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Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Overview (This post was last modified: 02-12-2015 09:22 PM by massacre.)
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Owner : massacre
Data Added : 09-11-2014 - 06:45 PM
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Year : 1993
Color : Silver
Engine : DOHC
Transmission : Auto
Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Here are some random pics showing different parts of the build process. This build was designed and executed entirely by me, except for the powdercoating and the tune which is messed up so now I'm going to a real tuner instead of Lonnie Doll.
BTW there is lots more but that's all i had time for. I'll try and add some more later if I have time.

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Data Added : 09-11-2014 - 06:45 PM
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Year : 1993
Color : Silver
Engine : DOHC
Transmission : Auto


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09-11-2014, 08:12 PM
Post: #2
RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
#1 good to have you back....welcome home. Second..... anytime i see that engine i want to cream my pants.lol
Did you fabricate those rails yourself Rob?
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09-11-2014, 09:24 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2014 08:44 PM by massacre.)
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Hey Vin thanks for the kind words!
As far as the fuel rails yes I did Vin they are the only 4v C head return-style fuel rails that are on the driver's side.
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09-11-2014, 09:30 PM
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Thats some snazzy work there Rob

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09-12-2014, 06:25 AM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2014 06:36 AM by massacre.)
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Thanks Colin. I have a tentative turbo setup planned, but I also might crush the car and concentrate on my Mustangs haven't decided yet lol.
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09-13-2014, 09:13 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2015 08:47 PM by massacre.)
Post: #6
RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Here is my "mod list", there's prob more but I forget lol some of it is vague on purpose.

1994 Teksid block, Terminator heads, '98 Cobra intake cams, ModCamPonents adjustable cam gears, TFS adjustable crank gears, custom cam timing. Mach 1 intake manifold & TB, 1" spacer, JLT and custom true CAI. HPS coated '04 Cobra exhaust manifolds, modified BBK off-road H-pipe, stock '03 Cobra mufflers, custom catback. Return-style 255lph pump, brand-new custom-painted fuel tank, Aeromotive fuel filter, modified '98 MarkVIII fuel rail, 30# FRPP injectors, all braided stainless lines and AN fittings. Full A/C delete, short-belted FEAD, polished Marauder alternator, Mach 1 auto harmonic balancer, Evans water pump, Mustang GT P/S pump with full hydroboost swap and custom hydraulic lines. F-250 radiator with cap and blowoff tank(remote thermostat delete) Flex-a-lite E-fan with standalone controller and manual override switch, Even-flow style cooling mod, Modularspeed upper hose inline T-stat housing and coolant X-over delete, braided stainless hose with AN fittings,silicone rad hoses. 4r70w swap, 3600 stall converter, powdercoated black 8qt. Mag-Hitec trans pan, custom shifter cable location & modified bracket, B&M Hi-Tech trans cooler with fan & thermostat, braided stainless hoses & AN fittings, B&M trans temp gauge. Auto meter 8K rpm tach, vintage S-W mechanical oil pressure gauge, vintage Elko gauge pod. Innovate LC-1 wideband, custom REMOVABLE heater box, trunk-mounted battery, 21mm rear swaybar 29.5mm front, ENS bushings everywhere. Mac diff girdle, custom double adjustable upper rear control arms. Everything on drivetrain either painted or powdercoated, every bolt hole has threads chased and every bolt wire-wheeled and painted. All seals and gaskets new. Frame has been POR'd chassis black. All brake lines replaced. All wiring harnesses rebuilt, with aftermarket wires run through factory harness connectors, Mark VIII OBD-I ECM. Brand new OEM trans X-member & MarkVIII oil pan. PA Performance starter & Thermo-tec starter blanket. Relocated coil packs with FRPP wires, NGK TR6 plugs.
I got scammed on my SCT tune by Lonnie @ blueovalchips.

My other vehicles:
2014 Ford Edge
2006 Mustang
2005 Ford F-350
1994 Exploder
Also:
Several vintage minibikes
~50 slotless TCR cars
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09-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Post: #7
RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
That's a hefty list Rob,, I'd hate to see you scrap that!

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09-13-2014, 11:34 AM
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Hot damn.
'88 Lincoln Town Car "Tombstone" '78 F250 Custom '93 Ford Festiva "Bomber"
'82 XV920 '80 XS850 '80 GS450 '81 XJ650 '81XS850 ??RD400 Rossini Chrome
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10-21-2014, 03:24 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2014 09:04 PM by massacre.)
Post: #9
RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
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Brake lines/Hydroboost PS lines

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In this pic, you see that the flexible braided brake lines are pointing towards the valve cover, this was my first configuration. The new one has the lines going towards the fender as opposed to the valve cover, which is really what's needed to fit the 5.4 DOHC (if you ever want to get the valve cover off again) lol. I built my car so that there is a lot of room around the engine to work on it. Nothing is worse than a swap project that is a real PITA to work on. I am a busy mechanic and I don't have time to be monkeying around I want this car to be easy to work on and I designed it as such (for the most part, wherever I could).
For comparison, here is a 5.4 in a Cobra with Hydroboost, this is a kid I met from Philadelphia, a member of "cheesesteak racing"
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Thanks for reading!
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10-21-2014, 07:29 PM
Post: #10
RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
lots of room without the power brake booster.... very clean and neat.
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11-22-2014, 02:48 AM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2014 09:31 PM by massacre.)
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
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I made a custom heater box to totally delete the A/C components but keep heat/defrost. Made from steel, aluminum, plastic and fiberglass. It took a pretty long time to make, a lot of measuring and fitting, cutting, welding, hammering/sheet metal work, fiberglassing, sanding/painting but I think it's worth it. It looks totally factory people usually don't even notice it.

Obviously this is an in-process pic, not a pic of the finished product. I'll look and see if I can find one.

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Wait, found one lol.
The blue P/S hose in this pic has since been replaced with black.
Also ignore the hideous upper radiator hose, that was my mocking up a different remote thermostat housing to see what size hoses to buy LMAO!

The wires at the upper right are for my gauges:
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11-24-2014, 09:20 PM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2014 08:23 PM by massacre.)
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
When it came time to wire up my gauges, first I made a little diagram.
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The oil pressure gauge is mechanical so it only needs power for the light bulb.

So when it was done it looks something like this:
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This was the only way I can make that wiring look good, and that's to make a plug so that I can remove the gauge pod if need be. The oil pressure gauge is a vintage Stewart-Warner piece with a completely custom bucket I made with a dremel router out of black PVC pipe and some carefully cut black sheet plastic and steel fittings. I prefer the mechanical gauge it is not affected by anything electrical and it is very accurate. I can tell how hot the motor is by the oil pressure it's a neat gauge to have. It is more of a PITA to remove though lol.
I'll have to look for pics of the oil press gauge but when I did that my phone didn't take pictures LMAO so I might not have any.
My wideband is in a column pod I got from ADTR, I need to add a water temp gauge maybe, haven't decided yet.
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11-24-2014, 09:28 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2014 09:28 PM by BigVin.)
Post: #13
RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
super clean work. That heater box looks amazing... I would have thought it was from the factory if you didnt tell me. Amazing work Rob...seriously!
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11-24-2014, 09:49 PM
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Thanks Vin, I am pretty happy with the way the heater box came out.
It took me a while to get going on that because I wasn't sure how to go about it at first. I ended up cutting and forming a piece of aluminum to fit the firewall first, so that the box could be removed from the car and brought to the shop to work on it lol. Then I cut the plastic housing and welded together a steel frame for it, laid steel mesh over that, and then fiberglassed over the steel mesh. Then sanded/painted it and cut/drilled the mounting point for the blower motor resistor and the heater core hoses. There is some weatherstripping between the box and the firewall. The box works awesome the heat cranks and no leaks thus far.
I'm glad it came out good because of the time it took to make it, and how many times I had to test fit it and go back and forth between the shop and the garage. Fiberglass is itchy as hell too lol!
The Merc has a lot of subtle things like that, that's how I roll.
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11-24-2014, 09:58 PM
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RE: Mercury Grand Marquis GS
definitely built with love man. It shows
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