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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Turbo301 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-December-2009 at 12:31AM
Quote the Lincoln emblems in the centercaps will "go" nicely with the rest of the car...and Michelin narrow stripe white walls as well.....P225/60R16.
 
That will work very nicely indeed; and I am 100% in agreement with your earlier comment regarding the tires on a "near luxury" car - IMO, these types of cars (my Cougar included) really are meant to have whitewalls!
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Stopped at the shop today for an update....my baby is in pieces...but coming along nicely. Got me a "shopping list" of bits and pieces for the ongoing restoration. Big smile
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looks good. What is the shopping list?
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rotors
pads
calipers
springs
shocks
master cylinder
ball joints
rag link
brake lines...

just some stuff that would need to be replaced anyway...

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Just out of curiosity, what's the cost range a restoration like that?


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If you're going this far, you may as well do the 72 Tbird rotor upgrade (12" vs 11" Rotors). You'd need 72 Torino spindles as well.
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Originally posted by Uante Uante wrote:

Just out of curiosity, what's the cost range a restoration like that?


6,000 to 8,000 depending on how much work it is going to need...right now, we are closer to 6K but I am not counting my chickens before they are hatched...I have the money bankrolled right now and am ordering up some new parts from Dearborn Classics...but I am going at a reasonable pace. 

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That doesn't sound too bad, includes nice paint job right?


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Originally posted by Psquare75 Psquare75 wrote:

If you're going this far, you may as well do the 72 Tbird rotor upgrade (12" vs 11" Rotors). You'd need 72 Torino spindles as well.


I'll give that some consideration...I don't want to get too far out there with mixing and matching mechanicals.....we'll see how it goes....
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Originally posted by Uante Uante wrote:

That doesn't sound too bad, includes nice paint job right?

Yes...includes new paint job...
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Originally posted by twintornados twintornados wrote:

Originally posted by Psquare75 Psquare75 wrote:

If you're going this far, you may as well do the 72 Tbird rotor upgrade (12" vs 11" Rotors). You'd need 72 Torino spindles as well.


I'll give that some consideration...I don't want to get too far out there with mixing and matching mechanicals.....we'll see how it goes....


Eh.. You may as well use the best parts that are available stock, as the cost is pretty much the same.

There's a few threads on the 72 Upgrade here I think. Basically it's 72 Torino Spindles (72 Only), Bearings and seals, 72 Tbird Rotors, and 72-78 "Full Size" caliper brackets.

A dual diaphragm brake booster from a 77-79 Ranchero helps a bit too.
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Lincoln rim #1 choice

Lincoln rim #2 choice

Grand Marquis rim #3 choice

I like all three styles of rims and I want to put one style on my car...all three will have the Lincoln center caps with the Lincoln emblem (Same as the hood ornament on my Montego MX) and all three are available in the 16"X7" size.

Your thoughts fellas?


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Out of those limited choices, I like #1.
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Originally posted by Psquare75 Psquare75 wrote:

Out of those limited choices, I like #1.


Choices are unlimited Wink....but these are the three I like...I am leaning toward #1 as well....
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#1 is the only one I think would look good on the car
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As much as I hate spacers, if you wanted to stick OEM, i'd try a set of the newest style Gmarq or Marauder wheels.

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I like the #1 as well, but does it come with a center cap to cover the lug nuts? Looks like it should have something. - Oops, just re-read up there and it says it does...nevermind. Still #1 is the best!




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Latest update is that my guy has the suspension pieces cleaned and prepped, and that the floor boards are now fixed and POR15'ed....working his way rearward and cleaning up the rear wheelwells and lower quarters. My "new" rear bumper will be here from Rancho Cucomungo California tomorrow I will bring it over next month for prep. I will snap some pics tomorrow when I go over to drool over it some more...LOL
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Looking GOOD!  My vote is for #1 as well, by the way, if those are the choices.  Yeah, post more pics!
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Rear bumper showed up tonight....it looks good....I'd grade it at a solid 90%....looks a far sight better than the one that was on the car....
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