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06-25-2018, 08:11 PM
I bought an assortment of sizes off eBay.
09-26-2017, 07:52 PM
Since I had the car on a four post lift, it was easy enough to 'string' the car using some scrap angle and clamps to position a string line on each side of the car. That allowed me to 'center' the...
09-25-2017, 08:34 PM
I have the basic QuickTrick setup without their turn plates. I used GilSmithRacingFab.com as a lower cost alternative for turn plates.
I haven't done any caster/camber as of yet but easily did the...
09-05-2017, 08:54 PM
Are you tuning for the street or the track?
The way I always understood it, the 'mph' shift points are for the street while the 'WOT' shift points are typically for the track and they override the...
I don't know if it's applicable, but what I do a lot of times is calculate the % under/over the stock number(s) then apply that as a correction factor to the appropriate scalar or table. It seems to...
08-12-2017, 10:06 PM
I tried fixing it by adding images but kept getting error "image could not be moved"?
1. I am not aware of any 'canned tune' for a Mark VIII.
2. The shifts points, line pressure and torque converter parameters are open to tuning.
3. Cooling fan on/off limits can be adjusted as...
Good news! :)
Let's hope your issues are behind you.
If it were me, I would look at short term fuel trims, coolant temps, load, MAF counts/voltage, and rpm. Possibly spark, O2 sensors, throttle position and vehicle speed.
Certainly possible, and inexpensive enough to replace. I don't recall whether the '96 has a single ECT sensor or two. If it does have two, the one with two wires in the harness connection is the one...
The Mark VIII's factory tunes are usually pig rich on cold start up. There is both a temperature threshold and a timer to switch to a leaner AFR.
It sounds like you may be experiencing an anomoly...
04-29-2017, 12:55 PM
There're out there.
Unfortunately most have been neglected and kicked to the curb, worth more in parts than as a weekend driver, let alone a daily driver or a worthy project car. :weep:
04-28-2017, 10:43 PM
Here's a cut and paste...
The Gen2's (97-98) have a couple specific problems as well. The cupholder and the rear neon tail-lamp are two common failures. The ballast for the tail lamp can be...
04-26-2017, 08:28 PM
You'll need to modify the steering shaft with the Cobra manifolds.
Tires depend wildly on ride height. 245/45-18s fit with no problems. 255/45s will rub in the rear when lowered.
04-25-2017, 06:58 PM
Gears... at least 4.10's, higher if it's a track-only car.
Heads/cams/intake... your choice but I would seep it simple and keep the B heads for now.
If you keep the B heads, go with the '96-'98...
04-24-2017, 08:59 PM
Hands down, mods being equal, the Mark VIII.
04-23-2017, 08:23 AM
Depending on which year Mark VIII you're working with, the '96-'98 Cobra intake is a viable intake swap. Cowl hoods are available for the '93-'96 to facilitate clearance or you can shim the k-member...
04-22-2017, 07:59 PM
4.10 gears with trac-lok, dyno-tune, true dual exhaust and a higher stall converter will net the most bang for the buck.
The j-mod extends transmission life and improves performance by shifting...
Done some spring tuning on the dyno and the new belt and tensioner survived! LOL
Some installed pics...
02-06-2017, 09:39 PM
Lee, I would recommend following the info on TCCoA site.
Done correctly, the shifts will be relative to the amount of throttle input. Light throttle will be practically stock albeit quicker...
It shouldn't be any different than any COP conversion on one with stock coil packs and plug wires (waste spark PCM).
Update: With the higher revs, the first casualty ended up being a shredded serpentine belt. I suspect the obsolete steel Cobra tensioner was jumping around, so I decided to update.
You're asking for trouble replacing bearings if they are not in need of replacement.
If you're not changing the ring and pinion, leaving the differential in place is the best option. You can...
I'm not sure there are any specific part numbers but "16757" was the reference number I selected among several options for form factor presented to me. Each manifold is built according to a spec...
Degreeing the cams...
They needed to use the TFS adjustable crankshaft sprockets.
04-17-2016, 09:57 AM
As far as I know, with the exception of the cams, the Mark VIII heads are identical.
The pieces to the puzzle are coming together and the mystery of the broken secondary sprocket and chain has some new developments.
The PTV clearance was checked and during this the discovery was...
If there is a fuel pump relay, I remove the relay and make a jumper wire to jump from the battery terminal to the pump feed circuit. This allows me to disconnect the fuel line at the filter and...
03-07-2016, 08:06 PM
About 2 weeks for mine.
Things are moving along, albeit somewhat slower than expected. Latest snag is waiting on a 3V oil pump and billet gears to arrive from Boundary Engineering. The Melling pump was showing some slight...
The block was torque plate honed prior to ordering the pistons. We passed that dimension to Nick @ Gibtec and left the PTW clearance in his capable hands and it was indeed listed as 0.0045" on the...
I'm not certain with that vintage SOHC but I know on the DOHC there were 2 temp sensors, a 2 wire one for the PCM and a single wire unit for the temp gauge in the instrument panel. I would suggest to...
Thanks Ed... most everyone on forums I frequent refer to me as "JP". :)
It was indeed a late Christmas gift from Santa based on the reaction I had when they were delivered! LOL
Nick at Gibtec...
Truthfully I really don't really know but I suspect the high lift cam conspired with the flawed secondary tensioner design.
FedEx made a delivery today... :dancing:
That's exactly the kit I'm hoping to put on my 4,000 lb Lincoln soon to help reduce unsprung weight and rotating mass.
The weight of the kit y2k2gt posted is less than 1/2 that of the stock...
The block was picked up, measured and the Gibtec billet pistons have been ordered built for high compression and future nitrous application. I was told about 3 weeks to build the pistons. Heads have...
Presuming nothing externally obvious, I would be inclined to do a compression test.
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