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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UPDATE: Chitchatter... Part 3

It has been almost a month since I had Vic's transmission fluid changed in an effort to stop the chattering.  SO FAR, it has worked.  (insert sigh of relief HERE) 

The car hit 139,000 on 10/9/13.  Tried to cover up some of the rust on the front left fender, which is getting real crispy.  Not happy about that at all...

Ultra Small N Scale Crown Vic! (AKA: Mini Vic)

Recently I decided to order something off Ebay.  What was it?  An N scale Crown Vic!

A company called Willmodels sells resin model railroad items, mostly buildings and cars/trucks.  They offer both wedge & final bodystyle Vics in different styles.  I went with a simple stock one.  And it is SMALL!  Well,  compared to the usual die-cast scales.

The headlights are "sunk", not flush, there are no side mirrors, and the wheels, while nice, are not accurate.  But what do you expect from a cottage industry-made model?  ANY Vic in N scale is a wonderful thing!
Having a little Vic for my Not Quite Model Railroad will be a hoot!