Ryan Q

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  1. Lincoln V12 engine

    I would recommend getting in touch with Merv Adkins, his contact information is on the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club website under sources. I was at his storage yard a few weeks ago and he had more V-12's than you can shake a stick at.
  2. I sold my '66 convertible to pay for my and my wife's wedding (no regrets) I'd love to get another but I know my '47 barely fits in my garage so I know the 66 wouldn't come close to fitting. Good luck on the sale, I hope it finds a good home.
  3. 1939 Zephyr convertible on eBay

    Lovely car, good luck on selling it.
  4. One of those mysteries in life

    Wow, sorry to hear about this setback, but I'm glad it wasn't worse and that you had the needed spare parts on hand.
  5. A couple easy reassembly Q's (I hope)

    Ahh, thanks for the info I learned something today. I have the wrong horns it seems (I have trumpets, and require seashell as my VIN starts with 7H1724.) Something to add back onto my shopping list.
  6. A couple easy reassembly Q's (I hope)

    Ok, this is what I thought, looks like I have the wrong brackets, I can make it work for now until I can locate a pair of the proper brackets. Thanks for the help.
  7. I just picked up a small box of parts from Merv Adkins of items that were missing on my '47 Lincoln when I got it. I figured once I had the items assembly would become obvious and that was the case on all but two of the items (though perhaps I haven't stared at them long enough.) Item 1: the clock-set cable -- the length of this cable really limits the places where it could go but I'm not seeing an opening that's a good fit (and I've scanned photos of lots of lincoln dashes without spotting this knob) Item 2: The horns -- the photos I've seen of others make it look like they might have mounted where the hood spring/bracket connects with the hood but the brackets on my horn seem to have the holes spaced differently so i'm ruling that out unless told otherwise. The underside of my hood has some sort of spray on texture/insulation that may have filled previous bolt holes (if there were any) so if someone might be able to point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated. Ryan
  8. My quest for help

    Where about are you located. I know someone but he's in the Los Angeles area. I also know someone in the northern Arizona area (Prescott) who could also be of help.
  9. Best Battery for 41' Continental

    Well your results varied from mine on my past optima, and though I was familiar with the second battery in parallel trick I only have one six volt vehicle in the stable so that is a sub-optimal solution in my particular case. So my LC stays on the battery tender between uses.
  10. Best Battery for 41' Continental

    I'm also an optima fan, just keep it on a trickle charger if you're not going to use it for awhile. Optima's don't like to charge if they are allowed to get low.
  11. Revised top motor information

    Well, as the saying goes: "If all else fails, read the instructions." Glad you got things working.
  12. I've been thinking about this a bit, mostly trying to think of a solution that can quickly be removed when I reach my destination/car show. What I'm currently leaning towards is a combination of a small gopro camera and an old cell phone. Plenty of auto mounting options for each, and the bluetooth protocol should should be slightly less susceptible to the RF interference from the engine compartment. But there are a few more issues with my car I need to address before I spend money on extra's so the go pro will need to wait for me.
  13. Go Figure

    Yes, mine was shipped to J.B. Coffey that appears to have been a Dealership in Lowell MA that has long since folded (I can't find any reference to it after 1948.) It would nice to have a bit of genealogy on this car too -- mostly I'd like to speak to whoever owned it between what I believe was a 1990's restoration and when it ended up in the Volo Auto Museum's collection to get an idea of how many miles are on this engine.
  14. Go Figure

    I've had my Lincoln for close to 8 years and for almost the entire time I've been meaning to contact the Henry Ford museum to get the original build card/info. A few weeks ago I finally filled out the paperwork, wrote the check and sent it off to Michigan. Today I received a photocopy of the build card. My '47 Continental Cabrio is currently black with tan top, and red interior. It seems my car left the factory steel grey, with a black top, and blue leather interior. Ahh well a few more large to-do's added to my long term to-do list. (Not that I don't like the current color scheme, but silver with blue leather just sounds darn sporty.)
  15. 39 Zephyr Is Done

    Congrats! Looks nice.