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    Lost and driftin' Arquemann's Avatar
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    Snow blows in weird ways for sure.

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    There's an Audi in this pic.

    Has anyone here have had a starter freeze? Fun times.
    Some time ago, a friend's Scania had the tractor flap freeze open, it spewed out chunks of ice and snow for minutes after starting it the next morning.
    Remember to cover up your hood stacks and hater pipes lol
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    2 decades of DDing Box Panthers, now in a Whale VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    Nice, reminds me of my time spent in the UP (Michigan's Upper Peninsula) in the mid 2000s. Every so often throughout the winter we had to move our cars from our assigned parking lot so the university could clear the snow (big drifts like your picture). Lots of snow up in Houghton, MI. There was a time when we returned from spring break in Mid-March and received 34 inches of snow that night. The earliest we got a meaningful amount of snow was 10 inches on September 10th. No frozen starters, frozen doors a couple times, but fun times with my '89 MGM.
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    Vic

    ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
    ~ 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" - Rotting Retired 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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    It looks so 1980's Fox Mercury Capri-ish. I still dig the steel wheels. I think I'd run those all year.
    1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, next project
    1988 Crown Vic LTD Wagon - waiting in the wings

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    The last pic on page 9: MGM fastback?

    When my coworkers had to travel to our Albany lab; they would have to go out and dig their cars out every hour or two during the snowstorm(s). Otherwise, if you let them go for more than that, they would be snowed in for a long time.

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    2 decades of DDing Box Panthers, now in a Whale VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    I've owned this car for one year now. Bought it on 2/29/2020.

    I've put a ton of miles on, 13,557 miles exactly.
    A couple of trips out to Grand1's place, 75 miles one way.
    A 1,248 mile round trip last month.
    Lots of running around, and not splitting mileage between two cars like I used to. I didn't track it but The Scab very well could have been under 1k miles in the past year.

    It's been a fun year.
    Installed PI intake.
    Rear sedan cargo coils and air shocks.
    '03+ EATC vacuum actuator assembly with new o-rings.
    Black window/lock switches to replace blah gray.
    Undercoated to take on winter.
    '03+ cupholder ashtray.
    Lots of cleaning inside and out.
    Oh, I also no longer have an intermittent battery light. Replaced the Alternator when I installed the cupholder ashtray (found a clean alternator the JY for $20) and haven't had the battery light on once other than the normal key-on self check.


    Getting hitched (class III Curt) this year which means I should probably install a trans cooler (open to suggestions). I doubt I'll be hauling more than an empty car dolly.
    Trailer wiring will be added, module and install kit are on the way.
    Aluminum driveshaft will be installed at some point now that I have everything I need (new u-joints and zone-offroad spacer.)
    Vic

    ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
    ~ 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" - Rotting Retired 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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    Curt hitch, nice choice.
    1985 LTD Crown Victoria - SOLD
    1988 Town Car Signature - Current Party Barge

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    Nice to hear. Never know what you are getting into when purchasing a new to your vehicle. Glad the past year has been kind to you.
    ~David~

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    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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