Strange noise at WOT...
The car is a '94 SC/AT. It had been sitting in my driveway since Sept of '02 when it was replaced with a Mercury Marauder. As luck would have it, several weeks ago my niece smashed up her Contour. My brother-in-law gave her his Taurus, and I gave him the T-bird. It only needed some minor repairs to be made road-worthy.
Last Saturday I got a chance to drive the old girl again. When I stepped on it fairly hard, there was a loud sound from the front that I can only describe as a sharp "clack". I immediately backed off the throttle and the car seemed normal. A little further down the road I had a chance to step on it again and had the same thing happen, only this time I noticed that when the "clack" sound occurred, the boost gauge went from 12 to 15 lbs. I let up again immediately and drove the car back to its new home.
The car sounds and drives normally otherwise. Has anyone heard of anything like this?