: Buy this '66 Continental?



eldorado99
08-01-05, 06:40 PM
Owner is asking 2 grand, but the power steering pump and flywheel are off and in the trunk, it has been in storage for 15 years and there is one rust spot in the rear quarter panel, the vinyl top as a spot where the vinyl is starting to peel as well. From what I have heard so far, it has been stored properly. There is that oil stuff in the cylinders for storing them (I dont know wht its called heh heh), and there is no gas in the tank. The woman is selling it because her husband (A mechanic) has died recently and she does not need it. She drove it to and from work for about 8 years I think. Its got a 462cid (340 horses) which is of course high compression (I think 10.5:1). So first of all, how am I going to fuel this thing? How do I compensate for the absence of leaded fuel? Will todays 91 octane premium do the trick? And what are your thoughts on the car and the deal in general?

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Dash (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/eldorado99/1966Lincolndashboard.jpg)
Seat (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/eldorado99/1966Lincolnfrontseat.jpg)
Front (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/eldorado99/1966Lincolnfrontview.jpg)
Rear (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/eldorado99/1966LincolnRearLeft.jpg)
Rear2 (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/eldorado99/1966Lincolnrearviewpassengerside.jpg)
Drivers Side (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/eldorado99/1966Lincolnsideviewdrivers.jpg)

evilrussian
08-01-05, 09:02 PM
That is a NICE automobile! :thumbsup: I'd go for it if I had a spare $2K and space to store it. If you can fix it, it's easy to turn around and sell that thing on ebay for triple that amount.

90Brougham350
08-01-05, 10:28 PM
Go for it, those 66's are beautiful cars! As to the leaded gas, you can buy lead additive from any auto parts store, we call it leadative. Or, the more expensive route is to have hardened valve seats installed in the heads, but like I said, this is more expensive. If the flywheel is in the trunk, do you know why? Was there anything wrong with the transmission? Find out if you can, a flywheel in the trunk sounds odd to me. Good luck!

Brian

Adam
08-01-05, 10:34 PM
all i am getting is "Not Found". can you post them? sounds pretty nice though.

Ralph
08-01-05, 10:53 PM
One concern might be gaskets drying out of they aren't "wettened" every once in a while. This happened to the new owner of Dad's w30 442 and it was fired up every year at least once. The water pump gasket gave out....

Otherwise those were cool cars, and I keep thinking of the one from the Matrix they used....

eldorado99
08-01-05, 11:36 PM
all i am getting is "Not Found". can you post them? sounds pretty nice though.

Did you try right clicking on the links and selecting copy link location and then pasting the link into your address bar?

eldorado99
08-01-05, 11:40 PM
Go for it, those 66's are beautiful cars! As to the leaded gas, you can buy lead additive from any auto parts store, we call it leadative. Or, the more expensive route is to have hardened valve seats installed in the heads, but like I said, this is more expensive. If the flywheel is in the trunk, do you know why? Was there anything wrong with the transmission? Find out if you can, a flywheel in the trunk sounds odd to me. Good luck!

Brian

I actually havn't seen the car yet, but I am willing to bet the lady who is selling it thinks that the power steering pump pulley is a flywheel, she admits to not really knowing a lot about cars. But also, the tranny and engine are still in the car so the flywheel being out would be odd.

deskjockey
08-02-05, 09:04 AM
go take a gander at www.66lincoln.com , they have thier restoration process posted up.:canttalk: