everyones time. That much mold clear coat is done. Good luck on your flip...
    Creighton
    Just because I got it for 1k doesn't mean you will. I came here for experienced advice but if even sc owners are saying it's a piece of ~~~~, what is it worth to me? I'm sure a running supercharged car will sell for 2k with 37k miles, clear coat is not even a concern, the metal is fine so a decent paint over and a new clear coat will fix that. And waste everyone's time? Really? What the ~~~~ I work 7 days a week and I'm trying to do this on the side, take your negative comments back to ford where they belong. I honestly thought I was going to meet some cool educated people not another stuck up forum of people with nothing better to do than judge me for trying to decide if it's a project worth investing in or throw it away. 2k firm unless you actually have cash in my face not dissing my bird. I'm more interested in an ls1 now that I see how disgusting the sccoa community can be toward a new member with much enthusiasm and nothing negative to say.
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    Highest offer takes it. I'll do my thing without the generous support of the sc community. And not mad. Thank you to all who did take the time to try and help, I really appreciate it. I posted it in cars for sale. You may flame on it there if you'd like I'm about done here. One more thing...
    Last edited by Kennypaul26; 05-30-2017 at 11:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUDXR7 View Post
    What the hell does this even mean? You tout the fact you got this car for $1k (which incidentally is about what it's worth judging by your pics) and then a few days later, having done nothing to it, exclaim the price of this cars is $2k firm. What? Oh, and there is no "until or unless", it is only "unless".

    There is an until it sells, most people who buy cars from me keep in contact for affordable work and diagnosis of issues. So yes until or unless. Correct your attitude not my freedom of speech sir.

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    This was very helpful:
    https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fo...e/51502/page2/

    My brother loved his 04 cobra mystichrome 1 of 495. Before he died he told me I should get a supercoupe.. this car could mean alot to me. He had an ls1 camaro, 04 cobra, 96 gts w/s281 in it, and a 92 foxbody 5.0 at the same time... at 24. I want to shape this car up and put in memory of.. but if it's truly junk I should sell it for what it's worth and go for another or an ls1.. I'm just under alot of stress right now I'm alone and idk what to do. I'm walking a good distance to work every day just dreaming of the supercharger whine... besides, if I fix this up, enjoy it till 150k, rebuild it with the 04 cobra motor, it would be my car til I die.

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    I'm not fixing your freedom of speech. I'm questioning your grasp of the English language. When using a conjunction like "or" one should be able to remove either objective and have the sentence still make logical sense. In your case it does not.

    The metal is not fine on that car. There is a clear dent on the front fender. Do you even know what's under the side skirts? Under the hood is clearly rusting.

    Claiming you'll just buy an ls1 and leave most fully built sc's in the dust is not positive or respectful. It is forum racing and immature.

    I came back to direct you to an eBay link for an s-port blower casing because this IS a supportive community for new owners. But then I saw your disillusion and thought, nah, he's not a worth my time. You clearly have some other issues goin on and the bastards at sccoa are the least of them. Good luck with the sale, I like for these cars to fetch as much as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUDXR7 View Post
    I'm not fixing your freedom of speech. I'm questioning your grasp of the English language. When using a conjunction like "or" one should be able to remove either objective and have the sentence still make logical sense. In your case it does not.

    The metal is not fine on that car. There is a clear dent on the front fender. Do you even know what's under the side skirts? Under the hood is clearly rusting.

    Claiming you'll just buy an ls1 and leave most fully built sc's in the dust is not positive or respectful. It is forum racing and immature.

    I came back to direct you to an eBay link for an s-port blower casing because this IS a supportive community for new owners. But then I saw your disillusion and thought, nah, he's not a worth my time. You clearly have some other issues goin on and the bastards at sccoa are the least of them. Good luck with the sale, I like for these cars to fetch as much as possible.
    Hold on. Immature is to continue arguing and not stay on subject, which I'm sorry for that, but hands down I dont feel any love on this site, which was supposed to be the living soul of the sc. I saw a car, worked for it. It's ugly, you don't think an owner judges his car the hardest unless he is a street punk that's never been outside of a honda? If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, someone else can use the fresh parts it still has, and yes i looked under the car. I like the sound of an ls1, and it would take a mean mustang to keep up, no supercoupe with less than what.. 5-10k invested with constant checkups is going to stick with it? Oh and don't get me started on the problems the camaros have.. they are electrical nightmares, and good luck getting a six speed, but the community is amazing. And more... modern. The problems these cars seem to face isn't worth it's supposedly legendary "fun to drive" label.. but turbo the ~~~~ out of it and it may keep up. Easy way. I'm not a racer, but don't push me. If it's gonna be a a dead end conversation due to poor judgement don't bother. For all you know I'm actually planning to restore it myself just to prove how wrong you can be by jumping to conclusions. How hard is it to replace a thunderbird fender? I'm sure we got a tbird or two out in the scrap yard.
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