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    Default the beast ...

    Just a test.

    what was it?

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    hint, it was slow.
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    I’ve seen this photo from another site, so to answer would be cheating. Really cool you took pictures of it at the time though, since one would be hard pressed to find something original like that today.

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    Yeah, I trimmed the photo to loose the fender & header though. Thought some here might like to see when fresh.

    I should have taken more pics of this and other cars, but then there were film and developing cost considerations.
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    This past summer I helped Grand1 get his newly acquired '79 Marquis running. Looks very much like his engine bay.
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    Well, '79 is close enough.

    '81 LTD 351W vv2bbl, aod
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    Ahh dang i was going to basically guess that. MCU gave away the VV, and the large case alternator basically means 351w.. Looks exactly how my engine bay looked when i got the car
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    Oh, it is an early Panther. Grand1's '79 Marquis I'm pretty sure has the 302. C4 with 2.26 rear gear. http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...-My-79-Marquis
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    ~ 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 sometime in the 2020s, 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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