Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
For my coil conversion on my MarkVIII, I cut the upper and lower perches out of an 89 cougar in the junkyard. The 89 got stamped steel lower control arms, which makes it possible to cut the perches out of the arms and weld to them. I used a piece of exhaust tubing that matched the diameter of the hole in the MarkVIII LCA, welded that to the inside of the perch, and used that to locate the perch centered in the LCA. The upper perches I just lined up and welded in. The nice thing about doing it that way is it was cheap, and now I can use any tbird springs without worrying about height differences, but the downside is if I ever wanted to go back to air ride, it would be a major undertaking to put everything back to stock since it is all welded in, not just bolted.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad