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Lincoln springs.
Shane Wherry Offline
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#1
I was looking at search for springs.One thing that they did not mention was the 84-92 Lincoln Continental (Non LSC) springs for replacement. They are heavy as the tbird and the same body platform. Has anyone tried this?????
1988 Thunderbird Sport 351w/5.8L swap, Mustang 4R70W trans swap, Turbo coupe front brakes and rear diff swap with turbo coupe prop valve, Turbo coupe hood, Turbo coupe wheels.
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bhazard Offline
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#2
you mean Mark VII?

they have air suspension...
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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Shane Wherry Offline
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#3
Yeah but the Continental is what the Mark 7 is.I was looking at one today with all springs on all conners.
1988 Thunderbird Sport 351w/5.8L swap, Mustang 4R70W trans swap, Turbo coupe front brakes and rear diff swap with turbo coupe prop valve, Turbo coupe hood, Turbo coupe wheels.
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1BadBird Offline
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#4
If memory serves me right, the Lincoln Continental is a lot bigger car than the Lincoln LSC (which is the glorified T-Bird chassis). When I pulled the complete suspension from a 90' Lincoln LSC for my Bird several years ago. I had to adapt the front peices because of the LSC being air ride. The Mark VIII's also had air ride which they are a completely different chassis altogether. The MK VII's that I remember were long nosed 2 door cars and nothing like a T-bird chassis.
86' Blue Turbo Coupe (resto-mod in progress)
86' Black Turbo Coupe (will remain mostly stock.........maybe)

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Shane Wherry Offline
Senior Member
#5
I will have to check again but it was a Lincoln Mark 7 without the LSC package. Looked exactly like the Mark 7 LSC in and out with no fancy rims or upgraded interior.It also had no air ride just springs and struts/shocks. Maybe they did not exist in US but they did in Canada???
1988 Thunderbird Sport 351w/5.8L swap, Mustang 4R70W trans swap, Turbo coupe front brakes and rear diff swap with turbo coupe prop valve, Turbo coupe hood, Turbo coupe wheels.
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Chuck W Offline
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#6
Perhaps it was converted to coil springs in the past. Kind of a common thing....
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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bhazard Offline
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#7
82-87 continental was also a foxbody car. It wasnt really that big...

Before the Mark VII all the Marks were called continentals, Continental Mark IV, etc.
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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1BadBird Offline
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#8
I stand corrected about. Sorry for the miss information.

Wayne, That's true, it could be a Canadian thing because of the colder temps in the winters up there. I would imagine that the colder temps would have an adverse affect on the air ride setup, as it seemed to be problematic anyways.
I would then assume that the springs would work in your Bird.

I found when I first changed my suspension over, the front lower control arms were longer than my T-birds and that the spindles were also different. I had to get the lower control arms for a 94' and up mustang to make it work. I later changed that to a coilover setup with tubular lowers.

Good luck and have fun Smile
86' Blue Turbo Coupe (resto-mod in progress)
86' Black Turbo Coupe (will remain mostly stock.........maybe)

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