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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Francis!

Why yes I name my cars. 20 years ago today I bought this car:



After all of the miles and all of the things, it still has had only TWO Recalls for stupid stuff. I have to admit though that running up to Lagniappe's Lair for a Blog shoot was the swan song for this girl on the open road. She still serves as my daily driver though.

When you get to this point after 3 clutches, 2 radiators, A/C compressor, left side window motor, 4 audio head units, blower motor, and a distributor (that was weird I suspected the EEC-IV module instead of the bearings on that), and being totaled, well, I don't like walking in the middle of banjo country if the need arises. 



I bought her a birthday gift as the MOMO shifter had finally disintegrated that was installed the week after purchase. 




















It is a Ford Motorsport shifter and promises another 5 horsepower =) 

I also think I have one of the last printed shop manuals from FoMoCo for this ride. I'm not getting rid of this faithful friend, just waiting on the aftermarket people to start making interior trim for it! 

Oh, and there is this:





 





















This is a wireless adapter for the new camera that allows you to see what it sees and run it from your smartphone. More later! 
 



12 comments:

  1. I remember when you came up here with that car. That's one of the nicest cars that I ever rode really slow in. :-)

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    1. Hey! I resemble that remark! There is a reason it is 20 years old and still here. =)

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  2. Doesn't look a day over 18. :)

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  3. Nice looking old ride, and NOTHING wrong with keeping them up, they do get a bit pricy, but worth it for the memories!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday Francis. Still a sexy little gal!

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    1. Thanks Six and good luck tomorrow!

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  5. So Karen in your May 10 post is the car and not the girl standing next to the car????

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    1. MC, Karen is the girl standing next to the car. That car had a name, but decorum prohibits me from mentioning it here =)

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