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  1. I was contacted today by Dave Huhn (Faithful LZOC Member #282!) concerning brake cylinders for one of his 1941 Lincolns. Can anyone provide information on the availability of wheel cylinders and other brake components (e.g., NAPA part numbers, or similar source) or the interchangeability, if any, between the Lincoln HV-12 chassis and any other FoMoCo products -- Ford, Mercury, or commercial vehicles. Any information that would help Dave source his brake parts will be much appreciated. Please post any helpful information on this thread for future reference. If you want to also share information with Dave, please email him at bigredanddave@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. I can tell you from experience that a Zephyr can haul a Continental. Check out https://robertmead.blogspot.com/2007/12/great-lincoln-buying-expedition.html Not highly recommended, however.
  3. Your car looks great! If you haven't done so yet, may I suggest you join the LZOC? You'll thank yourself for doing so once you get into the details of bringing this beautiful car back to life. And we'd all like to meet you and see your car at a future "Gathering oif the Faithful." Simply go here for instructions -- https://www.lzoc.org/membership-process The club's award-winning magazine is terrific. Hoping to meet you soon.
  4. I had good luck by sending a fabric sample to LeBaron Bonney in the past. They will respond with samples of their closest matches. http://www.lebaronbonney.com/ Bob Mead
  5. Does not have to be perfect. Will repair and re-plate it if necessary. Please provide picture(s) and price in correspondence. Thanks.
  6. I just posted this on the LZOC Facebook page: "This image was taken last evening in the parking lot of the Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is the starting point for this year's Great Race, which will arrive after a few days of precision rallying in Halifax, NS. It sure looks like someone is competing in a 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr Convertible Coupe! According to the Greatrace Website, Car 124 is being driven by Shawn Lednick and navigated by Harvery Lednick. We certainly wish the Lednicks and their beautiful Zephyr great weather, safe travels, no breakdowns or wrong turns, and the lowest of low scores! Godspeed!"
  7. We learned recently that Cecil Bozarth, long time LZOC member and active participant in this forum (CBoz) was taken from us way too soon. He shared generously, was always gracious and considerate, and inspired us with the restoration of his beloved 1937 Zephyr coupe, "Rita." Our sincere condolences go out to Cecil's family. It's impossible to imagine their loss. His obituary may be found HERE. Ray Theriault provided the following beautiful tribute on Cecil's obituary page - thoughts so worthy of sharing: "Ray Theriault May 27, 2018 I first met Cecil when he started the restoration of his beloved 1937 Lincoln Zephyr coupe. I helped in the sourcing of several parts for the car and also provided some opinions as to what was correct or not for the restoration. He wanted everything about his Zephyr to be perfect, the same way he lived life. He always had a desire to have a "Big Lincoln" and he finally made that happen with the acquisition of his LeBaron Convertible Roadster. He was excited to get his new garage and started dismantling his toy for the impending restoration. Sadly he will not have the opportunity to see his much anticipated project to the finish line. Cecil was a "gentle giant" among men. I knew him on the basis of our shared love of Lincoln automobiles but I saw what a stand up person he was after the passing of his first wife and his children's mother. Later on I met the new love of his life, Andrea, a real breath of fresh air, and I was happy for both of them that they had found each other. While I would see them once or twice a year it was obvious that they were very good for each other. I, along with anyone else who knew Dr. Cecil will certainly miss him. To his boys I extend my sympathies for your loss and to Andrea I say that you were lucky to have spent eight years with him and unlucky to have your future together taken away so suddenly. May we all remember the good times with Cecil and wish him well on his next journey to Lincoln Heaven. Rest in peace Brother!!" Thanks, Ray, for your eloquence in this very sad time.
  8. In 1965, I hadn't yet learned that Lincolns could be more fun...
  9. I have added this valuable information directly on the LZOC Website. You can find it HERE. Bob Mead, LZOC Webmaster
  10. Shirley, You have performed a great service by typing up these articles. Thanks on behalf of the many Zephyr enthusiasts in years to come who will benefit from your thoughtfulness. Hope you and Lee are really loving Montana. Bob Mead
  11. The fact is that this car was for sale and no restorer bought it. Any of us “purists” could have bought it, sunk a small fortune into it, and ended up with a car worth less than its restoration cost. I’ve come to believe that hot rodding is driven by simple economics.
  12. I had the pleasure of watching the progress of this car on the H.A.M.B. Two pictures that stood out were the custom built chassis and the interior sheet metal Note the Zephyr teardrop and spears on the door panel below the window. Dave, you are a real artist and a craftsman. Enjoy the heck out of that beautiful car!
  13. C1nicole, I manage the LZOC Website and would be happy to post it there. Just let me know at lzoc.org@gmail.com
  14. Thanks, Jeff. I love the speedometer shot! Bob