ericmac

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About ericmac

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  • Birthday November 22

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    Battle Creek, MI
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    Old cars (of course), running, bicycling, assembling scale model cars, ccollecting Lesney Matchbox cars and home renovation.

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  • Biography
    1915 Ford Model T Touring; The new car!
    1926 Ford Model T Fordor (Original)
    1929 Franklin 137 7-passenger Sedan (Disaster)
    1929 Franklin 137 7-passenger Sedan (under restoration)
    1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan (restoration project)
  1. 1934 Cabriolet question

    Tbank you. This helps tremendously. I appreciate the information. Eric
  2. This might seem odd but was wondering. I have seen 34 Cabriolets with the Bedford cord interior and have seen them in all leather. It seems all rumble seats have been leather. What's correct, leather, Bedford cord, a combination or was it all optional? Thanks in advance. Eric
  3. Automodello 1970 and 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III 1/24 scale resin models Order from Automodello.com or call 877.343.2276 Priced at $299.95 (Bright Aqua 1970 with Black fixed roof-production limited to 150 models), $395.95 (Platinum Edition 1971 in Triple White-production limited to 100 models), $449.95 (Homage Edition 1970 in Black with fixed roof and Tan interior-production limited to 24 models) including shipping and handling. Most readers of this publication know the Lincoln Continental Mark III was introduced in 1968 following nearly a decade of a single model offering by the Lincoln Division. The 1960’s ushered Lincoln from a brand with sales eclipsed by Imperial in the late 1950’s to a brand of stature comparable to Rolls Royce in the 1960’s with sales surpassing Imperial and with enough market penetration to give Cadillac pause. Such was the quality of the 1961-1968 Lincoln Continentals, thus they were a very tough act to follow. Follow Lincoln did and with a spectacular offering in the Mark III. While there was some controversy regarding the name that effectively dismissed Continentals of 1958-60, there was no doubt that the Mark III was a home run. Beautifully proportioned, the Mark III was an instant success and heralded as a styling highpoint. Until Automodello introduced a set of resin cast models in several attractive colors there had been no 1:24 scale models of the Mark III. Not surprisingly, these models were an immediate success and sold out very quickly. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Motor Company last year, Automodello has released a trio of very special, limited-edition models of the Continental Mark III. These are not merely a revival of the popular Mark III models previously released by Automodello, but a completely re-booted introduction, complete with new, model year specific, features and previously un-available color schemes. I have seen other versions of the Automodello Lincoln Continental Mark III which featured easily removable sunroofs allowing a fine view of the interior. This feature continues on the Triple White Platinum Edition, though it does not represent the vast majority of actual Continental Mark III’s. To address customer requests to have cars more closely resembling their own cars Automodello is offering both the Bright Aqua 1970 car and the Black Homage Edition 1970 car with a standard roof, sans sunroof. Like previous editions, under magnification, dashboards are easily read with controls that appear to be in proper scale. Throughout the interiors, tiny details delight the eye. The steering column and wheel is a fine model in its own right with correct markings and authentic looking wood trim. To the eye of this reviewer, the light-colored interiors of the Homage Edition and particularly, the Triple White Platinum Edition, allow for the subtlest details to jump to life. The correct wooden applique on the doors absolutely jumps to life in this application. Like other Automodello offerings, the chrome trim is beautifully applied and arrow straight, a significant accomplishment particularly atop the edges of the fenders where this detail easily could appear heavy handed. It does not. This reviewer can also attest that it is quite securely applied thus not prone to being dislodged by heavy handed reviewers. Tiny details abound such as radio antennae in proper scale, sparkling taillights, chrome exhaust pipe tips, correctly finished windshield wiper cover and-my personal favorite-distortion free windows. Wheels and tires appear properly scaled and the slightly wide white-wall tires look just right inside the chrome trimmed wheel wells. Like previous versions of Automodello Mark III, this reviewer cannot help but to take a step back from the model. I continue to be impressed with the presence of the car and its size. Make no mistake, this is a big, heavy model of a big heavy car. Compared to its peers, the Mark III was imposing. The model deftly conveys this impression. It is a beautiful piece of art to behold, even if you have no interest in cars of this era, or even cars as a whole. The Lincoln Motor Company turned 100 years old but once. While these are not inexpensive models, they are premium offerings of an already limited production run and will only be available once in a lifetime. If history gives any indicator of the value of this model as an investment, this author suggests potential buyers look at what has happened to the value of models that were offered at the Pebble Beach Concours from the Franklin Mint years ago. These models originally sold for around $250-300 and now are worth over $2000 in some cases. If you have any interest in the great luxury cars of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, your collection will be incomplete without an example of these highly recommended model. Respectfully Submitted, Eric Macleod
  4. Franklin events for 2018

    You are correct about the Air Cooled Gathering Roger. I will be organizing the meet together with Phil Wiesenbarger. Eric Macleod
  5. EYE ON DESIGN 17, A FEW PICS

    Actually the rules were very clearly stated and were in acceptance paperwork also. I entered the show field with full knowledge that I would not be leaving until 4:00. I had a great visit with Janouseks and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience.
  6. SOLD! 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car $7500

    I think the mere fact that this ad has over 200 views and 10 of us talking says a lot about this fine Lincoln. I wish the OP well with this car.
  7. 1931 Gardner on ebay

    I would LOVE to own this car. WOW!
  8. Beautiful car you have there. I wish I could afford to buy it.
  9. Sitting garaged for 33 years

    As a for-whatever-its-worth comment, i would join the leave it alone bandwagon. You can have any restored Falcon but only one where all your family members sat on the original seats. Great car you have here.
  10. For Sale Austin Healey Gold Plated $550,000

    You'd think they would at least provide matching golden keys, right? Ugly car.
  11. 1962 Lincoln convertible

    So it turned out that the problem was a bad ignition switch. The car now starts and runs though I decided to hire a carn rebuild too. I am very good at disassembling carburetors and getting them back together, only to have the car never running again. I should have the car back just in time to welcome the snow.
  12. EYE ON DESIGN 17, A FEW PICS

    I attended the show and had a great time of it. The staff could not have been more helpful. I showed up with a very large trailer and they fit me right in. I didn't win but looked over my class and wouldn't have picked my car either. Personally, I recommend the show.
  13. 1962 Lincoln convertible

    Some things on this car work, most do not. I bought the car knowing the top did not work but have a pretty good idea the problem is the relay that drives the pump after the deck is unlatched, which does work. The windows go up and down but the vent windows do not work, and the retractor mechanism on the rear doors does not operate. The antenna does not work. I've not tried the seat or the air. Oddly the car has every available option except speed control, though I'd like to add that. I bought the car mainly because the body was exceptional and the price was beyond belief. That being the case, i knew i was going to have to fix some stuff. I was right!
  14. 1962 Lincoln convertible

    So what was wrong with your connections? I'm curious as i has to get in there when i replaced the solenoid. I'm wondering if I made a mistake in there. Thanks to all of you for the suggestions and the kind compliments about the car.
  15. 1962 Lincoln convertible

    Hi Matt and all. I am awareof the lock out switch and tried that...and failed. I will tell the mechanic about this as i agree, the switch is probably the most likely culprit. Thanks for this and I'll let you know how it goes.