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    I may just go with stock 225/60s. For some reason, I was under the impression that they were nearly an inch smaller in diameter compared to 215/70R15s. Turns out they’re anywhere from .2-.5” smaller. Negligible. It’ll give me a better tire selection, so I’ll go with the whale stocker size.
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    That’ll do. Found another place near my in-laws that had one.

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    there are two very slightly different styled HPP if I remember right, so make sure you have a matching set of 4 on the car. Or at least 2 sets of 2 and run them left and right. If one is an oddball, stick in in the trunk for the spare. Forget the exact difference, something about polished vs satin wheel lip I think? One of those deals where if you put them side by side you can tell, but opposite sides of the car nobody would ever know.

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    This was the first time I had used the Sonnax wheel cleaner. I had used a slightly acidic cleaner (Eagle 1) on the first two wheels I bought. It did slightly mar the finish on the wheel lips, but it also got the backsides of the wheels much cleaner than the Sonnax. The Sonnax cleaner probably just isn't designed to clean heavily soiled wheels.



    Unfortunately, Gadget's warning was correct. The first two wheels I bought were the polished lip-type. The other three I acquired while in Dallas are the painted-type. I'm going to have a local repair place fix the curb rash before I mount these wheels. I may see if they could possibly polish and clear coat the painted wheels as well. Otherwise, I'll just mount them on opposite sides.



    I'll be daily driving my '95 Mustang over the summer to take advantage of the air conditioning. I'll be replacing the dead fuel pump and finally getting the bib brake swap done since I now have everything I need. Might also swap out the engine this fall once the pick-n-pull motor rebuild is complete.
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    Does anyone know of a good online source for stainless exhaust hanger rods?
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    I had a saved search with email alerts on eBay for quite a while for this part number. Some research a while back told me that this is the correct trunk lock kit for 1990-1991 Grand marquis. You can get aftermarket locks, but they don't include the glove box lock.

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    I have a terrible confession to make. I sold the old girl tonight.

    I recently got my hands on a pristine 1985 F-150 XLT Lariat from an estate sale. The purchase was made on an agreement with the wife that the car had to go. I'm sad, but I needed a truck, and I'm very happy to have this one. I will own another one day!

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    how long till you see it up for sale again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    how long till you see it up for sale again?
    Who knows. Dude was pretty excited about it.
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    Nice F-150 300 6 cylinder or V-8 ? I wish those pickups where available up here and not rusted out. Nice body style.

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    You're gonna miss the crew cab Grand Marquis!
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    THat's an awesome truck right there, I love the color combo. Is it the EFI 302 or carbureted something? I've always kind of wanted an '86 with the 302 EFI engine and a five speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    Nice F-150 300 6 cylinder or V-8 ? I wish those pickups where available up here and not rusted out. Nice body style.
    302 V8. They’re getting tough to find down here as well. Just not because of rust. We appear to have reached that critical point where vehicles of that vintage seem to disappear from the roads en masse. It’s sad, really.

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    You're gonna miss the crew cab Grand Marquis!
    I do miss it! For now, the truck is keeping me going! I wouldn’t have wanted anything much newer than this.

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    THat's an awesome truck right there, I love the color combo. Is it the EFI 302 or carbureted something? I've always kind of wanted an '86 with the 302 EFI engine and a five speed.
    It’s the EFI. First year for this truck, but only on the 302. Batch fire (meh), but plenty powerful as it stands. The only way this truck could be any better is if it were a 4x4 with a 5-speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
    ...It’s the EFI. First year for this truck, but only on the 302. Batch fire (meh), but plenty powerful as it stands. The only way this truck could be any better is if it were a 4x4 with a 5-speed.
    Weren't they all batch fire up until maybe '95 or '96? Mind posting pics? I've heard the '85's EFI set-up was physically identical to the 90's stuff. Only give away is the lack of serpentine belts. Does it have a check engine light?
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    Up to 93. 94 went sequential IIRC. I know the 93 I had was batch fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Weren't they all batch fire up until maybe '95 or '96? Mind posting pics? I've heard the '85's EFI set-up was physically identical to the 90's stuff. Only give away is the lack of serpentine belts. Does it have a check engine light?
    From what I've read, they were batch fire up until 1993 as sly noted above. The EFI Ford used on the '85 and '86 trucks was actually a self-contained setup that used an add-on harness for the the EFI parts. Other than that, differences between the these trucks and the later EFI systems are minimal. There is an "Emissions" light, but no CEL.

    This is the only picture that was on the estate sale website.



    The first thing I did when I got it home was remove the running boards.




    This truck was garage kept and was on its second owner (I believe). The estate sale said it was a single owner truck. I'd have believed that, however, there were different names and addresses on the paperwork in the truck and the title I received. The second thing I did was dismantle the interior and give it a deep clean.

    The dash pad is perfect. This truck is incredibly clean.








    I switched to 1980 clear parking lamps up front. Ford seemed to like to put clear markers on vehicles at the beginning of production runs.




    I also redid the toasted headliner with new material along with added LED interior lights. It's BRIGHT in there.





    Lastly, some pictures of the engine bay. I'm going to convert it to a serpentine system along with the later-style air box and tube setup. I already pulled everything from the local Pick-n-Pull.


    óJohn

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    Any reason to do the work for a serpentine conversion other than an auto tensioner? Just curious.
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    I just want it. It also makes the eventual 3G swap and R134a conversion easier.
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    Those dashes are harder to find than box dashes.

    I found a tach cluster in the junkyard a few years ago. Gave it to my neighbor who has an 82. The lack of the tach just kills me in these clusters. GIANT missing gauge in the middle of the dash. Supposedly it's plug n play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Those dashes are harder to find than box dashes.

    I found a tach cluster in the junkyard a few years ago. Gave it to my neighbor who has an 82. The lack of the tach just kills me in these clusters. GIANT missing gauge in the middle of the dash. Supposedly it's plug n play.
    It is at least plug and play. You just need the correct printed circuit that includes the tach circuitry and a tach. That’s on the to-do list.
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