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    The revamp of my 1995 SC

    As some know, my Pearl 95 SC has been down since the big Carlisle 2015 Thunderbird Anny gathering. My trip to and from was nerve racking as the car developed issues (now traced to a melted wiring harnesses), entire trip the car ran with hesitation and missing...it was at that time I decided the best option was to entrust Chris Vining with my car to make the repairs needed. He had jokingly (or maybe seriously) had said "let me just fix the car correctly" ...so he took the car Fall of 2015. Together we set the expectation work would start when he wasn't busy at his shop and when the full build parts were in possession. At that time he and I developed a plan to build something right the first time. When something I needed would come on the boards/facebook to save a penny - he'd quickly text or call and it would be bought. Every part, gasket, fluid, cleaner I thought he would need was purchased. Did the majority of this for a full year, it's been a real work in progress and truly at times I forget that I own the car. I remind myself that the end results will be well worth the wait and effort that has been put in by everyone who is making this happen.

    Before I get to far into this, I really want to give the credit due to those involved. Chris Vining, for doing all the heavy lifting. I feel fortunate that you like me enough to want to work on my junk. Dave Clark...for remembering our conversation over beers 2 years prior about wanting "dibs" on the AR Kit if you were to ever upgraded. Ken Wagner - thanks for building the parts needed for the AR Kit for my car, your craftsmanship and the parts you build for this platform are really special! Thank you !

    The Changes:
    MPX replaced with - 1.7 Autorotor Install
    Home Grown Front mount setup replaced with - MP Front Mount Setup / Griffin Fan Designed for Unit
    95mm MP throttlebody
    Install A/C back into the car - every piece brand new.
    New Plugs/wires/fluids
    Engine Bay Cleaned up / Painted
    Snow Kit Installed
    LC1 Wide Band kit installed
    Aeromotive 340 Fuel Pump installed
    3 Gauge pillar pod installed
    All new aftermarket pulleys - aluminum crank/water pump/jack shaft/power steering
    Everything Chromed to avoid polishing work

    Pictures to follow.

    -Tim
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    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

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    So as for the starting point - Most remember my car and engine bay looking something like this:



    Needless to say after time in the elements and just sitting...Chris started off his work with:






    The engine bay with lots of filth removed:



    Starting to clean things up - painting the needed areas to make it look show worthy:



    The parts shipped off to be chromed and a few teaser pictures of what I've seen before shipping:



    Ken Building the Plenums needed for the AR - and when it arrived:



    -Tim
    Last edited by Tim Groth; 05-25-2017 at 03:30 PM.
    Current Collection
    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

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    sweet! looks great i really need to do this myself
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    Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    When you pop the hood it will be kind of like looking at my own car lol
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    Looking forward to this finished ! Thanks for the post.
    Pearl 95 here as well.
    Creighton

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    Thumbs up

    I to can't wait to read about the finished product but looks good now. Hopefully I'll get some encouragement from your project to start on my 95 SC.
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. Still a long road ahead before this one is done. All chrome parts should be here this week, so hopefully Chris will send me some pictures so I can document this.

    Here's another teaser I received. Alternator was rebuilt by someone Dave Clark knows...higher amp internals so I should be good there in the future.

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    -Tim
    Current Collection
    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

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    Box 1 has arrived back from the chrome shop - really looks great! Feel it was worth the expense for the WOW factor and the ability to keep it clean. Can't wait for box 2 to show up later today.

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    -Tim
    Current Collection
    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

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    those look beautiful, Tim. I couldn't be that patient lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Groth View Post
    Box 1 has arrived back from the chrome shop - really looks great! Feel it was worth the expense for the WOW factor and the ability to keep it clean. Can't wait for box 2 to show up later today.

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    -Tim
    I see that you still plan on running that pain in the azz alternator bracket, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Groth View Post
    Box 1 has arrived back from the chrome shop - really looks great! Feel it was worth the expense for the WOW factor and the ability to keep it clean. Can't wait for box 2 to show up later today.

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    -Tim
    Very Very nice.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickleman60 View Post
    I see that you still plan on running that pain in the azz alternator bracket, why?
    It was sent by accident and because of that it was chromed. Guess it could always be installed to throw more bling...otherwise it will just be a piece of wall art in the garage.

    -Tim
    Current Collection
    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

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    Wow. Going to be outstanding.
    Creighton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Groth View Post
    Box 1 has arrived back from the chrome shop - really looks great! Feel it was worth the expense for the WOW factor and the ability to keep it clean. Can't wait for box 2 to show up later today.

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    -Tim

    Ok.. new guy here.. my sc needs some serious love, and the whole chroming thing is brilliant. How much would it cost in your opinion for me to get all my pulleys and pipes, (supercharger tube also) chromed? This is a truly cool project!!!

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