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Re: Pre 1974 and after exhaust manifold differences?

My experience with passenger-side 460 exhaust manifold on 1970 MK III... Original manifold was C9VE-9430A, it eventually cracked. For a replacement, I used a 1974 manifold, the D4VE-9430-A1R. It was NOT a direct replacement. The 1974 manifold's outlet was angled outwards more than the C9VE, which re...
by MarkIII
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Pre 1974 and after exhaust manifold differences?
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: 1970 Circuit Breaker for Gauges? Where??

No CB for gauges. The gauges are all powered at one end by the CVR, and the CVR is powered through the ignition switch, but there are all those fun 1970-style bullet and socket connectors that it all runs through. So there are a bunch of possibilities, all in series, where the common problem may lie.
by MarkIII
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:14 am
 
Forum: Electrical & Accessories
Topic: 1970 Circuit Breaker for Gauges? Where??
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Starting after about 18 years

I would mark everything and pull the distributor. Then spin the oil pump the proper direction (whichever that is for a 462) with a drill, to get oil into bearings again. With valve covers off, should see oil come up top, too.
by MarkIII
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Starting after about 18 years
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Where Air Conditioning A/C Evaporator Drain 1971 Mark II

Yes, it is amazing how much space the Sure-Trak hydraulic unit seems to take up under there! I remember seeing a water trail off of my Sure-Trak, too. When you find the opening, a good way of safely clearing condensate drains is to take a length of weed-wacker plastic string, fold it in half, crimp ...
by MarkIII
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Electrical & Accessories
Topic: Where Air Conditioning A/C Evaporator Drain 1971 Mark III
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: big time oversteer problem

school me on "panther chassis" History - The Panther chassis was the down-sized replacement for the biggest-ever full-size Ford/Lincoln/Mercury of the 1970s. Ford - LTD 1979-82, renamed Crown Victoria for 1983-2011 (they came out with a non-panther intermediate car that used the LTD name ...
by MarkIII
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Chassis, Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: big time oversteer problem
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: 1972 Custom 500

I remember those! And in that exact color, too! That seemed to be a popular color. My grandmother had a, I think it was a 1969, LTD Landau that had hide away headlights. It was a cool looking car. I only got to drive it down the block :( I'm pretty sure it had a 351 4 barrel in it and ran on premium...
by MarkIII
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Misc. Automotive Discussion
Topic: 1972 Custom 500
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: big time oversteer problem

Is this car new to you, or have you had it quite a while and the oversteer developed? If it is new to you, what were you driving before? Panther-chassis cars usually plow with understeer when pushed, oversteer is not common. Is it really oversteer, or is it that the body heels over in a fast tight t...
by MarkIII
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Chassis, Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: big time oversteer problem
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Will "gutting" a cat converter cause problems in a fuel-

In closing, however: would a good 351 provide more torque in an '80s TC than the 'stock' 302? Sure, but... Your 1985 302 has CFI, which gives very good driveability (but not a computer-controlled idle, which came in 1986 with EFI). I know of no 351 ever having CFI. In 1980, as an option, the Mark V...
by MarkIII
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:38 am
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Will "gutting" a cat converter cause problems in a fuel-inj.
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Getting noise from under dash

So if it IS a vac leak in the Auto PB release system, some possibilities are: Rubber diaphragm in the brake release vac motor has torn, need a repl. vac. motor, or The vac switch that is operated by the shift tube has worn out and is leaking/cracked etc., or Split/loose/disconnected vac hose from va...
by MarkIII
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Getting noise from under dash
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Getting noise from under dash

.... It seemed to happen at night when driving home from the cruise night and continued thru the whole ride until I put the trans in Park, then it stopped. It is a kind of hissing/cricket chirping noise that goes continuously, seemingly coming from the left side of the dash underneath. Is there an ...
by MarkIII
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:04 am
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Getting noise from under dash
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Autoline 4300 weeps

The 4300 carb had a basic design or manufacturing problem. The large bowl area cantilevers out pretty far forward as compared to the rest of the main body casting under it. Over time, the bowl area "sags" down a bit, which makes sealing the airhorn to the now uneven-topped main body near i...
by MarkIII
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:24 am
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Autoline 4300 weeps
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: What to look for in any Mark VI?

Had a 1983 Mark VI Sig Series coupe for years. If you've owned or worked on any of the Panther chassis cars, you'll feel right at home with it. As onedollarbob says, the 351 was 1980-only, and it has the V V carb instead of CFI. Having had, driven, and worked on both V V carb and CFI, I would take C...
by MarkIII
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:00 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Lincoln-related Discussion
Topic: What to look for in any Mark VI?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Idle then surge then stall

CFI fuel injection appeared on the Ford & Merc 302 for 1983. But Lincoln had it first in 1980. An Idle Air Control/motor is used by the computer to stabilize idle speed. It did not appear till the 1986 introduction of multiport EFI. CFI does not have stabilized idle speed, therefore, no IAC. It ...
by MarkIII
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Idle then surge then stall
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: What Happens When A Tree....

OWW! I have a dissenting opinion on the impact speed with the tree, however. I think the speed at point of impact was "only" about 10 MPH, max. Why? By that year, bumpers and front-end structures were geared to looks only. They were mechanically flimsy. Look at all of the bumper, bumper re...
by MarkIII
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:18 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Lincoln-related Discussion
Topic: What Happens When A Tree....
Replies: 26
Views: 892

Re: Towing capacity mark-VI

From an '83 O/M, '82 should be the same: I-Light , 2000 lbs. or less, tow package option not required. Max Tongue Wt. is 200 lbs. They note that any trailer towing other than temporary rental cross-town towing should have an external trans cooler. II-Medium , 2000-3500 lbs, Class II pkg. required. 5...
by MarkIII
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:23 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Lincoln-related Discussion
Topic: Towing capacity mark-VI
Replies: 3
Views: 189
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