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  1. Does anyone know v12 original piston to bore clearance?
  2. Lincoln 38 V12 Need a main bearing cap "STUD" Any idea's of what i might replace one with. What Tensile Strength might the originals have been.
  3. Need a "main bearing cap" STUD and nut and or idea of what i might replace one with. Boos Herrel doesn't have. What Tensile Strength might the originals been. Vern
  4. OK guys the pans off, plastigauge mains all with .003 of less and look good. end play is out of spect by about .010 #3 main has a striped bolt, got it out, will need replaced with something from ace hw. Flywheel looks good. Rear oil seal missing top half. By the way this is a 38 or 37 Lincoln V12. Will start on rods next. All ideas and help greatly appreciated.
  5. Can excessive main bearing clearance cause engine to knock like a rod problem?
  6. Thanks Ken, The part I didn't get was the "hidem strip", I thought it was finished differently. Hope mine comes out as nice as yours.
  7. I am going to attempt reupholstering my 38 coupe myself. I received the kit shortly before Lebaron Bonney closed the doors. and everything seem straight forward, except how the head liner and wind lace around the door is installed. Can some one please show pictures or tell me how this is done.
  8. I am about to reinstall heads also on 38, will you use any sealer or trust the Felpro sealer?
  9. Thank you, Roy, for the response. I will check out Cokekid.
  10. No oil to lifters. Have intake manifold and heads removed. and turning the engine over with battery I have oil being pumped through the filter. But no oil flowing into the area of lifters and springs shouldn't there be? If so why not?
  11. Very Cool! I am envious. Vern Smith
  12. Realy happy for you, I am also within a week or two of starting my 38. want to see the video. I had to tear down my engine again (because of a stupid on my part) just when I thought I was ready for the big day.
  13. Yes. it took forever to get pans. didn't have Originals so took his word for his being correct. too late now they are installed picture attached.
  14. Thank you guys. Cant believe I did not note the car is a 38 coupe. standard rear end. I was amazed that no one was responding to the post. Daaaa!
  15. Tap the Guide up about a 1/4 to 3/8 inch. there is a small part of the guide bent out and holding the top of guide to the door frame. It will make sense when you get it loose Vern
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