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  1. Today is Rolf's Birthday. Happy Birthday, Rolf. Hope you have a great one.

    Well thank you Keith, I now have the 1st 75 behind me, hope the next 75 are a , tad easier, hope all is welll with you, Rolf

  2. Mike, almost all '47's had the borg warner OD transmission, check the left side of the steering wheel under the dash, there should be a maroon knob with a big O on it, those are a better OD than the Columbia 2 speed axle that was last used in 1941, you will love it. Check the numbers and letters on the heads of your engine, it may just have an A on them, pre war Ford, or 59A, postwar ford and merc, or 8BA, '49 -'53 Ford, or 8CM, '49-'53 Merc, there are some others that it may be, but let us know what the heads say-

  3. Hey man, you give me a break, go back and read this thread carefully, get a interpeter if you need one, Jeff said they didn't have Z rubbers at Narragansett a while back, I told you they have them now, Bill told Kieth he had an extra set of Z's he would sell him for 1/2 price, and neither Kieth or you responded, I give up, put a chevy engine in it and join a street rod site-

  4. Bill U, that was a very generous offer you made to Short, but he seemed to have missed it, are you able to cut down some larger old style brake lining for riveted 12" shoes so it will fit H-L's?? I have a bunch of them, the shoes look the same, except they are much wider than the H's, '49 and up?? I have no idea, but I know you do, and Short, Bill also has a '40Z, not a connie-

  5. Thanks Phil and sharp eyed Cecil, when I read what short said before I thought, "Ok, I have rounded the bend, and it is time to hang it up", but I am vindicated, and will hang around squinting through one eye for a while yet, for better or worse-

  6. My good friend in Germany, Schoppi, Is struggling with the restoration of his '36 Z sedan, and he just wrote me this;

    Hi Rolf.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I just looked everywhere in my archiv, but I know, that I didn´t have the catalogue from LeBaron.

    Also at the page you scanned and sent me from the parts, there is nothing to see. Sorry.

    Here the letter I sent to LeBaron last week.

    Probably the line didn´t work or the fax was out of order.

    I´ll try it again

    I´ll also talk to Harry the next days about yout parts.

    For the other parts I first have to see a sample. To reproduce them would not be a great difficulty.

    Best regards from Bavaria

    Schoppi

    I am going to have to make a pic of the drawing he sent, as it would not copy, but what he needs are the pockets that the skirt prongs fit in to, and the upholstery board part with a hole in the center of a flat plate with 4 little sharp points that stick in to the board, anyone found any of these? Or skirt pockets? Thanks a lot, rolf@got.net

  7. Hey Robert, my eyes are not too good any more, but someone has been at work on that car since the previous pic was taken, the right grille definitely has the '41 surround on it, the left is a '40 with the pointy ends, some one took out thr center spacer and the ersatz bumper guards, I know a guy that needs a '40 spacer if you or anyone has one to part with, the dashes strangely enough all interchange from '40 to '48, and they unbolt with some difficulty, but fit perfectly as the basic bodies were all the same in those years, you are definitely on the road to recovery though congratulations, your front hubcaps have the gold Lincoln script which is late '47-'48, the dash is '46 or early '47, keep up the good work-

  8. Mike, the way you tell if your 41-'48 Lincoln or Lincoln Zephyr, they were only Zephyrs through 1942, then became just Lincolns or Lincoln Continentals, had outside push buttons or pull out handles, is if it has the pusher springs at the bottom front of the doors, the push button cars had them, the pull handle cars didn't, but the openers will interchange. The inside openers were all plastic push button openers, your 1947 had maroon buttons, the same color as the steering wheel, there was a chrome and maroon plastic bezel around it, I have some of those parts if they are missing. I hope your aunt has the fender skirts in the trunk or laying around somewhere, they are getting a trifle hard to find, and it looks like what the guys say about OR cars, even in a fairly solid shed, is true, they will rust, yours is not too bad yet, but that goes with living in OR I guess, as far as the V-12, I would listen cosely to Peecher, he will guide you straight and true, and he knows his stuff, and if your flathead V-8 runs well, and is of a desirable year, 59A, 8CM it has value as well, good luck-

  9. Hey Robert, you have the most mish-mashed '40 Zephyr I have ever seen, some one has put a 1946/early '47 dash and steering wheel in it, it has a left '40 front grille, and a right '41, it has 40 tail lites. door handles, and bumpers, and late '47 or '48 hubcaps, but that does look like the '40 hot-water heater, right guys? But don't feel bad, even the Ford family and FDR "updated" their L's, but to make this sedan a gennie '40 again is going to take some work and some moolah, good luck-

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  10. The Lockheed Ford brakes that came out in 1939 had adjustable anchor pins, and when set right, and the short shoe on the front and long shoe on the rear would stop pretty good, but us go fast guys with the old Fords had to have the Lincoln bendix's, we used 4 rear Lincoln backing plates, but the proper wheel cyinders on them, they bolted right on to the Ford spindles and rear-end, and they would really stop a lightweight Ford. Since the L brakes are very hard to locate these days, a lot of the Ford guys are using F100 Ford Pickup brakes on their early cars, 12" bendix's with the same bolt pattern, and same master cylinder, lots of ways to skin a cat-

  11. Check this out!!

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: Michael Lynch

    To: rolf burdett

    Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:00 PM

    Subject: 1941 Continental

    Rolf - Thanks for the latest help/info on the LZ website.

    Since I (too) cannot figure out how to post pics on this site, I am sending you this. It fits MOST of your hobbies - jazz, '41 history and Lincolns. See if you can identify this guy in his brand-new Continental. AND, WHAT'S WITH THE "WINGS" AT THE GRILLE FRONTS??

    Michael Lynch

    WOW, great Pic Mike, it has California plates, just like my son's Z. An awful lot of pilots bought Connies, aesthetic appeal I guess, this guy may have been one, and those plaques on the grille his outfit, I will put it on the forum if it is OK, and we will see if Phil or someone can ID them by blowing it up, The street scene looks like NY to me, maybe San Francisco, I don't recall a Broadway in SF, but the "Life with Father" billboard has it as part of the address, like NY. I don't think the crowd had gathered just to look at the Connie, but can see no other reason than waiting to see the show to start at the Empire theater, and imagine Anita O'Day singing "Let me Off Uptown" on the radio,. love it!! Rolf-

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  12. Insufficient lining area on a H model Lincoln, give me a brake, 12" diameter, approx 2+" wide?? very few cars have that much lining area I think, for years they were the most sought after brakes to adapt to early model Fords, and would stop very well indeed, as did the Lincolns, I found this out vividly when I took delivery of a brand new '56 VW, and on the first day couldn't get it to stop anywhere near as well as my Lincoln did, a Chevy was making a left turn at the bottom of a hill, and here was the result, VIVA 12" bendix brakes-

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  13. Hey George, there has been a lot of baloney sliced about this topic forever, all of the early Fords Mercs and Lincolns used the slinger system for a long long time, and they seldom leak much oil until the engine and main bearings wear enough to have end-play in the crankshaft, and that is deadly for a slinger, the Y-block Fords and L's in '54 went to the rope seals, which wear out, and drip oil constantly, but some like them better, right V-12 Bill?? So the controversey rages on. I think a poll of who likes which would be interesting, if such a thing should happen cast my vote for the slinger, and new main bearings and new 6335 and 6336's when needed-

  14. Now that is slick, Abe are you alert to this?? still the original crank pulley running the AC and water pumps, but an extra pulley on the AC running the offset alternator, as sanitary a way to accomplish this as could be done I think, but I can't imagine anyone these days driving a '40Z enough to really need AC, when all the jellybean cars come with it as standard equipment, just me, the old curmudgeon I guess-

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