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PostPosted: March 17, 2017, 9:49 pm 
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I brought home a barn find Thunderbird today. 96 LX, with a 4.6 auto, 95000 km, and it's never been driven in winter, until now.

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Just kidding, it's my old one that I quit driving when I got married. It's been sitting at my parent's house since 2010, because I had to buy a truck for work. Here's what it looked like after I switched to 5 on 4.5" and put the wheels on in 2007. I never did get around to lowering it a bit, but maybe this summer I'll get some springs and stiffer shocks for it.

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I don't remember if I put any fuel stabilizer in it when I parked it, but I put in a battery and it fired right up. Checked the oil, coolant, and brake fluid, aired up the tires a bit, and drove it home to clean it up a bit. It will be fun to drive this thing again. It sure was filthy, but the mouse poison worked though. I

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I found this little [Fatherless Child] under some insulation on the battery tray. Unfortunately he also had a nest in the trunk too, but nothing in the interior luckily. I cremated what was left of him and his nest.

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What are you going to do with this one, Kristian?

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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Lonnie-S wrote:
What are you going to do with this one, Kristian?

Cheers,

Nothing special, just going to clean it up and start driving it again. I was thinking of fixing up my free supercoupe and driving it, but it's such a piece of crap that I don't think I'm going to bother. I'm thinking the 97 is going to eventually get the sway bars and springs from the supercoupe, and if I can figure out a way to make the ride control shocks work from just a toggle switch, they might migrate over too. Most likely I'll just get some non-adjustable Bilstein inserts though. Today I've been working on evicting the last of the mice from the trunk and making sure they haven't got into the interior. So far it all looks good.
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Helped a guy fit an overdrive to his Series II Land-Rover.
Old enough guy I assumed he would know more about working on cars.
I think he may have learned a bit from me, which will be necessary for him to keep a vintage British car going, even a hammer reliable Land-Rover.

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Visited Anacapa Island

Was fun but there were way to many seagulls and we got inundated with flies on the way home. A bunch of grey whales and dolphins met up with us so it all evened out in the end.


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After getting 30" of snow on Monday and spending more than 30 hours plowing snow, we decided that we needed something to help ease the process. I got a new toy, but lost 2 garage spaces in the process!!!


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Went ice-boating. Photos courtesy Dave Collins.


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Went ice-boating. Photos courtesy Dave Collins.
Great pictures, and looks like a real hoot! But, couldn't y'all do it somewhere warmer???

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Some people put wheels on them and do it in the desert ('land-yachting') but I think I'd rather have cold fingers than dust in my eyes .... :lol:

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Sat on the beach in Cabo this morning :D
But back home tonight :|

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After getting 30" of snow on Monday and spending more than 30 hours plowing snow, we decided that we needed something to help ease the process. I got a new toy, but lost 2 garage spaces in the process!!!



I too am in the process of buying a new tractor, probably today. I had a Deere 4 series before and am stepping down to a 3 series and down to 25 hp so I don't have the hassle of a diesel particulate filter to have to service down the road. I wanted a used tractor and front loader but those simply don't exist apparently.

I'm not buying a Deere this time simply due to price. In the 3 series they are an easy $5,000 more and don't have all the features of other brands.

But my tractor will be for moving dirt and knocking down trees not moving around that white stuff.

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