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    Default Evolved washer fluid & coolant overflow tanks...

    from a newer panther, of course.

    This upgrade has many practical uses, including making room for cold air intakes, a battery, or for aesthetic reasons

    This washer tank is from a mid 90's vic or gmq. To fit it in I had to move the voltage regulator, but otherwise it fits great. It even lined up with one of the holes for the regulator.

    *FIRE HAZARD* --- If you have an externally regulated alternator, the voltage regulator MUST have a ground to its case while the charging system is operating, or the harness will catch fire. Our fender wells are plastic, so a ground strap is needed. Mine is now grounded by a 10 gauge wire to the radiator support, so far so good.

    You guys with 86-89 MPFI will have to move your relays. Have fun! :P
    I like this better than the original combo reservoir... I plan to upgrade to the '90 TC fan shroud w/coolant bottle too, as soon as I find one.


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    HOLY CRAP YES!!! I've been wanting to change mine, but I can't use that space unless I relocate the battery to the trunk.

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    What did you do about the overflow tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85crownHPP*
    its dribblin onto the ground for now :drug:
    Please tell me you are not driving it like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze86Vic
    Quote Originally Posted by 85crownHPP*
    its dribblin onto the ground for now :drug:
    Please tell me you are not driving it like that...
    +2 :drug:


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    yep!!!

    well actually it was hot when i disconnected it, so it shouldn't be dribbling currently.
    Its not really crucial anyway... its not a 'leak' ... without it the radiator is always a few quarts low when cold, and full to just below the neck when warm, so I can just let it be till I find the combo shroud

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    eh its no big deal. For ages cars had no overflow bottles and they worked just fine that way.

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    Anyone has a pic of the overflow bottle connected to the fan shroud?
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    Ill see if i can find a pic of one... I know there's one in a thread 'over there'

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    damnit, pete stop giving me ideas
    Save a seal, club a liberal.

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    yeah, we have 2 relays stuck there, but not much issue to move it. They actually should have more than enough wire to move them to clear the washer bottle. They could even be moved down to the fender well i suppose. The existing setup is just a plastic cover over the relay itself, so it doesn't serve as a ground or anything.

    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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    some more tidbits of info....

    I made this hose rig becuase the nozzle on the pump points towards the headlights, making a tight kink in the hose.

    Also this particular tank didn't come out of a town car, it out of a grandmarq I think, mid 90's era. The washer fluid tanks Ive seen in towncars are different than the vic/gm ones. I guess due to different outer fenders making different inner fenders... The towncar washer tanks might work too, but maybe not as easy as this one did.




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    Newer electrical and mechanicals, but with a retro look.

    Me likey!
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    thanks!!!

    and oh yeah, my washers spray like geysers now with the new pump!!

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    Most of teh fluid from mine goes over the roof and out the sides lol. I need to re-aim those sprayers so they actually hit the windsheild


    Lookin good Pete!!!

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    ah, at long last - the 1990 Town car coolant tank and fan shroud.

    Installing this may require drilling holes in the 'nut & bolt tray' portion of the radiator, but otherwise is a drop in install. I had to put holes in the 85's radiator, but not the one in the '91

    also note: this bottle sits directly under the stock air intake tube where it bolts to the radiator support. So, you will have to change your air inlet or have its fasteners replaced with wing bolts for access to the bottle.
    Though if your cooling system is in good shape, you wont need to access it too often


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    Cool! I'm gonna have to remember that for my next box.

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    Looks good. Does that washer bottle hit the horn, or are your horns not stuck in the fender right there like mine are? I know mine are somewhere in that hole, but it might be far enough forward to not be a clearance issue.

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

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    yep mine are there - well one is. The other one is in the same spot next to the battery. Then there's the two in front of the radiator, hehe (add-ons).
    But no I didn't have to fool with it, its deep enough in there. This washer bottle is pretty much flat down from where it bolts to the fender.

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