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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 01:53 PM
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Re: My 1971 Mercury Montego Mx

I had a 74 Montego MX and it was the nicest ride! Yours is going to be even better.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I hope it turns out like I envisioned. I got the pedals mounted today. I used part of the firewall from the mustang for added strength and it gave me a pattern to drill the holes for the brake booster. I figured it would be easier with the big hole in the cowl. I started laying out the wiring also. I need to do a little more cutting and then it's time to start repairing all the unwanted holes.
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 04:10 PM
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Did you get this running? Really interested in your opinions on the 4.6L swap as I would like to eventually do a 4.6L or 5.4L but with the auto/overdrive.

Did you have to do anything different with the engine crossmember or the oil pan? And have you retained the stock steering (tie rods etc)? Sorry if I missed it in earlier threads.
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Re: My 1971 Mercury Montego Mx

I've been really slow on this build. The frame mounts I made out of 3/16 plate and some square tubing. The oil pan I got from a 2000 lincoln continental. It's a front sump. The steering I have out because I'm going with a rack and pinion setup. You could easily use the stock steering. I notched the shock towers to give me room to run the air conditioner lines and just a little extra room. The motor did fit without doing that but there was only about a half inch on either side. You could easily just put a 4.6 in and use a seperate engine controller to get it going. I'm using all the stock stuff from my donor 96 mustang.
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Re: My 1971 Mercury Montego Mx

Finally got some work done on the firewall today.
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I got most of the engine bay test fitted today. Making sure everything fits like I want. Doesn't seem so big once everything is in there.
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Way overdue, seems like finding time is the hardest thing to do. Finally was able to get my steering setup put in. Fatman Fabrication IFS kit.
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Am new to this thread but love your project. When I was a kid my mom did the books for the local mercury dealership that is now long gone. She bought a ‘71 Cyclone gt and a ‘71 comet gt. The cyclone had a 429 thunder jet. I have a soft spot for montegos and cyclones.
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