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    and people wonder why I don't trust other people...

    and people wonder why I don't trust other people to work on my stuff.
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    My car originally ejected about a quart every...

    My car originally ejected about a quart every tank of fuel. It was very well coated. it still had rust, and the engine blew up when I fixed the oil leak so I'm gonna go with that being a losing...
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    I had a problem with the rear window on the Conti...

    I had a problem with the rear window on the Conti after replacing the dew wipes. The outside pushed the glass inward some, but the inside ones did not push back. That caused the glass to want to...
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    Do you actually need it? Honestly if its not...

    Do you actually need it? Honestly if its not consuming oil I wouldn't bother.

    I need to upgrade the one on my diesel. I guess they still work even when not under vacuum? No PCV on that, its...
  5. I took one apart just to see how it worked. Not...

    I took one apart just to see how it worked. Not much to it but a needle moving in an orifice and the spring. If the spring isn't broken, best I can guess is the needle jams and hangs open. ...
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    was thinking if you can pull the plate, rather...

    was thinking if you can pull the plate, rather than having to drill the bolt out you can probably grab it from the back side and just spin it out.
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    Not a good trick. The sludge and contamination...

    Not a good trick. The sludge and contamination in the oil builds up until you end up making nasty carbon cookies in the engine.
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    I've had very poor luck with DIY mirror button...

    I've had very poor luck with DIY mirror button attachment. Gave up and paid a local place 20 bucks.
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    In theory the phenolic should hold up better. ...

    In theory the phenolic should hold up better. Only one surface to rust vs 2, but I don't know how much difference it really makes. Rebuild the caliper and flush the fluid, seems to be the best hope...
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    My car had rot in that area. It now has part of...

    My car had rot in that area. It now has part of a 1982 Towncar there.
  11. Thread: KYB Shock

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    Should have been jam nuts up top if it wasn't a...

    Should have been jam nuts up top if it wasn't a self-locking. If only one nut was put on, thats why it came off.
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    There is basically a rivet head sticking out of...

    There is basically a rivet head sticking out of the body that the clip snaps on to. That U shaped slot in the middle is what goes over the rivet. Once the clip is in, it sticks past the body a bit...
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    single best thing about that style of stock radio...

    single best thing about that style of stock radio is they are easy to hack for an aux input. Not quite as easy as the 90s ones with the CD changer connector but not hard if you can solder.
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    1979 on the 5.0 in the Fox and Panther chassis. ...

    1979 on the 5.0 in the Fox and Panther chassis. The crossmember is in the way of a large front sump but Ford oil pumps are in the front. Rear sump is where the oil mostly lives, front is where the...
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    If you have stock brakes I don't think you have...

    If you have stock brakes I don't think you have any choice but reman ones. Not much in there if you want to DIY.
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    Should be these ...

    Should be these

    https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Windshield-Rear-Window-Reveal-Moulding-Clips-For-p/cpf65-1120.htm

    I think those are pretty standard clips
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    There is actually a lighting schedule in the 80s...

    There is actually a lighting schedule in the 80s owners manuals at least.
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    I just measured mine at 1.300, so 33mm is...

    I just measured mine at 1.300, so 33mm is probably it. 1 5/16" would be 1.3125, which is close enough.
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    breaking a tap off is way worse than breaking a...

    breaking a tap off is way worse than breaking a bolt.

    I think you might be able to remove the plate those screw into from inside the B pillar. I know Towncars have a removable plate in the A...
  20. sometimes the best tool is your wallet.

    sometimes the best tool is your wallet.
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    sounds like alignment problems. The door should...

    sounds like alignment problems. The door should be flush front and back, and the gap should also be even. If the hinge is bent, worn, or misadjusted it won't work right. Also quite honestly some...
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    probably someone refilled it with the...

    probably someone refilled it with the yellow/orange stuff. i think thats what the diesels from that era got.

    when all else fails, refer to the owner's manual. I heard 3 different things about...
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    So far as I can tell, the "Electronic" and...

    So far as I can tell, the "Electronic" and "Premium Sound" radios from that period are the same other than what it says on the front. The service manual seems to agree on this too, every version of...
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    5 months isn't a problem. If it pings, top it up...

    5 months isn't a problem. If it pings, top it up with some premium and just run it out.
  25. also have given up on steel lines. The nicopp...

    also have given up on steel lines. The nicopp lines are the way to go.

    part of making decent flares is a good tool. Shitty ones don't hold the line properly and it ends up slipping through the...
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