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    Default 400,000 miles and counting...

    My Crown Vic has passed the 400K mark! To celebrate, I changed a heater hose on the car.

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo

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    Otherwise all original?
    "X" car 89 Colony Park LS Mods>Engine delete, SS duals magnaflow hflow cats, 2010 Must GT mufflers, auto air shocks, Posi, Tran cooler, big front brakes, 03+ rear disks, Large 3g alt, Tripminder, GS grill, 86 seats, 16" HPP wheels, winter boots=96 Cartier wheels, 215-65/16 Goodyear ULTRA GW3 snows, pi rear sway, alum driveshaft.
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    I used to go to Visalia as my wife worked in Bakersfield and we lived in Tehachapi Ca. Don't ever eat at the Dennys by the CHP station. I got the worst food posioning I have ever had there. I don't miss the heat ! I miss the paint/body, upholstery places and the pick your parts in Bakersfield.

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    Are you going to tell us a bit more about your car and how it got where it is?
    "X" car 89 Colony Park LS Mods>Engine delete, SS duals magnaflow hflow cats, 2010 Must GT mufflers, auto air shocks, Posi, Tran cooler, big front brakes, 03+ rear disks, Large 3g alt, Tripminder, GS grill, 86 seats, 16" HPP wheels, winter boots=96 Cartier wheels, 215-65/16 Goodyear ULTRA GW3 snows, pi rear sway, alum driveshaft.
    03 Marauder DBP, HS, 6disk, Organizer, Silver Stars, M&Z rear control arms, Oil deflector.
    02 SL500 Silver Arrow
    08 TC Signature Limited, HID's Mods>235/55-17 Z rated Cooper Zeon RS3-A, Addco 1" rear Sway, Posi, Compustar Remote Start, floor liners, trunk organizer, Winter=05 Mustang GT rims, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R-2 235/55-17

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    Yes, Please share some info on how you reached this milestone.


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    89 Mark VII LSC, non-op'd

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    Congrats!!!!

    -ryan s.
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    Nice! What year and model is this? what's it's story?

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    waiting for install: 3.27's, Poly bushings, boxed rear arms, 2500 stall converter, ported e7's, etc

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    It's a good, old 1990 Ford Crown Vic LX, a dealer's car that I bought when it had 24,000 miles back in 1991. Throughout the years and miles, a lot has been replaced or rebuilt on it, but the 302 engine, starter, and master cylinder/wheel cylinders are still original and untouched. The goal is now to get that 500K mark.

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    And it still passes the CA emissions test? Cool!
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    Congratulations on the 400k man, that's awesome and Good luck through the next 100k. I'd still love to get one or both my cars to a million miles in my lifetime.
    1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS- "Sarah" 122k miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick66 View Post
    And it still passes the CA emissions test?
    Yes. During the years, I've had to replace 3 of the 4 catalytic converters.

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    Congrats, that's a long life for any car. I don't think I've even driven that many miles in my lifetime lol.


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    Not bad. I can't believe you still have an original starter. I take it most of the mileage is longer trips?

    Alex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM_Guy View Post
    I take it most of the mileage is longer trips?
    Yes, the car is a daily driver. I go to work about 35 miles away, and most of it is at highway speeds. Ever since I bought the car, I've run it on synthetic motor oil and used Fram oil filters (the original red ones rated #1 by Consumer Reports and then the Fram Tough Guards). Also when I bought the car, I changed both engine oil pan drain plugs to magnetic drain plugs.

    The AOD transmission had to be rebuilt at about 305,000 miles. I had been using synthetic transmission fluid in it. The 3.08 differential failed a few years ago when a seal blew out. I had been using synthetic gear oil in it. I had it rebuilt, the differential repair guy telling me to change fluid in it every 18,000 miles (I had been doing it every 50,000 miles).

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    Isn't Bryan Allen from Visalia( the pilot of gossamer albatros pedal powered plane that flew across english channel)?
    “Cars are the only thing on earth that will beat you, break you, make you bleed, make you cry, spend all your money, spend all your time, not work and not care that you will love more, the more they abuse you.” -Anonymous

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    Terrific. How's the frame?

    Donald

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    my first box had 453,000 when my buddy wore it out and junked it

    my friend and pastor scott aka BUG lives in visalia.

    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
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    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig View Post
    How's the frame?
    The frame is perfect. It is a California car, after all.

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo

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    Your CV has been nominated for April's POTM. Post pics if you want to win.
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    O.K.... but first the car needs a good wash.

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