I think you're right Randy, a 429.  The Buick Electra coupe, another boat, had 
a 455.
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On October 12, 2016 5:01:56 PM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>On 12/10/2016 3:55 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>> As a kid, my mother drove a '72 T-Bird for many years.  It had a 427
>ci engine, what a gas hog!  I think the body was very similar to your
>brother's car in terms of size (HUGE), but not as angular.  Terrible in
>the Wisconsin winters without snow tires, but Mom drove about thirty
>miles each way to work so she preferred all-season tires.  That car got
>stuck a lot in the winter, I think we kept a chain and shovel in the
>trunk year-round.  Very comfortable ride, fast for the time, stylish, I
>think it had over 150k miles when it was sold to the mailman.  He drove
>a rural mail delivery route and racked up many more miles in short
>order, I think the car only lasted a few more years on mail delivery
>probably a 429 rather than a 427.
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