2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost. Easy Cap. Capless Fuel System.
No Cap. No sweat. Just as safe if not safer with this new capless system.
Saves time and money. This Truck Has a 26 Gallon Tank.
Side Note: New EcoBoost does not
need to run on high octane or racing fuel. most people would think because
of the power and 2 turbos you would need
it. wouldnt hurt anything. but racing octane is almost a waste. we keep it
right in the middle with 89 octane (mid range). There is no requirements
for grade fuel other than at least 87 octane. We always put mig range in
with The 01, 04, 07 F-150's. All 3 Had 5.4L Triton V8's.
NEW TRUCK: 2011 Ford F-150 FX4 Ecoboost Walkaround, Tour, Review, Start up, Rev, Test drive
1st week was 500 miles. Wow what a truck! quiet ride, Less rocky suspension
but no sacrafices. only gains! This one does not have 11,300 LBS towing.
But the 9000. does not have Tow Haul Larger mirrors. But we dont tow that
anyway. used to own a boat. weighed 6K LBS. As of now only tow 2
snowmobiles from time to time. no more than 1800 LBS! does have Trailer
brake control. On highway to merge has so much power. half the pedal down
it FLYS! MPG readout was never reset. even off dealer lot. combined driving
is around 18mpg as of the 1st break in week.
Running Board install (Video up)
Tonneau Cover install (Video up)
MPG (Several videos up)
Normal accelerations (video up)
Sony 700w sound system
Stock Exhaust (video up)
Easy Cap Capless Fuel System (video up)
and many MORE
1956 Continental Mark II Convertible
1956 Continental Mark II - An American Rolls Royce
The new 1956 Continental Mark II was the most luxurious and elegant
American car available, designed to recapture the spirit of the great
classics of the prewar period—with prices to match. The Mark II sold for
$10,000, the equivalent of a new Rolls-Royce or two Cadillacs. In spite of
this, Ford estimated they still lost over a thousand dollars per car on the
3,000 that were built.
The Continental Mark II was the elite automobile of the 1950s' rich and
famous: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Louie Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry
Goldwater, Spike Jones, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry J. Kaiser, Howard
Johnson, the Shah of Iran, and many other celebrities owned them.
The Mark II wasn't made by Lincoln,but by the short-lived, Continental
Division, of the Ford Motor Company. Its general manager was William Clay
'Bill' Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. Due to the low
volume of cars produced all the 1956-57 Mark II's came out of the factory
as 2 door hardtops. A retractable hardtop version was developed for the
Mark II, but when it became evident that costs would never be recouped,
this mechanism was transferred to the Ford Division and utilized on the
1957-59 Ford retractable hardtops.
A soft top convertible was also designed as a "fall back" to the
retractable version. Two of Ford's contract coach builders, Derham and Hess
& Eisenhardt both estimated a convertible conversion to cost $18,000 to
custom build in 1956. That's why there were so few Mark II convertibles
produced. It has been determined that only nine Mark II's were
professionally converted to convertibles by legitimate coach builders.
This stunningly beautiful Silver and Blue 56 Mark II is the last of the
nine to be produced and thus has several unique features that separate it
from the other eight. These include a stainless steel windshield header
that took over 2 ½ weeks to hand form; a modern electric/hydraulic top
mechanism; inside of the top is fully lined concealing all of the bows and
mechanisms; the top "sail" panels are embroidered with the "Continental
"logo. At the time of the conversion, the car underwent a complete
"ground-up Concours Quality" restoration using only original equipment or
NOS part sand materials.
This is truly a "One Off" car that looks and drives as it did when it left
the showroom. It has the unique distinction of being the only Continental
Mark II convertible in Canada.
Today the Mark II is revered as one of the best styled cars of the 1950s.
Its good looks are timeless. It rides and drives with a grace and quietness
not found in other cars of that era.
Making of the 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
1948 saw the last year of production Continentals until a reintroduction of
the line in 1956. This short film presents the story of the 1956
Continental from concept to final production.
It is interesting to note that the 1956-1957 Continentals were amongst the
most expensive production cars of the day. In 1956 a new Continental would
cost $10,000 or more. Compared to a standard Ford car which would cost
less than $2000.
1958 Continental Convertible (The name "Lincoln" appears on nameplate.)
Here is possibly the lowest mileage 1958 Lincoln Convertible in the world.
It has only 33,000 miles. It was offered for sale on eBay, and I had the
privilege of viewing it for over an hour. The owner was very gracious and
recorded this video clip which shows the car and me walking around it while
I offered my comments. In the video, I state that the car is not a Lincoln,
but, as of December 24, 2011, I believe that it is indeed a Lincoln. The
1956 - 1957 Continental models, which do not carry the "Lincoln" brand
name, represent a solitary, unique automobile make. However, the 1958
Continental, which shares its appearance with the 1958 Lincoln Premiere
and Capril models, does bear on its nameplate the name "Lincoln" in script
and the phrase "Lincoln Division."
1957 Lincoln Premier
This car was in the auction at Zephyrhills, Florida. It didn't sell at
$20,000. Notice the air conditioning. It was fairly common practice at
the time to mount the evaporator in the trunk, with air intakes at the top
of the rear quarter panels, and cool air exiting through plastic wands and
distributed above the side windows. The earliest car with A/C, a prewar
Packard, had a similar distribution system. As systems became smaller and
more efficient, the modern practice of under and behind the dash mounting
became the norm for evaporators. Notice how big this Lincoln is...and the
observations about what collector cars are worth. In the end, something is
worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it.
1949 Nash Ambassador Airflyte barnfind 1st time driven in over 44 years
Come along for a ride in this arcane behemoth !!! It feels so satisfying to
drive a car that has sat for so long and required so much work to bring
back to life and restore to driver status. This kind of job satisfaction
keeps me going. It's my life reward and passion. All brakes, fuel system,
engine and chassis repairs now complete. This old Airflyte now purrs like a
kitten and stops on a dime. Update: this car is a "Special Super", of
course, we all know it it super special....Haha, it has special handwritten
in pencil on the fire wall, but, I never thought much about it. Turns out
it has been positively identified as a very rare 1949 "Special Super", no
other 1949 special supers are known to exist....yet