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    Default Newbie, LTD 1985 Crown Victoria fun things

    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forum, and bought this 85' last year. Mint Condition black hardtop with tan interior. Eventually want to throw a 408 stroker in it but I have a few mods that I can do - at least for now. Looking forward to all the good knowledge on this website.

    It has a 302, and I will put some gt40p heads (which I will mildly port) on it along with a summit brand stealth (port matcing). Keeping the stock cam and also installing a summit annular 600cfm VS. It has factory 2" dual exhaust and soon to be 4.10 LSD installed although it was already 3.55 from the factory (but open). Has AOD (obviously) and I plan to install an electric fan because it is currently a fixed fan - not even clutch/thermal mechanical! Mint tan interior. It is a canadian model and the older fellow that had it always kept it in his garage, and then he freshly painted it before it sold.

    And tint. Must tint cuzz no a/c.

    Should be a fun little thing for now! Picture in the sig.

    Cheers,

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    1985 LTD Crown Vic, factory hard top, 302 soon to be gt40p headed (lightly ported & blended), summit brand stealth (port matched), stock cam, summit annular 600cfm VS, dual exhaust, 3.55 LSD, AOD, electric fan swap, tan interior.

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    Welcome! Car is lookin' good and sounds like you've got some good stuff planned for it. We'll be along for the ride!

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    Car looks sweet, like an old po-lice cruiser. I dig the dog dish hubcaps.
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    Welcome. Nice ride!
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    That's one slick, black, panther-ac! Did she come without A/C, bodyside stripes, and vinyl top from the factory? If so, it's likely a super stripper "S" model (those often came without A/C, or power windows/locks/seats) or a fleet car. Factory no A/C AND no vinyl top cars were pretty rare otherwise- had to custom order and delete those options. You've got an excellent base for hot rod- I'm looking forward to seeing how she comes out!
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    Welcome! neat combo. Whereabouts in Canada are you located?

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    Looks slick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsesrock427 View Post
    That's one slick, black, panther-ac! Did she come without A/C, bodyside stripes, and vinyl top from the factory? If so, it's likely a super stripper "S" model (those often came without A/C, or power windows/locks/seats) or a fleet car. Factory no A/C AND no vinyl top cars were pretty rare otherwise- had to custom order and delete those options. You've got an excellent base for hot rod- I'm looking forward to seeing how she comes out!
    No A/C from factory or power anything, factory hard top. Not sure about the bodyside stripes because the guy I bought it from could of had them removed and not re-installed when he got it painted. Manual seats too. Literally as basic as it gets haha.

    Also homebase in Northern Ontario (3 season car) and currently in/out of waterloo.
    Last edited by magnus77; 02-25-2016 at 05:08 PM.

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    Welcome!

    You may be the only active member that I know of who has a factory no A/C car. And what a nice looking car too.
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    yeah a no AC car is a total unicorn.

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    160KMs 600cfm holley, shorty headers, 2.5" catted exhaust, 255/295 tires, cop shocks, cop swaybars, underdrive pulley, 2.73L gears.
    waiting for install: 3.27's, Poly bushings, boxed rear arms, 2500 stall converter, ported e7's, etc

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    I want to see pics of the no a/c under the hood just to satisfy my curiosity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    I want to see pics of the no a/c under the hood just to satisfy my curiosity!
    Sure, I'll take a pic soon. The dash controls also do not have the A/C turn on option - only has hot to warm to moderately cool as options hahaha.

    1985 LTD Crown Vic, factory hard top, 302 soon to be gt40p headed (lightly ported & blended), summit brand stealth (port matched), stock cam, summit annular 600cfm VS, dual exhaust, 3.55 LSD, AOD, electric fan swap, tan interior.

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    Welcome! There's lots of info on here. Have fun reading
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    I want to see pics of the no a/c under the hood just to satisfy my curiosity!
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    Here ya go, along with an interior pic of the heating controls to prove it.

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    neat! it's so weird seeing the A/C just sorta not there underhood.

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    160KMs 600cfm holley, shorty headers, 2.5" catted exhaust, 255/295 tires, cop shocks, cop swaybars, underdrive pulley, 2.73L gears.
    waiting for install: 3.27's, Poly bushings, boxed rear arms, 2500 stall converter, ported e7's, etc

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    Is that a little v belt on the smog pump? Very cool. Or warm I should say with no air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Is that a little v belt on the smog pump? Very cool. Or warm I should say with no air.
    Yea I'm pretty sure that is. It's pretty cute LOL. Going to remove all smog/EGR shit out. No need for emission tests in Ontario for anything >25 years, or maybe its 30? Either way it's not required to get tested.

    I would actually prefer A/C but I'm not gunna bother with the hassle. Planning to get the windows tinted and eventually ceramic coated headers to reduce as much heat from the front as I can.

    1985 LTD Crown Vic, factory hard top, 302 soon to be gt40p headed (lightly ported & blended), summit brand stealth (port matched), stock cam, summit annular 600cfm VS, dual exhaust, 3.55 LSD, AOD, electric fan swap, tan interior.

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    Really interesting seeing the differences just one year can make. My blue 1986 was a base with a few options. Your car makes mine look a bit luxurious.. but yours is probably in better condition then mine. Hell most people's here is probably in better condition then mine. I really love those dog dish hubcaps. Wish my car had those instead of what it does now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHax View Post
    Really interesting seeing the differences just one year can make. My blue 1986 was a base with a few options. Your car makes mine look a bit luxurious.. but yours is probably in better condition then mine. Hell most people's here is probably in better condition then mine. I really love those dog dish hubcaps. Wish my car had those instead of what it does now.
    It only had 60k original miles when I bought it. It really is in mint condition. No rust anywhere on frame because the guy always kept it undercoated. I'm actually also surprised it was carbureted for this year, I did some reading and I thought they were all CFI. This one has a 2bbl and the duraspark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus77 View Post
    I'm actually also surprised it was carbureted for this year, I did some reading and I thought they were all CFI. This one has a 2bbl and the duraspark.

    Canadian market cars don't follow the rules for whatever dumb reasons.
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