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In honor of the passing of Mercury division, lets see some of your Mercury race cars or anything you got thats related to Mercs...cruisers, musclecars, racers, sleds, projects, etc...


These cars are good examples of the breed..........


 

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Those are some nice looking Mercury's.

1BADBIRD,

Nice Montego what does it have for a engine.460's fit real easy in those cars and would make it run good.Years ago my friends cousin had a 72 Mercury Montego Gt it had a 351 Cleveland 4V engine with a 4 speed in it had to be kind of rare.My dad had a 73 Montego with a 302 in it was one of the best cars he's ever owned put 180,000 miles on it.He sold the engine out of it to my brothers brother in law.He put it in a 71 Maverick used to over heat it till it quit running let it cool off start it and drive back off again.That engine was abused when he had it but kept on running,Later Mark.
 

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New project, picked up in August. Build will start in 2011!

Pulled all the trim/chrome off of the truck and put it in storage. All those little pieces will keep me busy over the winter months.





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Whoa.. I'm going to sound stupid when I say this, but I had no idea that Mercury made trucks. Am I correct in assuming that your truck is fairly rare, or am I just nuts? :confused:
 

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Ha Ha Ha, your just nuts:p..j/k
They was make em them for long time but no more. Dont know when they stopped.They made Econolines and econoline pickups also 60-67
most of them went to Canada, but they are rear.
 

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New project, picked up in August. Build will start in 2011!

Pulled all the trim/chrome off of the truck and put it in storage. All those little pieces will keep me busy over the winter months.





Derek.
Sweet piece! Had my eye on a '56 but the BASTARD had it crushed when the price of scrap went up.
 

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New project, picked up in August. Build will start in 2011!

Pulled all the trim/chrome off of the truck and put it in storage. All those little pieces will keep me busy over the winter months.





Derek.
Nice!!
So if the Ford is a "F-100", does that make the Mercury an "M-100"??
 

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The picker truck is a 64 Merc and I'll let you guess what it's hauling. The 66 Merc half ton is towing a 53 Vanguard pickup. I'd have let you guess that one too but I doubt if any of you has ever seen one of them.
Canada made Mercury trucks from 1946 to 1967 or 68 so Mercury Lincoln dealers had trucks to sell too.
Here's a link to my 1949 Mercury thread
 

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Have a Factory 460 1974 Cougar XR-7 Need to sell.

I have one of only One built this way I am almost sure. A Marti Report would confirm it but cost too much.

I have a Very Rare Cat, A 1974 Special Order Trailer Towing Package Cougar XR-7.

This Cougar has everything and then some. It has of course, power Steering, pwr Brakes, pwr Windows, pwr Door Locks, pwr Black Leather Bucket Seats, A/C of course and Tilt Wheel, Electric Rear Window Defrost, Delayed Wipers, AM/FM 8 Track Tape Deck, How about this, it has a Factory Tach and Factory Mechanical Gauge Package. Water Temp, Oil Pressure and Volts or Amps. I forget.

It also has 31 Spline Axles with a 3:25 Posi Rear and C-6 Auto Trans. In front of the tranny is a Factory Numbers Matching 460 four barrel engine.

This car was Special Ordered with a Trailer Towing Package and all the Options available it appears.

The paint was Medium Metallic Blue. A previous owner had it painted Carolina Blue.

The car is too Rare and Special to just sit and Rust away. I hate to part it out so I am hoping someone out there will want a Very Special Cat.

This car weighs about 4,700 pounds and when I drove it in the mid to late 80s
it would smoke the tires out of site. There were no GT Mustangs that could hang with her. Yes this Cat has a big block 460 but it is a 1974 and was not supposed to have that kind of power. Ford retarded the timing a couple of degrees. So, when in the late 80s I decided to freshen the engine up a little I installed an earlier 1970/71 Timing Chain and Gear Set and put the timing back to straight up. Now it was no longer Retarded, and boy would she run.

I had to park this Cougar because of tickets and paying too much insurance. I didn't think I would never get her back out on the road again but it has been over 20 years now. She is showing some rust problems and really needs a loving owner to get her back in Show Condition. I just have too many other projects I am working on. No extra time or money for her anymore.

There is rust in the corners of the doors and bottom of the quarters and some in the trunk along the rain gutter.

The Vinyl top is gone and it just looks bad. I know there is more life in her.

I removed the gas tank and washed it out and flushed the fuel lines and fuel pump, removed the carb, took it apart and cleaned it out too. After having added a little Marvel Mystery Oil to the cylinders a few weeks earlier I was ready to fire her up with a fresh tank of gas and fresh plugs.

This baby fired right up and the choke fast idle came on and she ran like a top. No squeals, no clicking, no smoking, not anything but Purrring.

It has been about 5 or 6 years or so since I did the start up but I am sure she will come alive once again with a little help.

I have seen a 1974 Cougar with a 351 Cleveland CJ engine being advertised for $16,000.00. I feel this 460 Cougar would be worth $25,000 or more with some love and attention. Plus it is a lot of fun to drive.

I do hope someone will fall in love with her as I really don't want to part her out and scrap the rest. It is just too special a car for that. Please come to her rescue.

She would make a great tow vehicle for an early 67 up Cougar. Maybe even a Cobra Jet Cougar Eliminator would be right at home being towed behind a bigger Cat with a 460 and a full frame.

I will take $2,500 for the car with a NC Clear Title. I may be interested in some trades for Boss 302 Parts or possibly 460 Race heads. Nothing fancy just something along the line of the Ford Racing SCJ heads or something. Might could use a good Race Built C-6 with the late model 4 wd low gears and 6 gear planetarys.
You can email me at, [email protected] for pictures but I will try to post some here. You can call me at home after 7 PM at, 704-867-756. Thanks Mike.
I have pictures posted in the Classifieds section. Just do a search for 1974 Cougar and it will come up. I posted it a few weeks ago. Thanks.
 

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Darn, my computer crashed a couple months ago and we lost all the pictures that were stored.

Mercury cars are my favorite. Most of my cars are undrivable projects. Here is the list in the order I got them:

70 Cougar XR-7 <--- has a 460
69 Cougar Sports Special 351w 2v <--currently being restored
70 Cougar XR-7 convertible 351c 4v
69 Eliminator sunroof 351w 4v <----lowest vin of all Eliminators made
58 Parklane 430 4v
68 Monterey fastback 390 4v
58 Monterey 383 4v 4 door <---daily driver this summer
68 Monterey convertible 390 4v
69 Cougar XR-7 390 4v
58 Montclair Turnpike Cruiser 430 4v <---parts car

On my list the next cars would be:
64 Marauder
70 Cougar Eliminator in Competition Green
59 Merc 2 door

Here are some youtube of my cars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4_oN4zQ0X0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZO-VZ1yTEk



The 68 Monterey was used in the movie Taking Woodstock:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_281840-Mercury-Monterey-1968.html



Found one pic of me and Rufus the akita cruising the 58 Monterey.



Current pics is now on my list of things to do.


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Hadn't heard Mercury was getting the axe. It's always been my favorite brand. :(

I'll be hanging on to these for a while. The 73 Montego GT that'll be getting painted before next summer and the ol' 68 Monterey 2dr fastback.
 

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Hey Carl,

Wow, awesome 68 Monterey. The green 68 Monterey I have in a few posts back is currently taken apart. 1 1/2 years ago I hit a deer with it. Broke the front grill and dented the header panel above the grill. The radiator got punctured and I had to get towed 62 miles. I took the front clip off the car. Gosh, there are bolts from every direction. These Mercs were put together really solid. After I finish the assembly of my Sport Special I will have the 68 Monterey painted. I am looking forward to driving that car again. Do you still have the 390 in yours?

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Hey Carl,

Wow, awesome 68 Monterey. The green 68 Monterey I have in a few posts back is currently taken apart. 1 1/2 years ago I hit a deer with it. Broke the front grill and dented the header panel above the grill. The radiator got punctured and I had to get towed 62 miles. I took the front clip off the car. Gosh, there are bolts from every direction. These Mercs were put together really solid. After I finish the assembly of my Sport Special I will have the 68 Monterey painted. I am looking forward to driving that car again. Do you still have the 390 in yours?

Mark
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Yup, 390 4V from the factory with 10.5:1 compression. Was leaking like a sieve when I bought it (after sitting in a barn for 15 years), so I re-ring'd it, lowered the compression to ~9.5:1 and installed a better camshaft. Cruises the interstate like a dream. Was my wife's daily driver for several years, but sits in storage now that she has her new Mustang. Thinking we'll go through it soon and make a real collector's piece of it.
 

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TorinoStyle2,

Those are some nice looking Mercury's.

1BADBIRD,

Nice Montego what does it have for a engine.460's fit real easy in those cars and would make it run good.Years ago my friends cousin had a 72 Mercury Montego Gt it had a 351 Cleveland 4V engine with a 4 speed in it had to be kind of rare.My dad had a 73 Montego with a 302 in it was one of the best cars he's ever owned put 180,000 miles on it.He sold the engine out of it to my brothers brother in law.He put it in a 71 Maverick used to over heat it till it quit running let it cool off start it and drive back off again.That engine was abused when he had it but kept on running,Later Mark.
Hey Mark
Thanks Man , It has a 69 351W with dart 2 heads , MSD ign , c-6 with 3200 stall , and a detroit locker with 430's . Lets just say she runs real good !!
 
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