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    Default 1989 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS *DUW*

    Here is my 89 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. At first I was only going to upgrade to police sedan & trailer tow specs, but now I am going to mod/upgrade some stuff.

















    INFO FROM WINDOW STICKER
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    Exterior: LIGHT CRYSTAL BLUE CLEARCOAT METALLIC
    Interior: SHADOW BLUE LEATHER

    STANDARD EQUIPMENT

    • Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection with EEC-IV Electronic Engine Control Computer
    • Four-Speed Automatic Over-Drive Transmission
    • Body-On-Frame Construction
    • Short and Long Arm Coil Spring Front Suspension with Stabilizer Bar
    • Four-Bar Link Coil Spring Rear Suspension
    • Nitrogen Gas-Pressurized FRT/REAR Shock Absorbers
    • Steel-Belted Radial Tires
    • Air Conditioning
    • Tinted Glass
    • Power Steering & Brakes
    • Dual Power Mirrors
    • Power Windows
    • Dual Halogen Headlamps
    • Bodyside Paint Stripes
    • Half Vinyl Roof
    • F/R Bumper Guards & Strips
    • Rocker Panel Moldings
    • Luxury Reclining Twin Comfort Lounge Seats
    • Front Door Map Pockets
    • Frt Seat Back Map Pockets
    • R. Seat Fold-Down Armrest
    • Automatic Parking Brake Release
    • Maintenance-Free Battery
    • Inside Hood Release
    • Lighted and Fully trimmed 22.4 CU.FT. Luggage Area
    • Interval Wipers
    • Autolamp


    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

    PERFERRED EQUIPMENT PKG. 172
    • Tilt Steering Wheel
    • Fingertip Speed Control
    • Power Lock Group
    • 6-Way Power Driver's Seat
    • Electric Rear Window Defroster
    • Hood Accent Paint Stripes
    • Illuminated Entry System
    • Turvine Spoke Aluminum Wheels
    • License Plate Frame
    • Leather Wtapped Steering Wheel
    • Cornering Lamps
    • Dual Illuminated Visor Mirrors
    • Power Antenna
    • Elect AM/FM Stereo Cassette

    • Twilight Blue Formal Coach Vinyl Roof
    • Leather Seat Trim
    • Conventional Spare Tire
    • Dual 6-Way Power Seats Upgrade
    • Automatic Climate Control
    • Premium Sound System
    • Clearcoat Paint
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    Current Setup:
    Added: Tripminder with custom harness for 1989 model
    EXHAUST: 2" stock dualS w/ super turbo mufflers Part# 17732
    FRONT SPRINGS: Tru-Coil Part# 252512-925
    FRONT SHOCKS: QA1 Part# FC1948P
    FRONT SWAY BAR: 1 1/8" solid from a 1989 PI w/MOOG Part# K6629 HD end link kit
    REAR SPRINGS: Moog Part# cc817
    REAR SHOCKS: KYB GR-2 343135
    REAR SWAY BAR: 1" solid from a 1989 PI
    RIMS: Set of 4 18"x9.5" Ford Racing Part# M-1007-N189C
    TIRES: Used 2007 Shelby GT500 (255/45ZR18 Front ; 285/40ZR18 Rear @ [27psi front & rear])
    AXLE: Y code (3.08 open) w/10" Drums




    Need to install:
    HD 3-row All Metal Radiator Spectra Premium Part# CU552
    electric fan FLEX-A-LITE 295
    135A 3G Alternator
    AXLE: K code rear axle w/ 11" Drums & PI lower trailing arms
    REAR SPRINGS: Tru-Coil 252514-300
    REAR SHOCKS: QA1 TC2501P
    Oil,temp, & volt gauges


    Need to do:
    SVT logo/s ?
    Remount Tach using a custom steel mount
    Keyless entry with truck release w/ page function
    Body mounts
    Front control arm bushings (rubber or poly ???)
    Custom 14" big brakes front & rear (w/ front line lock)
    Edelbrock 8840 waterpump high-volume ?
    Custom Twin Turbo Setup ?
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    Wow, that car looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor, better even because of the stance and those Lightning wheels. That car is simply amazing, I love it.

    Also is that a coach roof? Is it possible to slicktop with those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Vic View Post
    Is it possible to slicktop with those?
    No.
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    It's actually a smaller rear window set into a fiberglass shell.
    Can't do it.
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    3 More..........





    I forgot to put DUW in the title...............
    Last edited by 89mercury; 07-25-2008 at 05:10 PM.

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    The car looks really nice. Very clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 86VickyLX View Post
    No.
    Can't do it.
    Actually, yes, you can, if you replace the rear coach/glass with regular rear glass.


    And please, no SVT emblems until the car goes fast!!!

    Looks great though!

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    I am in awe of how clean that thing is! Those wheels look awesome too!!
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    1974 VW Beetle

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    Beautiful!
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    New PICS in the afternoon sun, some of the ones I took this morning didn't turn out how I had planned.:camera:










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    cool original window sticker nice

    1989 mercury grand marquis gs / 2014 ford focus s daily driver
    302 lopo with ho upper/ aod with trans go shift kit
    k code 3:55 posi rear/big brake swap tow package car

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    very nice pics
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    ??? Front Spoiler / Air Dam ???

    It's a little big, but that is about what I'd like to find or make.


    What do you think?


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    My plan for the engine is to find one of these to transplant into my 89 Mercury, I'm trying to watch ebay for one.................I love the way the intake looks!

    When I find one of these, I'll put on the SVT logo's.........:evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85crownHPP* View Post
    Actually, yes, you can, if you replace the rear coach/glass with regular rear glass.
    Then it wouldn't be a coach roof then would it? :p
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    That car is cherry. Did you buy that from a senior citizen? They are the only people who keep their cars that clean. Friggin beautiful!

    Yes to the Lightning engine. I woulda done it myself had gas prices remained below $4/gallon.


    Packman

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    Even tho Im a guy, your car is making me wet down there some how. I luvz it.
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    It's certainly a drool-worthy Merc!!!
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    lightning engines are impossible to find.......just build your own......the lightning cam was a flat tappet cam and it sucked anyway
    heres the basic recipie
    94-97 351w roller shortblock
    gt40 heads (93-95 lightning, 93-95 mustang cobra. 96 and early 97 explorer 5.0)
    351 cobra intake
    24 lb injectors
    maf and maf ecm for 24 lb injectors
    bbk 351 swap headers

    1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
    2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
    1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
    1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
    2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!


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    Schweeeet! That's the kinda box I'm looking for!

    Deke

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    very kool mang!
    I like the wheel/tire combo..must handle pretty nice with those!

    and that interior is amazing..most of the leather interior boxes I see have either wrinkles out the wazoo or rips.

    1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature

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