MercuryMarauder.net Forums    

Go Back   MercuryMarauder.net Forums > Marauder Community > The Classic Lounge

The Classic Lounge Home of the 63-65, 69-70 Classic Marauders

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-01-2010, 07:32 AM
kirk's Avatar
kirk kirk is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 1,263
Trader: (0)
A little Marauder history to start 2010 - 1958

In 1958 Mercury introduced “a complete family of revolutionary new Marauder V8's with cool-power design”. They were based on Ford's MEL engine design (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) first released in the 1956 Lincoln. This new line of engines would be Mercury's first use of the Marauder name in a production automobile. There were four Marauder engines in the Mercury line for 1958 and only the low cost Medalist did not use a Marauder engine.
The Monterey and Commuter used the “Marauder 383” 2-barrel engine (312 hp).
The Montclair, Voyager, and Colony Park used the “Marauder 383” 4-barrel engine (330 hp).
Park Lanes came standard with a “Marauder 430” 4-barrel engine (360 hp).
And if you needed more power than this, all models were available with the exotic“Super Marauder” engine. This was a 430 6-barrel engine with an incredible 400 hp. It was the highest horsepower engine available in any American car in 1958. It was also a Lincoln-Mercury engine only, not available in a Ford.
Mercury Marauder engines were all about power. One 1958 Mercury flyer stated “the 312 hp Marauder V-8 in the attractively-priced Mercury Monterey gives you more standard power than you can get in the most expensive Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac or Dodge”. It also states that “Park Lane has the highest horsepower-to-weight ratio of any American car”. This was a great start for what would become a great Mercury name.

Engine production:
Marauder 383 2V (Monterey, Commuter) 97,052 less Super Marauder
Marauder 383 4V (Montclair, Voyager, Colony Park) 28,235 less Super Marauder
Marauder 430 (Park Lane) 9,252 less Super Marauder
Super Marauder 100 estimated
Attached Images
File Type: jpg small 1958_Mercury_Brochure-08-09.jpg (69.6 KB, 185 views)
File Type: jpg small 1958 383 2V b.jpg (45.9 KB, 214 views)
File Type: jpg small 1958 383 4V.JPG (34.4 KB, 203 views)
File Type: jpg 1958 430 4V.jpg (17.9 KB, 214 views)
File Type: jpg 1958 430 6V a.JPG (16.1 KB, 291 views)
__________________
1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
______________________________ _____________

First retailed 2003 Marauder
Bought 6 June 2002
#168
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-01-2010, 08:01 AM
Pops's Avatar
Pops Pops is offline
Old and Knows!
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South Haven, Mich.
Age: 65
Posts: 6,071
Trader: (7)
Cool information here Kirk! How about pictures of these great Turnpike cruisers to add to the drama of the dinosaur.
__________________
[SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2010, 08:06 AM
SC Cheesehead's Avatar
SC Cheesehead SC Cheesehead is offline
'God Speed Blues Brother'
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 22,513
Trader: (12)
Love the pic of the 430 - 6V.
__________________

2003 300B DBP
Build date: 6/19/03
Number 7,792 of 7,838 - 326 of 328
Proud member of the MM "BLUES" Bros.
Purchased: 11/10/05
Eaton swap by ImpalaSlayer 11-09-10

Semper et in Aeternum, Mercurius.

In Memory:
2004 DTR
Build Date 01/27/04
Purchased 04/04/04
Wrecked 10/19/05, R.I.P.


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2010, 08:14 AM
Mike's Avatar
Mike Mike is offline
I know Knine, therefore I FAIL
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tinley Park IL
Age: 56
Posts: 2,772
Trader: (6)
Nice write up....thanks for sharing
__________________
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
And so are you - Have a day better than yesterday
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2010, 08:16 AM
chapel1's Avatar
chapel1 chapel1 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Homer Glen, Illinois
Age: 68
Posts: 1,351
Trader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SC Cheesehead View Post
Love the pic of the 430 - 6V.
I like that one too...
__________________
2003 (#867 of #7839) 300A Marauder
#23 MercuryMarauder.net member
6/7/02 Build Date
6/17/02 Purchased
IL Plate MARAWDR
35%Tint All Around
Z&M Control Arms
Real AutoMeter Oil Gauge
Marauder Hats in rear window
Rear Bumper Gray Decals
Trunk Organizer
OEM Frt Splash Guards
ProGuard
Weathershield Marauder Cover
2XL Marader Jacket
McGard Wheel Locks
Marauder Billet Pedals
Marauder Door Sills
Denso Plugs IT20's
8/3/03 Dyno 260.4 RWHP/291.3 Torque
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-2010, 11:54 AM
kirk's Avatar
kirk kirk is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 1,263
Trader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pops View Post
Cool information here Kirk! How about pictures of these great Turnpike cruisers to add to the drama of the dinosaur.
No Turnpike Cruiser, but how about a couple of Super Marauders. The tan car is a Montclair and is the real deal. The green Monterey is a clone built by Brian Stefina for the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags. It has turned a 14.019 1/4 mile in STOCK FORM. How many other new cars could you buy in 1958 that were that quick right off the show room floor? A top of the line 1957 FI Corvette did 14.3. Go Marauder!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg f257972ff3.jpg (73.2 KB, 161 views)
File Type: jpg 8f960ba7fb.jpg (69.5 KB, 162 views)
File Type: jpg 973c26550e.jpg (77.4 KB, 170 views)
File Type: jpg 58Merc.jpg (95.4 KB, 169 views)
File Type: jpg rgtsidemarauder.jpg (82.7 KB, 179 views)
__________________
1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
______________________________ _____________

First retailed 2003 Marauder
Bought 6 June 2002
#168
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-01-2010, 11:57 AM
breeze's Avatar
breeze breeze is offline
marauderless
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CAMer
Age: 29
Posts: 2,113
Trader: (1)
nice to kno the history on the car
__________________
392 Challenger YELLOW JACKET
12.28@114 stock
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-01-2010, 12:46 PM
TAKEDOWN's Avatar
TAKEDOWN TAKEDOWN is offline
Mount UP and Take em' DOWN!
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: HOME OF THE BRAVE!
Age: 41
Posts: 7,352
Trader: (23)
Thanks for the knowledge, Sir!
__________________
"Damned if I do, damned if I don't!"
Member #8831

MERIDEATH aka "Purrrty Mean" was born on June 20, 2002.
Production #1685 of 7,838 and is #1685 of 7093 Black Beasts.
Delivered July 27th 2002, she revealed herself.
Unable to be tamed by her 1st owner, she was left to roam about & raid in search of plunder.
Through the pillage she became mine on January 23, 2008 and since then...
"She's tryin' to make a Devil out of me!"
-"TaKe 'Em D0wN!" TRILOGY TwinScrew #209 / TS0019-
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-01-2010, 12:52 PM
Brian H Brian H is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Age: 55
Posts: 482
Trader: (2)
saw the super M air cleaner on e-bay awhile back. Not sure how much it went for, but it was up there.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Pops's Avatar
Pops Pops is offline
Old and Knows!
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South Haven, Mich.
Age: 65
Posts: 6,071
Trader: (7)
See how its air came from outside of the engine compartment.
__________________
[SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-02-2010, 07:31 AM
kirk's Avatar
kirk kirk is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 1,263
Trader: (0)
1959

1959 Mercury Marauder engines had a bit less horsepower than the previous year and the exotic “Super Marauder” engine was gone.
The Marauder 383 2V (280 hp) came in the Commuter.
The Marauder 383 4V (322 hp) was used in the Montclair, Voyager, and Colony Park.
The Marauder 430 (345 hp) was standard in the Park Lane.
The Mercury Monterey was no longer available with a Marauder engine, but instead used the base 312 “Economy Engine”.
There were no optional engines for any Mercury model in 1959.

Engine production:
Marauder 383 2V (Commuter) 16,173
Marauder 383 4V (Montclair, Voyager, Colony Park) 32,027
Marauder 430 (Park Lane) 12,520
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1959 383 2V.jpg (52.4 KB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg 1959 383 4V.jpg (36.9 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg 1959 430 4V.jpg (35.3 KB, 43 views)
__________________
1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
______________________________ _____________

First retailed 2003 Marauder
Bought 6 June 2002
#168
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-02-2010, 11:08 AM
massacre massacre is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,318
Trader: (6)
My uncle has one of those 430 inch Y-blocks on a stand. He owns a '64 Marauder, the thing is absolutely pristine. No 427, but it is a 390(which he promptly bored/stroked to 427 anyway) and it is such a beautiful car.
__________________
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Million Dollar Aero
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-02-2010, 01:05 PM
LSp8's Avatar
LSp8 LSp8 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: D.C.~PGCounty Maryland
Age: 32
Posts: 449
Trader: (0)
That is one of my future plans, add a vintage Marauder to the collection. Some day. Maybe a Super Marauder (hopefully i won't have to clone one or pay half a million bucks)
__________________
MM Production Sequence Number 406 of 3214 2004 Silver Birch #147 of 993 (Sold 6/5/15)

Other toys:
-2015 Dodge Charger RT Plus, Phantom black pearl, prl/blk lthr, 5.7 MDS Hemi, on order/D1, build date 6/20/15
-1996 Chevy impala SS, very fast car, DCM w/moonroof
-2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT, White Diamond Pearl
-1999 Cadillac Seville STS, Sterling Silver (Sold)
-2010 Dodge Charger Pursuit, Hemi, marked patrol take home
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-03-2010, 06:52 AM
kirk's Avatar
kirk kirk is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 1,263
Trader: (0)
1960

In 1960 Mercury Marauder engines continued their decline in variety and horsepower. There were now only two Marauder engines in the Mercury line, the Marauder 383 2V (280 hp) and the Marauder 430, now a 2V (310 hp). While the Monterey, and now the Commuter, came standard with a 312, the Marauder 383 was optional in those models. The Marauder 430 came standard in the Montclair, Park Lane, and Colony Park and was not an option in other models.

Engine production:
Marauder 383 unknown
Marauder 430 (Montclair, Park Lane, Colony Park) 37,512
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1960 383 2V.jpg (50.4 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg 1960 430 2V b.jpg (43.8 KB, 28 views)
__________________
1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
______________________________ _____________

First retailed 2003 Marauder
Bought 6 June 2002
#168
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-04-2010, 09:27 AM
kirk's Avatar
kirk kirk is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 1,263
Trader: (0)
1961

Things continued to go down hill in terms of Mercury horsepower in 1961. Mercury changed its full-size car lines in 1961, no longer offering the three car line (Monterey, Montclair, Park Lane) but offering only the Monterey instead. All Montereys now came standard with a “Super-Economy 292” engine, but all could be upgraded to a Marauder 352 2V (220 hp) or a Marauder 390 4V (300 hp). These two engines were a different engine family than the previous Marauder engines. They were based on Ford's FE engine design (Ford-Edsel) first released in late 1957. All production Marauder engines built from this point forward would be FE engines. The 352 was the smallest and lowest horsepower Marauder engine ever offered to the public. The 300 hp Marauder 390 engine would continue in its same form through 1965, though with different names.

1961 Marauder engine production is unknown.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1961 352 2V a.jpg (27.6 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg 1961 390 4V a.jpg (33.4 KB, 27 views)
__________________
1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
______________________________ _____________

First retailed 2003 Marauder
Bought 6 June 2002
#168
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marauder with some history for sale $7,000 Hack Goby Marauders for Sale 8 04-09-2009 07:19 PM
LOOK: Own Some Pieces of Marauder History!! martyo Community Discussion 5 11-27-2007 05:50 AM
1958 Marauder engine kirk The Classic Lounge 5 08-14-2004 08:46 PM
B-26 Marauder on the History Channel Ladyhawke The Lounge 4 01-03-2004 10:09 AM
Marauder - poof! - it's history gonzo50 Community Discussion 54 05-25-2003 05:22 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:10 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2017 - MercuryMarauder.net