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  1. Keith does a great job on the knobs. In the old days Ford and others made plastic knobs out of soy beans, and in time they deteriorate and the bugs eat them. The resins that Keith uses won't do that. Urethane is very stable. He made me a bunch of knobs for my 41 including the radio ones. Even if you found NOS ones, they're not near as good as the ones from Knobsoup! He can make any knob including the complete steering wheels.
  2. There was someone selling the fire wall insulation pads on eBay a while back, watch for them to reappear. You might google it and find some. Each car is different so choose carefully. Grommets are around, I think Steel Rubber might have some, and the parts dealers on the web site probably have them too. If you can get some good closeup photos of the firewall inside and outside of the vehicle that will help as there are different size grommets on the firewall.
  3. It will take a good machine shop some time to clean up the block and reconstruct it to run properly. Not sure but it looks like an expensive proposition but worth it if you can get it back together with proper parts.
  4. JC Whitney lists one that might work. Also Speedway Motors has some I think. Check it out! Distributor
  5. 1936-48 Lincoln V-12 rebuilt distributor assembly HB-12127 | eBay Here's an example of a rebuilt distributor for sale. Don't know if it's properly calibrated or not, and you still need rebuilt caps and the coil to go with it. Might be better to just have your own rebuilt and calibrated but it does give you a look at one. Also new spark plugs and wires will help insure the best operation with all of this!
  6. Probably your distributor needs rebuilding. There are remanufactured rotors and caps as they wear down and the gap between them and the plates on each side where the spark plug wires connect are out of tolerance. Distributor setup and repairs need experienced mechanics fixing them, as well as proper calibration and new points and condensers. The coil on top of the distributor also needs rebuilding. Skip Haney in Florida actually removes and cleans out the coils and replaces them with new Ford ignition coils for a nice hot spark. Old coils do break down over time as the varnish on the copper wiring gives way and the coils have turns shorts which doesn't allow full spark voltage to the plugs. Jake Fleming in Dallas has always done a good job on the distributors getting them working properly, they it's just a matter of a little 'plug and play for you to reinstall them. Good Luck!
  7. Good idea.....spend a few bucks and save yourself a lot of grief having to go back in and replace them later. Very important to properly oil the lifters as they can get very noisy from lack of lube. Engineers of that day did the best they could with the problematic V12 engines.
  8. You might check with Earle Brown who's contact information is on the club site as he has motor components. If you try to clean and repair them and they fail you have to tear it all down again which is a bummer. If replacement units are available that would be better. Boos Harrel might have them too. Good luck in your search!
  9. A good radio repairman could probably take the old connector off your speaker and mount it on the new one. In the grand scheme of things it's a lot more important to get a good sounding speaker and not worry about connecting the speaker cable to the new speaker. Wiring terminals work and you can also solder them for a great connection! And no one is going to see the speaker anyway so it's not very important!
  10. Ford won't have speakers for that old of a vehicle, but there are a lot of aftermarket speakers. Check with a local auto audio shop that installs sound systems in vehicles. Bigger magnets have better base response too.
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    LZ Interior Kits

    Actually if you can find a good auto upholstery shop in your area they can do a first class job if they know the correct materials to use and the correct patterns. There was a shop in Ohio some time ago that made the carpets for my 41 LZ. They had the exact pattern and color for the wool carpet and it fit well. My leather was done by a very qualified guy who knew how to make it look original. Even the headliner looks original and new. Those kits that LeBaron had were good I suppose, but the art of good upholstery takes a lot of experience if it's done properly. Shop around and see who's out there willing to take it on. Not cheap, but do it right once and you're set!
  12. This is the 3M adhesive that looks good, but seems a little radical for a glass seal, but should work!
  13. There's a gas tank for sale on ebay for 40/41 Lincoln.
  14. Very good! Glad to help!
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