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    Default '78 Zephyr with some bolt-ons

    Here is my 1978 Mercury Zephyr. I got the car for Christmas when I was 14 years old as a project. (top pic) After driving the car through high school and college, I decided to redo the entire car. Well. Life happened. It sat unfinished for close to 10 years, until I got my butt in gear. Since completion, I drive the car everywhere. This year it is getting a complete TMI Interior as well as a built AOD.

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    Dang that car looks bad @ss! Definitely didn't go for a sleeper look with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 84StangSVT View Post
    Dang that car looks bad @ss! Definitely didn't go for a sleeper look with it.
    Thank you very much! I prefer the direct approach....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownMerc View Post
    Thank you very much! I prefer the direct approach....
    Like John Coletti said about the Terminator when it came out. "It might be somewhat like cracking eggs with a hammer but the fact is....Hammers DO crack eggs!"

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    Nice! I love your oldey timey fender emblems. You should post a close-up of that.
    Brad

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    Way cool!

    Is that the same garage in the background too? Awesome.

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    Wow! We need much more detail on this one. Way cool!
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    Way cool brother, very nice!

    i agree, more information please.

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    Awesome car, look forward to more pics and details.

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    Real cool, I dig it. Probably don't need much front tires since you can't see around corners, ehh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Way cool!

    Is that the same garage in the background too? Awesome.
    Yes, it is the same garage in the background. That is where the car was built.

    Thanks for all the compliments everyone!

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    Let's see some track times from that beautiful car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZephyrEFI View Post
    Nice! I love your oldey timey fender emblems. You should post a close-up of that.
    The hood ornament is kinda neat too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Rider View Post
    The hood ornament is kinda neat too.
    6 times 71 is 426...is this just a co-incidence from my side of the Hemisphere??


    2nd Best use for a GMC product...first? Winning World War II.






    Nice work.

    Tell us about whats under the alloy three lobe!

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    How's it do in the snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff85 View Post
    How's it do in the snow?
    Not the best in the snow, but works out really well when I need to roll the lawn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownMerc View Post
    Not the best in the snow, but works out really well when I need to roll the lawn...
    Lol Funny stuff there.

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    You've had this car for 10 years,.Surely there's a story that goes w/ the pics. I mean things like: Engine/transmission/rear, electrical, Horsepower/torque...

    You know....Stuff!

    That car is really great looking. And coming from one fairmont owner to another, If I would have built a P/S version, I would have done it much the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownMerc View Post
    Not the best in the snow, but works out really well when I need to roll the lawn...

    I'll bet it has front end plow in the snow....but when you drive a Jimmy, who cares?


    My first Supercharged car experience was very late, I was 21, and a yellow 6/71 454 210 55 Coupe parked outside our flat. She says, whats that? Glimmer Belt Noise honey, and the faint sound of alloy lobes which sounds like a Pete Jackson timing gear set, only W-A-Y cooler. It was summer time (no more than 85 degrees down here), and he ran it on a blend of avagas and it was magic.


    So BM, I'll ask the same question


    M11~57 asked.....

    You've had this car for 10 years,.Surely there's a story that goes w/ the pics. I mean things like: Engine/transmission/rear, electrical, Horsepower/torque...

    You know....Stuff!



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    Hahaha ok here is the run down. Sorry nothing super spectacular here!

    351W 30 over
    Dyers 6-71 blower 2 Holley 650 carbs
    Ported and polished heads
    Built C6 (soon to be changed out for a B&M AOD unit)
    Narrowed 9 inch rear Detroit Locker with 3:73 gears
    Full set of Auto Meter Phantom gauges
    Interior is getting redone this winter with seats from TMI
    10 point roll bar
    All the work was done by me in my home garage except engine machining and paint

    Sorry but the car has never been on the dyno or the track, so no crazy numbers to throw at you. The car has a ton of power, but is so easy to drive on a regular basis. I love the looks on peoples faces on the highway when I pass them at 80mph. Especially the Prius drivers...

    Any other questions just ask!

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