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What was the first Ford/Lincoln/Mercury you ever remember yourself riding in? 

 

For me it was my Dad's good old gen 2 wagon. It had the 3.8 Essex V6 and he sold it just as head gaskets were starting to go!  :P

 

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Not the exact one but close to it.

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Had to post this, even though the colour is off (Kodachrome slide to print to scanned digital.) This was the first new car I ever bought. The dark Moss green just does not pop like in real life. Note

What was the first Ford/Lincoln/Mercury you ever remember yourself riding in?    For me it was my Dad's good old gen 2 wagon. It had the 3.8 Essex V6 and he sold it just as head gaskets were startin

My friend's mom drove a black 1989 or 1990 SHO when we were growing up- our family moved out of that neighborhood in '92 and she had owned the car for a few years by then, so that's gotta be how old i

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My friend's mom drove a black 1989 or 1990 SHO when we were growing up- our family moved out of that neighborhood in '92 and she had owned the car for a few years by then, so that's gotta be how old it was. Rode in the back seat to Chuck-E-Cheese for somebody's birthday party. She didn't like to drive at the speed limit, either. :D

The other car in their household was a blue Plymouth Reliant (K-body). :huh: Talk about night and day...

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The first Ford I rode in would either have been a 1993 Ford Explorer like the one below with a gray cloth interior. We had it until 2003 when we were rear-ended on the way home from a camping trip and it was totaled. 

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Or a 1992/93 Ford Tempo like this. We had 2 red Ford Tempos. Both had a red cloth interior. The first was a work car for my dad, and when my dad switched jobs, we bought a Tempo just like the first one we had through dad's work. It was totaled in a hail storm, and we replaced it with my old '97 Taurus GL, which was red also biggrin.gif

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1988 Sable GS, in that color. (though ours had the clearcoat still) 3.8L. Blew the headgaskets while we owned it (had less than 100k). Parents bought in '93, sold in '96 to buy the F-150.

 

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Paint scheme like that one, had chrome tube handles on the sides of the bed. Extended cab, straight-six motor, short bed.

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My dad had an excavating business, so a 1974 Ford Dump Truck (*VERY* similar to this one) :)

 

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The first Ford passenger car was my mom's old Mustang II.

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My dads '77 Econoline with the 351 Windsor. He must have had it until I was about 5 or 6 in '86. It was a good van from what I remember, good memories. He might still have a few pictures of it somewhere.

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I remember a '83 Crown Vic. But that was when I was like 3.

 

First Ford I must of been in was my old man's truck, right when I was born. B)

 

 

My family only ever owned Blue Oval Products.

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Well if you wanna be technical about it, it was a big ass ford farm tractor when I was 2, but in terms of cars, the first one I I drove was my 1969 Thunderbird Landau, looked just like this except the paint wasn't shiny any more and it had some rust down low on the rear quarter panels.post-2426-13792467449266_thumb.jpg fun fact; the one I owned was one of 2500 to come equipped with EATC, the landau top, and front buckets. As for mercuries it was my friends 02 grand marquis in black.

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Don't remember which came first, just remember seeing the cars and being in them.

 

Probably came home in my mom's 92 Pony, that is sitting in the garage right now

 

Grandma's 95 SE Taurus, she's had that since I was born 

 

Mom's Econoline 1998-2001? She had 2 Econolines, replaced the first one in 2001 right after 9/11 because we went to disney world a week later and couldn't fly so we had to drive. Got in that one and shifted it into neutral and car rolled into neighbors mailbox

 

Dad's Red Explorer - Had to be a mid 90's because he had a 98 F150

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Could have been either the family 1992 Ford Explorer Sport "2 door 5 speed", or the Tempo Sport GL "2 door 5 speed".  My parents had a thing for 2 door vehicles with manual transmissions.

 

Tempo was kept until they bought the 1995 Windstar from my grandparents in 1997ish, and the Explorer was kept until 2003 when it was replaced with the 2003 Escape.

 

Looked just like that except ours had the chrome grill and head light trim.

 

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Must've been my dad's '86 F-150. Regular cab, red-and-silver or red-and-white I think, and for some reason I seem to recall the brake pedal having a Schmidt Beer logo on it, although I've never been able to find any evidence that such things existed. Apparently the truck was a bit of a lemon and he traded it in on the '91 Econoline.

 

Not the exact one but close to it.

My '92 was identical to this one.

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Could it be this instead? 

430 cubic-inch Marauder and Super Marauder V8s.

 

1964 Mercury Park Lane 25th Anniversary Edition. This is exactly what that car looked like. 390 Marauder Engine, rear breezeway window. What a cruiser!

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1964 Mercury Park Lane 25th Anniversary Edition. This is exactly what that car looked like. 390 Marauder Engine, rear breezeway window. What a cruiser!

Ah the 390, I love the 385 series big blocks. My t bird had the successor to the 390 in it, big old 429.
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When I was just a little kid, in 1994 my parents were shopping for a new car. We went to Dick Parker Ford, and the dealer and my family took a test drive in a forest green Taurus Sedan, brand new. Keyless/Keypad entry, column shift, and that's all I recall. It was a nice test drive. I wanted my parents to get that car, but they settled on a 1994 Escort LX 3 door hatchback (Due to price). Good car, but it sucked with an older brother when growing up :P

 

Since then, I've liked Tauruses, but when I bought my 05 Taurus, I was a bit disappointed in quality. The 94 Escort my parents had took abuse, and never needed work. I felt like I kept having to do more to my 05. So, I sold that, then bought the worst car ever, the 2012 Focus SEL with the piece of s**t transmission that makes AXOD's look like the most reliable transmission ever - Sold that due to Ford just pushing me around and treating me like s**t, and now I have my dream car, a 1995 Taurus Station Wagon that compliments my other dream car: The 1995 Thunderbird LX. Sure, these cars need a bit of work, but it's more rewarding to make these older cars go, and easier to work on.

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Ah the 390, I love the 385 series big blocks. My t bird had the successor to the 390 in it, big old 429.

Errr.

 

429 is in the Lima family with the big ol' 460's

 

390 is in the FE family with the 428's

 

Depending on year, your Tbird could have had a 428 or 429, but they are very different engines.

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What was the first Ford/Lincoln/Mercury you ever remember yourself riding in? 
 
For me it was my Dad's good old gen 2 wagon. It had the 3.8 Essex V6 and he sold it just as head gaskets were starting to go!  :P
 
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Not the exact one but close to it.

 

My first ride in '39 Ford sedan. My first to own was a '35 coupe.

And then had '36 and '39 and tried to make one running engine out of the three parts.

No two share parts. All same size flat head V-8, no common parts between them.

Sold the whole pile of body and engine parts and bought me '50 Ford I-6. Bad engine, so put a '51 V-8 in it.

 

And the pic of the Taurus wagon. The exhause is a "it has always been that way' deal.

Out the side exhaust back when the big wagons had a roll down rear window. They say, straight out exhause like the sedan would make the exhaust come back into the rear window. Later Ford eliminated the side exhaust and same as sedans. Roll down rear glass thing of the past. Had one: '72 Colony park.

 

But, I had a early start in the car thing compared to most here.

 

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Not entirely sure but it was probably either this:

 

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1985 Crown Victoria LTD with the 302 V8 (with the hood ornament, I loved playing with it :P)

 

or this:

 

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1980something F-150 with a straight six and 5-speed.

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Gotta love the 95 Windstars. Ours was a fully loaded LX, air ride suspension, tow package, digital dash, roof rack, fog lights, and the extra large gas tank.

 

That would have been the 3rd or 4th Ford vehicle I rode in, and one of the first vehicles drove, I'm glad that I can say that I had the chance to drive that van, we logged a lot of miles and family memories in that van, it really was part of the family.  It was always there when we took a trip and never let us down.  

 

I wish I had the picture of our extended family and our 4 Ford Vans.  Our 95 Windstar, my uncles 2001 Windstar, other uncles 2006 Mercury Monterey, and my grandpa's 2005 Monterey.  It made a really cool picture with all the vans parked together.

 

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Mom's old Fairlane scarred me for life, literally. I jumped into the back seat, using the front bench seat for support, and caught my hand on a exposed spring coil. Left a permanent scar on my left palm.

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Errr.

429 is in the Lima family with the big ol' 460's

390 is in the FE family with the 428's

Depending on year, your Tbird could have had a 428 or 429, but they are very different engines.

It had a 429, 429 thunder jet was written all over that motor. But I knew that they were in different engine families but I thought that the 390 and 429/460 were all in the 385 series because they all had a 3.85 inch stroke...oops just fact checked for myself, it's the 385 series as a whole that was the successor to the 390, not the 429. Still, you have to love big block fords.
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