Car Project: 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, Part 1

Retrofit Ideas

Type:

  • Full-Size Luxury Car / Personal Luxury Car / Heavy-Duty Luxury Cruiser / Land Yacht Supreme

Version:

  • Ideally, a 1979 Bill Blass Edition, or
  • The 1977 Cartier or Pucci, or
  • The 1978 Cartier or Diamond Blue Jubilee, or
  • The 1979 Givenchy or the Collector’s Series.

Engine:

  • Ford 6.6 L 335 V8 x 1
  • Ideally, a modern V8 with the same or more HP and torque but lighter, smaller, that sips fuel and is relatively low on emissions.

Brakes:

  • Wagner – ThermoQuiet or better

Electrical:

  • Battery -> Group 24F or 34R AGM

Suspension:

  • Shocks -> Monroe – OESpectrum or better

Wheels:

  • Tires (225/75R15) -> Kumho – Solus TA11 or better

Audio:

  1. Speakers (Front Door) -> Kenwood 6.5″ x 2
  2. Speakers (Rear Deck) -> Kenwood 6″ x 8″ x 2
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