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  1. Looks like the cable touched the screw on the...

    Looks like the cable touched the screw on the alternator case. Insulator looks OK to me tho. I was thinking if the lower part was gone the terminal could be flopping around. The raised area around...
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    The AOD has the same shift pattern as a 3 speed...

    The AOD has the same shift pattern as a 3 speed auto, just in case thats what you meant.

    The 1-2 shift is pretty much always mushy in an AOD, especially with heavy throttle. Its kind of an...
  3. sounds like the alternator is internally shorted...

    sounds like the alternator is internally shorted if there isn't some obvious problem with the cable touching the alt case or the red plastic insulator around the output stud being broken. See if...
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    change the fluid first and see what happens. ...

    change the fluid first and see what happens. Might just be some dirt in the valve body making things stick. could also be the tv cable is gummy and hanging at high pressure.
  5. Thread: no heat

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    pull the clear hose behind the glovebox. that...

    pull the clear hose behind the glovebox. that will force the blend door to full hot. If you still have no heat, the core is clogged.
  6. Thread: Driveshafts

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    Vic driveshaft ought to be shorter than a Towncar...

    Vic driveshaft ought to be shorter than a Towncar one. 3" longer wheelbase on the Lincoln and the trans is about 1 1/2" longer. The rest of it is in the driveshaft.
  7. I have a Lisle 39000 that I got from Amazon...

    I have a Lisle 39000 that I got from Amazon before they got as spendy as they are now. The one at the auto parts store was such a poorly made POS it had no hope of working, and their loaner was...
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    its a PCV valve. Only one port needed. The...

    its a PCV valve. Only one port needed. The aftermarket ones are a somewhat universal fit thing, it comes with an elbow with two holes. The small one is usually plugged, you cut the plug out if you...
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    Frame rot sucks. Mine has patches on the other...

    Frame rot sucks. Mine has patches on the other side, which is weird but whatever.
  10. Which ground strap? There should be one at the...

    Which ground strap? There should be one at the tailshaft of the trans to body. Not sure on the length but its a braided thing. There is also a battery to engine connection and usually a battery to...
  11. Thread: Driveshafts

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    manual unfortunately doesn't offer up...

    manual unfortunately doesn't offer up measurements, but I can offer up part numbers. What would be nice to know are dimension A and C. That would give something to compare yours to what is proper...
  12. Thread: ECU producer

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    I think Ford made them in-house.

    I think Ford made them in-house.
  13. Thread: Driveshafts

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    Must be the wrong length something. Thats the...

    Must be the wrong length something. Thats the long tail trans from the factory and the long driveshaft so I don't know what parts could be swapped to make it not fit. Only possible thought, and...
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    Might take you up on that. Should be easier to...

    Might take you up on that. Should be easier to swap those on vs changing the mufflers. I dislike exhaust work and the less of it I have to do the happier I am.
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    That will do it. Idler arm, pitman, and tie rod...

    That will do it. Idler arm, pitman, and tie rod ends are the usual major causes for "goes wherever the F it wants to". Control arm bushings can be pretty shot and it still goes OK, just gets extra...
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    Its a part number thing. The service manuals I...

    Its a part number thing. The service manuals I have are specifically for the audio system. They would probably have the info you're after but without knowing where the heck I put the blasted things...
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    yeah electric fuel pumps last a decently long...

    yeah electric fuel pumps last a decently long time, especially on vehicles that actually get used. Sitting seems to be what kills them.
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    That is the getter flashing from when they make...

    That is the getter flashing from when they make the VFD. its some witch's brew of metals that absorb oxygen and other gasses that might be trapped inside the thing during production.

    There is a...
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    If you can't go straight on the highway with...

    If you can't go straight on the highway with stock suspension, you have problems. Yes its mushy, but these things absolutely hold a straight line if the parts aren't shot.
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    There are some differences in the amps, different...

    There are some differences in the amps, different EQ curves, different mounting arrangements, some had different connectors, and some are 2 channel, others are 4 channel. You can change the plugs...
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    The factory pumps were Bosch, quite probably...

    The factory pumps were Bosch, quite probably thats what you took out.
  22. Are the lights aimed well, are the reflectors in...

    Are the lights aimed well, are the reflectors in good shape, and are the bulbs not ancient? Halogen lamps get dark with age. if you pull them out and the glass is dark, that kills the light output....
  23. Thread: Rear glass?

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    not sure exactly what roof and such you've got,...

    not sure exactly what roof and such you've got, so here is the entire page out of the master parts manual dealing with rear glass on 80-89 Ford/Mercury full size. 54 is the four door, 66 is the two...
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    The wiring in my Conti was hacked too. Its got...

    The wiring in my Conti was hacked too. Its got the wrong plug on it now, John gave me an 87 radio with that style connector so thats what went in. I eventually modified it to work with the JBL amp...
  25. master parts manual has two entries for 80-86...

    master parts manual has two entries for 80-86 "all without CFI or EFI".

    D1AZ-9A011A - use with 3/8" outlet tube
    D1FZ-9A011A - use with 5/16" outlet tube

    it offers no clue as to which is found...
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