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1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« on: January 31, 2009, 08:56:55 PM »
My 1989 Thunderbird SC engine is in pieces. The guy that is going to help me put it back together said he wants to have an assembly manual. I was wondering if you guys knew where to find one. Thanks.

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 10:31:32 AM »
As far as I know are no books on rebuilding the SC engine like you find with other engines. You have the following selection to work with:

1. Haynes (Auto Zone)

2. Chiltons

3. Ford Factory Shop Manual

4. Ford Electrical & Vacuum manual.



All but the Chiltons can be found on ebay.

I am looking into other options.  Please check back later.

The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 12:12:41 PM »
Thanks for looking I appreciate you taking the time to help us out.

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 01:44:53 PM »
Hey no problem.  The best manual is the Ford Shop manual.  The others have errors and omissions.

If you do not mind me saying at this point it may be easier to send the long block to an expert.  Last year I met Dave Dalke in Carlisle.  He lives in Madison, Ohio.  He has rebuilt many supercoupe engines and is well respected in the community.  He knows all the "special procedures" that are not published.  If you are interested his email is:  [email protected]  Shipping should be about $150-200/each way.

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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 01:05:44 PM »
HAD MINE DONE AT LONGHORNE SPEED SHOP :king:  ON US 1 LONGHORNE PA  :bow1:  OVER 5 YEARS AGO  :pilot:  HAD THE S.S. MLS 4.2 HEADGASKETS DONE 8)  ALONG WITH OTHER WORK  :flex:   RUNS STRONG :first: :second: :Third:

**  ADMIN COMENT:  I THINK HE MEANS LANGHORNE SPEED SHOP!  **
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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 08:36:45 PM »
thanks for the thoughts and suggestions.  We found a guy in the south hills of Pittsburgh that seems to have a plan.  He is mostly concerned with the wiring harness and obtaining an accurate wiring diagram for the sc.

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 11:25:27 PM »
purchased the Ford shop manual today for 1989 .  This should have everything we need including the wiring diagram and vacuum hose lay out.  Hope to finally get this pile of parts sorted out and back together.

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 06:17:18 AM »
They say that the "Ford Electrical & Vacuum manual" is something you should have for the SC.  They can be had on ebay for a song.   But then again I never picked one up either.  :afto2:
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 06:18:19 AM »
I am looking forward to seeing that car!
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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 06:36:11 PM »
If you want the Ford Service Manuals I got mine from this link they where fast and have good quality manuals. http://stores.ebay.com/Lorie-and-Jeff_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsxQ3asstQQtZkm
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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2009, 08:11:41 PM »
we have acquired the shop and trouble shooting manuals.  This should do nicely.  J

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Re: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 06:18:39 PM »
ROCK & ROLL!!!!   :3sum:
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM