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Hot Rod Lincoln '67 Coupe
Compliments of Buddy67Lincoln @ thelincolnforum.net
I just wanted to share some things I am going to do on my '67 coupe project. I have had the thing since I was 14, now 23 and out of college...time to get building again! You don't have much money when your 14 and none when you are in college so I was just waiting and waiting. If you feel at any time that you might have advice on something you have experienced similar to my plans...jump on in and give me guidance! I will need it.
Just bought a '67 parts car 4 door that was someones old parts car. It has everything but the seats, doors and rear window. Hardly a parts car but the previous owners used a forklift to move it so the underbody and front suspension parts are mangled. Other than that..pretty much a rust free car with the drive train in tact! Car was 10 years old when I was parked with 70 or 80,000 miles on it! Engine still turns..anyways here are the plans so now I have a parts car for sheet metal and parts to sell, I am full force back into this project. If I sell my old '84 GMC K1500 4x4, thats all the better! Here it goes:
-462 with roller cam (mild), headers custom made by Brian Estrada, gear drive, rockers, lifters, port and polished heads, ceramic coated pistons, and a nice balance and blue print job on the whole thing, aluminum 3x2 super marauder intake with 2800 carbs and might get it port matched to the heads, and thats my plans so far for the mighty 462 which should get around 440hp or so and over 520 on the torque! Not to bad and might even run in the 14s with 3.25 gears on the back, 2000 stall converter, shift kit and heavy duty parts for the trans (not there yet), heavy duty universal joints, and a spare 5 gallon gas tank in the trunk!
-Simply just lowering it 3" in the back and 2" in the front might help to get that 60's feel.
-Medium blue flat metallic paint for that suede look! Rechromed bumpers, removed all handles and emblems with auto loc hardware, semi-pointed top of the fenders where the original moldings were which will be one with the body and of course painted, wide whites, steel wheels for now, maybe a flaked roof in a shade of silver or darker blue, exhaust in the rear back up lights maybe (get a license plate frame with the back up lights in it or make one), rolled rocker panels with the chrome strip removed (already done), possibly a raised hood like you see on the early to mid 50's Packard Caribbeans with the 3/4" slit across the front edge of the hood where it is already raised!!! (thats to help fit the 3x2 carbs, but might not need to do this) If i do end up needed to raise the hood a little, I will keep it off and let the 3 deuces stick out. A hoodless Continental would be sweet! If the 3x2 set up never happens, will need to look into 460 intake adapters and get a dual quad set up on there!!! That would be nasty looking!
-stock interior for now, but the I want buckets and then have them in white tuck n roll naugahyde or vinyl, blue carpet, custom center console with as much class as the Lincoln has (nothing modern), CD and speakers will be hidden for sure, maybe a nice big old tach in the console but with a nice elegant look. Has to be way oversized to fit the scale of this Lincoln.
-2 1/2 inch exhaust with not sure what sound yet but it must end in Bellflower tips if I do not end up putting the tips in the old back light housings.
Let me know what you think and share some of your plans on your ride and any experiences you have had doing any of the mentioned or anything at all even if it was not mentioned! I enjoy reading and sharing so read up and leave something behind! Oh yeah, I bought a 460 to slap in there but its a pain to do and will require a lot of new stuff and fabbing so I found a MEL performance guy and thats where I am getting the parts from. 440hp in MEL powered Lincoln...now thats classy and a rare oportunity so if you have one...do it now while there are parts available! In 20 years, there will be nothing left but stock rebuild kits for the MELs. If I ever get some drawings done, I will try to post them. Here is an old one I made a while back when my plans were slightly different than today. Good luck on your projects and thanks for reading!
Added some photos of a model car I bought at a swap meet. A '66 coupe with that suede look and I placed the wide whites on it so see how it looked! Something like this is in line for my '67