1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC "Hot"

First Frankenswitch suspension test (View)

Mustang Dyno results (View)

A little PR from Ponies at the Pike (View)

Gauge City. Haha! (View)

Screw type engine bay LEDs (View)

Fine MagnaFlow rearend (View)

First blown show, First Place! (View)

389 RWHP
350 lb/ft
V-3 SCi Supercharger

Although Hot will be twenty years old in 2017, she's slipping into it with a bit more to say.  Her Vortech V3 SCi took her from 215 RWHP to 389 RWHP without an intercooler.  The engine has never been out of the car and is currently sitting at 73,000 miles.  I did all of the upper engine work including the Cobra intake swap, fuel injectors, fuel line build, redesign of the vacuum system and all of the gauges.  I'm running Autometer wideband, trans temp, and fuel pressure while PLX Devices is handling boost, oil pressure, oil temp and all available onboard OBDII sensors.  For my application, having the head unit be self contained is perfect.  It really kept the install as clean as possible. Caliber Customs did an absolutely amazing job fabricating the intake and discharge tubes as well as throwing in a new radiator, ATI damper, and passenger side catch can. It was a huge collaboration on the install and Matt's vision very closely mirrored mine with awesome results. Since the Mark VIII has enough differences in the engine bay from the 96 - 98 Cobras, we opted to go a more custom route. The whole process was an epic journey and it just so happened to be taken by a woman as well, in case there is a question about the purple. Haha!


  • Factory 4.6L 281 CI DOHC
  • ATI Harmonic Balancer
  • Deatschwerks 42# Fuel Injectors
  • NGK Iridium TRIX7 Plugs
  • Cobra Intake & Fuel Rail
  • Cobra Cruise Control
  • Accufab Throttle Body
  • Kirban FPR
  • Vortech V3 SCi - Stock Pulley - 7 PSI
  • Vortech Maxflow Racing Bypass Valve
  • Mishimoto Cobra Radiator
  • SVT Focus Green Top 255 LPH Fuel Pump


  • Lentech Automatics Stage II Valve Body
  • LPW Deep Transmission Pan
  • Coast Driveline 4" Aluminum Driveshaft with Spicer U-joints
  • Energy Suspension Trans Cradle Brace & Subframe Bushings
  • LPW Diff Cover
  • SuperCoupe Performance Beefy Diff Support
  • Ford Racing 3.73 Gears
  • Auburn Limited Slip Diff


  • Kook's 3/4 length Headers
  • Caliber Customs designed Mandrel bent 2 1/2" SS Tubes
  • Magnaflow High Flow Cats
  • Magnaflow Muffled Mid X
  • Magnaflow Mufflers & Tips


  • Autometer Fuel Pressure, Wideband, & Trans Temp
  • PLX Devices Touchscreen OBDII Multigauge with Boost, Oil Pressure & Oil Temp modules


  • Helo HE844 18 x 8 Stock Bolt Pattern
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Plus 255/45/18


  • Factory Air Suspension
  • Frankenswitch Air Suspension Controller
  • Bilstein Cobra Rear Shocks


  • Custom Pioneer/JL Audio System
  • Dragon Paua Shell Stereo Trim Surround and Door Panel Pieces
  • Purple LED Lights
  • Custom Leather Floor Mats

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