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    dead car, fire, bad day

    yeah, so, my passenger front brake caliper froze up on my way home, in the short(under 5 mins) i drove it once it froze, it got hot enough to catch on fire and burn up all the brake components on that side, melt the nner fender and torch a few wires, thankfully the hose was nearby, the reason i was going home was cause it ran like ass, sputtering, bucking, backfiring, died as i pulled into the driveway, tow truck just took it away, needs full brake job, calipers, rotors pads, etc, mabye more in the front, i can fix the burnt wiring and shit, as for running like shit, about 99.9% the timing somehow got nuked and is way ff, i go tomorrow morning to find out whats wrong with it and the cost of the damage, fuckin car, this is what i get for thinking of gettin rid of it, so much for goin to the dragway tomorrow...this day sucks dog balls.....
    jay--1983 towncar, 302v8 cfi, dual straight pipes w/resonators ,edelbrock motor goodies, custom interior, full custom stereo system, full rebuilt trunk audio setup, custom paint...more to come......

    #2
    shame youre so far away......i am good at rebuilding disasters lol

    1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
    2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
    1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
    1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
    2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!

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      #3
      lol, i will say, it was a nice fire, took a good 10 mins of soakin it to kill the flames
      jay--1983 towncar, 302v8 cfi, dual straight pipes w/resonators ,edelbrock motor goodies, custom interior, full custom stereo system, full rebuilt trunk audio setup, custom paint...more to come......

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        #4
        ill post a copy of the repair bill when it comes in, should be around 300 bucks or so according to my parts lookup online and labor estimate
        jay--1983 towncar, 302v8 cfi, dual straight pipes w/resonators ,edelbrock motor goodies, custom interior, full custom stereo system, full rebuilt trunk audio setup, custom paint...more to come......

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          #5
          I had the front brake caliper freeze on my '90 Ranger 4x4 about a year ago. I had a small fire, but it sounds like you had a "three alarmer". Fix it and keep the car.


          '90 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
          Baseline 5.0L numbers totally stock, 123 rwhp, 239 rwtq
          5.4L swap coming soon.

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            #6
            How is the fender and the wheel/tire? Sorry to hear that mang, but maybe this wll teach you, cars have feelings too. Hope that bill isn't too much man.

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              #7
              fender is fine, and the wheel and tire are fine, paint is charred on the rim, but its the backside, so who cares, im gonna fix it, keep the lincoln, and get a pieceof shit to drive all winter and take out my frustrations on, think ill also paint it yellow, shove a coffee can on the muffler, and steal a parkbench and call it a spoiler, helps it fly over the snow, lmao
              jay--1983 towncar, 302v8 cfi, dual straight pipes w/resonators ,edelbrock motor goodies, custom interior, full custom stereo system, full rebuilt trunk audio setup, custom paint...more to come......

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                #8
                HAHAHA

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                  #9
                  By all means get a winter beater! They pay around here to haul Ford Festiva's out of their yard.

                  Sorry to hear about the fire, but at least it didn't fry the whole car, or the garage!

                  Cars do have feelings. My Ranger got pissed when I started paying more attention the the LTD. Freakin' OBD-II didn't know what was wrong and it ended up being the brain of the whole thing... the PCM. In the meantime, the '82 is running better than ever and getting almost as good of fuel economy as the Ranger. Sounds stupid, but WTF would a PCM go bad just randomly driving down the road in perfectly normal conditions?
                  1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, next project
                  1988 Crown Vic LTD Wagon - waiting in the wings

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                    #10
                    My '90 Ranger XLT 4x4 is my winter beater. I want to get a larger truck like a Bronco or F250.


                    '90 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
                    Baseline 5.0L numbers totally stock, 123 rwhp, 239 rwtq
                    5.4L swap coming soon.

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                      #11
                      I forgot, post some pics!!!


                      '90 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
                      Baseline 5.0L numbers totally stock, 123 rwhp, 239 rwtq
                      5.4L swap coming soon.

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                        #12
                        oh, pics will come, trust me
                        jay--1983 towncar, 302v8 cfi, dual straight pipes w/resonators ,edelbrock motor goodies, custom interior, full custom stereo system, full rebuilt trunk audio setup, custom paint...more to come......

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                          #13
                          That sucks. I've never had a car catch on fire, though one of my friends has had a couple cars light up. The best one was his VW Fox. We stopped the car at a gas station and put the fire out with antifreeze.
                          Save a seal, club a liberal.

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                            #14
                            Glad the car isn't bar-b-qued mang
                            Pebbles-1968 Ford F250
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                              #15
                              damn man this sucks... I hope you can get her fixed up without going broke!
                              Pete ::::>>> resident LED addict and CFI defector LED bulb replacements
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