Figured I'd show ya what I'm workin on, 67 continental

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  1. Bugalu

    Bugalu OT Supporter

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    I bought this like 3-4 months ago, and have been working to replace a few seals and bushings on the front of it before I drove it. It's a 67 lincoln continental and an absolute boat. I've drivin it probibly .2 miles since I bought it. The steering was so worn out and sloppy it took half a steering wheel turn to even make the wheels move.

    I've replaced a ton of parts and am close to actualy driving it. :wavey:

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    This is how dirty it was when I first bought it.
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    As it sits now. The intake manifold is still super dirty. I need to have it powdercoated, and clean it off. I also plan on putting in a new edelbrock carb since mine is leaking, and a new carb is only 100 bucks more then a rebuild kit
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    Strut arms, cleaned, powdercoated, with new Energy Suspention bushings
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    The interior
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  2. RICKIEFRAT

    RICKIEFRAT La Cosa Nostra

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    Nice to see someone restoring it than crushing it. Looking good :coolugh:


    What are your plans, stock or custom? I love the suicide doors that they had back then. Good luck!!
     
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  4. deusexaethera

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    Wow. Matrix car.

    Put an LS1 in it, for god's sake. That motor's been through enough.
     
  5. Bugalu

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    :rofl: Please just shut up. You're a fuckin idiot.
     
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  6. Bugalu

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    This little bad boy RIPS the old paint and rust off in prep for POR15.

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    Sweet ride, bag it with red painted steelies.. fawk yeah
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    I'm well aware Lincoln isn't owned by GM. If you can put an LS1 in an RX-7, you can sure as hell put one in that thing.
     
  9. Bugalu

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: yes THATS the reason I wont put a ls1 in it. :rofl::rofl:
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Hey, if you want a worn-out 40-year-old engine, that's your choice. Me, I'd rather have something more modern. If you think that's weird, you should check out all the car shows with the old Ford 3-windows running Corvette engines.
     
  11. August Burns

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    i wouldnt even bother with that, this car is probably going to be a cruiser, so the engine in it works fine.
     
  12. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    screw an ls1, a hogged out 460 would be bitchin
     
  13. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    what was the original motor, some FE variant?
     
  14. Bugalu

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    an ls1 would be a horrible choice. the 462 has 485 ft pounds of torque at like 1500-2k RPM. the car is a cruiser, not a high reving hot rod. now get out of my thread. :rofl:

    and the orginal motor is a 462 MEL. SOME FE parts interchange. Some people bore out the 462 to a 520 or something around there (cant member) and get a bunch more power. NOS Iskey cams are availible for the engine for around 200 bucks. In the end though, its a 5300 pound cruiser.
     
  15. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    a buddy of mine has his dad's old drop top lincoln sitting in the garage. I have no idea what year it is but it's pimp as hell and has a big ass 4xx block in it.....if it was me I may consider dropping a 4v in there...but damn them things have problems....I'd probably just rebuild the stock motor and have fun crusing/frying the tires on it....now if that fucker would just sell me the damn thing


    oh nice car
     
  16. BigT

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    bad ass, would drive. :bowdown:
     
  17. deusexaethera

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    I guess it all depends what you're looking for, then. I'd still rather have a newer engine, LSx or otherwise. An engine that old has to have something wrong with it.
     
  18. Bugalu

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    yes your right. Because it's "old" their must be something wrong with it. :bowdown::bowdown:
     
  19. deusexaethera

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    Look at the damn thing! It's not just an old engine, it's a forty year old engine. It's rusty and pitted and the oil seals are shot and the rings probably don't even exist anymore. I mean, yeah you can recondition the engine, or you can buy a newer engine. Being as old as it is, it's far inferior to anything you can get your hands on today, even if it were rebuilt from the block up. Given the work that thing probably needs to get running smoothly again, the cost to recondition it could buy you a new engine instead.
     
  20. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    once again you don't get it, but rather then admitting you don't get it you continue to argue like you do.
     
  21. Bugalu

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    :bowdown: The guys a moron.
     
  22. August Burns

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    do you mind me asking how much you paid ?
     
  23. Bugalu

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    600 bucks
     
  24. August Burns

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    damn, i need to find one in that price range.
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    The fact that I'm arguing ought to make it pretty clear that I don't know whatever it is he knows that makes the block of rust sitting in the engine bay so appealing to him. If I had that information, then it would (probably) make sense.

    If you look at how the guy has responded to me, all but one response were sarcastic quips that had no useful information whatsoever. The one post that explained the engine's low-rpm torque was helpful, but he can get that kind of low-rpm torque out of a newer lighter more efficient engine, so the question still remains why he would want to keep the old engine. That's what I'm trying to find out at this point.
     

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