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    Which Dorman kit and are you completely satisfied...

    Which Dorman kit and are you completely satisfied with its fitment for the job?

    I'm seeing 31000 or 31005 as applicable to our actual vehicles and 31002 as a universal with no applications.
  2. Thread: Cars in Ontario

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    If anyone is interested in a 1986 grey on grey...

    If anyone is interested in a 1986 grey on grey Grand Marquis with flawless frame and very good but not perfect body for about $1k, please get in touch. Car is in Windsor. Runs, drives and stops....
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    I figured out the exhaust leak, but not why it...

    I figured out the exhaust leak, but not why it changes over time: the smog tubes are present on the heads, however they are corroded off after a couple inches on each side and just breath freely. I...
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    I seem to recall that I have seen 88s have the...

    I seem to recall that I have seen 88s have the combo valve, and 89s have a different valve/splitter that does less and is half the size (the master on those looks like this one, however has only one...
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    I misspoke. The green brake line is not...

    I misspoke. The green brake line is not PVC-coated, it's something else that I don't entirely understand. Regardless...yeah.

    I double flared the line (and yes, I forgot to put the flare nut on...
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    Hmm...I believe that's been posted in this thread...

    Hmm...I believe that's been posted in this thread before. That's roughly a half hour further travel time than what I just did to go see that '80 Town Car, which was in London lol (Ilderton is right...
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    I'd say it was welded on to solid metal ahead of...

    I'd say it was welded on to solid metal ahead of and behind the rust, but exactly how solid it is...hard to say. There are no door-fender gap issues so it seems to me the upper half of the frame rail...
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    This is in London:...

    This is in London: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/london/1980-lincoln-towncar-continental/1438268546

    I went to see it today with a friend who was interested in it (the friend with the '87...
  9. Thread: brake upgrade

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    Only things to add are: -Hoses are specific...

    Only things to add are:

    -Hoses are specific to 95-97, or 98-02 (the 98-02 have a metal length at the caliper end while 95-97 do not), but either way both will require a metric bubble flare...
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    Been there, done that. Took special precautions...

    Been there, done that. Took special precautions to avoid that: I put the flare nut on top of the flaring tool. Can't pick up the flaring tool without seeing/touching the flare nut. It's foolproof,...
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    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Just bent up the most...

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.
    Just bent up the most magnificent brake line for the wagon, starting with a 60" pre-cut length of PVC-coated steel line. I had it on hand so figured I'd use it.

    Started...
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    My 91 has 98-02 front brakes with stock 10"...

    My 91 has 98-02 front brakes with stock 10" drums. On a 225 tread width tire, $27Cdn RockAuto Ultra Rotor rotors and $12Cdn RockAuto Dash-4 semimetallic pads, the car will easily put the front seat...
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    No...no I did not lol. Although if it is Nostoc...

    No...no I did not lol. Although if it is Nostoc, which it appears to maybe be, it seems it wouldn't do any harm. It's clinging to vertical walls on the intake manifold so I don't see how it could be...
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    Sinus infection has gone away. Work slowly...

    Sinus infection has gone away. Work slowly resuming.

    Knocked off the passenger side knuckle and upper control arm. Forgot to put the jack under the LCA when I cut through the sway bar link...it's...
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    I lack the history of the other ones and their...

    I lack the history of the other ones and their failure modes, so forgive me:

    I think that assuming "cheap ones are bad ones" is not the best approach. Also consider that RockAuto pricing will...
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    Sticky: Oh, this thread. ...

    Oh, this thread.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWDYff8c11A
    xWDYff8c11A

    1984 5.0, EEC-IV CFI
    Factory manifolds including heat riser valve on driver side
    Magnaflow direct-fit cats
    Walker...
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    Backtracking a bit. 5/25 I replaced the front...

    Backtracking a bit. 5/25 I replaced the front window motors as I became tired of them getting stuck in the doors. There's a very slightly bad spot on the commutator of both motors, or a brush issue,...
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    I was merely going by what has been said on this...

    I was merely going by what has been said on this very forum, following a Google search. Then, I bought 3 of the 560 belt at 4 bucks apiece.

    As it happens the 563 is quite a bit more expensive so...
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    I don't believe they salt that far up, so that...

    I don't believe they salt that far up, so that could potentially be a very solid car. Price is high enough to keep the derby folks away for a while but if it gets down closer to a grand I bet it'll...
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    Massive sinus infection is totally harshing my...

    Massive sinus infection is totally harshing my mellow. No further progress on wagon due to it. I am annoyed.

    Removed air pump from Lincoln. The 6K560 belt is absolutely not long enough, but I...
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    I seem to recall my 83 owners manual prescribing...

    I seem to recall my 83 owners manual prescribing a 3000 mile OCI but to change the filter only half as often. In any event, the fluid coming out of my crankcase does not resemble oil of any type...
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    Yeah, thought that was common knowlwdge. As an...

    Yeah, thought that was common knowlwdge.

    As an aside: your "6000" what, exactly?
    None of my 5.0s can get past a standard 3000 miles/4800km change interval without turning the oil into black...
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    Yes, actually...it put up a much better fight...

    Yes, actually...it put up a much better fight than my 91 did.

    The only reason I took it out was to evaluate the condition of the lower arm bushings. They are in usable shape so it went back...
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    The first wagon bolt of 2019 has been turned! ...

    The first wagon bolt of 2019 has been turned!

    Started work on the front end rebuild. This was not strictly necessary, however the brake system needed to be 100% redone with all new everything, so...
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    Thanks folks, that's good enough for me...I'll...

    Thanks folks, that's good enough for me...I'll delete the pump and diverter/bypass (but not the solenoids so as to not set a code).

    Sounds like the belt to use is a 560K6...I'll grab some of those...
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