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#2878948 - 12/31/14 11:52 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
Chaplian Offline
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Poobah

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 5479
Loc: Chicago, IL
That is one sexy Comet!
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2003 Crown Vic HPP- 226,xxx miles. Projector Retrofit. 3.27s. Dual exhaust. 11.25" torque converter. Arnott Limo Duty HPP-rate rear air springs. (Stolen by the old man)
1995 Impala SS- 28,293 miles. The Lovely Lady
2003 BMW 325i Sedan- 138,xxx miles. Eibach Springs, Bilstein shocks, polyurethane bushings, Projector Retrofitted lights, 330i brakes, 330i rear-end, 235/45/r17 Sport Comp 2s. Autocross machine.
2003 BMW 325i Wagon- 118,xxx miles. Eibach Springs, Koni Yellow shocks, M3 differential (LSD), M3 rear suspension/brakes, 330i front brakes, M3 6 Speed manual, Alcantara headliner.
2017 Mazda3 GT Hatchback- 57,xxxx miles. 2.5L, fully loaded. The Daily Grind.

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#2879073 - 12/31/14 10:46 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
GrandMarq9807 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 4420
Loc: Virginia
Thanks!! Pict in better light...

When I first got it back together the orig V8 springs proved too stiff for the aluminum heads, intake, headers etc... Had to swap them out for a set of 6cyl springs(lucked into a new set for $20)...

Nose bleed special...

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1998 Grand Marquis LS. 96K mi. .. Stock
2007 Grand Marquis GS. 90K mi. .. Stock
1996 F-150 XLT 196K mi Beater, Stock

----------My Toys---------(links are up)
1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
1972 Comet GT Restomod 306, C4
1988 Turbo Coupe 331 AOD & 3.73 .. Pressurized ½ Motor is History

*****************NEW TOY!!!*********************
1969 Base Fairlane 302, C4, 45K mi(really!)

Now with P/S & PDB
Gonna wake it up with a Blue Print headed 347




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#2879166 - 01/02/15 08:34 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
CNGInterceptor Offline

4V Fairmont
Grand Poobah

Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 12307
Loc: Rhode Island
The car came out great!
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1972 Ford Galaxie 500 | soon to be 7.0L
1978 Ford Fairmont | Supercharged 5.0L (Coyote)
1988 Ford Econoline E-350 | Quigley 4x4 | 7.5L
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor | 4.6L

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#2881346 - 01/18/15 08:18 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
MIAMI-DADE Offline
Poobah

Registered: 06/19/05
Posts: 5427
Loc: Miami Beach&Brooklyn N.Y.
That Comet looks AWESOME!!
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05 Crown Vic/LX/260K miles [sold]
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

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#2881707 - 01/21/15 12:41 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: CNGInterceptor]
GrandMarq9807 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 4420
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: CNGInterceptor
The car came out great!

Originally Posted By: MIAMI-DADE
That Comet looks AWESOME!!


Thanks guys I'm still piddling with it...

New Holley carb developed a leak that I thought was from the front bowl gasket, but turned out to be the seal on lower left bowl bolt...

I can't complain, the carb was new in box straight from Holley and was free... How you say??

A buddy bought one that started giving him trouble after a year so repl it with a E'brock and set the Holley on shelf... Well he'd already tried to give it away and another friend couldn't get it to run right either...

I can rebuild Holleys in my sleep so I'm thinking piece o cake, wrong, when I opened it was full of corrosion like blisters... So after a half hour on the net I find out it one of a batch of defective carbs and Holly will replace it free, all I have in it is the shipping to them... Exact same carb at Advance is $311, of course can be bought cheaper online, Jeg's, Summet etc...

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1998 Grand Marquis LS. 96K mi. .. Stock
2007 Grand Marquis GS. 90K mi. .. Stock
1996 F-150 XLT 196K mi Beater, Stock

----------My Toys---------(links are up)
1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
1972 Comet GT Restomod 306, C4
1988 Turbo Coupe 331 AOD & 3.73 .. Pressurized ½ Motor is History

*****************NEW TOY!!!*********************
1969 Base Fairlane 302, C4, 45K mi(really!)

Now with P/S & PDB
Gonna wake it up with a Blue Print headed 347




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#2905289 - 07/02/15 02:20 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
akr619 Offline
n00b

Registered: 02/10/13
Posts: 20
Loc: Florida
my personal favorite is the mercury cougar

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#3859169 - 01/27/18 04:54 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
MBurns Offline
n00b

Registered: 05/13/15
Posts: 41
Loc: Massachusetts
My new 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car in triple red with the 400M.

I've had this one for a couple months now and it's kept me busy grin . Mostly been trying to track down a rough idle problem. Just replaced the sagging rear springs and removed most of the emissions junk this weekend. It's good company for my red '06 Town Car and my favorite car I've owned yet. Love the ride and comfort, and this has always been my favorite year for this style with the mini wheel skirts. Needs a little paint touch up here and there and has a little rust under the vinyl roof. A lot of people complain about the 400 being underpowered but I find this one quite adequate, lots of torque. And the steering is unreal how light it is, never experienced anything like it. but that was the goal back then, take all the effort out of driving and it does.

















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99 Town Car Touring
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#3859649 - 01/28/18 12:49 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
Becker34 Offline
Climber

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 666
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
^ Photobucket ate all your pics, can only see the last one. Love those cars. My first car was a '79 that I got for $80.
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#3860081 - 01/28/18 07:04 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Becker34]
MBurns Offline
n00b

Registered: 05/13/15
Posts: 41
Loc: Massachusetts
I tried to attach some more pics. Did you have the two or the four door? I like the 79s, especially the collector's series in dark blue. These late 70s Continentals are by far my favorite cars, as much as I like the newer Panthers for daily driver duty.


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99 Town Car Touring
Current
06 Town Car Signature
78 Continental Town Car

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#3860089 - 01/28/18 07:06 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: MBurns]
MBurns Offline
n00b

Registered: 05/13/15
Posts: 41
Loc: Massachusetts
interior pic


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Past
09 Grand Marquis
99 Town Car Touring
Current
06 Town Car Signature
78 Continental Town Car

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#4004110 - 02/13/19 11:32 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
billbishop7575 Offline
n00b

Registered: 02/12/19
Posts: 20
Loc: NJ
My buddy had a 68 mercury montery fastback. [censored] was you could no longer get front brake pads for it or something, they were oddly specific to that year, so we had to switch it back over to drum brakes on the front.

390 with glass packs, thing sounded awesome.

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#4004208 - 02/14/19 11:46 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: billbishop7575]
a_d_a_m Offline

3 Orange Whips
Metroplectic

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 27890
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Originally Posted By billbishop7575
My buddy had a 68 mercury montery fastback. [censored] was you could no longer get front brake pads for it or something, they were oddly specific to that year
Not sure what the issue was back then, but RockAuto currently specs multiple front disc/pad options for the '68 Monterey.
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formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4004320 - 02/15/19 11:14 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
GrandMarq9807 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 4420
Loc: Virginia
The '68 would have a single piston caliper, should have used same pads as '68 Galaxie/LTD.

The '67 used a four piston caliper that was unique to year, spindles same as drum brakes. I'll guess those were larger than same year Mustang/Fairlane/Cyclone/Cougar etc.

Soo jest is, if it was a '68 converted disc using '67 backing plates, calipers etc, pads may not have been available.
_________________________
1998 Grand Marquis LS. 96K mi. .. Stock
2007 Grand Marquis GS. 90K mi. .. Stock
1996 F-150 XLT 196K mi Beater, Stock

----------My Toys---------(links are up)
1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
1972 Comet GT Restomod 306, C4
1988 Turbo Coupe 331 AOD & 3.73 .. Pressurized ½ Motor is History

*****************NEW TOY!!!*********************
1969 Base Fairlane 302, C4, 45K mi(really!)

Now with P/S & PDB
Gonna wake it up with a Blue Print headed 347




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