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    Dorman 31000. As fitment wise goes, I'll give it...

    Dorman 31000. As fitment wise goes, I'll give it an 80%. It'll do the job properly once it's installed, but it'll also make you go "Wait, is this right?" during the install.

    The disc really could...
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    I suspect mine leaked fluid onto it some time...

    I suspect mine leaked fluid onto it some time ago, and it's been left like that ever since. Also, my car is missing its "stone guard" as the literature goes, which is that two piece plastic cover...
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    I used a Dorman kit that included everything. The...

    I used a Dorman kit that included everything. The nuts they use are nylon lock type despite the assembly instructions showing lock washers.
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    I never paid any attention around the brake...

    I never paid any attention around the brake booster for the u-joint. I know itís there, but I didnít inspect it further. Even though this is a southern car, I expected a fight given the mileage, but...
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    Steering Shaft Question

    I'm doing the steering joint on the '87. Old one is super wasted from oil exposure. Separated the shaft from the steering gear box no problem.

    Question is, does the shaft actually separate into...
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    It’s like it’s a full on identity crisis....

    It’s like it’s a full on identity crisis. Interesting they just used FORD block letter on the later grilles vs the Ford emblem. Again, a Ford dash too. The engine doesn’t look normal, it looks much...
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    Was just cruising around looking at some older...

    Was just cruising around looking at some older listings and stumbling into looking at Latin market cars.

    This '82 GMQ caught my eye:
    https://www.autosyucatan.com/autos/ford-grand-marquis/

    It...
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    Back in business today. Got a cheapie 13mm socket...

    Back in business today. Got a cheapie 13mm socket and a brass hose barb from the parts store. Tossed it all together and now I have a functional assembly that doesn't blow up under hard acceleration....
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    The piece I broke normally fits mid 2000s...

    The piece I broke normally fits mid 2000s Chrysler minivans and apparently some mid 90s GM stuff, including but not limited to H and F body cars.

    I saw the Mustang heater core restrictors after I...
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    "Impromptu dissection of restriction device was...

    "Impromptu dissection of restriction device was performed by forces delivered by the right foot applying more force to the power metering component and under less than optimal conditions resulting in...
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    Put everything back together today, it was...

    Put everything back together today, it was running good.

    I decided to test the strength of the restrictor and found its cannot handle TEH LOPO WOT WATER POWAH! That thing blew up where it was...
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    Interesting to note. Was it reading hotter back...

    Interesting to note. Was it reading hotter back there or was it slower to respond? Just curious before I start buttoning things up tomorrow or Sunday.


    Regarding the work:

    -HO Valve Covers:...
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    I love seeing the front end conversion from the...

    I love seeing the front end conversion from the original setup to the later Panther stuff.

    When you take that setup in for an alignment, do they align it as a typical Box or an early Aero? Are...
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    Decided to start on some plans I've had for a...

    Decided to start on some plans I've had for a while and did a minor fix. Already removed the upper intake for the work.

    Minor fix: Noticed with the HVAC set to A/C or Vent, any time you touched...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Mercury-Grand-Marqui...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Mercury-Grand-Marquis-LS/264351880379?hash=item3d8c9994bb%3Ag%3Al~cAAOSwwc1c-Sqt&LH_ItemCondition=3000|1000|2500

    This has to be a woodgrain delete car. Price is up...
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    Some of the ‘03+ cars get water intrusion into...

    Some of the ‘03+ cars get water intrusion into the wiper motor and it’ll cause them to go stupid. Worth checking if they’re acting up with a new switch.
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    The old one was steady, but just would not engage...

    The old one was steady, but just would not engage higher than 3.21v at WOT when properly adjusted for closed throttle. No misalignment of the little tabs either, it rotated fine on the shaft.

    New...
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    So I found and fixed a new issue that I really...

    So I found and fixed a new issue that I really hadn't diagnosed.

    A few weeks ago, I had a surging idle issue, noted the TPS voltage was a bit high. Figured maybe it slipped after the ears were...
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    The repaint on that wagon looks pretty cool with...

    The repaint on that wagon looks pretty cool with the way they did the black inside the old woodgrain trim.
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    That was my original plan too, but I saw a few...

    That was my original plan too, but I saw a few people complained it wasn't going on too well, and to try a 565 variant, and some people said that was too long.

    I was standing on the belt aisle at...
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    I used a K060563 belt when I eliminated my pump....

    I used a K060563 belt when I eliminated my pump. Gave just enough extra length to get the belt on without it being too long it couldn’t be tensioned.
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    Regarding the ECT one, was the car fully warmed...

    Regarding the ECT one, was the car fully warmed up before doing the test?
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    Funny to consider thereís some foreign makes...

    Funny to consider thereís some foreign makes touting 7500 to 10000 mile OCIs on synthetic. Donít get me wrong, synthetics are great for longevity, but I would be personally afraid trying to go that...
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    It seems like the 6000 mile OCI was prescribed by...

    It seems like the 6000 mile OCI was prescribed by Ford until the 1990s, then the literature shifted and started pointing towards a 5000 mile OCI. I had been cruising eBay and some 60s Mercury wagon...
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    So they show this unit here: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=3611073&cc=1197075&jsn=380

    For whatever reason it only says it fits 1986 LTD Crown Victoria, but covers the wagons, GMQ...
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