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    Looks really good! Great job on the conversion. It's a shame Ford didn't continue the tudors after the late 80s design update. Looks badass.

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    Great job as others have said! I've always thought the Fords had the better front & rear. You didn't waste any time on that. If that was mine, I'd have collected the parts and they would have sat for at least eight months..
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    That sure looks factory. Great job. I totally agree with Slack. They should have continued the Tudor. Imagine the CV or GM 'Marauder' in a tudor…
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    Looks excellent. I find the '88-'91 fascias to be much better looking than the earlier cars.
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    that looks totally slick. love a good resto-mod and this ride doesnt disappoint!

    heres a twist... debage the ford emblems and replace them with Mercury logos? thatd be wild right? a 2 door merc, turned crown vic, but rebadged as a Merc again.
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    Dang dude. That's actually really nice.

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    Wow, looks great. What a car.
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    Figured I'd give you guys an update on the car. The engine started ticking some time last year. When I did an oil change last fall I saw a bunch of metal dust in the oil. I didn't drive the car much this year, took it to a couple of car shows and that's it. Engine was still ticking. I suspected a rod bearing. Last weekend I dropped the pan and found a bunch of metal shavings in the oil pick up tube and saw a shaving on one of the main bearings. I suspect that's what is gone on the car. Looks like this 5.4 is toast. Not sure if it's worth trying to replace all the bearings or just get another motor.

    If I end up going with another motor I am not sure if I want to stick with a 5.4 or go for something else. I've thought about Coyote, 6.2, 4.6 4v or going back to SBF. I am leaning towards staying with modular power plant cause I want to keep my TR3650.

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    That sucks. If given the option for a coyote... I'd go with that... just because the aftermarket for it is rather packed with options.

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    Coyotes seem to be the popular choice nowadays. I don't see too many 6.2L Raptor swaps. I have no clue what transmissions are in those things; and even less on how to get an engine like that running. That would be neat though. Either way, it's gonna be $$$$$$$

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    My suspicions have been confirmed.


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    FFFFFFUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuu......

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    Ouch!

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    Good luck with whatever option you may choose.
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    i for one vote to rebuild it! but then i suppose if you gotta pull it.. why not have a coyote in there...
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    Bummer to see your engine troubles! Your build has been hugely motivating to me, I'm planning on mimicking it to an extent, as far as the frame swap anyway.
    I'm about certain I saw your car at Roadkill Nights a couple years ago on Woodward? I didn't get to see it run as that event is always a complete clusterf*ck when you're racing...
    If i were you, I'd put a coyote in it; the potential from the factory engine is tough to beat! I've got a built 32v 5.4 with twins to go in mine but if i didn't already have the engine built I'd most certainly go the route of the coyote. Good luck with the rebuild! I imagine I'll be bothering you at some point in the future.
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