1971 Lincoln Mark III from North America - Comments

9th May 2009, 14:29

I need to replace the vinyl top on my Mark III, but I can't find the right texture of vinyl.

Where did you get your?

9th May 2009, 16:06

To previous commentor:

Go to your local book store, or large magazine retailer and purchase a magazine called Hemming's Motor News. In the Lincoln section of this "book" there are pages of Lincoln obsolete parts retailers and private sellers. (as well as vinyl top and other upholstery retailers). I got my top from Lincoln Land out of Clearwater Florida. When I bought mine it came white, but all I had to do was dye it to the correct (black) color. It's been a couple years, so I don't know if they still have the correct material (a very "grainy", and forgive the term,"groovy" surface material) but they might know of a current supplier of this material.

The best way to find parts is, believe it or not, not so much on the Internet. What you find online most of the time is "good used" or after-market sub-standard replacements. If you have any questions at all about your Mark III or if I can be of any assistance with any technical questions just post it on this site, I usually visit it daily. Also I am a Platinum certified Hyundai master technician with master certifications in ASE for body, chassis and engine electrical systems. Just ask if you can't figure something out on these sometimes cantankerous automobiles, 10 to 1, I've already fought it. LOL.

3rd Dec 2009, 19:21

I have a 1970 Lincoln Mark III, which I'm restoring. I've encountered a problem with a fuel tank with rust and pin holes, which I have had repaired and had the tank coated inside and out by a radiator shop.

My problem is a deteriorated fuel sending unit. I cannot find a replacement locally (Atlanta GA) for the unit. Do you know of units from other vehicles which would work?

I plan to begin my research tonight in Hemmings Motor News, but it would certainly simplify matters if I could find a new unit available that would fit and would eliminate the long search and delay in continuing my work.

Is there any help available for my problem? Thanks in advance. Hugowa39@Yahoo.com

4th Dec 2009, 14:55

The 1968-71 Mark III was mechanically a Thunderbird, so perhaps you can try to find one for a Thunderbird? But your best bet would be Lincoln Land out of Clearwater FL. I'm sorry but if you are trying to maintain a vehicle pushing 40 years old, then be prepared to have to hunt down a few parts, LOL. Also try the magazine Hemmings Motor News. Lots of private and professionals selling parts as well as cars.

6th Dec 2009, 20:03

What he said... I'm restoring a '79 Town Car, and with its age, parts wear out the more you drive. It's not my daily- driver, just a summer toy :) Try Lincoln Land or Baker's Auto for parts. Both companies have web-sites you can visit for further details. Good luck with your Mark III.

24th Jul 2010, 21:48

I have a quick question. Are the 1970 mark 3 Lincolns supposed to have a vented fuel tank cap?? When I removed mine, I heard a whoosh of air, which means the tank is not currently vented. This is not a California car. Thanks, nysumrwind@yahoo.com

3rd Aug 2013, 06:16

I live in Dallas, Texas and I saw a black one that was good shape but needed the kind of restoration to the paint and top that you have given yours. I was interested in the Mark, but after reading the work you've put into yours, it sounds like the Mark is more than I want to get into. I love the looks, styling and the ambiance of those beasts. Sounds like you have something to be proud of.

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