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Thread: 1982 Ford LTD-S 351W Police Car

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    yeah, he's cool. He's the kind of guy I could hang out with.

    Well, he was a Jersey boy....

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    electric chokes should work though, lots of cars came with them and it worked fine. No good reason it should have to be twiddled when the temp swings from 50 to 75. Something just strikes me as not right about that, but don't rightly know what. Just seems like a choke heater problem. if its got power and it ohms from ground to the terminal it should be functional but maybe its not installed right or its got some funky mechanical failure that causes it to not work even if the electrical part does.

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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    I've fought with carbs getting the electric choke aligned... but once I got it set, it was fine all year. Might be the bimetal spring is not right. Or if you're getting 14.4 V instead of 13, it might open faster than it was designed for?

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    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    Years ago I had fog lights hooked up to the pushbar- found a set at Tractor supply for $35... LED, waterproof down to 3 feet of water. waterproof automotive connectors. I made a custom aluminum bracket with stainless hardware so the lights wouldn't be touched if i pushed a car, and ran all new fused 14 gauge wire. They are VERY bright, as bright or brighter than the headlights, but more concentrated, and they only use 10W each.

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    Oh- and in more important news I am in the process of building a ~400HP roller 351W and built AOD for the car. The block is in the machine shop currently, and I'm excited to get it back to begin assembling it. The engine build thread can be found here: http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...622-351W-Build
    -Phil



    +1982 Ford LTD-S Police Car. 351w, GT40 Heads, Edelbrock 1906 Carb, Full exhaust headers to tails. 3.27 Trac-Lok Rear. Aluminum Police Driveshaft. Speedway Springs+Bilstein Shocks, Intermediate Brakes, Baumann Shift kit.

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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig
    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    I am excited for you to have park....I guess the extra horse power will be cool too.
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    Brought the LTD up to Connecticut and had my buddy Nick replace the body mounts (with me helping). Ended up breaking 7 bolts. Thankfully Nick is very creative, and we didnt have to cut into the body once. It was still a pain, there were MANY little unexpected details that had to be dealt with-including flipping the bushing around in certain spots due to bushing thickness variations from the factory, cutting certain washers or bushings down to make them fit, and other things.

    It feels far more stable on the highway, and handling is improved. However it's a lot rougher around town with potholes, not just that but i HEAR every bump loudly now. I think i may end up getting some stock springs and cutting them down slightly to give me a lower/firmer ride, but not as firm as the 925# speedway springs offer. The potholes around here are awful. It doesn't help my seat foam is trashed either.

    I'll be picking up the short block from the machine shop this thursday

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    -Phil



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    stock I think there were 4 or 5 different bushings depending on where exactly it sat. Not sure what the specific differences were but probably related to what you found. The holes on the frame aren't quite uniform either. Surprised you had that many bolts break. My car had way more rust and I think I lost 4. Both rad support bolts, and two in the back. One of them didn't actually break, but the nut broke free of the body. Ended up having to cut a hole in the trunk and cut the head off the bolt so the whole thing could be extracted.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Yeah, and they were marked "orange, green, brown" etc, for the different sizes! We only had 1 nut break, but Nick was able to weld it from under the car to keep it from moving, thankfully

    Got the engine back from the machine shop, pretty excited to start assembling it. Just ordered a ring filer, squaring tool, and ring compressor. Block looks beautiful, and pistons more so. Going to paint it this weekend!

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    -Phil



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    Exciting. What color are you painting the block?
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    Ooo freshly machined eye candy. Definitely an exciting part of a project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Exciting. What color are you painting the block?
    Old Ford Blue! It's what the original engine was painted, but a lot of other parts will be silver (i think) and the heads are going to stay bare aluminum.

    All main bearings check out, just got my ring and piston install tools, hopefully get the short block fully assembled soon. The FTI cam by Ed Curtis is on the slow train, I ordered it a month ago.

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    Shiny old ford blue paint. Going to look great when complete.
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    That's gonna be a runner; especially with a custom FTI cam. And you did a better job with the paint than I did.

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    Looking good. What freeze plugs did you use? I had trouble getting the right depth.

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    Thanks guys!

    I had bought a set- but the machine shop installed their own. There's a part number on them EPC133B. Looks like they only sell them in bulk packs
    -Phil



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