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    Transmission: rebuilt! Not much to say about...

    Transmission: rebuilt!

    Not much to say about it, other than it's reasonably straightforward to do. A few corners were cut but they shouldn't meaningfully impact anything.

    Current status is the...
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    My '83 is an LS, but had a number of lower trim...

    My '83 is an LS, but had a number of lower trim options such as the bumpers without plastic, AM-FM-only radio, no leather wheel, no cornering lamps or autolamps.

    I think with the earlier cars it...
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    Yes, that car feels as tight as it must have been...

    Yes, that car feels as tight as it must have been when it was factory fresh. It has excellent road manners. That combined with the wind noise benefits of the aero body make me think I'll eventually...
  4. Factory carb cars, in-tank fuel filter/strainer?

    I'm building the to-do lists for my cars, and they are looking slightly terrifying. Nonetheless:

    One of the things I need to do with my 83 (factory carb 302 car) is to replace the float and...
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    I used the "HD" front springs to replace the 925s...

    I used the "HD" front springs to replace the 925s (off the top of my head it might be Moog 8652?) and found it a fair bit firmer than the soft factory springs but also a great deal softer than the...
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    My 2 cents...I had the Speedway 925s in my 91...

    My 2 cents...I had the Speedway 925s in my 91 with the cheaper KYBs (Excel-G...GR2 doesn't exist anymore). It definitely needed more shock for those springs, however, the springs destroyed the ride...
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    Oh, I totally forgot...yes, where the tail lights...

    Oh, I totally forgot...yes, where the tail lights meet the body, water can enter the car, and it can come in a lot. There are foam gaskets around each of the bulb openings, but it seems like with age...
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    There is a common belief among lighting geeks...

    There is a common belief among lighting geeks that you can't buy a good sealed beam new, because nobody is maintaining the tooling, properly QCing the products, or updating optics. I tend to believe...
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    If there is any actual standing water, I also...

    If there is any actual standing water, I also suspect there is a leak. However, there are a few different ways that could happen.

    Is the trunk seal in good condition? If not, prioritize replacing...
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    At one time, I felt this way. I disconnected it...

    At one time, I felt this way. I disconnected it and immediately locked my keys in the car.

    Thereafter, all my chimes have been kept in working order.

    +1 they are repairable. You can even use...
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    I think I have a bit of an eye for composition,...

    I think I have a bit of an eye for composition, but I'm not really in the same class as a photographer. I'd be glad to partake, of course.

    The inner parking lights on the Ford do not work. New...
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    First off: the condition you are describing...

    First off: the condition you are describing represents potentially serious danger and until you have reliably identified the source of the problem, this car should not be driven. You can't say with...
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    He actually likes them both a lot, for very...

    He actually likes them both a lot, for very different reasons. The wagon is ratty and he likes its rattiness. The 83 is dead silent and actually drives very well. It's a very soft and plush car.
    ...
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    As with the 83, this was at the 2019 Metro...

    As with the 83, this was at the 2019 Metro Detroit meet today. Following the meet, some photos were taken.

    Following are also in the 83 thread, with a couple of just this car alone which I didn't...
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    Today, this car was in attendance at the 2019...

    Today, this car was in attendance at the 2019 Metro Detroit meet. My friend drove the wagon to the meet with me in the 83, and then we traded for the duration of the day.

    After we split off from...
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    It was great seeing those who attended. Very...

    It was great seeing those who attended. Very manageable group size...not small enough to feel kind of silly for putting a name on the event, but not large enough to need a more structured day.

    The...
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    My attendance is confirmed, aiming to leave home...

    My attendance is confirmed, aiming to leave home around 10:30 if all goes as planned, and this should put me there shortly after 11.
  18. Not yet, it's still in its box looking all pretty...

    Not yet, it's still in its box looking all pretty and new. It's on a long list of things I want to do...

    A lot of people seem to opt for a newer steering gear swap, something about steering...
  19. Thread: New to Ford.

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    Woohoo, another member of the sequential tail...

    Woohoo, another member of the sequential tail lights club. WebElectric, I presume?
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    We're 10 days out from the Oct 19 date - all good...

    We're 10 days out from the Oct 19 date - all good still?

    I'm available and planning to attend.

    The cheesy pirate bar was surprisingly unawful given its motifs, however, my preference would be...
  21. One year ago this month, I told him the same...

    One year ago this month, I told him the same thing lol. http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?55737-WTB-84-Lincoln-Town-car-pass-side-turn-signal-lens-and-housing

    No, the lenses cannot swap...
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    200,000 fun-size miles! ...

    200,000 fun-size miles!

    http://i.imgur.com/uYXcsdGl.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/tTfq3lTl.jpg

    Purchased at 172,105km in May of 2016, and has been my primary warm weather daily. Since December,...
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    For the P/S fluid, I run Type F or a cheap "power...

    For the P/S fluid, I run Type F or a cheap "power steering fluid", whatever's on hand. Buying Type F for this purpose is just so I know I always have some and don't have to screw with my "inventory"...
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    Just going to borrow this thread for a moment......

    Just going to borrow this thread for a moment...
    I scooped up the very last TK5 bearing and seal kit on RockAuto, for the not-too-bad price of about $100 Canadian. The trans will receive a complete...
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    I have been in an early 80s Club Wagon (which I...

    I have been in an early 80s Club Wagon (which I suppose is probably an extended length E-250 with the passenger goodies) which had an AM-only radio with electronic tuning. I also have no idea why it...
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