A Bunch of Facts about Dax Shepard’s 67′ Lincoln Continental

In this post we collected some facts about Dax Shepard’s 67′ Lincoln Continental which was a one of the main cars of 2012 “Hit and Run Movie”.

Dax Shepards 1967 Lincoln Continental

1967 Lincoln Continental

Chassis

Frame: stock unibody with custom fabricated subframe connectors

Front suspension: factory A-arms, KYB shocks, Speedway Engineering 1.25-inch sway bar

Rear suspension: custom leaf spring, QA1 adjustable coilovers, custom sway bar

Steering: stock Lincoln Continental

Front brakes: Wilwood 6-piston calipers with 14-inch Wilwood rotors

Rear brakes: dual Wilwood 4-piston calipers with 12-inch Wilwood rotors

Engine

Type: Lima 385-series Ford big-block Displacement: 521 ci

Block: factory, ’08 vintage

Bore & stroke: 4.390 x 3.62 inches

Compression ratio: 10:1

Rotating assembly: Scat nodular iron crankshaft, Eagle H-beam rods, Probe forged pistons

Cylinder heads: Super Cobra Jet, 72cc chambers

Camshaft: Ford Racing (M-6250-A514) solid-roller, 640-inch lift, 254/258 degrees duration at .050 lift

Valvetrain: solid roller lifters, overhead valves, 2.20-/1.76-inch valves

Intake manifold: Edelbrock Victor, single-plane

Induction: Mass-Flo fuel injection with 1,000-cfm throttle body

Exhaust: custom 2-inch primary long-tube headers with Flowmaster mufflers

Oiling: Melling high-volume oil pump

Ignition: Mallory, MSD wires

Cooling: stock SVO

Built by: Ford Racing/Loguzzo Motorsports

Driveline

Transmission: C6 with Gear Vendors overdrive, B&M torque converter

Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.77 gears

Wheels & Tires

Wheels: American Eagle 20×10, front; 20×10, rear

Tires: Hankook Ventus AS; 255/45R20, front; 275/40R20, rear

Car Story

This Lincoln entered Dax’s life around 1999 while he was an anthropology student at UCLA. A friend of Dux had bought the car from some old lady in Iowa. “It had like 37,000 on the odometer and was in good shape. I totally fell in love with it.

That guy moved to New York, ran out of money, and Dux sold his super-dependable Honda and bought it from him. This was a real low point for me financially.

Dax Shepard about Lincoln Continental:

“The Lincoln was terrible to drive. It didn’t stop, couldn’t accelerate, and wouldn’t turn, but I loved the damn thing. That’s when I called Tony Loguzzo with an idea: Let’s turn this three-ton clunker into a CTS-V.”

For the next year or so in a nondescript shop in Sunland, California, Tony Loguzzo and his son, Tyler, did just that. An automotive specialist for the Hollywood film industry, Loguzzo has built more than his share of unique vehicles for a variety of movies. This job would be no different.

Loguzzo’s first task was removing the original 462 MEL (Mercury Edsel Lincoln) engine and replacing it with a lovely Lima lump from the Blue Oval people. A now-discontinued Ford Racing 521ci big-block crate motor (M-6007-521FT) found its way beneath the Lincoln’s long hood. Filled with the best internal bits from Ford Racing, several potent mods were added to augment the 385’s performance up to the 700hp level. A Mass-Flo fuel management system and Mallory ignition work in conjunction with an Aeromotive A-1000 fuel pump to ensure the engine is well fed through the Mass-Flo’s 1,000-cfm throttle body and Edelbrock Victor intake. The engine is flanked by a pair of custom-fabricated 2-inch primary headers that exit into our favorite Flowmaster 44 mufflers. The engine subsequently spun the dyno drum to 650 rear-wheel horsepower after passing through a Ford C6 transmission with a Gear Vendors overdrive and a 9-inch rear with 3.77 gears.

Elsewhere on the chassis, the front spindles were modified to accept Wilwood brakes comprised of 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers. The rear brake system relies on dual sets of Wilwood four-piston calipers—one linked to the main service brake and the other to a rally style stunt pedal mounted to the left of the main brake pedal. It allows Dax far more chassis control than the average Lincoln for precision stunt driving, and the extra pedal can even be seen briefly in some of the movie scenes.

Rolling stock consists of 20×10 American Eagle wheels shod with Hankook Ventus AS rubber (255/45R20 in front and 275/40R20 out back).

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