What did you do to your Mark VIII today?

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. Ms1997

    Ms1997 Active LVC Member

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    001.jpg Had the Intake Powdercoated and added some new Coil covers. little dress up !! :wrench

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  2. slowmkviii

    slowmkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    Looks very nice
     
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    Initial tuning on the dyno had ignition stuttering around 6500 rpms which led to a new set of Motorcraft coils and NGK TR6 spark plugs.

    Final pulls were steady to 7500 rpms and 131 mph with good AFR throughout.

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    Looking forward to datalogging and final tuning at the track. :cool:
     
  4. chris2523

    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    torque curve looks great.
    what were the numbers?
     
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    driller Dedicated LVC Member

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    333 HP / 307 TQ at the wheels is what the dyno printout says, FWIW. Personally, I think that's low but I'll take it to the track and we'll see.
     
  6. chris2523

    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    that does seem low.
    but the time slips will let you know.
     
  7. slowmkviii

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    Mustang dynos are always conservative
     
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    When I see a Toreador red car I always wonder if there is a spare RF fender in the garage. I had an argument with a cow at 2a.m. in northern Montana two weeks ago. Anyone with that color of mirror or fender please advise me. Those wheels are beautiful, Slow. Did you sensor lower or change to different coils? The ride height is perfect.
     
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    I have an asham 8 so I can chance hight any time.
     
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    I'm back in the Mark VIII business again!!! Just got this 1996 base a couple of weeks ago. I'm a happy guy!!
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  12. chris2523

    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    never got around to updating this.
    that motor is installed now and runs.
    96 cobra cams, long tubes, dual exhaust, 4k stall, 4.10s, etc.
    that motor plus my stall means 1st gear is spin city.

    also a little while ago i parted the 93.

    also i am picking up an old members unfinished project car here in a few weeks.
     
  13. davidm

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    A basic question for the Gen One people.
    On a cold engine on a cold day, how long does the IAC keep the idle up?
    Mine will only idle up less than 30 seconds and maybe 1000-1100 rpms.
    Thinking the IAC is not working right and it could be original.
    Thanks
     
  14. chris2523

    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    doesn't sound too far off.

    any more symptoms?
     
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    Slightly rough idle till warmed up.
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    is it the 93 in your signature?
    have you done plugs and wires lately? what plugs? gap? what wires?
    have you checked for vacuum leaks when cold?
    what rpm is the cold idle after it drops from 1000-1100?
     
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    It is the same 93.
    Plug wires, coils replaced 6-7 years ago. Ford Racing wires and Motorcraft coils.
    Copper 764 plugs changed 2015, forget the gap but went with what everyone does here.
    Have only visually looks for leaks or broken lines. Do not see anything standing out.
    Normal Idle is around 600 RPM.
    Best way to check for vacuum leaks?
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    spray ether or carb cleaner around the intake and vac lines.
    if the idle spikes or drops, vacuum leak.
     
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    Will give that a try.
    Might do the Seafoam treatment also.
     
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    Still steady modding my '96. I just got some more blue LED and EL lighting done on the console and dash.

    The problem I'm encountering is that I'm trying to replace the OEM T4 Neo-wedge bulbs in the EATC with blue LED's. The LED's I got are plug-n-play. But after installation, they don't work at all. I've been told that you have to solder the LED's into the OEM bulb housings in order for them to work. That just sounds strange since they use the same bulb housings and install the same way. But I'm still experimenting. I've got a coupe of ideas I'm gonna try this weekend. If nothing else, I'll just put the OEM incandescent bulbs back :( That would be a bummer.

    Also installed a white COB LED strip in the trunk. I put it on the upper edge of the trunk right under the rear window where the CHMSL is. It pours light all over the inside of the trunk. Much nicer than that little half-ass light that was from the factory.
     
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    Swapped all of the interior bulbs to LEDs, made more of a difference than I thought it would. Put 245/50s on the rear and found the factory low beam ballasts for my headlights. The harness was spliced and a cheap no name kit was on the car when I bought it, lasted almost 2 years. So I'm looking around for a new low beam kit, kinda doubt the factory ballasts are any good

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    Will advance parts sylv lights made for 96 mark restore the headlights?
     
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    If you're talking about the interior lights Amazon or eBay is your best bet, way cheaper than Advanced. Just get a list of the different bulbs and get the ones you need. There are 2 31mm festoon bulbs in the door panels and you can use a 194 for the rest
     

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