1990 Moonlight blue 3.2/Quaife swap

Discussion in 'SHO Trader' started by jelloslug, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    It has come time for me to move on. I just don't drive the old SHO anymore and I need to make some room. I have owned this car since 2002 and it has been a southern car all it's life. Many of you already know quite a bit about my car but here is a quick breakdown:

    Drivetrain:
    3.2 w/ 3.0 intake cams
    40mm BBB with correct butterfly plates
    Quaife LSD
    ~75k on the swap, ~196 on the body.
    All bearings, seals, gaskets, and wear items in engine and transmission were replaced at swap.
    New Ford A/C compressor and clutch
    Rod shifter w/ Jose SHOrt shifter
    Thunderbird sport/Supercoupe wheels (they are wider than stock slicers but have the correct offset)

    Suspension:
    Full 3rd gen subframe swap with ZF rack and SARC module & 4th gen subframe bushings
    ~10k miles on swap
    Quickstruts all the way around
    TPR bushing in the rear
    Adjustable rear control arms
    Rear H brace

    Body:
    I repainted it about 2 years ago
    New Ford headlights, turn signal, cornering, and fog light lenses.
    New sunroof with seal and lifter arms
    New passenger side rear quarter ( I could not find a new drivers side one)
    Plus hood and spoiler
    2nd gen painted door handles

    Interior:
    Good dash and most of the seats have recently been reupholstered, the only one that is old is the rear seat cushion.
    Mercury Sable door panels, rear package tray and rear head rests
    2nd gen center console
    Digital dash conversion with all functions working
    2nd gen radio equipment with Ford AM/FM CD, slave Mini Disc player, and Ford Probe EQ
    All window, lock, and mirror switches have been replaced with new. No rubbed off lettering.
    Roof console has been rebuilt with heavy duty switch and a Homelink module was added.
    Replacement heavy duty carpet with matching floor mats.
    2nd gen remote keyless entry with remote fob.

    Extras:
    Spare and tune up parts: air filters, obsolete Motorcraft "PP" spark plugs, plug wire sets, belts, alternator, power steering pump, idler pulleys, timing chain tensioners, and tons of other stuff.
    A new set of 4th gen Taurus SES Sport wheels (they have a nice slicer look to them) with lightly used center caps
    Service manuals, and service tool sets
    2nd gen AM/FM tape deck and slave CD player
    1 quart of base coat from when I painted it.

    Flaws:
    There are two small spot were I burn though the paint when I buffed it.
    There is a scratch on the passenger side front headrest
    The display on the MiniDisc player is very dim to off intermittently
    The trim around the rear window has shrunk so it's a few inches short on both sides. It's removable though so it could be replaced

    The car is in Greenville, SC and I'm asking $4500 for it.

    Update: I installed new tires on the SES Sport wheels and put them on the car. See the new pics below.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
  2. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
  3. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
  4. Joe_SHO

    Joe_SHO SHO Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    ND
    Beautiful car! I am somewhat interested, but I have a few questions. It looks like in your pictures from when you got it that the floor is rusted on the cabin-side. Did that get repaired, or am I seeing it wrong? How many miles were on the 3.2 you put in? Does everything work? How does it run? Would you trust it to drive to North Dakota? Would you guarantee that it would last the drive to North Dakota (roughly 1,500 miles)?

    Sorry for all the questions, but it is difficult to buy a car from far away!

    - Joe
     
  5. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    No rust, just grime; the previous owners were horrid slobs. The 3.2 had about 80k miles on it when I pulled it. I completely rebuilt it with with all new mains, rod, and rod bearings. Everything works and it runs, shifts, and drives great. The only thing I would change for a really long road trip would be the tires. They have plenty of tread but they are over 10 years old.
     
    SHOdded likes this.
  6. luigisho

    luigisho SHO Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2001
    Messages:
    7,840
    Likes Received:
    996
    Location:
    va beach,va
    Home Page:
    That's a sharp car. If I was in the market I'd buy it for sure. GenIII subframe, quaife, and 3.2 swap already done? That's all the difficult stuff you wish for ready to go.
     
    SHOdded likes this.
  7. SHOdded

    SHOdded SHO Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Messages:
    6,791
    Likes Received:
    2,712
    Location:
    Maryland
    This car, especially, deserves this:
    :omgsho:
    :omgsho:
    :omgsho:
     
    jelloslug likes this.
  8. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    And the seats have been reupholstered also.
     
    luigisho and SHOdded like this.
  9. TimboSHO

    TimboSHO Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Wyoming, MI
    Did you paint or wrap the antenna mast?
     
  10. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    I painted it.
     
    TimboSHO likes this.
  11. Irish Pride

    Irish Pride Irish Inside Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    2,611
    Occupation:
    Owner of A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of
    Location:
    MusicCityUSA
    Bump.

    Painted mine too. Suprised it's held up this long.
     

    Attached Files:

    TimboSHO likes this.
  12. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    I had powder coated the body of it once but it did not stick very well. I think it really needs to be sandblasted first before the powder coating will stick to the chrome very well.
     
  13. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
  14. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    Update: I put new tires on the SES Sport wheels and put them on the car:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. zoomlater

    zoomlater SHO Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    578
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I always like those wheels, but could never track down a set
     
  16. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    The center caps were the hardest part to find. I think they have a nice slicer look.
     
    SHOMON and SHOdded like this.
  17. Hvyleaf

    Hvyleaf Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2018
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm in CT , slightly interested in pursuing a loan for this. How is the storm doing dwn there?
     
  18. Hvyleaf

    Hvyleaf Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2018
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm in CT , slightly interested in pursuing a loan for this. How is the storm doing dwn there?
     
  19. jelloslug

    jelloslug Digital

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    376
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Home Page:
    Nothing really bad. We were right on the edge so we got a little wind and some light but continuous rain for two days.
     
    SHOdded likes this.

Share This Page

If you wish to help keep SHOforum running, please click the donation button below