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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VANDENPLAS, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Hey guys looking at a 64 Montclair 352 auto red with red interior
    Needs the diff rebuilt $6000

    Or a 64 thunderbird 390 auto triple black interiors clean but worn
    Clean body needs wheels and tires
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  3. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,604


    Red car is my vote

  4. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,906


    Do both of them drive so you can check them out? If the red on red doesn't pass , otherwise I like that one!
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  5. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,315


    What's the word?
  6. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,417


    Not a big T Bird fan, especially a 64, the red one gets my pick as well. Gene
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  7. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    I pick the Mercury. How bad is the rear in it?
  8. The Montclair needs the diff or diff bearings done
    Other then that new tires new brakes a year ago staryscsnd runs fine

    The t bird need rear leafs not a fan of the body style but the interior on the bird is the cats ass
    And lowered with some nice wheels they look good

    The Montclair’s were I’m leaning but the rat pack over here calls it a “Boat”

    Not sure if I’m fucked or if I’m dealing with a bunch of bmw lovers !!!
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  9. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Just noticed the two shifters, early his 'n hers setup?
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  10. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 447

    B Bay Barn

    The Mercury gets my vote too
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  11. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,713


    Hard to loose either way, but the Merc is pretty unusual. T bird is cool, but I would lean to the Merc.
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  12. Bird,just to stir the pot.I have a '66.
  13. The Merc.... not a common car, and pretty much the very last of the fins. A good used 9" third member and you're in business. And if that's the original motor, it's a 390; Mercury dropped use of the 352 in '62.
  14. Mercury, no contest!
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  15. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,937

    Member Emeritus
    from Iowa

    Least amount of rust first. Merc should be a 390. I thought Bird first but like the Merc more after looking at it.

    Thanks for asking my opinion,
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  16. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,766

    Bandit Billy

    Bird is the word.
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  17. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 454

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    Lowest rust first is right. All else being equal though I’m for the ‘Bird.
  18. I like the Merc also....its different and has some great lines..:cool:
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  19. The T-bird looks like it's been repainted, and not all that well. I'd be suspicious about what's under that paint (or even more so, the vinyl top). The Merc looks to be more original other than the few obvious mods. And rarer; Mercury only built 6400 Montclair fast-back coupes in '64. Not many of them left today...
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  20. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 7,406


    Merc gets my vote.
  21. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,838


    Lose that floorshift and console and add that 3rd member in the Merc and you're in business.
  22. tguptill
    Joined: Aug 12, 2012
    Posts: 59

    from Maine

    Take the bird. I had a 64. Most comfortable car I have ever owned. Always regretted having to sell it.
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  23. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 189

    from Pa.

    If it were me I'd take that Merc . Maybe think about which one would be best for resale cause you know someday that will happen . I don't know what a 64 t bird is worth but I have a 60 that I finished and I would almost have to give it away to get rid of it . Just my 2 cents.
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  24. I love the TBirds so I would lean towards that. But they are unibody and if there is any rust present it might sway me towards the Merc which has a frame. They look pretty close in value and in looks so like others said, I would let rust and condition be a big factor
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  25. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 3,197

    from Texas

    Something else you might want to consider. If the Merc has the rear end trashed, I would wonder how hard the entire driveline was thrashed and what condition the rest is in.
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  26. Chief 64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 222

    Chief 64

    I vote Merc
    It would look great lowered 2 inches and with 18 inch wheels. It will draw a crowd everywhere you go.
  27. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 684

    Jim Bouchard

    I see what you’re saying about the T bird interior


    The Merc is way cooler

    Merc is my choice

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  28. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,225

    from nor cal

    X2 Thats about a lame looking floor shifter.
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  29. Sporty45
    Joined: Jun 1, 2015
    Posts: 987

    from NH Boonies

    X3. But I'd still take the Merc :cool:
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