Dec 13, 2011 update to the Lincoln Mark VII project car

Fetching a Foxed-up Front Clip

If we put a Mustang fascia on our Lincoln, does that make it a Linctang or a Mustoln?
Tommy readies a socket to remove the Fox-body bumper cover. This will look baller on our Lincoln.

We went to our local junkyard in search of some oddball parts: A suitable floor shifter from an automatic transmission, a non-ABS Mustang proportioning valve, and an alternator—the one we had used in previous races was borrowed from a friend, and he finally asked for it back.

We went to our local junkyard in search of some oddball parts: A suitable floor shifter from an automatic transmission, a non-ABS Mustang proportioning valve, and an alternator—the one we had used in previous races was borrowed from a friend, and he finally asked for it back.

Trolling around the numerous Fox-body Mustangs there, we found a freshly rebuilt alternator from a four-cylinder Mustang, but it has an internal regulator and more wires than we’re used to. We’ll have to figure out how the electrons are supposed to flow to make that work correctly, but it’s a two-bolt unit with a six-groove pulley. At least it’ll mount up like it’s supposed to.

No luck on the floor shifter—though we had some fun looking—but we did stumble across one very attractive front clip from a Mustang GT. At only $40, we figured it would be worth the effort to make it fit our Lincoln. Those fog light holes will be perfect for our brake ducting, and we’re excited about replacing our busted nose with a platform-shared one.

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Alan Cesar
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12/13/11 11:53 a.m.

We went to our local junkyard in search of some oddball parts: A suitable floor shifter from an automatic transmission, a non-ABS Mustang proportioning valve, and an alternator—the one we had used in previous races was borrowed from a friend, and he finally asked for it back.

Trolling around the numerous Fox-body Mustangs there, we found a freshly rebuilt alternator from a four-cylinder Mustang, but it has an internal regulator and more wires than we're used to. We'll have to figure out how the electrons are supposed to flow to make that work correctly, but it's a two-bolt unit with a six-groove pulley. At least it'll mount up like it's supposed to.

No luck on the floor shifter—though we had some fun looking—but we did stumble across one very attractive front clip from a Mustang GT. At only $40, we figured it would be worth the effort to make it fit our Lincoln. Those fog light holes will be perfect for our brake ducting, and we're excited about replacing our busted nose with a platform-shared one.

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