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.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Interesting Sight...

I saw something interesting today.  While in Ayer MA, traffic was being stopped by two Mass state police cars.  At least 10 marked cars then left a gas station and drove along in a conga line... quite a sight!  Most of the cars had no hubcaps or lights, so I am assuming they were on their way to or from the state's EVOC course in Devens, right down the road.  I would have liked to snap a photo!  It would also be fun to watch them doing the training.  It would be even MORE fun driving on the track!

I also managed to catch sight of a '12 Interceptor Sedan cuiser today, marked for Dunstable MA.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another Intake Manifold!

Wellp, let's see... last year my '98 Vic got a new intake manifold last year at about 126,500 miles, Ma's '99 Town Car got one at about 82,000 miles, and now this weel Todd's mother's '06 P71 got one at about 140,000 miles.  Mine lasted a long time if you go by age, Mom's didn't last long if you go by miles.  The '06 just makes things more confusing!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

UPDATE: Snow Tires On

Originally, the weather forcast said snow this week.  Now it looks like less of a chance, but Todd and I figured it was a good idea to initiate the annual Snow Tire Blitz. 

We started off taking off my alloys and Goodyear RS-A's, and put on steels and Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice's... The two front ones may have to be junked after this winter, but the rears are still good.

Next, we had to plug one Firestone snow tire, move the cars around, and swap the Firestone with a police spec Goodyear Ultra Grip from Todd's mother's car that was originally his.

Next, we moved cars again, sifted through Todd's collection of tires and rims, and installed two Goodyear Ultra Grips on Todd's car. 

THEN we tried to make heads-or-tails out of all those tires laying around the place... some junk, some good, some on rims, some not. 

Lastly, back in my own driveway, I managed for the first time to get all 4 center caps on my wheels all by myself!  The key seems to be a rubber mallet and no fear of denting them. 

I hope you followed all that!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Brand New 2011 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptors For Sale WINCHESTER MA

Seeing as Bonnell Ford in Winchester MA sold me Vic way back in 2000, and it is Thanksgiving, I am giving them a bit of a plug here.

As of today, they have 7 brand new 2011 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors in stock, for sale only to  government agencies.  If you would like more information on these vehicles, please contact Allan Eydan at (781) 729-9700... and tell him Jonelle sent you!