1986 Lincoln Mark VII

1986 Lincoln Mark VII

Low-buck road racing doesn't have to be an oxymoron, as ChumpCar and the 24 Hours of LeMons both host crapcan races: endurance contests for $500 heaps. Our entry: a hotrod Lincoln.

Latest updates

Jun
22
Jun 22, 2012
The Lustang changes hands

After lots of sweat, drama, and racing, our Lincoln crapcan sails off.

Jun
05
Jun 5, 2012
Our Lincoln is Leaving

Our crapcan Lincoln races into the sunset.

May
31
May 31, 2012
For Sale: The Mighty Lustang

Our crapcan racer is for sale, and you could be the next owner!

May
30
May 30, 2012
On-Track Shakedown

We took the Lincoln to The FIRM's course to shake out any problems.

May
17
May 17, 2012
Mustang Skin Grafting

We improvised some bracketry to make our Mustang parts work with the Fox-body Lincoln.

May
17
May 17, 2012
Seeing at Night

Lights will help us see our way at our upcoming ChumpCar race.

May
17
May 17, 2012
Our ChumpCar Gets Radios

It's super helpful to be able to communicate with the team when you're out on track.

May
02
May 2, 2012
Protecting Our Paint

We had to protect our wicked paint job from the elements.

Mar
16
Mar 16, 2012
Getting the Most Out of a Shift Kit

After we installed a shift kit, we still needed a kickdown cable.

Mar
08
Mar 8, 2012
Fiddling With a Fuse Box

We called in an expert with electrons to figure out why our Lincoln wouldn't start.

Feb
23
Feb 23, 2012
Working Out the Lincoln's Brake System

With the mysterious ABS gone, we get to work plumbing the new brake system.

Feb
03
Feb 3, 2012
Spectators Paint Our Lincoln at the Rolex 24

Local artist Perego calls on the crowd to help him paint his Diego Rivera-inspired vision on our crapcan.

Jan
23
Jan 23, 2012
Painting the Lincoln at the Rolex

Paint assassin Perego is theming our Lincoln at the Rolex 24 Hour race.

Jan
13
Jan 13, 2012
Failures in Circuitry

WIth a little wiring work, Ford alternators from the era swap pretty easily.

Jan
05
Jan 5, 2012
Electricity!

An alternator from a 4-cylinder Mustang will do the charging.

Dec
29
Dec 29, 2011
Point it the Right Way

Worn out tie rods are bad news.

Dec
23
Dec 23, 2011
Goodbye Voodoo Brakeonomics

Who knows what evil magic lies inside this device?

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2011
Snappier shifting

Improved tranny action should help lap times and longevity.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2011
Fetching a Foxed-up Front Clip

A quick junkyard run for some miscellaneous parts yields a new front clip.

Dec
06
Dec 6, 2011
No more diff

We fix a missing component from our Lincoln.

Oct
18
Oct 18, 2011
Ugly Wheels for Our Ugly Racer

We score some big, doofy wheels for our big, doofy car.

Sep
08
Sep 8, 2011
Battle Scars

After punishing our crapcan Lincoln in a ChumpCar enduro, we begin damage control.

Jul
15
Jul 15, 2011
Watch the Lincoln Crapcan in Action

Watch some cool in-car video of our Lincoln MkVII racing around Lowes Motor Speedway during the ChumpCar World Series 14-hour endurance race.

Jun
06
Jun 6, 2011
Lincoln Crapcan Runs the Roval

Our crapcan Lincoln takes on Lowes Motor Speedway with the ChumpCar World Series.

Apr
20
Apr 20, 2011
Team GRM's Crapcan Lincoln Back in Action for Chumpcar

Our next event is less than a week away, as we’re loading up the hotrod Lincoln and heading north for our first ChumpCar event.

Jan
03
Jan 3, 2011
Just About Ready to Leave

Last night with the Lincoln before shoving off.

Jan
03
Jan 3, 2011
GRM Lincoln Project final testing

Lapping with the Lincoln project goes well.

Dec
24
Dec 24, 2010
Getting Closer

Our Lincoln project shifts gears.

Dec
24
Dec 24, 2010
Stance

Our Lincoln is back on the ground.

Dec
21
Dec 21, 2010
Suspension Surgery Continues

Our Lincoln's suspension is now customized.

Dec
15
Dec 15, 2010
Cell and Seat

More Lincoln progress: fitting the fuel cell and driver seat.

Dec
08
Dec 8, 2010
Finally-the Cage Match

Our Lincoln finally gets a cage.

Dec
03
Dec 3, 2010
Fitting Feet

Look, we're welding! That's progress, right?

Nov
02
Nov 2, 2010
Cage Prep Continues

We're getting close to installing our Lincoln's cage--but first, more grinding.

Sep
20
Sep 20, 2010
More Demolition

Before we can install our Lincoln's new cage, we need to finish yanking out the old one.

Sep
16
Sep 16, 2010
What Do We Have Here?

Our Lincoln is a piece of poop. On the plus side, it's our poop.

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