Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:15 pm

scorpioaddict wrote:A/C cooling fan 88 - Two speed condenser fan;


My 88s have a two-speed circuit in the pressure and temperature switch mounted off the receiver/dryer.

scorpioaddict wrote:Check engine light 89 only


My 88s have the CE or MIL light; I understood it didn't come on the early '88s which were produced in late 87 (?).

scorpioaddict wrote:Rear floor heat 88 - adjustable flow

My 88s don't have this.

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Post by milehighXR » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:25 pm

I think all the Scorps had the rear heat, just the early 88s only had it where the rear passengers could shut off the flow. My early 88(VIN recorded on an MSF thread somewhere) has CEL/MIL, yes it was very early 88s, not many though, and I think they all ended up in Cali, because they cause all kinds of headaches at e-test time for them...
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Post by grondie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:59 pm

scorpioaddict wrote:Here's a few more I've seen...

Wipers Redesigned to clear rear hood

A/C cooling fan 88 - Two speed condenser fan; Bosch fan
89 - One speed fan; Canadian built fan, quieter

A/C compressor mount 88 - casting number starts with 86
89 - casting number starts with 89
This suggests the motor blocks are different between the years.

Check engine light 89 only

A/C lines 88 - all rubber
89 - big evaporator line has a 90° metal bend; small line is all metal

Rear floor heat 88 - adjustable flow

Rear seats Different brackets for the rear seat backs
Hi Ken,

What was the "Rear floor heat" changed to in 89?

Do you know the date on the bracket change for the rear seat backs?

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Post by grondie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:04 pm

Updates!

Added August 24, 1987 build as cutoff date for “87 Scorpiosâ€Â
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Post by milehighXR » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:25 pm

I think the only chnage for the rear heat in mid 88(Euro MY 88, vs 87) was to eliminate the ability for the rear passengers to control the flow. IOW it was at the discretion of the driver.
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Post by scorpioaddict » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:17 pm

So, it looks like we're really discussing three model years. Ed points out some differences in his 88 and mine, both of which have June 87 production dates.

I don't know the changeover on rear seat brackets. I do know they changed bolt sizes and the brackets themselves enough to be a real pain.

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Post by milehighXR » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:21 pm

Yeah, we have 3 different Euro MYs here. 87, and 88 are our 88s, early, and late(change over date?), and then of course 89.
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Post by milehighXR » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:03 pm

Here's what the service manual says about what we got for colors:

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Even claims having a taupe interior. Anyone ever see one?
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Post by dimswits » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:40 pm

milehighXR wrote:Here's what the service manual says about what we got for colors:

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Even claims having a taupe interior. Anyone ever see one?
Yup. Brad and I saw two in one day in fact, at a yard in PA. Only the 87's have that color. Both of these were white cars. The seats and doorpanels fade such that they wind up looking steel gray.
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Post by milehighXR » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:07 pm

Is that what happens to the taupe exterior cladding as well? The cladding doesn't look that different between my Scorp, and our black ones.
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Post by MerkurScorpio » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:04 am

Does anyone have a picture of the taupe interior? I've never seen one, and I have to admit this piques my interest quite a bit!
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Post by Rooster » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:15 pm

build dates for the 1st and last scorpio?
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Post by blugg » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:29 pm

I have a March 13, 87 build (earliest)

and a June 23, 89 build (latest)


I dont know the start of North American production and I dont know the cut off either.
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Post by $KRILLA » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:39 pm

Very nice MrBlugg

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Post by blugg » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:29 am

MerkurScorpio wrote:Does anyone have a picture of the taupe interior? I've never seen one, and I have to admit this piques my interest quite a bit!

there is a few pics on MS of a Taupe interior on one of the Scorp threads. has a steel gray look to it.....but is called Taupe
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