Mark VIII Neglect

Lincoln Mark VIII

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    It saddens me to realize that for the past several years I have been neglecting the Marks. I would throw half ass attention to them when I would have both the free time and motivation, which is a rare combo. I’ve got a list of maintenance to do so thinking I am going to shop this out soon and get back to enjoying them when possible. First up will be an Exhaust for Hyde, and then brakes for the Vert. Then hopefully a stereo upgrade for Hyde, and a new Top Motor and Hydraulics for the vert. Then new carpet for the vert. then….. the list goes on……. And on…….
    Neglect is the enemy. And I have been out of touch with the Mark VIII lifestyle.
     
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      Happy to here you're rekindling the love
       
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      Neglected my 98 Base for years. When these things sit it gets expensive. Just had to replace tires, brakes, hoses, plug and boots. And a few other items after letting my Mark sit 3 years. But found the love again. Turned the base into a daily and purchased a low mile LSC Florida car to take the garage spot. Won’t let this one go without attention. Gonna enjoy them both and keep them alive for my kids down the line
       
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        Yea when I bought mine it had been sitting for 3 years and it took a lot to get it running let alone road worthy
         
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          Yeah these cars don’t like sitting. Need to be driven regularly or at least properly maintained while being stored
           
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          Right
           
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          I think I am too picky, I can't seem to find a good exhaust shop to give my baby to. I've had a couple of promissing recomendations, but my calls and emails have gone unanswered. Guess everyone is busy?
           
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          I’m doing exhaust on my pearl 98 LSC gonna cut out the 3rd cat add X pipe cut off mufflers add 3 1/2 tips
           
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          Covid has shut down a lot of non essential businesses and let's be honest exhaust shops aren't essential even in states with emission reqs
           
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          I'm still looking for a good MarkVIII to throw a JY 4.8LS into.......
           
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          A what now?
           
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          Put the pipe down son
           
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          94m5 Dmaup's Daddy

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          Nah.

          I've said for years that a FN10 would benefit greatly from an LS swap. I've been a member of this forum for a long time, and have said this the whole time.
           
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          Or a coyote swap either one would be fun
           
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          Coyote would be sweet. I’ve just never been one to swap LS into a Ford or vice Versa. Keep it all GM or Ford or whatever manufacture you own.
           
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          McLaren wouldn't have built the F1 without the V12 from bimmer and koenigsegg wouldn't exist if not for Audi Subaru and Ford I'm just saying
           
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          Good points. I just couldn’t imagine putting a LS in a Mark. No way I could do it. But, to each is own.
           
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          I hear ya lol
           
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          The voodoo motor with the dct would be the best thing ever
           

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