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 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018, a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10/26/10 UPDATE: Windowerks...

Well, today, out of nowhere, my back window started working.  No idea why.  Thing is, it only goes down about half way, then it starts to bind.  When I got home, I took the door panel off and sprayed grease along the track the window rides on.  This helped a lot, but if I put it down too far, it stays there.  I can grab the glass and pull up, and it will start again.  I think maybe while struggling to install the window motor, I may have messed up the regulator a bit. 

Oh, and Vic hit 118,000 today...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10/21/10 UPDATE: New Windshield

Vic got a nice, new, pit-free windshield this morning.  I just couldn't stand in any more!!  I was going to get it replaced last year, then said "EH!  I'll wait until winter is over...".  Well, the other day the sun hit the glass just right, and all I could see was pits... no road... Soooo, yesterday I made the required phone calls, and I can't wait to take a drive tomorrow and actually see where I am going!  One thing I find interesting is that for the first time, they put in the newer style that has the black dots by the rear view mirror. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10/5/10 UPDATE

Well, Fall is officially here.  And with Fall comes thoughts of snow tires.  I need to replace two of my Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice tires.  I have been asking local tire shops when I can expect to be able to order some, and no one seems to have a real good grasp on when snows will start to ship. 

Mom's Town Car is back from the body shop.  The less said about their work, the better.  Let's just say that if it were MY car, I'd be on the phone with the insurance company demanding they do something about it.  At least I know not to go to them myself...

Vic is up to about 117,500 miles now.  Front left fender is starting to get more rust bubbles.... poor thing...