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Old 11-20-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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I am very surprised that the 1974 Lincoln Continental has better acceleration and performance than the 1968 Lincoln Continental considering that 1974 wasn't a very good year for the high performance vehicles and that the engines were strangled with emission control devices and 1968 was one of the greatest years of the high performance vehicles
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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Did you find that somewhere online? Cause I would like to read it.
Remember before I think 1972 the horsepower measurements were
basically unrealistic, no accessories or exhaust or air cleaner and 1972 and

later engines were measured as installed with all accessories and
everything in place which makes the difference between a late 60s engine
and the same mid 70s engine fairly small at least in some cases.
Both of these Lincolns came with a 460 but some 1968s still used up the

existing 462 v8s from the previous year.
And what about curb weight and gearing between these different
years? I would think the 70s lincolns weigh more though. No matter what
it is probably a small difference between the two.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I am very surprised that the 1974 Lincoln Continental has better acceleration and performance than the 1968 Lincoln Continental considering that 1974 wasn't a very good year for the high performance vehicles and that the engines were strangled with emission control devices and 1968 was one of the greatest years of the high performance vehicles
Well, let's compare. I have tests of '68, '69 and '75. I also have '73 and '74 but couldn't find those right away...
(Tests by Motor Trend and Road Test.)

Lincoln Continental

---------------------- 1968------ 1969------- 1975------- 1975

Engine---------------- 462------- 460-------- 460--------- 460
Curb weight----------- 5,244 lbs-- 5,208------ 5,200------- 5,435
Axle ratio------------- 2.80:1----- 3.00----- --3.00-------- 3.00

0-60 mph------------- 10.6 sec--- 9.0-------- 9.5--------- 10.5
1/4 mile--------------- 18.2@80-- 16.2@85.7- 17.12@81.37 17.85@78.60
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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Did you find that somewhere online? Cause I would like to read it.
Remember before I think 1972 the horsepower measurements were
basically unrealistic, no accessories or exhaust or air cleaner and 1972 and

later engines were measured as installed with all accessories and
everything in place which makes the difference between a late 60s engine
and the same mid 70s engine fairly small at least in some cases.
Both of these Lincolns came with a 460 but some 1968s still used up the

existing 462 v8s from the previous year.
And what about curb weight and gearing between these different
years? I would think the 70s lincolns weigh more though. No matter what
it is probably a small difference between the two.
I did find them somewhere on the Chrysler Imperial webpage where they have photos of all the Chrysler Imperials from every era and they even have articles on that website, I'm not sure where the link is to the website though, the 1974 Lincoln weighs 200 lbs more than the 1968 Lincoln, I believe the 462 was used on the early 1968's and the 460's were used on the later 1968's, they've tested the 462 V8
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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Well, let's compare. I have tests of '68, '69 and '75. I also have '73 and '74 but couldn't find those right away...
(Tests by Motor Trend and Road Test.)

Lincoln Continental

---------------------- 1968------ 1969------- 1975------- 1975

Engine---------------- 462------- 460-------- 460--------- 460
Curb weight----------- 5,244 lbs-- 5,208------ 5,200------- 5,435
Axle ratio------------- 2.80:1----- 3.00----- --3.00-------- 3.00

0-60 mph------------- 10.6 sec--- 9.0-------- 9.5--------- 10.5
1/4 mile--------------- 18.2@80-- 16.2@85.7- 17.12@81.37 17.85@78.60
On the 1975 Lincoln's you've found are they both the same model? The 1969 seems to have a major difference in performance than the 1968 models due to the new engine, I thought Lincoln made the right decision by having the 460 replacing the 462.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:38 AM
 
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On the 1975 Lincoln's you've found are they both the same model? The 1969 seems to have a major difference in performance than the 1968 models due to the new engine, I thought Lincoln made the right decision by having the 460 replacing the 462.
Yes, the same model. All listed were Continentals.

The 460 does seem like a better choice than the 462. More torque, too... 500 lbs-ft VS 485 lbs-ft.

The '69 also has 3.00 gears instead of the 2.80s on the '68.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:11 AM
 
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Yes, the same model. All listed were Continentals.

The 460 does seem like a better choice than the 462. More torque, too... 500 lbs-ft VS 485 lbs-ft.

The '69 also has 3.00 gears instead of the 2.80s on the '68.
The higher the gears are the better the acceleration am I correct?
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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The higher the gears are the better the acceleration am I correct?
Yes, higher numerically gears=better acceleration.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Is this for two doors or four doors? In a related note, how much shorter are the two door versions, and what is last year of the two door hardtop Continental?
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Is this for two doors or four doors? In a related note, how much shorter are the two door versions, and what is last year of the two door hardtop Continental?
I believe the 1974 model was a 4 door and the 1968 model was a 2 door
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