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    I've also had fairly minimal issue with the EGR. ...

    I've also had fairly minimal issue with the EGR. One car had a leaky valve, replacing it with a good used one fixed it. Another one had issues with the vac reg, it was going full open when it...
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    I think I actually didn't get new screws with the...

    I think I actually didn't get new screws with the Continental either. I didn't re-use them but I may have gone to the hardware store and gotten some phillips head or something that was the correct...
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    double wrench the drain plug if you're worried...

    double wrench the drain plug if you're worried about it. Big wrench to keep the non-removable part from moving, small wrench to pull the plug.
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    I'm in a similar boat, lots of this and that...

    I'm in a similar boat, lots of this and that around. I wish I didn't have to keep it around, but when you can't get it elsewhere I don't want to be SOL. If I could just go to the parts store and...
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    something I find amusing is that people will tell...

    something I find amusing is that people will tell you that rear wheel balance doesn't make any difference on a solid axle car that is used at normal highway speeds. Never even heard of anyone...
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    I sort of have the same feeling for any FWD US or...

    I sort of have the same feeling for any FWD US or Japanese vehicle from the 80s onward. They have zero interest to me unless its something really rare or goofy.
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    shouldn't be a problem but it might be worth...

    shouldn't be a problem but it might be worth doing a voltage check to make sure nothing funny is going on. Where you have to worry about is where things have an electrical connection. The core...
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    not that many vac lines involved honestly, its...

    not that many vac lines involved honestly, its just a miserable job pulling the dash loose.

    Pressure test the heater core before it goes in. I put in an OE Motorcraft once that leaked right out...
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    sometimes for a really temp fix you can zip tie...

    sometimes for a really temp fix you can zip tie it together if the contacts are coming loose but for the 15 bucks or whstever they cost its not worth it.

    simple to change, remove the lower...
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    whenever I've had one go totally dead it was a...

    whenever I've had one go totally dead it was a bad connection on the battery cable, could be battery end, could be the other end, but its a main hot or ground.
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    thats a really weird failure mode on the switch. ...

    thats a really weird failure mode on the switch. Not impossible since the headlamp and turn signal circuits come together but very weird. I'd honestly expect damaged wiring to the switch more than...
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    Congrats on the degree, and thats a fine result...

    Congrats on the degree, and thats a fine result on the roof swap. Not sure I've ever seen the whole thing done before
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    exactly the same hardware, just with a tail. It...

    exactly the same hardware, just with a tail. It lives down inside the driver's side fender on a Fox car, probably didnt want the plug for moisture reasons.
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    its up above the brake pedal, serves as the...

    its up above the brake pedal, serves as the backup method to shut off the cruise if something in the electrical circuit of the brake lights quits working. I think they quit doing it by the early...
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    the other thing with using flat sheet stock is it...

    the other thing with using flat sheet stock is it tends to flex a lot. The stock floors usually have ribs and bends to keep that from happening. Trying to match flat metal to the curves isn't fun,...
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    The other thing I've found to cause severe...

    The other thing I've found to cause severe hunting of the cruise speed is a vac leak on the dump valve. Had the bad pot thing on the Conti, though it was actually broken wiring to it rather than the...
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    and this is why running straight water even in...

    and this is why running straight water even in places that dont freeze is a terrible idea. Can run leaner than 50/50 and get a bit extra cooling capacity but the antifreeze is also a corrosion...
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    yah thats annoying but one of those deals you...

    yah thats annoying but one of those deals you can't really do very much about.
  19. also possible your drums are just way out of...

    also possible your drums are just way out of adjustment, that will add excessive travel to the pedal. Sounds like its time to do some investigating on those rear brakes.
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    wonder if they have the names mixed up. The...

    wonder if they have the names mixed up. The evaporator is in the dash. Its almost impossible to get anything into it because it has to get past the orifice tube with its fine screen and tiny...
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    The "will it start" is a bit underwhelming, I...

    The "will it start" is a bit underwhelming, I more appreciate the "it sat forever, can we drive it several hundred miles without it or us dying" vids a lot more. Making something start is easy,...
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    Same basic concept, just the part where it...

    Same basic concept, just the part where it attaches to the cluster is not the same.
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    just in case you have any desire to dig around in...

    just in case you have any desire to dig around in the 80-89 Master Parts Manual, here it is

    http://www.grandmarq.net/gadget73/MPM/

    unfortunately its not a searchable PDF, so you have to...
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    what they said, nothing electronic about the...

    what they said, nothing electronic about the indicator.

    The switch at the transmission is only used to turn on the reverse lights and allow the starter to run in P and N. If its going into gear...
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    GM used that same system in the 80s too. Works...

    GM used that same system in the 80s too. Works great when not broken, the glass runs up and down very smoothly but they break and they suck to replace. My boss' 89 wagon has had an inop passenger...
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