Our goal here with this project is to take a bone stock 1964 Mercury Montclair Marauder 2dr Hardtop Fastback, run it down the dragstrip at nearby Spokane County Raceway to get a baseline timeslip, then make continual subtle improvements so we can monitor progress and see how much the mods are really worth on the strip. We’ll even leave the 8.55-14 snow tires on for the maiden run.
The car still has it’s original H-code 266 horsepower 390 2-barrel. It is backed by the original Merc-O-Matic three speed automatic transmission. This engine was rated at 378 ft-lbs of torque by the manufacturer.
We will have to do some maintenance to the car to make it safe before hurtling it down the tarmac. We’re currently in the process of rebuilding the wheel cylinders, replacing the master cylinder, and we’ll need to replace the fuel pump as well. The car has been sitting since the 90’s so we’ll more than likely have to rebuild the carburetor also.
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