YES ... those are definately the places to begin as those will be the most gain for your application.Hey guys. Have been lurking for a couple months now soaking up all the knowledge I can get regarding my inherited Lincoln. This is a bit different of a thread as it's not high in the tech department, I just wanted to get some input regarding upgrading this ride a bit without changing too much of the stock personality (as it's all stock apart from interior now).
Emilio Pucci Special Edition
C-6 transmission (no o/d)
2.75:1 rear axle ratio
I have read what I could find regarding desmogging the motor. Most of the info was from 2006. What I gleaned from the info was this:
- New timing chain from 70ish Lincoln that isn't retarded by 8 degrees
- Look into dual exhaust unless current exhaust is already 3" in diameter
- New intake manifold and carb to replace stock Ford carb
- Recurve the distributor
- Dual snorkel air cleaner
My question is do people here agree that this is the best place to start? Any new suggestions or comments on what I have here? I'm not a mechanic, as such, but have done my share in the past (engine rebuild, 2 years of auto shop in high school, most of my own repairs, etc).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I wanted to strike a balance of keeping the car as it was intended and using modern technology to improve its power/efficiency. Just because it's old doesn't mean it needs to run like it.
Oh yea ... duct those dual snorkels to fresh air.