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    Since I had to take the door panels off I did all the door-ish projects that were collected up.

    Replaced Window motor, Door lock motor and switch on drivers door.

    Did 1 touch down on both front doors. hind sight I should have done both up/down though.

    Replaced the door speakers and installed later speaker pods.

    Still need to address the tiny bit of rust on the bottom of the door skins before I put the panels on.

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    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    The Blues Bison story...


    It’s Blue, It’s big, My son donated his Bison to ride in it. We like The Blues… Must be the Blues Bison!
    1987 LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon.
    We are the 5th owners. The previous owners were all affiliated with the Ford dealer that originally sold it. The Owner of the dealership, then the Sales Mgr, the Service Mgr and the Tech that originally prepped it.

    I Bought it almost sight unseen.
    The PO saw the MegaMerc at a burnout contest, we got to talking & he told me about it and how he wanted to do an HO swap. At that time the car was used as a vacation car & has been all over the country

    We started bumping into each other at various car shows and race tracks and became friends, I knew him for years and had never seen the car. I asked for 1st dibs if he ever wanted to sell it. One day the phone rang. It was time....
    Me “Ok I’ll take it.”
    PO “But you’ve never seen it.”
    Me “I’ve seen some of your other cars, I know your work.
    PO “I didn’t tell you what I want for it”
    Me “I know you’ll be fair”
    PO “But you have never driven it”
    Me “I’ll drive it on the way to the notary”
    I bought it and commenced part throwing…
    Lots of cast off stuff from the race car & other projects: Aluminum GT-40’s, Explorer intake & T-body, HO cam, Shorty headers, X pipe, Single chamber Thunderbolts, custom bent tails, Trac lock and 4:10’s from a crashed Mach one etc…
    It was repainted in it’s factory color about 3 years before I got it. In the short time it was running it made several trips to the Drags and won “Best 80’s Car in a show.
    The Trans had been replaced with a recently rebuilt AOD from an E150…
    The AOD puked not long after I got it. Stuck it in the garage on the back burner. Couple weeks later I bumped into the PO he was very apologetic. My answer was I bought a used car, an old used car, something broke, big deal.
    He showed up at my garage with the original tranny. It had been removed when the rebuilt one became available right before a trip to the west coast.
    I put a shift kit, hi rev governor and higher stall convertor in it before installation.
    A few days later it randomly stopped shifting.
    Back on the Jackstands, trans out & project stalled due to time and funds.
    Fast Fwd nine (yes 9) years, 2 or 3 years ago I decided to use the HI rev governor in the Mega Merc. It wouldn’t leave 1st gear. Hmm. Yep the governor was bad. Even after all that time when I called Trans Go for support and told them how long I had it they had me send it back to be checked out. Their Tech Dept called me they found a spec of dirt hanging it up. They were going to rebuild it and send it back. Instead they sent me a BRAND NEW ONE. NO CHARGE, NOT EVEN SHIPPING.
    So it’s finally back together.

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Very cool that they took care of you despite the time. Governors are funky, but pretty simple. I had the same problem with the one in the Continental, it was packed with trash. Took it apart and flushed it with Brakleen and it worked again.

    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’m glad I’m not the only one with long term (and sometimes long dormant) projects. Glad this one is making progress. Been reading about it in your signature for years!
    1988 Crown Vic Wagon - daily
    1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, former lawn ornament
    Other: 95 Ranger, 74 F250, 68 Mustang, 94 Mustang
    Sold: 1982 LTD and 1987 Crown Vic

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    I really like this wagon.
    ~David~

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

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    Thanks man, that means alot to me!
    Last edited by mitymerc; 09-28-2019 at 07:55 AM. Reason: Speeling

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Finished cleaning the seam sealer from the bottom edges of the doors, painted with reur encapsulator.
    Tightened up the alt belt & eradicated the squeal.

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Attempted to add arm rest lights...
    Could not find a donor for the bulb sockets.
    Went to a couple yards & found some that looked like they would work also found appropriate connectors, soldered, shrink tubed, now hidden behind door panels, armrests etc. The sockets are physically too large to fit. Maybe I can clearance the insides of the armrests but don't want to. I think it is just going back together without the "chrome cups" for now. I will have to find correct sockets later.

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    Found dist.
    On top of engine wrapped in a t shirt...

    No memory of why it was removed.

    It is now in BB, been running for 15 min, no failure as of yet.
    Well, it developed a miss at full throttle right before it shifted on Sat night 2 weeks ago, not a good portent for consistency. I had planned on going to the track next morn, abort. Had to work the next Sun.

    Ordered a new dist, arrived broken, ordered replacement, came while I was away for work. Just got back last night, Replaced Dist & installed Ford Racing Plugwires (did not come with short dist wire UGH).

    The Dog and I went for a spirited test drive, all is good, gassed up, went to the carwash, collected up some stuff for the track. Got up early so we could go race this morn. Currently 100% rain bouncing from 40 to 90% rest of day. Bummer. Have to work next Sunday. Double Bummer. Next Sun is last race of year. Triple Bummer...
    Last edited by mitymerc; 10-20-2019 at 08:27 AM. Reason: Speeling

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    I heard a hissing noise under the dash last night. Verified it was not the cat LOL. I did a cursory look around & see nothing loose, the noise becomes less noticeable on light throttle. I suspect the auto brake release. I didn't know this car had one as it never worked. When I have a few minutes to play I will disconnect & plug the lines & see if the noise goes away.
    Anyone know the proper name for the "horseshoe"?

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Its the parking brake release switch. I replaced mine only to find out the vacuum actuator leaks. Good luck finding another one. I want to know if its close enough to one of the blend door actuators to be able to modify one to fit since theyre still available.


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    I think they all had it, just most of them have failed by now. I replaced the one on the Continental. That was a horrible job. One of the screws stripped out, the thing moved and it broke the first time I ran it through the gears. So I have a new, broken part in the car. I capped the vacuum lines to it. Screw that thing.

    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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    Have not driven the BB since the fall, it does not go out in foul weather.

    Moved it today, found this.

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    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    my white Mark VII does that a bit, reasonably sure its the oil drain plug. Not going to attempt fixing it until next oil change for obvious reasons. I bought some new plugs just in case.

    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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    Moved car, cleaned up mess.
    Looks like the PS pump is raining.

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    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Doesn't appear to be hose or line.

    I guess the big o ring.

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    Bummer. Always a project....
    ~David~

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    The good news is my buddy invited me over to use his lift for the trans swap.

    10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars.

    91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts.

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    I attempted to completely rebuild one of those once, and it didn't work. No idea why. The body and regulator O rings are nothing to replace though. Just unscrew the fitting and pop the body off. I tore the whole pump apart. No idea why it refused to work but I guess I did something wrong.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    The good news is my buddy invited me over to use his lift for the trans swap.
    Ah that is nice. Does he have a fancy tranny jack suitable for lift usage as well?
    ~David~

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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