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    Quote Originally Posted by tjc78 View Post
    It’s so personal preference. I much prefer 88/89 to 86/87. I’m also in the vast minority in that I like the 89 Amber lenses.
    Amber 89 for the win.
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    Clearies for the win for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Clearies for the win for me.
    What? No love for the 1 side clear, other side amber look?!?
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    I like the 89s so much I have two 89 TCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxcpotatoes View Post
    What? No love for the 1 side clear, other side amber look?!?
    Well, I attempted to look around but could not find any fucks to give for that look.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    I like the 89s so much I have two 89 TCs.
    I'd pretty much only consider buying an '88 or '89. If an '89 was purchased, it would get clear parking lamp lenses, proper badging (that mix match font BS the '89 cars had was just flaccid). Ashley's 89 seemed to run even better than my '88. That and her check engine light actually worked. Still haven't figured or looked into which wire to add to get mine to pop on. Might look into that over the winter since the dash has to come apart to look into my clock.
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    Are we going to replace the heater core while you're in the dash?
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    Here's a funny one. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/an...714061791.html
    Not a beauty but not the worst i've seen. What i find hilarious is that this riddler is gonna put a shitty LoPo in an old mustang. Boy will he be surprised!

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    I've seen that one. Something like that would be perfect for me since I'd just yank the engine and trans from one of my rust buckets and throw it in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    Are we going to replace the heater core while you're in the dash?
    What mean "we", white man? Are you volunteering your services?

    I have been contemplating the job as I'm not sure I trust a shop to do it without royally screwing up said job. If it rattles after, she's up for sale...
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    If you give me some notice, I could help you and Vic with that heater core. I have done one on my 2003 TC and 88 TC before. Not fun solo, but with three people....we can compare who gets the biggest scratch's when reaching into/grabbing the plenum.
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    Hahaha, alright. I'm sure there will be plenty of advanced notice, not something I'm looking forward to doing at all. While I'm there I should look into getting the CEL to work. I could definitely buy food & beverage to support the endeavor. Ashley also makes suburb apple pie and cookies.
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    '90+ is easy even alone. Although I hear if they have the rear seat vents it really complicates it without a second person. I'm not sure which is worse, '89- box dashes or newer stuff with rear seat vents.

    Let us know in advance. You've helped me out plenty, it's only fair. We'll take plenty of pictures while disassembling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    I've seen that one. Something like that would be perfect for me since I'd just yank the engine and trans from one of my rust buckets and throw it in that.
    Believe me if i had parking room there'd be a mess of half-dead panthers lying around in the knucklehead corral. Alas, i live southern california, where rust-free cars are plentiful and sometimes cheap, but real estate is fucking ridiculous. Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    '90+ is easy even alone. Although I hear if they have the rear seat vents it really complicates it without a second person. I'm not sure which is worse, '89- box dashes or newer stuff with rear seat vents.

    Let us know in advance. You've helped me out plenty, it's only fair. We'll take plenty of pictures while disassembling.
    Thanks Vic, it sure is appreciated. I do not keep score, so forget about "fair"

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    Believe me if i had parking room there'd be a mess of half-dead panthers lying around in the knucklehead corral. Alas, i live southern california, where rust-free cars are plentiful and sometimes cheap, but real estate is fucking ridiculous. Ugh.
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    Looks clean, what's the thing wrong with these, plastic intakes?

    https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...718435800.html

    Beater for winter:
    https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...718272381.html
    Last edited by Grand1; 10-11-2018 at 09:58 PM.

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    Did some searching in the North East last night, but didn't get around to sharing.

    '83 Colony Park in Maine. $1000. It's not great, but for $1k it looks good enough to be a DD.
    I'm not sure WTF that hood ornament is though.
    https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/1...718806490.html







    '03 CV LX Sport in NH. Again, not great but good enough for a DD. Some cosmetic issues and what looks like a rot hole in the driver side fender. $2200
    https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/2003...706944969.html





    '90 CV in NH. Wish they had more than 3 pictures, but if it's in as good of shape as it looks $1500 is a great deal.
    Two tone, looks like woodrose up top and medium woodrose, like The Scab, on the bottom.
    https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1990...718133960.html





    '79 Mercury Marquis 2 door in MA. Looks really nice, but $7K?!
    I think we may have seen this one before, or at least I think I've seen this ad before.
    https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/ct...717742504.html








    '90 LTD CV in CT. Good enough to be a DD. I think I see some little rust bubbles on the fender by the wheel arch trim in the close up in front of the passenger side tire. At $600, it looks like a heck of a steal to me, even if it needs a turn signal lens and good headlights. It was posted almost a month ago though.
    https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/...699040124.html






    Scott, I know next to nothing about Town Cars and the different trim levels and options. I'm not sure if this is a Signature Series. It's not quite mint but not bad I think. Needs the front passenger window motor pills replaced. Not terribly far from you and some of the other mangs either.
    '86 LTC in CT east of New Haven near Guilford. Looks like a pretty good deal at $1800.
    https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/...717931587.html



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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
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    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand1 View Post
    Looks clean, what's the thing wrong with these, plastic intakes?

    https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...718435800.html

    Beater for winter:
    https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...718272381.html
    I'm not sure what year the plastic coolant crossover started on those intakes, but that is a nice looking TC there.
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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 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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    Awesome finds ,Vic. Yes that 70s can be overpriced ...bought my barge for $800. I would snatch that$600 Vic up man! The location, can I do it? Can we do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    I'm not sure what year the plastic coolant crossover started on those intakes, but that is a nice looking TC there.
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    What year was the last year on TC's for the older style interior, 1995? My cut off is 1990 for reasons I think you guys all know but of the two Lincolns you posted Mark, that would be the ticket. Just say no to Continentals.

    That '86 LTC is pretty nice and yes, It's a Sig Series. Evident by the pillow seats, badging on the C pillar and stainless trim along the bottom. Although to me it's a "Do not buy" as it has a shitty aftermarket moonroof.

    $7k is waaaay too much for that '79 but she's got options and looks great so fun to see. I also love that cinnabar '90 CV and '83 CP.
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