What did you do to your Mark VIII today?

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Not mine, and I didn't do it.
But I watched, helped and was amazed.

800hp/1000Nm at the hubs @1bar.
Will it hit 1200hp at the hubs? We'll see. 2bar will come once injectors are sorted.
 

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Nice!
Your wheels look like the same wheels that were originally on my 95LSC when I bought it.
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Today she got 5% tints all around, I live in Las Vegas Nevada and its so hot here that the cops dont mess with you for having illegal tints.
 

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Hey everyone... Just finished installing 96-98 cobra intake cams with new tube seals and plugs (autolite 764s gapped at 0.052). The cobra cams had keyway notches on them so I just ground them off instead of grinding the keyway on the gear itself which is what people usually do. I did not degree them (installed them in a friend’s garage and didn't have the time, tools, or confidence to degree it) but I hope to in the near future. I highly recommend this mod... The low end losses if there are any are really minimal and the mid range and upper rpm power is noticeably better now.

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I don't know if I mentioned it here or not (not Mark VIII related), but I took a Tesla Model S for a test drive on March 29th. I took my son with me and he loved it. The car is absolutely fantastic! If I had $80k or so laying around, this car would be in my driveway right now. I LOVE it! I drove the base model P60. It has a 60kW/Hr battery that is good for a range of 208+/- miles and 315hp. 315 electric hp is a lot different from internal combustion hp. At 45mph, I gave it the beans and the front end stood up and I sunk back in the seat and she took off like a rocket! Instant torque anywhere, any time. It's fantastic! And the car is so quiet. At a stoplight, the interior is eerily quiet. No vibration, no noise whatsoever. Then, you mash the throttle and all you hear is a very faint whine from the 315hp motor. Hit the gas too hard with the t/c off and the tires will break loose in a cloud of burnt rubber! The steering weight is adjustable as well. I had it set to "Sport" so it felt quite firm. Regenerative braking also has three settings. I had mine set to the highest setting. At that setting, you rarely have to even touch the brake pedal. Just let up on the "gas" pedal and the motor changes to generator mode and litterally slows the car without using the brakes. The only time I touched the brake was to come to a complete stop. The ride is firm but comfortable and the air suspension is height adjustable and automatic leveling. I found out during the test drive that most of the suspension components are sourced from Mercedes. As are some of the interior bits and pieces. That explained the cruise control "stalk" sticking out above the turn signal lever. I kept hitting it instead of the turn signal :lol: The interior is roomy and comfortable and there is no tunnel. The car is just pure awesomeness from every single perspective. I'm looking forward to the day I can get one, although it will probably never happen :(
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Also did a little tinkering with the Mark a little bit. Got the HID lows working and installed some superbright LED's in the footwells and a blue LED license plate light.
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I’m pretty sure there’s a tesla blog page you can rage and dream about ... and I’m pretty sure this is a Lincoln website smh
 

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Today, someone's very young blonde daughter was out shopping in daddy's new F-150 four door pickup and backed into the neon light of my mark. broke the lense and bulb. I was standing in the checkout line at the hardware store and saw it all. she got out, ran to the back, ran back to the drivers door, jumped in and roared off. I just stood there shaking my head. sad part is the damn light was operational. I'll just have to find another one. by the way, Lowe's parking lot cameras are fake or don't work at all. at least she didn't crumple the trunk lid....
 

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Today, someone's very young blonde daughter was out shopping in daddy's new F-150 four door pickup and backed into the neon light of my mark. broke the lense and bulb. I was standing in the checkout line at the hardware store and saw it all. she got out, ran to the back, ran back to the drivers door, jumped in and roared off. I just stood there shaking my head. sad part is the damn light was operational. I'll just have to find another one. by the way, Lowe's parking lot cameras are fake or don't work at all. at least she didn't crumple the trunk lid....
Lol
 

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Managed to pull the dash out all by my lonesome. Was going to axe the wife for help but yea, no. I just grabbed it in the center and pulled it out of the cabin.

Evaporator was leaking and heat core wasn't, replaced them both. Also rebuilt the seat motors and replaced the little o-rings in the climate control box that fail to seal properly. I had to modify the air-box with a dremel cut off wheel in order to fit the Four Seasons branded evaporator. The tubes are configured differently but share the same output as the stock unit so I started cutting. I took a chance and used flex tape to cover the open areas rather than deal with any chemical odor from epoxy or JB.

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Air box fun. I'm pretty impressed with the Flex Tape. I was going to go with some West Systems epoxy and glas that I had but did want the smell or the added work.

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I got to admit to laughing also. the car lasted 22 years before getting hit. the fact that some chippie did it is just typical. twenty fifth of last month some young cretin ran a red light and teeboned my '03 dodge diesel pu and did $14,000.00 in damage to it. I'm still laughing about that. less than 80K on it.
 

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I got to admit to laughing also. the car lasted 22 years before getting hit. the fact that some chippie did it is just typical. twenty fifth of last month some young cretin ran a red light and teeboned my '03 dodge diesel pu and did $14,000.00 in damage to it. I'm still laughing about that. less than 80K on it.
Damn r u okay tho ? In 2016 some drunk rear ended me In my 97 Lsc and totaled it insurance wanted to pay 8k for the car 136k miles on it but those a**holes had minimal coverage and I only got 5k for the old Linc
 

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new upper control arm joints
new rotors and rebuilt calipers all four
rebalance
aligned.
The tires have only about 6k but they are 10 yrs old. Thinking replace.
Still pulls to the right a bit. Especially braking. realign?
No pulsing brakes tho.
Happy.
Ordered tricoat touch up paint.
What a creampuff.
 
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