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    Default old pic...



    i hit a bag of concrete on the thruway at about 60 mph.

    and the c-130 flight deck

    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Default *update*

    so, i made the trip to california. 4 days. 2500+ miles. i need an oil change. and a air freshener. i have a few pics. but since im at the library, and dont have interent access in my room, there will be no pics for a while. But, im in Cali. in the middle of nowhere. 2 hours from LA.
    Go Tank.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    cool. made it without a hitch!
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    the only problem was...anything over 7600ft. the Tank pretty much gave the Rockies the Finger.
    i wanna go back and drive the rockies in the marauder.
    but i cant afford all those tickets...
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Default here i am in California....

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    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    you need some higher quality brake pads. lol. Looks beautiful there.
    ~David~

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    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    Cool UPDATE!

    In a month, when i get back from puerto rico, the Tank is getting a minor overhaul.
    This includes:
    - newer 4.6L motor painted grabber green and flat black
    - newer driveshaft that actually fits
    - newer transmission speed sensor, so the speedometer is correct
    - new left rear caliper and rotor
    - finally installing the start engine switch
    - dual F***in exhaust.
    The motor will be stock when i finish the work. Im gonna take it to the dyno, when my other forum has a dyno day, get a baseline, then gradually installing parts to see, if any, gains.
    rock on.

    - ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    How are the Tank's brakes and tires?
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    tires are excellant. Brakes are doing well too, seeing how only 3 out of the 4 work.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    the Tank now has HD Radio.
    I got it for free. Freakin' sweet.
    I cant wait to get back from Puerto Rico to overhaul the Tank!!!

    Woot!!

    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Are you on vacation??
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    He's in the Air Force, probably military duty of some sort.
    88 Town Car (wrecked, for sale)
    Walker OEM duals with muffler deletes

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    I haven't departed for Puerto Rico yet. I'm going for 2 weeks as part of military orders.

    anyways, when i return, i need to get my motor and other items. i hope to be able to do the swap in a weekend and have minimal downtime. i hope.

    and i will take tons of pics.

    -ryan s.

    ps. Did you know that the Bacardi Factory is in San Juan, Puerto Rico? That's where I'm going. It's going to be a tough 2 weeks of orders.

    and in the middle of hurricane season
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    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    you need some higher quality brake pads. lol. Looks beautiful there.
    that was actually when i ran out of brake pads and there was metal on metal contact.
    not too good.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    I'll be back in a week. I'm really excited about starting this project! Plus the Tank is going green.... as in grabber green stripe. also, Tom, the engine will match the transmission. And i get the opportunity to wire-wheel the engine bay while the engine is out, and Line-X/Rhinoliner/Herculiner/Rubberized undercoat the entire engine bay.
    Im going grabber green and flat black on the engine and tranny.
    Also, i might eventually try a grabber green and gloss black deal on the rims. With powdercoating, of course.
    word.

    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Cool

    ok so i just went from this:


    to this:


    -2 new cats with downpipes


    -new h-pipe
    - 2 thrush turbo mufflers
    - 2 new tail pipes

    All painted in VHT 1300* High Temp Aluminum paint for corrosion reasons


    and this weekend i weld on the Marauder tips: i have to polish them up a little first



    And i did some drilling today.....


    J-mod goes in wednesday. Along with the green stripe (its gonna be 65 out!)
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    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
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    Looks a million times better. Is that box looking thing the muffler? I've never seen one that looks like that, goofy. And why do the tailpipes have to be bent so drastically? What gets in the way back there so the have to be bent like that?

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    Rear control arms, springs, fuel lines ( only on mine) axle. you'd be surprised how funky it is back there. and that stock muffler is a pile. I couldn't even imagine having a stock dual exhaust setup with those on the car! And i painted my green stripe today!!





    This color is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!!! and i love it!! i just need the green text on the lid and some other small things!!!

    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    cool...so being that we pretty much have the same car, but I think your was already dual before your switch right? And I agree, why so much bend in the tail pipes? And the marauder tips...a.re they mufflers, or just aesthetics? Your being awful kind to this panther noob...lol.
    I am in FL, so would I want to completely take out the cats? Like you said, dont wanna be too wide open and end up losing backpressure and poewr. Just wondering if the cats and exhaust are needed. I DONT want obnoxious loud either. I dont want someone to know I can take em red light to light Sleeper car style...

    TOJ2 is lookin good! Same car a s mine pretty much, just a year off


    take it easy
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    My car was not dual before the swap. In the top pic, that's all my original exhaust.
    The tips are from my Marauder. They're 3.5" diameter, 26" long with resonators inside.
    The reason these are off the Marauder is that i put 4" resonator-delete tips on it.

    If you take care of your car, it will last a long time. That's why i put rubberized undercoating on the bottom of my car. It won't rust.

    You can take out the cats if you want. i just wouldn't go with 2.5" pipe unless your pushing a lot of power. I'd just have some decent mufflers on there.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 61k
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 193k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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