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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

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    • #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

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      • #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 clutch...no project is complete in my garage with out some form of Mark VIII part in my cars.

        Eric
        -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

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

          https://www.evapo-rust.com/

          Bill
          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

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          • #20
            Got the transmission back at the end of January, replaced all the bearings, syncros, brass blocs, slave cylinder and repainted it.

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            Got the engine torn down to the long block, replacing the intake, valve covers, oil pan, timing cover and water pump gaskets.

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            Replaced the oil pan with another used one because one of the tabs broke off and it was cheaper to get a sand blasted one off e-bay instead of doing it myself. In this picture you can see the new oil pan (painted) exhaust manifold, EGR tube, water pump, motor mounts, spark plugs, EGR and a few sensors replaced.

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            Eric
            -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

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            • #21
              You are one dedicated dude. I got mice in my F-350 and they ate the wiring at the firewall connector. I'm still hunting out strange opens and shorts. For example: I can crank the motor by pressing on the brake peddle! The dirt dabbers packed the brake bleed values (covers long gone) with mud.
              1994 Mark VIII: HOTLNC -- Donated to "Cars For Kids"
              2010 Fusion SEL 3.0L V6: LILLNC
              2011 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L V6: Jelly Roll
              1987 F-350 6.9L Diesel Banks Turbocharger. Truck Name: Bad, Bad Leroy Blue
              2015 F250 AWD 6.7L Dual Turbo Diesel 425HP -- Truck Name: Yeti

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              • #22
                What a job. I admire your knowledge. All I can do is put gas in my car. All the hard work is really paying off.
                Norm Wagner

                If you are going through hell, keep going.

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