Country Squires of the Silverscreen
The legendary Ford Country Squire was not only the "Wagonmaster" of the
American Road, the Country Squire was widely used in film, especially in
the 1960's thru the early 1980's. Sit back and watch, see if you can figure
out some of the TV shows and movies in this video.
Ford Country Squire The Wagon Master
Sit back, turn up the sound and imagine you are the Griswold's. Featured
are Country Squires from 1959 to 1987, huge chrome monsters, laced with
woodgrain paneling, and room for half the basketball team. These are the
SUV's of the 50' 60's and 70's, great cars with lots of room, class and
plenty of power to tow.
Starting a '76 Country Squire
My friend Luke and I trying to start and idle a 1976 Ford LTD Country
Squire station wagon.
It sat in the woods only occasionally being started for about 5-6 years.
I will try to answer comments as best that I can, but keep in mind I am not
the 'car guy'. So the answers may take awhile.
1963 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE STATION WAGON, RESTORATION PROJECT
THIS WAGON IS AN ORIGINAL SURVIVOR --ALMOST. IT NEEDS A TOTAL MAKE-OVER
AND RESTORATION, BUT WHAT A RARE JEWEL IT IS. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 16,114
COUNTRY SQUIRES BUILT THIS YEAR. ALSO THIS YEAR FORD BUILT IT'S 30TH
MILLION V-8 ENGINE. THE V-8 ENGINE IN THIS WAGON HAS THE 390 CID VERSION
THAT PRODUCED 340 HP. ALL IN ALL FORD HAD TEN DIFFERENT ENGINE CHOICES
THIS YEAR. THE LIST PRICE OF THIS SQUIRE IS $3,018 AND WEIGHED 4,006 LBS.
ALWAYS ADMIRING OLDER CARS THAT NEED A TOTAL RESTORATION AND THIS ONE FITS
VERY WELL IN THAT CATEGORY. THE INTERIOR IS GOOD, THE EXTERIOR IS
FADEDRUSTY, AND WORN AND NEEDS NEW PAINT. AGAIN THIS YEAR FORDS ARE
IDENTIFIED BY THEIR HUGE ROUND TAIL LIGHTS. AND THE FAUX WOOD GRAIN
DEFINITLY NEEDS REWORK BUT WHAT A JOY FOR SOME OWNER TO RESTORE A RARE
JEWEL LIKE THIS. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS RARE COUNTRY SQUIRE
Ford LTD Country Squire 1977
This is Aunt Edna. She is a 1977 Ford LTD Country Squire. These kings of
the road once ruled the automotive landscape, now slowly being forgotten.
She was found under a tree in 2004, sitting for three years. It had mold
growing inside the windows and was being used for storage by the farmer
that owned it. I paid $150....shes come a long way since then. The paint
looked orange it was so badly faded, the wood sides where white, and the
whole brake system was shot.....it took some labor and a lot of love....but
its been worth it.
When I was driving home in November of 2005, I hit a deer at 65 mph in the
Chicago burbs. I found a salvage yard where I go to school in Macomb, IL
(home of WIU), I repainted the front clip, and replaced it my apt. parking
This video was taken at whim. I was playing with my digital camera and I
discovered that it could record. This was also the last time the wagon was
able to drive. In January of 2007, my head gasket blew. I sent it to a
local shop in Macomb, IL called D_D's Garage. He had the car for three
months to fix it. It was never right. I took it back to Chicago, Aunt Edna
over heated and cracked a head. I had her towed back to D_D's Garage, where
he had it for another four months. He scamed me, I now have a car that
longer is driveable. But Aunt Edna is getting another engine this spring.
And yes, that is Close Encounters of the Third Kind playing on 8 track.
World's Greatest Wagon? - /BIG MUSCLE
• BIG MUSCLE GARAGE
Sometimes old cars break, it's just what happens. While some may see this
as an inconvenience, we here at /BIG MUSCLE took it as an opportunity to
expand our horizons, take a chance, and venture to a place we rarely
frequent - the drag strip. Our plan was to film, talk to and get an idea of
what racers go through when they run their cars down the 1,320. Everything
was going great, until that is, they told us WE could race. We showed up in
our 1992 Chevrolet Caprice wagon, aka, the Battle Wagon, so we knew we
weren't going to set any records. What we weren't prepared for though, was
the amount of fun we'd have running one of the slowest vehicles on the
planet, at one of the fastest places in Northern California.
0-60 test with 1976 Ford LTD Country Squire with pimped 460 engine 1
Test run with my new 460 engine.
Check out my new 0-60 video where I did it on petrol with all the LPG stuff
removed. It's faster!!
For a 5000+ lbs I think 9 secs aint bad. But I do feel a good tune up will
take off som 0,5-1 sec. It's got a nice 1:10,5 compression, straight
timing, a DUI ignition, ported heads, holley 4160 750cfm with vac sec and a
comp cams xe256h camshaft. Tranny and rear axle have stock gears, so rear
axle is 1:2,73. Btw I'm driving on LPG so performance I a tad less compared