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    They made those in AWD too. Don't know if that ever existed with a 5 speed though. They are kinda neat machines, and agreed about being superior to it's replacement. Ranger based vs Taurus based. It was basically an Explorer with a different body.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/d...063158813.html

    A stick Aerostar... heard they exist... never seen one. This one is local and cheap IMO. I like the Pre-92 Aerostar. They are not quite 70ís if this vans rocking, donít come knockin, but not the 90ís jelly bean vans.

    Although the Cragar SS wheels...

    I need more garage space. Iíd rock this daily.










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    That's awesome. The car I remember most growing up was the '89 Aerostar my parents bought new. It would have been a stick if my mom was able to drive one. It had the AM radio in it. Spartan as hell. I miss that van.
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    my neighbor's kid at the old place had one for awhile, the starter went out, and he'd park on the small hill pointing down so he could bump-start it
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    I'd rock that van just because 5 speed. One of the many models my Dad got to help produce out at the Hazelwood Ford plant. I'll have to ask him if he ever saw an AWD 5-speed come down the line.
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    The Chevy Astro / GMC Safari also existed in AWD form. Wiki says they could be had with a manual, no idea if both manual and AWD came together on those either. Similar basic concept with those though, it was an S10 Blazer with a different body. The Chrysler minivans in the early days also could be had with a manual, and with a turbo 4. Those were basically a grown up K car though, not based on a truck.

    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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    Iíd rock an GMC Safari. One of the later ones.

    I did some tune up work on a 1991 Aerostar 4.0/AWD. No slick weather action but I bet it would go. Edit: it was an auto. Moved decently though.
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    I had an Eddie Bauer Aerostar for a hot minute. 3.55 LSD and all-seasons and it was a beast in the snow. I'm looking for another daily, hmmm, this may give me some ideas...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Headlig...YAAOSwS5ReQgJG

    NOS aero CV headlight.

    I’d daily an Aero HPP. Maybe I need this myself.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Ford-C...UAAOSw4ipeek1Y

    Been looking for a rust free one owner wagon in fair shape? Tow package too... if I was in the market, Iíd need to check this one out a little further. Not giving it away but itís reasonable if the condition is good. I bet that white paint is single stage, and to look like that at this point, itís lived in the garage for a good portion of its life.

    I really like white Country Squires on turbines. I think itís the brochure car factor that does that. Kind of like how I like Azure Blue 03-04 Mach 1ís.
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    Very nice wagon from the SF bay area. (Fremont) It had to be taken care of mechanically to stay on the road in SF this long. Smog regulations are tough up there. If it was a 351 with a VV it would have been junked or sent to Mexico long ago. It more than likely stayed in a garage. Bay area vehicles do rust in time. Someone will buy it pretty quick.

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    An eBay and moderately priced AOD-specific 2150...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcraft-...MAAOSwZ3JefRL~
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    Since the car is 30 years old I think it now is smog exempt in CA. They raised the exemption from 25-30 a few years ago. I think the only catch is when a new owner buys the car, it has to pass smog one time. Maybe it has to be kept stock until then ?

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    Some Facebook finds today.
    Buy rollback, get free box?
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7842374158980/

    Cheap running wagon. It’s less rusty than my 88. Virginia inspection so it may not be as rusty as WV cars are usually.
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...9418659822547/
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    Other: 95 Ranger, 74 F250, 68 Mustang, 94 Mustang
    Sold: 1982 LTD and 1987 Crown Vic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Some Facebook finds today.
    Buy rollback, get free box?
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7842374158980/
    Fun note: That LTD has the small rear sway bar.

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    rollback is interesting if the price is low enough, but I fear it would enable too many bad habits.

    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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