Wayne & Judy Miller
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Here is what I found in the manuals I have . Starting at the No. 4 cylinder , loosen the right valve rocker arm shaft support bolts in sequence , two turns at a time . After the bolts are all loosened , remove the valve rocker arm shaft assembly and the oil baffle plate . Starting at No. 5 cylinder, follow the same procedure on the left valve rocker arm shaft support bolts . THIS PROCEDURE MUST BE FOLLOWED TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE VALVE MECHANISM .
Firing order numbers should be on top of your manifold . Hopefully this helps , keep us informed . Thanks Wayne
David , I recently had my heads rebuilt and they told me to have the head planed and the exhaust manifold planed and to go without a gasket at all . They said gaskets will fail wherever there is not a smooth mated surface . It worked great , you mate them up and torque them down to specs . No need to rertorque as the surfaces are smooth . If you have any questions just call me at 763-807-0540 . Wayne Miller , Judy says Hi .
Bruce , it appears to be a somewhat specific cable that fits 390 and 428 Mercs . With some looking on ebay I found a NOS cable part # c75z-9a758-a . It says it is for a Thunderbird and full size Ford , so I think it would be correct for a Merc . The ebay item # is 391702529843 it has a buy it now price of $189.99 plus shipping . It also has pictures so you can check it out .June 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm in reply to: 68 full-size Monterery Park Lane headlight headaches! #4642
It sounds like you are missing some pieces or at the least they are worn out . I can’t speak for 68’s but I have experience with 65-66 fullsize . They have screws that attach the headlight bucket to the grill , with a ring that goes around the headlight to hold it in the bucket . Then there are some separate screws that are used to adjust where the beam goes . It sounds like your spring steel nut that you screw into is worn out and it not holding the bolt . You can usually find those replacements at the hardware store . Also the best thing you can do is go out and purchase a Mercury repair manual for your year of each of your cars . Cost $25-$40 each , but well worth it . Let me know how it goes and Good Luck .
There is a company in Washington state that does Meteor interiors . Their name is Falcon Comet Interiors , call Jake at 888-609-2363 . He can give you all the other details that you will need .
Let me know what exact pieces you need , I have quite a few spares . I should be able to get to the junkyard this week , so it would be good to know what to look for . I live in St. Paul, Mn and my wife is from Fort Dodge , Ia. I will send pics if you send your email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You , Wayne
I can’t find any breakout numbers for 428’s alone . It would be helpful to have your full serial # from the door tag . Also , I have had some luck writing or calling the production plant where the car was built . Ask them if they can forward any info . (Ask for the History Dept.) You may also have some luck having a Marti Report done . Send serial # and I will see what I can find . Thanks, mrmerc1965
I live near a Ford & Mercury & Lincoln junkyard that I need to visit soon , I can keep my eyes open for one . Not sure the AC makes a difference . I can check my manual and my own 65 Parklane and make sure it is correct . Give me a week or two and I will get their . How much were you willing to spend and where does it need to go to. mrmerc1965
If I am not mistaken , that should be the same manifold that is on a 390 . Your casting # shows that it was originally for a 63 engine . In 63 the 390 would have been the only engine that this # would work on .
These are readily available on ebay . The left side is much easier to find than the right as the right side tended to crack. Should be in the $100 range .
This is straight from the shop manual .
TURN INDICATOR FLASHER
From behind the instrument cluster, disconnect the wires from the flasher unit terminals and pull the flasher from the retaining clip. Observe the cover of the flasher. Be Certain To Replace It With A New Flasher With The Same Color Code And Number On The Cover .
The flasher is hard to see but it is on the backside up under the dash . Lay on your back with a flashlight you should spot it . It will be round and in a clip .
I recently bought a full set of keys and locks on ebay for my 63 Meteor and they worked fine . Any lock set from 61-64 should work . They were pretty much the same as long as the backsides were the same . Size of car should not matter .
Just go to ebaymotors , put in 1966 mercury manuals . Numerous options should come up . Price somewhere in the $30 – $40 range . Good Luck
Do not store the car with the top down . I suggest taking the car out , put the top up in the hot sun and let it warm up and stretch out . Things should work alot better then . Top has probably shrunk and pulled the frame to tight .
You are correct there are no diagrams . The best they have is a couple paragraphs on 16-9 and a chart on 16-10 . If you don’t have air it should be possible to get a heater control from a Merc without the vacuum setup . They are run by Bowden cables . My 65 Parklane is set up that way . If not it may be replace the vacuum hoses and proceed by trial an error . I also had another 65 Parklane that was set up like you are describing and it seemed like a never ending quest to track down vacuum leaks . Hoses get dry and brittle , more than likely thats why they are missing . Also make sure and check heater core before you get to far . Good Luck
Had similar problem with burning oil and oil being blown out onto the engine . It turned out to be a defective oil breather cap . Hope this helps .