Q-Ship: This 1978 Lincoln Is A Cream Puff With A 532ci, Dual Quad Equipped Big Block Ford


Q-Ship: This 1978 Lincoln Is A Cream Puff With A 532ci, Dual Quad Equipped Big Block Ford

We have covered this subject matter before but Q-ships were a cool but relatively ineffective Naval weapon dating back more than 80 years. Basically they were merchant ships that were bristling with hidden guns which could be revealed at the last minute to attack an unsuspecting enemy. This 1978 Lincoln is a cram puff with a 532ci big block Ford in it. It’s a Q-ship on four wheels and it’s also a damned fine automobile. Rocco, our chief Craigslist miner found this thing and we cannot stop staring at it. Priced to sell at $10,000 it seems like an awesome cruiser.

The engine is built with good but budget friendly parts. Eagle crank, Race Tech pistons, Edelbrock aluminum heads, a Blue Thunder dual quad intake manifold. This thing is making some suds, that is for sure. The transmission has been built to match. That’s a C6 with an ATI converter up front and the rear axle is a Ford 9-inch with 3.70 gears and an Auburn posi-traction unit.

We wish there was some video of this thing running, not to see just how fast it is but the hear that rumble from the back of this huge car. We’re going out on a limb and going to say that it’s reasonably quiet because the exhaust system is eleventy yards long!

We’re lusting after this thing .

Battle Barge: A 1978 Lincoln with a 532ci Ford big block in it is perfection


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17 thoughts on “Q-Ship: This 1978 Lincoln Is A Cream Puff With A 532ci, Dual Quad Equipped Big Block Ford

    1. Dean Beck

      A reminder of a buddy\’s 70 454 caprice 510 lbs torque factory the z28s didnt see it til their doors were gone

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  1. Cecil Nunez

    I wont be able to take it… As it doesn\’t seem to have A/C.. It\’s certainly a must during the summer months of our Cali desserts.. Plus, $4.50 per gallon gas price wont hurt my wallet that much.. I\’ll have to inform the wife of our shopping more with WIC..

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  2. Patrick

    Rollin down the road in a V8 Ford, got my gold tooth display and my sideburns low, I’m Bad I’m nationwide….

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  3. Jay Shaw

    Beautiful Barge, torque beyond the moon, smooth riding, the only question to be answered is “if you don’t live in Texas, where in the world might you find a big enough parking space to tie it up. There already is a Cadillac Ranch but this single golden beauty just outshines ‘em all.

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  4. Dean Beck

    A reminder of a buddy’s 70 454 caprice 510 lbs torque factory the z28s didnt see it til their doors were gone

    Reply
  5. James Leibrecht Jr

    Things as old as me and like me only getting meaner with time !
    I love those old lead sleds ,but I\’m not like Mr. War bucks for I cannot afford to pay $4.50 per gallon ! It\’s a Nobel $ prize and unless I could win it I\’m sure hosed to pay.

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