This is my mark VIII , it's pretty clean and all i have done to it so far it have straight pipes put on . Sounds bad ass but I'm looking to mod the engine alittle and new gears like the 4.10 . Anyone one have some good suggestions I'll be sure to post my mods after they are done . I switched to coil on my suspension got tired of the issues i had with the bags . Tell me what you think .
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.
Lincoln Mark VIII Test Drive
I should have tightened the camera to the tripod better as its rattling and
very annoying. Somewhere from the camera, editing to youtube the 1080p
widescreen was ruined so ill redo asap.
This is a 93 lincoln mark 8 with 4.6 dohc, stock Exhaust. I opened up the intake tube and
mcguivered a cold air intake. It still has snow tires on so there a little
noisy, they are 215 60r16s so first gear only goes to 95kph; with 225's it
goes to 102kmh. All of the accelerations are a roll into the full
acceleration, i dont want to wear the winters too much.
I did the hid conversion as you can see in the first 15 seconds of the
movie, they are morimoto mini h1's. I had to make a thermoforming machine
to create the clear lenses as the originals were fluted.
It has coil over suspension instead of the air ride, no big difference
really. Im going to redo the suspension in summer so im not being careful
in the backroads. It currently has 215000km on the body but only 50,000km
on engine and transmission.
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.
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.
How to Install Airbag Helper Springs (Firestone Ride Rite)
Handle more weight, properly! In this video we are installing Ride Rite
airbag helper springs from Firestone for XMT Construction to better help
the pickup handle payload and heavy tongue weights when towing.
Here we go through some basic tips to installing the airbags to make your
install easier and proper.
Product Featured: Firestone Ride Rite Airbag Helper Springs
Strutmasters competitor's kit on a Lincoln Mark VIII
A customer had previously purchased a new competitor's kit and had it
installed into their Mark VIII with unsatisfactory results. We replaced
the Competitors new kit with a Strutmasters suspension kit, and the
customer was extremely happy with the results. (www.strutmasters.com)
Blown 97 Lincoln Mark VIII
May 16, 2011 walk around of my Lincoln Mark VIII Lsc with its new rims
installed, it is a custom built, forged/stroked and blown 04 cobra long
If you live in the Tri-State area and own a Mark VIII or LS, please visit
our car club website @ www.markVIIIsOfTheStateOfNy.org
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII With A Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion (Part 1 of 2 Install Video)
This 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII Had A Sagging Air Suspension. Lou Santiago
Converted It To A Non Air Suspension Using Strutmasters Air Suspension
Conversion Kit. Strutmasters Kits Are Designed To Bolt On Without
Modification And Provide A Great Ride. If You Are Having Issues With Your
Lincoln Air Suspension, Get One Of These Strutmasters Kits.
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.