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Here are one of those parts cars/trucks/motorhomes for sale on Miami Craigslist:

1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon with only 95627 original miles. Second owner purchased 1982. In storage for 25 years. Used for the past 10 years as a truck in construction work. Body very ratty. Strong Ford 460 with new 4 barrel carb and only 5061 miles on C-6 Transmission completely rebuilt 4 years ago. 100psi air shocks and truck springs. Good tires & new truck battery. 4 x 8 sheets of plywood fit in the back. Use as a truck or buy it for the motor and transmission and part out the car or use in demolition derby. Call owner: (646) 981-8076

1978 mercury grand marquis
VIN: 8Z74A556299
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 95627
paint color: custom
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon


Engine runs, new Holley carb, C-6 was rebuilt 5000 miles ago, all brackets and accessories are there, car is in West Palm Beach, they are asking $1195.00, make an offer and bring a
trailer as the car the drivetrain is in is a throwaway.
 

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Under a dusty cover, we have a fun bracket 90 mustang.....460, C6 and a 9inch. Bullet proof system.

Probly needs a new home.
Yes, tell us more, any photos? Where is it? Dave
 

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They are a cheap. Last one I bought was 175.00 for a runner from the local junk yard. I need a backup one, so I may call Monday to see if they have another, since I gave that previous one away to a friend for his wife's bracket car. Thinking of doing a el cheapo blow through 8psi deal on 70s 2wd
 

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You fan boys are lucky Chevy marketing put the nix on the Mark III. 😜
 

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LOL......another Ford knock off?
Nobody copied Furd. Everybody copied GM. FACT


Realistically what happened was that Studebaker’s engineers saw the light when the 1949 Cadillac and Olds V8s appeared, with their compact wedge-shaped combustion chambers, overhead valves, hydraulic valve lifters, generous valve and port size, compact and lighter blocks thanks to shorter strokes and “slipper” pistons, and a slew of other advanced engineering elements. Eventually all American V8s came to adopt these key design aspects of the Cadillac and Olds engines; some sooner than later. Those that didn’t, like the Chrysler hemi and the Ford Y block, did so at their peril, and both were soon replaced by engines (Chrysler B/RB; Ford FE) that more closely followed the GM approach.


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Nobody copied Furd. Everybody copied GM. FACT


Realistically what happened was that Studebaker’s engineers saw the light when the 1949 Cadillac and Olds V8s appeared, with their compact wedge-shaped combustion chambers, overhead valves, hydraulic valve lifters, generous valve and port size, compact and lighter blocks thanks to shorter strokes and “slipper” pistons, and a slew of other advanced engineering elements. Eventually all American V8s came to adopt these key design aspects of the Cadillac and Olds engines; some sooner than later. Those that didn’t, like the Chrysler hemi and the Ford Y block, did so at their peril, and both were soon replaced by engines (Chrysler B/RB; Ford FE) that more closely followed the GM approach.


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Ford was building ohv engines long before that........do some research.
 

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Ford was building ohv engines long before that........do some research.
The first production automobile that used overhead valves was a BUICK. THAT IS FACT.
Production OHV enginesEdit
In 1898, bicycle manufacturer Walter Lorenzo Marr in the United States built a prototype motorised tricycle powered by a single-cylinder OHV engine.[8] Marr was hired by Buick (then named Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company) from 1899–1902, where the overhead valve engine design was further refined.[9] This engine employed pushrod-actuated rocker arms, which in turn opened valves parallel to the pistons. Marr returned to Buick in 1904 (having built a small quantity of the Marr Auto-Car, with the first known engine to use an overhead camshaft design), the same year that Buick received a patent for an overhead valve engine design. In 1904, the world's first production OHV engine was released in the Buick Model B. The engine was a flat-twin design with two valves per cylinder. The engine was very successful for Buick, with the company selling 750 such cars in 1905.

That was BEFORE Buick became part of GM, however, GM was absolutely the first between them & Ford to produce A OHV engine.
Buick eventually made over 8,000 cars by 1908. The Model B, was the first car in the world to have an Overhead-Valve engine (OHV). The small-block V8 made by GM today in many of its cars still utilize this groundbreaking technology. Buick became part of General Motors in 1908, being positioned as a luxury offering.

Not sure if that was the first but it certainly wasn't the time Ford copied GM.
 

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