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    Default 1987cp's new '81 LTD 2-door

    Since tonight I took possession of the title of my new '81 "tudor", this seemed like an appropriate time to create a new Reader's Rides thread. I won't actually be taking possession of the car itself until I get everything I need off of my old '79 Country Squire, after which the seller intends to deliver the car and take possession of the '79 for a parts donor. Incidentally, said seller, who lives maybe 15 miles north of Lansing, MI, is a Panther enthusiast as well and has just joined CVN under userid "scottyschafer". So watch for him on there if you're a member of both sites.

    Pics I have so far; the last one is a very poor view of the carb pad on the 255ci intake. You'll get plenty of better pictures when this engine comes out and gets dismantled.

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    Very cool, that thing should be pretty sweet when its done, to bad about the door panel being ripped up

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    True, but that damage is my only real complaint about the interior, other than the fact that things like the bench seat and nontilt column will take some getting used to for as long as they stay.
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    are you keeping the slotted bumper off your waggin?

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    yes, at least for now.
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    Very cool. Nice find at a great price.

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    add power goodies! base model panthers are the crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by lincolnmania View Post
    add power goodies! base model panthers are the crap
    First things first, gonna lose the 255 and probably the early AOD (aren't they supposed to be weaker than the '87-up?). After that, I am thinking probably power seats to start, and maybe recycle my power antenna if I feel ambitious. Other than that, I'm not sure ... the manual windows look like they might be doable on a 2-door. Did I mention it supposedly weighs only about 3460 pounds?
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    early AOD had the C servo. Think the B servo came about in 86 or 88, not sure. One of those re-design years.

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    What was the main difference?
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    "B" servo is larger so with same pressure provides more clamping force for less OD slip - there's also the "A" servo and an "A+" servo too, both aftermarket units IIRC

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    What's to be done with the old 255? I'd make a sweet dune buggy/go-cart motor with a little work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Vic View Post
    What's to be done with the old 255? I'd make a sweet dune buggy/go-cart motor with a little work.
    You need it? Shipping to Kansas might be pricey .....
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    Congratulations Michael. Make this one as cool as the CP (and the CS, but thats gone now, right?).
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    NO power goodies!!!

    Power windows are a nightmare waiting to happen, and totally unnecessary in a two-door car. Power seats, maybe. Power locks, also a waste of time in a two-door car. Just throw in the power plant, get a better door panel, and drive that sucker. From the pics, it looks relatively presentable. May look dang good, can't tell. I'm so looking forward to your progress on this car Mike, congrats!!!
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    i like my set up in my 2-door power windows(must have) and manual locks, nice and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P72Ford View Post
    Congratulations Michael. Make this one as cool as the CP (and the CS, but thats gone now, right?).
    Yeah, it's on its way out. Signed over the title last night, and it's going byebye as soon as I give the word. It's amazing how much money I'd spent on stuff that was never intended to stay with the car! I'll have to grab some pictures tonight after I put up my new shelving unit.

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    NO power goodies!!!

    Power windows are a nightmare waiting to happen, and totally unnecessary in a two-door car. Power seats, maybe. Power locks, also a waste of time in a two-door car. Just throw in the power plant, get a better door panel, and drive that sucker. From the pics, it looks relatively presentable. May look dang good, can't tell. I'm so looking forward to your progress on this car Mike, congrats!!!
    Thanks! The thing really is quite solid, to the point that it might actually be worth my while to buff out the paint and wax it. The red pinstripe is badly faded, but that's the biggest whine about the exterior.

    I was just thinking about what I could do to cover up the rips in the doorpanels without really costing any money (the p/s looks similar) ... not coming up with any bright ideas yet, but you never know.
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    ooh..it's black...and a Tudor!
    very sweet mang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987cp View Post
    I was just thinking about what I could do to cover up the rips in the doorpanels without really costing any money (the p/s looks similar) ... not coming up with any bright ideas yet, but you never know.
    Find some good porno red cloth and wrap those things. It should be against the law for one's elbows and forearms to ever touch cold, hard plastic/vinyl.


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    hm... you'd have to arrest me, then! I don't really mind it.
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