What did you do to your Mark VIII today?

Lincoln Mark VIII

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    Hey aside from shock mounts waht rattles in the back of these beasts.Finally got rid of all the noises in the front now back making noise.
     
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    One of the known rattles in the back, other than the Shock mounts and Control arm bushings being shot is the Splice for the Parking Brake cables hitting the rear frame, I took a couple of heavy duty zip-ties and secured it to the frame
    I switched from zip-ties to a Velcro strap just because I think it looks neater

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    Also the Toe Link Compensators can make some noises, they are located in the Rear Lower Control Arm


    Glued my Velcro back to the seat foam using the brown Gorilla Glue, used an old brake pad and stood it on edge to give the "clamp" force
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    Remove the center console and found it was not secured to the floor, was looking at somehow modifying my broken cup-holders to have one that is functioning. Made the rookie mistake of loosing the spring for the ashtray compartment. Did some cleaning under the console and had a peak at the other lights from my message center, temperature control unit and heated seats to try and find away to make these look the same blue as my dash... Any ideas or has anyone done this already?
     
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    Found this thing laying around, gonna paint it like the calipers and see if I like it.
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    Finished up with the seat foam, slapped the cover back on and shrunk it some with water and the Texas sun

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      Edit,
      Saw your recent post. White would be interesting.
       
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      Can we get a shot from further away?
       
    • young mark 8 lover

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      i have 302k

      my 1994 deep jewel green mark has 302k miles that i got for free from a dealership that wanted 3k for one car but took 3k for two the one they wanted 3k for was a lumina my mark is my first car and i love it
       
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      Have any pic's? We like pic's!

      I am part of that thread....post #8 :)
       
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      Guess what! The Cobra died AGAIN yesterday!!!!! :mad: This time, it was blowing chunks of melted catalytic converter out the tailpipes!!! WTF??!?!?!?!?!! :eek:
       
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      Problem the whole time?
       
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      That's kinda what I'm thinking. It would explain the stalling and no start situations. So $700 bucks later we find out what the problem was to start with. But it makes me sick to think of how much a new set of cats are gonna cost. That car may have to be sold just to pay for the damn repairs... I just hope the engine isn't damaged from driving it like that.
       
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        Not your problem. :)
         
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        Well, i replaced my ignition assembly, and my SCIL with one to match the ignition.

        Along with a through cleaning and scrubbing of the interior.

        I need carpet, bad, and a few other things. (i would love an entire ebony interior, MMM MMM)


        If anyone needs an SCIL, let me know, but youll have to program it.
         
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        on the brown one, put the brackets on my rebuilt rear calipers with new slide bolt boots and rattle clips, new Thermo-quiet pads; front brakes are done so I'm ready to bleed it after work tonight
         
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        2x
         
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        Well. To add to all my other troubles, found out Monday that I have prostate cancer. And I'm going to have to have some major surgery in the next couple of months. If it ain't one thing it's ten others...

        And I'm off this Saturday and the kids will be with the wifey so I'll have the entire day to get my '95 aired up and hopefully back on the road. She's slammed right now :(
         
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        i have pics pm me for them and ill give u my number and text u them cuz my phone wnt upload pics to the forum
         
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        WOW that sucks on way to many ways! Hope they caught it early so it can be eliminated :confused:
         
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        Yes it does. And I think we caught it pretty early. Surgery should take care of it as long as it isn't spreading too fast. I just found out Monday and I'll know a little more this week. I've got several more appointments with a couple of different doctors so I will know what options I have. But it just sucks horribly.
         
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        I'm so sorry to hear that Thaywood. I hope everything goes as planned and that you have a speedy recovery.
         
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        Good luck thaywood
        Hopefully this is the last of your bad luck.
         
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        Glad to hear you caught it early buddy.

        I just lost my grandpa yesterday to colorectal cancer. It sucks, but it was because He refused to ever be checked out. And now I'm having to pay for everything on a broke college budget. I loved the guy, but he never thought ahead.

        You hang in there thaywood. You'll be just fine.
         

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