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    ..You're going to put a tarp on it at least, right? I mean yes, it's a DD that sits outside but no reason it should be subjected to unnecessary UV... Actually, I've got the car cover for my '69 Fury still, you can have it.
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    The Scab was on the road again today. Mom was borrowing it while her new Mountaineer, her old Explorer, Dad's new truck, and his old truck were all down this morning. Left this car with them in case they need it since I'd rather have them drive this car as opposed to the rust bucket Ice Car.

    Mom commented on how nice the car drove and had no problems to report. It also started right up for me last week when I changed the oil, so everything seems to be in order for The Scab to resume DD duty soon.

    I got some C-pillar sail panels and door pull straps to replace the trashed ones in this car. At some point those parts will go on this year.
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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Brought The Scab home today.

    Compared to The Ice Car (wagon cargo coils and now no load in the trunk), The Scab rides like a cloud. Also it runs quieter, the steering feels tighter, the doors close quieter (and the driver door isn't hitting the B pillar AND the fender), the all season tires on The Scab seem to do better in the rain than the winter tires on The Ice Car, the trunk latch cover works. The seats on the other hand... I hate the seats in The Scab. The Ice Car's seats are much better.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Guess the scab's seats were well worn in by an overly large American?
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    Seems to be just how LS seats are compared to GS seats as far as I can tell, but these seats did sit lower.

    Broke a tie rod end, and currently waiting on a tow. Awesome :/
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Sounds about right for a Monday. You have the AAA tow plan? We love that. I think we've already used that twice this year.
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    Pulled all the steering stuff off my '89 MGM since it had all been put on a few months before that car was parked. So very low mileage tie rod ends, pitman arm, and idler arm all greased and put onto the Scab around 5/25 and I've been driving it since. Couldn't find the brand new tie rod ends, pitman arm, and idler arm that I know have somewhere.

    Over this past weekend I replaced the nasty destroyed driver door pull with a mint JY matching color door pull and also adjusted the door lock so that it can be manually locked and unlocked. Also replaced the very good front passenger door pull with a second mint JY matching color door pull (now I have 3 very good, but not mint, spares), adjusted and greased the window (works much better now), and replaced the armrest panel with one that had the ashtray door latch intact.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Straightened the steering wheel today, it's nice being able to see my entire instrument cluster again. Steering wheel could stand to rotate clockwise just a hair, but it's barely noticeable and way better than how ridiculously off it was before. Broke 2 out of 4 adjusting sleeve bolts and the 2 that didn't break looked not great so I replaced all 4.

    Had the past week off and and got some exterior cleaning done. Took some pics but my phone camera sucks and it was hard to see the screen while taking the pics.

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    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Hmm, I never knew the steering wheel could be adjusted. She's definitely got more clear coat peel than she used to.
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    The procedure is in the service manual, adjusting the tie rod adjusting sleeves is all it takes.

    More clear coat peel for sure, but some of my early pictures, and current sig pic, hid that fact with water.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Hah, nice touch, I never knew.

    Didn't know that about the sleeves either. :Insert the shooting star with the caption, "the more you know" here:
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    I'll get some pics of the hood later, it has some battle scars.
    Good enough excuse to 3G upgrade this car. I had all the parts a few years ago until The Ice Car needed a new 3G. As soon as I get the alternator I'll have everything I need for the 3G swap again.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Now just exactly how does one break off the 2G's cooling fan blades like that? That must have made some really cool noises when it came apart.

    Like you said, good excuse to roll up to the 3G.

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    That's what everyone at work said when I showed them. Best I can figure is I think this was a reman AZ replacement I got for my '89 around 2011 and it must have had a problem that finally could not hang on any longer.

    I can see where it hit the upper radiator hose, but didn't even break the surface of the hose.

    I checked the battery and radiator to make sure there was no damage to those. No leaks from anything and I continued on my way to work this morning and drove home after work.

    It makes all kinds of cool sounds at higher RPMs now. Hopefully the strange sounds go away when the busted alternator gets replaced. Just ordered the new 3G now and driving The Ice Car until that gets here next week.
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    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Reminds me I still have my original 2G from my '88. Would make cool wall art I suppose.
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    Finally installed my 3G alternator on Saturday, and installed my headlight relay harness today. Now both cars have these two upgrades done.

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    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Wow. That messed up the hood big time.
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    How'd that happen again? Pics of carnage but no carnage back story...
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    Oh, I was at a stop light at 16 Mile and Hayes, heading west on my way to work on Wed, 7/17. Light turned green, I was first in line and took off like I normally do then all of a sudden at high-RPM THWACK wheieieieieieieieieien. I should have got a video of the sound the alt made after that fan broke, it was a pretty odd sound. I mean, the thing was basically a cell phone vibrator with the unbalanced fan. I felt no vibration but could certainly hear the effects of it.

    At first I had no clue what happened, just knew it wasn't good. Then I saw the mounds on my hood, still didn't know what happened though. Pulled into the nearest place I could, popped the hood (after keying off, I didn't need more shrapnel hitting me) and first thing I noticed was missing blades on the 2G. Continued on my way to work after verifying there was no damage to hoses, battery, radiator, overflow tank, no leaks anywhere. Babied it to keep it from making the weird sound as much as possible since the sound only happened at higher RPM.

    I ordered a 3G to go with all the stuff I already had for the swap and drove The Ice Car while I waited for that to show up. Since I was putting a 3G in, I of course had to order a headlight relay harness as well. Both upgrades that should have been done long ago, but oh well they're done now.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Ooh. Wow. I'd have been devastated if that happened to my Townie. Would have been "fuck-this-shit-o'clock"
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