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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Wolk View Post
    If I were to do it today I'd use my engine hoist instead of my back.
    I intend to open the front of the engine and change the timing set and cam and of course /lifters/valve springs. Probably change out the water pump while I'm in there. Also intend to trash the carb and do an Edlebrock with their manifold. Lastly, I'll probably send out the distributor to be "recurved" . I'll have to rent some tools so I might as well rent a hoist to handle the old manifold and set the new one down. All that is near $1k for parts..... but it should make that 460 quite decent.
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    Sounds like you've been doing your homework. The 460 had a nylon-coated cam gear. Everyone recommends that you replace it with an all-steel gear. The nylon can break off and clog the oil pump screen.

    Also, I think I read that you can get a cam gear that changes the timing back to pre-smog days.

    Go to Dan's site and do a search. 460 mods have been discussed to death. There's plenty of material there.
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    That's why I changed to an aluminum intake on mine, but then again nothing else under the hood is stock.
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    Shelly, something else I just remembered. Between the water pump and timing cover on these engines is I believe a separate plate. If the pump shaft gets any slack in it the shaft will back up slightly and can rub a thin spot in the plate causing water seepage into the oil pan through the cover.
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    Here's my 1976 Continental Mark IV Lipstick Edition

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    Nick, I was going to ask you... what is "Lipstick Edition"? Vanity mirrors? LOL
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    LOL @ Chuck. No, but it does have them. The edition featured the colors of Lipstick red and White. You could get the car painted in either color. You could also get the wide body side molding in either color.

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    Could this be a "lipstick" edition:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeZ4Vz05eTo&feature=related"]YouTube- Lincoln Continental Mark IV 1974 in Stralsund[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelly Harris View Post
    Also intend to trash the carb and do an Edlebrock with their manifold.
    From the pictures the car looks to be in very good condition.

    But rather then a new carburetor, for a few more dollars, how about fuel injection? This is the system that I used on my MKII. So far with the limited use that I have given it I have been well pleased.



    Installation was simple and straight forward no special knowledge required. Plus the main reason I bought it was that it self programs itself as you drive the car. You do not have to sit there with your laptop individually programming all the different fuel maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelly Harris View Post
    Could this be a "lipstick" edition:

    No, the seats in that car are standard all white leather. I think that car had just been painted since it's missing the body side and wheel well moldings.
    Nick DeSpirito
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