tomw51

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  1. I have orginal brake system on my 1946 Lincoln Continental, V12. I inspected the brake shoes and they seem almost new. However stopping it takes longer than normal distance to stop. Brake pedal pressure seem low. These are the hydralic type with the canisters of some sort at each wheel. There does not seem to be a place to fill fluid. How to you add or check, and bleed if necessary. I have never added fluid so not sure what kind is in the system.
  2. My 64 Lincoln Continental Convertible has a new molded interior black carpet. I wonder is there is a place that deals with carpets for the trunk, as it is not the same as a sedan trunk.
  3. I have a 1964 Lincoln Continental. The Dash, ash tray assembly is a big one, and its open now but wont stay shut when you push it in. Something is missing to keep it shut. Anyone have one and can tell me what to add to it. They is only the hinge at the bottom and that is it.
  4. I have a 1964 Lincoln Continental. The Dash, ash tray assembly is a big one, and its open now but wont stay shut when you push it in. Something is missing to keep it shut. Anyone have one and can tell me what to add to it. They is only the hinge at the bottom and that is it.
  5. Its the right side, which is the whole drag link itself.
  6. My steering drag link on my 46 Continental has some up and down movement. Can the drag link be repaired ? Im in Southern California area. I did see on Boos-Herrel they have a drag link for $299.00. I have not contact them yet to see if its totally new or not. I just thought a local shop should be able to repair, but then its the specs that I worry about.
  7. I just got back my 46 Continental radio from the repairman who is good with old radios. He told me it is working great and the speaker is also okay. I hooked up before installing back under the dash to test and I am not very pleased. I tried AM radios in the parking lot of newer cars an reception is great and many stations and volume are fine. My radio I seem to get only few stations but clear, but mainly the volume is all the way up and not very loud. I am wondering since few station, am I getting bad attena performance ? How can I get the volume level up ? Any suggestions ?
  8. On 46 Continental what is the fuse amp size for the Radio, and for the Clock ? They are on two separates lines.
  9. On my 46 Continental I have a hot water Heater/Defroster hose coming out from a Lever activated valve on the driver side of the engine block, just behind the oil bath air cleaner assembly. The Hot water hose runs from the front of this valve going forward over the two spark plug rails down to the defroster unit on the passenger firewall. After looking at several pictures of engines mine seem to be alone as to the routing and location of the hot water hose. The heaters and defroster work great, and I do not mine the heater hose in this location, but just wonder if anyone has this setup on their Continentals. Did someone put it wrong, and if so where is it routed. I say if its not broke dont fix it !
  10. My 46 Continental has an oil cooler in front of the radiator which looks stock. My question is a small fan between the oil cooler (a small raidiator with cooling with oil lines attached) and and the Main Radiator. It has small white plastic fins, with the fins closest to the Main radiator. This small fan, I do not think its origanal. There is an angled inspection plate in front of the radiator and when you take that off you see the oil cooler unit and this small fan. Has anyone seen like this. Just want to know it this is original equipment, and if it is, should I have this small fan running all the time the motor is running.
  11. Im 46 Continental is having problem with the door staying shut. You shut it is and it pops right open again, as the catch is not holding it closed. Is this a spring problem in the latch itself ?
  12. I found H10c spark plug replacement for H10 I suppose that would be fine, but what about H12 plugs is that okay ?
  13. About my plug wires. Now I have wires that have bare metal ends exposed that clip onto the spark plug. Would anyone recommed using rubber shield wire instead of the exposed. Looks wise I like the bare metal. What are you guys using out there for your V12's ?
  14. Which are the best spark plugs for 1946 Continental, V12. I have mixed plugs on mine now, and one of the is a H10. Are Motorcraft AL7C good or are Champion H10C better ? Im also looking for the spark plug wires anything special about them ?
  15. Thanks peecher for the info. I removed the two screws and dropped the motor down and was able to connect the 3/16 hose to the switch. Once I reconnected the vacuum to the firewall the wipers danced all over the windows. Great advice it works great now.