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    Oh yeah! I love the Mark 6, especially the Bill Blass models. Two tone red-white exterior paint, red exterior pinstriping (which in your car's case seems to be curiously absent), and a digidash? HELL YES. You've done her up right, from EEC-IV and SEFI to tubular headers and true duals. She must sound and drive great.

    I'm sure you'll get the interior where it needs to be too.... I'm amazed at how worn the seats, particularly the fronts, are after only ~70,000 miles (I'm guessing at the mileage here). Must've gotten rained on and/or attacked by a honey badger! Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsesrock427 View Post
    Oh yeah! I love the Mark 6, especially the Bill Blass models. Two tone red-white exterior paint, red exterior pinstriping (which in your car's case seems to be curiously absent), and a digidash? HELL YES. You've done her up right, from EEC-IV and SEFI to tubular headers and true duals. She must sound and drive great.

    I'm sure you'll get the interior where it needs to be too.... I'm amazed at how worn the seats, particularly the fronts, are after only ~70,000 miles (I'm guessing at the mileage here). Must've gotten rained on and/or attacked by a honey badger! Haha.

    They didnt have red pinstriping on the red and white models only black pinstriping. Only on the black models had red pinstriping. Car has 149,300 miles on it.

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    Awesome Matt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattsLincoln View Post
    They didnt have red pinstriping on the red and white models only black pinstriping. Only on the black models had red pinstriping.
    Ah, now it makes sense. I've got pics of an '82 Mark 6 BBDS with red pinstripes. But they're only on the trunk, outlining the spare tire. Upon closer inspection, there are black pinstripes on the sides of the car. I could barely see them in the pictures I took, thanks to the faded paint & cloudy conditions. I've secretly been lusting after a Mark 6 BBDS, especially a red & white one for a couple years now..... seeing your progress with yours only makes me lust for one more. Rock on man!
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    Damn dude, those seats are roached. But the car itself... too bright for my eyes, but elegant lines. Glad to see your Town Car (if you still have it) is in good company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Drifter View Post
    Damn dude, those seats are roached. But the car itself... too bright for my eyes, but elegant lines. Glad to see your Town Car (if you still have it) is in good company.
    i dont have my town car anymore i traded it for a mark vii sold the mark vii to put my mark vi on the road. though i need a winter vehicle and next to my house is an 88 town car signature series for sale that i can get for $800 and when i mean loaded it got every option down to a sunroof and a K-Code Rear. its red white mint white leather interior.

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    Hope you get the TC. Sounds like a good deal for $800

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    Boy i havent updated my readers ride thread in a long time been busy with work, heres an update! not much has changed except for my 3G alternator killing my battery so replaced battery and alternator no more problems and it fixed my charging system issue i had on my message display thats works properly now. While changing the battery i noticed my battery tray was was rusty and fall apart so i decided to fix that by utilizing a 2002-Up Town cars battery tray hold down system put it and with enough support of the original battery tray and inner fender i know have nice proper battery hold down system that does not move one bit, the battery stays snug and fit and does not lean anymore with the new support its very straight where its suppose to be now. the car now has 155,000 miles on it, 6,000 miles on the sefi conversion and its doing good for now even with the chattering original 302 in it that will be replaced since this one leaks oil pretty badly. though as of now the issues im having are around 52-57 mph its shudders goes away once im doing 60mph. when decelerating it shudders pretty badly(i say it might be bad driveshaft u-joints but not positive) but once at a complete stop its fine, every now in then when idling in traffic it will bog down kinda like a misfire with low jumping rpms up and down jumping from 750rpms to 700rpm back and forth. but then goes back to normal after a few seconds, its odd and getting annoying. other than those problems its been doing very well here are some latest pics.

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    hood lifts... you need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post


    hood lifts... you need them.
    And also some "periods" in your (Matt's) sentences. I was getting dyslexia from reading it...


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    if you ever meet him... he talks like that too. So he comes by the typing errors honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    if you ever meet him... he talks like that too. So he comes by the typing errors honestly.
    English not his first language? Not trying to be a wise guy but asking because it could explain the writing "style".


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    nope... English only... just a youngin.

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    Driving it year-round?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79lincolnlover View Post
    Driving it year-round?
    unfortunately yes. and i suffer from dyslexia . and i speak both English and russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattsLincoln View Post
    unfortunately yes. and i suffer from dyslexia . and i speak both English and russian.
    Didn't mean to be mean. That is why I asked about the language. My Russian is somewhat "rusty" but I guess I could remember some if required. It was just that the run on sentences make the read difficult. Nice work on the car!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattsLincoln View Post
    unfortunately yes. and i suffer from dyslexia . and i speak both English and russian.
    I never would've guessed dyslexia. If you ever had issues with spelling, it looks like you've mastered them. If that has been the result of deliberate effort, then you really should turn your attention to punctuation and structure, as miamibob more-or-less indicated.

    I don't know a whole lot about dyslexia, though I myself have 'dyslexia-like' problems as a result of longtime eye alignment issues. (I'm hoping it will finally be cleared up after another surgery.) When I see long paragraphs, I really have to struggle to get through them, and I would guess the same applies to a lesser extent to 'normal' people.

    Apart from the punctuation and structure concerns, your written expression is amazing. You deal with topics sequentially, and everything flows well. I would suggest breaking things up into 'bite-sized' pieces to make it easier for others to absorb. Since learning to write well can only happen when others criticize your work, I would like to offer a suggested improvement for your long-paragraph post. I'm not aiming for perfection here, just something that I hope you would agree is significantly better:

    Quote Originally Posted by MattsLincoln View Post
    Boy, I haven't updated my Readers Ride thread in a long time. Been busy with work. Here's an update!

    Not much has changed except for my 3G alternator killing my battery, so replaced battery and alternator. No more problems, and it fixed my charging system issue I had on my message display. That works properly now.

    While changing the battery, I noticed my battery tray was was rusty and fall apart, so i decided to fix that by utilizing a 2002-Up Town cars battery tray hold down system. With enough support of the original battery tray and inner fender, I now have nice proper battery hold down system that does not move one bit. The battery stays snug and fit and does not lean anymore. With the new support, it's very straight where it's suppose to be now.

    The car now has 155,000 miles on it, 6,000 miles on the sefi conversion, and its doing good for now, even with the chattering original 302 in it (that will be replaced since this one leaks oil pretty badly); though as of now, the issues I'm having are around 52-57 mph. Its shudders goes away once I'm doing 60mph. When decelerating, it shudders pretty badly (I say it might be bad driveshaft u-joints, but not positive), but once at a complete stop, it's fine. Every now and then when idling in traffic, it will bog down kinda like a misfire with low jumping rpms up and down jumping from 750rpms to 700rpm back and forth, but then goes back to normal after a few seconds. It's odd and getting annoying.

    Other than those problems, it's been doing very well. Here are some latest pics. ...
    I have no intention of causing any offence. Just trying to be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPreferDIY View Post
    I never would've guessed dyslexia. If you ever had issues with spelling, it looks like you've mastered them. If that has been the result of deliberate effort, then you really should turn your attention to punctuation and structure, as miamibob more-or-less indicated.

    I don't know a whole lot about dyslexia, though I myself have 'dyslexia-like' problems as a result of longtime eye alignment issues. (I'm hoping it will finally be cleared up after another surgery.) When I see long paragraphs, I really have to struggle to get through them, and I would guess the same applies to a lesser extent to 'normal' people.

    Apart from the punctuation and structure concerns, your written expression is amazing. You deal with topics sequentially, and everything flows well. I would suggest breaking things up into 'bite-sized' pieces to make it easier for others to absorb. Since learning to write well can only happen when others criticize your work, I would like to offer a suggested improvement for your long-paragraph post. I'm not aiming for perfection here, just something that I hope you would agree is significantly better:



    I have no intention of causing any offence. Just trying to be helpful.

    Nicely done and explains my original point completely!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IPreferDIY View Post
    I never would've guessed dyslexia. If you ever had issues with spelling, it looks like you've mastered them. If that has been the result of deliberate effort, then you really should turn your attention to punctuation and structure, as miamibob more-or-less indicated.

    I don't know a whole lot about dyslexia, though I myself have 'dyslexia-like' problems as a result of longtime eye alignment issues. (I'm hoping it will finally be cleared up after another surgery.) When I see long paragraphs, I really have to struggle to get through them, and I would guess the same applies to a lesser extent to 'normal' people.

    Apart from the punctuation and structure concerns, your written expression is amazing. You deal with topics sequentially, and everything flows well. I would suggest breaking things up into 'bite-sized' pieces to make it easier for others to absorb. Since learning to write well can only happen when others criticize your work, I would like to offer a suggested improvement for your long-paragraph post. I'm not aiming for perfection here, just something that I hope you would agree is significantly better:



    I have no intention of causing any offence. Just trying to be helpful.
    That does look better, I will try that from now on. Any ideas what my problems might be with the cars shuddering and funky idle rpm bouncing ?.

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    My mechanical experience is rather limited, so I can't really offer much myself. I might guess a wheel balance vibration issue for the shudder if it only showed up at high speeds, but that doesn't sound like what you're experiencing. I think some of the generic things to consider for an idle problem would be idle air control motor (might need cleaning), spark plugs and wires, and fuel filter. Hopefully the more knowledgeable people will chime in.

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