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Old 09-15-2004, 09:07 AM   #41
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Getting back to the topic, I think the Thunderbird has you without a doubt. As stated, you'd have to do everything possible to even think about running even with it. From owning a 91 Supercoupe I can tell you they are so underrated. 315 ft lbs mated to a 5 speed manual will give you that felling in your gut when you stomp on the throttle, and that'* stock. Go over to Super Coupe Club of America.com and see what the real gear heads are running, and the power they put down at the wheels http://www.sccoa.com/faq/fastest.php The power numbers are insane. Most are 13 sec cars, with a few in the 12'* and some 11'*. Some think that the SC is just another Ford POS, but I will tell you this...that car handles like no other. For it'* time of production and weight there aren't too many that can touch it in the corners. And in a straight line, they are hoot to drive also. I buried the speedo on that thing with no problem and it did it rather quickly. 140mph and she still had more to go but I didn't want to kill myself. As far as the head gaskets go, upgrade the exhaust and you can forget about it. Stock they are known to blow head gaskets, as Ford'* 3.8 wasn't that great in that department, but a simple exhaust upgrade to get them breathing better is really all that is needed to fix that dilemma. I could say that problem is more easliy preventable that the ever-so-popular 3.8 GM intake failures, which can be a pain in the arse. For your friend'* Supercoupe, Nothing like having well over 350 tq AT THE WHEELS, with a RWD car, with the mods he'* got. AS far as stock numbers went, the 94-95 SC'* got a boost in power, up to 230hp and 330 tq stock, up from the 89-93'* 210/315. And for what it'* worth, I know this kid nearby with an 89 XR7 Cougar (same 3.8 SC as the T'Bird). Car is junkbox, all nasty looking, bad paint, dirty interior, etc. 90k on the clock. Threw on his smaller pulley and ran a 14.70, with an AUTOMATIC. Not bad for one simple mod. Some of us need to do that, and a couple things to reach that barrier with our Series 1'* . There'* definalty more aftermarket for the GM blown V6 than there is for the Ford, but don't underestimate the Thunderchickens. I've actually comtemplated getting one again once I get out of school next summer, so I can have two cool Blown V6'*, each with their own style, the SSEi and the SC, but we'll see how the funds are. All I can say is, if you get a chance to, go drive one in the twisties, and make sure it'* a manual. It'* definalty worth it. Torque rules--> http://www.sccoa.com/faq/torque.php
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I really, REALLy wanted one of those SC'* but in our area it was rare to find one cheap. So i gave up on TB'* for now.... Maybe the next car.
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Jason, if you remember Justin Pearson from HS he has a Cougar XR-7 and it is a nightmare. My car is faster, way faster. When he bought it, it was good but in 40,000 miles it has gone from going from 0-60 in 7 sec to probably 12. If you want a nice RWD Ford get a Lincoln Mark VIII.
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Jason, if you remember Justin Pearson from HS he has a Cougar XR-7 and it is a nightmare. My car is faster, way faster. When he bought it, it was good but in 40,000 miles it has gone from going from 0-60 in 7 sec to probably 12. If you want a nice RWD Ford get a Lincoln Mark VIII.
i'll vouch for the Lincoln Mark VIII'* being nice. quite nice in fact... plush leather interior, great looks, and seats that are more comfortable than lazy-boys
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