Comment Regarding the prior comment:
I too own a MK VII LSC, and while I love the car for all the reasons given by the original poster. Yet I feel compelled to also agree that this car is not a good primary "winterbeater." Especially in climates with severe weather patterns for the following traits/quirks of the old MK VI:
Weight: Over 4,200 LBS
Length: 200+ Inches
RWD Transmission with large loafing 5.0L Engine
No Passenger cabin airbags
No Traction control
Stock tires are meant for H/W, I Suggest all-year Tires
Most people are better off in an FWD (PREF AWD) vehicle for winter / adverse weather driving conditions... not to mention most newer cars (nor smaller SUV's) are no where near as large as this old bertha of a COUPE!
I own a 89' LINCOLN MARK V11...and for a while now it's been pretty rough..
I've heard that the suspension has a pretty bad rap.
And I'm looking for some answers...
I haven't found a leak at the air bags at any of the tires... the bags will hold air until it's driven...I'm having to rely on an air tank/ compressor to pump up the suspension and it still seems to lose air from somewhere... any answers? comments? etc.etc...
The Mark VII family is a group of distinctive rare birds of beauty, weight and old time Ford craftsmanship. I have an 89 LSC and the most costly maintenance items were front shocks, power seats and power locks. That's it for twenty years on the road. The car has been a faithful servant in transportation and a real head-turner.
I have a 1991 Lincoln Mark vii LSC and recently rebuilt the top end of the engine (5.0 HO) and having trouble with the vac. lines on the vacuum tree of the air plenum how would I find out where the lines go any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 1989 mark VII. Got it from my great uncle. It has 50,000 original miles and drives like a champ. I love the power the 5.0 delivers, and the comfort of the interior. It makes driving my Toyota Camry hell.
I too own an 89 Lincoln mark VII. I absolutely love it. I replaced a few minor things but I'm in love with the car. So much power and luxury. I have nothing bad to say about it.
Will it be a good idea to replace all airbags with the coil spring things??? What would be the best brand for it?
It is a good idea if the air springs fail, because the system is more than just the rubber air bags, it also has a compressor, filter dryer, and its own computer. Once the air bags start to leak, all the other parts usually go bad as well. As far as replacement springs, there are many after market companies who manufacture them, such as Monroe.