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Lincoln colors & more obsessing

Posted 09-29-2016 at 10:52 PM by 2b2
Updated 01-22-2017 at 04:31 PM by 2b2

hard to do accurate colors = monitor dependent; so not a regular post/just to check
I don't expect the JadeGrey int to last long &
it seems dealers don't have any 'terracotta' inventory, at least by name, so
just changing what it's called to "Tuscan"...
while giving Reserve another choice (& making Black an up-scale choice instead of default)

not sure about [BL]² ...thinking '''art shades'''
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  1. Old Comment
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    also some MKZ drivetrain imaginings

    _______3.0T --- 2.3Th
    _______400hp - 325**
    _______3.0T --- 2.3Th .-- 2.3T -- 2.7h
    _______400hp . 325** -- 300 -- 255**
    _______3.0T --- 2.3Th .-- 2.3T -- 2.7h
    _______400hp . 300** -- 300 -- 230**
    _______3.0T --- . 2.3T .-- 2.3.. -- 2.7h
    _400hp --- 300hp --- 320** --.. 230/255**
    ** hybrid & Turbohybrid might use different electric motors for different trims
    higher(+livery?) with ~148hp instead of 118hp like Ford's BEV vs current hybrids & Energis
    = trading better range VS ~25hp? (using the same 'combo-formula' as current)

    OOPS - totally forgot the MKZ-ENergi - guess the 2.3Th should be that (wondering about a smaller turbo engine)
    edit: the base Premiere is Only available as an ordinary Hybrid ...tho a v6 one (with cyl.deactivation imho) take THAT, Fusion!
    Posted 09-30-2016 at 10:56 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 02-16-2017 at 10:32 PM by 2b2
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    from a 'trying to figure stuff out' textfile.
    Shoulda renamed the woods as just GLOSS -&- SEMI-MATTE/open-pore/YaDaYaDa
    Posted 11-13-2016 at 12:43 AM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 11-13-2016 at 12:50 AM by 2b2
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    this is what happens when I forget my meds...

    Charted my ideas for offering more [BL] paint choices.
    Increasing colors upto 6-to-8 per theme, of which only 3 of the 4 'core colors' would be NO additional Cost;
    but hoping most ChromaFlares could be less than $1750.
    Also included a $500-750 charge for special ordering paint selected from the standard FLincMoCo palette.
    Haven't figured out if ALL trim-appliqués could/should be optional on Every theme

    Though the 6 (SIX) themes are more for individual models, overall it's one FEWER than currently used overall (LINK).
    Wondering about only building the first 2 themes continuously
    (Chalet & Indulgence)
    & sequencing/staggering the other 4 over the course of a year - perhaps/prolley in pairs,
    so 4 themes would be available
    (without a huge wait) at any given time.
    Posted 11-19-2016 at 09:02 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 11-19-2016 at 09:45 PM by 2b2
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    Posted 11-20-2016 at 09:28 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
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    re-edit: alternate idea for a reddish Leather upholstery color-&-texture
    prolley combined with co-ordinating al cantara psuede

    the only dash-trim combos I'd question are the NaviConc's pale wood with the V-CS-Stiletto's red (above)
    (( might be OK if they go all the way to a white-washed finish ))((euro-tan, upper-right, should be a shade lighter))
    ((( thinking STARstang would only need a black&chrome carbon fiber dash trim added ...std on Stiletto
    went to our little dealer-autoshow
    pondering gloss&matte 'black-wood' but also a black+clear lucite/bakelite material )))
    and the Alu-chrome with the Cappaccino (below)

    now started looking at trim-levels/features/opts...
    think Select needs another Pkg:
    •rear sunshade(from rearseat Pkg &) •Rear Duct B-Pillar Registers; maybe add
    •adaptive-cruise(has reg.) •cross-traffic •360°camera(s)
    ...dunno about •sunroof(Std?)
    Not seeing Awd on other than Reserve's 3.0T
    of course I'd prefer 2.7TurboHybrid with VirtualAwd

    Posted 11-26-2016 at 12:49 AM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 02-17-2017 at 04:14 AM by 2b2
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    _ latest MKX-Lg rant

    - shoulda marked the other paint colors as SpecialOrder for the [BlackLabel]
    - & didn't get around to checking what colors are used at Oakville for XEdge or TFlex
    - for the 3rd [BL] theme, seems each new vehicle has been intro'ing a new [BL] theme, so...
    ...I was reminded afterwards of an interior scheme Buick used to have around 2006 called "Tuxedo",
    sorta darkish-blueish and taupeish ...caused quite a 'stir' on GMI at the time, fwiw;
    couldn't find a pic - yet.
    Posted 12-25-2016 at 03:49 AM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 12-25-2016 at 12:57 PM by 2b2
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    just found on William Henry Harris' post to
    The Classic Lincoln and Continental Appreciation Society on facebook

    ...seems "close" to my imagining of StainlessSteelBlue:
    1979 Lincoln Mark V Givenchy Crystal Blue

    while 'researching' (fooling around), found this interesting tidbit:
    "...April was traditionally the month when Ford Motor Company rolled out new colors and introduced
    new models in advance of the next model year. It's a tactic that had proved successful for them..."

    Posted 12-26-2016 at 06:52 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 02-04-2017 at 12:52 AM by 2b2
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    NLPRacing @ BON, on 27 Dec 2016 - 10:04 AM, said:
    After test driving 2.3EB & 3.5NA Explorers back to back, I think the 2.3EB would be a better replacement for the 3.5NA.
    To me, the 2.3EB in my wife's 17 Explorer feels very much like the old 4.6L 3V that was in the 06 Explorer. And it seems to be pretty easy on gas too.
    She's mostly drives in town and has averaged nearly 17 mpg since she got it. I wouldn't be surprised to get 25 MPG or better on a road trip.
    I wonder how well a 2.3EB with a 10 speed auto would perform in a RCSB F150 and/or Ranger? I would think it would do pretty well.
    making me
    (re)ponder a 2.3Turbo-PlugIn CONTI
    Posted 12-27-2016 at 07:24 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 02-04-2017 at 12:56 AM by 2b2
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    wondering if Lincoln can get by with just 3 levels? ...expanding on this later(now!)

    regular/base + pkgs/opts ...replacing Select as (one of the/)a series of Pkg(s)**
    Select 'Climate' Package
    _ _ _ • Heated Steering Wheel • Automatic Rain-Sensing Wipers • Auto High-Beam Headlamps • Windshield wiper de-icer
    Select Confidence Package
    _ _ _ • adaptive-cruise • cross-traffic • 360°camera(s) • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert
    Select Comfort Pkg (rear compartment)
    _ _ _ • deluxe rear armrest (trim) • Heated-Cooled Rear-Seats • Rear Duct B-Pillar Registers • inflating seatbelts?
    with either 1-2-or-3 Pkgs includes • Leather & • Configurable LED daytime running lamps (DRL) • rear sunshade OR panoroof?
    & INTERIOR/COMFORT: Power tilt/telescoping steering column with Memory, Premium leather-wrapped steering wheel
    & SAFETY & SECURITY: AutoDim driverside mirror, Driver Assist Tech, SYNC®3 Pinch-to-Zoom when with Voice-Touchscreen Navigation
    & FUNCTIONAL: Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate(Suv-Only?); Lincoln Experience II Package — Headlight Signature Lighting Light Up Sequence — Ambient Lighting Light Up Sequence — Autofold power sideview mirrors — Remote Software update Functionality — Universal Garage Door Opener — Personalized Service Write Up
    IndividualOpts? ...Only available with at least one 'Select' Pkg
    _ _ _ • Navigation System +Revel? • sunroof(Std?)(dual panel only?) • 30way PerfectPosition seats • inflating seatbelts? • CDplayer • wheel boutique
    ** also wondering about offering a lowTech/highLUX variant = 'special-but-easy'
    maybe with pre-set skins for any unavoidable Tech?
    ( maybe I just think 'Select' is a dumb name for a trim-level & want 'Premier' saved for Merc...)

    RESERVE needs as STD
    * 'Climate' Package: • Heated Steering Wheel and • outboard rearseats • Automatic Rain-Sensing Wipers • Auto High-Beam Headlamps • Windshield wiper de-icer
    * rear upgrades: airvents, deluxe rear armrest (trim), inflating seatbelts, reardoor windowshades
    other Opts/Pkgs look OK so far...
    update: imho the "LuxuryPkg" needs to include different wheels!
    like the MKZ's stand-alone 19” Satin-Machined Finish 7 Spoke (last WheelBoutique pic) or Conti's Optional 20".
    Otoh, I'm ok with all non[BL] trims using the same Std wheel.
    [BL] = the spirals we know & love

    a bunch of styles in the WheelBoutique™

    [BlackLabel] upgrading next...
    ...possibly mainly more color/theme choices (as above)

    >> I'm STILL wondering how affordable all these add-ons could be if they were ALL just &%#^@ made STD??
    Posted 01-21-2017 at 10:05 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 03-31-2017 at 09:58 PM by 2b2
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    while finding old STARstang chops on my ooold backup puter,
    found some CenterStage pix (preProduction) then googled more incldg actual production...
    ...might be time to tackle my STILETTO theme
    don't really want an All red ceiling, tho want more on the doors ... in addition to my RED CARPETs

    ...well, here's a first attempt at "STILETTO"

    pix^ were too big so switched to Links
    Posted 01-25-2017 at 06:44 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 12-02-2017 at 10:24 PM by 2b2
  11. Old Comment
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    wondering about offering ALL Lincoln colors for new Navi?....
    RivieraSands lt.brn
    Chroma Couture dk.Brn
    Chroma Elite Copper
    Chroma Cabernet Red
    Chroma Flame Red
    Chroma Caviar dk.grey
    Rhapsody Blue
    Dune/lt.Dune Stone
    Posted 03-28-2017 at 10:15 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 03-28-2017 at 10:22 PM by 2b2
  12. Old Comment
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    playing dealer, what I'd order... ...or Never order for stock
    Posted 06-19-2017 at 04:17 PM by 2b2 2b2 is offline
    Updated 06-19-2017 at 04:23 PM by 2b2
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