volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
Aug. 2, 2017 7:06 a.m.

Cheap Edsel! Insert drivetrain of your choice.

914Driver MegaDork
Aug. 2, 2017 8:00 a.m.

Challenge gold for sure!

hobiercr Dork
Aug. 2, 2017 9:03 a.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse:

That has IOE written all over it. What would you power it with? Miata 1.8L?

volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
Aug. 2, 2017 9:06 a.m.
hobiercr wrote: In reply to volvoclearinghouse: That has IOE written all over it. What would you power it with? Miata 1.8L?

Nope. I'd stay all Ford. 460 big block.

914Driver MegaDork
Aug. 2, 2017 9:28 a.m.

volvoclearinghouse wrote: Nope. I'd stay all Ford. 460 big block with a T-10 toploader.
captdownshift PowerDork
Aug. 2, 2017 9:49 a.m.

7.3L Powerstroke...

volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
Aug. 2, 2017 9:57 a.m.
914Driver wrote:
volvoclearinghouse wrote: Nope. I'd stay all Ford. 460 big block with a T-10 toploader.

Either that, or one of the 5 speeds Ford stuck behind the 460 in the trucks.

The Edsel should already have a 9" rear, so that's plenty stout. Swap in some 3.50 gears and it'll be a hoot.

John Welsh MegaDork
Aug. 2, 2017 10:10 a.m.

I feel like if this Edsel ran in crapcan, a more modern livery should be put on it. How's this for a heavy dose of irony?

ronholm Dork
Aug. 2, 2017 10:13 a.m.

A good friend of mine daily drives a 59 Edsel Ranger powered by a 2.3L Turbo Ford..

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6deX7WVAU6M?ecver=2

Chadeux Dork
Aug. 2, 2017 10:56 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

I'd vote for one of Vaughn Gittin Jr's mustang liveries. The older Falken one is probably too tasteful though.

914Driver MegaDork
Aug. 3, 2017 7:20 a.m.

You know that Edsel's wheelbase is the same as an F-150 right? Tastefully lifted, nice tires, I would name it the Ugly Mudder.

Oh look, a donor.

Chadeux Dork
Aug. 3, 2017 3:26 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver:

Or, that also means it's very close to a Crown Vic. Do with that thought what you will.

914Driver MegaDork
Aug. 4, 2017 6:21 a.m.

Gone.

volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
Aug. 4, 2017 6:24 a.m.

Watch for it to reappear for $2500.

I NO WUT I GOT!

Toyman01 MegaDork
Aug. 4, 2017 7:30 a.m.
captdownshift wrote: 7.3L Powerstroke...

6.0L just for the explody factor.

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