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    Hey ya'll.
    Picking up a gem this weekend. 86 Crown coupe. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Oxford White Blue guts. Original to the window sticker.
    Already making a few plans. Wheels/tires, exhaust. Maybe some tint. Not much more. I always wanted a Crown Vic or Grand Coupe.
    When I get good pix of it, I'll post 'em up.

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    Welcome to the forum. You pick it up locally or travel out of state to get it?


    Good Luck with it.
    ~David~

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    Welcome!

    We look forward to seeing the pics when you get it.
    Vic

    ~ 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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    Welcome!!

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    Nice. Would be good to see pics.


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    1987 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 2DR
    302CID, K&N air filter, Dual cherrybomb glasspacks, Vogue tyres (Front:P225/60R16,,Rear:P235/60R16), Centerline Pulsar wheels (Front:7", Rear 8")
    COBRA 25LTD CB with/ Wilson 500 whip antenna.

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    welcome!

    where abouts in pa are you at?
    i'm near reading and pottstown.

    1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
    2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
    1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
    1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
    2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!


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    Welcome to the Party!!


    -ryan s.
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    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 191k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
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    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Welcome! Is this your 1st Panther?
    '79 Continental Town Car *In storage.*
    '90 Crown Victoria LTD *In storage.*
    '94 Crown Victoria
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    I practically live like it's 1993.

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    Hey ya'll,
    My first panther is now on display. Her name is Sherrie.
    I got in to drive it home, flipped on the premium sound and Steve Perry was singing 'Oh Sherrie' on the radio.
    https://flic.kr/p/2eAxWhh
    https://flic.kr/p/2eAxWMq
    https://flic.kr/p/25bH52c
    https://flic.kr/p/25bH4sX
    https://flic.kr/p/TE2EdU
    https://flic.kr/p/2epjzEZ

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    Nice.

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 88 MGM (SOLD), 93 Vic, 2000 Crown Vic, 2003 Expedition
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    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    You even got the build sheet with her! Bonus points awarded. White with blue stripes and blue cloth interior rocks on boxes. Thereís an Ď86 Grand Marquis semi local to me in that same shade. Simply stunning, even in its delapidated state.

    Heard you have bumper rot- thatís a common wraparound bumper/big bumper car problem. Nobody cleans out the water or dirt or plant shit that gets caked up along the inner bumpers*, so then it rots from the inside out. You may be able to find replacements on Car-Part or on here. There is also the route of getting new ones made. Will cost $$$$. Like, at least $800 per bumper. Would depend on how far gone it is. But itís decently parts and labor intensive, between having new pieces made, getting the faceplate chromed, fit & finish; etc.

    *Takes only a few minutes with a shop vac or compressed air. But as Iím sure youíve seen these cars tend to be very neglected!

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    Yessir. Very familiar with old car neglect and rot. fortunately this car only has a rotted bumper so far.
    I'm a FORD guy and I have a few old cars. Since I'm a kid, I wanted a '85 or '86 GM or CV coupe.
    Saw this one last fall and watched it.
    Finally couldn't take it and went to get it only to find the owner was a FORD nut too.!
    So I got a good car and I'm happy.
    It's gonna get the treatment, and have a great life.

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    That is a sharp Crown Vic. Welcome to the forum.

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    OK ya'll..
    I've been through the car pretty deep.
    Here's what I've found.
    Climate control not cooling. A/C clutch not playing along. Ideas..secrets.??

    Drivers caliper hung up a little on me. Disassemble, clean, all good.

    Leak/drip right onto my left front pocket while driving..
    Pulled trim/seal away from the body weld seam to find NOTHING wrong.
    Apparently water is building up on the seal and finding its way along the a-pillar roof weld seam.
    Cleaned everything and laid a small/not so small bead of clear aquarium sealer along the body seam.
    pushed the seal back in place and smoothed it all out nicely leaving none to be a mess or no place for the damn water to soak my pocket again.
    Back together. SWEET.
    Looking for a trim piece for under the glove box. It LOOKS like something is missing there.
    I'll post a picture of it soon.
    I think I'm in love with this car....
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    If the AC clutch won't engage, see if it has any charge first. If it does, jump the low pressure switch and see if the pressures are normal. If they are, the low pressure switch is probably bad. I've had 2 of those fail on me, one an NOS Motorcraft that was dead on install, and another Motorcraft that packed up over the winter for unknown reasons. The generic from the parts store seems to be fine.

    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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    Great. I'll check it out. That kinda was my plan after thread shopping on here. I'm pretty damn impressed with the amount of info on here. WOW..
    Thanks Mr. Gadget.

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    Thats what happens when you have bored weirdos with cars nobody else cares about.

    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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    Friend owns a transmission shop. She got the full Monty treatment. TV grommet looks good but is aging.
    I saw somewhere on here that you guys found a brass/bronze bushing to fit.
    How does a newbie get his hands on one of those puppies..?
    She's getting the cooling system flush and a new stat next week, then she's going to another friends exhaust shop.
    Cat back 2-1/4 with an X pipe and Stainless magnaflows for now.
    Eventually I'm going to remove the cats, air pump, and save them.
    How am I going to keep this computer from going apeshit..?
    By the way.
    I love this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch47 View Post
    Friend owns a transmission shop. She got the full Monty treatment. TV grommet looks good but is aging.
    I saw somewhere on here that you guys found a brass/bronze bushing to fit.
    How does a newbie get his hands on one of those puppies..?
    She's getting the cooling system flush and a new stat next week, then she's going to another friends exhaust shop.
    Cat back 2-1/4 with an X pipe and Stainless magnaflows for now.
    Eventually I'm going to remove the cats, air pump, and save them.
    How am I going to keep this computer from going apeshit..?
    By the way.
    I love this car.
    Search ebay for AOD TV bushing is one source where I got mine.
    Here's one link although there are plenty of options and possibly cheaper: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-AOD-tr...4AAMXQvJVRW5l4
    Vic

    ~ 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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    TV Bushing and Jesus clip
    https://lmr.com/item/LRS-7303A/87-93...le-Bushing-Kit

    Tech article about the issue and the fix and how to install
    http://www.lincolnsonline.com/tech/00052.html

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 88 MGM (SOLD), 93 Vic, 2000 Crown Vic, 2003 Expedition
    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig
    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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