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Many of you have seen my old car: http://green.lucidgreen.com/taurus/PICS/burnout1.JPG' alt='' width='400' height='165' class='attach' />[/url]

I subbmitted that picture to Todd back in early 1997 after we completed some engine work. In the past 7 years the amount of taurus enthusiests have really grown, and rumers started about that car..

It was not supercharged, and it WAS in fact a 3.0L. I got so much smoke by rolling through a little bit of water that ran down from the sprinkler system in a parking lot where I used to work. Then I hit the gas..

The 3.0L Vulcan engine received a little head porting, (and milling to bring the compression up), as well as port matching the intake manifold to the head, and also matching the upper. It ran good, and was able to keep right up with my mom's '93LX 3.8L she had at the time.

Many people have also claimed this car as their own. I find that funny, and some have even had the ballz to say it wasn't my car.. LOL

I was cleaning out some old pics in my closet and found these, which I scanned for you all.

The first pic, after the burnout in 1997, I was a cool 17 yrs old then. LOL I looked like a dork.. But the car looked nice.

[url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/92-2.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/92-2.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='370' class='attach' />[/url]

Here's the Second one, I had to black out my ex-girlfriend's face in case she ever saw it, she'd be pissed. It was taken before my Senior Prom in may, 1998.

[url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/92-1.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/92-1.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='260' class='attach' />[/url]

After wrecking the silver car, I bought a 1990 L model, and tossed the wheels on there. The wheels looked much nicer on the gen II..

[url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/cars1.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/cars1.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='418' class='attach' />[/url]

Sold the 1990, then I bought my mom's '93 LX and drove that for awhile. Woo hoo, the 3.8L, had a hard time keeping tires on that one.

[url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/93lx.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/93lx.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='286' class='attach' />[/url]

Then in 1999 I bought a 1992 Thunderbird SC, which I still have today (though its hardly the same car with almost $30k invested :) )

[url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/sc1/newsc1.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/sc1/newsc1.jpg' alt='' width='900' height='600' class='attach' />[/url]


I drove a 2000 ford ranger (3.0L vulcan) for a while, then decided I wanted a comfortable car again.. So I traded it on a MINT 1995 Taurus SE (my current daily driver!) I LOVE this car!

[url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/95SE1.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/95SE1.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

Just thought I'd share where I came from. I think you could say I'm a diehard Taurus fan!

Jeramie
 

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In a word... AWESOME!

Yours was the car that made me first think... "Maybe these things can be okay after all." :evil_grin: Very cool!
 

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Do you ever get up to Gateway international speedway in St. Louis? I have a few friends up that way with SC's and I guess there's a lot of activity in that area for those cars.
 

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Nice cars man. I especially like the 95 SE. Those rims look like they are in prestine condition. Heck their my personal favorite. Whered you find the 95SE anyways?
 

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thats burnout pics not urs, u found it on the INternet


no wait, its a photoshop


and thats not you in the pic


thats that guy



lol, no, but silver 95 SEs RULE ALL
 
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The SC is basically a whole new car. Fresh paint job, everything that moves on the car has been replaced/upgraded. All the little things, wheel bearings, axles, transmission, engine, clutch, flywheel, power steering pump, rack, and lines, whole new A/C system, all new exterior mouldings/trim/cowl/windshiled wipers, man.. I could go on and on about the detail I put into this car.

Everything for this car is expensive. But I guess that's what sets me apart from the mustangs.

I bought the car with 138k miles on it, and it had some issues. Its come a LONG way :)

You can visit my members page here for all my mod info: My Thunderbird SC

I have to update pics yet with the new ones.

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Kermit, never been to St. Louis, but know many of the guys from there.. You probably know Dave Neibert, he has a white '91 SC that is VERY fast. He's running Nitrous..

Dave bought my other '93 SC off of me, he ditched the v6 and is doing a twin turbo 347 stroker engine in it. I owned a mint '93 supercoupe for 4 months. I bought it with a bad AOD trans and rebuilt it, then sold it.


Nick986, I found the SE at a local dealership. They just got it in when I happened to see it. I bought it with under 20k miles for $8,500. It was owned by an old lady that drove it to church on sundays and bingo on Fridays..LOL I know I've posted this interior pic before, but its proof its as perfect as they get!

http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/int2.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

The wheels were mint! I sold them to a friend who put them on his girlfriend's '93 Sable. I am now running stock directional 16" thunderbird SC wheels awaiting custom centercaps (the bird emblem looks cheezy)

Here's a dirty pic w/SC wheels: [url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/scwheels.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/scwheels.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

I guess I have owned a lot of cars for being 24 yrs old..

I didn't even mention my '91 SHO that I owned before the '92.. I had it for 3 months, then got rid of it because the subframe dropped going down the road one day (rusted out subframe nuts)..

Then there is the '95 SHO that I bought for $400.. Sold that to my bud Ron and he fixed it up.

Before: [url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/sho/Mvc-009s.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/sho/Mvc-009s.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

After: [url=http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/MVC-010S.jpg][img]http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/MVC-010S.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

It has a green hood and passenger's fender from the '92 SHO we are parting out, soon to be all painted red again! This $400 SHO came with the SHO shop canyon carver suspention package, and a perfect tan leather interior. WOOT!

Lets see, I'm sure I am forgetting about some other car I owned.. Of course they were all Ford..

Jeramie
 

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Guest?

forgot to log in 'DOH

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Awesome work, Jeramie! Nice to finally hear the whole story and about all your cars. B)
 

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28K!? dang. You got a damn good deal. Interior is amazing...looks like the bolsters havent been touched. The T-Bird wheels look great on it. Hows the tranny holding up?

Your friend did a nice job fixing up that SHO. Rims look great on it too. You seem to find great deals. Is it luck? :lol2:
 

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Man, I found the TCCA from another Taurus site with that burnout pic on its homepage...
 
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I just rolled over 50k not too long ago on the car now. The trans is holding up perfect!

When I bought it I immediately flushed the trans fluid, changed the filter, added a stacked plate trans cooler, and refilled with Amsoil 1000% synthetic ATF. It should hold up for a long time to come.

http://members.tccoa.com/92bird/Taurus/transcool.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

Sorry, I love taking pics of things!

This car is coming due for some REAL mods in September. I'll post more about that in the performance section.

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Holy Shatner, your buddy did a damn nice job on repairing that SHO... and quick too!

:EDIT: I changed "bang-up job" too "damn nice job", 'cause the first wasn't appropriate for the finished product... :unsure: :D
 

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Wow...It's nice to see all those cars Jeramie. Makes me feel like I need to start buying more cars just to keep up :eek: .

Keep us posted on the SE...show everyone the real meaning of Essex powah! :lol2:
 

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Jeramie is that a M90 Supercharger on there? If so have you thought about swappin that (Gen 3 I assume) M90 for a new Gen 5 M90 (think 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP) or is the Magnaport Version "the best"? Or can they even be swapped due to the configuration?

The reason I mention this is some people have swapped there Gen 3 M90 with a Gen 5 M90 and picked up some good HP/TQ numbers and its much more efficent, they also noticed it even ran a few degrees cooler. I had found a graph showing such information but I dont have it available I will find it online. Check out clubgp.com the search button doesn't work but there should be a post somewhere about it. The only thing you would have to do is get a custom throttle body adapter because the Gen 5 M90 that you would get would have had the drive by wire tb on it, and that wont work for you.

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The magnaport supercharger starts with a 95 model (teflon rotors, square inlet port) supercharger, then enlarges and smooths the exit port for cooler exit temps, as well as enlarges the intake port quite a bit.

It is used with a custom cast inlet plenum piece that accepts an 85mm TB.

see www.magnumpowers.com

Its the best M-90 that can be used on the Thunderbird SC.

Now, there is a whipplecharger conversion kit that is about to be released. That thing is wicked, very wicked :twisted:
 

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mmmm whipples *drool* , those things are sweet! I saw a vid of one with a 4.0'' pulley on it, on an otherwise stock grand prix gtp lay down some very impressive numbers compared to the stock roots with 3.8" pulley blower alone netted some impressive numbers.
 

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Originally posted by Guest@Jul 26 2004, 09:11 PM
When I bought it I immediately flushed the trans fluid, changed the filter, added a stacked plate trans cooler, and refilled with Amsoil 1000% synthetic ATF. It should hold up for a long time to come.


Jeramie
:eek: Holy crap, I didn't know they made one thousand percent synthetic transmission fluid!!1!


Just bustin yer balls. :p
 
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