I bought this car intending to install a supercharger on it.........
Plan A was an ATI (intercooled) Procharger. So, I upgraded the intake.....plus I'm sure I gained at least 100 rwhp from the "Cobra" emblem, the fancy oil filler cap, and the polished finned covers.
At this point the car still had it's stock "speed density" electronics. The only other modifications were 1 5/8 shorty headers, 2 1/2 H-pipe (no cats), and a 2 1/2 Dynomax dual kit (with the stainless Ultraflow mufflers) for a 88-93 GT 'Stang. I had to extend the pipe between the H-pipe and the mufflers 6" to allow for the LSC's longer wheelbase.
Plan A was deleted (the ATI). I figured that with my stock (3.27) gears, the AOD, and the heavy car (4050#, oink, oink) the low end throttle response would not be markedly improved.......stepping on the throttle with the centrifugal blower and my gearing/transmission would be not unlike stepping in a fresh cow pie.
I did some more research and a lot of asking questions and even more "shuttin up and lissenin".........I decided on a Kenne-Bell based on the full boost at low (2000) rpm and the lack of the blower shriek......after all, it is a Lincoln.......and I'm an old fart.
Next hurdle was the cruise and mass air conversion........the Lincoln uses an oddball cruise setup unlike the Mustang........the electronics are in the EEC-IV processor.......so I needed to convert it to Mustang stuff to retain the cruise.......and I wanted to keep ALL of the toys on this car working.
Here's links to the destructions...... Cruise Conversion Mass Air Conversion
I used a Kenne-Bell 80mm MAS.......which is nothing more than an OEM Lincoln MkVIII unit.....
For more on the Mk VIII unit, check out BLK90LX's site....http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Flats/3310/80mm.html
After all this, I got brave and screwed on the KB.....
Note the instruction book on the fender.......I must really be gettin' old........I read the instructions......
Note that I had to replace the stock valve cover on the driver's side.......too tall for the KB to fit over......this probably means that I lost 40 of the 100 rwhp I gained with the shiny stuff.....damn......
For a really good overview of an installation check out Jay's site......http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Track/1273/garage/kbinstall.html
The entire KB installation manual and the Lincoln MkVII addendum is here.
I've also made some other changes....
The radiator is a Griffin universal Ford style radiator for a "circle burner".......no transmission cooler......but it fit in the stock mounts (really tight!!)....and I found formed hoses that worked. This combination will also work in a Mustang......the Mustang and the LSC share the same radiator and ancillary stuff. Here's the numbers....
Hoses-Gates #'s-upper 20767, lower 21064
I also sealed the radiator to the grille by "tinning" in between the header panel and the core support with removeable aluminum panels.......cleans it up, too.
This made as much difference as the KB......the difference in torque multiplication is amazing. At the same time I installed a Baumann shift kit, an "A" OD servo, and a billet inner input shaft. Put a drain plug in the transmission.....trust me....you'll have the valve body out several times to optimize the Baumann kit.
Here's the combination (so far......they're never done....)
Stock 5.0 HO longblock/cam/valvetrain 90K miles
Mass Air converted...and retrofitted Mustang cruise
AOD w/ Baumann kit and "A" servo.
Precision Industries Stallion (locking) converter
Billet inner input shaft
(stock) 3.27 Traction-Lok
190 lph in-tank pump
KB 2200 "Blowzilla" Blower ....pullied for 12# of boost......6.85" lower & 3" blower pulley
Dynotech "Flowzilla" intake & bypass
70mm throttle body & EGR spacer
Cobra lower intake
80mm MkVIII MAS
KB ramair w/handmade fiberglass duct in lower grille
1 5/8" unequals
2 1/2" MAC Prochamber X-pipe....no cats.....the sound of the X-pipe has to be heard......
Full 2 1/2" duals w/stainless Ultraflow mufflers
Stock with addition of MSD6BTM
KB chip......that's gonna go..... 4/5/99 UPDATE!! The KB chip is gone.....replaced by one done by none other than the master himself....Mike Wesley! I thought this thing was a beast before.......
T-Bird TurboCoupe 1 5/8 front antisway bar
Addco rear antisway bar