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  1. Ray500

    Seeking Overdrive, Columbia or Borg-Warner

    Try Merv Atkins...he's got a lot of things and alot of old cars! © Copyright 2008 - 2018 Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club Send mail to lzoc.org@Gmail.com with questions or comments about this web site. Thanks for visiting. MERV ADKINS 9655 HIDDEN FARM ROAD RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91737 (909) 980-1332 1936-1948 LINCOLN-ZEPHYR/CONTINENTAL PARTS * Engines * Transmissions * Skirts * Grilles * Instruments * Rust Free Sheetmetal * Engine Rebuild Kits * Motor Mounts * Frame Mounts * Transmission Mounts * King Pins * Drag Links * Wheels * Bumpers * Carburetors * Generators * Starters Everything from nuts and bolts to complete cars. Too many parts to list; call me for those hard to find parts! HOME Who Are We? Membership Events Classifieds Merchandise Sources & Tech Info Photo Gallery Forum
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    Zephyr lubricants

    Yes D the modification of putting in a PCV valve is a good idea on these old engines. And of course all 'singing' should be left to stations on the radio, not the tranny! I do need to put PCV valve in my 41 mine which I will get to once I have my new brakes installed.
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    40's or 50's Sears radio for restoration

    That's from the 1930s when they used mechanical cables from the control head to the radio chassis usually mounted on the inside firewall. Sears and others in the day made thee universal radios to fit any car as most cars of that day didn't have radios. They were considered a luxury and expensive for the time. They certainly can be restored to operate, but remember they're 6 volt units, and Ford products of that time had a positive ground so you have to be careful installing it in any vehicle. Just my thoughts!
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    Zephyr lubricants

    I use Mobil 1 oil as it works well in the V12. Seems to be less sludge and it stays clear for a long time. Remember, in the old days they recommended changing oil every 1000 miles. I also change the filter cartridge at the same time I change the oil. I like the synthetic oil and use it in my modern vehicles too. Just my preference. Since I live in a tropical climate I don't have to chase the viscosity numbers from freezing to boiling in the environment.
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    Wire Harness

    I did some research before I bought wiring looms. At the time Narragansett was having some issues, don't remember exactly. Rhode Island Wire has large rolls of wire of different gauges with proper color coding. They told me they have the exact patterns and they actually make the looms as originally provided with a machine binding around the conductors. I think you can request samples from either one to see what you like. The main thing is to have the proper color code on each wire so you know where to connect it on each end. Remember there are differences in the vehicles from types of bodies and features. Some don't have overdrive, but if you do you need certain wiring to make it work. Good luck!
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    Wire Harness

    Your best bet is Rhode Island Wiring to get the complete wiring harnesses to keep the vehicle original. They use the correct wire size for each circuit with original color codes making it easy to install and connect each component. There are other providers of wiring, but I found them very reliable and helpful to get the right harnesses and once installed everything works! Call them @ (401) 789-1955 and discuss it with them. They also have the wiring diagram for your vehicle. Things like the battery cables you can get from sources listed in the club's site, and certainly Boos Harrel Lincoln can provide such. Correct ground battery cable is important and to properly attach, as well as the 00 ga. main battery cable connecting to the starter solenoid. When I purchased my '41 it had a battery disconnect switch, but I removed it as theer was a fractional voltage drop using it and with 6 volt systems you need every volt to operate the vehicle. I also suggest you install an alternator to keep the battery charged. Powergen has them and other distributors do that are built into the original generator case to make them authentic. Alternators will charge the battery to full at idle speeds, the old generators won't. Good luck with it all!
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    1941 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Speedometer !!!

    You really should replace the clear plastic round disc that is the speed indicator that is clouding the odometer. Keith Lee at Knobsoup has those discs, and they're not hard to replace to make the speedometer usable. Hope that helps!
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    Skip Haney will need to rebuild these before they're installed on the engine. He's in Florida and does the best job of rebuilding, at about $250.00 each. His number is 941-637-6698.
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    Fuel pump push rod question

    I've found Ford substitutions to be problematic with vendors who think their Ford parts will work on Lincolns. There are interchangeable parts, but not many. With so few real original parts still available from any source one has to be careful what they order and try to make work. Like all other vehicles there were a lot of after market manufacturers back in the old days that made parts to fit Lincolns, some worked and some didn't. It's strictly 'Buyer beware' when it comes to correct parts. Ebay is a big offender too allowing the posting..."Fits a 19__ Lincoln"!
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    Fuel pump push rod question

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    1938 Zephyr coupe, trim and middle console

    Try Chris Harrel @ Boos Harrel Lincoln, contact information on the LCOC website as he as a lot of body parts. Also Merv Adkins in California.
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    dual master cylinder

    Definitely I would recommend replacing the MC with a dual. And use proportional valves to balance front to rear stopping pressures. You will need to install remote reservoirs under the hood to keep the MC filled as you won't be able to fill it under the floor as the old one did. Speedway and Summit racing have parts to fix this. I'm going to install a Wilwood dual cylinder with remote reservoirs and a 7 inch vacuum assist for much better braking. Those reservoirs can be mounted with a kit under the hood so you can keep 'em full of brake fluid. Speedway can help you with the setup.
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    48 Lincoln Continental won't rev over 2,800 rpm

    The voltage at the connection point on top of the distributor/coil should read about 2-3 VDC using a 6 volt battery on each side running. If it's not there then the resistors on the regulator board mounted on the firewall inside the car might have to be changed. You can also measure the voltage on each side of the resistors and make sure you have a fully charged battery. Wiring or corrosion could be an issue, with mine I replaced the entire wiring harness some time back to eliminate any wiring issues and because it was 70+ years old. Don't forget to make sure you have solid good grounds from the battery to the engine/body.
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    48 Lincoln Continental won't rev over 2,800 rpm

    You might want to send your distributor to Jake Fleming down in Dallas to make sure it's working properly. I do like Skip Haney in Florida for rebuilding with new coils in the ignition coil. You can't accurately time the engine with the distributor on the the motor. Lots of variables that have to be investigated one by one to find the problem. Vacuum advance is important in the distributor with increase in RPMs, Jake can test the distributor for that. I would also trace each of the 12 plug wires to make sure they are connected properly, it's sometimes easy to get them mixed up as they are very tightly crowded in the distributor area. I have labels on mine that plug into the distributor plates. (labeled white shrink tubing from my label machine) Keep looking, you'll find the problem. As Btwatoe mentioned it does sound like you're running on 6 cylinders!
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    dual master cylinder

    There is room under the floor for the booster to mount to the MC. As to the vacuum line, it can run under the floor/firewall up to the manifold to connect. Someone a while back posted a lot of photos of their conversion process. We can look for them so that it might help with the installation. The main reason I am working on it is the safety aspect of the single MC brake system. If you somehow loose brake pressure, the only thing you have is to gear it down and hope the emergency brake works. With a dual MC you do have at least 2 other wheels to stop you. With the remote reservoirs it's easy to keep the fluid topped off. I will be using proportioning valves also to even out the braking from front to rear, with front taking a little more of the braking efforts.