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Old 06-19-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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I wish the 1975-78 Mercury Marquis came out during the high compression era instead of the Malaise era, they were one of my all time favorite vehicles built in the 70's and the best of the Marquis's.

I also feel the same about the 1976-77 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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I wish the 1975-78 Mercury Marquis came out during the high compression era instead of the Malaise era, they were one of my all time favorite vehicles built in the 70's and the best of the Marquis's.

I also feel the same about the 1976-77 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

You do know just a bit of work (and yeah some money) you can make that 460 scream, right?
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Both of these "eras" are far enough in the past that a guy can certainly find a good example of whatever mid-70's car he likes, and then go through the engine, you can go "back to the 60's" if you want, but the technology is out there to go "ahead to the 90's" and do FI, build a fairly sophisticated engine that makes big power but is also at least fairly clean and if you go with the right transmission and rear gear set, you can have both strong acceleration and at least fairly good cruise mileage.



Of course with that Marquis, you will be wanting at least top-shelf brake pads, if not some better brakes outright (assuming you can find something that fits), and at least some new "ordinary" shocks. These cars were not that good at stopping or turning when new, but of course when new the engine was anemic enough to keep you out of trouble.
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