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    Youíd get run over doing that here as well, you...

    Youíd get run over doing that here as well, you nearly get run over getting a stock box up to 70.

    Iíve heard horror stories from my grandparents about driving in New Jersey and D.C. The worst...
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    You can tell the Mark VI was engineered for a 55...

    You can tell the Mark VI was engineered for a 55 mph speed limit when you try to take it up to 70 on the interstate, it will do it and it doesn't struggle to maintain it but getting there takes a...
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    My 1988 Grand Marquis averaged 22-23 on a trip,...

    My 1988 Grand Marquis averaged 22-23 on a trip, about 18-20 general combined city/highway driving. The Mark VI is doing 17-19 regardless of how I drive it. My one Aero and three whales have done in...
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    Yep I figured out how to get that bulb out but...

    Yep I figured out how to get that bulb out but ended up replacing the whole lighter assembly as mine was pretty crusty. Mine doesn't appear to ever have had the ashtray illumination bulb just the...
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    The Sylvania LEDís I bought definitely arenít as...

    The Sylvania LEDís I bought definitely arenít as bright as some of the OE LEDís and HIDís out there but they certainly seem to illuminate more of the road than the 9007 halogen bulbs did.
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    The goofy aftermarket ones in the car now have...

    The goofy aftermarket ones in the car now have the housing that holds the bulb made one piece with the the lens. The originals had the lens glued on, so without some creative DIY that's beyond my...
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    Sorry I deleted that post but what it basically...

    Sorry I deleted that post but what it basically boils down to is a stock 9007 bulb is about 1000 lumens, Sylvania says these are 1000-1100. I have them properly adjusted so they certainly won't be in...
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    I put a set of Sylvania Zevo LED headlights in...

    I put a set of Sylvania Zevo LED headlights in the LSE today, and Wow! Theyíre bright. The box says ďNot DOT approved for fog light and off road use only.Ē Which I donít get. I know many people who...
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    Good news the eBay seller that sold me the turn...

    Good news the eBay seller that sold me the turn signal lenses "MarkII Enterprises" is allowing me to return them hassle free. Bad news I really wanted those to work. The lenses with the emblem look...
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    It may be a later thing, I havenít looked real...

    It may be a later thing, I havenít looked real closely at this one.
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    On my '88 there was a rubber hose about 1/4"...

    On my '88 there was a rubber hose about 1/4" diameter that came off the smog pump and went to the cruise servo, I spliced into that line to have vacuum for my HVAC. Regardless of what it is the...
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    I imagine it's the intake side of the pump that...

    I imagine it's the intake side of the pump that is pulling the vacuum.
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    Every time I look at everything involved in the...

    Every time I look at everything involved in the smog pump system I decide that I have no desire to go through the trouble of removing everything and plugging the backs of the heads and the cats. My...
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    Thatís much better than the price of the Cardone...

    Thatís much better than the price of the Cardone remans through work. My only issue with using a shorter belt is that I know the smog pump supplied most if not all of the vacuum for the cruise...
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    I was bored so hereís a video! ...

    I was bored so hereís a video!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-tTfE7zOVM0

    That horrible knocking/clattering that sounds like an old diesel is coming from the smog pump. Iím not sure what itís up...
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    It may, the power wire for the lighter was right...

    It may, the power wire for the lighter was right there dangling. I couldn't find the brown wire for the light, I assume that only has power when the headlaveights are on. The ground was easy to find...
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    I was able to get it back in. Everything is...

    I was able to get it back in. Everything is hooked up except the light in the lighter socket. I couldnít find the wire for that.
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    I was kind of hoping for something like that, or...

    I was kind of hoping for something like that, or the lens fitting into the chrome piece separate from the bulb housing, but it isn't so.
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    Update: I was able to remove one of the housings,...

    Update: I was able to remove one of the housings, easier to remove than install. The bottom nut is a bitch and you can barely turn a ratchet in there.

    The aftermarket lenses/housings that I have...
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    I could be totally wrong here but Iím guessing...

    I could be totally wrong here but Iím guessing that center bolt seen at the 20 second mark is the top nut for the assembly and the bottom nut is somewhere in that hole below the bulb wiring?
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    Iím just replacing the clear lens, thatís all...

    Iím just replacing the clear lens, thatís all that was offered. Looking at it from the back I see two long bolts inside the fender, theyíre actually fairly easy to get to on either side. Neither the...
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    I looked at the service manual and it doesnít...

    I looked at the service manual and it doesnít actually tell you how to remove the turn signal lenses, just how to change the bulb. Which looks like it would take small hands and great dexterity...
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    Of course they'd make it extremely difficult.

    Of course they'd make it extremely difficult.
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    Anyone know how to remove the turn signal lenses...

    Anyone know how to remove the turn signal lenses on a Mark VI? I looked at it and I don't see any exposed screws or anything obvious. I found two of the unobtainium lenses with the emblem in them and...
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    Iíve seen some pretty hoaky stuff when it as...

    Iíve seen some pretty hoaky stuff when it as comes to vehicles, this wiring job is nowhere near the worst of those things.

    I have a friend Iíve known since I was ten and all through my teenage...
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