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    Starting to drive my 95 more regularly

    After sitting for much of the past 4 or 5 years, I started by driving on a local car cruise last fall. I followed that by driving it to the Midwest Bash and a local car show on New Years day. I drove it again today and finally grabbed a new picture for my garage page. My plan is to drive my cars more often this year, and I hope everyone else can do the same.Attachment 70442
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
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    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt K View Post
    After sitting for much of the past 4 or 5 years, I started by driving on a local car cruise last fall. I followed that by driving it to the Midwest Bash and a local car show on New Years day. I drove it again today and finally grabbed a new picture for my garage page. My plan is to drive my cars more often this year, and I hope everyone else can do the same.Attachment 70442
    Looks good Kurt but you need to put some new clear headlights in it, it would make a world of difference in the look...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickleman60 View Post
    Looks good Kurt but you need to put some new clear headlights in it, it would make a world of difference in the look...........
    Yep, the headlights definitely suck! I think I have a NOS set I was saving until after a repaint, but I should probably look at getting some aftermarket lights for now.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    I have been driving my five speed car a little since i got it mostly lined out. It still has a couple issues that bug me. Its hard to drive one of these things when you get spoiled by new stuff lol expecialy ones that are close to stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob_Royer View Post
    I have been driving my five speed car a little since i got it mostly lined out. It still has a couple issues that bug me. Its hard to drive one of these things when you get spoiled by new stuff lol expecialy ones that are close to stock.
    Guess I'm lucky I'm not spoiled with new stuff. Our 2008 Expedition is the newest thing I own.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt K View Post
    Guess I'm lucky I'm not spoiled with new stuff. Our 2008 Expedition is the newest thing I own.
    The 2012 f150 ecoboost ruined me.. now I dd a 2016 fusion it makes it really hard to go back to 90s stuff. An sc with less than 400hp is a complete bore. I have 4 supercoupes and with the exception of my red one the f150 will run circles around all of them. The fusion out handles and out stops all of them! Even the ones with cobra brakes! And the performance is not too bad compared to a stock sc I get in an sc for two days and am ready to go back to heated seats, satellite radio and 34mpg on 87 octane. . The five speed car is fun to drive but needs about 100 more rwhp to keep my interest. No doubt I enjoy driving them! I just find myself going back to the newer stuff really quickly. I even sold our cobra it got to where we never drove it becuase it sucked in so many ways compared to the newer vehicles. This is why I refuse to test drive a new mustang gt I'd be having a supercoupe fire sale and buying one if I did
    Last edited by Jacob_Royer; 01-06-2020 at 11:39 PM.
    93 SC Red Aod 4.2/2.3lwhipple 422rwhp 11.360
    2013 Shootout Bracket ET First Place
    2015 Shootout Car Show Honerable Mention
    2016 Shootout Mod-1 First Place
    2018 Shootout Pro Street Runner Up
    Coming soon new motor 2300 TVS etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt K View Post
    After sitting for much of the past 4 or 5 years, I started by driving on a local car cruise last fall. I followed that by driving it to the Midwest Bash and a local car show on New Years day. I drove it again today and finally grabbed a new picture for my garage page. My plan is to drive my cars more often this year, and I hope everyone else can do the same.Attachment 70442

    Looks good, no sense in having them sit and not drive em

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbirdsc357 View Post
    Looks good, no sense in having them sit and not drive em
    My 95 has sat for at least 17 years safe in the garage. Very tough to find the initiative to work on. All it needed was motor mounts in 2002 but now is will need a bunch more. I drive a 16 scat pack daily so you should understand my reluctance to find the time.

    Last big outing was Carlisle back in 2001 I think.

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    It's also my New Year's resolution to drive Kurt's SC's more often. Thanks Kurt. I'm looking forward to racking up a lot of miles on your SC's.
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    I still drive either the Buick, C10, or Coug at least a few times a week. Life is too short to leave them sit in the garage.

    Gratuitous shot of the Coug covered in salt dust out in 19-degree weather this evening.
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    Gratuitous shot of the Coug.
    Very nice pic, thanks for sharing.

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