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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. Got the wagon running right again. TFI module failed. Grabbed the TFI module tool and BWD TFI, cap, and rotor from work. It fired right off and did fine driving around town and on a short freeway run. I used heat sink compound instead of that little grease packet included. It appeared whoever swapped the TFI last time used some white grease compound. I know MasterPro units will include white grease, as compared to BWD using clear stuff, so I assume the module I tossed was probably a cheap one. After all that, I took it to a DIY car wash and hosed down the exterior then vacuume
    5 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 66 - nothing new - storage locker haha 89 - Driving it a lot. Fuel pump went from barely audible to super loud - so after rolling over 190k I guess its about done. At WOT you can feel it misfiring probably from running Lean. 90 - Paul has helped me out a lot with getting the Signature seats built up with power lumbar and recline. Super happy. Kevin was nice enough to offer to help me figure out wiring and soldiering to make the seats work. They also have under seat lights - an option I think the 90-92 TCs had. So wiring that up - and seats will be done. Just have speakers, radio, amp
    5 points
  25. I like those rounders They really make the car look a lot better. Now you better burn off whats left of the old tires with multiple neutral drops
    5 points
  26. My front yard this morning, and it's still snowing. I'll take the SC snow over this any day...
    5 points
  27. I will be there Sunday! I'll bring the wagon in case anyone is needing to carry anything large from the junkyard.
    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. Weekend update: (8/20/16) I'm trying to keep jamming away on this project and not loose motivation. The Ax4n has been acting weird when it gets hot and its getting worse. The TC lockup shudder is motivation enough lmao. Earlier this week I blew the trans apart on the bench to go over it, get new seals, and clean and inspect everything. Its 2016 and parts for these have been obsolete for at least 10 years, so if I found any significant problems, I was pretty much screwed. I bought this trans from an SHO enthusiast and he claimed that he bought it back in the late 00's as the third re
    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. So I got this beauty back in January and been on and off working on it since. Haven't really touched her in months though. When I bought it, essentially all there was to it was a running engine, but barely. All of the interior was out of it and in boxes, and most all the wiring, dash, vacuum lines, ac, etc was taken out and in boxes. So I have a complete car but in pieces lol. Ive installed the lights and the flip doors and had to figure out the vacuum lines for it, still working on the sequential turn signals, got a lot to do but my next step is to rebuild the engine, because finding the few
    5 points
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  37. Its a rental car, remember it gets the piss beat out of it... Don't be gentle its a rental.
    5 points
  38. Well since the weather has been warming up in the south, I've been working like mad on car projects. The 66 is just staying as a storage locker for the 90s new to me seats The 87 is getting intake gaskets and valve cover gaskets. And a new passenger side bearing and axle kit from Dorman. The 89 has a coolant leak coming from where - it's been regasket'd except for the heads and the rear main. Will have to further research. Fixed the faulty aftm. temp gauge with a short to ground happening, giving a false high reading. It also need a rear axle and bearing passenger side. I'm
    5 points
  39. Finally upgraded my detailing game to the next level. Got me a Torq10FX Polisher, a set of polishes and pads from the Chemical Guys and their M-sealer and carnauba wax: Did a full detail on the red turd, stripped it all down, clayed the car, Cut the Paint with V32 Compound, Polished with v36 Polish, 2 coats of M-Sealer, and 2 coats of carnauba wax over that. Its cold down here in NC, the wax should last all "Winter". Started with 10 years of ugly: Ended up with alot of this: Took me three whole days to go over every square inch of paint on this car, but I'm super happy w
    5 points
  40. Installed 1997 SHO front springs, a gen3 SHO front license plate frame (modified), tinted the taillights, added LED front turnsignals, rear subframe bushings on the front and washed the '04.
    5 points
  41. 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
  42. My favorite bad parking note is "They way you pulled in makes me wish your dad had pulled out". I've never used it, but I know people that have lol.
    5 points
  43. 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
  44. 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
  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. I think it's time I step in here. First off, JW, you call us immature here, yet you are the one who is making duplicate accounts to bypass your suspension with random, anonymous emails. That's very hypocritical of you. Second, I ask of any member who has an issue with something on our forums or something that they are unhappy with, please, email or PM me. I would like to make things better for you in any way that I can. Third, we are an open forum, meaning you can openly post your opinions. What is not allowed is the behavior in which JW has brought to the forums these past couple of days. T
    5 points
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