What did you do to your Mark VIII today?

Lincoln Mark VIII

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    What did you do to your Mark VIII today?

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    What you up to a109598?
     
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    Trying to build a personal performance vehicle. I have removed all unnecessary items. I am trying to get to 3,400lbs. with as close to 40%frt to 60%rear weight distribution. 450 rear wheel hp.
     
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    Got carried away, having entirely too much fun!!!

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    Winter won't quit ,fast back mark viii
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    Did new boots on my black 98
    I just picked up. Had a bad miss on one it was a boot and the plug was rattling in the head
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    This is my first post on this thread, so here is an update on our recently purchased 95: It went to an appraiser who looked it over with a fine toothed comb (top to bottom) and appraised it at $7250.00.
    I don't think I could sell it for anywhere near that price. But, since we just bought it, there are no plans to sell it.
    We are actually getting it ready for our annual 4000 mile excursion to eastern Washington and back.
    In the past few days we bought new Michelin Xtour tires from Costco, had the transmission flushed and a new filter installed, installed a new K & N air filter, and changed the engine oil and filter(holy cow, are the oil filters a challenge to dig out of these cars).
    I did a minor detailing on the interior, plus cleaning and treating the top with 303 preservative and a quick wax job on the body.
    Now I must rest up a bit for the long drive!
    Ron


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    Jack stands are 100 percent safer
     
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      If you don't have jackstands go buy some. Its a basic tool everyone who works on their cars should have. A set of ramps is very handy too.
       
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      We drove "Old Blue" 1400+ miles to Spokane Washington a few days ago, and today we spent part of the day cleaning it up after the two day trip.
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      Ron & Sue
       
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      "I never quite get the nut that holds the steering wheel fixed"

      Try letting your imaginary friend drive for awhile, that might fix it.
       
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      Thanks Mr. Carr,
      That is an example of what we truly appreciate at our garage..................some well thought out, and sincere, friendly advice!
      Ron
       
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      Gave the wife my 98 lsc
      I'm now driving the 98 xj8 vanden plas 20180707_151700_004_01.jpg
       
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      I love road trips!
       
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      So do we!
      Our Mark VIII did a great job of eating up the road for our 4000 mile round trip, and is safely home in the garage now.
      The only problem that we had was the drone from the FlowMaster Mufflers mated to single exhaust under about 70mph/1900rpm.
      Ron
       
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      I replaced the serpantine belt and the hinge spring in the console this evening. I picked up some supplies to detail the engine compartment later this week.
       
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      I drove Ivory Pearl, our 95 LSC, from the engine rebuilders in Phoenix to our home in the mountains, 90 miles north.
      It was a long trip because I had to continually change speeds and stop a few times on the way to give the new engine a lot of variance in speed and RPMs.
      It looks like the new engine is functioning as it should so far, and I am very pleased it.

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      Glad to see it back on the road. What was done in the rebuild?
       
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      Pretty much everything below the ugly valve covers was replaced, except the bare heads & bare block.
      Bored .020, heads & deck milled for proper match, and crank turned 10/10.
      TRW forged pistons, Hastings rings, stock cams etc, etc, etc.
      Ron
       
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      Should last a long time now for you
       
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      We sure hope so. It has a 24,000 mile 24 mo. warranty on the build.
      Ron
       
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      Wrapped the exhaust..

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      Nice wrap
       
    • BLK98MK8LSC

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      This was not one day but...did a division X fuel pump in the stock basket. Pain but it WILL go. New valve cover gaskets and plug tube seals. New 24lbs hr motorsport 6 hole injectors. New performance distributors SOS coils. New brisk LGS plugs. New 3 core KKS hong kong radiator. Be nice to be driving a mans car again instead of puss womans fusion. I hate that taxi cab.

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      Nice
      except I would cut a hole in my floor
      Gas tank comes down easy
       

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