68 S code Cyclone GT

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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by badcatt » 27 Sep 2017, 14:49

ClawIt wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 06:06
badcatt wrote:
26 Sep 2017, 08:09
I noticed the car in the back ground. A 61 or 62 Olds F-85. I had one way back in the mid 70s before I got in to Cougars. It may have the Aluminum block 215 cu/in V8 in it. That was a fun little engine to play with.
Great looking Cyclone!!!

My parents bought a new 62 F-85 and in less then a year it started over heating. The dealer replaced the radiator because it had aluminum particles plugging it up. The heater quit too. Dealer said this would continue to happen due to the engine alloy and the next radiator would be on us. About a year later the over heating started again and they traded it in.
Funny. Brutish Leland bought the right so build the Buick version of this engine. I'm sure there were some problems with them. But for the most part they were great little engines.
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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by BossElim69 » 28 Sep 2017, 05:28

With all the collector hype for the Superbirds. Ford was winning the races on Sunday.

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Post by R.B.Phillips » 28 Sep 2017, 07:01

In my home area of central NY, we seemed to have a good quantity of dealer-stock '68 Cyclones with Parchment interiors and 390 S-Codes! Calypso Coral exteriors popped up at least twice, as well as your classic color. Man, what a great non-Cougar Mercury you've got there!

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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by MercuryDon » 21 Mar 2018, 01:14

Couldn't help myself. Bought another S code GT. 390 is frozen so I picked up a 428 short block for it.
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68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by CougarCJ » 21 Mar 2018, 09:16

MercuryDon wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 01:14
Couldn't help myself. Bought another S code GT. 390 is frozen so I picked up a 428 short block for it.
Larry said that he sold it to you. I sold it to Larry. Red interior with power windows?
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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by 1967 S Code » 21 Mar 2018, 16:12

Great addition to your collection Don. You must have a super big garage. :D
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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by MercuryDon » 22 Mar 2018, 01:22

Space is tight ...lol
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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Re: 68 S code Cyclone GT

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Post by MercuryDon » 22 Mar 2018, 01:32

CougarCJ wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 09:16
MercuryDon wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 01:14
Couldn't help myself. Bought another S code GT. 390 is frozen so I picked up a 428 short block for it.
Larry said that he sold it to you. I sold it to Larry. Red interior with power windows?
Yes he told me you sold it to him. So far I have been robbing parts of it for the Madras blue show unit. I then find myself searching for replacement parts. Just bought 4 GT wheels and center caps for your old car along with a correct carb and an am/fm radio. The am just won't do.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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