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As promised here are some updated pics of the bull. Pardon the mess on the interior but after all she does just sit there now. I haven't bothered to clean her out, she hosed me so she doesn't deserve to get cleaned out until she is running again. You can't really tell she is lowered, I know I have an inside parking light out, and for some reason the headlights don't show up like they should. I have the hyperwhite Xenon blue tinted HID headlights, and I polished my lenses. Oh well. Tell me what you think. Oh yeah please keep in mind the car is wet as it was raining. The pics were also taken at night, I hope to get some daylight shots soon.






Well thats her, I just need to get her running again, get the stereo back in her, and get some wheels and tires and finish the lowering job about another 2 inches should do fine.
 

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Is this the car that you and I discussed a few months ago?


Having to sell my '87 wagon. Just inherited a '96 GL.

Sure wish I could add one like that to my stable!
 

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Yes sir the very same one. I'm curious as to what Bob thinks about it too. I wanna know what EVERYONE thinks about it.
Anyway yup thats the very same one. I'm still torn between keeping it and selling it. I don't know if I'll ever be able to get the money to fix it and I need a car badly. I don't have the room to fix it. Although if I can pick up an engine for it my neighbor will do the swap as he owes me some work. Although I'm actually thinking of taking the custom stuff out of it and cutting it up for scrap. I don't know what else to do. I really don't want to do it. Maybe I'll part it out and sell the rest for scrap I don't know yet. I gotta figure out what in the hell happened to the title too. It's around here somewhere.
Anyway I'll catch everyone later. TTYL Any comments on the bull would be greatly appreciated.

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Well, it all depends on how much you want to spend. If you already aware of the problems with the car, then it may be worth it to swap engines. Not sure how easy it would be to find a 4 cylinder though. I say if you need a car that bad, take off what you can and cut your losses. I hate saying that, but sometimes it's the sad truth.
 

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The engine is an easy find. The hard find is to find another Taurus that I can put the stick shift into. I know I'd probably have to keep the subframe from this thing. As well as all the parts I've had to modify to get my custom s*** to fit and such. I love my seats too so I'd have to yank front and rear seats and probably whole interior just so it'll be the right color on the next one. My interior is pristine, just needs to be cleaned, and the rear seat needs a steam clean. If I can find the title, and I get the engine and stuff before Dan gets to me with cash I'll keep it. BTW Dan? I'm keeping my HID Headlights I'll put the Halogens back in. I will be anice and leave the shift knob in there and the pedals too, but I want my white grill.


Thanks fer the compliments all.
 
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I must have missed something. This is the car with the bad engine? If it's an easy find, I say swap it out.

BTW, I like the shifter!
 

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Yeah it's the car with the bad engine. Tempo engines will drop right in. Direct bolt in. Still haven't figured out what to do with her though. I do know where I can get another Taurus down the road not too far, nice SHO, MTX, 18 thousand miles on it, 1992, original owner, never smoked in, black leather red paint, never wrecked, nothing. Guy doesn't drive a stick very well but the car is maintained immaculately. The dude is a VERY successful Lawyer, he's only lost 2 cases in the last 10 years so he has the money to maintain it. He's not stupid enough to have the oil changed with penzoil either so thats a good thing. She gets new fluids ever 3500 miles on the dot. Still though, just not the same as my baby.
Anyway, thanks fer the comment ont he shifter it was 15 bucks and I wanna say it's a RACTIVE racing shifter, but hell if I remember, but it was a pain to get on. If you saw how we got that damn thing on you'd laugh and cry. Little taller then stock but it actually ha a much better feel made my shifts a bit smoother and faster just due to feel. Anyway, catch y'all later. 54 hours ago I went to bed drunk off my a**. I still feel a bit tipsy, only been up for 10 minutes.

PEACE BULLHEADS
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You should get that SHO. That's like a one in a million car there. But on the other hand, the MT-5 is a pretty rare car. Maybe you should like sell it to an auto museum or something.
 

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You kidding right? No car museum would buy it. Rare or not it's a Taurus and it's farfromstock. LOL. It doesn't run either. I'm thinking about a pound of C4 would fixed my problems though. LOL blow it up. Kidding of course. I just miss driving her. Makes me want to cry. I get attached to my cars. A love bond kind of thing it's sad. Oh well.
 

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If it ran I sure would. It's 18 years old now, thats 7 more years to keep a heap that don't run. If she ran, damn right I'd keep her, I love that car. Hey anyone have a tempo lying around that has a running engine but the rest of it is toasted? I just need the engine.
Hey it'd get my car back on the road, remember I hae a 4cyl.
Wish I could drop in a V8
Thats just not possible right now, I ain't that rich. Unless of course someone wanted to donate, subframe, mounts, clutch pressure plate, throwout bearing, adapters, etc. to the project of converting my car to V8 while still retaining the stick shift.
Yeah, pretty funny huh? Should see her right now, she's frozen to the damn ground. CAtch y'all later. Live long and prosper.

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Well found the title for her. Plus I might be able to get ahold of another MT-5 to use for parts. Nothing wrong with it but ithas no title although thats a simple matter for about 60 bucks. Hey Dan if I get this other MT-5 and the title for it would you be interested in it sans engine? Any Tempo 4 cyl will fit. I'd get rid of it real cheap.

Also was given a 77 thunderchicken, I have a week to pick it up, but I need to borrow a spark module to get it home.

Catch ya later all.
 

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Good news everyone. Looks like my federal tax returns are not getting garnished, which means I should be able to get my bull up running again. YAY. If so then shortly thereafter I shuold have some new wheels and tires on her, and as soon as it is dry again I'll finish the lowering job, fix the drivers fender, and repaint her, and then she'll be perfect. I might not repaint her though, might just take care of the fender. She looks really good when polished up. Thanks for the support everyone has given me.

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That is great news Mike. See I told you that things would turn around, just gotta stay positive. I feel that this is only the beginning....
 

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Most certainly. The only question is though, for how long? Probably until the end of summer, depending. Due to time car gets fixed until the time my summer job fires up again, it could get pretty hairy, I need to get the bull fixed and go find a temp job, or something. Anyway, as soon as I get new wheels, tires, and that fender fixed I'll try and post some car to car driving shots. TTYL
 
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