Pictures of how I wrenched on my 89-97 Ford Thunderbird SC.
I was searching for a car worth working on for quite a while. New cars are too expensive and half the parts are made in China. And I do not want a damn CVT constant variable POS.
All the Jap cars are designed for a skinny 5' 4" asian. I am more of the classic big fat American. What about German Cars? They fit my bulk. Replacement parts are expensive for German Cars and the resale is low. Mercedes are flashy for my taste. BMW's are for douchebags. Audi's are for pussy douchebags! You know it's true. That leaves American cars. Chrysler built the PT Cruiser, so they are out. GM and Ford are all that's left.
Whatever I got, regardless of year, would require me to get my old ass out of this chair and under the engine. So I want something I care enough about to bother. Something with a bit of style. The Buick Grand National (Buick owned by GM) was a beauty. Classic looks. Interesting engine. I had my eye out for one of those. Still do.
I was also looking at the Thunderbird SC. A nice example came up for sale on Craigslist last summer (2017). I had to travel a few hours away to look at it, and I am glad I did. It had some mechanical issues. But the paint and interior were very nice. Low mileage. Well cared for. All stock. I haggled a bit and felt like I was a wheeler dealer. And I got a crackin Thunderbird Supercoupe!
This thing feels like a Lincoln inside. Plush carpets, leather seats, electric everything. It has a 3.8 litre Essex V6 engine, AOD automatic transmission. SUPERCHARGED. When I put my foot down, it howls and takes off. SUPERCHARGED! I have a car with a supercharger! And an intercooler too! Even cooler! When I get the windows tinted I will be the king of 11th grade!
But it looks a bit like a POS 1994 Buick LeSabre. I am pretty happy with that combination. Lincoln luxury, supercharged, disguised as a POS LeSabre.
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Think: Cars are expensive, powerful, and heavy. Before I start work, I face the possibility that I will destroy my vehicle, my own life, and innocent pedestrians' lives. If anyone messes with a 4000 lb machine capable of 100 mph, these are real possibilities. If I get in over my head, I call a professional mechanic. The information on this website is provided only for entertainment purposes, and it is not intended as advice on how to service a vehicle. For all you know I made this up. Don`t believe everything you read on the internet.
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Last modified: 9/25/2017