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    Default My 1991 LTD Crown Victoria LX

    Just doing pics first, since I finally gave my CV some long overdue waxing!
    Oh yeah, and how you mangs like the last 3 #'s of my plate?











    I'm thinking one of these will be my new avatar, probably the last one.
    Might as well add some interior pics while I'm at it.


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    Nice man! looks real clean, It takes a while to wax these cars and do a good job. From the looks of your engine and interior it looks like a low milage car. Keep it up man

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    Thanks!

    Mileage was 78k when I got it. (about a month and a half ago) (up over 80k now)

    Okay.......car history commin' up:

    This car was bought by an older couple on Jan, 3rd, 1991 as a used car, from Johnson Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Pittsfield Massachusetts.
    So, I'm guessing it must have been a demonstrator?
    They traded in a 1979 Mercury Monarch 2-door. (they got a whopping $1249.00 for it).
    Listed price on the Crown Vic was $15999.00

    The gentleman's wife passed in 1998, hence the car was re-titled in his name only in 1999 with a mileage reading of 60,047 miles.

    He was an investigator for the DMV and the car still had a CB antenna on it when I got it.

    He passed in July of 2007. His family donated the car to charity.
    A junkyard (of all places) in Londonderry New Hampshire bought it at the charities' auction.
    I saw it advertised on craigslist.......and $1700 later it was mine.

    So in essence (if not fact)......I basically got a 1-owner car.
    Last edited by andymac0035; 07-08-2009 at 01:38 AM.
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    i'm awake now.....shiny!!!

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    Very clean.
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    It looks like chitownvic's CV minus the turbines. I'd like to know where you guys/gals are finding these nice red Panthers. Really nice!!!!!


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    It looks really nice and very similar to mine, probably same paint...speaking of which your paint is in better shape than mine and espically your top..WOW..LOL....My car was a one owner as well, the guy who bought it owned a carpet company, and the ironic thing is It was bought new from the same Ford dealership I used to work at..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    It looks like chitownvic's CV minus the turbines. I'd like to know where you guys/gals are finding these nice red Panthers. Really nice!!!!!


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    You in the market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andymac0035 View Post
    You in the market?

    Nah, just observing good fortune.



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    Nice and clean.
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    Great wax job! You should apply some tire shine next time. I have the same wheel covers on my '90
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Always good to have spare parts!

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    Reminds me of my old car so much

    Do those mudflaps say anything on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Vic View Post
    Reminds me of my old car so much

    Do those mudflaps say anything on them?
    Nope.

    The back ones are gettin' flimsy....I'm going to have to replace them.
    Probably find some that have the ford logo on them.
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    Nice color.
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    that's realllly nice. great chrome, great paint.

    I've always had a soft spot for red-on-red since my grandfather's 92 Olds 88.

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    Just another little update....or things I have done since getting the car.

    -adapted the battery braket to fit the (larger) battery that came with the car. Then said larger battery went bad.......LOL. I could have gotten the right size battery if I had realized this sooner. But....this led to me getting a nice die-hard gold series with a LOT more CCA than a stock sized battery would have....so I'm happy.

    -tune-up: oil+filter/plugs+wires/cap+rotor/air filter/gas filter

    -AC recharge and conversion to R-134a

    -failed attempt at tranny service...half the pan bolts are stuck bad....I don't feel like twisting bolt heads off....and (fingers crossed) I'm not having any issues with the tranny. It ain't broke.....so I decided not to fix it. (and the fluid is still red too)

    -New.......well rebuilt......power steering pump. (also replaced the low pressure line)

    -New......well rebuilt.......starter.

    -New belt (PS side) Old PS pump did a number on the old belt.

    -Had the radiator flushed.....only to discover that 18 years of crud was the only thing keeping the seams from leaking........also had thermostat replaced.

    -Soooo.....I put a new radiator in. Should have done that in the 1st place....ahhh well....at least the water jacket and heater core (hopfully) got a good flushing out.

    Except for the radiator flush, all the work was done by me.
    Very satisfying doing it yourself.
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    Congrats mang very nice wax & polishing work it worth it after see those results.
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    I've been meaning to update this.....
    .......and BTW, whoever nominated me for POTM thanks!
    I don't expect to win....but it's still cool just the same.

    Since I last posted I've:

    -installed a new waterpump (and hoses Lincolnmania)(LOL)



    -had dual exhaust with an H-pipe and magnaflow mufflers put on






    -switched to 98' lincoln town car wheels (lacy style?)



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    Looks great!! Those rims look more like the style found on '95-'97 Town Cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Always good to have spare parts!

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    Thanks, and you know what? I think your right. Didn't the big brake upgrade happen in 98'? (these are 15x6.5)
    A friend of my F-I-L has a towing bussiness. He sometimes gets (free) cars to be brought to a junkyard, but for whatever reason they don't take the wheels (they would charge him to take them). So anyways I ended up with them. He said they were off a 98', but now I'm thinking it must have been a 97'.
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