Originally Posted by cougar_guy04
According to albeedigital
the stock 0-60 times are:
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 7.1
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX V6 8.8
I know that 97 got an extra 5hp at the crank, but that's still a heck of a difference. Not to rain on your parade, but I think there's something wrong with the Mark.
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX V6 0-60 in 8.8? I think those statistics are wrong. That 8.8 0-60 MUST be a 4.6. A 0-60 for a stock 3.8 n/a should be 10-12 seconds. Trust me, I have one. Anybody else agree with me?
BTW-Thunderexcite, I don't want to ruin your enthusiasm, but being a n/a 3.8 MN12 owner, you have a right to know that they are SLUGS. Minivans can beat them. Your 1/4 mile is probably in the 17 second range. They are seriously, slow cars and they can not put up a good fight, unless they're going against farm equipment, as someone here once told me.
They can be made faster but it will take alot of work. I have a CAI, dual exhaust, underdrive pulleys, transgo shift kit, high stall torque converter, and my best is only 16.9 (That was in early March weather upper 30's) and about 1,000 feet above sea level.) My other times were all 17.0-17.2. Our 3.8 n/a Thunderbirds can probably beat some stock Cavaliers, Civics, Focuses and other rice, but just barely. I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just giving you a heads up. Most people here will agree with me. Come on Thomas, where are you?