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    Hey, I recently bought a 79 Zephyr Z7 in pretty nice original shape. 3.3L straight-six. Planning to use it mainly for cruising, but some daily driving too. I'll be doing some low-key fix-ups and this seems like the best forum for info and advice. I'm new to fox-bodies, though I had an XA Falcon back in NZ years ago with almost the same engine. Cheers!

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    Welcome from just south of the border! I have a couple of box tops and a Zephyr wagon.
    '78 Fairmont Box Top w/Straight 6/3-spd Manual Everything
    '81 Zephyr Wagon 4/4-spd
    '84 Mustang SVO 5.0 Swapped semi-junker (I didn't do it!)
    MAF, GT-40, BBK Shorties

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    Welcome to the site! Glad you joined to share your new purchase! Show a few more pics when you can.

    Hopefully you get the car running how you want it to. I bet that will turn some heads on the coast! Good luck!
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    Thanks for the welcome guys. Yup, will post some more pics soon.

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    Welcome! Love to see pics of the Falcon too!
    Brad

    '79 Mercury Zephyr ES 5.0L GT40 EFI T-5 (Mustang LWB)
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    Here are a few of the new ride. None of the old Falcon I'm afraid. Had it 2003.

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    Reinstalled the original AM radio last week. It's hooked up to the mono speaker in front. There were still aftermarket speakers in back, so I built a small aux-in amp for those. Not much on happening on AM these days it turns out.

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    Nice color combo!

    Mike
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    Very sharp!!!!!

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    Nice Z7, looking at the windshield sticker, it looks like it was sold new at Totom Lincoln Mercury on SW Marine Drive in Vancover.
    1978 Fairmont 2 door sedan, 428CJ 4speed. 9.972ET@132.54mph. 1.29 60 foot
    Replaced the FE big block with my 331/4 speed in my Fairmont, best 10.24ET @128 MPH.
    1985 Mustang LX hatchback NHRA Stock Eliminator 302 4 speed best in legal trim 12.31@107 mph, but has gone 11.42@115 with aftermarket intake, carb, and iron Windsor Jr. heads.New for 2012! 331 cube SB Ford, AFR 185 heads, solid flat tappet cam, pump gas; 10.296ET@128.71 mph, 1.37 60 foot.
    1979 Zephyr Z7, all original 302 auto, 2nd owner.

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    Thanks guys. And nice to see another Vancouver Z7 owner here. Nice ride!

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