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Hello : )

Im planning on buying a 1966-1968 lincoln continental, and I have a few
questions. First of, here are a few pics of the car:

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8128/22436164fullvw7.jpg
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8471/22436162fullqq6.jpg

The one in the pics is all stock (except for the lowering of course).

I live in Poland, and I plan on importing the car from the usa when Im
visiting for christmas this year. Because of this I really need a car that
will run well and last a long time, without me having to buy parts every
other day. Where I live there are almost no parts available for American
cars and when one can actually find them they are really expensive, and
I don't have alot of money. :F

So I guess the question is, if I buy an old beater for 500$ thats been
sitting somewhere in a barn for 30 years, and just fix up the body, how
reliable will the engine be? What would I have to replace to make it so
that I could drive it every other day without worrying?

I want to do some modifications to the car when I buy it. Here is the final
look I'm going for:

http://www.sydneycarfestival.com.au/images/lowrider.gif

Different car but its just so you get the idea.
Nice isn't it? :D

Now, can I lower the suspension like in the pic without making it really
un-comfortable? How much would doing so cost? And how much would
such a paint job cost? I can do most of the bodywork and preparing
myself, except for the actual painting. :p

One other thing that really worries me about this car is the gas mileage.
It has a 340 hp 7L V8 and someone told me it got around 8 mpg, which is
really horrible :( In europe gas prices are so high that it would be a
deal-breaker for me. Is there a V8 engine with comparable hp that I could
swap out and that would give me better mileage? I don't know why in
Europe they can get 250 hp from a 1.6 L engine but in the usa they
usually have a much higher L/HP ratio...

Any advice would really be appreciated.

Thanks,

Gabriel.

P.S.

Sorry if I ask a lot of newbie questions :p
 

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bro thats a nice ride!!! you can probaly swap out any lil ford engen like the 351 (14mpg) or 302 but it wont haul ass or nothing you might need to fix em up
 

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Thanks :D

I was wondering... if you lower a car so its 2-3 inches above the ground with airbags does the ride
become really uncomfortable?

Also, how much would such a paint job like in the pic cost (the blue with little flames from the side).

Thx.
 

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Originally posted by GabrielG@Aug 19 2006, 08:27 AM~5999756
Thanks :D

I was wondering... if you lower a car so its 2-3 inches above the ground with airbags does the ride
become really uncomfortable?

Also, how much would such a paint job like in the pic cost (the blue with little flames from the side).

Thx.

you can always relocate your shocksa for an almost stock ride.

a good paint job like that depends where you go but around here for non-candies on a big ass car like that doorjambs and all without any rust

2-4 tousand just a figgure but you can also go with a world class painter and pay 15k

or get a freind of a friend to do it for materials cost @800-1200 bucks
 

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you might get lucky with the engine... and only need to change out the point, plugs, cap, rotor, battery and oil....
 

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Slo, I can do all the preparation, trim removing, sanding etc. by myself, all up to the actual painting.

I was thinking of a shiny green paint job like in these pics:





I don't know if thats candy or not... If I did all the preparation work
myself how much would I have to pay someone to just spray the paint on?
 

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mate there is a lincoln basically the same as the green one vertible also just around the corner for my work and i tell ya they are a very big vehicle good luck im guessing hours and hours of rubbing.....but if ya can get a result like the green one it should all be worth it good luck mate
 
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