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Old 04-27-2009, 13:18   #1 (permalink)
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Lsc Mkvii

i have an 89 lincoln LSC MKVII with the 5.0 this was my first car but i had a kid and was going to sell it. Well me and my wife started doing good and she said i can keep it and start doing some things to it. Well i have a lot in mind and need some help on where to go and what all to get.

My first thing i would like is a new pos. rear the one wheel wonder is not to cool and with what i have planed it really is not going to work.

I dont know how the gear ratio thing works 100% but i know one will give me better top end and one will let me burn my tires off. well im wanting some good acceleration but being able to get over 100mph, i also need somthing that can handle some major HP down the road. any one know where i should start looking and a price range i should expect. i found a used rear out of a foxbody mustang online for $100 its the stock one, would this be any good for what i want?



Thanks for any input ahead of time
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Old 05-18-2009, 15:41   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

In my opinion, your best bet is to get another Lincoln 8.8" 3.27 L (locking) rear end. The Lincoln rear ends are strong, feature disc brakes, has 5 lug axles and come with a better gear ratio than the 2.73 or 3.08 in the Mustang 8.8" rear ends of the same era.

I don't know what you mean by "major HP" but the 8.8" is pretty robust and will fair well with 350 to 400HP. I guess if you are building a 500+HP race car, by all means build a heavy duty rear end, 31 spline axles etc.

If you want to try the Mustang rear end there are some considerations. Your Lincoln has 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS. Your LSC rear end is reported to be about 1 1/2" wider than the Mustang rear end.

I have two 1988 Mark VIIs and they are pretty quick for their weight. A good breathing 5.0 HO will produce considerably more horsies. As far as I know, none of the Mark VIIs had MAF engines. They used the pre-MAF 'speed density' system. There are still lots of aftermarket performance parts to make your 5.0 HO go fast and sound great in the process.

Good luck!
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