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  1. I'd like to see your T. I haven't spent much time on the computer lately. I've been in South Carolina working on my Lincoln (and other things). I accomplished my goal for this trip. Yesterday I started it, drove it out of the shop and around the pasture enough to determine that the clutch works, all the gears work, and no apparent rear end problems. I'm heading back to Florida this weekend, so, It'll be a couple of months before I get back to it.
  2. It's a 1948 Continental Cabriolet. The story I got when I bought it was that the same family that bought it new, took it to the Lincoln dealership in 1952, when Lincoln came out with an overhead valve V-8, and had the current motor installed. It was in dry storage for over 35 years when I bought it. I have a V-12 sitting on the shop floor, but, I'm going to get the car drivable and enjoy it a while before I rebuild and install the V-12. I'm not a hot rod guy and don't plan to modify my Lincoln any more than it has already been. Even with that 1952 engine, it's still 6 volt, positive g
  3. This is not a very timely reply! I got on one of the Lincoln forums a few years ago and mentioned getting my car running with the 1952 Lincoln OHV V8 engine that was in it when I got it, and was severely chastised for not having the original V-12 in it., so, I went away. I'm just now getting back to working on my Lincoln. Now, for the subject at hand------. This bears a striking resemblance to the part on my 48 Continental. Today we think of an inner fender as that contoured part that goes over the top of the wheel to protect the real fender from flying debris. On my Lincoln, the part
  4. My 48 LC convert was in the same family for 35 years. In the mid 50's, it was taken to the Lincoln dealership and a new overhead valve engine was installed. How do I determine the year of the engine it now has?
  5. I remember years ago using a handful of aluminum foil and coca cola on rusty bumpers.
  6. Jim, If you find extras, I need a pair also! Mike Black ( blackbird49@cox.net )
  7. There are many books available about Henry Ford. In my opinion, one of the things that made him appear great was that he owned his own newspaper and could write what he wanted people to read--more biased than todays mainstream media! Do some more research and you'll find out that the parts of the $5/day wage that history overlooks are very interesting. Just everyone didn't qualify. One probably needs to read at least a half dozen books to get a feel for the "Real" Henry Ford. Over time people have found it easier to read an article about him and form their opinions from there. He's much
  8. I don't mean to hijack this thread, but, I've got a judging question for AACA. I'm thinking of bringing my 1915 Ford T with me to Hershey this year and would like some info. The wheels, hubs, valve stems, are correct, but, the car came from the factory with Firestone smooth white tires that are no longer reproduced. From a judging standpoint, should I use the correct smoothies that have cracks all over them (look great until you get close), or the black treaded Universal tires that were a common replacement tire, even in the teens?
  9. Lee--I sent you an email. John--I finally found the "sources". Since this Forum is hosted by the AACA, that's where I was looking,. Until I Googled the LZOC, I didn't know they were a separate club. Thanks for the info.
  10. With a bad back and getting older everyday, I've got a 4 post and love it. I've got several T's, and the 2-post wanted to hit the running boards. Also, the corvette exhaust hit the arms on the2-post as I'd have to lay face on the ground trying to adjust them, and you can forget lifting a motorcycle or ATV. The 4 post fits my needs better than anything else. With bottle jacks or tripod jackstands you can do wheel and tire work also. I can drive onto the ramps in a T or my dually without having to move them in or out. About the only time I have to move them is if I need to do something ou
  11. Last owner says he had it running a month ago. Abe, I had planned to do as you said and get it going before tearing it apart. I'm going to be tied up with other stuff til about the end of June. I've not spent much time at this website, but, so far I haven't found the list of "Suppliers" you mentioned. I assume, based on the small production numbers (compared to Model Ts), there's not of lot of reproduction parts available--is that correct? I assume the "Ford similar" parts wouldn't be too hard to find, but, something like the strip that the bottom/back of the top attaches to may be
  12. The car has minimal rust. It was inside for 40 years, then sat outside in the weather without a top for a while then put under a carport. It had a new early 50's Lincoln OHV V8 put in by the original owner when the V-12 got tired. This is a new world for me! I belong to the AACA, MTFCA, MTFCI, HCCA, & MOTAA. I've restored 6 Model T's--the most recent one a senior first prize winner. Concerning the Lincoln, I don't even know the part sources! Is this the best Forum for info and advice--I've got lots of questions and will have more as I progress. What books are available that would
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