Lincoln Mark VIII Doesn't Have Struts!!!
Hello all! I finally got hold of a Ford service manual and scanned a page
from that manual that clearly states that the Lincoln Mark VIII does not
have McPherson Struts in the front suspension. According to Ford Motor
Company, the folks who designed and engineered the car, the Mark VIII has
an "Air Spring & Shock Assembly" up front. I am completely baffled at the
persistence with which people use the term "strut" to incorrectly describe
the Mark VIII's front air shocks. There are many different types of
suspension designs. In my experience during my short-lived career as a
mechanic, I worked on just about every type of suspension known to man.
Everything from the simplest straight axle with transverse leaf spring to
struts, to control arms, to DeDion axles, to complicated multilink setups.
Each design is different. They may share components, but the overall design
varies. In the case of struts vs. control arms, there are several distinct
differences between the types. In a strut design, there is no upper control
arm. The strut is bolted directly to the spindle and acts as a damper,
steering kingpin, and upper suspension locating link. Because the strut is
bolted to the spindle, it turns with the steering, requiring a bearing cap
on top of the spring so it doesn't scrape against the strut tower. In a
UCA/LCA design, there is an upper control arm and the shock bolts to either
the upper or lower control arm. In this design, the shock acts only as a
damper, nothing else. There is a major difference between strut and control
arm suspension designs. The Mark VIII does not have a strut-type suspension
by any stretch of the imagination. That fact is clearly visible when the
Mark's suspension is compared to more plebian strut designs. There's
absolutely no ambiguity or vagueness. The differences are clearly visible
to anyone with eyes. It can be (and has been) easily proven that Mark
VIII's don't have McPherson struts, yet people still call them struts. It
makes absolutely no sense at all. The two types of suspensions are so
distinctly different, I don't understand why it's even an issue. And what's
interesting to me is that any time a thread on this site starts talking
about the differences between struts and control arms, when I clearly
demonstrate the differences and prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the
Mark VIII doesn't have struts, all activity on the thread just stops. I
think the pro-strut folks are in denial. Oh well. They just can't admit
that they're wrong I guess.
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Seafoam Treatment
I seafoamed my 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII today. I haven't done it in a while
and it shows. There was a lot of smoke this time. The white '97 Mark VIII
LSC next to it is much cleaner. The last time I seafoamed it, there was
very little smoke. According to the descriptions on the can, Seafoam is
supposed to break up carbon deposits and clean the induction system,
valves, tops of pistons, etc. It is also supposed to get rid of the rotten
egg smell associated with clogged catalytic converters. Fortunately, my
cats are still in pretty good shape. I don't know if Seafoam really works,
but I know my engine runs smoother after a treatment. And it sure is fun to
Note: Eventually, I'm going to make a more detailed step-by-step video with
someone else holding the camera. This was obviously done very quickly. Next
time, I plan to use 3 bottles. One for the crankcase, one for the intake,
and one for the gas tank. Now, you've got to remember to change your oil
IMMEDIATELY after seafoaming your crankcase. Or else the stuff will destroy
your seals and gaskets. Running it through the oil is like high performance
Motor Flush. It cleans the crap outta your engine block.
Lincoln Mark VIII Movie.avi
This is a short movie about my two Lincoln Mark VIII's. The red one is a
1996 base model and the white one is a 1997 LSC. The '96 is mine and the
'97 is my wife's. They're both awesome. There's nothing like having "His n'
Hers" Lincoln Mark VIII's. These are wonderful cars. They're sleek,
beautiful, fast, luxurious, and just plain awesome. The Lincoln Mark VIII
was introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the outgoing Lincoln Mark VII.
The VIII was a vast improvement over the VII that it replaced. The ancient
225hp 5.0L pushrod V-8 was replaced with a modern all aluminum DOHC 4.6L
V-8 producing 280hp. Late in '95, the LSC returned with true dual Exhaust and 290hp from the 4.6L V-8. The VIII
also replaced the VII's McPherson strut front suspension with a proper
upper and lower control arm design with integrated air spring/shock
absorber units. The old 4-link live axle out back was also upgraded to a
fully independent setup with upper lateral links, lower H-arms, air springs
and shocks. The 4-wheel disc brake system was also upgraded with larger
rotors and better electronics. The VIII was also a much larger car than the
VII giving it more interior and trunk space than the outgoing car. About
the only caryover was the transmission. The VIII's tranny was essentially
the same as the one used in the VII. Other than that, the VIII was a
completely new car from the ground up.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Start Up & Rev With Exhaust View - 103K
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC
This has a Intech 4.6L 32 Valve DOHC V8 making 290 HP while paired to a 4
Speed Auto. It's essentially a Cobra V8 & also the same engine from my 2002
Continental only in my car it's detuned & in FWD.
This model began in 1993 until the Final year made in 1998. The Mark is
known to be the first Production Vehicle to offer HID ( High Intensity
Discharge ) Headlamps.
The Marks biggest issue was with the 4 wheel Air Ride suspension which was
prone to early failure & it is a costly repair. Many owners resorted to
Coil Spring conversion but it really killed the Marks Smooth ride.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
LSC. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Lincoln Mark VIII
My 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC and it's $5,000 custom sound system I
designed and installed. It will produce 131 CLEAN decibels to the drivers
Focus ST Eibach Sportline Coil Springs Installation 2013
Eibach's Sportline Coil Spring Set will equip your 2013-2014 Focus ST with
race car like handling for maximum street performance. With Sportline Coil
Springs, you will achieve the lowest possible drop, yet maintaining the
exceptional ride quality you expect from Eibach. You will be able to stop
quicker, corner faster, gain
better MPG, and dramatically reduce squat during acceleration.
For installation, you'll first access and loosen the strut tower. Then,
remove the wheel and disconnect and remove the strut, following Bill's
instructions in the install video. After this, you'll disassemble the
strut, removing the original spring and spring dust boots. Then, install
the new Eibach spring and dust boot on the spring, along with the bump
stops included in the set.
Return the strut to your Focus and reinstall all bolts and brackets,
reconnect the sway bar and ABS sensor, and then repeat this process on the
other side. Resecure your wheels and reassemble your strut tower and cowl.
Next, you'll work on you rear springs, which are a lot less involved.
Remove the bolt pointed out by Bill, which holds the perch in place,
allowing you to access the rear spring. Remove the spring and bump stop,
and then secure the new bump stop and new Eibach spring. Next, return the
perch and bolt and then complete this process on the other side. Total
installation takes around three hours.
See more Eibach Springs from CJ Pony Parts:
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks for bearing with me and the lack
of uploading lately. I have a ton of videos to upload including vintage,
exotics, new models, and some unique things to come. I have recently moved
into a new house for my 4th year pharmacy school rotations and have been
packing, unpacking, and dealing with all of this for a while. Now I'm
finally able to slowly start getting back into the groove of things. I
will also begin working on a new update video fairly soon to let you all
know what has been happening lately. Thanks a bunch and enjoy the future
vids to come!!!
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
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look at the 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII. I now feature BOTH models and versions
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reference the LSC in this video also. If you would like to check out the
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During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
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designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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1992 Lincoln Mark 7
For Sale: A beautiful 1992 Lincoln Mark 7 with only 19,874 miles. The video
contains, engine start up, Exhaust,
dash lights after start up, window open.close, moonroof open/close. All the
audio comes from the cassette tapes provided by lincoln. The audio is
recorded from the stereo in the car. I have never heard anything this crisp
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1987 Lincoln Mark V11 7 LSC 2 Owner 87k Orig MI MINT
This here is the nicest Lincoln Mark 7 I have come across it gets no nicer
it. has the LSC package with the Mustang 5.0 HO motor factory. This is
a 2 Owner car and whoever the Owners were took GREAT care to keep this
classic in tip top shape. Make sure and check out my other auctions I
always get lots of Unique and clean EURO & Classic cars and i sell them
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