1999 Grand Marquis What to do with it?
Hi, I'm new here and honestly short of time for a thorough Search.
This is the deal. I have a 1999 MGM with 129,000 miles which works fine and always did. I have it since new and have taken perfect care of it. Recently I have noticed that it is consuming some oil. I figured it is the valve stem seals. I leave the car at idle for a while and then accelerate it briskly and I can see the smoke from burning oil.
It is a matter of pride! This car has had to live right next to a 600 HP Pontiac GTO since 2004 and all mods and money has gone to the GTO which I race. The MGM is the one that faithfully takes me everywhere I go and the one I love the most. Never going to let go of it nor the GTO, my racing passion. However, it is time to remove the MGM heads and do some work. if this was GM car I would have no need to ask any questions, but since it is a Ford MC I know nothing about how to go about it.
Question is: What can I do to this MGM at this time to make it happy and still keep the short block as it is, unless I find something wrong after removing heads.
Nice set of mild heads? Mild cam? Can I swap the air suspension for something other that will make this car more manuverable? Give me some ideas to make this MGM stand proud next to the GTO. Where do I get parts at a good price. No I don't want the MGM up to 600 HP. I just want it to feel strong, peppy and last me another 129,000 worry free miles as it is been up to now.
Need your help here. I am from the GM crowd and know nothing about these MGM cars, other than I drive one.