Brought to you in part by:

M&M Restoration & Tool Supply Store

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


NOTICE! The old Mustangsandmore.com is a read-only archive.
Currently the Search function is inoperative, but we are working on the problem.

Please join us at our NEW Mustangsandmore.com forums located at this location.
Please notice this is a brand new message board, and you must re-register to gain access.

  Mustangsandmore Forum Archive
  Ford Thunderbird
  1991 T-Bird SC head gasket? cracked block? or ?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   1991 T-Bird SC head gasket? cracked block? or ?
wLa2
Journeyman

Posts: 3
From: East Rutherford,NJ,USA
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 10-16-2005 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wLa2        Reply w/Quote
Hi all,

My 91'SC kicks rough, blows volumes of white smoke (with fuel smell) and let loose lots of coolant underneath chassi (haven't looked under yet.) I'd appreicate feedback/suggestions. Also if anyone knows an honest SC mechanic or "back yard" guy near East Rutherford NJ please contact me.

My Thanks

------------------
wLa2

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 10-22-2005 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
well the white smoke is a god sign of burning coolant. the fuel smell could be a different problem id run the codes for that. the coolant from under the car could be a bad HG leaking in and out of the cylinder or a bad hose. HG are easy do it yourself.

------------------
88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 15 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI

66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
Holley weber two barrel, msd 6A, 3.5 gears, 3.03 v8 three speed trans.

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

79 f150 300 3 onda tree
awaiting a new transmission

wLa2
Journeyman

Posts: 3
From: East Rutherford,NJ,USA
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 10-22-2005 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wLa2        Reply w/Quote
trashline,

thanks for the response. I've priced a fel-pro kit but dont have a working are (garden apt parking space) for a do it your self.

btw you've got an impressive collection there. before I traded in my 85 bird for the SC I considered keeping it but the space problem again. I really loved the 85 although the SC does sooth parting with it.

again my thanks

wLa2

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 10-22-2005 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
well you could pay a pretty penny to have a shop replace a HG. Thas why i said it isnt that hard. if you have all parts then it can be done in half a day. i know a guy who did a HG on a side of a highway.

but it does sound like you have quite a few other problems going on. any coolant in the oil and vise versa? try to find the coolant leak. that way you can try to get it somewhere. your a little to far away for me to recommend shops. do a search talk to people in north jersey or New york

------------------
88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 15 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI

66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
Holley weber two barrel, msd 6A, 3.5 gears, 3.03 v8 three speed trans.

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

79 f150 300 3 onda tree
awaiting a new transmission

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2006, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots] [Tech Articles]

[M&M Bookstore] [M&M Restoration & Tool Supply Store]