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    dunno, I blew up my knee last time I removed the...

    dunno, I blew up my knee last time I removed the back seat from my car. I never hurt myself removing the strap-on speakers, so I'll reject your claim on the basis of the pain, expense, and...
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    I've had more problems with the paper in the mid...

    I've had more problems with the paper in the mid turning to dust than the surround, but either way it fails and isn't readily fixable. One of these days I'll put forth the effort to find a suitable...
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    your handwriting is entirely too legible for a...

    your handwriting is entirely too legible for a working note card. My scrawl of notes when I'm putting stuff together may as well be in hieroglyphs.


    Honestly that wiring is in better shape...
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    proper 3-way coaxial. 6x9 cone for the lows,...

    proper 3-way coaxial. 6x9 cone for the lows, with a "pod" in the middle that has the mid and tweeter in it. The Aero 3-ways are 3 weenie little drivers in a package that totals out to about 6x9....
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    see, once you start replacing corners with curves...

    see, once you start replacing corners with curves it all goes to shit.
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    that seems excessively involved for 2 speakers. ...

    that seems excessively involved for 2 speakers. When did they stop being under-mounted?
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    stock driveshaft on my S10 extended cab is 5...

    stock driveshaft on my S10 extended cab is 5 joints and a carrier bearing. The driveshaft is not longer than a Towncar's. The one in the truck now has 3 and the bearing and it vibrates like a...
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    Primary should be along the rad support...

    Primary should be along the rad support somewhere. The safing sensor is the one mounted in a weird location. I don't know where that is, but its the one not near the front of the car. Crusty...
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    The hole in the middle is where the factory sub...

    The hole in the middle is where the factory sub would go. Its got a molded plastic box that goes with it, and an amp. I don't know if these are just plug and play but it might be worth a junkyard...
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    Length when parking isn't the issue, its driveway...

    Length when parking isn't the issue, its driveway entrances. With a bunch of extra behind the rear axle it'll be inclined to bottom out if things are too steep. Besides, modern trucks dwarf these...
  11. when those things leak, its almost always clogged...

    when those things leak, its almost always clogged drains. They don't have a water-tight seal. Its basically got a gutter system like your house, and as long as the drains are clear water doesn't...
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    Check the harness connector at the back of the...

    Check the harness connector at the back of the engine where it feeds down to the trans too. I've had that get crusty. My own car randomly does nothing when I try to crank it, wiggling the wire at...
  13. Thread: My 88 mgm

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    what does it show for stored codes? Check with...

    what does it show for stored codes? Check with the engine not running.

    13 usually means it won't idle down far enough. Could be the throttle stop is too far open, or if its an HO throttle body,...
  14. Thread: My 88 mgm

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    If it just shuts off while driving that does...

    If it just shuts off while driving that does sound like an electrical problem. Could be ignition related, but you might also have a crappy fuel pump relay or ECM relay. Have you ever tried whacking...
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    ford wiring from this time period isn't awesome. ...

    ford wiring from this time period isn't awesome. My Towncar and the Continental both had sections near connectors where it was bare for a couple of inches and crumbling for several more.
  16. Thats the better one. The fit and finish of the...

    Thats the better one. The fit and finish of the thing is generally better too. The overhead panel actually has a designed-in spot for the switch, the wiring all routes nicely, the drain hoses are...
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    either way, whatever you do with it you're going...

    either way, whatever you do with it you're going to need to tie into the existing wiring, so the insulation problem needs to be found and fixed.
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    fixing the Marauder helps with the promotion, or...

    fixing the Marauder helps with the promotion, or promotion helps with the Marauder?
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    fair bet you'll find missing insulation if you...

    fair bet you'll find missing insulation if you peel back the harness some. Green is fuel pump, black is AC, the other one is ECM, can't recall if its grey or brown. Could be either fuel pump or ECM...
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    Which bolt exactly are you needing, the upper...

    Which bolt exactly are you needing, the upper pivot bolt on the tensioner? Should be the same as the AC compressor bolts. Its something metric, probably M8 if I had to guess at it. If you can get a...
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    might try a flat file to clean up the flanges so...

    might try a flat file to clean up the flanges so they seal. Once it cuts all the way across, it should seal.
  22. Thread: Carb Gasket

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    you use one or the other. The thick gaskets are...

    you use one or the other. The thick gaskets are useful to help with vapor lock issues. Basically it keeps heat from the intake from transferring to the carb body where it could be hot enough to...
  23. Thread: My 88 mgm

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    if you have steady vacuum on the EGR line, there...

    if you have steady vacuum on the EGR line, there is something wrong. Either the reg is jammed open or the plumbing is messed up. See if the foam filter on the regulator has disintegrated and...
  24. Thread: My 88 mgm

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    Smog pump won't trip the CEL. Possible the EGR...

    Smog pump won't trip the CEL. Possible the EGR code is doing it though. Not many things actually trip that. The two times I had it happen on my Mark VII, once was an EGR problem, the other was a...
  25. Thread: My 88 mgm

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    If the smog pump is gone, 44 and 94 will not go...

    If the smog pump is gone, 44 and 94 will not go away. If the pump is there, fair chance the passages in the back of the head are clogged, or the vacuum stuff that actually turns the pump on and off...
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