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    That's actually the part I think is so funny... and I have a somewhat crass sense of humor that meshes well with the bombs he drops.

    Also, that era ranger DOES DRIVE LIKE A MINIVAN. My in-laws have the 4L version and it's pretty much the same as well except for the towing gears (1st gear goes to 10mph... maybe). I about died when he said that because it's so true. I definitely don't watch it for technical info... not do I really care if he gets it right. I want to hear his perspective on how it drives BECAUSE he's not a car guy. I enjoy seeing just how different I think about some things... and the crass jokes are some funny shit.

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    My parents used to own a 1989 Aerostar. Pretty sure they were built on the same platform. I know you could use passenger side Aerostar axles to convert Mustangs to 5-lug in addition to driver side Ranger axles.
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    Can't get minivans with five speeds since the Aerostar nor can you get them with 4x4 or trac lok nor are they easy to work on like Rangers. That dude drove one and colored the rest based on his experience, bleh. The 3.0 is a great motor too, he can go suck one for his ignorance.
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    He was commenting on the ride quality, not the drivetrain or serviceability. Again... perspective... he's not a car guy.

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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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    Cake has an upgraded trans cooler (a real one now) and trans fluid temp gauge.

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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 88 MGM (SOLD), 93 Vic, 2000 Crown Vic, 2003 Expedition
    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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    Is that an old gauge, or new gauge with retro stylin'? Looks nice in the pod!
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    New gauge. Came with the pod and sensor and line tap.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002A596I/

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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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    Looks like a nice complete kit.

    Is that two different t's for the hardlines? Two different sizes?
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    Nice! I have the same trans temp gauge. I need to get a good look at it and see if I can separate it from the pod. That way I can mount it with the other gauges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Looks like a nice complete kit.

    Is that two different t's for the hardlines? Two different sizes?
    Yes. The smaller size is the one I used.

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    Nice! I have the same trans temp gauge. I need to get a good look at it and see if I can separate it from the pod. That way I can mount it with the other gauges.
    Yes it does. just take the nuts off the back and the plastic holder comes off and it'll slide out of the pod.

    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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    so I re-wrangled my fan control wiring and added a couple of diodes so that everything triggers low but only high temp triggers high instead of everything triggering high (I have a soft start on the high trigger so it will trigger low first and then high 5 seconds later).
    so yeah... the rats nest in the Cake is getting worse. Also, GM diodes because Ford's don't have in-line blades to fit in-line fuse holders.



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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 88 MGM (SOLD), 93 Vic, 2000 Crown Vic, 2003 Expedition
    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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    Today I added the 5-flat to the Cake.
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    While I was in there, it dawned on me that the plastic screw retainers that came with my window regulators (No clue why, there's no way to use them on our cars for the window regulator) may fit the holes for the trunk molding around the latch. They sure do. Molding holds down really well now.
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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.
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    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    Finally took the beater to a shop and had the headliner replaced so no more foam showers in that car. Also has the shop fix the sail panels as well.

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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 88 MGM (SOLD), 93 Vic, 2000 Crown Vic, 2003 Expedition
    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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    Headliner and sail panels look good. I like the contrast with the white moldings.

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    or tan moldings. (tan/beige interior)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... 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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    Looks great. You planning to convert the interior to blue?
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    Nope. But I'm done with the foam showers.

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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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    That looks good.
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    Last pics of the full fleet. The Mad Marquis is moving on without the "truck" suspension. The new owners should enjoy the smooth ride with the original springs and normal shocks. The 2000 Crown Victoria (wife's car) is hiding in the garage.

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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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    Pics from the place in the hills that I stayed at on the way to Scottfest...
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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 88 MGM (SOLD), 93 Vic, 2000 Crown Vic, 2003 Expedition
    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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