Re: 2001 Taurus lost brakes but have fluid?
Your picture in your reply reminds me of the 1970 GTO judge 400ci (sleeper) I had bought for $1800 in 1972. About a month or so later, as I started my Goat, it sounded like there was a chain rattling in the engine. Low and behold, someone previously had left the old pushrods in the oil pan, under the valley, and a push rod made it up into the crankshaft. $1200 bucks later, many pizzas, working only on friday afternoons, while working for a new and used car dealor, we pulled the motor, sent the block out for bore and stroke, .30 over, .15 off the heads, heads ground and ported, siameze pistons, new street cam and lifter package, new crank, new clutch, rebuilt 4bbl carter carb, new pressure plate and throughout bearing, we, the three mechanics and I, jump into the monster and take it up on the hghy and the crazy mechanic floors it and says, it's do or die. As we break 130, I'm screeming the front tires are bald. The Goat speedometer went past 140 and held against the center post of the guage at 6 oclock. When we pulled back to 60, I thought I could run as fast as we were going. I had to sell the beast a short time later. $40 a week on gas at .28 per gallon, a set of tires every two weeks rotating fronts to backs, couldn't afford to keep in pace with the G60s, and the additional cost of rebuilding, when my insurance came up for $1250 for the next 12 months, to be paid in full since I was only 18, I didn't have the money. Couldn't sell the car outright cause everyone thought gas was going to go up to $3 a gallon. Eventually sold it for $1100 to a local pontiac dealor. And this car was premo condition. I wouldn't let anyone sit in it with their shoes on. Waxed twice a week, buffed with dupont number 7 every other week, damped toweled twice a day, changed the pin striping every other day, bathed the interior every sunday including dying the rugs, washed and waxed the engine compartment every saturday including paint touch-up, remember I mentioned I worked for dealor. I eventually left the auto world years later. After many other auto challenges. I'm bald...he-he.