12.4 @ 116mph. 10-12-08 @ MMM 75 or so degrees out. Still on street tires, so first gear is 1/2 throttle till about 4500rpm, then 3/4 throttle till I get to second gear. Car is an 03 Marauder with a VT 324 big bore stroker, Paxton Novi 2000, American Racing long tube headers, quite a but more but I'm too lazy to type it all.
2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 vs Mercury Marauder
The GT 500 is on stock tires and the Marauder is on Drag Radials. Finally
got the Shelby down to a VERY traction limited 12.1 @ ~120 mph with a 1.999
60' time. Not bad for street tires. Micky Thompson Street radials and 19"
rims are on the way, but may not see the track until next spring.
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis Road Test
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Engine: 4.6 liter SOHC V8 (224 horsepower/275 ft. lbs. of
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
Rear Wheel Drive
City/Highway MPG: 15/23
This is a full road test of my mom's 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, to show
how it performs in different situations, and to identify any problems that
may exist. I would normally do this after having the car in the shop for
repairs, but in this case I am driving the car around just to get a better
idea of how it feels on the road.
I drove it for about 2 hours and came away very impressed. It is
comfortable, refined, solid, and very agile. With only 224 horsepower, one would think
that it's underpowered compared to its V6 competitors. It's not. The
torquey V8 will pin you to your seat when gunned from a dead stop, and once
you're up to speed, there is always plenty of power in reserve. The big V8
has a deep, burly muscle car sound when revved, but at low RPMs it is muted
and unobtrusive in the cabin. The 4 speed automatic isn't much of a
handicap with the V8's torque curve, although it prefers not to downshift
into 1st or 2nd unless you mash the pedal to the floor. If you drive with a
light foot, and keep RPMs below 2000, you can easily attain 20+ mpg in
everyday driving situations. On the highway, the car is very efficient, due
to its tall overdrive gear that keeps the RPMs low.
The four wheel ABS disc brakes provide adequate stopping power, with
reasonably good pedal feel. Stopping distance is short in an emergency,
although the front end dives toward the ground.
The Marquis handles very well for a big car, even though it is not equipped
with the Handling Package (this option was discontinued around 2007). In
hard cornering, body roll is minimal and the Michelin tires provide plenty
of grip. The rack and pinion steering setup leaves feel somewhat numb, but
it's also pleasantly light and very accurate (especially on the highway).
Mercury obviously wanted to leave some "slop" in the steering, so the old
folks won't think they're driving a Ferrari :) If you must throw the car
around, it is safe and predictable, and can be quite fun for a boat.
Comfort is where the car really shines. The ride is very smooth, and gives
you the feeling of "floating" over bumps. This is great on the highway,
where little road imperfections are ironed out, but not so good on bumpy
back roads. If you hit potholes or man hole covers, the car pogos up and
down a couple times before settling. I enjoy this type of ride, but many
people do not. Inside, the car is very quiet, and road noise is minimal.
The leather bench seats are supremely comfortable and roomy, even after a
couple of hours.
Overall I am really pleased with how the car drives, and it just happens to
be a car I would consider buying used.
and all the Panther platform cars that have been discontinued.
The song at the beginning is Cradle of Love by Billy Idol, one of my
favorite 80s songs.
Mercury Marauder Goes Wide Open with GoProHD
Selected WOT scenes from some GoPro adventures.
2003 Mercury Marauder 300A, 307rwhp, 315 ftlbs
Kooks LT headers, Catted X-Pipe, AT2525 Mufflers with Mandrel bent
JLT CAI, FRPP 4:10 gears, Dyno tune, Sparta Control Arms &
Watts Links, Addco Front & Rear Sway bars, Moog springs, 18x9" rim with
245/40-18 Nitto NT555 up front, 18x10" rim with 275/40/18 Nitto NT555 in
More back road footage can be posted if people are interested.
9 Second Marty-O Mercury Marauder
Martin Och's winning run at Atlanta Dragway in September 2009. You could
have fit a beer can under the driver's front tire at launch.
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente 302 4-Speed For Sale QUALITY STUNNING Muscle Car
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1964 first year of the muscle cars! The 1964 and 1965 Mercury Comet models
are classic transition era cars that are attractive to collectors and
1960's auto enthusiasts. Comet collectors always want the Caliente and
Cyclone editions with V-8 engines.... the more powerful the better an
investment. The Comet and Cyclone were on the leading edge of the muscle
car era, and the more muscle power the better.
If its horsepower
you crave, then this 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente definitely delivers with a
302 cubic inch Motor built with Edelbrock kit, Aluminum Heads, mild cam,
Edelbrock Carb with coated headers. New radiator runs cool never any
issues, New custom gas tank.... See You Tube Video and hear in run. New
Autometer gauges that all work, 4 Speed Transmission was gone through 6 or
7 years ago. Power Steering, stock rear!
PAINT & INTERIOR
Paint originally White was done in 2001 or 2002 with Red Interior from
factory. Interior Original door panels, new original pattern seats, new
carpets and new dash pad. Replacement New Chrome Bumpers 8yrs ago front and
back. Original Mercury Radio that is not in use and AM/FM CD in glove box,
and working courtesy lights. All original type door keys and trunk key!
I'm most impressed with the car's undercarriage a beautiful example of a
very solid Florida car, as these cars were prone to rusting.
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Air-conditioning unit 14 years ago was mounted under dash.... See PICS..
You could purchase that from Mercury as the owner believes, and that unit
will go to new owner with rear taillight and numerous box of parts go with
sale, including 3 other taillights. Also included are two sets of original
hubcaps, One set of Cyclone hubcaps in good condition and another set of
Comet hubcaps. Excellent tires with Cragar 14 inch Wheels.
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this car is incredible for a 1960's Turnpike Muscle Car Cruiser and you're
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Heater Core Replacement How To - Ford Crown Victoria / Lincoln Town Car / Mercury Grand Marquis
How to replace the heater core on a 1985 Ford Crown Victoria LTD. The
procedure for removal and installation should be the same for the Grand
Marquis and Town car of the same vintage. This job was kind of a pain, but
worth it since winter is coming. Be careful when buying the replacement
core, I tried to buy at autozone, and their system calls for the wrong one
for this car, part number 94622. the correct part number for the autozone /
spectra premium core is 94620.
1956 Ford Victoria
The body is a 1956 Ford Victoria...but everything else is Supercharged Mustang...the perfect blend of
old and new....shot at the 2012 Street Rod Nationals South from Knoxville
TN...A very cool Hot Rod...ck it out!!!