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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. 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.

  3. 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!"


    Greatrace Parking Lot.jpg

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  4. 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.

    Cecil Bozarth.jpg

  5. 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

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  6. 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!



  7. Nearly twenty years ago, as I was creating the original LZOC Website, I called the AACA to find out what software they used to host their Forum.  I envisioned a site in which members could find answers to restoration and operation questions.  They pointed me to Peter Gariepy, who had put their forum in place.  I contacted Peter who advised me that I didn't need to set up a separate forum -- that they would love to host our forum, as well as any other of the individual marque clubs.  They have never charged the LZOC one penny for this service.  This exchange, in which Tom was able to find out how his mud shield is to be installed, is precisely what I had in mind long ago.  Thanks to the AACA and to all those Zephyr fans who help make this thing work!

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  8. That looks like the '41 Club Coupe that Hank Henley restored back in the '90s.  I judged it at the 1st Central Chapter GOF at Petit Jean Mountain in the mid-'90s, I believe. I visited Hank and his wife at their home in Texas the following year.  He was trying to sell it then and offered me a pretty good deal, but I was not in the market for another car.  The car has changed hands a few times in the last several years, at one time belonging to the President of the LCOC.  It was a pretty nice car when I saw it.

  9. Tom,

    Check out the back issues page on the Website -- https://www.lzoc.org/back-issues


    You'll find the following: 

    Bob Barr has completed developing a comprehensive index to all the issues of The Way of the Zephyr!  This is a monumental effort for which we extend our thanks.  It includes a list of all known Ford, Mercury and Lincoln-Zephyr Service Bulletins published between 1938 and 1948.  Pages are punched to go in a 3-ring binder so future additions/changes are easy.  When you order your back issues of the magazine (see ordering instructions below), be sure to order this valuable document. -- $20.00



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    I do not have any of that sill, all was missing when I received car. I do have the front Toe Board which seems to suggest there was a 3/4"-1" thick steel ladder style subsill platform of some sort. Can anyone who has seen the Roadster setup give me some idea how it was all assembled? Any photos out there of a Roadster body platform, or even a coupe perhaps?


    Check out these web pages, in which I have a few pictures of my '32 Plymouth Model PB roadster wooden structure while exposed.







    Hope this helps some...