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#4065876 - 06/03/20 01:45 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Ponyguy]
bluejay_32 Online   content
Poobah

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 9145
Loc: wny
If she didn't still owe me 90% of what she agreed to pay me for the car, maybe I would.


But since she does, she gets bare fibreglass.


Edited by bluejay_32 (06/03/20 01:45 AM)
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Originally Posted By JeffBoudah
That's about as savage as buttered white bread.

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#4065892 - 06/03/20 09:37 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Registered: 04/02/20
Posts: 270
Loc: Rhode Island
Drove the Vic from my apartment all the way to Worcester yesterday to take my brother to the DMV to register his new (to him) truck. He had an appointment for 7pm (per the regs the DMV put up requiring you to set up an online appt.) but there was a sign on the door when we got there saying they had closed at 5pm due to "unforseen events." Drove all the way back. Actually pretty ticked at them because I'm now a taxi service for him until he can register the truck.
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Teacher/Technician. First-time Ford owner. ASE-certified Advanced Level Specialist.
Current vehicles:
2011 Crown Vic P7B (SAP, former campus police vehicle)
Purchased 3/27/20 w/51K, 819 idle hrs.
The garage queen...
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE
Purchased 2/23/17 w/57K
5.3L LC9 V8 4X4 Ext. Cab
The trusty steed...
2009 Buick Lucerne CX, AKA "Moby Dick"
Purchased 3/23/21 w/91k
3.9L High Value V6
The Great White Whale...

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#4065912 - 06/03/20 11:02 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 04/28/19
Posts: 2068
Loc: Cleveland, OH
More Slushbox Follies: re-torqued the valve body. Seems to have fixed it, maybe. I'll know for sure when it gets cool (below 50F). More info in my AOD thread, for them that's interested.
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1988 CVLX Formal Roof (Love Boat) POTM July 2019 & Aug 2020, 55K
E-code lights w/ relays, LEDs w/ switchbacks, 15x8 Ansen slots w/ 255/60 BFG's, Kenwood stereo, various hacks.
1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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#4065924 - 06/03/20 11:44 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Over the Hill

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 4202
Loc: California, Uber Alles
Drove it until the poverty light came on, then paid $48.55 for my transgression...
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That's a stretch to suggest he got T-boned because he didn't stay home.


2008 P71: Dual spot lamps & a Marauder spoiler; business up front, party in the back.

How will I laugh tomorrow, when I can't even smile today?

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#4065938 - 06/03/20 01:36 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Bellwestern80]
BigJon Offline

Grand Poobah

Registered: 06/30/02
Posts: 11804
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By Bellwestern80
Drove the '87 up to SC so my friend could get his replacement car after his truck got totaled.



TecNickal hooked him up with an '06 LTC Signature Limited with 78K on the clock. Pretty decent upgrade over the '95 C1500 he was driving prior.


nice TC!
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1994 Ford Crown Victoria
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#4065962 - 06/03/20 03:34 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Member

Registered: 05/20/16
Posts: 113
Loc: St.Lou Gateway to the West!
Decided on a color for my 96 Vic (painting next year).... Eastwood paint Catalina Green Metallic.

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1996 Crown Vic LX Silver
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Vert Candy Apple Red
1985 Mustang 2.3 LX Notch Royal Blue
1999 Mustang V6 Coupe Chrome Yellow

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#4065972 - 06/03/20 04:19 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: webestang]
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Loc: I can see Detroit from here!
Originally Posted By webestang
Decided on a color for my 96 Vic (painting next year).... Eastwood paint Catalina Green Metallic.

I love metallic greens. I've had 3 cars that were some shade of metallic green, my '96 and '98 GMQs and a '98 Malibu. I think the reason I like it is because it shows the shape of a car like a red or blue, but you do not see green anywhere near as often.

as far as my Panther goes: I drove mine around on some errands with the AC on because its 85*, sunny, and humid. First time I've actually driven it since swapping the compressor clutch hub yesterday. It seems like the AC isn't cycling on and off as much as it was, but that might just be the temperature, or perhaps its because the radiator fan is actually working on BOTH speeds since I swapped the fan connector the other day. I'm not convinced low speed was working at all with the melted connector, and high speed was intermittent. Or maybe the failed clutch hub was somehow slipping. IDK. Guess I'll have to pay more attention to it as time goes on.
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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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#4065976 - 06/03/20 04:51 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: webestang]
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Registered: 08/07/03
Posts: 11918
Loc: Oswego, IL
Originally Posted By webestang
Decided on a color for my 96 Vic (painting next year).... Eastwood paint Catalina Green Metallic.



That color sample looks like a pre-2005 power window switch...

FWIW: I once owned a 1995 Sable Wagon that color: "Deep Jewel Green." The worst car I ever owned... but not because of the color.
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#4066096 - 06/04/20 08:47 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Registered: 04/28/19
Posts: 2068
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Loaded my bike in the trunk, drove to Trans Shop #2 and rode home. I hope I'm doing this for the last time. 3/36 warranty is a good sign but time will tell.
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1988 CVLX Formal Roof (Love Boat) POTM July 2019 & Aug 2020, 55K
E-code lights w/ relays, LEDs w/ switchbacks, 15x8 Ansen slots w/ 255/60 BFG's, Kenwood stereo, various hacks.
1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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#4066104 - 06/04/20 09:44 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Member

Registered: 04/02/20
Posts: 270
Loc: Rhode Island
Dropped off the 3.55 rear end to get sandblasted.
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Teacher/Technician. First-time Ford owner. ASE-certified Advanced Level Specialist.
Current vehicles:
2011 Crown Vic P7B (SAP, former campus police vehicle)
Purchased 3/27/20 w/51K, 819 idle hrs.
The garage queen...
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE
Purchased 2/23/17 w/57K
5.3L LC9 V8 4X4 Ext. Cab
The trusty steed...
2009 Buick Lucerne CX, AKA "Moby Dick"
Purchased 3/23/21 w/91k
3.9L High Value V6
The Great White Whale...

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#4066300 - 06/05/20 06:02 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Registered: 04/08/19
Posts: 963
Loc: Far Northwest AZ
Went to Ace Hardware for bolts for another window regulator. Back drivers side went out. Picked up 7mm inch and a half long bolts and a handful of washers. Will install this tomorrow since the weather will be much nicer than it has been. Hate the dang rivets, dremel tool will be my savior.
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2010 P7B 150K. 11K hours. 3.27, RKE, Cruise, Ported stock plenum, JMod
2011 Sierra 1500 155K, too many mods to list. (RIP 01-05-2019)
2001 Durango R/T 5.9. 230K. SOLD 5-1-19

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#4066356 - 06/06/20 10:26 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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Member

Registered: 04/02/20
Posts: 270
Loc: Rhode Island
Snapped some cool pics last night.



Ripped a nice brake stand and left some 11s when I left the lot.
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Teacher/Technician. First-time Ford owner. ASE-certified Advanced Level Specialist.
Current vehicles:
2011 Crown Vic P7B (SAP, former campus police vehicle)
Purchased 3/27/20 w/51K, 819 idle hrs.
The garage queen...
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE
Purchased 2/23/17 w/57K
5.3L LC9 V8 4X4 Ext. Cab
The trusty steed...
2009 Buick Lucerne CX, AKA "Moby Dick"
Purchased 3/23/21 w/91k
3.9L High Value V6
The Great White Whale...

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#4066534 - 06/08/20 04:13 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
sethbon Offline
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Registered: 04/28/20
Posts: 18
Loc: GA
Changed the oil/filter and replaced the battery.

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#4066578 - 06/08/20 03:56 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
CrownBen Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 10/16/15
Posts: 1028
Loc: EN51wt
Drove it to the junkyard, they had a 96 similar to mine. Got a mirror for it, also pulled a fender while I was at it. Also got a couple striker bolts off a '92 (was sad to see that there, it was in good shape. The '96s were trashed). Saw an 02-ish GMQ with premium audio, and pulled the plug for the CD changer that I needed, and then just grabbed the changer as well. Good thing I did- I got the wiring temporarily in place today, the one I had is shot but the "new" one works.

I'll pull the old one apart and see if there's a belt or something, otherwise it'll go back for a credit. (yard has a 30-day warranty on parts)
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#4066604 - 06/08/20 09:08 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
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I know nothing
Posting Addict

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 19868
Loc: I can see Detroit from here!
Drove the Town Car a mile or 2. I had to move it to clean up along the fence line behind where it sits. It runs great, still, and didn't drive too bad despite having 3 tires low on air and a compact spare on the back. Knocked the rust off the rotors and got it up to temperature at least. I'm pretty sure I killed every mosquito in the area when I floored it, it has bad valve seals, no cats, and its done nothing but idle for awhile, so it put out a nice little cloud when I actually drove it.

It does highlight something though. As much as I've tried, the Town Car still feels much more responsive than the '98. And that's despite it being largely reverted to stock as I've borrowed most of the "good stuff" for the '98. I have no idea what the difference is, they have the same engine/trans, weigh about the same if you discount what has rusted off of the Townie, but the '98 still feels sluggish off the line in comparison. No question the '98 has more power, but its got a nasty hesitation compared to the '97. Its not bad, and I doubt anyone would even notice it unless they had just driven the '97. I remember the '97 was more responsive than my '96 was too, so maybe its just that the car is special, IDK.
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-Steve

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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