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AKeternal

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About AKeternal

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  • Birthday 12/14/1993

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  • My Car
    2005 Ford Tarus SEL "Baja Edition"
  • Engine
    3.0L Vulcan V6, Ram Air Intake+K&N Filter, Resonator Delete, Muffler Delete.

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    Male
  • Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Chapter
    Canada & Alaska

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  1. Psh... Lowering Springs... To each their own though. Some look good with it.
  2. I can post pics of those lines in the morning. But it sounds like that may be what they are for, because I do have the hiss under the dash while I'm driving, I'll try plugging them tomorrow and see if the hissing goes away. Thank you.
  3. Well, I think you all are right then, at first I was thinking maybe it was a unsealed gas cap light like the never cars have, but I got gas and put it up above a 1/4 tank, and the light turned off. As far as the lights go, I'm gonna replace them probably Friday when I get my next check, but I really wish I could find some non-sealed beam headlights for it, anyone know of any? (-.-) Like some adapter kits or something, cuz I'd like to get LED bulb headlights for it.
  4. Well, a week or so ago I posted asking what you guys knew about the 85' Mercury Grand Marquis 2dr, and I went ahead and went through with the deal, so I'm now the proud owner of this classic. I'll post pics after I give it a wash and wash and finish detailing the interior. But, as always with getting old, used cars, especially ones you're not experienced with, there's a learning curve. For example, I've got plenty of experience with the EFI 302 in the 90's F150's, but I don't know too much about the TBI 302 in this hog. So first question, The headlights. It has the fancy Auto Delay lights, and regardless of weither the switch is set to delay or off, when you pull the knob out all the way, the low beams don't turn on. But when you hit the high beams, all 4 lights light up, so I know the lights aren't out. But would it be a fuse somewhere, wiring, or just simply the switch is worn out, because of course the high beams come on when you hit them, even with the light knob all the way in. So just like how the old wiper motors would get messed up and not be able to go intermittent anymore, possibly just need a new switch? Also, the fuel light came on on the dash, and it still has about a 1/4 tank on the gauge... Is the fuel light on the dash an indicator of a leak in the pressure of the system? And there's a random pair of vacuum lines coming out of the fire wall into the engine bay, and one of them has vacuum when the engine is on, the other does not, but I have no clue where they're missing from, and they're likely important... (-.-)
  5. Well, it was a grandparent's car before the current owner bought it just recently. The only rust is some surface rust on the passenger door, and the hood ornament is in the glove box, just needs to be put back on the hood. Still has all the exterior trim too. Heater works, A/C not sure, needs service I'm sure, A/C isn't used too often up here. Haha It needs new struts pretty bad though, drove it today and it bounces, it's an extremely smooth ride, but it bounces like a boat. It has a rebuilt AOD in it as well and it shifts well, but when you let off the gas it feels like you tapped the brakes, any ideas on what that'd be?
  6. Anyone happen to know how much it might be worth If I buy it, clean it up outside, fix the broken glass, and bring full life back to the motor? Like how much it'd go for in excellent condition? Cuz he wants a grand now because he replaced the starter, and I already have a 91' F150, my 05' Taurus, and my gf's Mitsubishi Outlander. I wanted to fix it up and have it replace her Outlander, but she'd prefer a newer car that isn't a boat. (I love those older boats. )
  7. Hey guys, so a kid in my apartment complex is selling his 1985 Grand Marquis, for $700. It reminded me of the old 92' Town Car I had, so I'm kind've interested in it, especially for that price. Granted it definitely needs some cleaning up, but I've heard the 2 door versions were more rare because not many people wanted the 2 door version. Thoughts? http://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/4400200075.html
  8. Congratulations on a beautiful piece of work. The feeling of firing up a rig for the first time after a build is amazing. And it looks astonishing. Good job sticking with it.
  9. I got my rig dyno'd the other day. In a 60F degree shop, with no air pushing on my front air-dam intake pipe, with 2" over sized tires, with 2 partially clogged Cats, and no 3rd Cat/ Resonator/ Muffler. My car's top run at the wheels was 140Hp @ 4,600rpm (150Hp @ 4,900rpm stock rating) 160Ft-Lbs @ 4,000rpm (180Ft-Lbs @ 4,000rpm stock rating) And I feel the information given on stock ratings, is at the Crank and not the Wheels. And a 9 year old motor, with 125,000miles, those numbers sound pretty good to me. And the power band is absolutely beautiful, this thing is all torque, all the time. Both myself and the shop was impressed with that. The drop in torque vs stock is most likely from having to turn the over sized tires, the lower back pressure from straight piping, and somewhat worn torque strut etc. Then take into account that outside right now in AK it's about 30F and on the hwy I have the force of air on the intake duct, so the numbers are likely higher on the road too. And people say Modding a Taurus is stupid...
  10. And I got my rig dyno'd the other day. In a 60F degree shop, with no air pushing on my front air-dam intake pipe, with 2" over sized tires, with 2 partially clogged Cats, and no 3rd Cat/ Resonator/ Muffler. My car's top run at the wheels was 140Hp @ 4,600rpm (150Hp @ 4,900rpm stock rating) 160Ft-Lbs @ 4,000rpm (180Ft-Lbs @ 4,000rpm stock rating) And I feel the information given on stock ratings, is at the Crank and not the Wheels. And a 9 year old motor, with 125,000miles, those numbers sound pretty good to me. And the power band is absolutely beautiful, this thing is all torque, all the time. Both myself and the shop was impressed with that. The drop in torque vs stock is most likely from having to turn the over sized tires, the lower back pressure from straight piping, and somewhat worn torque strut etc. Then take into account that outside right now in AK it's about 30F and on the hwy I have the force of air on the intake duct, so the numbers are likely higher on the road too. And people say Modding a Taurus is stupid...
  11. That manual swap is absolutely beautiful... I wish he had a estimate on price and time that took... I'd have to drive my truck around for quite a while to do that swap, and even with the R2-5Speed in it, it's still quite a gas hog compared to the 32hwy mpgs I'm getting now. (-.-)
  12. I had no idea! I'll have to check that out, it'll definitely come in handy if it snows again this season, then next season. Like my old F150 with the R2 5-speed, I can take off in 2nd and minimize wheel slippage.
  13. So, just curious if any one has done the research on if the old MTX-IV manual transmission for the 2nd Gen SHO would possibly swap over to a 4th Gen? Or anyone know of an aftermarket manual transmission option, or even just some way to adapt the AX4N to be Tiptronic persay?
  14. Will it swap with the Vulcan Alts? Likely it won't, but if anything, do you know if the same company makes one for the Vulcan motor?
  15. I've had: 1990 Ford F150 RegCab-LngBed XLT Lariet (302ci E4OD) [4x4] -Totalled in Head On- 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 RegCab-LngBed [2WD] -Sold- 1989 Ford F250 ExtCab-LngBed XLT Lariet (460ci C6) [4x4] -Blown Tranny, Parted Out- 1984 Dodge Charger 2.2 (2.2L I4) [FWD] -Sold, Regrettably, Probably Never Find Another- 2002 Chevy S10 LS ExtCab-ShtBed (4.3L V6) [4x4] -Sold- 1986 Subaru GL [FWD] -Blown Engine- 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT (2.3L I4) [FWD] -ECM Malfunction- 1992 Lincoln Town Car Executive (4.6L V8) [RWD] -Given To My Aunt- 1992 Toyota Camry LE (3.0L V6) [FWD] -Junked- 1984 Chevy C10 Canadian Model (350ci Swap) [4x4] -Impounded- 1990 Ford F150 RegCab-LngBed XLT Lariet (302ci E4OD) [4x4] -Given To My Cousin- 2005 Ford Taurus SEL (Vulcan V6) [FWD] -Current DD- 1991 Ford F150 ExtCab-LngBed (302ci 5Spd) [4x4] -Current Bad Weather Hog- With buying, rebuilding, messing with, selling, all these, I've found so far that my Taurus, and my F150's perform the best in the winter months. The only problem the F150's have in the snow, is their tendency to slide straight through a corner with any brake pressure in 2WD. But drop it in 4x4 and it's unstoppable, I've driven through snow berms in my 5Speed and it just keeps on truckin. I'm no novice when it comes to driving and working on rigs, granted, with the automotive industry as vast as it is, always learning something new. Personally, I hate traction control and ABS, it's at times an inconvenience. And, SHO-WGN, I'm jealous of that Mustang, recently I've been perusing craigslist's all over the U.S. trying to find a 69' Mustang Boss 302/429 to rebuild, but even rolling, broken apart, project chassis' I've been finding, have been several thousands. (-.-)
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