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  1. #16
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    Holy crap...that'll give me a little more to think about. Thanks for sharing that.

  2. #17
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    I had a 10-minute phonecall with the owner today.

    He seemed to be very straightforward about the car as well as he knew it. He's only had it for a year or so as it was gifted to him, and he doesn't drive it much (less than 2k miles since he's owned it). It has a few issues but nothing I'm willing to run away from the car over.

    The biggest thing is a transmission issue - erratic and hard shifts. I'm hoping that's a TV cable issue of sorts, and not a whole transmission thing...I'll stop and get an extra grommet if I don't have one from one of my other cars. Even if that's not the issue, AODs are cheap, so I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world if the innards are junk. He seemed confident that it would make the 6-hour drive back to my house even in its present condition.

    Looks like I have to swap some oxygen sensors on the Marauder and prep it for a road trip to grab a car.

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    [Disregard, can't figure out how to delete this response]

  4. #19
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    If you happen to need an AOD for the car let me know. I'm located about 3 hours from Cleveland, nice to see some new Ohio folks.
    SCCoA Member#: 2515
    1990 SC AOD 2.1L Kenne Bell
    11.676 @ 121.35 mph
    506hp/478tq
    My Garage

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by rzimmerl View Post
    If you happen to need an AOD for the car let me know. I'm located about 3 hours from Cleveland, nice to see some new Ohio folks.
    Appareciate it, but it may be fine...

    The car made it home just fine after I put an E-clip in place where the TV grommet used to be. None of the local stores had one that would fit. Iíll get one of the brass ones soon enough.

    Car got 25.9mpg on its first and only fill up. Rides good, most stuff works. Need to start thinking about replacing or fixing following:
    -AC compressor. Car damn near stalled when I turned the defrost on
    -Premium Sound head unit. Scrolls through FM when on seek, no sound, nada.
    -TIRES. Holy crap these things hydroplane bad.

  6. #21
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    For what itís worth, this car was in the FS section (username ďDoranĒ) and the transaction went smoothly. Though I think heís completely out of the T-bird game now, so maybe he wonít be back.

    Pics from the ride home:






  7. #22
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    Clean car. Temp gauge looks good.

  8. #23
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    I was worried when we got stuck in traffic a couple times. But the needle never went past the ďRĒ on the temp gauge so Iím guessing thatís okay...?

  9. #24
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    Yes - should be fine. If you have an relay module problem you'll go higher. There's lots of threads on testing the IRCM.

  10. #25
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    Sweet.
    I 'fixed' the AC compressor issue. I disconnected it, so at least now I can use my defroster. Hey, it beats actually wrenching!!!

  11. #26
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    XR7 Dave noted that the paint could use some attention. He was right - it was badly oxidized.

    I spent an hour with a buffer and was able to bring it back somewhat for very little effort. Will keep at it, but it's much better now.







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    2003 Mercury Marauder
    1991 Ford LTD Country Squire
    2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX

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