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    I have nowhere to put the glass, though I...

    I have nowhere to put the glass, though I recognize some value in maybe taking certain pieces.
    Regulators do not really seem to ever need replacement or service in these cars...and also aren't...
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    Yeah, I was pulling the fuel tank anyway...but...

    Yeah, I was pulling the fuel tank anyway...but the fact the Grand Marquis ended up needing one (technically it could be cleaned out, but this is a better option in my opinion) sealed the deal.

    I...
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    Hi...popping in here for apparently the first...

    Hi...popping in here for apparently the first time. Sweet car.

    It may be my tendency to be pedantic showing itself here, but since your car is an '85, I would expect it to actually have EEC-IV CFI...
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    Yep...'90 P72 (police) cluster went into my 91 as...

    Yep...'90 P72 (police) cluster went into my 91 as soon as I found one, which was super lucky, because it's still the only one I've ever seen. Canadian makes it more tricky. I also swapped the...
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    The cluster is pretty wonderful. It is the basic...

    The cluster is pretty wonderful. It is the basic warning light arrangement, and indeed no trip odometer. I have junkyard-picked a cluster that has the trip odometer and 6-digit odometer (which began...
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    I did pull the antenna assembly. May or may not...

    I did pull the antenna assembly. May or may not prove useful, it's added to the parts horde for now.

    The braces at the front of the frame I believe are the same between Lincoln and others. My '83...
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    Car-working-on things have happened. As I ran...

    Car-working-on things have happened.

    As I ran this car out of gas recently, it was the ideal time to address the inoperative fuel sender. Pulled it out, testing showed it works, so the float just...
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    Motor makes sounds of working, but mast does not...

    Motor makes sounds of working, but mast does not go down even when assisted by hand while holding the switch down. This will complicate removal, as the antenna assembly can't come out while extended....
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    It is well integrated into the dash/body harness,...

    It is well integrated into the dash/body harness, so no, the whole thing can't just be plucked out unfortunately. Maybe it is factory installation. Certainly not spending the money on a Marti report...
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    All interested parties have decided to pass for...

    All interested parties have decided to pass for now, so these are still available.
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    I have texted you and will continue the...

    I have texted you and will continue the conversation there. There is a pending sale to a member overseas who will have a difficult time sourcing these otherwise, so he definitely takes precedence,...
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    I was gifted the Weathertech mats as pictured in...

    I was gifted the Weathertech mats as pictured in this thread, and while they do cover the floor space pretty well and are made of a nice material, they are seriously deficient in one of the areas...
  13. With respect to the coil springs, please take a...

    With respect to the coil springs, please take a look at this: http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?56215-Used-Speedway-252512-925-coil-springs

    I suggest you find examples of cars that are...
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    Bump. I just want these to go away and am...

    Bump.
    I just want these to go away and am willing to entertain an offer of free or close to it, depending on things like distance I must travel to meet you/if I'm shipping them, I'm not eating the...
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    Some commentary, as I didn't think to make last...

    Some commentary, as I didn't think to make last night:

    I found the one complete, and one broken missing front turn signal lenses (note both front turn signals have homemade lenses glued on) in the...
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    I will concede that a lot of the interior is dark...

    I will concede that a lot of the interior is dark green, but some items are absolutely blue, and I suspect it's an unusual two-tone sort of thing. The dash pad is blue, as is the parcel shelf (flat...
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    Catching up here...looks like a decent car,...

    Catching up here...looks like a decent car, congrats on finding a solid new ride. The rag top is an interesting choice but I feel in black, it kinda works. It isn't ugly, just a little out of place,...
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    I should have this kicking around somewhere, as I swapped my wagon to have only a single switch (went to a fixed mast antenna). Plastic bezel and both switches installed within it.

    It will be...
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    With respect to the fabric colour, I do think...

    With respect to the fabric colour, I do think it's a sort of greenish blue, but not a traditional "dark green"...though it's hard to be sure. The seats are better than what's in my wagon so even if...
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    The seller's choice of quote as a sales pitch is...

    The seller's choice of quote as a sales pitch is interesting: "OTC spring compressors allow you to remove and install valve springs without removing the cylinder head on many cars and light trucks."...
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    That shouldn't be an issue. I can add it to your...

    That shouldn't be an issue. I can add it to your soon-to-be-a-pallet of goodies.



    Honestly, the colours seem kind of jarring together at first, but after a little time to adjust to it, it...
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    kishy's 1983 Town Car

    Newly acquired today, thanks to friends notifying me that they saw it pop up in a local Facebook group, here is a 1983 Town Car Signature which I've picked up to strip some parts from. Once I'm done...
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    Hi, welcome! A couple points worth noting:...

    Hi, welcome!

    A couple points worth noting:
    1984 will have a carb, or central fuel injection aka CFI aka TBI. In either case, there is a mechanical input to the transmission called the Throttle...
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    I am not completely certain, but I believe this...

    I am not completely certain, but I believe this was a later 80s introduced feature (in the SEFI years maybe). I don't believe there is a vacuum source on my 83 or 84 smog pumps (85 pump is not...
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    Bit late, but yeah, 84 is EEC-IV. The engine...

    Bit late, but yeah, 84 is EEC-IV.

    The engine harness is different between 84 and 85, but not in operationally significant ways, just ways that make it not possible to directly swap it without...
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