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  1. Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
  2. 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 informa
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Does not have to be perfect. Will repair and re-plate it if necessary. Please provide picture(s) and price in correspondence. Thanks.
  7. 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
  8. 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 restor
  9. In 1965, I hadn't yet learned that Lincolns could be more fun...
  10. I have added this valuable information directly on the LZOC Website. You can find it HERE. Bob Mead, LZOC Webmaster
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Thanks, Jeff. I love the speedometer shot! Bob
  14. Check out these web pages, in which I have a few pictures of my '32 Plymouth Model PB roadster wooden structure while exposed. https://sites.google.com/site/hotrodroadster/home/body-paint https://sites.google.com/site/hotrodroadster/home/body-paint-2 https://sites.google.com/site/hotrodroadster/home/body-paint-3 https://sites.google.com/site/hotrodroadster/home/body-paint-4 https://sites.google.com/site/hotrodroadster/home/body-paint-5 Hope this helps some...
  15. There have been discussions in this and other forums regarding the elimination or reduction of zinc compounds in lubricating oil. This additive greatly reduces lubrication in extremely high pressure friction points, particularly the friction where the cam lobe contacts the flat-surfaced tappet (lifter). I have completely transitioned to the lubricating oil marketed by one of the chapters of the Classic Car Club of America. (http://www.classiccarmotoroil.com/) Before I would change over to synthetic oil, I'd want to get an expert opinion about this issue. Also suggest you check out
  16. I had trouble understanding this statement. In the mid-1970's, I drove a 1957 Mark II as my everyday car for 3 years. Living in both Oklahoma and south Mississippi, I drove it in lots of hot weather. Never once did it vaporlock. I wonder if the nature of modern gasoline is a factor in that concern for vaporlocking. BTW, except for the brakes, which were dangerously inadequate, I loved the car and put over 100,000 trouble free miles on it.
  17. On the other hand, he may correctly believe that the engine swap is an improvement. All you need to look at is the dollar values of hot rods vs. equivalent restored cars and you might conclude that this is the case.
  18. MattyGit, Water was the enemy of the wood. Look at the places where water might collect, such as around the sill below the bottom of the trunk lid. Also look at the sills below the doors. They're covered with sheet metal where the door opening is, but if you remove the floor mat you should reveal at least part of the sill area. I get a kick out of the statements regarding how many of certain body styles have survived. I don't think anyone really knows. I do know, from 45 years of looking for parts, that there aren't a lot of these cars left. As I point out on my Hot Rod Roadster Web site
  19. Trust me, MattyGit, there's wood under that body unless someone modified it. I'm in the middle of restoring/replacing the wood in my PB body right now and it's not a trivial job. We're reusing as much of the original as possible, but saturating the old wood with 2-part Qwik Poly to strengthen and protect it. My car had been fairly well protected over the years, but there was still a considerable amount of rot and delamination of laminated parts. Here are a couple of pictures to give you an idea of what's under there:
  20. These are such beautiful roadsters. I have a Model PB coupe that I restored and have driven four times in the Great Race. My roadster had already been altered so I decided to put more modern running gear under the hood, a 1953 Dodge 241 hemi. I'm not cutting anything, so it could be put back original if a person ever decided to do that. Having put over 50,000 miles on my PB coupe over a 47-year time span, I'm of the opinion that they're not well suited to modern traffic, especially interstates. But they sure are beautiful and fun.
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