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    Default ‘84 Continental Diesel - Marketplace

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5942393319349/

    This popped up on the Facebook Marketplace. Doesn’t look that bad either.

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    Much better paint than mine has. One vague concern, the oil vapor tube looks to be venting out under the car instead of to the air cleaner like it should. Makes me wonder if its got a lot of blowby. Someone has done a halfass job replacing the lift pump too. It shouldn't be visible there in the area sort of next to the master cylinder. Its supposed to be clamped in a bracket that bolts to the engine mount down below the injector pump. Not a big deal really. The whatever under the fuel pump I don't know about. Maybe someone added some extra fuel filters to the mix. Stock it has a big spin-on thing that lives below the master cylinder.


    still though, if its in as nice a condition as it looks to be, doesn't have rust in scary places, and it runs its definitely worth the asking price provided someone is willing to take on a rare car that is something of a challenge.

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    I'd just coyote swap it and sell the driveline crap to gadget

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    I kinda like it for the wtf factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    I'd just coyote swap it and sell the driveline crap to gadget
    Unimaginative. Clearly it needs a high performance diesel engine in there. Its already got the proper badging. Could even go modern Beemer diesel to keep it "in the family" so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Unimaginative. Clearly it needs a high performance diesel engine in there. Its already got the proper badging. Could even go modern Beemer diesel to keep it "in the family" so to speak.
    Still wouldn't sound good though. Unless....5.0 TT cummins out of a Titan? I dunno, i'm just really not a diesel person. I'd put a 408W in everything if i could but i live in dumbass california where smog is a major ballache. Newer is easier. I could LS swap anything but refuse to. Coyote just seems the way to go. 420+ HP, decent mileage, no smog issues. If i ever get the hell out of here things might be different. Still wouldn't want a diesel passenger car though.

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    I just couldn't stand to put anything other than a diesel in such a rare car. I'm not of the opinion that everything should be diesel powered either, pretty much everything about them costs more money. They also sound freaking awful with that loud drone exhaust that trucks all seem to be modified with. The stock exhaust on the Lincoln is amazingly quiet. Driving down the road you really don't notice much of anything. The engine sound isn't V8, but its not a clatterbox with a turbo that makes ear-splitting whining noises either. Modern ones are smoother and quieter than old ones too, at least in non-bro setup.

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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Hahaha non-bro setup, i love it. My brother has douchebag exhaust on his excursion, although the 6.0l is one of the only diesels that actually sounds pretty good with exhaust, it's still a douche-mobile. He's like half white trash and half real housewives of OC, the weirdo. Rather than buy a normal vehicle he gets a supersize SUV that's 15 years old AND a diesel that's been fucked with. Had a ton of problems with it already and i keep reminding him about that Country Squire i showed him. 9 passengers man, who needs an excursion? For what he's spent on that pile already he could have a box wagon gussied up fancier than Tom's.

    Anyhow, good that the Lincoln is quiet, i would go nuts driving some clattery piece of shit around all the time.

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    yup, thats the typical diesel truck owner. Can't afford a good one so they buy someone else's POS that has loads of problems and end up spending more on fixing it than they would just buying something that didn't suck in the first place. If I were to own an old diesel truck I'd want the old man special that had nothing but regular maintenance and repairs.

    Mercifully my Continental seems to fall into that realm. Its not been screwed with too much, and the problems I've had were mostly just old age related. The only thing that really sucked was the pump failure, but even that isn't terribly unexpected. Old Cummins motors run the same pump, and those guys have the same problems with them eventually.
    Last edited by gadget73; 10-13-2018 at 11:23 AM.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Actually kinda pissed i passed on an '86 continental recently that was super cheap and very clean. It was a v-8 car of course, which is preferable to me anyhow. They are kind of ugly, but in a lovable way. Like an LSC/MkVII that had some kids or something, just a bit homely.

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    yeah its not the most appealing body. It was also a pretty expensive car. I get why they didn't sell too well. Build is not bad, not worse than other 80s Ford products at least but when you get right down to it we're talking about a very fancy Fairmont.

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    interior looks pretty moldy...
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    yeah kinda dirty, and that is some seriously faded red. Ford porno red velour gets pretty gross looking when it fades.

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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    it turns into scab brown... kinda why mine lives in the garage.

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