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Celebrating the first 40 Years of my "other" Car ;)

Mercury Comet Coupe 1969 MuscleCar JesZeK Ford Coupé Loyale 2.7 Turbo 69

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#1 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:18 PM

My 1969 Mercury Comet Sports Coupé, Today Reaches its first 40 Years of Non-Stop Work & Run History ... th_dance9bh.gif ... My Mercury has been Part of the Family since New, my Dad purchased it on Spring, 1969; and I came on it the day I was Born in 1975 ... After lots of Family Memories and Tons of Photos, Travels Videos, etc, Together; makes this MuscleCar to be a True Part of the Family, is somehow like my "Brother" ... I Named it "Herbie" when I was Child... so many Memories together makes this classic, Priceless!

 

Now after 40 years and more than three full Turns (and counting) on the Odometer, it still Runs like a Champ :D 

 

 

Here you can See  "Herbie"  next to my Former White Wagon, 

which Now is Modified and known as the "BumbleBeast;) 

 

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Here you can See  "Herbie"  parked outside the House,

and my Former White Wagon, inside the Garage:

 

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Here you can see  "Herbie"  Parked in front of

my yellow "Loyale 2.7"  (Now Dead - Background Story here) Project Wagon:

 

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Engine Photo:

 

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Much More Photos in my USMB Photo Album:

 

Here ~► http://www.ultimates...bo/?tab=gallery 


I've upgraded it with Front Disc Brakes, a Brake Booster (Subaru, by the way), Chromed Engine Parts (Such as Head Cover, etc...), Under Body anti Rust Paint, Body Paint, a "Yamaha" Stereo, etc... Also I managed to "Made" (with the help of a Friend who owns a Metal Casting Factory), a Piece for the Engine: The Water Inlet (Where goes the Thermostat) is now Made of Thick Brass, instead the Weak one that Ford does (Made of Manganese?), which somehow trend to get destroyed after a couple of years of use. 


It Runs Great on its Manual Trans and Being just 250 Cui (4.1L) 6 Cyl. is economic to Drive for a Full Sized MuscleCar Coupe.

I Just Wanted to Share our Celebration
:banana: 

Kind Regards.

►Edited to Update the Picture's Links and Web Links,

   due to the New USMB's System


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 20 September 2013 - 11:39 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

http://www.ultimates...1&pictureid=645

That is such a cool looking old car. That 4.1 straight 6 is the reason why its run for such a long time reliably. Thats basically a truck motor if im not mistaken. Super simple to work on and nothing to em.

Does that SC stand for "sport coupe"?

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:33 PM

Not a Ford guy, but that is a nice looking ride!

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:34 AM

Thank you for your Kind Replies!

Yes, SC Means Sports Coupe.  


That in-line 6 Cyl. Engine uses Hydraulic Lifters Too, is a Quiet, fast & Powerful Engine that Runs with a Very Tiny Carb, I Obtained a Brand New Chromed Carb for it. Believe me: is Very Economic to Drive.

The Main Difference between the 250 Engine on my Mercury and the Truck's 300 Engine, Beside the Bigger Bore & Stroke, is that the Truck Versions has a Much Larger Run on the Cylinders, so the Truck Engine Version is Slower but more Powerful
(And Gas Thirsty too), the Truck Engine is Taller Too; but Basically Yes, is the Same Engine.

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 11 September 2013 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:32 PM

Most excellent antique iron.
See so few on the road these days.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:20 PM

Back in '69, our family had two of those, except they were called "Mercury Montego".

My parents had a green one, with the 302-C.I.D. V8 engine, and my Grandfather's was white (with black vinyl roof) and had a 351 C.I.D. V8.. What a rocket that was!!:)

Both had the Ford C-4 Automatic 3-speed transmission.

We only had them a few years, then traded for newer bigger Mercurys.

First car I ever drove was that green '69 (you always remember your first time:rolleyes:...).

Thanks for bringing back some good memories, and GREAT JOB on keeping yours in such fine shape! :clap:

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:16 AM

Thank you for your Kind Words! :D 

Also I've Seen the "Montego" Version here in Honduras,

 

but Only in Station Wagon Shape with a 302 V8 engine.

 

The Comet is the Sports Coupe and there were a Comet "Caliente" (Spanish for Hot!)

 

Version that was also available with two different V8 Engines.

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 11 September 2013 - 08:02 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:15 AM

Time for an Update.  :) 

 

Almost four years passed by since my last post here, my Mercury is Still working very fine and Strong in my HomeTown!... (it is always at my Parents' Home) ...the only fail it developed years ago, was the Faulty Water inlet pipe on the Engine, which I managed to get one Custom Casted here in Honduras (As I Explained in the Above Posts) but after all these 44  years of Driving in our Horrid Roads, it finally developed two more fails.

 

Rotten Brake Hoses and Rusted Radiator's Upper Tank.

 

There are Two Brake Hoses that delivers fluid from the Mercury's Chassis to each front Caliper, both where custom made here, during the Front Disc Brakes' Swap (I did it in 1996) and they had a Metallic core that rusted and due to the wheel's movement it stretched too many times that finally they were Blown... thanks God its Parking Brake (Which is a fourth Pedal) is Strong Enough to Stop the Car.

 

There are another one (Only one) Brake Hose for the Rear Drum Brakes, which comes from the Chassis and goes to a "T" above the Huge Differential; that delivers fluid equally to both rear Drum Brakes.



#9 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:21 AM

So, I obtained a Pair of "Custom Made" Brake Fluid Hoses for both front Calipers,

 

each one has a Nylon Core instead the old Metallic one:

 

 

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:D


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 21 September 2013 - 12:22 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:27 AM

This is How I installed the New Brake Hoses:

 

 

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So I made a Brake Job, that involved Cleansing all the Parts

 

and Draining all the Old Brake Fluid out from the System:

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:29 AM

I also made that to the Rear Drum Brakes:

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:36 AM

After the Brake Job was Done, I took my Mercury for a Ride... to the Radiator Shop:o 

 

I Had Eight Months without going to my Parents' Home at my Hometown (My Job is Far Away on the Continental Honduras), so it Developed some Rust on the Radiator's upper tank ... they Removed the Radiator from the Car and cutted a piece of Rusted metal of around Five inches Long X one inch tall.

 

As you can see in the Following Photo:

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:55 AM

After the Radiator was Fixed, I did a Coolin' system Flush, poured fresh coolant

 

and cleansed the Radiator's outer side for anti-Rust painting:

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:57 AM

I Found "FoMoCo" Emblazoned on the Radiator's upper Tank:

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 01:00 AM

I Did a Short Video that day,

 

of my Mercury Starting after Eight Months,

 

you can see it Here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me Know What do you Think about it...

 

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

This was a good read Jeszek. Might bump it, see how many others review it :)

 

Might be time for a thread to match the :My other car is ...." bumper stickers ??


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