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    Yeah i'm almost 100% sure the HO thing is bullshit. More likely this idiot just saw 5.0 and thought he had a mustang motor. As for the wheels, i prefer the wire to turbines, never liked turbines for some reason. Doesn't really matter because neither would be on there long. I may check it out sometime this week.

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    Yah that's every person with half a brain it seems. THey typically spell it as "Mustange Motor" too.
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    Hahaha Mustange. Should have a little accent mark at the end. Like the effeminate french version of the Mustang.

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    Whoops. https://thumb.craigslist.org/cto/d/1...740012072.html

    Town Car "connected" with a deer.
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    That was close to being us, on that country road 66 in Traverse City.



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    '85 GMQ: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Mercur...2:pf:0&vxp=mtr

    Was there something up with '85 and antenna placement? Seems that's the only year I can look up an LTD or GMQ and find either the antenna on the fender or the rear quarter panel. Nothing points as to why.

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    Just like the 05 CV/GM antenna on the r/rear quarter panel. One year only. Who knows why. Maybe it code language for something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    '85 GMQ: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Mercur...2:pf:0&vxp=mtr

    Was there something up with '85 and antenna placement? Seems that's the only year I can look up an LTD or GMQ and find either the antenna on the fender or the rear quarter panel. Nothing points as to why.
    My dad says it's possible they were built in 2 places, one was St Louis, the other in St Thomas Canada, that may have determined antenna placement. Check production plate/vin sticker in the doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    Just like the 05 CV/GM antenna on the r/rear quarter panel. One year only. Who knows why. Maybe it code language for something ?
    I always thought someone may have ordered the wrong length cable or something along those lines so they just ran with it.

    Only a Panther enthusiast would ever notice it. 05 is an oddball year anyway. First year of DBW but the old style cluster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxcpotatoes View Post
    My dad says it's possible they were built in 2 places, one was St Louis, the other in St Thomas Canada, that may have determined antenna placement. Check production plate/vin sticker in the doors.
    Vin on the listing has it as built in St Thomas. I miss that plant... Just a big field with a fence around it now. Elgin County archives has an online exhibit about it for anyone who's interested in the plant's history:

    http://www.elgin.ca/ElginCounty/Cult...bit/index.html
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    The leading 2 does indicate that it was built in Canada, so I take it plant code X is St Thomas, which makes sense since all the newer boxes I'm used to seeing (which were indeed built at St Thomas) start with 2 and have plant code X in the VIN.

    First VIN character for the US was 1, and plant code Y (at least for lincoln). https://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-Town-C...2:pf:1&vxp=mtr
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    Clock-delete '79 for $600 - worn-looking but might make a nice driver depending on the seller's definition of "tune up".

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    Interesting.

    It looks like it does not have rear defrost, unless it has the weird '79 remote rear defrost I vaguely remember someone mentioning (? something about a fan and heater mounted in the package tray area). No rear defrost might mean it didn't spend its whole life in MN/WI.

    Has the optional passenger side mirror. Definitely at least DD quality, better shape than my cars. I see what looks like a little rust in front of and behind the rear wheels, and what looks like a bubbly spot behind the front driver side wheel.

    Looks like it's been sitting a while, the black gunk around the gas door is a good indicator, but I'm sure there are other indicators someone else will spot.

    For $600 I'd consider that a decent deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocker View Post
    Clock-delete '79 for $600 - worn-looking but might make a nice driver depending on the seller's definition of "tune up".

    https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/w...737594179.html
    Not the worst for $600. Roof ain’t pretty, but that could be cleaned up reasonably.

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    I've never DD'd a carb'd car and don't know that I'd want to honestly. Especially one with a tree-speed.

    They leveled St. Thomas?
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    Agreed. Unless you like sitting in a frozen car while playing footsie with the accelerator. But of $600? It's amazing that one could score a car for that price.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post

    They leveled St. Thomas?
    Yep. A couple/few years ago. I live 30 mins from it and drive by once in a while on my way to Shaw's ice cream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand1 View Post
    Agreed. Unless you like sitting in a frozen car while playing footsie with the accelerator. But of $600? It's amazing that one could score a car for that price.
    ..Footsie with the accelerator..

    Yep, been there done that with my no choke 318. Stalling in the middle of an intersection sucks. $600 is purchase price, figure at least double that in repairs & improvements haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanP View Post
    Yep. A couple/few years ago. I live 30 mins from it and drive by once in a while on my way to Shaw's ice cream.
    OH wow, too bad they didn't leave it standing. Would have turned into something like the Packard plant maybe...
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