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Kirk
09-01-2007, 11:49 AM
These are not engines in Marauders, but engines that Mercury called Marauder V-8 engines.

1958 Marauder 383 - 383 4V, 330 hp
1958 Super Marauder - 430 6V, 400 hp (highest hp engine in any 1958 car)
1959 Marauder 383 - 383 2V, 280 hp
1960 Marauder 430 - 430 2V, 310 hp
1962 Marauder - 406 4V, 385 hp

More to come.

Kirk
09-01-2007, 11:57 AM
More.

1962 Marauder 406 - 406 6V, 405 hp
1963 Marauder 390 - 390 2V, 250 hp
1963 Super Marauder 390 - 390 4V, 300 hp
1963 Marauder 427 - 427 4V, 410 hp
1963 Super Marauder 427 - 427 8V, 425 hp

Kirk
09-01-2007, 12:04 PM
Still more.

1964 Super Marauder 427 - 427 8V, 425 hp
1965 Super Marauder 390 - 390 4V, 300 hp
1966 Marauder 410 - 410 4V, 330 hp
1967 Super Marauder 428 - 428 4V, 345 hp

Shora
09-01-2007, 03:43 PM
Wow, who knew that Mercury used to be so cool?

Actually, I know that many, if not most, of you knew but heck, few from my generation know who bad a$$ the Roman/ Greek Messanger God brand was.

Before the Marauder, I wouldn't have dreamed that I would ever own a Mercury and now I only hope that they get back to their roots so that I can buy more in the future.

RCSignals
09-01-2007, 04:03 PM
and yet all anyone seems to give credit to for building high HP engines is Chevrolet.

jobrien8
09-01-2007, 07:36 PM
Kirk, those are just beautiful. Where did you get the photo's?

Kirk
09-01-2007, 09:50 PM
Kirk, those are just beautiful. Where did you get the photo's?

I got them from various places. Some came off the net, some are scans of pictures people have sent me, one is from a 1962 magazine. These are just some of the better examples of "Marauder" engines Mercury used over the years.

fastblackmerc
09-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Great picture!!!

My favorites are the 1958 and 1964 Super Marauders.

RCSignals
09-02-2007, 12:52 AM
You can't help but love those valve covers and air cleaner cover

http://www.motorcitymarauders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1200&d=1188665108

Kirk
09-02-2007, 09:54 AM
My favorites are the 1958 and 1964 Super Marauders.

I'll second that!

Bigdogjim
09-02-2007, 03:51 PM
1958 with the first time the word "marauder" was used by Mercury it was an engine. Later to be an option ('63,'64,&'65)then a car, '69&'70--'03&'04:)

Kirk
09-03-2007, 08:45 AM
1958 with the first time the word "marauder" was used by Mercury it was an engine. Later to be an option ('63,'64,&'65)then a car, '69&'70--'03&'04:)

Just to set the record straight Jim, it was a separate model in '63-'65 also. They had their own VIN code and are listed separately in the reference books.

In 1962 (if I remember right) there was a Marauder convertible concept car. It used 1964 Merc sheet metal. This is the earliest Marauder car reference I know of and the only true Marauder convertible that I am aware of until the concept in 2003. I have seen several '63 "Marauder" convertibles, but all of the litterature lists them as Montereys. The '63 Marauder script and Monterey script both fit in the same hole pattern so it is very easy to turn a Monterey into a Marauder by changing script. I have never seen any evidence that they came from the factory that way.

Bigdogjim
09-03-2007, 11:26 AM
Good to know Kirk. Being they were a "package" on the line up I look at them as "option" cars and not stand alone. Thanks for the info:)

MarauderBoy
09-04-2007, 03:53 PM
You can't help but love those valve covers and air cleaner cover

http://www.motorcitymarauders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1200&d=1188665108

I was thinking that too...1958, Very cool!

mcb26
09-04-2007, 04:22 PM
Did Mercury ever offer the SOHC 427 ?

Joe Walsh
09-04-2007, 06:23 PM
Did Mercury ever offer the SOHC 427 ?

The 427 SOHC was only available as a crate engine "over the parts counter" for drag racers...it was never offered in a production Mercury or Ford.

A-Hole
09-04-2007, 08:33 PM
You can't help but love those valve covers and air cleaner cover

http://www.motorcitymarauders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1200&d=1188665108

remember seing one of these air cleaners on e-bay thought it was a 1-off or custom piece.Mercury at one time was a premium brand.....what happened?

merc406
09-11-2007, 02:07 PM
Just to set the record straight Jim, it was a separate model in '63-'65 also. They had their own VIN code and are listed separately in the reference books.

In 1962 (if I remember right) there was a Marauder convertible concept car. It used 1964 Merc sheet metal. This is the earliest Marauder car reference I know of and the only true Marauder convertible that I am aware of until the concept in 2003. I have seen several '63 "Marauder" convertibles, but all of the litterature lists them as Montereys. The '63 Marauder script and Monterey script both fit in the same hole pattern so it is very easy to turn a Monterey into a Marauder by changing script. I have never seen any evidence that they came from the factory that way.



Kirk, for pictures of the 1st Marauder in 63 sheetmetal, there's a file on the yahoo marauders groups of Terry's that has the whole buildup, pictures and all, they had some Real craftsmen back in the day.