Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

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Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

Post by grondie » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:02 am

Hi Everyone,

As we did with the XR4Ti in the other forum, we're going to attempt to make a complete list of changes that were made to the Scorpio during its production run. Since I haven't owned a Scorpio for more than a week, I'm going to need a lot of help with this one. So, if anything needs to be updated or changed, please just reply in this thread - I will then update the master list as time permits.

The point of this is to create resources for the new webpage.

1987 (88 MY cars build prior to 8/24/87)
Was there any unique colors to the 87's (Ivory)?

Two speed condenser A/C cooling fan; Bosch
A/C lines all rubber
Rear floor heat with adjustable flow


1988
Colors Offered:
Black (0A) with raven cloth interior
Diamond White (0B) with raven cloth interior
Burgundy Red (0E) with raven cloth interior
Ivory (??) with taupe cloth interior
Sand Gold Metallic Clearcoat (0S) with taupe cloth interior
Chesnut Metallic Clearcoat (??) with taupe cloth interior
Cyrstal Blue Metallic Clearcoat (??) with raven cloth interior
Raven Metallic Clearcoat (??) with raven cloth interior
Blue-Gray Metallic Clearcoat (??) with raven interior
Strato Silver Metallic Clearcoat (0V) with raven cloth interior
Regency Red Metallic Clearcoat (??) with raven cloth interior

Optional leather available in raven or taupe depending on color
Lower cladding available in gray or taupe depending on color (?)

Standard Prop hood
Key style changed from chubb to tibbie
Revised door lock actuators to 88 (Late)
CEL/MIL added
Temp Controller added "Off" switch (Late)
Non-adjustable rear seat heater ducts

1989
Colors Offered:
Black (0A) with raven cloth interior
Diamond White (0B) with spice brown cloth interior
Burgundy Red (0E) with raven cloth interior
Brabazon Metallic Clearcoat (A5) with spice brown cloth interior
Nautilus Gray Metallic Clearcoat (AT) with raven cloth interior
Strato Silver Metallic Clearcoat (0V) with raven cloth interior
Magenta Red Metallic Clearcoat (01) with raven cloth interior
Gitane Blue Metallic Clearcoat (0K) with raven cloth interior
Sand Gold Metallic Clearcoat (0S) (Early) with taupe cloth interior
Tuscany Gold Metallic Clearcoat (08 ) (Late) with spice brown cloth interior
Antique Bronze Metalllic Clearcoat (0G) with spice brown cloth interior

Optional leather available in raven or spice brown depending on color
Lower cladding available in gray or taupe depending on color

Hydraulic hood supports
Coolant bottle changed to more oval shape
Single speed condenser A/C cooling fan; Canadian sourced, quieter
Added Big A/C evaporator line a 90° metal bend; small line is all metal
Radiator hoses changed
Washer bottle hidden under front fender
Revised headlight switch

unknown:
Rear seats Different brackets for the rear seat backs
Wipers redesigned to clear rear hood
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Post by merkurdriver » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:28 pm

89 hydro hood lifts instead of the earlier "88" traditional prop rod.

89 coolant bottle changed to more oval shape that earlier cars.

89 radiator hoses revised.

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Post by milehighXR » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:44 am

89 washer bottle hidden under passenger fender forward of the front tire. The only thing that sticks out is the filler neck.

early 88(how early I don't know, I don't think this coincides with the euro MY87, to MY88 change) did not have MIL.
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Post by Freejack » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:05 am

Do your have any examples of the clanding colors? The reason I ask, I think there may be more cladding colors depending on your definition of gray and toupe. The two Scorps I have seem to have variation of cladding color:

Diamond white with silver cladding: Image
Sand with an almost burgundy cladding:Image

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Post by grondie » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi Jake,

Nope, I just copied the colors from the Scorpio catalogs that I have. I'm not sure on variations from year-to-year or if other colors where offered. I did just buy two black scorpios (88 and 89), so, I'll see if the gray is different as soon as they arrive :)

Love that Diamond White one, IMHO that's the best Scorpio color :)

Thanks,
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Post by grondie » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:36 pm

Thanks Folks!

Added Prop hood to 88

Added Hydro hood to 89

Added Coolant bottle change to 89

Added Rad hose change to 89

Added Washer Bottle change to 89


Johnny, probably a stupid questions, but what is MIL ? :oops:

And if anyone can fill in the blanks on the 88 paint codes, that would be appreciated!


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Post by milehighXR » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:54 pm

grondie wrote:Thanks Folks!

Added Prop hood to 88

Added Hydro hood to 89

Added Coolant bottle change to 89

Added Rad hose change to 89

Added Washer Bottle change to 89


Johnny, probably a stupid questions, but what is MIL ? :oops:

And if anyone can fill in the blanks on the 88 paint codes, that would be appreciated!


Thanks, Bob
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Re: Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

Post by milehighXR » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:16 pm

grondie wrote:
unknown:
Key changed from tibble to chubb?
From chubb, to tibbie in mid 88(Euro MY 88 vs our early 88 being actual Euro MY 87s). I think this is also when the EATC got an "OFF" switch. The seat design changed here too I think.

trivia(I don't have the answer): did any NA Scorpios have the early(pre 12-1-87 build date) wiring? My 88 EVTM and wiring diags specify that they are to be used ONLY for post 12-1-87 cars...
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Post by Rooster » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:07 pm

what years had no SunRoof.... what year had cloth and no Traveler? anyone what years had no power Windows? If any
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Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:55 pm

Rooster wrote:what years had no SunRoof.... what year had cloth and no Traveler? anyone what years had no power Windows? If any
Power windows were standard all years for North American models. I've seen both 88 and 89 Scorpio's with no sunroof.

What's a "traveler"?? The fuel computer?

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Post by Rooster » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:00 pm

Yes the fuel computer.. it was called a non touring package?...
what was in the Touring package?
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Post by milehighXR » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:20 pm

Supposedly roof, power windows, roof, and cow hide, as well as auto trans. It may have been AT, power everything. I have to look in my brochures to see what they say.

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Re: Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:33 pm

milehighXR wrote:
... mid 88 (Euro MY 88 vs our early 88 being actual Euro MY 87s).... I think this is also when the EATC got an "OFF" switch.
Yep, mid 88 for the Temp Controller to get an "off" switch.
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Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:34 pm

Headlight switch revised in 89.

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Post by milehighXR » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:59 pm

merkurdriver wrote:Headlight switch revised in 89.
revised how? like the door lock actuators were in late 88 for durability?
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