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2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor P71

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Info: Year: 2001 Make: Ford Model: Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Trim: P71 VIN Code, Highway Interceptor Specs: Engine: 4.6L (281ci) SOHC all-aluminum V8 engine, ~300BHP Trans: 4R70W Heavy-Duty 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive Rear Axle: 8.8” 3.27 Trac-Loc (LSD) Brakes: 4-Wheel Power Discs w/ABS, police-duty vented, dual-piston front calipers Factory Extras: Power Steering cooler, Oil Cooler, Trans Cooler, Aluminum driveshaft with heavy-duty Spicer u-joints, 140MPH Certified Speedometer, 16x8 steel wheels, factory dual exhaust, heavy duty shocks, springs, sway bars, and suspension bushings, quick-ratio heavy duty steering rack. Other Extras: Push bumpers, spotlight, giant #202 on the roof, plastic rear seat (in the garage now), antenna mounts, 12 gauge slug under the rubber floor (removed). Mods: Engine: K&N FIPK GenII CAI, Superchips #1725 Tuner, 2.5” mandrel-bent cat-back exhaust (UNDER the axle) with Flowmaster 40 mufflers and chrome tips, 180* thermostat, RP Purple ICE, RP 5W20, K&N Oil Filter, home-ported and polished throttle body. Drivetrain: RP 75W90 in rear axle, Superchips trans tune, J-Mod (shift kit basically). Brakes: Drilled/slotted/zinc-coated rotors, Performance Friction CarbonMetallic pads, DOT 4 Fluid Suspension: KYB GR-2’s Wheels: 17x9 and 17x10.5 Ford Racing FR500 (replica) Tires: 255/45/17 and 275/40/17 Falken FK452 Other: NEW civilian carpet, rear seat, front seats, and dash pieces, P71 center caps and stainless trim rings for the steelies in the winter, Optima Red Top (1000CA), GRM sticker under the hood, Kenwood CD/MP3/USB/AUX w/HD Radio tuner, smoked headlights/corner lights. Performance: 1/4 Mile: 14.824@91.95 and 1.91 60’, 100+ runs, 15+ Test-N-Tune Events, 9 Competition Events, 3 Overall Wins @PIR, 1 Runner-Up @Woodburn, 2 Runner-Ups @PIR (That’s 6 final rounds in 9 events!) Autocross: 30+ runs, 2 Competition Events @PIR, 1 Competition Event @Packwood w/STU Class Win Road Course/HPDE: 1 Touring Event @PIR, 1 HPDE @PIR, 2 Track Days @Medford History: Retired Oregon State Patrol car #202. I bought it in Dec 2007 with exactly 120K miles. It now has 142K, competed in autocrosses, HPDE’s, and 1/4 mile drag racing winning me my first Season Championship. My daily driver with ice-cold A/C, great heat, a good stereo, and reliable as a good dog (as in it’s NEVER let me down!). It’s been road-tripped to Bellingham, Medford, Sacramento, and Coloma. Cost: $2450 for the initial vehicle purchase, less then $6000 total investment. Future: Headers, pulleys, hi-flow cats, new brake calipers, and maybe cams… Introduction by Wally!: You look in your mirror and take a deep breath. Is it that sadistic sheriff that made you strip to your underwear and walk back to town from the middle of nowhere when you were a kid? Maybe some meth-crazed cabbie that will try to run you and your family in to a ditch? Lucky for you today it’s neither. What it is, is the last real American car. A V8 up front, the drive wheels out back, the way God intended it to be. Not some sissy tin box with wheels, but a real body, bolted to a real frame. 300 horsepower, and brakes and handing Deputy Feif could only dream of. With all those goodies, who cares that the back seat smells like urine. Pictures:

Latest updates
March 24
Winner again!

I won the opening round of our club’s bracket race at PIR! That’s my 3rd …

Sept. 27
Tunes!

No road trip is worth doing without some quality tunes. I picked up an on-sale …

Sept. 27
New Headlights!

Well now, this ought to help the nighttime visibility. Yes, I changed the bulbs too. …

Sept. 27
Maintenance!

Getting ready for the road trip next weekend (Longview, WA to Grass Valley, CA and …

Aug. 25
Crusin' to the races

OK, so the picture is actually on the way home and totally staged, but I …

July 24
FR500's

I put 17x9 and 17x10.5 FR500 replicas on the P71 with 245/40 and 275/40 tires. …

July 24
Road Racing the 'Vic

Even on short, tight, twisty tracks the P71 can hold it’s own. More importantly it …

July 23
Runner-Up again

Went drag racing on 7/18 and nabbed runner-up overall. I was almost the pole-sitter (best …

May 19
Woot! I.H.R.O.T.D.!!

Sweeeeeet! The old girl got Internet Hot Rod of the Day! Thank you GRM! Here’s …

April 16
Got some work done!

Well the new axle is in and I replaced the ABS sensor so all is …

March 20
Oh no! First failure!

For the first time in the 15 months since I bought the P71 something actually …

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