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  1. #1
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    Cool I'm baaack!

    After a long, Marauderless absence; I just snagged this 300A this morning from a nice 75 year old gentleman in Olympia; which he delivered to me in Vancouver, WA no less for one last drive. I knew I wanted my next (and last) Marauder to be a black one; the way I drooled over it in high school and now that I'm a bit more older; I wanted to keep it all original as a time capsule for special drives. I found the one that fit that bill and my budget.

    Sorry to be so sparse on info but I *am* at work

    Stats:

    116k miles
    Only mod; Borla CV system...luckily the Megs tips are in the trunk so those will be going back on ASAP; debating about putting the whole system back to original. Its so quiet
    All 4 tires are brand new BFG in the same size because he didn't like the staggered look and tire rotation difficulty - also HIGH on priority to fix. (Probably buy 4 new Coopers again like I had in the past)
    Original head unit had a failed tuner (and is in the trunk); but cassette and CD still work - he swapped in a unit from an 06 MGM to have a radio but that doesn't look right at all so I need the factory radio repaired or just deal with CDs
    Everything works but the compass; no display.

    More to follow as I dig in and bring back the shiny bits to their potential. But it looks good after a 100 mile drive to me this morning in the pouring rain.
    Current cars:

    2003 Marauder (working to make it *mostly* showroom original)
    2010 Land Rover LR2 (I work for Jaguar Land Rover so I have to represent)
    2020 Kia Niro Hybrid (wife’s car but our commuter as well)

    Previously owned a 2004 DTR and a 2003 DBP…and 75 other vehicles but we don’t have time to list all that.

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    Can you post a sound clip of exhaust, I was wondering how Borla would sound

    2003 Marauder Purchased Feb. 2021 from original owner 62,000 miles
    Cylinder Head Cooling Mod
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    SCT 4 with custom Tune
    Stainless Works Cat Back exhaust with Magnaflow 10416 mufflers
    4:10 gears with Cobra Carbon posi disc and Ford Girdle cover
    Real Oil pressure gauge Autometer
    Morimoto XB LED fog lights from Panther Lights

    Headlight bulbs GTR Lighting Ultra 2.0 from Panther Lights
    Aeromotive 340 fuel pump
    Parts I have to install, but procrastinating , deep trans pan, trans cooler

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    Nice find!

    Enjoy!!

    BTW: I have NO idea why anyone would delete the OEM Megs tips.
    2020 Ford Ranger STX DFI Turbo 2.3L 10 speed Auto
    2017 Ford Fusion Sport DFI Twin Turbo 2.7L V6 6 speed Auto (14.000 ET bone stock in 82 degree heat)
    1985 Mustang GT 5.0 Hatchback 4bbl 5 speed manual (525 HP 363 Dart block/AFR heads with Magnum 6 speed in the works)
    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

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    Thank you!

    I also totally agree. The shotguns out the back are a Marauder trademark. Can’t wait to get them back on. Plus the proper tires.
    Current cars:

    2003 Marauder (working to make it *mostly* showroom original)
    2010 Land Rover LR2 (I work for Jaguar Land Rover so I have to represent)
    2020 Kia Niro Hybrid (wife’s car but our commuter as well)

    Previously owned a 2004 DTR and a 2003 DBP…and 75 other vehicles but we don’t have time to list all that.

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    I will try; but to be honest it’s as quiet as what my 2004 Grand Marquis was.

    Really no growl…I guess the benefit of a Borla is mandrel bends and longevity?
    Current cars:

    2003 Marauder (working to make it *mostly* showroom original)
    2010 Land Rover LR2 (I work for Jaguar Land Rover so I have to represent)
    2020 Kia Niro Hybrid (wife’s car but our commuter as well)

    Previously owned a 2004 DTR and a 2003 DBP…and 75 other vehicles but we don’t have time to list all that.

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    Welcome back. Looks to be in good shape. Pedals work?

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    Of course not. �� Don’t think I’ve driven any Panther with functional pedals since 2009.

    Forgot to add that with the compass.
    Current cars:

    2003 Marauder (working to make it *mostly* showroom original)
    2010 Land Rover LR2 (I work for Jaguar Land Rover so I have to represent)
    2020 Kia Niro Hybrid (wife’s car but our commuter as well)

    Previously owned a 2004 DTR and a 2003 DBP…and 75 other vehicles but we don’t have time to list all that.

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    Check in with Curless to see if he has any "Curless cures" left to fix the stupid plastic gear that fails.

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    Just put in a 2005-07 escape or mariner Audiophile radio..sounds better, looks oem, plug n play, steering wheel controls work, has in dash 6 CD player. Trunk CD will not work .
    2004 SB Ported Trilogy 48
    Has supporting mods and stuff
    Thanks to Marty O for his help in updating this car.

    R.I.P.
    Rex "SC Cheesehead"

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    Congrats man!


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    Cobra short block / ProCharger F1-A / Cog drive upgrade / Manley valves / Brian Tooley Racing valve springs / 80# inj. / -8 fuel line / -6 return / Aeromotive 340 pumps and regulator / 2012 GT500 TR6060 six speed / twin disc clutch / Driveshaft Shop GT500 upgraded CV joint shaft / BA5000 blow thru MAF/ 4.10's / Ford Racing 31 spline set up and Girdle / Metco D.S. safety loop / Stainless Works headers, cats, and everything else out back / ClassGlass hood / Bob's hood strut mod / Hurst line lock / Metco control arms / Addco front and rear sway bars / Monroe severe duty shocks all around / Race concepts rotors / Badgeless grille / 35% tint / FBM's interior LED kit and ambient lighting kit / Pioneer FB700 deck / kenwood speaker 4 Ch. / Rockford Fosgate 10" sub and amp / Kicker 6 X 8's all around / back up cam / bluetooth / Pioneer Xm / 704 RWHP 603 RWTQ tuned by Mo's Speedshop.

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    Congratulations! Sounds like a good car
    1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
    Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
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    First retailed 2003 Marauder
    Bought 6 June 2002
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    What's up Anthony! Good to hear from you again and welcome back! Black looks clean AF

    you still down in Vancouver? Let's get the PNW group back for a cruise soon. Hope all is well
    2003 Trilogy Supercharged #251

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    Congrats Welcome back.
    2003 Marauder 300B,
    6468 out of 7839 - Thanks Brian
    Heated Seats
    35% Tint
    Mercury All Weather Mats
    Trunk Organizer - Thanks MartyO
    Sold 4/3/2009 Now resides in AL.
    1961 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
    1973 Oldsmobile Toronado
    2012 Kia Sedona Van
    2016 Chev Silverado Pick Up 4X4
    2008 Corvette Convertible
    2003 Marauder 300 A Thanks Larry O 6/14/17
    2021 Prius Prime Limited
    Member # 440
    ----- John

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