What did you do to your Mark VIII today?

Lownslowlsc

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Cut some rear t-bird springs, no more broken drivers side but didn't get the height I had hoped for.

Every year or so I have to tighten a screw at the rear cross bracket for the moonroof. It causes an annoying rattling and doesn't allow it to close properly. I ended up replacing the worn out/half stripped screw and dabbed a bit of super glue on top so that it won't wiggle out as easily. Not the easiest of screws to replace.
While playing in there I inspected a broken piece that came out of the assembly 6 or so years ago, found out where it went and installed it with a new screw. It was a little peice @ the rear of the glass rail only visible when tilted upwards. Not sure how I didn't see that before. It now closes properly and evenly. I'm pretty sure all these issues were caused by the stereo.

Last weekend I polished my headlights and installed new rear shocks. :)
 

chris2523

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new tires.
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more miles.

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What's up with them headlights on the 96 chris?? po-lish them things!
 

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New rear air springs are in. Had to change the o-rings on the solenoid and now no leaks! 216,750 miles. Ready for some summer driving. Soon as I get a chance I'm going to sensor lower it, rotate the tires and change rear brakes and an oil change.
 

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Finally find time to take it for a ride. After sitting for 5 weeks, the damn battery was dead. Jumped it and was on my way. I still get a thrill out of it so for now it does not get its walking papers.
 

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How did you apply the white carbon fiber looking material? im wanting to redo my ashtray and cup holder doors on my 96 in black carbon fiber.
 

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Finally got mine started yesterday and pulled it out of the garage. Still has lots of work to be completed before she is road worthy. I had to put her aside for a short time to prep my Tbird for the upcoming race season.
 

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Sand blasted, washed and powder coated my oil pan.

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I might need to do a second coat. You can still see thepitting from the rust but it's now better than factory.

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Too bad you didn't have a better pan to start with, but looks good and likely will not be a corrosion problem anymore.
 

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I went back and forth on weather to get a better pan. Figure I have to at least try it. I doubt I will ever do another oil pan (at least a mark VIII one) because too many nooks and crannies. So I had allot oil burn when curing.
 

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