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Shade

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  1. when I had my 94, i had a K&N, a custom ram air intake tube my uncle made, NGK wires and iridium autolite plugs, and no muffler. didnt seem different, but it sounded cooler when you gave her the nuts. I do hafta agree with the other folks though, not much you can do to these. what they lack in power they make up for in reliability. sure mine didnt go 110, but it could hold 75-80 for a few hours no problem. even with rod knock (looks at Vash and smiles) $had3
  2. Remember when we used to do these? Take pictures of our cars in the snow and ice, for those who can lol. I spent a couple days with my kid friend who loves the SHO, and he wanted to come with. this is the result: a week later, I took a ride to fargo, and found him up there, and I had sally with lol. he wanted a pic with my girl: I look forward to more snow pics!! Hows the weather elsewhere? $had3
  3. So on February 5th, I hung up the SHO for a while. It got to the point of Im tired of fighting the costly seesaw battle of being a project and daily driver. That, and the hub seal is ready to blow completely. So, at my new job, I and a friend of mine were talking, and he came right out and asked "dude, you want the BMW?" i couldnt say yes fast enough. So for $650.00, and some hassling with paperwork, I brought this home: Since date of purchase, ive tracked down parts to fix it, including a new decklid, as well as other parts like a glovebox, front drivers headlight bracketry, and other miscellaneous bits and pieces. hope to have this girl for a long time! also, thought about giving her a name as well. Its a girl, and Shes full blooded german. blonde hair and blue eyes. anyone got any ideas besides Helga? lol What yall think?? $had3
  4. Now, some noted issues: needs a throttle position sensor. will be here tomorrow, on payday needs to have the famous E34 twisted seat cure performed. that will be handled shortly. seat is out of the car for now has a pretty bad hunting idle. hoping the TPS and cleaning the intake will fix this needs an oil change needs a trunklid, pass taillight entire assembly needs both bumpers needs drivers front fender needs a new Aftermarket radio that has an Aux port I picked up a set of half worn Goodyear Eagle GT's for it. also the P.O. told me the car sits on newer 02-05 7 series 14 spoke rims. 18x8, and they currently wear a 245/40/R18. Damn. the Eagle GT's are 225/45/ZR18, so they ought to do quite well. the rims will go black as well as a few other bits and pieces, and i need to either paint the roof black or repaint and clear the factory gold. horrendous clearcoat failure, but just up there. decisions, decisions. Lol. $had3
  5. Shade

    1996 Taurus - Red Bull Restoration

    Subscribed. reading this in between work and working on my bmw lol $hsad3
  6. Shade

    Any Hate Against Tcca?

    I agree with Brian on this. not saying a word. if i speak ill regret it. $had3
  7. It was. Decided She needed new Clothes. hello Flat White! Are those Studless Winterforces i see?? Excellent Choice! $had3
  8. http://fargo.craigslist.org/pts/4599338298.html 94 SHO with a cooling issue? hell that shouldnt be that hard to find out and fix. http://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/4603612368.html Silver 98 V8. Wish i had it. itd be losing the body in favor of a sable or G4 taurus wagon body/ $had3
  9. Yep, still a kid at heart apparently... I decided on the night of July 31st, I'd make a Dakota run with my friend Jake. I usually do this as cigarettes by the carton are half of that I pay here. Wait till midnight till my pay goes into the bank (direct deposit), Load up and gas the car, grab a friend or three and blast to Fargo, usually a 2-3 hour ordeal. This time, we went up there and got our smokes, and decided to spend an hour at Perkins before heading back. Trip went excellent until about 5:00am... We have a new roundabout here in DL, at the intersection of Highway 59 North and Willow street. I have a SHO with good tires, and SARC, and I knew what I was doing... or so I thought. was doing 60 coming up on the roundabout, I slowed down to about 50, and went into the turn. everything was beautiful about halfway through when I felt the car lose traction in the back then the front. Too late to do anything, I slammed into the curb and bounced the car up onto the fresh sidewalk, feeling the car bottom out hardcore on the edge of the curb. I had enough time to look at my buddy and scream "Oh s**t!" and look back out the windshield. I look back out, and there is a brand new Crosswalk sign in my way. Rammed that sign at 35 or so. Mowed it right down. Ripped off the front license plate mount and launched the sign into the air. it was like a scene out of a Need for Speed game. I had the shade for the sunroof open, and i watched as the sign blasted the front bumper, take flight and fly over the car, clearing the whole car minus bouncing off the trunklid, missing my spoiler. it landed with a loud clang in the middle of the street, as we kept going. The oil pressure light immediately came on, I put it in neutral and killed it, coasting at 20, rolling back off the sidewalk and curb out onto the shoulder of the road. We came to a halt about 250 or so feet away from point of impact. We got out, I was immediately greeted with the smell of Mercon V and Trop-Arctic 5w30, as smoke is pouring out of the wheel wells, grille and under the front end. In shock from what had just occurred, I thought i had just totalled the SHO. Looking underneath, I discover the oil pan is nowhere to be found and the car was hemorrhaging Tranny fluid from a decent size hole in the Trans pan. Called local PD, officer came out and took pics, and informed us that I was the first one to have an accident on this new roundabout. I asked for a tow, got the car home, grabbed the 97 sable, and took my friend home, both of us wondering how stupid i was. Got back to the house, and started diagnosis. this is what followed: Discovered that the base of the sign is what shattered the oil pan. This morning I decided to grab all the pieces i could and try to piece it back together: Ye, thats whats left of my oil pan. whats missing is still attached to the bottom of the engine. Parts now required and fast are a new oil pan and new trans pan, as well as a front bumper cover, oil and new mercon 5. Working on a deal with QuinnSHO. one bumper cover in trade for two pans. The lesson here is :SLOW THE HELL DOWN. just because you think you have a fast car with good handling, doesnt mean your the best driver. I also didnt take into account that it had stormed while we were gone, and the road was wet. Time to start fixing in time for the meet. Ill update this with progress as it is made. $had3
  10. Shade

    Meet Time Again?

    Ok. So I have a proposal for a meet, and im still working on times. all in theory, I could have everyone who would be attending meet up in Detroit lakes in the morning sometime, either at my house or in town at the local park. as we are waiting for one another we could shoot the breeze for a bit with who is there. once we are all here, we could cruise to Fargo, and either grab something to eat right away, or work up an appetite over at 7th Avenue Auto Salvage, and then go out. Ton of places to eat, and a couple yards to hit, if we would like that. After our hitting Fargo up, We can go back to DL, where I have a few places if we want, we can shoot some very nice pics. Let me know what yall think. we have time to get a nice plan in order. $had3
  11. Excellent, another Fargo member! Welcome, friend! Frankensteining sables, huh? Got experience in that department. My 00 Sable, we call Sally: $had3
  12. Shade

    Meet Time Again?

    Gentlemen (tips hat) as of currently, Lets shoot for the 16th of August. Its a saturday, about a month from now. Thats the date. (be back, need to grill some steaks right quick) $had3
  13. Uff da, I need a cigarette...

    1. TaurusKev

      TaurusKev

      Know the feelin'.

  14. Started driving it again after blown axle seal got replaced. I gotta get more recent pics. i think ill snap some today right before work. but for now: Yeah buddy. oh, I'm still alive BTW $had3
  15. Alrighty gentlemen. So I'm driving along with a friend of mine the other day in Fargo, ND, and we come to a stoplight. the SHO starts idling very low and choking on itself, like its missing on a few cylinders. besides freaking me out, it sounded like it had a set of 4 racing cams in it. without warning, she dies. just quits. starts up and runs absolutely awesome, all the way home. despite a miss, plenty of power, and running strong. It did again today. Died in the middle of an intersection here at home, and again at McDonalds. both times, it started right back up, and ran great. I got a bit mad at it, and hit redline on my way home a couple times. Car hauled some legit ass all the way to 75. ran perfect all the way home, no trouble or anything. I brought it to O'riellys and had it scanned. these are the results: P0303 - Cylinder three misfire. we know that. P1744 - CTO signal out of range, or TCC solenoid issue (i know the TCC is bad) P1518 - IMRC stuck open, bank one O2 circuit, bank 2 sensor two P0161 - o2 heater problem P0171 and 0172 - system too lean, both banks Per suggestion of vash, im going to replace my IAC and clean my K&N filter. Also, im going to get new plugs for it, as the plugs that are in it are original to the car (when i got it from him, never bothered to replace them) Any insight guys? i dont wanna regret selling my vulcan in favor of my V8... $had3
  16. Tire pressure would be a good idea. and maybe write down phone numbers... what happens if your phone dies, or you dont have a car charger? or basically, need a payphone or something. all very good though. i really oughta do something like this, in addition to the SHO rule of having every vital fluid in the trunk just my $0.02 $had3
  17. Whats up fellow Taurus folk!!! I am returning to the forums after an extended vacation in the land of being laptop-less! glad to be back! Not much has changed, except the following: The SHO has a new fuzzbuster, some snow-cutter/fog lights, and new tires. Still got this gem, too: Nothing has changed with him lol apart from all that, life has been really just the same lol. Im sorry for leaving, TSOC... Take me back?? (puppydog eyes) oh, for those who are either FB friends with me or have seen my person, im no longer a ginger... Yeah, I'm a blonde now haha Good to see you guys again! $had3
  18. Got a used 8gb 4th gen iPod touch... Yep love it already lol

  19. I like that!!! how hard was it to add the nozzles? and love the shifter! $had3
  20. Scoping Facebook, I was told to check this out: 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker dies in car crash. Published December 01, 2013 FoxNews.com DEVELOPING: Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O'Connor in the popular "Fast & Furious" movies, died after a car accident in Southern California Saturday. He was 40 years old. A representative for the actor confirmed his death in an e-mail to Fox News Saturday evening. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that two people were killed in the accident, which took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time in Santa Clarita, Calif. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim has not been identified. A statement on the actor's official Facebook page said that Walker was a passenger in the car, and had been at a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide earlier in the day $had3
  21. ok... its official. I regret flat black (starts pricing factory color kits) $had3
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