Rolling Restoration needs...

driller

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Upgrades? I'll just drop some names... Kellogg, Manley, Gibtec, Boundary Engineering, Accufab, Cloyes, Trick Flow, PAC Racing, Hogan's Racing, Meziere, Canton, Kooks and Bullet Racing Cams. :cool:
 

CandMinc.

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Of the top of my head im thinking supercharger cause it can fit under the hood, I would love the Cobra Star Intake manifold but havent seen one in years. Accell cops bigger headers and pipes. sound deadening inside as well as pushbutton start. I dont want a hot rod as much as I want take the Wife to the Ritz-Carlton, and do 140 on an open highway.
 

CandMinc.

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OK Team,

Any suggestions on a performance headers that will fit on the 4.6?
Im going to put a supercharger on it, whats the best one to get?
Best air compressor and bags?
Can I fit magnetic shocks with bags?

Thanks in advance for all the help!!
 

driller

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OK Team,

Any suggestions on a performance headers that will fit on the 4.6?
Im going to put a supercharger on it, whats the best one to get?
Best air compressor and bags?
Can I fit magnetic shocks with bags?

Thanks in advance for all the help!!
There's a myriad of options to most of your questions, except perhaps one. ;)

The only "bolt-on headers" available are the Kook's mid-length SS headers. If you wish you can use Mustang headers by modifying the tube assemblies but honestly could not say they would be better. Almost any choice will require modification to the steering shaft.

If expense is not a concern, I will tell you that I at one time contacted Kook's directly and was told I could bring my car to their facility and they would custom manufacture a one-off long-tube header installation to fit.

Honestly, in my opinion, if you're going to supercharge the car, performance headers are probably not worth the consideration since boost makes up for a lot of inefficiencies - both intake and exhaust. That being said, another worthy consideration in lieu of performance headers are the Cobra exhaust manifolds.

The 'best' supercharger? That's likely a debate trigger, the more important questions are after-cooling and whether you want centrifugal or screw-type positive displacement. The latter is best for "instant" torque and the former requires less specific engine modifications. I've seen pretty impressive build using both. And just to muddy the water even more, there have been a few "terminator" Mark VIII's built with the '03-'04 Cobra engine swaps.

As for the suspension questions, and again in my opinion, the best compressor and bags are OEM. But it can be somewhat improved upon with a "spider valve" vent system and/or aftermarket height control.

I've not known of anyone using a modern "magneride" suspension on a Mark VIII but I would envision it could be done with appropriate modifications and some type of control unit.
 

tixer

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There are a handful of cars on the market now that come from the factory air suspension again. Jeep and Tesla come to mind..

I've always been curious about trying to pick up some "broken" units and see how they compare to ours. It'd be nice to have a modern replacement that could be retrofitted, for sure.
 

CandMinc.

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There's a myriad of options to most of your questions, except perhaps one. ;)

The only "bolt-on headers" available are the Kook's mid-length SS headers. If you wish you can use Mustang headers by modifying the tube assemblies but honestly could not say they would be better. Almost any choice will require modification to the steering shaft.

If expense is not a concern, I will tell you that I at one time contacted Kook's directly and was told I could bring my car to their facility and they would custom manufacture a one-off long-tube header installation to fit.

Honestly, in my opinion, if you're going to supercharge the car, performance headers are probably not worth the consideration since boost makes up for a lot of inefficiencies - both intake and exhaust. That being said, another worthy consideration in lieu of performance headers are the Cobra exhaust manifolds.

The 'best' supercharger? That's likely a debate trigger, the more important questions are after-cooling and whether you want centrifugal or screw-type positive displacement. The latter is best for "instant" torque and the former requires less specific engine modifications. I've seen pretty impressive build using both. And just to muddy the water even more, there have been a few "terminator" Mark VIII's built with the '03-'04 Cobra engine swaps.

As for the suspension questions, and again in my opinion, the best compressor and bags are OEM. But it can be somewhat improved upon with a "spider valve" vent system and/or aftermarket height control.

I've not known of anyone using a modern "magneride" suspension on a Mark VIII but I would envision it could be done with appropriate modifications and some type of control unit.
This is great data, thank you.

I will reach out to the garage and let them know to move forward with a centrifugal configuration. I have always been a fan of OEM but was curious cause there are alot of aftermarket products out there that have improved on some products. OEM it is.

Im on the fence about adding the Continental interior again do to the doors. And Im going to have to see if the dash is even wide enough. My concern is how its going to look against our very specifically molded doors.
 

CandMinc.

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Hello Team,

Well im $5000 in, and still not on the road, BUT im even more motivated after going to the car auction this weekend. Even saw a 95 Mark VIII and a Lincoln that had to be from the 20s or 30s??
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CandMinc.

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The Misses in an awesome resto-mod. It started off as a Camaro and the owner put in 5 years to make it how he wanted it. WAY TO GO TOD!!
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CandMinc.

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Alot like Lincoln, Buick Imperials were a ahead of there time. Forget having an Info-tainment system. I want a record player that plays 45s!
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CandMinc.

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This is my daily, screw practicality!
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Dual piped it from the block so yeah its LOAD! Put in a cold air system thinking its going to help with gas....nope.
 

billcu

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Nice cars but that's not a Buick Imperial. The Imperial was a separate brand made by Chrysler, like Lincolns are separate but made by Ford.
 
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