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post #1 of 10 Old April 13th, 2016, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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buying a mark viii for the motor, few questions

Hey guys,
I'm picking up a Mark VIII saturday to have a teksid block to build. debating keeping the b heads and intake as well.

I've read the swap thread stickied in the 99-04 section, so I know what I need for the motor and accessories.

As far as pulling the motor goes, I've done that on other cars so I can figure out 99% of it, just wondering if there are any bad spots to be aware of?

Also wondering what the best spot to lift the motor from is?

As far as the rest of the car goes, I'm looking for parts that are worth a few bucks before it goes to the scrapper.

Already planning on selling the transmission, computer, engine harness, coil packs (switching to COP and it's a 95, but too cheap to pass up), and considering selling the IRS setup. What else is worth more than the nearly nothing that the scrapper will give me? the interior is trashed, and the exterior is in ok shape but the paint is badly faded.

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No one has any ideas?

So, I bought it, and it's sitting over my dad's pit. Y pipe and driveline are out, transmission is 90% out.

Planning on pulling the radiator, air pump, AC compressor, Power steering pump, and maybe a few other things tonight. might get the motor out if everything cooperates.
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Hey guys,
I'm picking up a Mark VIII saturday to have a teksid block to build. debating keeping the b heads and intake as well.

I've read the swap thread stickied in the 99-04 section, so I know what I need for the motor and accessories.

As far as pulling the motor goes, I've done that on other cars so I can figure out 99% of it, just wondering if there are any bad spots to be aware of?

Also wondering what the best spot to lift the motor from is?

As far as the rest of the car goes, I'm looking for parts that are worth a few bucks before it goes to the scrapper.

Already planning on selling the transmission, computer, engine harness, coil packs (switching to COP and it's a 95, but too cheap to pass up), and considering selling the IRS setup. What else is worth more than the nearly nothing that the scrapper will give me? the interior is trashed, and the exterior is in ok shape but the paint is badly faded.

thanks guys
Advertise the parts on the SCCOA and TCCOA websites, the carrier for the final drive is aluminum, as are the rear lower control arms so they're highly sought after. The carrier will work in Cobras, but not the rear LCA's. The seats, if in nice shape, are worth buying to those with Mark VIII's, or with Thunderbirds or Cougars that want an easy upgrade.

As far as lifting the motor goes, I'd do it like pretty much any other modular.

The "B" heads do well with boost, but the "C" heads and intake are a BIG improvement, and much less hassle since you won't need a window switch or other switch to control the IMRC.

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Thanks for the info on the rear carrier.

I'm aware of the shortfalls of the b heads. I have an s trim that's about to be sent in to go to si trim.

I might be able to get a set of c heads at pick n pull but aside from that I think id be better spending the money elsewhere.
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Thanks for the info on the rear carrier.

I'm aware of the shortfalls of the b heads. I have an s trim that's about to be sent in to go to si trim.

I might be able to get a set of c heads at pick n pull but aside from that I think id be better spending the money elsewhere.
No worries. Yeah, if you have a blower already, stick with the B's.

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Thanks for the tip on SCCOA and TCCOA. Looks like that rear end will net me ~$250.

That, combined with the sold transmission means that, before the rest of the car is sold/recycled, my block, heads and intake is costing me $50.

All told, I might make money parting this car and getting my motor.
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Thanks for the tip on SCCOA and TCCOA. Looks like that rear end will net me ~$250.

That, combined with the sold transmission means that, before the rest of the car is sold/recycled, my block, heads and intake is costing me $50.

All told, I might make money parting this car and getting my motor.
I'm not a member on SCCOA, but I can post something up for you on TCCOA in the marketplace if you like.

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Well, I said good bye to the Mark this morning. Scrap steel sure is cheap these days.
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Well, I said good bye to the Mark this morning. Scrap steel sure is cheap these days.
That makes me sad... They were really nice cars. We wouldn't have the IRS in the Cobra or the current cars without them. Didn't even look that rusty.
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That makes me sad... They were really nice cars. We wouldn't have the IRS in the Cobra or the current cars without them. Didn't even look that rusty.
True.

This Mark gave it's frail life for my Mustang.

To be fair, this one was beat to shit.

If I can, at some point, I would like to build a Mark VIII as a "Cannonball Run" car. I think it would be perfect, and I already have a co-pilot.

The luxury of this car was obvious even in this example, and its' comfort would be perfect for the long range, high speed run.
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