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  1. According to LZOC judges I have the correct generator. The problem is the pulley is a screw-on with a locking nut. I discovered this the hard way. The nut came off, the pulley came off, hit the fan, bent one blade that cut a deep circle in the radiator that required a new core ($1,005). The '39 parts book does not show a screw-on pulley. What is the correct generator configuration for a late '39?:mad: Don
  2. When and where will the GOF XLV be held in 2013? I have several activities that need to be scheduled for the spring and summer and I very much want to include the GOF. Don
  3. A 1939 LZ limousine sold in 2006 for $50,000. It received top awards in LZOC and was a Senior Grand National AACA.
  4. Do any of you know what happened to Bert Huffman's wonderful collection of Lincolns. I sold him a '39 LZ limousine a few years ago that was in "poor" condition along with a new, complete divider unit. I heard that a museum had been established, but I can not find any thing about it. Don
  5. When and where will the eastern GOF be held in 2008? Has there been any suggestions or conformations for 2009? Don
  6. I have purchased 3 sets of tires from Coker - one for '39 LZ and two for Model A's. Always had good fast service. This is from Tennessee to Virginia. Don't know if Coker has operation in your area. Don
  7. Where can I purchase a set of correct metal valve stem caps for my '39?
  8. I sealed the gas tank about 15 years ago. Do not remember the kind of sealer. It is now starting to flake off. What process should I use to remove the old sealer? <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  9. Jeff: Jerry Emery recommended this company. The address is: 40 S Montgomery St. San Jose, CA 95110 408-293-7424 Don
  10. My '39 sedan had castiron replaced by my brother-in-law back in the '50s. (It has been in my wife's family since 1944.) The car was "restored" in the 1980's but the heads were not changed. I decided to on a re-restoration this year. I put alum heads from Kearney Foundry on, but the car is still in the restoration shop so have no experience with them. Don
  11. I used a optima battery in a Lincoln Zephyr case from Vintage Auto Warehouse. The first one lasted for about three years. The short life was in all probability allowing the battery to discharge. I used a "battery minder" on the second battery and had no problems. I have since sold that car. No spitting and excellent cranking power.
  12. I need a set of 86H aluminum heads for my '39 Lincoln Zephyr. I know there is a "wanted" section, but I am hoping I will get more action on this forum. I am located in Blacksburg, VA. Don
  13. The rubber covering on the running boards of my '39 LZ sedan are beginning to break apart. Where can I find new material for the running boards? I have some new material but it is brown and the ribs are wider than the original. Don
  14. The '39 Zephyr Limousine listed in the LZOC Classified section will be forsale on the W W Motor Car space in the Chocolate Field at Hershey.
  15. Check out the '39 Lincoln Zephyr Limousine in the classified section. Buy now. You will have one of the best if not the Best Lincoln Zephyr of Show at the LZOC GOF in June. Also, it will be the rarest LZ at the show (unless Bob Anderson shows the '39 Lincoln Zephyr/Continental). Don
  16. I have a '39 LZ 4 door sedan and '39 LZ limo. I recommend you get a 22 ft. enclosed trailer as I have found you always need some room in front to carry tools, chairs and etc. The extra room also gives you room to properly set the car for safe towing balance. By the way, be sure to get the wide left side door so you can get in and out of the car. Don
  17. According to the LZOC Authenticity Manual, all cylinder heads from 1936 thru 1941 were unpolished aluminum (except for the '41 Custom that had polished aluminum). The '40-'41 heads had "the word ZEPHYR and O6H numbers in depressed relief in face of head." Also included is this statement: "1941 96H and 16H cast iron heads were replacement types and NOT original equipment." Hope this answers your question. This is what happened on my '39 LZ sedan. Don
  18. Hi: I want to note a correction in the color of my '39 LZ Limo. When I purchased the car I was told that the color was Buckskin. I wanted to find as much as possible about its origin so I requested a register card from Ford Museum. The card states that the color is Wren Tan. This is a 1938 standard color. The car was made Nov. 3, 1938 and was painted the color requested by the owner. Don Elson
  19. In 2001 I wanted information on my '39 Zephyr Limousine. I got some information from Nakia Blankenbaker NakiaB@hfmgv.org. She was the Administrative Coordinator at the Henry Ford Museum Research Center. Hope this helps. Don
  20. Jim: The frame number is located on the front cross member next to the left motor mount. I have a good '39 hood for sale. Where do you live? Don Elson
  21. Try Alan Whelihan. I bought one from him a couple of years ago. Don
  22. The pointed stud is a safety item. To remove the wheel you need the special deep socket lug wrench. The commonly used wrench will not work. Don
  23. Vern: Your solution is for the front wheels. A friend who works on early V-8s, said the torque on the rear axle should be 100 lbs. I can't answer your question about the front axles.<P>Don
  24. What is the torque on the nut when replacing the rear axle hub? <P>Don
  25. Just returned from a trip to Winston-Salem, NC for Model A parts. Found a '39 coupe that is for sale. It has been repainted and new upholstry. Alum heads, hot-air heater, spotlight. Looks very nice inside a shed. Don't know what sunshine might reveal. Was told that there was some rust on the front floor board. The asking price is $25,000. I can give a little more information if you are intested. Email me at elsond@vt.edu or call (540)552-1673.<BR>Don Elson
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