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  1. Work day today for the '97. The brake shudder came back, so I went ahead and decided to see if replacing the brake hardware will eliminate it. Parts fixed/replaced: New calipers on both sides New slide pins on both sides New brake hoses on both sides New anti-rattle clips on both sides Rotors Turned Brake pads replaced with Ceramic pads (warranty swapped my basic, dusty Semi-Metallics) Brakes bled; Fluid flushed at every corner The calipers I took off looked like they finally got to the end of their rope. The boot for the driver's side piston was tearing apart and
    8 points
  2. The only trouble is if either of you try showing down on the street no one will think you're racing, just attempting to briskly accelerate.
    8 points
  3. Made it home safe and sound, and very tired. People were driving like idiots on 81. I guess everyone wants to get home before the snow starts. Called my boss and found out there's no service tomorrow. Buses and company cars are all being put inside for the night and we all get a paid day off. I can sleep and do laundry. As always, it was great to see everyone again. But we have to stop having these meets during weather events. So far we've had flood, hurricane and snow. Can't wait to see what October has in store !
    7 points
  4. Well I'm back in a SHO! Picked it up Saturday from Performance Ford in Charlotte. 2014 Sterling Grey Metallic. 401A Package with the Navigation, Massaging seats, Moonroof and the upgraded not flower wheels. Picked it up with 15,000 miles, forgot how great they are!
    7 points
  5. Just letting you guys know I'm still alive. Still modding. The 2000. The 1996. Added gen 4 ebony leather seats.
    7 points
  6. More mods! Found the part number for the OEM black Charger emblem, so I did a swap. Yes yes, I could have plastidipped it, but this was just as cheap, and won't peel over time.
    7 points
  7. He's the latest former Taurus owner to see the light and defect to the glory of the Panther platform
    7 points
  8. Starting a new business with an old friend. He currently owns and operates a small auto repair shop in south Austin. His current location is too small to meet demand so he has been wanting to expand. He couldn't think of anyone better to help, and it's something we have discussed for years, so he asked me to take control of the new location. He signed the lease on a 7500 sq ft building last week. We purchased 5 lifts from another shop which is closing. He has already started building out the office and lobby. We will have about 6000 sq ft of work space. This is a major leap for me. I'm leavi
    7 points
  9. Well, I did it. I bought a truck. I was trying to find something for under $1k and kept finding trash, either with the truck or the sellers. So I relented and upped my budget to $1500 and came across this: 1997 GMC 2500, 3.43 HD rear, 350 Vortech engine. 110K miles on the engine, 50k miles on the transmission, 354k miles on the body. From the bed forward, this thing is fucking mint. But the bed is pretty beat up, which is fine. It is a truck... So, Lemons tow vehicle?
    6 points
  10. Spare parts coming in handy!! ive been on a cleaning spree. Thrown out tons of junk. Still lots to go in garage. also cleaning inside the house too. Thrown out a ton in there. i also bought another town car - picking it up in a little over a week. will be looking at another this weekend/next week. Both will be replacing some current vehicle fleet members.
    6 points
  11. Alright, I've been working through some of the bugs on the swap and figured i'd update. The stock dogbone/torque mount thing is really shitty. like really super shitty. Its only decent in stock form because the ax4n shifts with all the firmness of.....custard on a hot summers day or perhaps sour cream... So the issue I was having was a "bang" on every shift as the engine/trans combo rocked back and forth and bottomed the mount out, and I was basically unable to get it rolling in reverse without a horrendous shudder from the engine/trans combo rocking back and forth like 3 inches in t
    6 points
  12. Finally looking at a job "upgrade", at least for me. Got a conditional job offer from O'Reilly Auto Parts making considerably more than what I do now at Zaxby's with the added potential of being able to make some advances internally, even just working part time since I will be going back to class come fall. I'm happy with how that worked out, and my hours will be similar to what I work now.
    6 points
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  14. Red push button for many extra horsepowers.
    6 points
  15. Bought another Taurus yesterday. This 2000 SEL is from a guy named Bullgeek, I heard he's a member of the club.
    6 points
  16. Time for an update. Took me over a year of on again off again work, but I finally got the 1996 the way I wanted it. The list of things done: 2005 Vulcan with 54,000 miles 1999 AX4N with 54,000 miles Early build 2004 front strut tower bar Still no catalytic converters, as purchased Power antenna Vent visors 2005 black dash Modified 1996 door panels with black trim and woodgrain 16" Centennial wheels Front disc 11.5" - gen 4.5 Rear disc New balljoints New front and rear struts New front control arms New fuel pump and fuel filter New axles, swaybar e
    6 points
  17. Sleeper mode installed. Bland look achieved. Legally I can pass traffic in the breakdown lane now.
    6 points
  18. AP News Flash St. Louis - Single adult male was pulled over today and arrested for doing 120MPH in a Mercury Sable. Police suspected the driver was elderly and unsure what they were doing based on the car color. Imagine the surprise when he was pulled over and they saw a young adult in the driver seat. Police assumed it was his grandmother's car.
    6 points
  19. Maybe try a better camera? That image is really grainy.
    6 points
  20. I hate both political parties for this reason.... Look guys, you're both pretty...now stop fighting over politics on a car forum.
    6 points
  21. Tossed on new wires, spare cap and rotor for the '87. Seems to be running smoother than before, so that's a step forwards. I'm thinking there may be a small vacuum leak on the booster. I can manipulate idle speed given how hard I press on the pedal, and at a certain point, a hissing noise can be heard. Lower intake may have a small coolant leak at a gasket. Coolant pooled to the right of the distributor near the water pump I think. You can see a damp area coming down from the intake area. Nick recommended I try tightening it down some more and see if that helps. I guess that'll be the jo
    5 points
  22. Oh I've done something alright. Meet my new ride, a Lightning Blue Metallic 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD. 325HP, 380TQ. The car was on the lot for 162 days, so they discounted the price a bunch, and they were able to get me 0% APR! Dad is taking over the remainder of the loan on the Sable (it's not much) and Betty White is becoming my sister's car.
    5 points
  23. Shot some video with my camera of them inspecting my red car. There's some confused looks and good commentary. Basically uncut, this is what happens when you take your car to a garage, which I only ever do once a year, for inspection.
    5 points
  24. Okay Since Nick is doing this I am too. Yesterday on my 15 Fusion i finally enabled the Digital Speedo, AWD Gauge, Auto Mirror down in reverse, and TPMS. Speedo, Mirror and TPMS all work but the AWD Gauge is just there. It doesn't seem to actually work. Its something with the firmware in the cluster. Still need to enable global close on Daves Edge along with Climate Control on the right screen. Also two weeks ago weeks ago we traded in my Wife's 2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 with 48k for a 2015 Ford Explorer XLT Sport appearance Package with 34k on it. My wife a
    5 points
  25. It was great seeing everyone and meeting new folks! I hope I wasn't too loud and brash. And Kevin I apologize about your sinuses and iced tea. "You flooring Chris' SHO caused the Roadmaster to throw the Check Engine light" - Sean
    5 points
  26. I will be there Sunday! I'll bring the wagon in case anyone is needing to carry anything large from the junkyard.
    5 points
  27. heres another video of a car noone cares about and I hate:
    5 points
  28. Recently, I manual swapped this car. READ ABOUT IT HERE Or don't, whatever, be like that. I also did a mod that I've waned to do for literally YEARS. Projector retrofits, big shoutout to Mark (ShelbyRacer78) for helping me pick out components to not break the bank. - - - - - - -
    5 points
  29. I'm calling it good. It made it out of the garage and to the gas station and back. Didn't even catch on fire. Still a few things to button up eventually, but its totally driveable again - Last bit of fab was tricky, running the exhaust around the damn shifter body, I tried to keep it tucked up as far as I could because the car sits pretty low -
    5 points
  30. Jesus Christ, it's happening. Don't crush it.
    5 points
  31. I think we've gone a tad too far with the pumpkin spice thing.....
    5 points
  32. I sold the Aveo!!!! So no more GM again, and I removed a car from my driveway. I am proud of myself. Next to get rid of the S/C. However... I would so trade the Supercoupe for a nice Colony Park...
    5 points
  33. Weekend Update (8/14/16) Dear Diary, I didn't accomplish much, its just been too brutally hot to really work hard. My plan was to get the shifter mocked into place and rerun the exhaust around it But after dropping the mid-pipe and looking at what I needed to do, I decided against it. I still mocked the shifter into place, but in case I didn't have to positioning 100% perfect, I didn't want to have to remake the exhaust again once the mtx is in. So, the exhaust will be a whole day project once the trans is in. No real way around that one. The shifter itself wound up being pretty
    5 points
  34. I can't hear you hating over the sound of roasting tires...
    5 points
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  36. Today, between showers, I reinstalled the impalas rear bumper cover sans molding. We will install that once it's wet sanded and buffed as it just snaps into place. The color is more vibrant than the 12 year old paint that it butts up against, but he said buffing the whole car will make it look much better than what it does now. Hopefully the front half will come together before too long. I'm also having the spoiler resprayed while he has it as well since it's always had a more silver hue than the rest of the car. Not sure what year car it came from, but its always bugged me. I'm pretty
    5 points
  37. 5 points
  38. Saw this decal on eBay and nearly cried of laughter, then proceeded to order it. Today I put it on... LOL
    5 points
  39. Found this mixed into my Google image search...unrelated to my search but I thought it was funny.
    5 points
  40. Well short of two trim pieces that I need to have painted (the left hand side of the ICP Bezel, and the defrost grill), and sprucing up the shifter with a leather wrapped one and a chrome shaft, and after 35 hours of cleaning, removing, stripping, reassembling, and modifying, I finally have the interior I have wanted all along... -2003 Dark Charcoal door panels (they lack the stupid plug in the rear doors behind the handle) -2003-2007 Dark Charcoal/Ebony Black dashboard -Early 2003 center console in Dark Charcoal with rear seat ventilation -Sable Platinum edition shifter surround and ra
    5 points
  41. Slow and steady the turtle wins the race, just sayin. The essex will blow a head gasket.....the tec will shoot a plug out of the head.....and low and behold the mighty vulcan will meander by in stunning silence to victory!!!!!! lolol Jeff
    5 points
  42. Remind me to never buy a car Sam had...
    5 points
  43. I bet the Essex would handle with such grace and power in said areas Shortly after I will be limping home to change her head gaskets
    5 points
  44. This is TSOC, not TCCA. Youre not a dictator here! Anyways... You are allowed to have your car in the picture, so long as it is not the only one. Another wild untamed bull must be in the photo.
    5 points
  45. Well then, you can go ahead and relay to this uncooperative individual that his last response has just cemented my decision on the matter. The esteemed "privilege" of posting on TCCA is certainly not worth the level of hoop-jumping that he seems to be asking for. Autoguide can go bankrupt tomorrow as far as I'm concerned. Not going to lose a wink of sleep over it.
    5 points
  46. Yeah you can get rid of me I don't give two s**ts. Rust is the #1 enemy of vehicular objects in the snow belt areas. He was asking opinions, so I gave mine... Is that so rediculous? Sometimes other peoples opinions aren't what others want to hear but he asked for it. If he doesn't even need the car any more, why keep it?? Get rid of it, move on. The only value an older Taurus carries is emotional. I was thinking from a financial stand point if you're going to spend ~$1100 to fix rust, plus whatever else an older car might need at this stage in its life, why not put that into the current driver
    5 points
  47. This is ridiculous. All of it.
    5 points
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