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aluminium k-member and no strut rod bushing to change. those design handle better or our's with strut rod/tension rod?
 

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What the hell did they do to that thing? Mines seen 345,000 and salty roads and winters and the underside is no where near that bad.
 

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Black_97_LX said:
Didn't Ford "copy" a BMW for the MN12 chassis?
They fashioned parts of the back end after the 6-series. 3/4 windows, trunk, contours etc

Very cool info about the wind tunnel and the low drag coefficient :D
 

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An "old time" TCCOA member has one of the AWD transmissions in his basement. Don't know if he is still around here or not
 

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The 94-95 T-bird has cutouts in the front bumper for cornering lights, so maybe it was gonna be an option :D

The 94-95 T-Bird and ? Cougar? had an insanely expensive cellular phone option that was voice activated, which nobody purchased.

The SC was quite possibly available through 97 :D
 

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Jason Miller said:
Here are the pictures of the AWD SC. Don't realy know why they hide them in the members section still. It's been know about for sometime.....
wow dude, thanks for the pics, i never would of believed it, lol....:D
 

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Earl said:
The 94-95 T-bird has cutouts in the front bumper for cornering lights, so maybe it was gonna be an option :D

The 94-95 T-Bird and ? Cougar? had an insanely expensive cellular phone option that was voice activated, which nobody purchased.

The SC was quite possibly available through 97 :D
My last parts car was the only LX I have ever seen with the cell phone option.

<img src=http://members.tccoa.com/justinh/partscar/MATTS%20HOUSE%200304.jpg>

You should see the extra wiring that goes into the cell phone device, its pretty crazy how complex it was.
 

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Earl said:
The SC was quite possibly available through 97 :D
Up to 93 in Mexico for the Super Charged XR7, and possibly 96 for the TBird, also in Mexico. Chizep mentioned it a while ago (he frequents gtbird, don't know about here), but there was never any proof on it.
 

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That AWD is pretty cool.. although those engineers did do quite a number on it.

The '90 Cougar vert has always interested me. I've been kicking around the idea of picking one up at some point in time and going totally custom on it- a rag top would be just the beginning.

As far as facts go, I heard somewhere that during the years the MN-12 was being manufactured at Lorain it was one of the top rated auto plants in the country. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this?
 

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JustinH said:
My last parts car was the only LX I have ever seen with the cell phone option.

<img src=http://members.tccoa.com/justinh/partscar/MATTS%20HOUSE%200304.jpg>

You should see the extra wiring that goes into the cell phone device, its pretty crazy how complex it was.
So did you grab it for your car?
 

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timb said:
So did you grab it for your car?
Most Cell phones of the 90's were Analog phones. It is cost prohibitive to ue Analog on a regular basis now, not to mention inconvenient, with poor sound quality. Plus the fact that you could only use it IN your car. (not portable)
 

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I saw one with the phone at the pick-a-part, lol Id hate to see the bill for using an analog phone now though.
 

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Well, I have to admit, it would be fun to have as a "show off" item at meets and such. You just don't see them very often.
 

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lol just looked like another rich boy toy to me. But, the unique look would be something for the shows like ya said.
 

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Blue LS said:
I saw one with the phone at the pick-a-part, lol Id hate to see the bill for using an analog phone now though.
dude, you better jump on it, that is pure ebay gold.
 

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I was thinkin that, Ill prob stop by there tomorrow since I only have one class and try to grab it.
 

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lightevergreenfrost said:
I thought this would be something interesting. We all love our cars and know a lot about them, but there is always those little things that many of us don't know, like Ford spent 700 hours in the wind tunnel for the MN-12. So if you know any others list them.
According to one of the Today's Technician textbooks, Thunderbird SC was the first domestic production vehicle to receive a supercharger.
 
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