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1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:19:48 AM »
Had to help my dad out with some trouble. So I loaned him money. Instead of him paying me back I took his LTD project to sell. so its a very solid car would trade for a trans am or i think this thing is worth around 2500 considering what we paid to get it vs how hard they are to find i think that is fair to very cheap. interior is all there minus carpet and i think head liner. will need carb replaced as it just spits gas out the top of it. but this is a super solid car.
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 09:44:41 AM »
Interesting find. I did not recall Ford making a 2 door LTD. Learn something everyday.
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 10:06:34 AM »
Good luck with your sale. Which engine and transmission does it have? Are they original to the car? Is all the AC stuff still there?
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 03:28:23 PM »
I've actual seen this car.
For the year, it's really clean.
I mean --- really clean.
What happened to the other window?
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 04:01:46 PM »
it has a 351 2bbl in it and yes all the a/c stuff is there. dont remember which 351 it is but its not the junk one which i believe would be the modified. i think its a 351w in it. and as far as i know its the original engine to it. looks pretty dang unmolested in there.
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 05:13:30 PM »
I had one back in '79.  It had the 351W (Windsor) 2 bbl with a FMX transmission.

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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 05:57:04 PM »
the windsor is the weak one, not junk just weak, the 351m is the cleveland motor, much more stout the valve covers are larger on the cleveland than the windsor
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 07:11:43 PM »
   A 351C (Cleveland) was the shortstroke, performance engine and the most sought-after.  The 351W (Windsor) was not weak, but not tuned to 351C specs either.  The least desirable was the 351M (modified) which was a hybrid 351/400 setup.  It was never great at anything.  There were three totally separate 351's.  I've had them all.

Good luck with the LTD II sale.   They are pretty cool in their own way.
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 07:14:12 PM »
   A 351C (Cleveland) was the shortstroke, performance engine and the most sought-after.  The 351W (Windsor) was not weak, but not tuned to 351C specs either.  The least desirable was the 351M (modified) which was a hybrid 351/400 setup.  It was never great at anything.  There were three totally separate 351's.  I've had them all.
did you not find the 351w weak? the exhaust ports were so small they sufficated, not knocking just voicing opinion
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 07:23:22 PM »
351w is the motor in the car
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 07:24:57 PM »
I've had two of them with W engines besides the LTD II.  1978 T-bird and a 1986 F-150.  They suffered from lack of breathing, especially the 2 bbl T-bird.  The F-150 came factory with a Holley 750 4 bbl.  But the heads were restrictive on take-off.  But they could both run the higher rpm's with no strain.  It just took a while to get to a high speed  ;D  The Cleveland engines were awesome.  I had one in a 1968 Torino fastback and an implant in a 1968 F-100.  Talk about g-force on take-off!!!  They were awesome.  Now for the 351M:  it had to be the most disappointing Ford engine I have ever had.  No torque to speak of,  high speeds were a noisy, vibrating chunk of metal.  Total disappointment.  Just mt personal experiences.  I drove the F150 Windsor for over 314,000 miles and not once even removed a valve cover.  Never had a single mechanical problem with that truck right up until I sold it.

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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 07:50:49 PM »
okay, not my imagination with the small ports and poor breathing, i once took a 351w and port matched it til i ground through the runners and had to weld and regrind, then match ported the exhaust, installed headers whoa what a wake up call, i do not knock fords with exception to my 6.0 diesel dually and my box truck with a 5.4 (3rd engine in 200k) i have made some serious hp with the old 390 and had some opportunity with 289
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 11:11:26 PM »
is this the one you had everyone on here looking for? If so that really sucks it couldn't be finished. I know it was supposed to be back to like the one he had or something.
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 03:12:32 PM »
you got it man. its very unfortunate for him and well my uncle and I were looking very forward to helping him get it done. part of me wants to just stick it in the back of my barn for him but at the same time, the money I used to help him out is the money i was saving up for another trans am and also my oh crap the furnace broke money too.
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Re: 1978 ford LTD II 2 door for sale
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 03:13:35 PM »
this would make a great replacement for a guy who happened to have i dont know say a y88 trans am and wanted something a little more unique lol
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