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Moneymaker
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posted 01-28-2005 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Did any of you see the two tone green and white 56 Crown Vic that brought $85k on Thursday night?
Factory 292 with a stick and a reported "correct" dealer installed Tr-Power.
That was a new one on me as I never saw a factory Y block Tri-Power.
I thought that Gary put up a story once about a 57 312 Merc that had a Tri-Power option, but that would be a year later.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 01-28-2005 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins        Reply w/Quote
Ain't no such animal as factory Tripower for "Y-Block" ,only dealer installed duel-4's and what is correct dealer installed???

KULTULZ
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posted 01-28-2005 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Hopkins:

Ain't no such animal as factory Tripower for "Y-Block" , only dealer installed duel-4's and what is correct dealer installed???


Haven't you never learned to say never when it comes to FORD assembly yet Bob?

Correct Dealer Installed would be the service kit released by FORD via the Service Parts Division. The '56 FORD and MERC 2x4 kits were dealer installed. The '61 390/401HP TRIPOWER and Four Speed option was Dealer Installed.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

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TomP
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posted 01-30-2005 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
That "correct Tri Power" looked like an Edelbrock, Offy or Weiand intake... not a Ford one.

I suppose the "dealer" (or guy who restored the car last fall and wanted to add some flash for extra cash) would have to document that.

I know guy around here that tell those same "Factory" or "Dealer installed" tales yet everyone recalls the car beforehand when it was stock.

Then again if somebody falls for it and pays an extra $20-30,000 for such a questionable option i need to be selling them a car.

[This message has been edited by TomP (edited 01-30-2005).]

Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
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posted 01-31-2005 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Hey, Tom, that "somebody" wouldn`t own a Orange GTE Cougar, would he? Or a 68 428 Galaxie?

Moneymaker
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posted 02-04-2005 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
There is a classic car dealer in Maine who has a real 312 dual quad car with a stick for $32k.
And it's red and white.

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Alex Denysenko
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-04-2005 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Is it Goldenrod Garage in Freeport?

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-04-2005 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
No Steve, it's Collectors Carosel in Westbrook.

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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old fart
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posted 10-29-2005 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for old fart        Reply w/Quote
Raymonds ford in Adrain put a tri power on my Uncles 57 rancharo when he bought it new.Car would do 90 mph in second gear. Thats the car that got me hooked on fords. My dad bought a wagon from old man Raymond after we did a tree job for him It had the 312 WITH THE SUPERCHARGER Raymond had it biuilt for himself sold it to dad after dad told him we were going to the Rockies for vacation. "with six kids and all your gear Art you will need a car with some power and room and I have just the car for you!" We climbed PIKES PEAK WITH IT AND HAD NO PROBLEMS! P.s. when we got home DAD SPANKED A CORVETTE WITH IT

old fart
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posted 10-29-2005 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for old fart        Reply w/Quote
Oh ya Mr.raymond married HENRY FORDS Daughter

Dad Vishus
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posted 11-07-2005 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus        Reply w/Quote
Wasn't the 312 with a McCulloch blower an option on the 57 T-Bird?

I'm sure I saw that at some point. Makes sense as a counter to the fuel injected 283 in the 57 Vettes and BelAires.

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posted 11-08-2005 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work        Reply w/Quote
In 57 you could pretty much order the body you wanted and select the engine you wanted from the option list. The blown 312 was available in the t-Bird and any other Ford body. You could get a street driveable 312 with one four, two fours, or a blower. I remember there were some race motor options as well but don't remember the details.

The blown 312 was the fastest available, don't let anybody tell you ant Chevy was faster.

John

Moneymaker
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posted 11-24-2005 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
You could even get a blown 312 in a Ranchero.

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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427Fastback
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posted 11-24-2005 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 427Fastback        Reply w/Quote
Hey Rory, You mean Mr.R Miller.....I worked for Canadian Cougar,I know the storys..

That GTE has been here since day one.I used to see it as a kid in Port Moody,and I have driven it...

He is only fooling himself...He is not the only one here that trys to pull that crap

I need another coffee...

Cory

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-24-2005 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Yeahm Cory, thats the GTE, you know, the one he claims was the only Cougar ever built by Shelby American (kinda funny,since by 68, Shelby America wasn`t even building Shelby Mustangs anymore!! I`m sure you have also seen the 68 Galaxie around the Vancouver area with the "factory installed" 428 CJ with 3 2 barrels and long branch 427 exhaust manifolds too, right? Seems that the GVRD water works has a leak of Fibber Oxide" leaching into Seymour watershed, eh??

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roger
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posted 03-25-2006 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger        Reply w/Quote
Wait now, I had & have pics. of a 56 312c.i. I bought from original owner with tri-power installed & it was on the orig. dealer bill of sale.

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