2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor P71

Started on May 19 by Javelin

Ride Rating

27

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:

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Latest updates

March 24

Winner again!

I won the opening round of our club's bracket race at PIR! That's my 3rd drag racing victory in the P71 out of 8 starts (plus 3 Runner-Ups). It's nearly unbeatable...

Sept. 27

Tunes!

No road trip is worth doing without some quality tunes. I picked up an on-sale Kenwood deck. I don't know much about stereos, but it has CD (including reading burned discs), MP3 (through the USB as seen here with my ...

Sept. 27

New Headlights!

Well now, this ought to help the nighttime visibility. Yes, I changed the bulbs too. I went with Silverstar's for extra brightness/throw. Went ahead and changed the markers and blinkers too. I like the new look, it's aggressive!

Sept. 27

Maintenance!

Getting ready for the road trip next weekend (Longview, WA to Grass Valley, CA and back, about 1300 miles round trip) so I caught up the old 'Vic on some maintenance. Fresh oil change with Royal Purple 5W20 and a ...

Aug. 25

Crusin' to the races

OK, so the picture is actually on the way home and totally staged, but I thought it looked cool. John is driving back from Packwood after winning his class (STU), granted he was the only one! ;)

July 24

FR500's

I put 17x9 and 17x10.5 FR500 replicas on the P71 with 245/40 and 275/40 tires. Front is straight bolt-on, rear is a 2" adapter. New tires are coming soon (255/50 front with 285/40 rear) as are 3/8" front spacers on ...

July 24

Road Racing the 'Vic

Even on short, tight, twisty tracks the P71 can hold it's own. More importantly it can take 5 helmet-shod adults for the rid of their life. It's always the star attraction.

July 23

Runner-Up again

Went drag racing on 7/18 and nabbed runner-up overall. I was *almost* the pole-sitter (best R/T in qualifying), knocked off a great 1st round to earn the semi-finals bye run (odd # this week), and darn near had the final ...

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 a pic of me holeshotting the snot out of an EVO for your enjoyment ;)

April 16

Got some work done!

Well the new axle is in and I replaced the ABS sensor so all is well with the P71. I took the opportunity of sunny weather and an empty house to get some much needed mods/maintenance done. I finally did ...

March 20

Oh no! First failure!

For the first time in the 15 months since I bought the P71 something actually failed! I thought I had a rear axle seal going out but it turns out the bearing had started to let go and chewed up ...

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Comments

May 23, 2008 6:17 p.m.
Javelin:
Vote for my cop car! It's drag raced, autocrossed, and made road course laps and is generally cool! All for under $4000!
May 29, 2008 11:56 a.m.
Javelin:
Woot! +4! Thanks everybody!
May 30, 2008 12:45 a.m.
Javelin:
Woot +5! Tied for 22nd! Thanks and keep them coming (shameless plug)! I'll be at PIR tomorrow drag racing if anybody wants a ride!
Jun 5, 2008 12:17 a.m.
Javelin:
Brakes are in transit (Crossdrilled/slotted/zinc coated rotors, Hawk HP+ pads, Wilwood 600 DOT 4 Fluid) for the HPDE I'm bringing it too on June 22nd!
Jun 10, 2008 5:27 p.m.
Javelin:
7 Votes and NONE show up! Please fix me Tim!
Jun 24, 2008 10:47 a.m.
Beer Baron:
Because "It's amazing how quick you get a point-by with push bumpers!" Track it more.
Jul 23, 2008 8:43 p.m.
TIGMOTORSPORTS:
+1 for the ex cop car
Jun 24, 2011 5:49 p.m.
armystr0ng89:
nice car bro. Im in iraq right now but i just bought a 02 p71 interceptor with 102k from my detective buddy...im not for sure what mods the 4.6 police package came with but what kinda horse power did u have stock and howd u get up to 300bhp! with out headers, turbo, or nos

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