So I've recently purchased a 1984 Mercury Grand Marquis. I paid one hundred dollars to buy it, and about 350 to get it repaired and registered. The car's fender says it is fuel injected, but there is a two-barrel carburetor where the TBI should be. I have replaced the power steering pump and box, as well as the lines. The thing works remarkably well for being a 33 year old hunk of garbage (which I am told has 650,000 miles on it), but I reckon I still have work to do. I will direct myself to the help forums, but if anybody wants to offer some advice here, I'll list what I need to do to it and see who bites:
The carburetor is still there... That needs to go.
The padding on the roof has disappeared from sun-rot. I might want that fixed
The transmission leaks, and I may opt to preemptively rebuild or replace it.
The gas pedal is loose. I suspect a loose throttle cable, as I refuse to believe anything is this lethargic and unresponsive by design.
The driver's door is loose. As is the passenger's door.
The paint is going missing. I was thinking of painting it something bright, like Mary-Kay Pink.
I'll likely bring these concerns to the help sections as I choose to address them, but I like to get a head start on things. As I need to, for this car does not like to drive in the cold, nor does it go anywhere in a hurry.