Edit: we got her started. Checked for spark and it had none, however the hole in the valve cover for the spark plug/ ht lead was filled with oil on one cylinder. We cleaned that our and waited for a while and it fired. So either the oil bath the lead sat in shorted the coil out, or more likely the car had gotten damp while parked on the grass and eventually dried out enough to start while we worked on it.

Schaeffts lincoln mk8 refuses to start. Starter spins fine but no start at all. About to check for spark. It has fuel (because me and 4muddyfeet went to buy some) no idea if thats getting into the engine but doesnt smell like its flooding. Its a 4.6 v8. Any ideas guys?