Vintage Fords, Lincolns, and Mercurys!!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by Adam, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. GalaxieRange

    GalaxieRange New Member

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    It did with highway gears in the rear. Took forever to reach it though.
     
  2. Ross6860

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    Sounds like a nice balanced build for the street.

    FWIW if you haven't picked a torque converter Coan will make one for you to fit your car's weight, planned build and end-use. Not much more than an off-the-shelf unit. Real happy with mine. No slop or excessive heat on the highway, and the launch is just about perfect.

    I went a little conservative and I already plan on changing the intake to an RPM Air Gap (they don't make an RPM for the Cleveland), and bumping from a 670 cfm to a 750 cfm carb. I wasn't sure it would fit under the hood but I ran into a guy at Carlisle running one in the same car and he didn't have any issues.
     
  3. GalaxieRange

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    I have a 2500 RPM stall converter. A company has made some adapters for the FE to allow the use of Cleveland and other Ford intakes.

    Crazily enough the old Y blocks had an air gap intake from the factory.
     
  4. exhippy

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    Not mine...

    Wish it was!

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  5. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Any vintage ford model a lovers here?Been thinking more and more about a model A for in the future.Stock of course.Maybe even the 1 1/2 truck.
     
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  7. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    On the other end of the spectrum would be a 58 /59 stationwagon possibly.Similar to this ,most likely this over an A [​IMG]
     
  8. Poultrygeist

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    Some of you might remember the Capri which was a German Ford sold by Mercury dealers. Mine was a 1973 2600cc 4 speed and it was one of the first if not the first V-6 powered cars sold in the US.

    It was my first good handling car and I recall having to replace the clutch within the first year. Too many tire chirps. :oops:

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  9. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Buick has had v6 powered cars since 1961.
     
  10. SPL db

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    College buddy had one in the early 80's. It was a blast.

    He had side pipes and upgraded wheels and tires. Very healthy performance from a neat little car. Way better than Triumph or MG coupes IMO.

    Kind of rare and expensive if you can find a nice one...
     
  12. jimbo2k

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    My second car. 1954 Mercury sun valley, similar to this one. Metalic blue and white, blue and white leather interior. 256 ohv with a 4 barrel, 3 spd (on the foor) with overdrive and 4.29 gears. Reiable and quick in a 1950s kinda way. Had it a year, crashed it, always missed it. In the top 5 of favorites ive owned.
     

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  13. Poultrygeist

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    First car I ever bought was a 1969 Fairlane with an anemic 302. The fast back was all the rage but I went with the cheaper hardtop which I think looks better today.

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  14. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    Nice. Love the GT wheels on that as well as on the Cougar above.
     
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  15. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    Tut, tut, my good man -- have you forgotten the 1962 Buick Fireball 198? :D
     
  16. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    1961 BUICK HAD THE V6 .Drove a 428scj cougar ,lets just say wow.
     
  17. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    My recollection is that it did in fact come out in 1961, but as a '62 model. I could be wrong.
     
  18. Shadowdog

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    Ford did have the first 60 degree V6 of the US companies though and was nice for the small cars.
     
  19. 2011etec

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    Ford v6 was introduced in 1966.GM introduced a 60 degree v6 in 1959 for trucks then in 61 for it looks like the 62 model year for buick.Technically Marmon was the first u.s. company with v6.They also had a v2.v4 v8 and v16.From 1905 till 1930,s or so.Actually as far as i can read the ford v6 was a u.k motor not american and v6,s didnt come to ford in n.a till much later ,late 70,s early 80,s.https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/V6_engine
     
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  20. 2011etec

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    Shadowdog being a canuck your probably remembering the limey imports way back when.My dad had an austin 40? back in the 50,s.Ford had 2 v6,s back then the essex v6 and the cologne. v6 one made in England the other in Germany,but they wernt in any american fords of the 60,s as far as i can recal ,they used the 240 straight six and a smaller one.
     

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