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.

Friday, December 20, 2013

UPDATE: Wipe Away My Tears...

Tomorrow is the first day of winter, and we have already had a decent amount of snow in the Boston area.  It looks like a lot of it will be melted before Christmas, but that won't help my rusty fenders any...

Crummy pic of chewed hose
Last week while helping someone shift around his AMC collection, we found out that the hose that carries wiper fluid from the tank to the sprayer was in 2 peices.  It looked like something actually chewed it!  There has been a rat problem in our area for a while, so this made me want to kill the stupid things even more than before.  The next morning was supposed to get snowy, so that meant I had a small window of time to do the repair.  My boyfriend picked up some used hose from Taxi Guy and I knew what I would be doing the next morning.

What Todd thought would take a half hour took me 2 hours with freezing hands and feet, and the loosening and tightening of many bolts.  But finally the job was done and just in time, as it has snowed a couple of times since.

I also have to think about changing out 2 of my Goodyear snow tires.  Two are fine, but two are older and are showing cracks.  Todd gave me some more generic snows last year, and I think I may have to put them on for safety sake. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Vic Hits 140,000 Miles

Vic has hit 140,000 miles.  Average fuel mileage 22.4MPG.  Snow tires went on 12/4.  Fronts may be too old, thinking about swapping out with 2 more generic snows I got from Todd.  Fenders still rusty.  Hoping Santa will bring me a bag of money for Christmas...

Vic at the Wayland MA Depot on what was once the Mass Central RR line