Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mercury Meta One

The Mercury Meta One was a concept car created by the Ford Motor Company brand, Mercury, first introduced at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The Meta One was the first PZEV diesel-hybrid concept vehicle.

It featured a twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine that had an electric motor in the modular hybrid transmission. The torque of the Meta One achieved up to 431 lb·ft (584 N·m) and was 97% cleaner than the Tier I emissions standard for NOx .

Like other concept cars, the Meta One featured numerous futuristic gadgets. For instance, the vehicle's key doubled as a PDA; it was designed to also store emergency contacts. The Meta One also featured built-in Sirius Satellite Radio and a roaming always-on Wi-Fi connection to deliver to the driver updated traffic conditions and real-time reports.

The Meta One will not be released as production vehicle.

External links

Source: Internet

Monday, August 26, 2013

How do you set the key less entry code on the door?


Open The rear hatch door, not the glass but the complete rear door. Somewhere on the metal around the bottom you will find a five digit code on white tape. Take this code and enter it into your keyless entry. Immediately hit the 1/2 button on the entry and then put in your own five digit code, and you will hear a light sound. Lock the keyless entry with the last two buttons 7/8, 9/0 buttons. And then repeat the new code that you have entered, it will open the door.

The factory code will always stay in the memory of the keyless entry pad. It is best to remember this code but you can enter ant five digit code you want using the information listed above. However if you put in a code of your own and the battery goes dead or is disconnected the keyless entry will only use the original factory code.

Keyless Entry

1/2 3/4 5/6 7/8 9/0  The buttons look like this on the key pad. Let's say that the factory code is: 12345.
You will touch with one finger the 1/2 twice, the 3/4 twice and the 5/6 once in less than three seconds. This will open the drivers door. Then press the 3/4 button if you want to open the other doors. And if you want to open the trunk press the 5/6 button.

If you have entered a code other than the factory code you will use that number instead. Let's say the number you put in was your birthdate: 08/26/1960, You can use only five numbers and you want to use a number that you can remember easier. So use 82660, and now when you punch in the code you will press these numbers. 7/8, 1/2, 5/6, 5/6, 9/0 and your driver door will unlock. To unlock the passenger door press the 3/4 button or if you want to open the trunk instead press the 5/6 button.

If you can't find the original factory code you can go to the Ford/Lincoln Dealer and they can get the original factory code for you. There will be a charge to you for this service. You can ask the Service Writer what the charge will be before the work is done.

How Rare Is A 1964 Mercury Monterey Convertible 25th Anniversary Edition?

Wow, you've got a 1964 Mercury Montery convertible? 25th anniversary edition!?

Source: Wiki Answers

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mercury Colony Park

Merucry Colony Park 1984.jpg
1984 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1957–1991
Class Full-size
Body style 4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
The Mercury Colony Park was the top-of-the-line full-size station wagon offered by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company between 1957 and 1991. Following the demise of Edsel, the Colony Park became the Mercury equivalent of the Ford Country Squire and the station wagon version of the Marquis in 1969. It wore woodgrain paneling on the bodysides and tailgate, a feature also identified with station wagons such as the Chrysler Town & Country and the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser.


First generation
1957 Mercury Colony Park.jpg
Model years 1957–1958
Engine 368 cu in (6.0 L) Lincoln Y-Block V8
383 cu in (6.3 L) MEL V8
430 cu in (7.0 L) MEL V8
Transmission 3-speed manual
3-speed Merc-O-Matic automatic
Wheelbase 122.0 in (3,099 mm)
Length 1957: 211.1 in (5,362 mm)
1958: 214.2 in (5,441 mm)
Width 79.1 in (2,009 mm)
Height 58.3 in (1,481 mm)
Curb weight 4,400–4,800 lb (2,000–2,200 kg)
For 1957, Mercury followed the practice of Ford in creating a separate model series for its full-size station wagons; the Colony Park served as the top model. It came as a pillarless hardtop with simulated woodgrain siding as standard. Just as on the Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, the 368 cu in (6.0 L) Lincoln Y-Block V8 was standard equipment in 1957. An electric clock was also standard. A padded dash was optional.

This generation of the full-size Mercury station wagons, as with the non-wagon models, are noted for having a basic body and chassis shared with no other Ford make with the exception of the 1958 Edsel Citation and Corsair.


Second generation
1960 Mercury Colony Park.jpg
Model years 1959–1960
Engine 383 cu in (6.3 L) MEL V8
430 cu in (7.0 L) MEL V8
Transmission 3-speed Merc-O-Matic automatic
Wheelbase 126.0 in (3,200 mm)
Length 1959: 218.2 in (5,542 mm)
1960: 219.2 in (5,568 mm)
Width 1959: 80.7 in (2,050 mm)
1960: 81.5 in (2,070 mm)
Height 57.8 in (1,468 mm)
Curb weight 4,800–4,900 lb (2,200–2,200 kg)
Along with other full-size Mercurys, the station wagons were updated for the 1959 model year; however, the mid-line Voyager was discontinued. With the demise of the premium-model Edsels, the chassis for the Colony Park was now used solely by the Mercury division. An update to the chassis and the body gave the Colony Park a 4-inch wheelbase stretch, to 126 inches. With a curb weight of nearly 5000 pounds, Mercury specified the 315-hp 430 cubic-inch MEL engine that was shared with Lincoln and the Ford Thunderbird.

Mercury station wagons of this vintage had the longest wheelbase, the widest bodies and the most cargo space of any station wagon ever built by this make.
1960 to 1970 comparison 1960 Colony Park 1970 Colony Park
Wheelbase 126.0 in (3,200 mm) 121.0 in (3,073 mm)
Track Width (front/rear) 60.0 in (1,524 mm) 64.1 in (1,628 mm)/64.3 in (1,633 mm)
Overall Length 219.2 in (5,568 mm) 220.5 in (5,601 mm)
Width 81.5 in (2,070 mm) 79.8 in (2,027 mm)
Height 57.8 in (1,468 mm) 56.9 in (1,445 mm)
Top Front Seat to Top Tailgate (closed) 83.4 in (2,118 mm) 84.0 in (2,134 mm)
Top Second Seat to Top Tailgate (closed) 49.5 in (1,257 mm) 51.0 in (1,295 mm)
Width at Second Seat 60.8 in (1,544 mm) 62.0 in (1,575 mm)
Floor to Roof (over rear axle) 34.4 in (874 mm) 32.0 in (813 mm)
Total Cargo Capacity (behind front seat) 101.7 cu ft (2,880 L) 96.2 cu ft (2,724 L)
Total Cargo Capacity (behind rear seat) 60.4 cu ft (1,710 L) 58.4 cu ft (1,654 L)


Third generation
1963 Mercury Colony Park.jpg
Model years 1961–1964
Wheelbase 120.0 in (3,048 mm)
The 1961-64 Mercury station wagons were the first since 1956 to share a body and chassis with Ford. This move was made because of declining Mercury sales from 1957 to 1960, and despite the obvious Ford origins of this generation of Mercurys, buyers began to return to the make. Indeed, the Mercury division's best sales years came during the early years when the cars were seen as little more than "gussied-up Fords."


Fourth generation
1965 Mercury Colony Park.jpg
Production 1965–1968
Engine 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE V8
410 cu in (6.7 L) Marauder V8
Wheelbase 119.0 in (3,023 mm)
In 1965, Colony Park was promoted to "the Lincoln Continental of station wagons", when it was given the Lincoln Continental's suspension package (along with its cushy, floaterboat ride). It continued to enjoy this distinction through its final year.

The 1966 Colony Park was fitted with Ford's two-way "Magic Doorgate", which was designed to fold down like a conventional tailgate and also swing sideways like a door. Ford's dual-facing rear seats became available on the 1967 Colony Park. Mercury also introduced a feature where windflow was directed across the rear window through channels integrated and covered with the "D" pillar. This also allowed fresh air to enter into the rear of the vehicle if the rear window was retracted into the tailgate.
On third-generation Colony Parks, the standard engine was a 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE V8 with 270 horsepower (200 kW). From 1966 to 1967, the 410 cu in (6.7 L) FE "Marauder" V8 with 330 horsepower (250 kW) was an option.
1966 Colony Park
1966 2-way tailgate with side-swing door handle


Fifth generation
1974 Mercury Marquis Colony Park wagon.jpg
1974 Mercury Marquis Colony Park
Production 1969–1978
Engine 351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8
400 cu in (6.6 L) Cleveland V8
460 cu in (7.5 L) 385 V8
Wheelbase 121.0 in (3,073 mm)
When the full-size Mercury wagons were restyled for 1969, they were no longer a separate series, and the Colony Park became a member of the Marquis series. In contrast to the Marquis sedan, the Colony Park was based on the same 121-inch wheelbase as the Ford LTD. Also in 1969, the Magic Doorgate was reworked to that it could swing sideways without having to roll the window down.

Although narrower than the 1959–1960 generation, this generation of the Colony Park was the longest and heaviest of any before or after. Because of the car's sheer heft, Mercury equipped this generation with a 400-cubic-inch (6.6 liter) V-8 as standard, with a 460-cubic-inch (7.5 liter) optional. For the final model year of this generation, 1978, the 351-cubic-inch V-8 became standard except in California and 'High Altitude' areas where the 400 was required, although the 400-2V and 460 remained available as options (except that the 460 was not available in California after Model Year 1976 in any FoMoCo car line), although it was less than desirable. Most surviving examples carry either of the two larger engines, as they were far more popular—not to mention more capable of powering such a heavy vehicle.

Approximately 7,850,000 full-size Fords and Mercurys were sold over 1969-78. This makes it the second best selling Ford automobile platform after the Ford Model T.
1972 Colony Park
1976 Colony Park


Sixth generation
Production 1979–1991
Assembly Hazelwood, Missouri (St. Louis Assembly)
Talbotville, Ontario, (St. Thomas Assembly)
Platform Ford Panther platform
Engine 302 cu in (4.9 L) 5.0 Windsor V8
351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8
Transmission 3-speed FMX automatic
4-speed AOD automatic
Wheelbase 114.3 in (2,903 mm)
Length 219 in (5,563 mm)
Width 79.3 in (2,014 mm)
Height 56.5 in (1,435 mm)
Curb weight 4,032 lb (1,829 kg)
For 1979, Mercury joined its Detroit rivals in downsizing its largest models. In comparison to its 1978 predecessor, the 1979 model lost slightly over 1,000 lbs in weight, 11 inches in length, 6.6 inches in wheelbase, and 0.4 inches in width; interestingly, the Colony Park was now taller (by 0.1 inches). With the downsizing, the former 400- and 460-cubic-inch engines were discontinued, and the 351-cubic-inch Windsor V8 became the largest available in the Colony Park. All Colony Parks were equipped with standard 8-passenger seating and exterior woodgrain siding.

The 351 would be dropped after 1982, as most customers deemed the 302 Windsor engine sufficiently powerful. To further enhance fuel economy, the 4-speed AOD overdrive transmission was paired with both engines starting in 1981. While the carbureted 351 would return in 1986, it would remain a rarely ordered option. From 1984 on, the Grand Marquis wagon was discontinued, leaving only the only the Colony Park in the Mercury lineup.

This generation of Colony Park would see few substantial changes during its 12-year lifespan, garnering only minor grille and trim revisions annually through 1987. In 1988, the entire front grille headlamp assembly (shared with the Grand Marquis) was redesigned for a more modern and aerodynamic appearance, and then in 1990, the instrument panel was revamped to allow the addition of a driver's side airbag.
1979–1987 Mercury Colony Park front 
1984 Mercury Colony Park rear 


When the Grand Marquis was redesigned with aero-styling for 1992, the Colony Park station wagon was dropped from Mercury's lineup. By that time, full-size station wagons were no longer popular due to the increasing popularity of minivans and SUVs. The last full-size station wagons, the Chevrolet Caprice, the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser and the Buick Roadmaster Estate ended production in 1996. In 2005, DaimlerChrysler briefly reintroduced the Dodge Magnum name on a full-size wagon, based on the LX platform Chrysler 300, but it was dropped in 2008.

Source: Internet

Mercury Commuter

1957 Mercury 2-door Commuter hardtop station wagon
Mercury Commuter
MERCURY COMMUTER dutch licence registration AM-75-80 pic1.JPG
Manufacturer Mercury
Production 1957–1968
Class Full-size
Body style 4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
Engine 368 cu in (6.0 L) Lincoln Y-Block V8
1957 Mercury 4-door Commuter hardtop station wagon rear
The Mercury Commuter was Mercury's lowest-priced full-size station wagon from 1957 to 1968. When introduced for the 1957 model year it was priced below Mercury's other two new full size wagons, the Voyager and the Colony Park. In 1957 the same 368 cu in (6.0 L) Lincoln Y-Block V8 that was standard equipment on the Mercury Turnpike Cruiser was optional equipment on the Commuter. It was initially available as a two-door wagon and as a four-door wagon with the former discontinued after the 1959 model year. The Commuter was temporarily absent in 1963, in concession to the new Meteor station wagons, but was reinstated for 1964, when the Meteor was dropped. The Commuter was phased out for good, like the full-size Mercury Montclair and Park Lane, after the 1968 model year. On a collectible scale model note, a 1968 Commuter wagon was rendered in the form of a Matchbox scale die cast car, however, along with a companion Matchbox 1968 Park Lane sedan.

Source: Internet

Mercury Voyager

The Mercury Voyager was Mercury's mid-priced full-size station wagon from 1957 through 1958. When introduced for the 1957 model year it was priced between Mercury's other two new full size wagons, the Mercury Commuter and the Colony Park. It was available as both a 2-door (of which 2283 units were produced in 1957) and a 4-door.
Examples in today's market typically feature the combination of the optional 368 cu in (6.0 L) Lincoln Y-Block V8 with a push-button transmission and power steering.


"For Sale: 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Voyager". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-08-11.

"Classic Cars". Retrieved 2007-08-11.


Mercury XM-800

XM-800 at University of Michigan, 1957
The Mercury XM-800 was a concept car created by the Ford Motor Company brand, Mercury, first introduced at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show. The XM 800 then traveled the US auto show circuit throughout the 1954 season. Although it was promoted by Ford as an "advanced design, engineered to go into volume production”, the XM 800 never passed the concept phase. In 1957 Ford gifted the XM 800 to the University of Michigan"s Automotive Engineering Lab for use in training "future" automotive engineers. This car was designed by John Najjar. Mr. Najjar was the most famous designer of the Ford Motor Company and was responsible for not only the 1954 Mercury XM-800 but was also responsible for the 1955 Lincoln Futura show car and the mid-engine Ford Mustang I Experimental sports car of 1962. Much of the car's appearance were used on the Lincoln Premiere, Lincoln Capri, Mercury Montclair, Ford Crown Victoria, and other Ford and Mercury products during the mid-1950's.

Source: Internet