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Anyone still around?

Just curious how many people just lurk now. I check in every month or two, but have been horrible about actually logging in.

How many peeps we still got hanging around?
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I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
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I'm always here.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo


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I may skip some time but I am a lifer  :biggrin:
Original 1988 Cougar XR7 owner 200,000 miles and counting.

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I check in at least weekly. Still have my birds, someday I’ll get back to them.

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Around. :popcorn:
"Beating the hell out of other peoples cars since 1999"
1983 Ford Thunderbird Heritage
1984 Ford Mustang GT Turbo Convertible

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the question actually lends itself more towards a much larger question that simply goes ignored.


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FB groups suck for any knowledge archiving or anything worthwhile.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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I try to check in daily.  Question was probably not targeting me since I am a relatively new guy here.

FB groups suck for any knowledge archiving or anything worthwhile.
This is my take on FB pages too.  I am in a bunch but when I need good info I go the the forums.  The search function is better on a forum that on FB from my experience.  The only thing that FB may have over a forum is the quick picture posting and quick response that may or may not be correct from some yahoo...............  I kinda marked myself as an old person there didn't I?
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger 3" single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Schneider roller cam, Walbro 255 lph, AEM Wideband O2
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'21 F150 Powerboost
'17 Husqvarna TX300

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Still here.  Have had a really busy year with family (travel to see them, mom having to be admitted to a memory care facility, trying to talk my dad into moving in with us), buying & selling a house, wife getting a new job (best job she has had in her career), putting a new fuel system in the Mustang (old one could not keep up with the demands of the motor), and then keeping up with my projects at work.  All of that kept me from getting back to my alternator not charging on the Bird after the dash project but I plan on getting back on that as I need to put the dash back together before my dad kicks me out of his shop.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

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Still here.  Have had a really busy year with family (travel to see them, mom having to be admitted to a memory care facility, trying to talk my dad into moving in with us), buying & selling a house, wife getting a new job (best job she has had in her career), putting a new fuel system in the Mustang (old one could not keep up with the demands of the motor), and then keeping up with my projects at work.  All of that kept me from getting back to my alternator not charging on the Bird after the dash project but I plan on getting back on that as I need to put the dash back together before my dad kicks me out of his shop.
The keyed power to turn on the alternator goes through the alternator warning light in the console. (cars without an ammeter)

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And there is the problem.  I am using an LED for the light so you have to parallel it with a resistor and use a diode.  I just hosed the wiring when I did it and know how to fix it but just have not had the time.  Everything else works like it should so I am going to swap out the resistor that I used as I think it it bad.  Basically you have to wire it like this to make things work:


83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

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I still check in frequently, even though I sold my T-Bird 13 years ago. I'm still holding out hope that I'll find that perfect 4-eye Bird with vent windows some day...
2015 Mustang GT Premium - 5.0, 6-speed, Guard Green - too much awesome for one car

1988 5.0 Thunderbird :birdsmily: SOLD SEPT 11 2010: TC front clip/hood ♣ Body & paint completed Oct 2007 ♣ 3.55 TC rear end and front brakes ♣ TC interior ♣ CHE rear control arms (adjustable lowers) ♣ 2001 Bullitt springs ♣ Energy suspension poly busings ♣ Kenne Brown subframe connectors ♣ CWE engine mounts ♣ Thundercat sequential turn signals ♣ Explorer overhead console (temp/compass display) ♣ 2.25" off-road dual exhaust ♣ T-5 transmission swap completed Jan 2009 ♣

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I've been M.I.A. for several years now. Trying to get my car back on the road for next spring/summer.
1986 Ford Thunderchicken, 5.0 AOD w/ Shift kit,  354,XXX miles. 1-Family owned. Original engine+trans.
8.8 Disc Rear w/ 3.73 Posi. CHE Control Arms. '04 Cobra brakes all around. 2000 Cobra R wheels. Tubular front LCA's. MM Steering Shaft. Unlocked Speedo, Lowering springs, Eibach sway bars front and rear. Ram air intake.