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  • #16
    mice in the clutch huh, thats a new one.
    1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Opal Opalescent on grey, 276/287
    1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Indigo Lights on black
    2002 Ford Focus SVT Sonic Blue on black


    • #17
      Eric! You've been busy! This forum is overdue for a nice build thread, too. I'm glad to see this here.

      I wonder if Ford has approved mouse nesting for clutch use. I suspect not. Kinda makes me wonder if you could have burned through it with a little work, had you known that was the culprit.

      I wonder what the v6 sounds like with headers and strait pipes..
      Mike Martin

      1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
      2001 Dodge Dakota


      • #18
        Wish I was working on the Lincoln but this needed to be done, can't live without a truck.

        Yup, mice and 20 years took its toll, transmission guy says he has seen it before, just not a common failure. Slave cylinder was leaking as well.

        I found headers but they're cheap and I'm guessing they will fail in a few years, looks like thin steel and poor welds. Best just to put logs back on and not have to worry about it.

        I want this truck to be quiet, I even found a good write up for installing a Mark VIII fan, ditching the fan project is complete in my garage with out some form of Mark VIII part in my cars.

        -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
        -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
        -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
        -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
        -Rebuilding the T


        • #19
          Nice work. You might want to check out evapo rust, it is amazing at removing rust:

          1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
          1997 White LSC 135k miles
          1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
          1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
          1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible