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    Quote Originally Posted by SVT98t View Post
    Pulled the steel drive shaft out and it weighted in at 27 lbs .
    The MMC one that going in weighed 17 lbs.
    So there's a 38% weight reduction in the drive train and 10lbs overall. So with the title saying it weighs 3617 lbs , it's now down to 3607; well, at least until I can confirm it on the scales.
    My goal now it to be under 3500 lbs, which will be easy. Maybe I should aim for 3400lbs......


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    That's encroaching on SN95 Mustang territory. That would be pretty impressive.
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    One thing nice about owning a Lincoln is that you can easily justify adding weight on the basis that its supposed to be a luxury car anyway.

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Getting shit done.




    It came equipped with a mechanical and an electric fan. Well, it doesn't need the mechanical fan anymore. It has been removed. Plus, I can install my sweet Mark8 electric fan. This brings the total weight removed to 18 lbs, which, brings the weight down to 3599 lbs. Lol.

    Maybe more work tonight. I'm out of propane, so we'll see.


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    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Isn't the trans fluid flammable?

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    Nice!




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    Whys the ass squatting so hard?
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    Need to paint your engine hoist green so it matches everything else. ;-p

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    I won't paint everything green. I like being able to distinguish between what's supposed to go in the car, and what I use to fix the car, lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Whys the ass squatting so hard?
    It has air ride. I've disabled it since I've been jacking it up and down.

    That is how you're supposed to jack it.

    Up and down.


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
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    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Shit. Ive been using a jack wrong all these years.
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    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    I had to use a screw jack to help beat something off today. Seems Ryan and I go about things in the same manner.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

    Quote Originally Posted by phayzer5 View Post
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    I had to use a screw jack to help beat something off today. Seems Ryan and I go about things in the same manner.
    ~David~

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Shit. Ive been using a jack wrong all these years.
    And some of us can just push a button, and the jacking happens on its own! (hooray for air ride with full manual controls)
    The ones who accomplish true greatness, are the foolish who keep pressing onward.
    The ones who accomplish nothing, are the wise who know when to quit.

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    Do you even lift bro...

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    Ok, heading back in to the garage after the Christmas weekend.

    All the rustproofing will be done in the engine bay, and the new trans will be cleaned up and painted appropriately. Then installation of the J-Mod, pan, and larger output shaft housing.
    I still have to put the old engine on a stand and pull off the old exhaust manifolds and swap them over to the aluminum motor.
    The combo might be going in next week. We'll see.


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    End of the year update:
    I never planned on buying this car.
    Mileage hasn't changed. It's still at 165,970. Still have to install the drivetrain. Not sure if I'll get to that soon.
    But plans are to get it up and running as soon as possible!!


    -ryan s.


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    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Got a little work done tonight. Mostly organizing the garage and getting ready to get down to business.
    I removed the exhaust manifolds, motor mounts, and A/C compressor idler bracket.
    Gotta swap that stuff over from the old motor (minus the bracket, since it actually has A/C).
    More progress tomorrow.


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Transmission is done. Jmod C/W. New pan installed. Trans is now resting on a tire awaiting install.

    Put the spent TOJ3 motor on an engine stand.
    Took the old exhaust manifolds, and motor mounts off it. I need to clean up the mating surfaces before I install them on the aluminum motor.
    I still need to clean up the engine bay and put rust inhibitor/encapsulator/destroyer on everything. I might get to that on Wednesday.

    Making progress!!


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig
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    Ok, after a crazy week or two, time to get back to business this evening.


    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 192k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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