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itlbrnmoff
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From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
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posted 12-23-2002 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well...I bought the Lincoln...not that I could really afford it though.I am very surprised of the overall condition.I'm sorry if I created a disturbance...I never read the post here about Lincolns until after I decided to buy this one...We Ford guys have alot in common,we all like the same styles of cars.
After reading some tech articles on the net,I've decided to replace both front airbags...eventually.After going through some troubleshooting,I figure the right front bag has a hole in it...the compressor works right...I haven't gotten as far as the air lines at o-ring connections and so on...The engine starts,the compressor airs up the front,(if low)then I drive and the right front drops rapidly...park it,start it up again,it airs it back up.
I learned it's better to replace the bags in pairs,not just one at a time...
That will cost about $135.00 each w/new solenoids attached from www.svpu.com There is a coil spring conversion kit available,but like someone else said...if I wanted a coil spring car,I would've bought a T-Bird...the air ride on the Lincoln is the main attraction.
I'm really happy to have finally acquired an LSC even though it may sit more than it's driven...but who knows...I'm a luxury car nut really...I might park the pickup and drive the Lincoln mostly.
I hope everyone has good luck finding a deal like I did...

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1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-23-2002 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That will make you an awesome cruiser. I bet the 5.0 HO scoots pretty well, too.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-23-2002 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check the axle code. It might even have a traction loc.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 12-23-2002 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The axle code is "E" on the doorjamb,but it's not a trac-loc,unless the clutches are burnt...I peeled a little gravel in the driveway to check that...
There's also an annoying air-tube leak on the right side of the engine...man I hate stuff like that...
The car was serviced regularly and I found receipts in the glove box for new tires 09/01,new mufflers and pipes 06/02,(those stock pipes are way too small)new Diehard battery 08/02,wheel alignment and new alternator 09/02....over $800.00 worth of recent new stuff...
But then sold the car?
I'm just glad it hasn't been molested by a fellow speed freak...

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Mustang Lover...
Blue Oval Bleeder...
I've got the scars to prove it...
Society's whipping post...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-23-2002 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by itlbrnmoff:
I'm just glad it hasn't been molested by a fellow speed freak...

Until now...

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-24-2002 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Change the rear end fluid my friend. YOu have a posi!
E axle code = 3.27 traction lock.

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Alex Denysenko
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Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
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itlbrnmoff
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posted 12-24-2002 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Thanks....

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Mustang Lover...
Blue Oval Bleeder...
I've got the scars to prove it...
Society's whipping post...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-24-2002 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I added the pics of the LSC to Perry's page:

http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/itlbrnmoff.html

I'd love to find one like that! God I love those interiors!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-24-2002 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perry, you ONLY paid $500? What a STEAL!

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 12-25-2002 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Affirmative...yeah, I'm still all goofy about it...dancin' around like an idiot...and I can't even dance!!
Somebody pinch me!!
When does this buzz wear off?
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
Perry, you ONLY paid $500? What a STEAL!


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Mustang Lover...
Blue Oval Bleeder...
I've got the scars to prove it...
Society's whipping post...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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Bluegras
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posted 01-06-2003 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluegras   Click Here to Email Bluegras     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to Mark 7 ownership. I have a 90 daily driver.
Have done the heavy front and rear anti roll bar changes and a lot of repair and upgrade over the last 4 years.
Current project is the Kenne Bell blower about ready to go on.
If I can be of help with any part of the car, give me an e-mail. I know the air suspension, brake system and a bit about the other operating systems the car has.
My advice is to be patient with youself while you learn how the systems work. These cars have a lot of complexity. Parts can be expensive if bought new so a used part source is wise. Front bags new with valves are about $100 ea depending on were you get them.
The rear traction lok can be rebuilt for about $50 and labor. I just installed one that I rebuilt and used a pick up truck S spring to get more tension on the clutch paks and has worked out perfect.
Later.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-01-2003 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perry, how's the LSC? Are you using it as a driver?

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 02-08-2003 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve... Thanks for asking, but it's still sitting under a car cover...
I didn't order any suspension parts for it yet. I guess I could turn off the switch in the trunk and drive low in the front and try not to scrape the tires while turning...but that annoying bumpsteer like on my Mustang is kinda dangerous when you hit a small bump and you don't know where the front end might go...
Right now I'm slowly in the process of raising the Mustang back up in the front so I don't have to buy all those Stang Banger extra parts needed in order to drive down the road clipping the heads off of small insects...
So much to do, and so little free time...
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Perry, how's the LSC? Are you using it as a driver?


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Mustang Lover...
Blue Oval Bleeder...
I've got the scars to prove it...
Society's whipping post...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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