Supercharged DOHC Thunderbird on a Mustang Dyno
Final #'s are 343 rwhp and 314 tq. at 6k Rpms.I plan to take i to other Dyno also.
Finally got it tuned right, thanks to Dave and Kevin for getting it done.
Drove 4.5 hrs each way to get it done but it is so worth it. Car feels much
faster and stronger and runs 10X
better. On the way back home i averaged 24 mpg.This was a MustangDyno which they told me it has a
nickname "heart breaker" therefore #'s are lower then the other Dyno. People told me that i am
probably closer to 400 rwhp. Anyways enjoy the video!
1990 Thunderbird SC 0 to 120
This is a modded Thunderbird SC. Video was done on a flat country road
with no other cars around, no wind, 50 degrees outside, and with not the
greatest launch. pics and more in of car can be viewed here.
1990 THUNDERBIRD SUPER COUPE -- HIGH POWERED T-BIRD SHOT DOWN
A more sophisticated, supercharged and intercooled version of the 3.8 L OHV
V6 was used to power the high performance Thunderbird Super Coupe, also
called Thunderbird SC for short. The Super Coupe could be had with a
Mazda-derived, M5R2 5-speed manual transmission or an AOD 4-speed automatic
transmission. The Thunderbird Super Coupe was Motor Trend's Car of the Year
for 1989, which Ford proudly advertised. When running at a maximum of 5600
rpm, the Supercharger provided 12 psi of
Boost, producing 210 horsepower at 4000 rpm and
315 lb·ft of torque at 2600 rpm under a 8.2:1 compression ratio.
Accompanying the more powerful engine, Super Coupes were equipped with a
host of unique features underlining their higher performance demeanor
relative to standard Thunderbirds. Among these were larger, 16 x 7.0 inch
alloy wheels with high performance tires (standard Thunderbirds came with
15 x 6.0 inch steel wheels and 15 x 6.5 inch alloy wheels were optional), a
Traction-Lok limited slip differential, standard anti-lock brakes, 4-wheel
disc brakes with vented front and rear rotors, speed-sensitive variable
assist steering, lower body side cladding, fog lights, and a stiffer
suspension with adjustable shocks supplied by Tokico. In spite of the new
Thunderbird's merits, it was considered a FAILURE by Ford's top management.
On January 17, 1989, Ford President Harold A. Poling, with Ford CEO Donald
Petersen and Ford Executive Vice President Phil Benton looking on,
lambasted the MN12 program's staff in a meeting for badly missing the
Thunderbird and Cougars' weight and cost targets, 250 lbs. heavier and $900
US$ more per car than planned. This criticism came as a surprise to the
program staff who expected to be praised for the Thunderbird and Cougars'
technical achievements and positive reception. Anthony "Tony" S. Kuchta,
manager of the MN12 program, was angered by Poling, not for his points
about weight and cost overruns but rather that he directed his tirade at
the program staff instead of at Kuchta who was responsible for all of the
important decisions that determined the program's direction. Ironically,
many of the decisions that Kuchta made regarding the MN12's development
that resulted in the weight and cost overruns criticized by Poling were
caused by the very things that set the MN12 cars apart from other cars in
their class, such as rear-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension.
Falling out of favor with Ford management after the Thunderbird and
Cougars' launch, Kuchta voluntarily retired early from Ford in May 1989.
1990 T- Bird SC produced 15,742 units with automatic trannys and 6,067
units with manual transmissions. This examples shows an innovative
engineering showcase and then shot down by Ford management. Thanks very
much for enjoying this rare and wonderful 1990 Thunderbird SC.
1990 Ford Thunderbird Dealer Intro Part 1of2
Introduction of the 1990 Ford Tunderbird, used to demonstrate its features
and technology to Ford dealers and salespeople.
The tape mostly features the T-bird LX but shows a demonstration of ABS
brakes using a Super Coupe.
These videos were only available to dealers and not for public viewing.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS VIDEO AND POST IT ON YOUR CHANNEL!
1994 Thunderbird Supercoupe Project
Pulling my rare find out of the storage. 1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe
5-Speed, one of 722 according to
Has 180000 body miles, rebuilt engine, stage two clutch and flywheel, 3
inch Big Dog Exhaust all the way down,
and 17 inch adr rims and falken tires. I have a custom cobra hood and xenon
body kit however youll see my 97 here, they are originally for it. Im not
sure if they fit yet.
I am torn between putting everything i have in 94 or 97, either way i want
the supercharged engine and transmission. But i dont think i could tear my
super coupe apart.
My Project Thunderbird SC
Any and all ideas anyone would have would be appreciated!