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  1. Here is a link to a craigslist ad for a 1946 G-P Frazer rototiller in Harrisonburg, VA. Appears to be an older restoration. https://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/grd/d/harrisonburg-1946-rototiller/6941485770.html Although I am interested in G-P cars, I am not a collector of this type of equipment and have no connection with this sale whatsoever.
  2. Another day in the cold garage struggling to remove the 38 headlight switch. Does the pull knob remove from the shaft? Does the shaft remove from the switch lever? Is there a small tab that I can't see that releases the shaft and knob ? Is this some kind of press-in fit? Is there any documentation somewhere that tells about this removal ? Anyone pulled a 38 headlight switch recently ?
  3. Thanks for your reply. Not removed yet. I've been looking and studying this switch for more than a week now. It seems that maybe that hollow shaft you refer to has threads at the switch end, where the shaft and knob could be unscrewed from the switch. But that would mean removing the throttle and choke knobs also so that the switch knob could be rotated. The sliding lever inside the headlight switch that the hollow shaft attaches to looks somewhat flimsy to withstand a lot of twisting torque though. Perhaps a few days of soaking in penetrating oil. I thought the switch really needed to be removed rather than trying to unsolder wires behind the dash. A hot soldering iron above your head in the dark is an accident waiting to happen.
  4. I am removing the wiring harness from my 38 Zephyr, so I am nearing the end and trying to remove the headlight switch from the instrument panel. I am mystified at how this switch is removed from the dash. It appears that maybe the knob screws off the switch shaft...but this knob is square and has no room to turn against the other knobs, even with the panel nut behind the knob loosened. It's humbling that something so seemingly simple is such a puzzle. How is this switch removed ? The Zephyr is perhaps the first car I have encountered that has soldered connections to various components...wires soldered onto headlight switch, dimmer switch, antenna rail. Good thing I bought a 300 watt Weller soldering iron at Hershey a few years ago.
  5. The Jan.10, 2019 posting of The Old Motor online had another entry about the Zephyr. This time, a dark-colored '37 Zephyr Coupe takes the spotlight in this photo taken in the New York City Sept. 10, 1939. There is no other car in this street photo that even begins to look as modern and sophisticated as the Zephyr. From this angle, the Zephyr is truly a work of art.
  6. The Nov.5, 2018 entry of the online journal, ( theoldmotor.com ) has three photographs of Zephyrs gathered at the Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, NC...circa 1936. This appears to be an introduction and display event of the new Lincoln Zephyr to prospective customers. Wonder how many of these actual cars still exist ?
  7. Thanks ! On performance, I had just wondered if duals tended to lean out the V12, as happens with some setups. I am most happy to drive along in the LZ at 55 - 60 mph. Both the car and myself feel that is plenty fast. If I want to terrorize the road, I have a Ford-powered sports car that will do a pretty scary job, but I'm getting too old for that nonsense too. There's a somewhat local custom exhaust shop that I would like to see if they could make a second exhaust line work and add turbo mufflers as you have. It may be that Lincoln designed an exhaust with sufficient pressure for the V12, but I certainly suspect that a dual setup would let the engine breathe much easier. Plus, duals just have the "look" that would compliment the Zephyr so well.
  8. My 38 Zephyr exhaust has rusty pipes and pinholes in muffler and tailpipe, so it is time this winter for a new exhaust system. I thought maybe I might see something about installing DUALS on the V12 in past newsletters, but it might be quite a while before I run across any such information. I am a newcomer to LZ so pardon me if this has been discussed before exhaustively. (ha,ha) Can anyone speak for or against DUALS ? Did you buy two single stock kits ? Did you have a local custom shop make up something from scratch ? Any special routing to watch out for? Any preferable type of muffler ? Any performance change in the V12 ? THANKS for any insight !
  9. Did all of the Zephyrs/Continentals have the + ground wire connected to an engine head stud ? My 38 has this, and I can't help but think it looks like I bought a ground cable too short and then connected it to the closet point it would fit. I suppose it would have good conductivity to the engine there though.
  10. I noticed a picture in a magazine showing a round red flag on top of the oil float wire. My 38 V12 has nothing but a wire sticking up in front of the oil gauge, and I have been judging my oil level by the top of that wire. Are they all supposed to have a red flag or is this an add-on for convenience ?
  11. Hello, I am new to the world of Lincoln Zephyrs. In quickly perusing the forum, it appears the subject of oils and lubricants has not been discussed for quite a while. It is probably old hat for most here but a subject I would certainly like to hear about. What grade of oil do most owners like to run in their V12s ? With or without zinc ? I know brand preference is somewhat subjective, but have any brands given standout performance in your V12 ? SAE 160 is called for in the transmissions. Are most owners running 85W/140 ? Thanks so much for any input, A 38 Zephyr in Virginia