Figured I'd start a build log for anyone who's mildly interested in what I've been messing with for the past two months. I picked up this 1998 Taurus SE locally, but it was originally purchased new in Blackfoot, Idaho by an older couple who eventually moved to Salt Lake to be closer to their family. Apparently when they passed, it ended up in the possession of a relative who lived in the same neighborhood, but it had some issues so it didn't get driven much. They then sold it to a friend of mine, who also didn't really drive it due to financial reasons. So this car has been sitting for 3-4 years by the time I got it, if not longer. So of course, it was in rough shape mechanically. I've had to change literally every gasket on this engine, including head gaskets which were corroded through from sitting with what looked like dex cool in the system. Some maintenance was performed before I got it, however. The transmission had clean, fresh fluid, the water pump had been changed, and someone did the brakes, tires, and CV axles before it was parked. It's currently running very nicely, with only a few things left on the list to address. I changed the front motor mount and have to do the other two, as well as replace both radiator hoses (the lower has a crack in the plastic T that leaks a little bit of coolant once it gets hot). I also put new tires on it, since the ones on it had been on there for 7 years and were badly dry rotted. Car is relatively rust free (surface rust only except for the rear wheel well), and has ticked over 134,000 miles. Third gens are rad, so I'm glad I got to own one before they all disappear. This one is a relatively standard SE, performance white with 15 inch alloy wheels, grey interior with cloth. Vulcan with AX4S. It has the rare rear disc brake option though, which is pretty nice to have.