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About Sablekid

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  • Birthday 04/11/1988

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    James
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    Beaverton, Michigan
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    Midwest
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    Sablekid

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    2009 Grand Marquis Ultimate Edition, 1987 Mercury Sable LS
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  1. Sablekid

    1990 Michigan Taurus

    https://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/d/1990-ford-taurus/6669353809.html
  2. Sablekid

    1990 Michigan Taurus

    Fairly nice 1990 Ford Taurus located in Michigan Claims 79,956 Miles...700.00 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/662961700740417/
  3. Sablekid

    To Sable or not to Sable

    Im quite astounded how well this car turned out with just a little water and a rag. Not a lick of rust or even a dent, not a bad find for 700!
  4. Sablekid

    To Sable or not to Sable

    I'm thinking so. Made the decision just a minute ago to send them a message that I'll take it. Way too difficult to find one of these with NO dents, NO rust, and an undercarriage that looks brand new. Going to switch out the interior on my other 1990 that's been garaged for years and with that go to her final resting place. The inside of this car is destroyed beyond repair. They may not have the salt, but they have the sun out there and the entire dash has split in multiple places among other things.
  5. Finally put a new set of teeth on the 1987. Found a brand new lightbar for 50 bucks. Now that I have 2 of these lightbars in new condition I finally feel safe putting one on! lol!
  6. Hey guys, So, randomly searching craigslist I see a Gen 1 Sable marked "West coast car" about an hour from here. So, I check the listing and see a Gen 1 Sable advertised "rust free" and 700 bucks. Rust free in Michigan? Yeah right! So, I decided today to go take a peek at it. Sure enough, not a lick of rust. Not even one dent! Starts beautifully. Underside even still has the original factory paint. This would be an easy new paint job. The inside hasn't survived well, which is an easy fix for me. Apparently, the car was brought over from Idaho and never has witnessed a salted road, but has been parked under a tree for a year. One person has looked at it so far to use as a demo derby vehicle, and I'm on the fence, but really thinking of pulling the trigger on this one. Told them I'd let them know tomorrow. I'd hate to see this used as a demolition car.
  7. Its strange. We tested all the circuits and components. Everything was correct and all had correct amperage draw. Tested for grounding etc. Nothing. The shop manual had an extensive troubleshooting list on these all of which resulted in "Replace EIC" if everything else checks okay. The picture shows one of the many odd behaviors it had. It would consistently blink, ghost, beep, display codes, varying speeds, shut completely off. Sometimes it would operate but without any lights. Very erratic.
  8. Replaced the EIC and works like a dream. The gas/temp gauge also works again. Not sure what the issue was, but when the shop manual says "replace EIC" after every complication listed there must be no fix for these once they go out. Only problem is, I lost the true mileage. Once it started to fail it reset the car's mileage to only 56...hah.
  9. Converting to analog would be our next option if the digital replacement also fails.
  10. Well, pretty sure the EIC is shot. I cant even get it into self test mode. We've tested every diode, connection, and what have you and its all good. Strange. So, I had to order a used one. Hopefully there are no further problems. If it works, great! If not....back to the drawing board. It would be SO nice to know what speed I'm going I did manage to snag all NOS rear glass panels and tail lights as well!
  11. Its in relatively good shape still. However the rear quarter panels are starting to lose bottom trim due to rust beginning to weaken the panel. Its either attack the issue now or wait and possibly create more work later on. Were the panels coated without the side trim? At minimum the trim/bumpers need work due to fading, cracks, and scratches. The door jam issue is fine. We know how to professionally paint and have all of the equipment to do so along with complete body restoration. We have done a few other vehicles before so it would be completely dismantled and done top to bottom. I want this car to look showroom new. Its so very very rare to see these in top notch shape and this is an excellent, well preserved car to accomplish this. But, time is beginning to take its toll. After 30 years on the road there are various other scratches and dents I'd like to see removed. I agree with red, black, and silver being best choices to match interior. Either it will stay the same color or I was thinking along the lines of this...
  12. Yeah, I went awol for a while, but I'm back! Hmmm, I did read somewhere that it could potentially be the speed sensor. We need to check the wiring diagram to see if that is a possibility. After much deliberation we've decided to go ahead and actually do a new paint job. Which means we will be attacking and ridding this car of rust once and for all....also means a lot of body work too My 90 hasn't been on the road in at least two years and has rusted pretty bad, so it will donate its parts to ensure long life to this one. Which leads to the question.....what color? I like the red, but if we're starting from scratch might as well consider our options. I've been thinking with the super red interior a nice glossy black would be real nice. I've only viewed this car in black in one commercial and in the brochures and love it...would look real nice with the all new headlight set I have for this...seems like people only ever chose white, that weird blue, or red. Whatever color we choose, it certainly is time if this thing is going to stay around a while. She got the royal treatment today of a hand wash
  13. Has it really been almost 2 years? Anyways, I thought I'd post something seeing as I've just lurked now for a while. This car is still on the road and looks as good as the day I bought it. I ended up selling my 89 LS but took the old basket weave rims with me. I thought having an original rim set would be best. I've been itching to do a little paint work on the bumpers and trim. New K&N intake and some basic changes here and there. I do have an issue though. I'm hoping someone has an answer for the digital clusters. A little while back it had started to flash on and off here and there. Now, its off about 95% of the time. I also kept getting weird readings where it would gauge the speed at 10 mph then flash to 188 mph. We disconnected it and tested all the innards and corrected any issues, but still no luck. Could it be a possible grounding issue or perhaps another sensor somewhere else? The voltage regulator wasn't testing correctly so I have another one to replace it. Just curious if anyone has experience with these being faulty and maybe has an answer. Interestingly, my 89 was having the same issues.
  14. Sablekid

    1989 Mercury Sable LS

    Car is now listed and up for sale by the road 1750.00 Asking 1K from club members looking for a great oldie.
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