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  1. Ivan, Any pictures??? There are 19 members of the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club who have listed 1938 coupes among their cars. That does not include all the '38 coupes owned by members, since many never bother to inform the club. There are also a fair number of street rodders with '38 coupes. I would still guess that there are way fewer than 100 left. It's a pretty rare and very desirable car. Somebody on this forum will likely contact you to see how they might acquire it. If you decide you want to advertise it on the LZOC Web site, please send me an email with the wording and pictures you want to use.
  2. I received this yesterday from Tom Brunner: It is my very sad duty to report to you the passing of our friend and fellow Lincoln colleague on June 18, 2011. His LZOC membership number is 60 and he was accorded a lifetime membership. This is testimony to his many years of faithful labor for our club. Chad took on all assignments and responsibilities our club had to offer and performed each well. Most recently he has served as club historian, further witness to the feelings of our club toward his many decades of support. For many years he also served as master of ceremonies for our GOFs. More recently, with the formation of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, Chad again responded to the call and became a member of the board of trustees and the first editor of the Lincoln Link, the publication of the foundation. His counsel, faithfulness, and inspiration will be missed. He is survived by his faithful wife, Evelyn, who seemingly attended all meetings Chad participated in. Son Morgan and daughter Robbin also survive. If you would like to post a message for Chad's family, please go to the special link set up just for the Coombs family.
  3. On November 8th, Peecher posted the following: Re: Rolf Burdette passing Just talked to Rolf's long time friend and she states that per Rolf's wishes there is no memorial planned. His son Doug is in the process of sorting out his parts and contacts. That was the last I saw of any reference to what might happen to his parts.
  4. The twisters that went through our area on Wednesday left a tree on my house but we are getting it removed and should have the roof repaired in a week or so. The shop and my wife's gift store were undamaged. I was concerned about Daniel Antepenko, another LZOC member, who lives in Spruce Pine, Alabama. He's only about 3 miles north of the path of an E-5 tornado that literally wiped 2 towns off the map -- Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Alabama. I had called Daniel but his phone service was out. Finally last night he called back. He's OK and suffered very little damage to his property. He did remark that his place is littered with shingles, insulation, and other construction debris. We're both counting our blessings.
  5. I've finished putting together the Web page for this meet. You can get the details by clicking HERE.
  6. I suggest that you discuss this topic with Earle Brown, Jr., former LZOC President and well-known parts supplier. Earle is a retired Alcoa engineer and I believe he was familiar with Jon Scobel's enterprise in California. I recall Earle having some of the limited edition heads available one year at the Winter Swap Meet in Harrisburg.
  7. Frenchy, I can't imagine a more beautiful tribute. You have suffered a great loss. My heart goes out to you. I'll bet there's an angel looking down on your project with a wonderful smile.
  8. The "Sources" page is actually part of the LZOC Web site. It's at sources Good luck!
  9. I just saw this ad on the HAMB. He doesn't say how many hubcaps are included, but says pictures will follow. Thought somebody on this forum might be interested... 1941 Lincoln Continental Zephyr Hubcaps NOS - THE H.A.M.B. Good luck!
  10. I have sadly removed his last ad from our Web site. Rest in peace, Rolf.
  11. Phil and others, I have added the following warning to the top of our "Parts Wanted" page on the LZOC Web site: "Note: Some members have reported that scammers, many in the U.K., have been responding to our want ads. These people allege to have the part you are looking for, usually in excellent condition, and want you to send payment. One of our members demands a picture of the part to evaluate it before payment. That seems to work, at least for now. Please be cautious. There are some bad folks out there trying to get your money (and they don't have the part you need!)." Maybe that will help some members who never get to the Forum. Thanks again, Phil, for the heads-up.
  12. If the 1932 Plymouth in question is a Model PB, I believe the correct original carburetor should be the Ball & Ball Model 4A3. A lot of people replaced these in later years with the Carter BB-1. I'm a little bit surprised at Jon's statement, , since he rebuilt my B & B 4A3 in 1997.
  13. In the late 1940's, Chrysler built a convertible (Highlander???) with plaid upholstery in the center of the seats. Does anyone know if this fabric is being sold/reproduced by anyone? Leads appreciated.
  14. Even more interesting to me is the fact that your car appears to be the 5th 1940 LZ Sedan built! An extremey early example...
  15. 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.
  16. 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, "These cars are exceptionally rare for a number of reasons: - There were only about 2,500 built (That's a lower production number than the limited edition Mark II Continental!) -- The Model PB was only in production for about 6 months. Compare this number with the 12,600 1932 Ford roadsters built and you may appreciate how hard it is to find a PB Plymouth roadster. - Much of the body reinforcement was made of wood. In 1932, Chrysler had farmed out all closed car production to the Briggs Body Co., which had transitioned to all-steel construction. The open cars, such as the roadsters, were being built in the old Maxwell Body Works, which still built bodies in the tradition of the carriage builders. - If the wood-reinforced cars were ever exposed to the elements for very long, they disintegrated. - The scrap drives of World War II decimated the numbers of surviving early-'30's cars. - The hot rodders of the 1950's did a pretty good job of further reducing the numbers of survivors. - It's been nearly eighty years since they were built."
  17. 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:
  18. For anyone interested. Item no. 120475578542 I ran across it by accident.
  19. The hood ornament would lead me to believe it's a '47 or '48 Lincoln convertible. Quite rare nowadays.
  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.
  21. In case anyone is interested, I've listed a 1938 Lincoln-Zephyr radio on eBay. It's item 320415095724. I'd sure like to see it go to an LZOC member.
  22. Phil, I've not had any problem.
  23. The rear cross member on my 1932 Plymouth Model PB roadster is almost completely gone. Does anyone have a frame from a parts car they'd be willing to cut up? I just need the cross member that goes over the gas tank. Thanks.
  24. The rear cross member on my 1932 Plymouth Model PB roadster is almost completely gone. Does anyone have a frame from a parts car they'd be willing to cut up? I just need the cross member that goes over the gas tank. Thanks.
  25. The confusion may have to do with nomenclature. There were no postwar cars with the name Zephyr on their badges. The "plain jane" Lincolns were badged as Lincolns. But in the Zephyr club, we consider all cars built on the HV-12 chassis to be part of the Lincoln-Zephyr "family." Thus, although there were officially no postwar Zephyrs, we continue to call the Lincolns built in 46-47-48 "Zephyrs."