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Gonzo's 97 Tbird Limited Edition DIED today - 20 October 2010

There's been a death in the family. My 1997 Thunderbird Limited Edition is now without a heart. The engine seized, locked up and white smoke poured out of the underhood and into the air vents in the passenger compartment. It was pinging like crazy and spraying green coolant onto the passenger side outside windshield while I was leaving downtown Detroit via I-96 west to I-94 west. I was able to make it to Merriman Rd and Ecorse Rd to a BP station and it pretty much died because I slowed down. If the light were green I would have made it further north! I just had it towed home now.

It's in front of my house in Westland and I'm hoping $500 is reasonable enough for the whole car minus the AM/FM/MiniDisc radio and speakers and the L.E. floor mats and fender badges. With a replacement engine the car will live again!

It has Magnaflow high-flow cats, a mid-mount dual in/dual out Magnaflow muffler, and true duals all the way to the chrome exhaust tips out back. There's also Eibach lowering springs at each corner that brought it down 1.5 inches. I put new performance P225/60R/15 tires this past January and they've got 95%+ tread on them. The interior is clean. The Limited Edition floormats are in OK shape, the driver's side has a hole in it from my heavy heel, and I may end up keeping the mats and the fender badges because there is a very good chance of another 97 Thunderbird in my future to transfer them to and make my own L.E. out of it.

If this car doesn't sell then some damned junkyard is going to get it and offer me $350 for it. Rather than have it destroyed and the parts living on in others I'd like to see it go to someone who can replace the engine and enjoy it. The car has 162,500 miles on it, and the tranny has 82,000 miles. The original one was replaced under warranty for "slipping".

Pics later when I get the time! Interested? Contact me at my e-mail shown below or call my AT&T cell phone at 734-637-8596.

My Tbird has served me well since 19 March 2001.......

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To tell you the truth, I am surprised it lasted that long, you have had problems with the engine since I met ya. Glad it lasted this long, you could always cut out a floor pan and remove the engine, and make it eco-friendly.

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Because the wifey wants me to get an economical car for the winter, her reasoning is that since I have the Mark I don't need another similar car but a more economical car to go to work and I can keep the Mark as my fun car. Since the Mark will be put away in the garage with a cover on it when the snow starts to fly here I need to get another set of wheels. Yeah I can put another engine into my Tbird and it'll end up being cheaper than buying something else but it won't be as good on gas (according to her).

So I'm looking for a 2-door Focus with a manual stick, around 2003-2007. Sorry but the only rice I'll buy is the long-grain stuff you eat.

It's still in front, first $500 gets it and I hope it goes to someone who knows what it is and will take care of it.

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To be honest, I think you will get rid of it quicker and for more money if you part it. If I had $500 and the time, I would buy it to part it. Your car can live on in others, which isn't a bad thing especially if you give people good deals. I would hate to see Dearborn Heights tow it away. It would take $300 to get it back..

I can also understand why you want it to live on with a new engine.

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Hey James!

I would part it out if I had the time and the "gumption" to do that. The other things is I don't want the car to be in my driveway by the garage in back taking up space as I watch it get picked apart. The next hurdle would be getting it towed out once it's been picked over. How do you get something like that onto a flat bed without wheels/tires and without scraping up the cement driveway?

Nah, like I said, the first $500 takes it away. If someone else wants to buy it to part it out and deal with the carcass afterward go right ahead. If the city of Westland gives me grief about it being parked in front then I can always push it into the driveway.

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Just remember that snow is coming and the police will tow stuff that is on the street. Its hard to push cars if there is snow on the ground. Maybe it still moves on its own, I don't know..

If you sell tires/rims, you have to make someone show up with some spares. I have a complete set of spares. With it being IRS, you can still move it around disassembled. Just trying to help, not that you asked. :P

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No problem bro! It doesn't turn on at all but I can put it into neutral and push it. I plan on getting this settled before the white stuff flies!

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I wish I was closer!! Did you put it on craigslist or ssomething?

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

My T-bird is like George Jetson's wife, you try to give her a little money, she takes the whole wallet.
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Not yet! Where in Jersey are you? I'm from South Amboy/Old Bridge.

The Yanks should have won it.....championship #28 maybe next year!!

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Not yet! Where in Jersey are you? I'm from South Amboy/Old Bridge.

The Yanks should have won it.....championship #28 maybe next year!!
I'm by new brunswick, not too far.

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Haven't been able to post pics yet, hopefully soon.

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Ok, screw it, I'll take $375 but I'm taking the Sony AM/FM Minidisc radio and the 4 speakers. Everything else stays. Goodbye Tbird, don't get your feathers ruffled, you were good to me.

$375 - the snow is going to start falling tomorrow Tuesday and I have no way to move it if my town is going to call a snow emergency for the snow plows to come.

I'm at 734-637-8596 (AT&T cell). Here's how the car looks RIGHT NOW:







MORE PICS TO FOLLOW.....

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Here are pics of the underside when I was getting the exhaust done in April 2008. Had much changed? Don't think so.....:







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Thanks Trunk Monkey - right now I don't have the time or the ability to part it out and then when it's all done, what then? How do I get the shell to the junkyard? I have no place to put a car that's getting parted out.

ADDED: All it really needs is an engine. I know a guy in Mexicantown who can make it look like new for $2000. That's what he told me and I trust him. I've seen his work and he's a magician. That's windshield, bodywork AND paint!

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Bummer man, it looks like a reasonably clean car (except for the running board rot). Woops. you posted the cracked windshield while I was typing.

Good luck with finding her a home. I think though that at this point the best thing to do would be to part it out.

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Thanks Trunk Monkey - right now I don't have the time or the ability to part it out and then when it's all done, what then? How do I get the shell to the junkyard? I have no place to put a car that's getting parted out.

ADDED: All it really needs is an engine. I know a guy in Mexicantown who can make it look like new for $2000. That's what he told me and I trust him. I've seen his work and he's a magician. That's windshield, bodywork AND paint!
2K for a quality job? Maybe he can do my car. When I am ready, I will see if you can arrange a time to meet up. It might not be this year, but 2012 is the year of paint and body.

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Had a long talk with my father-in-law yesterday about the Tbird, told him what happened when it "died". He says I have the classic symptoms of a hydrolock and suggests keeping it and either rebuilding the top part of the engine (heads) or even getting one from a junkyard to replace it (depending on condition of pistons, rods, rings). Neither of us have the know-how to do it though. The wife finally relented solely on the fact that replacing the engine would be cheaper than getting another car.

I called the Mexican guy I know and he said that for around $900 to $1300 he could find me a replacement engine and put it in.

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Sounds to me like it's time for an Explorer swap

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Yes! 2000-2001, right? Remember this Mexican guy is going to be doing it so if there's any thing that needs to be done to ensure a good swap he won't know it. Neither do I.

Not so much a hydrolock as it was a seizure due to no coolant since that top hose burst and sprayed coolant around.

ADDED: Disregard my question - I found Porkchop's article: http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=94152

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.. I may end up keeping the mats and the fender badges ....
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Thanks Casper, I'll keep you in mind but I'm sure I'll be keeping it and replacing the engine - see posts above.

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Hi Dennis - I got it from eBay back in spring 2000 for use in my '88 Thunderbird, and when I sold that to get my '97 I just put it in this one. It's currently in the garage but will be going back in once I fix it up.

If you're looking for one keep checking the 'Bay, they're always there. Look up SONY MDX and you'll see what's there.

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Update: no change. Car is still in my driveway, waiting for either someone to take it and revive it or meet the crusher after getting picked over.

I searched and found a 56,000 mile 4.6L engine in Detroit for $500 out of a 1996 Ford Crown Vic. That's all it needs, along with the bodywork in the pics. $2500 that I spend and the car lives again. $350 to me and the junkyard gets it and it will die a horrible crushing death.

What would you do? Wife wants it gone last year.

Gonzalo Duque "Gonzo"
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Cobra V8
1997 Thunderbird Limited Edition 4.6L V8 - gone.
Might be a 2005-2007 Jaguar XJ-8 L in my future.

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post #30 of 68 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 09:01 AM
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If your going to part it out.. im interested in a few parts..

I'd like the Exhaust and the dashboard peices.. I live in toledo, oh. I may even be interested in driving up to get the whole shell if i can get the cash.

Let me know..

1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L - Junked
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