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Just picked up a Mark VIII

Hey guys, I just wanted to share my joy lol. I just picked up a White 97 Mark 8 LSC with 30k miles on the clock on ebay for 9,500. I am so happy, I've wanted one of these ever since I got my TBird lol. Dont worry I'm keeping the TBird and I'm going to keep modding it (it's still my first and only love, it'll always be #1 lol). I don't think the Lincoln will be getting any mods for a year or two except maybe just some different mufflers and maybe a blingin air intake lol.

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30k? thats a good find. previous owner in their 80's or what?
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I get some pics for you when I get it next weekend, I bought it on ebay and I think it was one of those "drive to church cars" lol.

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Congrats!!! I envy you for that find. It's basically new! Have fun driving that beauty!!!
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pretty good deal, just got my first mark 3 weeks ago, 97' LSC green/gray. 126k for 3000$

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Have you guys read about the sensor lowering modification on the Marks? I am considering doing this to mine but I'm wonder if there will be any adverse effects from it. BTW, thanks everyone for all the positive comments.

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So, does the blend door work?!?

And as others have said: Pics!!

I'm sure you have already checked out markviii.org, but if you haven't, there is a wealth of information on the Mark VIII's there.

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Hey 94 Daily Drive 4.6L, are you running an SCT chip? Also, how much of an improvement did you notice? I have an SCT chip on my Thunderbird and I am happy with the results I got from it.

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Have you guys read about the sensor lowering modification on the Marks? I am considering doing this to mine but I'm wonder if there will be any adverse effects from it. BTW, thanks everyone for all the positive comments.
I've heard something about it exposes diferent parts of the bag and can lead failure of the bags. Don't quote me on that though.

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Don't worry guys, the car will be here on Sunday, and I have Monday off so if the weather is good I'll be able to clean her up and get some good pics.

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