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Old 01-08-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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stock vs stock is the 92-95 ssei faster than an auto supercoupe? Can anyone tell me what each runs in the 1/4th? Also, what about the superchargers, are they the same supercharger on both cars or different? my lesabre was hit a few weeks ago so im in that process again of gettin another car and tryin to get info on the supercharged ssei'* ultras, and olds 98'*
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I believe the SC T-Bird/Cougar XR7'* are quicker. A kid I used to work with had a supecharged 1991 Mercury Cougar XR7 (bone stock) and I raced him with my 1994 SLE (faster than my parents 1992 Park Avenue Ultra Series 1 L67 and my sisters 1995 Riviera Series 1 L67) a few times. He whooped me every time.
I am not sure about the 0-60 or 1/4 times, but I'd estimate 0-60 to be in the high 6'* and the 1/4 in the low-mid 15'*.
Anyone know for sure?
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92 Tbird */C: 0-60 7.4 1/4mile 15.9
92 SSEi: 0-60 9.0 1/4mile 16.7


Taken from Road & Track November 1991
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I don't know about all those numbers for all years. I test drove an early '90'* super coupe and I can tell you it couldn' t keep up with my SSEi if it wanted too. It moved pretty good and all but my money would me on my '95 SSEi (even in stock form) over the T-Bird SC.
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It also depends on if if they have the 5-spd or the auto. The Cougar I raced was a 5-spd.
No doubt that is good for a couple 1/10'*.
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I think the Fords are dogs. I know the 3800 in our cars is alot more bulletproof, and mod-friendly.

Even when my car was stock, I beat the 2 SC thunderchickens I came up against. I can't find one even close now. I know we have alot more torque stock, not sure about hp, but it'* the torque that matters.
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One more thought.....remember the roots of our engines. The Buick Grand National. Our current variations of that fine motor have roller rockers, roller lifters, dimple rods, forged internals, etc, etc.......much more performance oriented than the Ford 3.8.
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One of my co-workers had a SCed 91 Thunderbird.
I ran against him in my 91 SSE, couldn't catch him... just too quick.
But it couldn't hold a candle to my 97SSEi....

Also, side note.... he had so many problems w/ the Tbird that he had to sell it... and he loved that car... just too many issues.... esp w/ the drivetrain.
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Carpoint.com says that the 1992 SC T-Bird had 210 hp and 315 lb ft of torque.
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Quarter Mile times for "Box Stock" Thunderbird SC '*:

With Automatic Transmission: They run between 15.7 to 16.0 seconds at around 86-88 mph.
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