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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, 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.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Vic 3.0's Twin Back In Town

Now that "The Taurus" has left Mystery Mechanic's fleet, having moved on to a new life with a new owner, Vic 3.0's twin is back in town.  

We went out to where it has been stored, uncovered it, hooked up the battery and after two years it fired up first try!  (It is an Interstate Power Fast Series, for those who are curious)  All the tires had 25psi in them so my job was to pump them back up while MM worked on swapping a new wheel/tire onto his Little Red Trailer.  

Vic 3.0b has 139,294 miles and 278 idle hours.  Unfortunately, it also has a little transmission issue that we have to troubleshoot.  A good transmission was swapped into it already, but it still has issues.  Personally, I think we need to look into the torque converter but it could be some other things as well.  It is a good solid car so MM wants to get it all happy again.

OF NOTE, I found a gas receipt inside dated 11/3/19, just before we put it into storage.  The price of regular was $2.28/gallon............................ today, I paid $4.89 at a CHEAP station... average in Massachusetts is about $5.05.

The twins are together again!

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