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.
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII With A Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion (Part 1 of 2 Install Video)
Strutmasters (http://www.strutmasters.com/Lincoln-Mark-Viii-Suspension-Parts-s/41.htm): 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 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.
1997 Mark VIII LSC Cherry Bomb Dual Exhaust
This is my wife's 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC with new Cherry Bomb dual Exhaust. It has had the 3rd cat removed and replaced with an H-Pipe and a pair of Cherry Bomb glasspack mufflers in place of the originals. I think it sounds quite menacing. And so does everyone who has heard it. And my wife loves it!
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII For Sale - SOLD!
This is my 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII. It is bright toreador red with grey leather interior. It has a 280hp DOHC V-8 that gets around 22mpg. It has air suspension and power everything. Tires are almost new. I have service records going back to 2003 showing everything I have ever done to the car. She's a good car and I've owned her for ten years. She's been well maintained and well taken care of. I'm going to miss this car. I just want her to go to a good home. Thanks for looking. Send me a PM or an e-mail. I'm asking $2,000.00 or best offer. The price is negotiable.
Twin turbo lincoln vs procharged notchback mustang
Just some fooling around after work. We knew what the outcome would be since he trapped a lot better than me. Still trying to figure out movie maker. Tried to slow down the credits but obviously that didn't work too well... Enjoy!
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.
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 variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth look at the 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII. I now feature BOTH models and versions of the Mark VIII. This 1995 and the 1998 refreshed body style LSC model. I reference the LSC in this video also. If you would like to check out the video on the LSC (although it's not a mint condition version) use this link:
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