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  1. I was able to get close enough under the car for...

    I was able to get close enough under the car for a few whacks, or maybe taps, with a hammer, but no change when I subsequently tried to crank. Should whacking be simultaneous with the cranking...
  2. I obtained a voltmeter. The battery is 12.43 post...

    I obtained a voltmeter. The battery is 12.43 post to post. Bypassing the ignition circuit yields 12.23 at the relay output, and an immediate turn off of interior lights when repeated with the starter...
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    Slack, thanks for the tip. How many screws are...

    Slack, thanks for the tip. How many screws are there to get the dash out? Are there plastic tabs or other easily broken connectors to deal with?
  4. Mechanic #8 didn't show at noon, rescheduled to...

    Mechanic #8 didn't show at noon, rescheduled to 4:00, didn't show, and today isn't answering or returning calls. Number 7 said on Tuesday he'd come today, but isn't answering or returning calls....
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    After another four years in the sun, the other...

    After another four years in the sun, the other speaker cover section is rotted. So I'm still looking for a tan, or a restomod brown one, if they exist.
  6. The man with tools was scheduled to show up at...

    The man with tools was scheduled to show up at noon for $100. Now he texts that his e-t-a is about 4 pm. Hopefully it won't rain again today. The other six guys are on vacation, too busy, or won't...
  7. EA, thanks for the detailed plan. You have a good...

    EA, thanks for the detailed plan. You have a good picture of my neglect of the car. If I can get someone to show up with a plug wrench, a breaker bar, and crank socket, we can pull the plugs, pour in...
  8. The starter whack is the first thing to try after...

    The starter whack is the first thing to try after someone with a jack and jack stands gets here. I don't have many tools at this location, and the first two mobile mechanics haven't called back or...
  9. I'm trying again to crank. The battery has been...

    I'm trying again to crank. The battery has been replaced with this one for $105 plus tax:
    AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 56, 550 CCA
    56-1 Warranty: 2 YR FREE REPLACEMENT

    A start try...
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    Nick, I'm back in town for a week or so. It...

    Nick,
    I'm back in town for a week or so. It seems you've been adding to the stable in the last few years. Congratulations on your progress with the town car restoration. What's the story about the...
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    Thanks for all the August posts. As soon as I get...

    Thanks for all the August posts. As soon as I get the car running I'll revisit, and try to learn about the possible problems and solutions.
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    1987 mgm

    1987 MGM, 59k miles
  13. 1989 Crown Victoria LTD LX - $2250 - SCarolina

    http://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/5845310162.html

    1989 Crown Victoria LTD, 2nd owner, Clean body, no dents, no rust, vinyl top, has original 5.0 motor, heat/AC works, electric seats, windows Car...
  14. 1977 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS COUPE - $1500 (Atlanta)

    http://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/5785000656.html

    This car runs great and drives good. Rust free car as seen in pics , good tires , motor has been rebuilt new carburetor purrs like a kitten no...
  15. Thread: Turbine wheels.

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    The TV show Misfit Garage's resto-mod of a red,...

    The TV show Misfit Garage's resto-mod of a red, red, red 1964 Ford Galaxy XL didn't retain the wheels on the car when purchased: turbines sans center caps.
  16. repost, maybe new seller

    Looks like the seller has decided on a price: $6,500.

    2 door 1986 ford crown Vic Ltd lx in excellent condition with only 27xxx original miles on it , everything original, garage kept, interior in...
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    Usually a buyer's premium is added to the strike...

    Usually a buyer's premium is added to the strike price.
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    lowest price sold at mecum austin so far

    lowest price sold at mecum austin so far:

    https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AU1215-228470/0/1978-Lincoln-Mark-V/

    lowest high bid, not sold:
    ...
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    to the top

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  20. 86 Crown Vic coupe 21k miles in SC, more than $3500, white, red interior

    This is a one owner all original 1986 Ford Ltd crown Victoria, 21,000 original miles garaged it's whole life, this is a very rare find its immaculate of its age, interior is like brand new again...
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    Weather stripping diagnosing trick

    On a car flip tv show, the weatherstrip leak was diagnosed with a smoke machine inside the car, then the seal was restored with a shim under the leaking area of the weatherstrip. Has anyone tried...
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    Nick, is the inside mirror identical to the one...

    Nick, is the inside mirror identical to the one on my 1987 mgm? If so, is it unworn, like no spots on the mirror?
  23. John, after ignition switch > run, I jumped the...

    John, after ignition switch > run, I jumped the solenoid with a screwdriver, and got a small spark, no crank, and all other electrics stopped. After removing the battery negative terminal, waiting a...
  24. The 2nd store tested and reported good battery....

    The 2nd store tested and reported good battery. They charged it, and tested it the next day. I installed and tested with the lights, dash lights run, and clock, all ok. A crank attempt killed all...
  25. 1987 mgm battery size, diagnosing and fixing no crank

    The 1987 MGM suddenly won't crank, and won't click the solenoid. Jumping with cables produces no change. So I pulled the battery.
    One store reports the battery at 12.6 volts, 89% charged, but bad,...
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