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    Default Greetings from Ohio!

    Hello, everyone!

    I found this forum while searching for parts, and I thought I would join in on the fun.

    I currently have a 81 LTD sedan. It's the base model, light blue with the 255 and cloth seats. I already did a mild engine rebuild to clean up the heads, but now I am looking towards replacing that boat anchor with something better (probably a 302).
    Past rides include a 96 Grand Marquis, which was the most comfortable car I've owned, and a 80 2-door LTD, which was my first car.
    I have a real love for these land yachts, and can't wait until I can DD the 81 (current DD is a Mustang GT, which is getting less comfortable as I get older).

    I look forward to talking with you all!

    -Stu

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    Welcome! I'm also from middle of nowhere Ohio.
    2003 Lincoln Twon Car Signature Series - Purchased 07/29/19 at 69,500, current daily driver.
    2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series - Purchased 04/18/15 at 108,653, traded in 5/2/16 at 139,000.
    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Inherited 10/2009 at 105,000 totalled 4/30/10 at 120K, My dumbass fault.
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Purchased 6/26/11 at 82,610 totalled 4/16/15 at 137,000, Not my fault.

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    Welcome to the forum Stu


    What year Mustang GT?


    Will you go carb with the potential new 302 or dabble with an SEFI conversion?


    Love the username

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    Welcome! Early boxes are a relative rarity these days. Where'd you pick it up?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    What year Mustang GT?


    Will you go carb with the potential new 302 or dabble with an SEFI conversion?

    Love the username
    Thanks!
    It's a 2008 that I bought new.
    I'll probably stick with a carb. The conversions look nice but that is definitely not in the budget right now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Welcome! Early boxes are a relative rarity these days. Where'd you pick it up?
    I found it on Craigslist a couple years back. It was part of an estate, and only had two prior owners. I was very lucky to find it.

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    Welcome! I'll direct your attention here since you're basically local: http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...roit-Meet-2019

    While the crew from the last couple years has been more or less consistent, I'm sure I speak for all of us in saying we'd gladly welcome another.

    Also you should keep an eye on my junkyard posts (from Detroit), because I find boxes constantly, occasionally including early ones.

    83 GM 2dr | 84 TC POTM 1/2017 & 4/2019 | 85 CS | 85 Ranger | 91 GM POTM 12/2017 | Junkyards

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    Welcome!
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 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!

    Not many people with the 255 engine. I think 82_withtheneons is the only other person I remember seeing on here in recent history that has had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slack View Post
    Not many people with the 255 engine. I think 82_withtheneons is the only other person I remember seeing on here in recent history that has had one.
    Yeah, it's a bit of a unicorn. according to the wiki, it was only used from 80-82 as the base engine. I had no idea when I bought it. I only found out when I broke it open and noticed the cylinders looked small.

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    Welcome from Cleveland.
    '91 LTD Country Squire LX | '04 CVLX ($200 winter beater) | '03 Marauder

    '90 Super Coupe
    formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 w/5-speed

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