12 second Mark VIII daily driver
This somewhat chronicles the last year of me trying to turn my Mark VIII into a reliable 12 second car that is also perfectly behaved for daily use. I drive this car to work, to client locations, on road trips, and every weekend I take it to the drag strip and lay the smack down on Mustangs, LS1s and imports. After I am done I adjust the climate control, memory touch the seats back to comfort settings, and drive back home getting 28 mpg in silence and luxury. The Lincoln Mark VIII *IS* the gentleman's hot rod.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC WOT after Dyno Tune
Here is my all motor 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII after the long awaited Dyno tune. You are looking at the 2nd fastest all motor 2nd generation Mark VIII with 151K miles. A/F ratios are still a bit rich at about 12.5 There is still more left on the plate. I'm shooting for a low-low 13 in the 1/4 mile.
600 hp Lincoln Mark VIII 11.84 @ 121 mph
11.84 @ 121 mph 494 RWHP 414 RWTQ Blown stroked 5.0l DOHC Cobra motor, Steel crank, eagle H-beam rod, CP piston, balanced Ported DOHC heads, crower stainless valves Cobra intake, shortened runners, IMRC deletes, 60 lb injectors, 2400 SCT maf Vortech SQ trim, 2.7 15 PSI pulley Kooks headers, 2 1/2 stainless Exhaust, 50 series flowmasters Focus SVT pump with KB Boostapump Alky systems methanol injection. 13 " cobra brakes, slotted & cross drilled rotors 17 x 10.5 ROH rims with Nitto 315-35-17 drag radials 4.10 gears
SSHS11 The Mark 11.626 @ 121.45 Supercharged Lincoln Mark VIII
SSHS11 Fat Car Shootout Commerce GA November 2011 - firstname.lastname@example.org