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    Default What car did you see today?

    I've borrowed this from another site. Take shots of exotics to rust buckets, as long as it moves on its own.

    Here's one of my favorites. It's been running around my shop's neighborhood, getting lighter and lighter every year.

    Barry Wolk
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    One of my pet peeves. If you're going to put "speed holes" on your car, at least make sure they're straight.

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    My wife took this one.

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    Can you say priceless!!
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    Default Saw this Mark IV on eBay and bought it.

    Saw this 1974 Mark IV --- 78K miles.... on eBay... talk about an impulse purchase. I bought it sight unseen. SO I'm shooting crap for $6K , Won't even be able to pick it up till sometime in March. This was purely an impulse buy ---- I don't know a damn thing about the Mark's from the '70s but I'm sure I'll learn. I'll probably put another $1K in it to de-smog and boost the engine's HP.

    My heart still belongs to my Mark II, this is just a side affair!!
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    Yummy, that leather looks like butter.

    One of the maladies that afflicted just about every 460 of that era is the intake manifold gaskets failing between the intake ports on either side of the exhaust port on both sides. Once this is breeched exhaust gasses get sucked into the air/fuel mixture, messing up the ratio. It expresses itself in a stumble at idle. You can verify by taking your car off fast idle and spraying carb cleaner along both heads and around the carb base. If the rpms change, You'll know you have a vacuum breach. The 460 with the C6 trans provides lots of get up and go. Mine '77 TC still had all the smog crap hooked up, and still runs great. I did have dual exhaust fabbed for it. That made a difference and made it sound sweet.
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    Sweet! I have a '76 Lipstick Edition. I bought it in '94.
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    I've got a 460 that currently sits in my 70 F100 and I seem to remember that witha stock carb setup they would either burn up or clog up the aluminum baseplate the PCV valve feeds into and some of them (maybe all it's been a while) had a crossover pipe that ran from head to head behind the intake that would burn out. Its easy to notice it sounds like a tractor. They're great engines.
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    My baseplate was totally charred where the EGR tube went into the plate.

    This was 7 years ago, but I bought an intake gasket set and a carb kit for $129 and spent a weekend redoing it. Get some help putting the manifold back in It's enormously heavy and awkward at that angle.

    If I were to do it today I'd use my engine hoist instead of my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick DeSpirito View Post
    Sweet! I have a '76 Lipstick Edition. I bought it in '94.

    You bought it at the right time. In 1994 if you brought one in to a dealer as a trade in you'd be lucky if they gave you $500. You couldn't give the car away then.
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