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  1. larry butcher

    Newbie Question: GVR?

    You should have no problem, I recently moved my '48 LC Coupe on 4 dollies; 2 store bought and 2 that I made . No problem at all.
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    39LZ headlight switch removal

    Sorry , you did say 1939LZ, I missed that
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    39LZ headlight switch removal

    Let' s start with ,what year is your Zephyr or Continental?
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    Windshild Frame

    Stefani, Please resubmit your post again , having trouble understanding just what you want to do. There is a lot of knowledge of these old Lincolns on this Club site. Post pictures if you can. Don't give up!
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    Choke and Throttle Parts

    Jord, I'am going to try and send to you a scan from the "Lincoln- Zephyr 1936- 1940 Chassis Parts List". This will show the parts used with a car equiped w/ HV12-- check our vendors on this site. If you don't receive the detailed print from the parts book , send me your "E" mail address to and I'll send that way--- Larry
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    Oil Float

    Look carefully at the top of the float rod and you will see very fine threads on 1st 3/16" . The thread size is #0-80.As per the Authenticity Manual and what I have seen on Zephyrs and Continentals, '36-'37 used a silver ball; late '37-'48 used a flat button which is screwed on to the rod. Some of these later "button" type may have been plastic. If you need one check with the vendors on this site. Good Luck
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    Oil Float

    Could it possibly be the float body itself is dragging on the side of the opening in the pan tray. This is the insert that snaps into the pan edge. Once the oil slushes around and gets hot , the float body breaks free and acts normal. I know you want to check everything before dropping that pan to inspect that float!
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    careful !careful ! Move your Zephyr! That stack looks a little shakey!
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    Fuel pump push rod question

    I knew I would mess this up!!!!
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    Fuel pump push rod question

    I knew somewhere in the 50 years of back issues of "The Way of the Zephyr" , I saw at least 1 article on the subject of HV12 fuel pump push rods. The V12 push rod is VERY DIFFERENT from the Ford rods . And now if I scanned correctly here is the article taken from "THE WAY OF THE ZEPHYR" , March/April 2014/ Vol.47 #2 . Bear with me if size is off
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    brake adjustment 36 zephyr help

    Ady, Any luck yet in getting together the info you need for the brake work to be done on your car? Let me here on the "Forum" . If not, I can scan what I have for early LZ mechanical brakes and send it to you--- Larry
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    Interesting fix on a '48 LC Coupe

    Roy, I couldn't tell any difference in th sound of the starter because it was not running when I bought the car and I did the fix be- I got it running. When I removed the intake manifold ,the valley was clean ; although I had 1 stuck valve. This was taken care of by tapping valve down thru the spark plug hole with a brass rod ,back and forth while soaking with penetrating oil and bumping the starting motor. After dropping the pan, I found no sludge but the oil float was demolished due to the lack of a pan tray.Replaced the float .the oil pump had beenreplaced by previous owner The engine looked to be rebuilt some years before I bought the car. "26 H" was stamped on the top manifold rail and also the rebuilder 's initials. I had to replace the hardware store lockwashers on the rod caps with the correct bend over tab locks. I pulled a couple rod bearing caps and main bearing caps to check wear- beautiful! New fuel pump, gas line, replaced gas tank, rebuilt carb, recored radiator,had coil rebuilt and repaced points, and resetup the dist. replaced engine wiring had starter checked out,,new battery. Fired it up and it ran good. Good oil pressure. I know you didn't asked the whole story, but I do get carried away--- Larry
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    Interesting fix on a '48 LC Coupe

    The following is a "fix" I performed on a repair of my latest acquisition. This could be a long "read", so get yourself a cup of coffee or other beverage. In 2010 I purchased a somewhat neglected '48 LC Coupe from a "Lincoln" friend who I have known since 1965. On a visit to his farm, I noticed this car sitting out in "tall wet grass" . "Jack ,I said, what are you going to do with that old LC Coupe. I don't know ,he replied; I had to pull it out of the barn, the roof was falling in on it" Do you want It? he asked I said , sure what goes with it. He replied , "every Lincoln part you can find in the barn" The deal was made and plans were set to have it "rollbacked" to a spare garage I had for such things. After getting it in the garage and up on jack stands, i inspected under- neath to see what I had gotten myself into. The car NEEDED everything ,but that was ok ; I needed something to work on. I knew from previous Zephyrs, and Continentals that have sat for a long time; it was best to drop the pan and pull off the intake manifold to dig out the "mud" (sludge). Well, thats interesting, I noticed that the end of the pan that covers the starter "Bendix drive" was cut and exposing the end of the starter drive. All the road dirt, rain, snow and etc, is going to pack in here. Then it dawned me , I remem- ber reading in a back issue of the "Continental Comments" or "TWOTZ" that ther was a starter drive change made in late '47-'48 V12 engines. Perhaps it was too weak or someone said , an Lincoln Engineer did not like the sound--- sounds like a Ford!! If you check the parts book , it shows pictures and part #'s of the different drive units. It protrudes about 3/8" further out. Well now, how to fix! I was not going to change pans. I had the pan off and was searching around my shop and scrap metal for cylinder of some design to fit over the "nose" to cover the drive. I found it!! A used up propane (blue color) canister. After cleaning it out and cutting it to proper length, ( the inside diameter was just big enough to allow it to be slid over the pan extension (starter drive area) After cleaning paint, rust,dirt etc, I tinned both pan and cynlinder with soler and "sweat" it on. It worked like a"Champ" Cleaned again and painted semi -gloss black. You can wake up now "Zephyr" guys---- I'am done!
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    Hurd Lock Catalog #51

    For Sale: Crisp, clear copy of Hurd Lock Catalog #51. Covers all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury cars "32-'51. Dozens of Illustrations, dimensions and part#'s(Hurd), 27 pages. $15 postage included (U.S.A.) Check or U.S.P.O. M.O. Larry Butcher 224 Clubside Dr. Taneytown, Md. 21787 Tel. 410- 756-5310 "E"-
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    Lincolns used in the Movies

    Just watched parts of the movie - "Whatever happened to Baby Jane" , staring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford for the 10th or 12 time. I only watch the scenes with the '47- '48 LC Cabriolet. I keep hopeing Bette Davis's right hand will go thru the winshield when she "bangs" 2nd gear flying out of her driveway. Does anyone know if that car is owned by a club member? It looks good but a few things I picked up. Does not have correct outside mirror on driver's side , but the car does have a spotlight. Also the top looks to be a later replacment (vinyl?) with a larger rear window. Also I know I'am picking on the studio reserch , but why do they have the 2 police officers mentioning the discription of the car as a '40- '41 Covertible? Sounds like I should spend more time out in the garage!!!