Ryan Q

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  1. Lovely car, but the wife would kill me.
  2. Funnily enough, I was just thinking this past weekend that once I have everything together and running I need to start collecting "spare" parts to ensure no extended downtime the next time I have an issue. (So far the mental list has radiator cap, coils, condensers...)
  3. Cap arrived today and it fit like the proverbial glass-slipper. Thanks all for your assistance. Q
  4. Ouch, that's a bit of depreciation over those 9 years.
  5. I went ahead and grabbed that other cap on ebay, it at least matched the part number I had in my notes. (If it doesn't fit, at least I'll have the beginnings of an interesting collection.)
  6. Here are some photos of the filler neck with tape measure, I also have pictures of the R-9 cap that currently fits loosely on my radiator, and a photo of the R-9 beside the previous ebay purchase that looks like it's requires a much larger opening. Thanks, R Q
  7. Getting my '47 Lincoln ready to hit the road and one of the items on my to-do list was to replace the radiator cap as the 1980's stant cap seemed ill fitting. I found a N.O.S. cap on fleabay and it is entirely too large/doesn't fit. Now I'm not putting it past an e-bay seller to have something mis-listed, but I also can't eliminate the possibility that my radiator has been replaced in the last '70 years. So if someone might be able to share a photos of their cap an filler neck (with a ruler/tape measure) it would be very much appreciated. If I can confirm my radiator is correct I'll go ahead and order from a more reputable source, otherwise I'll start banging my head against the workbench.
  8. Thanks for the advise. My experiences so far with the Lincoln is that a specialist has been required for anything I've needed done (so far coils, distributor, water pumps) so the idea of just taking it down to my local starter shop never occurred to me although it now seems obvious in retrospect. q
  9. Well my 1947 Lincoln has been parked for a period of time due to various reasons beyond my control. Anyhow, I've being getting her ready to hit the road again, and was going through a long checklist I'd written out for myself. I was nearing the bottom of the list (clean the contacts to the starter) when I managed to snap the terminal post off of the starter. So I now need the starter repaired/rebuilt/or replaced. I'm gauging what my options are -- does anyone know a Los Angeles area shop that can facilitate a rebuild? I also find myself wondering if the starter is unique to the Lincoln V-12 or is the Flathead V-8 starter interchangeable? Other thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. q
  10. In Jake's absence I sent my distributor to Jim Linder at Bubba's speed shop. http://www.bubbasignition.com/ He's not fast but did a great job. I previously had skip do my coils and can also recommend his work.
  11. I heard H&H flatheads purchased most of Ken Austin's intake castings, I wouldn't doubt that they could point you in the right direction for some heads.
  12. Yep, 47 Lincoln Continental Convertible. found the bar, and and your instructions did the trick. (I figured it had to be easy enough to do on the side of the road with minimal tools just not easy enough for me to figure out with a basic visual inspection.) That was so easy I almost feel guilty asking for help. Someday I'll purchase an owners manual, but too many other items higher on the need/want list at this point in time.
  13. I'll look for that, could be hidden beneath excessive road grime. (I think these skirts are original, but this car's history is pretty much unknown.)
  14. I'll be inspecting the brakes on my '47 that has been sitting for an extended period of time (due to no fault of it's own) next week. Just taking a cursory glance at things and I'm not seeing an obvious way to remove the fender skirts (I do not doubt that it would be obvious if I knew what I was looking for (or if I had it up on a rack.)) Might someone point me in the right direction? Thanks Q
  15. oh now, don't get me started on what's become of country music... There's no such thing out there anymore, at least not on the radio.. there are a few good artists out there, but it's not likely you'll hear them on the radio... (Should you ever get a chance, pick up a Hank III CD (Hank William's grandson sounds so much like his granddad that it's just scary (though sadly his lyrics are not always what I'd call "family friendly" (first country artist to receive one of those parental advisory stickers on a CD)))) <---- I think I counted the amount of parentheses/fragmented thoughts correctly, but my apologies if I didn't.... but back to the Lincoln topic... I don't believe we have any AM country stations in the greater L.A. area that I can listen to in mine... ahh well..