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Old May 11th, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Got 1997 Town Car home today

Hi Guys.

I got the 97 home. I bought it last October and it has been at a friends car lot in the barn.

My old 90 F-150 300ci auto did good. It handled the car's weight very good in terms of braking, stability, etc, but I know for sure now that I will have to get a stronger engine.

I kept the OD off, but I had to keep the gas pedal 1/2 down just to maintain 45 mph on flat ground.

Maybe a late 90's 7.3 Diesel will be in my future?

I did not drop the drive line on the Town Car and towed it about 20 miles. I pulled the trans dip stick out as soon as we got home and it was just warm to the touch.

The fluid is kind of milky, I'm assuming because it is 17 years old and the car only has 50,000 miles and it was never hardly driven more than 2 blocks at a time since new.


I pulled the dip stick out on the F-150 and it was fairly hot, but not hotter than normal use.

A 300 six auto will pull a small car fine, but is taxed very heavily by the weight of a lrg car, such as a Town Car.

The truck has 88,000 miles.


A. The 97 on the way home
B. 97 home
C. 97 front seat- smells new
D. Rear
E. Damage


A...........B.............C.............D......... .E
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