: 11.0 second Mark VIII? Look at this



Destroyer
11-26-08, 09:31 AM
Member from a Lincoln forum has this blown Mark. Nothing exotic and no nitrous!. 11.0 in the 1/4 with a trap speed of 125+. Sweeeet!.


http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Supercharged-Lincoln-mark_201726.htm

LS1Mike
11-26-08, 09:36 AM
Thats pretty cool. How heavy are those? I would guess right around 3600 to 3800 lbs

Lord Cadillac
11-26-08, 09:44 AM
Thats pretty cool. How heavy are those? I would guess right around 3600 to 3800 lbs
I forget. They're about the same as an ETC or STS (of the same year). That's one luxurious sleeper!

Coma
11-26-08, 09:51 AM
That bottle of Mountain Dew in the passenger foot well will be slowing things down a bit...

LS1Mike
11-26-08, 09:52 AM
Looks like he has nice cold air too. Eveyone is in a jacket and some have gloves on. 125 mph trap speed is moving!
That is about what I trap with the N20, but I don't want to break my 10 bolt right now so my launches lack any sort of luster. 2.2 60 foot times suck.

Destroyer
11-26-08, 11:23 AM
Thats pretty cool. How heavy are those? I would guess right around 3600 to 3800 lbs
Around 3800, maybe a bit more. That car still uses the stock trans and rear as well as heads, cams and so forth. I believe the block internals are heavier duty than stock though. He's not the only one running 11's either, there are several 11-12 second Marks. So far he's the fastest one on the forums. A little more boost or a small shot of nitrous and its in the 10's. :eek: Way cooler than a Mustang or Fbody doing the same thing.

Florian
11-26-08, 11:40 AM
bad ass ride! Very cool sleeper.


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MauiV
11-26-08, 11:55 AM
I have always liked the Marks.

The Tony Show
11-26-08, 12:33 PM
That's rad. :thumbsup:

Mark0101
11-26-08, 07:47 PM
This is what I like about my Mark VIII, It has the potential to be so much more then I would ever want. I don't have to swap better Transmission in it because it can handle up to 600 HP if I remember correctly. All I have in my car is a chip and it keeps me happy.
I just looked at his times, he reaches about 100 MPH when most of us over here would be hitting 60 MPH. That is CRAZY.

Destroyer
11-26-08, 10:54 PM
This is what I like about my Mark VIII, It has the potential to be so much more then I would ever want. I don't have to swap better Transmission in it because it can handle up to 600 HP if I remember correctly. All I have in my car is a chip and it keeps me happy.
I just looked at his times, he reaches about 100 MPH when most of us over here would be hitting 60 MPH. That is CRAZY.'98 was the only year the Mark had a good transmission. All years before that were troubled and couldn't take much abuse. I dont know what year your Mark is but if its a '98 it should be good. Best part of that car is that its perfectly fine for daily use and still maintains all the luxury. I had the same supercharger on my '04 Mach 1 and you would never even know how much power it had till you got your foot in it. Other than a slight whine it was as stock except it ran 11's in the 1/4. I wonder what the Mach would have ran with 12lbs boost (had it at 8). Oh well, I'll never find out.

c5 rv
11-26-08, 11:07 PM
What a great sleeper. It would be a shame to have to put a roll bar inside.

creeker
11-27-08, 12:25 AM
Thats pretty cool. How heavy are those? I would guess right around 3600 to 3800 lbs

I looked it up 3,750 lbs.

RightTurn
11-27-08, 11:10 AM
WOW, talk about a sleeper. Shweeet.

LS1Mike
11-27-08, 12:15 PM
Not as heavy as I thought it would be My WS6 weighs in at 3680 on the truck scales. with a 1/2 a tank.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-27-08, 01:04 PM
Very cool! I always liked the Marks, moreso the older ones (III, IV, V) , but the VIII's are pretty awesome too. I couldn't ever find one for sale when I was looking at cars back in the summer of '07, but I would have liked one.

96Fleetwood
11-27-08, 07:54 PM
Wow! :thumbsup:

I am going to join that forum. I found a couple nice '97-98 VIIIs for very good prices recently. It has peaked my interest, but I want to learn more before I take the plunge.

96Fleetwood
08-18-09, 05:40 PM
Wow! :thumbsup:

I am going to join that forum. I found a couple nice '97-98 VIIIs for very good prices recently. It has peaked my interest, but I want to learn more before I take the plunge.

On that note.... I finally did take the plunge and bought Nick's (Destroyer) beautiful 1998 Mark VIII with 39K miles.

It has a few suspension mods already, but I am going to make it a nice 13 second daily driver. I am getting a custom 2.5 inch catback with Magnaflow Ultra SS mufflers next week... after that onto headers, gears, tune, and .....

Here are a few pics:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_0889.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_0892.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_0894.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_0886.jpg



... sorry Ian, but when I talked to Nick 2 weeks ago.. it was still up for grabs :sneaky:

The Tony Show
08-18-09, 07:15 PM
Argh! I wanted those wheels for my Black '97 LSC!! :banghead:

Congrats on a clean Mark. Enjoy it. :thumbsup:

inurok
08-18-09, 07:49 PM
I had one just like that only mine had JBL audio & a moonroof. Boy I miss that car!! I assume not but does the rear deck lid neon light still work. Mine went out right after the warranty ended.

96Fleetwood
08-18-09, 08:11 PM
I had one just like that only mine had JBL audio & a moonroof. Boy I miss that car!! I assume not but does the rear deck lid neon light still work. Mine went out right after the warranty ended.

Thanks! This one does have JBL and Homelink... and the rear neon does work! :thumbsup:

inurok
08-18-09, 08:17 PM
Thanks! This one does have JBL and Homelink... and the rear neon does work! :thumbsup:


Wow you found quite a gem!

Destroyer
08-18-09, 09:32 PM
It's just weird seeing the car............someplace else!:eek::alchi:

jey
09-10-09, 04:47 PM
The Mark VIII is such a hot car. Great minds must think alike - I have been infatuated with that car myself as I have seen a few pop up on Craigslist for almost nothing. I need to quit Craigslisting when I know I have enough cars already.

CVP33
09-10-09, 08:37 PM
Great looking sleeper! But really, 12 pounds of boost. Dear god man, that's a ticking time bomb.