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    Default So, I did a thing. '85 Marquis LTS

    Against my own better judgement, I picked this up over the weekend.

    1985 Mercury Marquis LTS





    Came with a pile of parts (A bunch of NOS stuff) and some replacement panels.

    More details as I get time to get into it. Primary goal is to get it sorted out and driving.
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    Cool!

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    That's a rare one. One year only (1985) and available only in Canada. Only 134 made. (Statistic courtesy of Marti Auto Works.) Can't be but a handful left.

    Hope you can give it the time and effort it deserves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    That's a rare one. One year only (1985) and available only in Canada. Only 134 made. (Statistic courtesy of Marti Auto Works.) Can't be but a handful left.

    Hope you can give it the time and effort it deserves.
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    Well, I'm not a concourse restoration kinda guy, but it's not just going to be sitting and rotting like it has been for the past few years.

    Phase 1 is to go through of all the mechanical systems and do a first pass at clean-up and cosmetics. This thing has had no TLC for a while. I want it on the road and driveable.

    When I get a chance, I'll get pics of all of the NOS bits I have for it.
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    AWESOME. I love those.
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    Wow. That is quite the score. Looks like it has already been five lugged swapped and has Cobra brakes up front. Looks like a good start to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVarnes View Post
    Wow. That is quite the score. Looks like it has already been five lugged swapped and has Cobra brakes up front. Looks like a good start to me.
    It has 99+ 11" brakes up front, on 94-95 spindles. It came with new 5-lug axles and drums for the rear, which will work for now. Full set of Bullitt wheels should look pretty good on it.

    It needs A LOT of TLC right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
    Well, I'm not a concourse restoration kinda guy, but it's not just going to be sitting and rotting like it has been for the past few years.

    Phase 1 is to go through of all the mechanical systems and do a first pass at clean-up and cosmetics. This thing has had no TLC for a while. I want it on the road and driveable.

    When I get a chance, I'll get pics of all of the NOS bits I have for it.
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    There’s been 3 or 4 of these pop up on the LTD FB group. This one looks like one that was for sale on there not too long ago, came with I believe a LTD LX too.

    Nice score!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wdanison43103 View Post
    There’s been 3 or 4 of these pop up on the LTD FB group. This one looks like one that was for sale on there not too long ago, came with I believe a LTD LX too.

    Nice score!!
    It is. The extra body panels and other bits are from that LX parts car.
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    Every project has to start on jackstands, right?


    My September is going to be very busy, so I'm going to have minimal time to mess with this, other than some basic investigation, etc.

    I do know I have some wiring issues (bad fusible links and rodents chewed up the TBI wiring harness) so an EVTM is on the way.

    I need to source a new fuel filler neck, and I think I read the Fox Mustang ones will work, so I need to dig up something.

    I'll need tires for the Bullitts and to wrap up the brake system install.

    A new steering wheel is on the list, as the current one is junk.
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    Check those new edge calipers, the pistons are phenolic and they tend to swell, causing drag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Claflin View Post
    Check those new edge calipers, the pistons are phenolic and they tend to swell, causing drag.
    I'll check them out, but I think these are fairly "new".

    I had some time today to go through all of the stuff that was stuffed inside the car, as well as check out the NOS stuff.







    Underneath, the only bad spot is the front of the passenger floor pan. That's an easy fix.



    New front control arms and some unknown "lowering" springs. I'll see if those are worth my time. If they're something decent, I'll keep them in for now. If not, FMS "C-Kits" will go in the front.
    Exhaust is cut off just after the Y...so that will need to be taken care of.

    Under the hood isn't terrible, outside of some bad wiring.




    I forgot how much of a s&^%show the emissions stuff is on these things.

    Lot's of cleaning to do, once I get all of this stuff out of here.

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    If you're so inclined to remove the upper rear seat, you may find a build sheet stuffed into the wire frame on the passenger side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    If you're so inclined to remove the upper rear seat, you may find a build sheet stuffed into the wire frame on the passenger side.
    That's on my list of things to look for. I knew it was back there someplace.
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    Fixed the fusible link issue and threw a battery in it. Looks like we have power and the car starts and "runs". Need to fix the TBI harness, as it's only running on 1 injector at the moment.

    Heater hoses were cut, so I need to replace those and refill the cooling system.

    Once I do those two things, we'll see how it runs.

    Tune up stuff is on the list, as if you look at the plug wires, they say "1987" on them...
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    Very cool. Looking forward to seeing the build/fix up.

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