Lincoln Mark VIII Dennis Reinhart – 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine

17 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Lincoln Mark VIII Dennis Reinhart – 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine

It took Dennis Reinhart years to play his version of the Lincoln

The ability to combine and cool in one car is difficult. Perhaps the obvious reason is that one thinks the car is cool while considers it merely different. are subjective judgments by each

To illustrate this point, a recent Mustang chat-room the topic of owning a Mustang and something different with it up. One keyboard jockey said it was to be different with a Mustang there are so many on the road.

While somewhat agreeing, truly countered by saying are things that can be done to a to make it stand out from the big-‘n’-littled, cowl hood-wearin’, wing-sportin’ Fox or SN-95 Mustang. in an effort to be really different, person suggested we find an AMC and throw a turbo on it. To which truly replied, There’s and there’s stupid.

No disrespect to the AMC (actually, one of my dream cars is an but why would you do that–except to be different. turbocharging a Javelin make it in everyone’s eyes? Of course OK, back to the subject of our story–Dennis two-ton-plus Lincoln Mark (or Mark Eight for those challenged).

Has he bridged the gap between different and We’ll let you be the judge. So, why a Lincoln? we Dennis. He told us the car already had a engine in it, and it would be different. The car was a detuned Cobra, he says.

it’s no longer detuned–it now 11.70s at 118. Did we mention car has a 4R70W automatic? We know a lot of Cobra owners who wished cars ran 11.70s.

Of course, the Lincoln didn’t run overnight. As a matter of fact, it Dennis more than exhausting and frustrating years to get the car the 11-second range. That was the list of qualified modular experts was much shorter it is today.

Dennis’ engine and carnage almost reached Stock heights after through two engines and three before arriving at the car’s state. His first two engines lost to poor tuning, to Dennis.

For three years, Dennis high and low for someone who possessed the prowess necessary to make the run right. He finally found person, and although the man prefers we mention his name, Dennis is now to tune the car himself using the software.

He has even starting a line of chips through his Automotive [(904) 276-5003; digs in Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville. Dennis up with the gentleman to partner prowess with marketing Through this new venture, has chips for an assortment of Ford vehicles, including one for a Mercury that’s reportedly worth than 25 hp and 30 lb-ft of torque to the wheels.

With the help of his silent Dennis’ three years of turned into 450 hp at the rear and a fist-full of 11-second timeslips trap speeds at more 118 mph. In our book, an 11-second VIII is both different and

Horse Sense: The 4.6 Four-Valve made its debut in the Lincoln VIII, which first in 1993. Production of the car ended in In Lincoln-form, the 4.6 Four-Valve made 280 hp, a 4R70W transmission and an IRS rear to out its drivetrain.

Dennis would to send out many thanks to Balancing, SpeedCraft Engineering, and at Central Florida Motorsports for his three-year-long dream come

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