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    Thread: JD’s archives: Short Wheelbase Ford Thunderbird SC by Kenny Brown, 1991

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      03-04-2012 08:41 AM #1

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      03-04-2012 09:38 AM #2
      Curious, I think this might be the first time I'm hearing about this car. There were a few modified Super Coupes done by the big names of the industry at the time, it's a shame the car never really took off; instead becoming the red headed stepchild of Ford.

    3. 03-04-2012 09:46 AM #3
      My brother had a new '91 SC; that was a sweet car back in the day.

      3.27 gears in this one seem wrong given the low redline non-peaky power delivery. Could have stood for even taller gears maybe.
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      03-04-2012 10:21 AM #4
      I totally remember that article! I lusted after that thing and always wanted to learn more about it. I wonder if it survived?

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      03-04-2012 11:32 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      3.27 gears in this one seem wrong given the low redline non-peaky power delivery. Could have stood for even taller gears maybe.
      That would make logical sense, but the opposite if true given the weight of the car. We swapped out the 3.27s for 4.10s in my buddies SC and it went from running 14.90s to 14.50s.

    6. 03-04-2012 11:47 AM #6
      Apparently only 5 were actually produced.
      Here's one:

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      03-04-2012 01:47 PM #7
      These cars are a really neat driving experience. Not the SWB, of course, but the regular SC. The car, especially in automatic trim, have a an almost lincoln-like ride quality to them. I don't know that I would call it pleasing or good, but its interesting. I like it, but it can be rattly and loose in normal driving, but while driving them hard or fast they feel quite composed. The power comes on strong and linear and is very, very satisfying to roll on the power.

      Thanks for posting this up.

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      03-04-2012 04:24 PM #8
      Quite impressive that they claim the top speed of the stock super coupe to be 146; a '94 mag i have has the v8 bird capped out at 106! That swb design cleans up the lines a bit; looks nice in that front quarter shot. I also like that early dash carryover as opposed to the later sloping mess. Nice cars with good power potential in between head gasket changes. Ha, that doorlock touchpad brings back memories of my grandfather's '92 grand marquis although opening those doors exposed a velour couch as opposed to a cage and racing seats!
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