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#339865 - 01/09/04 01:49 AM Hello All
fishbone Offline
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 21
Hi All,

This is my first post on this forum. I just purchased a 1988 Crown Vic with the P72 package. What type of performance can I get out of this car for $2000 in parts? I can do all the installation work myself. It supposedly has only has 54,000 miles. Are there any known problems that I should look for?
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#339866 - 01/09/04 02:28 AM Re: Hello All
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Welcome to the boards! Hang around the 5.0/5.8 forum...I'm sure you'll find tons of stuff in there. Congrats on the Vic and best of luck with the mods!
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#339867 - 01/09/04 03:48 AM Re: Hello All
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 11514
Loc: Millville, PA


Which engine do you have? Regardless, there's plenty of mods to do. Search around 5.0/5.8 tech talk and the archives. Tons of info on everything.

Have fun.

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#339868 - 01/09/04 04:02 AM Re: Hello All
fishbone Offline
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 21
It has the 5.8 liter. I haven't picked the car up yet. So I am not sure about what type of carb it has or rear gear ratio.

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#339869 - 01/09/04 04:20 AM Re: Hello All
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
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Loc: Millville, PA
If it's the stock carb it's a Variable Venturi 2bbl. You can look on the door sticker under AX for the rear gears. I'm 99% sure it has 2.73s though.

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#339870 - 01/09/04 04:42 AM Re: Hello All
fishbone Offline
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 21
Is it a 7.5 inch rear end? If so maybe I should take the set of 3.73 gears off of Ebay that I just listed tonight.

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#339871 - 01/09/04 04:46 AM Re: Hello All
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 11514
Loc: Millville, PA
No, it's an 8.8 inch.

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#339872 - 01/09/04 04:50 AM Re: Hello All
fishbone Offline
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 21
Thanks for the info. I won't be picking the car up for 2 more weeks. Then I am sure I will have a lot more questions for everyone.

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#339873 - 01/09/04 07:45 AM Re: Hello All
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Registered: 09/02/03
Posts: 1602
Welcome to CVN

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#339874 - 01/09/04 09:45 AM Re: Hello All
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Registered: 07/18/02
Posts: 3497
Loc: Galax Virginia
Welcome to CVN!
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#339875 - 01/09/04 09:59 AM Re: Hello All
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Welcome.

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#339876 - 01/09/04 10:18 AM Re: Hello All
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to CVN Fishbone!
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#339877 - 01/09/04 11:21 AM Re: Hello All
Mperson Offline

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Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 18171
Loc: US
Get gears (3.55s) first and foremost!

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#339878 - 01/09/04 05:02 PM Re: Hello All
ACMarina Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 2398
Loc: White County, IN
Welcome to CVN!!
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#339879 - 01/09/04 11:43 PM Re: Hello All
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Registered: 02/17/03
Posts: 404
Cool, another BOX!

Welcome!
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