Penske PC-7

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About Penske PC-7

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    Retired Airline Captain. Flew B727,B747, B757, B767, DC8, A300 and numerous business jets. Also a licensed aircraft mechanic.

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  1. Very interesting. Thanks for taking time to share this. 👍👍
  2. Very cool. If you're so inclined, tell us the story of how you came to own it.
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    Those Pesky Wheel Ants

    Although I posted it, I had NO COMMENT on the Pontiac seat ad, LOL.😁
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    Those Pesky Wheel Ants

    Greg, I don't know the origin of the insecticide ad. It was part of an email sent to me by a friend that contained various automobilia. The exhaust pipe vacuum cleaner attachment that someone recently posted on the forum and the "Flare O Flames" ad that I posted in the judging section were also part of the email, along with the ads below. My retort to the last ad is " if she wrecks, the Rambler will NEVER need a chassis lube, and the kid will be in heaven." 😲
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    1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

    This car belongs to my 81 year old neighbor who is downsizing his collection. He is an AACA member. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/deluxe/2210823.html
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    Deduction for Flare O Flames

    It was a joke - poor attempt at humor on my part. I think you've got the deductions down pat though. 👍👍
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    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Dave, interesting observations. I don't know the answer. I wish I knew some of the "tricks of the trade" that are Lincoln specific, but I don't. Sometimes though, an idea from over here, in combination with another one from over there is helpful. This hobby/addiction is supposed to be fun, but as we all know sometimes........😡
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    Those Pesky Wheel Ants

    If you are unfortunate enough to have them spread from your wheel into your garage/house, the only option is to call this guy:
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    1925 Cadillac .. Kinda Weird .. Need some info

    I agree with the above. This sort of reminds me of the thread about the 12 dilapidated Lincolns, except we're only talking one car. At the end of the day, I see this Cadillac as a great parts car, if it's not missing all of the good stuff already. Someone out there will be thrilled to have it to finish a project or keep their current car going.
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    Deduction for Flare O Flames

    I'm wondering how many points I'll lose for having these Flare O Flames installed on my '49 Mercsel. I'm afraid I'll damage them if I try to remove them, and I've got $4 invested in the pair. 😧
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    Those Pesky Wheel Ants

    If you, or someone you love is fighting those pesky wheel ants, maybe this will solve the problem. 😉
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    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Rebuilding the whole thing would make sense, but if on a tight budget, there is a method to getting the cylinder blocks back on the crankcase. I did this with a '31 Cadillac V8 where I only wanted to have the rod bearings rebabbited ( the engine had previously had rings and a valve job). What I had to do was drop the oil pan, remove the rod caps and pull the pistons and rods out the bottom. By laying on my back and turning the crankshaft as required with one hand, and pulling the rod/piston with the other, they cleared the crankshaft ( barely) and came out the bottom. The pistons/rings rod assemblies could be reinstalled the same way. The key is that the bottom of the cylinder bores are chamfered such that no ring compressor tool is required. The rings could be squeezed and compressed by hand enough to start the pistons into the bores. This method was actually mentioned in the Cadillac service manual. Not a fun job, but doable with patience. Admittedly, I don't know if the Lincoln is similar. If the big end of the Lincoln rods will pass upwards through the bores ( I was not removing the blocks on the Cadillac) then obviously he would just do that on disassembly. Reassembly could be done as on my Cadillac perhaps, or all 4 piston/rod assemblies could be inserted into their bores and the block would be reinstalled on the crankcase as an assembly. About a 3 man job due to the weight, with one person on his back guiding the rods and positioning the crankshaft. Even if all goes smoothly, it is a terrible amount of work, and I agree with you that a rebuild would probably be the way to go, but junking or hotrodding the car might really be preferable to the OP over going $30K more in the hole. Totally understandable. My purpose in replying to your post was to try to answer your first question and to maybe give the OP some other ideas. Speaking of ideas..... if the steering box cannot be removed with the engine installed , and I take the OPs word that it can't be, having no Lincoln experience myself, perhaps the following could be considered: Cut a section out of the lower ( and/or upper as required) frame rail lip as required to allow the steering box to drop down enough to clear the engine mounts. Not talking about a hack job, but a piece neatly cut out with a cutoff wheel. Once everything else is done, have the piece tig welded back in place by a pro and it will be virtually undetectable. I have repaired notches in the frame lip in the past that someone had cut out for exhaust clearance or whatever. I sympathize with the OP's situation. Anyone who has wallowed around in the grease on a concrete floor while throwing good money after bad understands. I once purchased an antique car that I thought was extremely nice, and found a small puddle of antifreeze as I was unloading it from the trailer upon my arrival back home with it...cracked block, which I'm sure the previous owner knew about. I hope this comes to a satisfactory conclusion for the OP.
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    1936 Chrysler Airstream Convertible

    Gone from ebay.
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    1936 Chrysler Airstream Convertible

    I reported the ad to ebay as a suspected fraudulent listing. Unfortunately, ebay format does not allow me to give a detailed explanation. I also sent the seller a question asking why he is telling people the car is located in several different places. I think ebay monitors messages. Hopefully, ebay will give the ad a second look. If it is legitimate, then no harm done.