Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 is a 2006 P71 that belonged to my boyfriend. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Flat Tired...

This weekend, Todd and I went into a store in Groton MA.  As we were getting back into the car, I heard this hissing sound... it was one of Todd's tires, the right rear. We drove about a mile or so to a gas station and filled it up a bit for the trip home, about 15 miles or so. We took a divided highway, trying not to stop if possible, and got to our exit just as all the air was gone. Our road isn't far from the exit, so we didn't have too far to go, but part of the road is very bumpy.  We made quite a racket as we went. As we approached Todd's driveway, a man walking with his family were approaching. The look on his face as Todd backed into the driveway in front of him was priceless...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cop Uses Cruiser to Stop an 88-Year-Old Man Driving the Wrong Way

The radio report said the trooper was in a Crown Vic.  That aside, the actual stopping of the wrong-way driver is absolute perfection!  I mean, talk about timing!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

UPDATE: Rotor Madness...

Today we finally replaced my warped brake disc.  It took some heat to get some bolts loose, but otherwise a straight forward job.  The rotor is a Wagner.  I have not tried that brand yet.  Chinese, of course... everything is... I didn't go with anything too fancy due to the age of the car and lack of funds.  The test drive was a success.  I will know for sure as I drive a bit more.

Todd, Vic, and tools...