1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe SC 5.0L Conversion No Reserve

Price: US $1,150.00 Item location: Laurel, Maryland, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Super Coupe Coupe 2-Door
  • Year: 1993
  • Mileage: 200,000
  • VIN: 1FAPP64R1PH152375
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 302 5.0L V8
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Sunroof, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1993 Ford Thunderbird

Reluctantly I have to put up for sale my 93 SC 5.0L Automatic. I’m not a big fan of the automatic or the 5.0L conversions on SC’s but when this car popped up for sale many years ago I got a great deal from a local tbird enthusiast and friend. So simply, couldn’t pass it by. This car has been my work horse for several years. By that I mean it has saved me when I’m working on my other cars & driven in rain/snow when my others get stashed away….so it was not a daily driver. Under my ownership the car really has been driven maybe 3-4k miles per year or less. I think in 2015 I’ve driven the car less than 1k miles. I’ve replaced a great deal stuff on this ride thinking I was going to keep it for long, ut something else has caught my eye and I’m afraid this one has to go. I simply will not have the time to work on it any longer. Paint’s faded, iles are high but she’s got potential and that’s why I’ve kept it all these years.

Car is originally a 93 SC automatic (correct 64R VIN # for a Super Coupe so not a supped up Sport or LX model) which was converted to a 5.0L engine from a mustang before I (or even the previous owner) acquired it. Factory options include:

• Auto lamp & auto dim mirror (no automatic switch of high beams though)

• Keyless & remote entry

• Electric antenna (doesn’t retract all the way)

• Sunroof

• Tweed interior (drivers bolster needs repair since I bought it)

Originally this car did not come with a VMM but either the previous owner or I installed a working unit since all 93’s come pre-wired for the VMM. However, ecause it was not fitted with VMM from the factory it’s missing the necessary sensors for washer, oolant, tc. I had washer & coolant bottles with sensors to install….If I can dig those out they will be included with the car. About a year ago I sourced a correct 93 VMM with push button and that’s what is currently installed in the car.

The mileage is high on engine and body (200k+ on body I was told), ut the Engine runs strong although it does burn a little oil as many 5.0L’s do. Trans shifts fine and I believe there is a shiftkit installed but never knew which brand. Although there are some questionable wires around the front of the engine bay the 5.0L conversion appears to have been done correctly as I’ve used the car for several years with no odd issues that are attributable to a botched conversion. Since my ownership there have been several items that have been replaced. I try to stick with OEM or Motorcraft whenever possible.

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• Replaced Radiator (autozone) ….as of 12/26 will need a new radiator.

• Replaced alternator (autozone)

• Replaced starter Motorcraft if I remember correctly

• Replaced ignition cylinder (autozone)

• Replaced both window regulators w refurbed units with new bushings

• Replaced timing chain & sprocket, iming chain gasket, ront main seal & water pump

• FULL Motorcraft tune ups done…(fuel filter, il filter, ir filter, lugs, ires, vc valve, oil, istributor cap & rotor, AC valve)

• Replaced headlights with used clearer set & clear corners

• Installed OEM NOS Keyless entry pad & gasket

• Motorcraft rotors & pads front/rear

• Eibach 1.5” lowering springs

• KYB shocks

• New shock bearings

• Replaced one of the front hubs with NOS OEM Ford hub/bearing assembly & wheel nut

• Replaced broken VMM w correct 93 version with push button (not hole)

• Aftermarket radio with Aux in

Areas that will need attention

• Full front end suspension overhaul (has squeaky bushings & clunking sounds)

• Steering pump & rack replacement (pretty steady leak from rack & growling pump…had to top of fluid weekly).

• New exhaust tips welded (car had big tips welded in the back…that have rusted off so fumes are coming into the cabin)

• Windshield polished or replaced (is very hazy)

• Will need tires soon…current set is Yokohama AVS’s…still good tread but shows some aging and cracks in the rubber.

• Does have a battery drain which I suspect is the fan blower motor (can hear the blower stay on after car is shut off)

• Cracks in the dash...pretty sure I have a dash cover that will be included

• Leaky fuel pump carrier gasket (smell of fuel when filling up tank...i usually don't fill it all the way)

• Pass side cowling probably needs refitted as I saw some moisture in the carpet

• Rust bubbles right below gas tank door & rust inside engine bay

• Rust bubbles on driver side lower fender…looks to be all surface, orst case new fender would fix

• A/C repairs (never worked since I bought the car) I tested the compressor long ago and that worked….maybe an empty system due to a leak that has to be traced.

·As of 12/26 the car will also need the radiator replaced.

Main reason I’m selling the car is the money, abor and time required to do the front end overhaul & steering rack/pump replacement. I could spend that same time and effort in the chameleon car and my other projects. The car is a handful that will require some work but it’s a good base to start from. The big pluses on this car are the new suspension components and, f course, he completed 5.0L conversion. As it sits with the leaky radiator it would require towing for the faint of heart or, f you're daring like me, t would only require driving the car with the coolant pressure cap off so the system is not pressurized and also keeping an eye on the coolant level. The car has an adjustable fan that can be made to run at very low temps to help with cooling.

Hoping it goes to a good home who will bring the car back up to great shape. She could be a very reliable old girl with some elbow grease