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145hp's 1988 Taurus L

Affectionately named "the brown turd" by my friends. Here's what $120 can get you where I live. It runs poorly and drives poorly. 383,000kms. Original sludge filled 3.0 and slipping AXOD.
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Put the 15's on.
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Turds are almost always brown. Why would you name it the "brown" turd. The turd would've done just fine.


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Great deal for $120! What are your plans? Get a JY powertrain in better condition than what is currently in there and drop it in?

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Great deal for $120! What are your plans? Get a JY powertrain in better condition than what is currently in there and drop it in?
Yea but: it is an "L". It will always be and "L".
I am old enough to remember what that is/was/
I had '88 LX and '87 LS and I remember what that was like.
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Great deal for $120! What are your plans? Get a JY powertrain in better condition than what is currently in there and drop it in?
Drive it till it dies and then scrap it. It's not worth putting a new powertrain in.

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New ghetto hubcaps for the ghetto car. Also got a new radio.
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Car blew up in May 2016, scrapped it in June 2016, bought a Honda and haven't looked back. Bought a few Chevy's too including a cavalier, I remember getting banned for talking about cavaliers LOL
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June 2016 out with the old (in the back) and in with the new (and very much abused)

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I remember getting banned for talking about cavaliers LOL
You 'remember' things in a very inventive way Steven.
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