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Old 12-28-2006, 08:58 PM
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New year another new project

Well I am starting on another new project. (other than the Race Car project) This project is a 1953 Ford tuck. (I love Trucks) We are stripping a 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII and installing the entire drive trian in the truck. The DOHC engine, transmission, IFS rear suspension and I am thinking about using the front suspension also. I am tying to talk the customer into leaving the air suspension. He is not going go it yet. We are debating on leaving the fuel injection or converting it to Carb. I started stripping the Mark today. I will take some pics as soon as i have the engine and stuff removed.
I get to keep the Mark VIII body when I am done. (New future race car project for me).
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:10 AM
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Cool! I love fast trucks! can't wait to see some pics
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:22 PM
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Well, I had to give the doner engine, transmission and rearend a good test run.
Yelp I think its ready.
Time to pull it out.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:11 AM
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Oooo Impala guts! Is that a L98 in there or an LT1?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:16 AM
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Oooo Impala guts! Is that a L98 in there or an LT1?
Is an Impala made by Lincoln?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:24 AM
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Nope, Cheverolet. This year Impala pictured I think they made from 92-94. I think it was the last years the Impala had a V8.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:36 AM
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That comment was tongue-in-cheek. I cant tell what the pic is of but the OP says the donor vehicle is a Lincoln.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:11 PM
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My bad! I guess I should read into things a little further, I get excited when I see pic's.
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:41 PM
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Yes, it is a 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII. That is the all alumin 4.6 DOHC engine, AODE transmission and a IFS 8.8. Its all going into a 1953 Ford Truck. Started drive train removal today. Can't wait to install it into the truck.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:00 PM
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looking forward to your write up.
I am also looking to build a rod pickup. trying to figure if I want a flat head or a newer motor.
I hope you use the newer front end, I would love to see how you do it.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:49 PM
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We were going to install a Mustang II style on this project, But I think we may try using the Mark VIII front end. I am takin measurements to see what it will take to use it. The Mark front end uses a subframe like the Mustangs but unlike the mustangs it uses upper control arms. It will be interesting to see. I am trying to talk the customer into keeping the air bags also.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:35 PM
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My bad! I guess I should read into things a little further, I get excited when I see pic's.
Yeah we can tell
Nice burn out pic send it to car craft..lol
I would swap it over to carb myself and keep the old school feel also there is a swap out there for nine inch rear end using disk brakes from a Lincon Mark VIII my wife want me to get an old F100 and build her a hot rod truck one day keep us posted sounds super sweet.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:59 PM
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We have discussed going carbed. He is up in the air about it right now. He kind of likes the idea of the furl injection. Just turn the key and go. Plus to convert to Carb and installing an igntion system it is less costly to stay with the fuel Injection.
I like Hot Rod Trucks also. This is our shop truck
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:00 PM
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I know,, I kinda have a thing for smoke and fire
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:06 PM
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Well we have the drive train out of the Mark. Went and picked up the 53 Ford truck that is going to recieve the drive train.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:55 AM
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love the idea, but you have definitely got your work cut out for you. keep posting pics, this should be really nice when you are done.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:09 PM
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Yea its quite a project. He has bought all new sheet metal and knows what he is in for. So that makes it a little easier.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:12 PM
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Cant wait to see this build come together
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:00 AM
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YEAH I love those ole trucks. Keep us posted on this one...

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Old 02-06-2007, 08:31 PM
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you have a full complete running drivetrain. your goin to make way more work for yourself if you attempt to umm ugh "carb" it. the pcm controls the engine/trans/ac/accessories ect. If you crab it, youll need to get a seperate comp for the trans to work, if they make one (im sure they do) your keeping the factory rear, itd be cool if you keep the factory front, then you can be really cool and keep the abs!! as it will be a "plug and play" option. EFI isnt scary, especially when you have a completely fully running set up.. your truck is far big enough to hide ugly wiring and computers. pull it all out as one, and hook it all up as one..
i really think youll be happier in the end.

oh and if your wondering, yes ive done FI swaps before.
will be doing a 5.0 swap in my 2.5 YJ very soon..
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