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#4029352 - 09/04/19 08:42 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
Zmaze Offline
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2007 P71:
tremec 3650, kooks longtubes w/ high flows, stainless works x-pipe, marauder tips, 3:27, 93 tune, 18” GT wheels, MHS stage 2 cams, underdrive pulleys, C5 calipers, gt500 rotors. 235/50/18 & 275/45/18, CHE control arms, addco rear swaybar, JVC head unit, kicker sub, leather marquis bench seat & carpet, Starr HID, badge-less grille (ex a_d_a_m, ex kurt)


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#4029378 - 09/05/19 12:23 AM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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It was whisper quiet for 60 miles.
Now I’ve got a hole somewhere else. Sounds like maybe near the flange by the rear cats. Need to put in the air tomorrow and see. Maybe I’ll get lucky and just get to buy a cheap ass catback for it.
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4029740 - 09/07/19 05:28 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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The flange area failed so I called on my buddy to raid his junk pile. He found an old P71 exhaust so we decided to put it on. The pipes came from a car equipped with fire suppression so it has the little pads wrapped around it by the axle/gas tank. Of course, I didn't take a picture.



He had a couple near empty spray cans around, so I decided to finally do a bumper tuck and make it look a little less crappy.

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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4029846 - 09/08/19 03:44 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Man, that actually makes the trunk pan on my Town Car look structurally sound. Mine made an effort at self preservation by having the factory jack fall onto a 5qt jug of oil, which leaked all into the trunk. I didn't notice it for probably a few days when I saw a wet spot under the rear of the car where I usually park at work. Plus side is that I now know where all the holes are in the trunk floor and they're now encapsulated in oil. Down side is I now know where all the holes in the trunk floor are and I lost a 5qt jug of fresh MaxLife.

I'm kinda curious about the heat shields on your duals. I wonder if Ford didn't just repurpose the heat shields they used to put on the tailpipes of air suspension equipped cars. My '98 doesn't have them, but the '97 does and so did the duals I put on the '96.
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1997 Town Car Cartier ~145k miles, Ported Plenum, Gutted Airbox, Contour E-fan Retrofit, Dual exhaust with Magnaflows, cats deleted, MSD Ignition, KYB Gas-A-Justs, P71 front bar, air ride reinstated, Projector retrofit, Caddy 4-note horn retrofit, Wood rim steering wheel retrofit, holistic weight reduction as the parts fall off..
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#4029870 - 09/08/19 06:03 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: BigMerc96]
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Originally Posted By BigMerc96
I'm kinda curious about the heat shields on your duals. I wonder if Ford didn't just repurpose the heat shields they used to put on the tailpipes of air suspension equipped cars. My '98 doesn't have them, but the '97 does and so did the duals I put on the '96.
Got a picture of the '97 shields?
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4029888 - 09/08/19 06:24 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Kinda. This was just a quick snap I took after I pulled the passenger side tailpipe off of it after it broke at the muffler weld. You can see the shield welded to it on the over-axle bend. My guess is it was done because the pipes do come somewhat close to the air springs.

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2006 Audi A6 ~132k miles, stock.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS HPP ~100k miles, slowly acquiring modifications.
1997 Town Car Cartier ~145k miles, Ported Plenum, Gutted Airbox, Contour E-fan Retrofit, Dual exhaust with Magnaflows, cats deleted, MSD Ignition, KYB Gas-A-Justs, P71 front bar, air ride reinstated, Projector retrofit, Caddy 4-note horn retrofit, Wood rim steering wheel retrofit, holistic weight reduction as the parts fall off..
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 117,485mi. R.I.P. 7/14/12 frown

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#4029894 - 09/08/19 06:38 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Definitely not the same.
Mine are padded and just affixed to the pipes with something similar to a band strap or hose clamp or something. If I ever crawl under that side of the car again, I'll snap a picture.
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4030032 - 09/09/19 07:39 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Holy rust.

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#4030184 - 09/11/19 09:55 AM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Somehow it’s my favorite car.
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4030254 - 09/11/19 08:13 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Of course it is.
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Originally Posted By Rob Gordon
NOW GET YOUR PATCHOULI STINK - OUTTA MY STORE! MOVE IT, LARD-ASS!

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#4030328 - 09/12/19 04:01 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: bluejay_32]
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Originally Posted By bluejay_32
Of course it is.
What's that s'posed to mean?
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4030368 - 09/12/19 10:10 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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It's got the most personality.
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Originally Posted By Rob Gordon
NOW GET YOUR PATCHOULI STINK - OUTTA MY STORE! MOVE IT, LARD-ASS!

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#4030382 - 09/12/19 10:39 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: bluejay_32]
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Originally Posted By bluejay_32
It's got the most personality.
You clearly haven't seen the wagon in person lately.
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4030388 - 09/12/19 10:53 PM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Not since I gave you my passenger seat for the StickVic.
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Originally Posted By Rob Gordon
NOW GET YOUR PATCHOULI STINK - OUTTA MY STORE! MOVE IT, LARD-ASS!

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#4033304 - 10/05/19 10:48 AM Re: 2004 CVLX [Re: bluejay_32]
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Loc: Upstate NY
Very cool! I LOVE budget builds! And its nice to have a car that isn't completely boring...but you're not afraid to USE everyday, anywhere.

I'd love to see this thing with a budget 3.27 gear swap and a tune...but that would cost 2-3 times what the car did even utilizing used parts!

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