On a recent trip to our local U-pull it yard we came across this once posh 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV now left for dead for the scavengers to have their way with it. It’s big 460 cubic inch 4-barrel Ford V8 was still mostly intact. The Ford 9 3/8 rear end is still in the car. The 9 3/8 is a close cousin to the 9-inch and is strong with 31 spline axles but parts are not near as plentiful as they are for the much revered 9-inch. A 9-inch center section will bolt directly into the housing. According to the warranty plate, the rear end in this Lincoln is sporting freeway friendly 2.75 gears. This car will also have the not as common 5 on 5 inch wheel bolt pattern. This once proud example was built at the Wixom, Michigan assembly plant which was closed in 2007.
Our beloved 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-litre has moved on to greener pastures as the saying goes. The beauty is, the new owners are going to give the ‘ol Gal the complete restoration it deserves. Watch for it in a couple years.
This car is a real find, a legit factory 4-speed big block Galaxie 500XL. This Z-code Galaxie features a 390ci FE series V8 backed by a 4-speed Toploader manual transmission. The car went through a refurbishment some time ago and features a maroon exterior and black bucket seat interior with console. The engine sounds great breathing through dual exhaust with Flowmasters producing the vibes. The engine is a ’68 date coded 390 featuring an Offenhauser aluminum intake manifold, Edelbrock carburetor, and Pertronix breakerless ignition. The Toploader is shifted via a Hurst shifter designed to work with the stock console. We will be making some cosmetic upgrades before offering this car up for sale. It’s going to be sad seeing this one go but as always, we’ve got to make room for more cars.Read More
Work is progressing slowly on the 1964 Mercury Montclair Marauder. Basically, it just needs a new fuel pump installed to be a running vehicle. The brake repairs have been completed so it is just a matter of getting the car moving under it’s own power. We have the new fuel pump on hand already and have already installed a newer Autolite 2100 two barrel since the original was pretty gummed up. The original carburetor is rebuildable but it was just easier to swap on the newer one since we had it sitting around. We’ve been spending most of our time on our recently acquired 1966 Galaxie 7-litre so we’ve kind of neglected the poor old Merc a bit lately. The other snag to hitting the track has been finding the rear trim piece on the trunk which houses the trunk lock assembly...Read More
A new addition found it’s way into the FullSizeFord garage this winter in the form of a 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-litre. The 7-litre was a special model introduced by Ford in 1966 to showcase Ford’s all new 428 cubic inch powerplant. Ordering the 7-litre model in 1966 got the owner the 428 engine (a few were outfitted with 427ci engines), disc brakes, XL interior with bucket seats and console, wood grain steering wheel, and special badging. 7-litres were available as a 2-door hardtop fastback or convertible. Choice of transmissions included the all new C6 3-speed automatic or Ford’s venerable Toploader 4-speed manual. 1966 was the only year that the 7-litre was available as it’s own model, being reduced to an option package in 1967 and fading into obscurity beyond that...Read More