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.45 ACP or 4.6 Crown Vic PI March 24, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Travel.

Kind of counter-intuitive to the male morons, but sometimes the best tool for the job isn’t carried in your pants. This is old, but I like the cop’s can-do attitude.

I happened on the video at http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ (police blog with some interesting articles, which seems to be down at the moment).


1. Dave in Texas - March 24, 2008

but sometimes the best tool for the job isn’t carried in your pants

The hell you say.

2. kevlarchick - March 24, 2008

Cops I’ve known swear by the Crown Vic.

Mr Kevlar actually bought a retired one at auction. It was great to cruise down the interstate going 100 mph while everyone else got the hell outta the way, thinking it was a State Boy. Don’t those cars have upgraded heavy-duty engines?

3. skinbad - March 24, 2008

Cop springs. Cop shocks. Cop suspension. Cop tires. /Elwood

4.6 motor is the same. Suspension is beefier. Oil cooler, dual exhausts, “stab plate” in the seat to keep you safe from backseat shivs, etc. More than you care to know:

4. kevlarchick - March 24, 2008

Wow! I never knew….all I thought we had was that cool searchlight attached to the driver’s side. Nice to know I had shank protection too.

5. Pupster - March 24, 2008

Why would anyone want….(re-reads KC’s comment)

Ohhh…shank protection. Gotcha.

6. daveintexas - March 24, 2008

It’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

7. Veeshir - March 25, 2008

My brother’s friend used to have a retired cruiser in the late 70s.
At least once they pulled up to a keg party, shined the light and yelled, “Okay, everybody FREEZE!”, after the crowd cleared, they stole the keg.
Good times, good times.

8. mbruce - March 25, 2008

I like the ones that still have the switch on the dash that will disable the tail and back-up lights so that when you are cruising dark the perps won’t see you coming.stopping or backing up.

9. bluesheepdog - March 26, 2008

Thanks for the mention of my website http://www.BlueSheepdog.com

A note about Crown Victorias… the 4.6L engines are nearly identical to what Ford has been stuffing in the Mustangs. At my old department, the lieutenant in charge of fleet maintenance discovered that certain aftermarket parts were cheaper than stock replacements from Ford.

For example, to save the cost of new air filters every other month, K&N filters were put in.

My cruiser needed a new exhaust system. It got a cat-back system from Flowmaster. The price was cheaper than Ford parts. The side benefits were slightly better gas mileage, much better torque, and a very nice sound.

I wonder who picked that car up at auction when it was eventually sold…

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