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I like big Lincolns...
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I just had to share this one.

One of the fellows on TheLincolnForum.net gave his '77 Mark V the muscle car treatment - and there's something wonderful about it that I cannot quite put my finger on:

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Donor 460 from '76 Continental:
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All I know is that I get a stupid, childish grin on my face every time I see a big Ford luxury car trying to convince itself it was born a Mustang. I like that.

FYI - Andy lists the modifications as follows:

"[460 with] Edelbrock performer/Edelbrock 750 carb, comp cam 262H, recurved duraspark dist/14 initial, 35 total all in at 3000rpm, hooker 6126 headers, 2.5 dual exhaust. Fully blocked exhaust crossover, 160 degree Tstat. B&M shift kit and 3.00 gears." Front end has a 3-turn steering box from one of our '71-73 Mustangs, 1999 CVPI front shocks (direct bolt-in), and a larger '77 T-Bird front sway bar.

Mark my words, I'm going to do those front end modifications on a Mark V someday. Not the '78 beater, but another one.

Andy also has a video up of some one-wheeled burnouts. No locking diff - the whole thing was a budget build, from what I've heard.





Some before shots too:

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-Kurt

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#2
That's cool as $h!t looks like something oddball I would do.

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88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
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88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
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87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
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89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
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#3
I like the big Lincolns a lot but the wheels put this one a little over the top for me. All else is very cool and looks great.

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#4
Don65Stang;122615 Wrote:...but the wheels put this one a little over the top for me.

I would have gone with 15" steelies running dog-dish caps and trim rings off from a Boss 351.

tease

Yea, I know I'm weird.

-Kurt

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#5
I like it,I like it a lot!Cool
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#6
I always liked that body style. I've had two Lincoln Town Cars with the 4.6 engine, but no burn outs with it!



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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#7
I have had 4 lincolns and loved them all
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#8
I wanna put a coyote 5.0 in a either a 87 ltd crown Victoria or a 2007 CV P71 Interceptor . I like odd ball builds

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#9
I had an 89 MarkVII LSC, with the 5.0 HO- Loved it! Was one of the best cars I ever owned! After that I had a 96 MarkVIII with the 32V 4.6, It also was a good car, but the 89 was my favorite of the 2.

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#10
Normally, green (regardless of the shade, light, meduim, or dark) and brown as colors is a no-no for the desirability factor and re-sell on the luxury cars. For example, ember metallic 1978 Diamond Jubilees do not attract much attention or bring a decent price in the classic luxury car market. But the triple blue units or polar white/blue vinyl top (see pix) remain popular and seem to bring a good price.

But, having said that, green seems to sit well with your Lincoln, especially when matched by the tan top. Nicely done. Have you tried the factory wheels with the new set-up?


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