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itlbrnmoff
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From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 03-30-2003 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Things are shaping up on the $500 LSC.
I fixed the annoying air tube leak which was the control valve rotted apart. When I went to unscrew it from the tube, it started twisting the whole tube, so, I twisted it off and folded the end of the tube over, presto, no more annoying exhaust leak. Then I removed the rest of the accompanying junk to free up some work space. The running of the engine seemed unaffected by the deletion of these LEGAL PIA parts, so, I guess I'm OK until the Feds read this post.
Installed new heater core that came with the deal, if you call that a deal!!
What a PAIN IN THE UKNOWHAT!!
It was basically the same as when I put one in the Mustang with factory AC...
Find and remove all the attaching hardware for the shift console and remove, unbolt every single piece of the dashboard almost, lower the steering column, unbolt the dashboard and pull back as far as possible without ripping $hit, unbolt the 3 points holding the heater case to the firewall, and you've won the battle.
The scariest part of the whole process is hoping to not break any dash pieces, since the car is in very nice condition.
I found out the right front air suspension leak was only the o-ring that seals the air tube in the top of the solenoid.
I bought some similarly sized o-rings from Car Quest, since the local Lincoln-Mercury dealer says that these are no longer in the parts line-up? Along with the rest of the air suspension parts? I guess the aftermarket has eaten up the dealer sales with lower prices.
It seems to be working OK for now, but for how long?
Also, the "Premium Sound System" isn't working in the car?
It comes on, and once, I even heard some sound, but I really haven't gotten into this one yet. There's a big amp or something under the rear speaker deck, no blown fuses, could this amp be blown? Who knows?
Still, all in all, this car was a great deal. It cruises very well, quietly, with 5.0 HO power. She's a keeper!!

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Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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