Low Mileage Black 1989 SHO in SE Michigan

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  1. apowers

    apowers New Member

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    Purchased back in 2015 largely for nostalgic reasons and almost immediately started obsessing over ensuring all maintenance was up-to-date (see below). Finally registered it last year, but then found a newer toy to play with, so this sits in storage. Car shows just under 80K on the odometer which I believe to be correct based on the Carfax from when I purchased it. Further evidence of this is the exceptionally minimal amount of rust on the exterior and underneath. I’m asking $4,000 and will include the original and extra parts I have for that price. Pictures can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/AtJq7DmwFdsgheKB9.

    Since I purchased the car/within the last 200 miles, the following has been done:
    • Full 60K with new belts and cam sensor
    • New ignition coil and wires
    • New water pump, thermostat, all-aluminum radiator, and hoses with coolant system thoroughly flushed
    • New cable shifter ends and fresh transmission fluid (added pipe plug per instructions on the forum)
    • New O2 sensors
    • New fuel filter
    • Cleaned and re-oiled K&N air filter
    • New hood support struts
    • Front spindles from a ’94 with new hubs/bearings running calipers off a Mark VIII (i.e., 96+ upgrade)
    • Brake calipers rebuilt and new pads, rotors, and rubber hoses all around plus new hard brake lines from proportioning valve to rear hoses
    • New halfshafts, lower control arms, outer tie rod ends, and suspension bushings including alignment
    • New 225/50R17 Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3 tires (on Borbet wheels)
    • Seats replaced with ones from a later model (Gen 2?) which are 9.5/10 and carpet cleaned

    There are a few remaining issues:
    • Slow transmission fluid leak at passenger side halfshaft (assumed to be transmission seal)
    • One inner tie rod was said to have excessive play when aligned (have two new inners that will come with car)
    • Exhaust is leaking with large hole in driver side muffler
    • A/C is inoperable
    • Passenger front door wiring harness severed at entry to vehicle (doors are not original per previous owner) and interior trim missing in that location
    • Door cards were previously modified and have no speakers
    • No radio or antenna (but has aftermarket rear deck speakers including crossovers with apparent second set of wiring and satellite antenna in dash)
    • Parking brake doesn’t close switch to turn off dash light when disengaged
    • Hood is missing two of the four bolts holding it to hinges
    • Remaining underhood rubber hoses (vacuum mostly) should be replaced
    • Rear bumper has a small crack
    • Paint shows its age with a few touch-ups needed (but has been clay-barred, polished, and waxed so it looks decent from 10 feet)

    Other bits that will come with the car are: Ford shop manuals, various maintenance records, and some spare/takeoff parts including original spindles, brake calipers, and grille; door cards; some interior trim; and weatherstripping.
     
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  2. Irish Pride

    Irish Pride Irish Inside Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Are you willing to sell the slotted grille seperate?
     
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  4. apowers

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    @Irish Pride I didn't intentionally ignore your question, just using outdated info to try to get this post up (thanks @Shaggy ). I'd prefer not to start piecemealing things out (yet), especially when it involves disassembly of bits already attached to the car.
     
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    That is My-T-Fine
     
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    Gotta ask, lol
     
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    I realized I was underselling the fact that this car has almost zero rust and I've been driving it a little which has led me to fix a few of the minor items on the negatives list (and remember other things I've done or should still be done). Original post is updated and a few pictures added to the link
     

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