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1965 lincoln restore

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#1 OFFLINE   462Mel


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:38 PM

I have been tinkering on a 1965 (maybe 1966) lincoln and thought I would share the journey and possibly glean a little bit of wisdom from a more educated crowd.
Car details:

Exterior: black and crusty (the patina is really growing on me)
Interior: dark red (needs redone)
Rear axle: ford 9 inch (dont know the ratio)
Motor: 462
Before I get into questions be aware that this is my first restoration of an old car, all my automotive experience thus far has been with building off road Toyotas. So I WILL sound uneducated =).
Progress so far:
Rebuilt fuel system (all new hoses, fuel tank dropped and cleaned, new fuel pump)
Next steps:
Break analysis: already have a new master cylinder.
Fix exhaust leak(s)
Get windows operational
Drive it.
From my research the 462 came out in 1966 but my title says 1965, did some late model 1965's get 462's?
All of the window switches are bad and I cant seem to find any online, anyone have a good resource for these?
How to tell if I have a c6 or a "turbo-dive" automatic
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Thanks in advance and I am looking forward to all the discussions on here.

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#2 OFFLINE   Robert


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:40 AM

Love the 1965s.  I've worked on some 462 motors a long time ago and can't be certain about which models years in which they were installed though.


You might want to check on the 9" Ford axle as it might be a 9-3/8" and the ring gears don't interchange - if you're even thinking about changing them.


You're going to have a really nice ride there when you are done - black + red are a coveted color combination.

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