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Thread: SVT98t's 2003 Mercury Marauder **DUW**

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    I'm an air-conditioned gypsy gadget73's Avatar
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    The trans mated? Are you expecting a bunch of little trannys anytime soon?

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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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    LOL, mating trannys. There are two in the picture.

    I'm only familiar with box trannys. A box cross-member does not get in the way of pan removal and filter change. I've taken the trans in The Ice Car out of a car and put it in three times, but not quite as frequent. 2011 out of dad's '89 MGM into my '89 MGM, 2012 out of my '89 MGM into The Ice Car (also had to install The Ice Car's original trans in my '89, so I guess there was 3 in 2 years), 2017 out of and into The Ice Car to fix leaking flexplate bolts that I didn't put sealant on when I installed the engine in 2016. That cross-member on your Marauder sounds and looks like a bigger PITA than a box. Though '90+ cable shift linkage is a bit easier to deal with compared to '89- rod setup.
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    Back on the road.
    Road legal.

    Drove it to DC and back. I forgot how much fun it actually is!

    Just put new upper control arms in the front and replaced the blower motor resistor.

    Plans for the winter include doing the big brake upgrade, replacing the front lower control arms lower it and struts, and relocating the battery to the trunk as a start.

    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 185k
    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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    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Good! At least you can drive and enjoy it again!
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    Its about time.

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by phayzer5 View Post
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Air suspension pump fiasco.
    Bought a new air pump for the Navigator. Made it about 10k then died, and I needed to drive it. So I put the pump from the Tank into the Navigator. Ordered a replacement pump for the Navigator, and then the pump for the Marauder died last week. Last night, I installed the new pump in the Navigator. Took the bad pump out of the Marauder, installed the Tank's pump in the Marauder. Going to warranty the Navigators bad pump, and put that in the Tank when it comes in.
    The 21 year old part is performing the best........

    It's about time for it to go into hibernation.


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 185k
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    And that's why I try and hoard OEM stuff where and when I find it in working condition. Aftermarket quality sucks, even when it comes in the OEM box.
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    Who's pumps failed? The one on the Conti is an Arnott, seems decent. I read enough bad things about pumps from everyone else that they seemed the least of the evils. Couldn't find a good used OE one. The original still ran, but the vent valve inside the compressor head disintegrated and the compressor itself was overall not in particularly good shape. Probably still fixable if I had a parts donor but I was in "fuck this, need the car off the bump stops" mode.

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by phayzer5 View Post
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    The shit one I got was from Cardone.
    The last one is a Dorman.
    So we'll see how long that pile lasts.
    I also saved the OE pump from the Navigator, and will probably attempt to rebuild that one day (i.e. never).


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 185k
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    "attempt to rebuild that one day"
    kinda like the fact I still have the OE starter from the 93 that just needs the solenoid replaced. Still haven't touched it 8 years later.

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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've been driving it a little lately. Because I can, lol.
    New parking brake shoes showed up today. So that'll have to get done. Might even get into the battery relocation thing this weekend too. Or next week. We'll see.

    I need 2 rims for it. I want to get the rears widened. But the current rear tires and rims are shit. One is the spare, and the other was replaced 13 years ago by Sears and it was a knock off and completely faded/corroded to shit. So I want widened rims for biggerer tires because boost.


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 185k
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Bigger tires means bigger balls and I donít know if youíre ready for that package..

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