Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

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Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

Post by John Brennan » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:32 am

Miracles do happen. I have never seen a Merkur in this email mag sent to my email inbox once or twice a week, but here it is. I guess since it features an Ecoboost engine, and more specifically, the parts from Ford to make it work, they let one get by:

https://performance.ford.com/enthusiast ... P_FASTNEWS
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Re: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

Post by R Code » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Neat to see a beloved Merkur, and I can respect the amount of work & $ it took to do that conversion.

I have to question why though. Seems like a lot of hassle and expense for somewhat meager HP & torque gains.
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Post by my8950 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Something I had wanted to do for a long time...I think it's more than enough engine to make the car fun to drive.
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Re: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

Post by john keefe » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Really surprised to see it too. Nicely done. Now, if we could just get a Cossie look-a-like on those pages, we might have even more interest. A few years ago, someone in a Mustang asked me at a stoplight if it was a "new" Ford they were coming out with... and he was serious. Guess it was the Ford badges in place of the Merkurs. Still, says something about good visual design elements.

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