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#1926130 - 12/04/09 02:12 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Aerobird88]
JRD281 Offline
Climber

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 917
Loc: Ohioville, PA
Wow. That floor is surprisingly clean. You may want to inspect the insulated parts a little closer. They like to rust through underneath the insulation. I took ALL the insulation out of my green 'Bird because most of it was destroyed. I had to buy new carpet too. Mine was pretty nasty from many years of use as the family beater car. I got mine for around $150, but I can't remember where I got it. I feel you on the mouse issues. My car sat for too long and the mice made a mess out of everything. Luckily they didn't eat any wiring.

Here's some pictures I found of mine from 2005. Thats what my floor looked like when i pulled out the carpet and insulation. An there's one of the many mouse nests I found throughout the car.




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2000 P71
135,000 miles
20MPG City/26MPG Highway

3.55 Trac Lok, K&N FIPK, '99 PCM & MAF, Champion 7963 plugs, GMS upper plenum & 1/2" spacer, Gatorback belt, Pioneer head unit & speakers, center console, rear bumper tuck, AeroForce Scangauge, Wagner Xenon Headlight bulbs, Steeda Underdrives, GPS, WeatherTech visors, All synthetic fluids...

AND a 1999 Wedgewood Blue P71
124,000 miles
Completely Stock
"Wife's Car"

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#1926137 - 12/04/09 02:28 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: JRD281]
JRD281 Offline
Climber

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 917
Loc: Ohioville, PA
Here is a picture of my brother's car. It is a project car that he started about 4 years ago and then never finished. It's a '74 Ranchero Squire. Copper (I think it's called Chestnut Metallic), with a black/white interior. Originally a California car. 351C, FMX tranny, 3.00 rear, dual exhaust with an H-pipe, factory A/C, but no other power options, 163,000 miles. Someone tore all the woodgrain off long ago and just primered over where it was. The previous owner pulled the engine in '94 with the plans of putting a 460 in it, but never did. The 351 is now in my basement in pieces. Luckily, the only rust is surface rust from being tarped in a damp area. There are no holes and the frame, inner fenders, and other areas that like to rust on these cars. There is some damage on the right side from a careless driver about 20 years ago. Hopefully someday he finishes it. I have been to Carlisle and other large Ford meets many times and only ever seen a few of the '73-'76 Rancheros..but never another Squire. If anyone has a passenger's side door and/or fender in good shape for a '73-'76 Torino/Ranchero, let me know.


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2000 P71
135,000 miles
20MPG City/26MPG Highway

3.55 Trac Lok, K&N FIPK, '99 PCM & MAF, Champion 7963 plugs, GMS upper plenum & 1/2" spacer, Gatorback belt, Pioneer head unit & speakers, center console, rear bumper tuck, AeroForce Scangauge, Wagner Xenon Headlight bulbs, Steeda Underdrives, GPS, WeatherTech visors, All synthetic fluids...

AND a 1999 Wedgewood Blue P71
124,000 miles
Completely Stock
"Wife's Car"

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#1930051 - 12/09/09 02:47 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
occupant Offline

Climber

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 766
Loc: Westerville, OH
I can't believe I haven't posted in this thread. I'll keep it short and sweet because I have my own topic in this forum (It took me TWELVE YEARS)

1976 Ford Gran Torino sedan, 9D Polar White, blue cloth interior, AM radio, 351M engine, FMX transmission, 2.75 open 9" rear, 14" wheels, AC, PS, PB, no other options. Bought from an Oklahoma City pawn shop's eBay listing 10/08 for $355. It had a twig stuck in the throttle linkage and idled REAL high. Fixed that, replaced the battery cables, cleaned it up a bit, did the rear brakes, got it inspected, and I drive it as often as possible for short trips (10-20 miles each way, it warms up just right). 750 miles put on it so far in a year. And it's used 10 quarts of oil in that time. 15 miles per gallon of gas, 300 miles per gallon of oil. I'm ok with that. Now on to the pictures:


Me and the car after completing the rear brake job but before putting the hubcaps back on.

Front seat area (carpet has since been removed)

My view going down the road, perfection!

87500 when I bought it, 88250 after parking it from a Taco Bell run tonight.

The tired, worn, loosened up, boat anchor of a 351M. Gobs of torque though.


Watch my thread for the updates. I'll post tomorrow (gotta go to bed now) about the vast right-wing conspiracy to keep me from discovering the treasure I found in the trunk. For now, two more pictures, of the '76 Gran Torino 3-seat wagon I'm stripping for parts for this monster.

The day after I got it.

The header panel, taillights, and some interior bits are off thus far.
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Summit White 2000 Suburban 1500 LS, 5.3, 255K
Storm Blue (MEH it's gray) 2014 Altima 2.5S, 30K

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#1933505 - 12/13/09 06:45 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: occupant]
JRD281 Offline
Climber

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 917
Loc: Ohioville, PA
Let me know what you aren't using off of the wagon. I may be interested in fenders and such for my brother's Ranchero. It's even the same factory color!
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2000 P71
135,000 miles
20MPG City/26MPG Highway

3.55 Trac Lok, K&N FIPK, '99 PCM & MAF, Champion 7963 plugs, GMS upper plenum & 1/2" spacer, Gatorback belt, Pioneer head unit & speakers, center console, rear bumper tuck, AeroForce Scangauge, Wagner Xenon Headlight bulbs, Steeda Underdrives, GPS, WeatherTech visors, All synthetic fluids...

AND a 1999 Wedgewood Blue P71
124,000 miles
Completely Stock
"Wife's Car"

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#1933711 - 12/13/09 11:57 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: JRD281]
notav8gt Offline
Member

Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 251
Loc: tennessee
2 king cobrasand a svo
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#1933741 - 12/14/09 12:45 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: notav8gt]
JRD281 Offline
Climber

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 917
Loc: Ohioville, PA
 Originally Posted By: notav8gt
2 king cobrasand a svo


Well, the SVO isn't from the '70s like this thread was meant for, but let's see the King Cobras! I am assuming you are trying to tell us that you have 2 of them..but I am not sure.
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2000 P71
135,000 miles
20MPG City/26MPG Highway

3.55 Trac Lok, K&N FIPK, '99 PCM & MAF, Champion 7963 plugs, GMS upper plenum & 1/2" spacer, Gatorback belt, Pioneer head unit & speakers, center console, rear bumper tuck, AeroForce Scangauge, Wagner Xenon Headlight bulbs, Steeda Underdrives, GPS, WeatherTech visors, All synthetic fluids...

AND a 1999 Wedgewood Blue P71
124,000 miles
Completely Stock
"Wife's Car"

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#1959805 - 01/19/10 12:37 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: JRD281]
JRD281 Offline
Climber

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 917
Loc: Ohioville, PA
I really should create my own thread for my car, but I haven't yet. I got it out to play in the snow a few days ago. Took some pics and a couple short videos while it was out. Don't worry...I kept it in the driveway and out of the salt...









This is a quick walk-around video while it was warming up..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ilh-O_jxtI


Just a quick underhood shot with a few revs. This was taken for the folks who didn't believe I had a 460-powerd T-Bird...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtWfxnNpzs
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2000 P71
135,000 miles
20MPG City/26MPG Highway

3.55 Trac Lok, K&N FIPK, '99 PCM & MAF, Champion 7963 plugs, GMS upper plenum & 1/2" spacer, Gatorback belt, Pioneer head unit & speakers, center console, rear bumper tuck, AeroForce Scangauge, Wagner Xenon Headlight bulbs, Steeda Underdrives, GPS, WeatherTech visors, All synthetic fluids...

AND a 1999 Wedgewood Blue P71
124,000 miles
Completely Stock
"Wife's Car"

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#1984781 - 02/21/10 01:02 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: JRD281]
CNGInterceptor Offline

4V Fairmont
Grand Poobah

Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 12307
Loc: Rhode Island
 Originally Posted By: JRD281
I really should create my own thread for my car, but I haven't yet. I got it out to play in the snow a few days ago. Took some pics and a couple short videos while it was out. Don't worry...I kept it in the driveway and out of the salt...









This is a quick walk-around video while it was warming up..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ilh-O_jxtI


Just a quick underhood shot with a few revs. This was taken for the folks who didn't believe I had a 460-powerd T-Bird...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtWfxnNpzs




I absolutely LOVE your T-Bird. I hope my Galaxie comes out HALF as clean as that when I'm through!
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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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#1989715 - 02/27/10 11:40 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: CNGInterceptor]
Aerobird88 Offline
Member

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Lynchburg, VA, USA
All the snow we've had in central Virginia lately has been crazy. The funniest thing is, out of the three cars I have, my TBird is the only one that goes in the snow. And I mean that bird GOES. I pulled 3 other cars out of ditches, plowed some usable tracks down my grandmother's gravel driveway for her to get out, and shuttled several friends back and forth to work when their cars were stuck. What an army tank, even with rear wheel drive. The only time I had issues was on slick ice uphill - the back end broke loose really easily if I was in the gas more than just a tiny bit.





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#2179162 - 11/10/10 08:37 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Aerobird88]
DunorGT Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 3
Loc: Texas
My other ride.

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Jamie B.
Central Texas
Fords.....

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#2179556 - 11/11/10 12:22 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: DunorGT]
StealthBomber Offline
Member

Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 110
Loc: Newport Beach Ca.
My '71 Montego, 302 2barrel C4 trans. I've got another one of these with a 351 Cleveland 4 barrel that i'm building.

This one was recently used in a short film for a contest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEFzuwRJ2kw

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2003 CVPI
Ex-Santa Barbara P.D. Black n White
Totally stock and daily driven

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#2252570 - 03/06/11 12:15 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
22lbsofboost Offline
n00b

Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 25
Loc: south ga
that green t bird is badass!

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#2283270 - 04/22/11 11:26 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product here [Re: Cowman]
eliteman76 Offline
n00b

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 31
Loc: Land O Corn, Nebraska
Been a while since I posted on my GTS.
Took it from bard to Joe Dirt status to polished state.
http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/makin-pr...n-nap-find.html
if you want the full history.

Sleeping 17 years:


Joe Dirt:



http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/makin-pr...n-nap-find.html


More current:


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Long time lurker.
Anyone got a CVPI they want to part with? I need to skin a Torino onto a CVPI belly pan.
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#2330675 - 07/11/11 04:34 PM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product he [Re: Mr. Land Yacht]
Quatrelle Offline
Member

Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 365
Loc: The Netherlands, Europe
Well, I am not new to this forum, but will post my ride here as well, since this is the appropriate topic. I own two Mercs, 1 is my 1st. owner 1997 LS and the beaut below, the 1977 Grand Marquis, also 1st. owner (from Ontario, Canada). Imported to the Netherlands in 2008. Stood in a barn for a couple of years, waiting for a new owner.

Dove grey, first paint. Everything still works like the first day it rolled of the line and the first owner had the climate control converted to R134a.






Bought it last year as I just could not resist this automobile which happened to be in a superb condition. A no rust, all original survivor.
Don't let the Cali plates fool you, I just happen to love California. It is my favorite place to spend my holidays.
The original badge of the Calgary dealership is still on the trunk lid > Universal.





Only mod I did was new mufflers and stainless steel rear piping, 3 inch diameter. I wanted to hear what was guzzling all that gas away. What do you guys think, is the sound okay?

Start up 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis with Trush welded mufflers
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Mercury Grand Marquis LS 281cu. LS 1997 > 158K miles
Renault 4 1968 4-speed 845cc.
Renault 5 TL 1983 5-speed 1008 cc.




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#2354602 - 08/17/11 05:45 AM Re: Post your 70's Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Product he [Re: Quatrelle]
Quatrelle Offline
Member

Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 365
Loc: The Netherlands, Europe
Small update:

Besides the nice original hubcaps, I have acquired Police Dog Dishes.

With the rims in body colour, I kinda like it.










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Mercury Grand Marquis LS 281cu. LS 1997 > 158K miles
Renault 4 1968 4-speed 845cc.
Renault 5 TL 1983 5-speed 1008 cc.




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