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    GOF XLI

    I've posted some pictures of the Latham meet on my blog at http://robertmead.blogspot.com/2009/06/back-to-past.html I also put a video file on the "Calendar" page of the LZOC Web site. You might enjoy these if you couldn't be there. Bob Mead
  2. John, I suggest you try: The Benson Ford Research Center P.O. Box 1970 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124 Telephone: 313-972-6070 Fax: 313-982-6244 Email: rescntr@hfmgv.org Good luck!
  3. Thanks for sharing this with us Jim. I wonder if Dave Cole or anyone else in the club has the script that was used in the record that accompanied the film strip. It sure would be interesting to hear or read what the sales force was provided with.
  4. Thanks, Phil. I've added this info to the calendar page of the Website. I'm working on the entire 2009 calendar and will try to get it posted in the next couple of weeks. Bob Mead
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    1932 Plymouth P.B.

    Spence, A few years ago, Harry Bishop made me one, using two Model A cranks. You might try that to get the extra length you need.
  6. Ray, I just saw your message on the forum. I'm usually quick to post ads on the Website for club members and I answer my emails promptly. However, my guess is that your email got scrubbed by my spam software. I get about 300 spam messages per day because my email address is on the Web site. If you will email me your request again, and put LZOC somewhere in the subject line, your request should get through. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  7. I posted some details about this event on the LZOC Website a few days ago if you want to know the date, speakers' names, etc. Go to: http://www.lzoc.org/calendar/Airflows%20and%20Zephyrs/Airflows%20and%20Zephyrs.htm Wish I could be there!
  8. I have notified one of our Swedish members of this posting in the forum and asked him to spread the word to our other Swedish members. Maybe we can find a good, safe, appreciative new home for this car!
  9. Thanks for your kind thoughts. We've met a lot of wonderful people since we took on our jobs with the club. It's very rewarding, but we still appreciate the "attaboy" once in a while. And our best wishes to you all for a safe, healthy holiday season and new year! Bob and Margo
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    Chrome???

    I've had outstsnding results from Metal Finishing, Inc., 3901 E. 26th St., Indianapolis, IN 46218. Their phone number is 317-546-9004. I dealt with Damian and received excellent service and unbelievable quality. Good luck!
  11. When I restored my '32 Plymouth, I bought a 6-volt, positive ground alternator from David Soltow Yesteryear Antique P.O.Box 511 Blue Island, IL 60406 You might want to contact him for help in your situation. He seemed very helpful at the time I dealt with him.
  12. I was just at the LZOC meet in Arkansas, and Jake Fleming talked about this very problem in his technical presentation. He talked about a generator shop in Tulsa that revamps our Lincoln generators to be 4-pole rather than 2-pole. He also talked about running a separate ground strap to get better grounding. You might want to drop him a line. He has no email, but his address is in the directory. Good luck.
  13. For what it's worth -- I had Gas Tank Renu do a tank for me five years ago. They did an outstanding job on a really rusty tank. It looked new when I got it back, it still looks new, and I've never picked up a speck of rust in the filter. The one I used was outside of Houston and I would recommend them to anyone. They were professional in every aspect of the transaction, even suggesting how I pack and ship the "irreplaceable" tank.
  14. I don't think you'll find anyone with pre-cut glass. If they have an original replacement, the plastic layer will have clouded or gotten bubbles by now. Your best bet is to take it to a glass shop that specializes in automotive glass.
  15. Keith,<BR>I can't answer all the questions, but here's a start... The difference between the Zephyrs and the Continentals in the years ('40 and '41) when aluminum heads were still in use, was that the Continental heads were polished. To the best of my knowledge, the displacement was always the same between the Zephyr and the Continental within the same model year.
  16. Bill, As a reference, you might want to look at the two 1940 unrestored sedans listed in the pre-war classifieds on the LZOC Web site. They're priced at $3,500 and $6,000. Keep in mind, of course, that those are asking prices. Good luck! If you buy the car and aren't an LZOC member, please join us...
  17. Ed,<BR>I suggest you contact Ed Spagnolo at Color-ite Refinishing Co. in Bethany, CT. Ed's a long-time member of the club and an expert on Zephyr/Continental paint and colors. His number is (203) 393-0240. Good luck!
  18. Dale,<BR>The club did publish an Authenticity Manual for several years. It has been out of print for the last four or five years while it was being rewritten. It is likely that the new, improved edition won't be available for a few more months. Earle Brown has reprinted the original one and it looks like an excellent copy (He had some for sale at the Harrisburg Swap Meet.). I suggest you contact Earle. He has an ad in our directory and also is on line at <A HREF="http://www.lzoc.org/Sources/brown.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.lzoc.org/Sources/brown.htm</A> <P>Good luck (And congratulations!!!).
  19. If you'd like to post an ad on the LZOC web site, simply email me at mead@vallnet.com and I'll put the ad on for you. It usually helps if you can include a digital image or two as well.
  20. Vic,<BR>I suggest you try Faxon Auto Literature<BR>3901 Carter Avenue #2<BR>Riverside, CA 92501-1042<BR>1-800-458-2734 <P>I think they reprint the manual you need. Good luck!
  21. Some shops used shims like this for a number of reasons, for example, to make extra clearance if the only available bearings were too much undersize for the crankshaft journal. The idea is to provide clearance. The problem is that the "hole" is no longer round. As soon as shims are used, the hole is oblong. Sometimes the shims are put between the bearing cap and the bearing insert to make the hole smaller, but the same problem occurs -- it becomes an oval rather than a circle. Some manufacturers made tapered shim material that was a ribbon, thicker in the middle and thinner on the sides, to try and correct this problem. In any event, it's not a good practice to use shims, even though it was often done in the past. A properly ground shaft riding in properly sized and correctly aligned bearings is the right way to build (or rebuild) an engine.
  22. Orville,<BR>If you'd like to list your car in the classified ads of the LZOC web site, simply send me the words you'd like to use and perhaps some digital pictures. I maintain our web site, and would be glad to list it there.
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    Tires

    I've had excellent service from Coker Tire Company in Chattanooga. They have a web site at <A HREF="http://www.cokertire.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cokertire.com</A> <P>Good luck.
  24. I sold a '40 three-window coupe last year with some rust and no engine or transmission. It did have the seat, steering wheel, all instruments, and I sold a restored '40 radio with it. I got $6,500 for it.