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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 with 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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

UPDATE: It begins...

Yes, it begins... Vic 2.0 has a nice rust hole on the driver side fender.  You'd think after all these years I'd learn my lesson, that you should NEVER poke your finger on bubbly sheet metal.  But NOOOO... I HAD to do it.  Just ONCE in my life I'd like to own a car that doesn't rot away... but alas, as long as I live in New England, it won't happen...

It begins...
Vic hasn't driven in the snow much this winter, as it has no place to go, really.  But when it was in snow, it was not as good as Vic 1.0 was.  This is most likely due to the wider tires, wider track, and more horsepower. 

I managed to get two Motorcraft rear shocks from Rock Auto .  They are awaiting installation when the spring weather comes.  I also need to look around and figure out why the carpet under the driver side floor mat is damp.  It doesn't smell of coolant, so it isn't the heater core.  But I am worried... I keep forgetting that this car us now over 10 years old!  It still seems like that almost new Ford demo I found for Mystery Mechanic many years ago... 

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