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Thread: ClayBelt’s 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis, “The Douche”

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    Default ClayBelt’s 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis, “The Douche”

    When I first joined, The Douche had some questionable modifications, such as a single leaky glasspack, a partially wired set of subs, and a cone air filter. Since then, the list has changed to a better set of modifications.

    Performance:
    -HPP rear sway bar (off a 1999 MGM)
    -P71 air box and zip tube (off a 2005 CVPI)
    -235/60/R17 Cooper CS5 Grand Tourings
    -HPP dual exhaust (off a 1997 MGM)
    -Dodge Charger rims (shaved a good 30-40lb off the car’s weight)

    Appearence:
    -20% window tint, front and rear
    -Ford Blue engine cover (soon to be joined by the zip tube and air box)
    -White paint

    Sound:
    -2 stock door speakers
    -2 Dual 5x7” 4 way deco speakers
    -2 Dual 10” 500W subwoofers with vented boxes
    -1 Boss 1100W amplifier

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    Those rims are a nice match. Does the uterus emblem come out of the middle so it can be replaced with something else?

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    Id rock it daily. Very nice.
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    The emblem does, I just am trying to figure out what emblem I would want to replace them with.

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    Filled the tank with ethanol free and disconnected my subs. Won’t have the car again until Nov. at least, and knowing my dad it won’t get driven.

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    Lucky you can get real gas where you are. No stations seem to exist anywhere around me. I'd actually like to know what I get for fuel economy with 100% gas.

    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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Lucky you can get real gas where you are. No stations seem to exist anywhere around me. I'd actually like to know what I get for fuel economy with 100% gas.
    This. E10 everywhere here... E15 becoming more prevalent too. E85 about as spotty as diesel as well.

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    Helps to live by the coast. It wasn’t cheap though, cost like $4/gallon

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    Dad drove the car today. He hadn’t driven it since I bought it. He hated the car then, couldn’t understand why I wanted what was basically a newer version of a car he owned in high school. Shot me a text after he got to work, said it felt like a whole nother car from the one he test drove with me in April. He liked the amount of “jump” it had, enjoyed the improved throttle response and lack of total roll (disclosure: he is not a great driver, I only installed the the sway bar so he would have a more difficult time screwing up around turns). Wonder what he would think if I ever got some improved rear gears in there...

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    It is sort of amazing how a few relatively minor mods can transform how these cars drive. Extra handy that a lot of the upgrade parts are factory bits from differently optioned vehicles that can be had for cheap in the junkyards.

    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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    You aren’t wrong. I just hope he doesn’t decide he wants it

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    Came home and did the suspension repairs that I needed to do at some point. All new front end links and all the bushings. Leaving this morning for Huntsville, we will see how that goes. Going to be snagging exhaust cutouts while I am up there.

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    Arrived. Getting the cut outs this evening, should be getting installed later this week

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    Finished my painted engine cover. Looks pretty good.
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    Exhaust cutouts are in. She loud and proud

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    Have you become the neighborhood alarm clock?

    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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    Nope, just the alarm for North Residence Hall telling them when breakfast closes on Saturday

    It’s a sweet, sweet demonic roar though, even if it did slow the car a wee bit.

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    Detailed the engine bay this afternoon. Have a car show I am going to Saturday, figured it was finally time. Turned out rather well.
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    Replaced the stock door speakers yesterday, same ones I used for the rear deck. There is a slight sound difference, just enough to tell it isn’t stock if you’ve heard a stock panther sound system.

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    What cut outs did you go with? I have been wanting to do the same.

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