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    No start - Injectors won't fire

    Do you have a chip, or the actual quarter horse in the computer? If it is the quarter horse, I have had the battery go bad before and prevent the car from starting, so you might want to try removing that from the ECM and seeing if it will start without it.
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    Please post or forward me your Marti reports

    It says 72 cars were ordered by the pacific Canada district sales office. Whether that is the only DSO that could order cars for BC, or whether all the cars ordered by that DSO were destined for BC is not specified by the report. As for carfax, I trust the Marti report more than I trust carfax...
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    2021 Hot Rod power Tour

    I’m planning on doing it this year, although it may be in my truck, assuming I get it done in time.
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    2021 Midwest Spring Meet and Road Rally (revised rally starting time 033121)

    I wish I could come! I dropped an engine on my foot February 1st, broke a few bones in it, and won’t be back up and able to drive for probably another 6-8 weeks, so I have to miss it, but if you do it again next year, I’ll make sure to make it out. Have fun everyone!
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    WTB Ford Escort ZX2 (or other FWD Ford).

    On ice, unless you have studded tires, you are just along for the ride, it doesn’t matter what wheels are being driven. The added weight over the front wheels helps a FWD car get traction to start moving from a dead stop, but once you are moving, that advantage is gone. A tire has a finite...
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    WTB Ford Escort ZX2 (or other FWD Ford).

    It amazes me that people keep wanting FWD for snow. I would never think about going out in the snow in FWD. It is single point of failure in a situation where failure is almost guaranteed! In snowy conditions, your drive wheels are going to lose traction at some point. If you have RWD, your...
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    SCCoA forum issues

    That email is dead. The right email address is midnightoilnj@gmail.com. I just checked, and it was sitting in my drafts folder, so it looks like I forgot to hit send. You should have it now.
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    SCCoA forum issues

    Email sent. There are more examples than what I sent you, but I didn’t go through everything. Also how do I delete old messages? I was looking for a delete option, but didn’t see it.
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    SCCoA forum issues

    Minor issue with the private messages. A few messages I didn’t recognize were in my inbox, listed as coming in on various dates in 2020. Upon clicking on them, the messages are actually from back in October 2006, and are between other people. I can just delete them easily enough, but you might...
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    Possible Trade: 1990 Cougar XR7

    Well that didn’t take long!
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    Street Tire Choice

    A load index of 96 means it can support 1565lbs per tire. A 101 can support 1819lbs per tire. Assuming 50% weight over the back tires at 4500lbs, that is only 1125lbs per tire, so well under the capability of the tire. Where the problem comes in is that the load index is based on maximum tire...
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    Inconsistent Boost

    A misfire would cause a temporary boost spike. Your problem is likely ignition related, and the boost spike is a symptom, not the cause.
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    Thinking about 3.8 SC for race car swap - got some questions!

    I would try to steer you away from the SC engine for endurance racing. These engines make lots of torque, which makes them great for drag cars or street cars, but they are very sensitive to heat, and tend to blow head gaskets when beat on, so for road racing in a lightweight chassis, a 5.0 is a...
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    Head Gasket Advice

    One quick tip I use on any larger jobs, get yourself a sharpie marker and a pack of zip-lock freezer bags. Put small parts or bolts for any particular thing in a bag and label it with the sharpie (Exhaust manifold, left accessory bracket, ps pump, alternator, etc). This takes only a few...
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    1990 Cougar XR7, Red with Black Leather Interior, 152k Auto and Sunroof $2500 obo

    Any pics of the 89 5-speed? What kind of shape and how much?
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    Wtb long tube headers

    If you swapped an SC motor into an SN95, then you will need 3.8 SN95 specific headers. I’m sure there are more options for that than the MN12 platform has, so you should have plenty of options.
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    1989 SC for sale

    Where is it located? Any rust? What condition is the interior? Did any rodents or animals get into it over the last 20 years? Automatic or manual? Sunroof? Color? Pics? Mileage?
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    65 Thunderbird

    Very nice!
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    2021 Midwest Spring Meet and Road Rally (revised rally starting time 033121)

    Carlisle was fun, but nothing like a good long road trip to get your mind off of everything!
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    2021 Midwest Spring Meet and Road Rally (revised rally starting time 033121)

    I can't commit yet, but I'm going to try to make it out to this. I need to do something to get away from the depressing craziness that has been all around me for the last 8 months.
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