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Rolf

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  1. Mike, you youngsters are so brain-washed in to effortless, silent, 80 MPH Highway cruising, you completely forget how good a V-12 sounds when it is "buzzing" at high RPM's, and the funny part is the V-12's love it. People going in to OD at 28 MPH probally killed more V-12's than any other single thing, that Ford ratio should be 9:34, which translates to standard Ford 3:78 ratio, much too high for a Z, and you risk becoming a "gutless wonder", another term from the dark ages, but as Cece says, change the whole banjo and ring gear, if you are duty-bound to change it
  2. To get that info Shawn, you will have to write to Dearborn MI for a build sheet, I don't have the address, others do
  3. Check C-Boz's post at the top of this thread, all '36-'48 H Lincolns had the VIN #'s in these 3 locations, the body tags are of no help usually
  4. Shawn, the possibility no one has cared to mention yet, is that the excessive oil is coming out of the rear main bearing, this usually happens in hi-mileage engines that have developed end play, and the "slinger" type oil seal is no longer effective, you can check for end play by grasping the fan from the front, and pshing and pulling it fore and aft, if you detect movement, you have end play, and probally need new bearings and a crank grind, no E-P, good, then return to the cork seal program, good luck
  5. I am really dumb about the early Z's, enlighten me. I have the control head for a '36 radio that fits in the hole in the dash, it has the long underseat control cables, decent knobs and a very good face, is it the same as '37?? And could anybody use it??
  6. Well thanks Mike, but Zephyr or Continental convertibles both fetch top dollar, as they are far and away the best looking of all the H Lincoln models, I might get some feedback on that statement, but as was said, condition and completeness is paramount, with the vague description given, there is no way to ascertain prices, sorry
  7. 686 Oramac, the guy you need to talk to is Dan Krehbile, danscolumbia@verizon.net he will steer you right, and end the confusion on the columbia
  8. Watch out on those changers Jeff, there is a much more common later 2 speed truck changer that looks almost identical, but doesn't work the correct way, also you need the short speedo cable with the special end, I confirmed all this with Rod K, mr columbia
  9. Have him write me Jeff, rolf@got.net got some handles, may have a base if I break a set of PL's
  10. Actually 3 Cecil, the '41 Z coupe, the '41 Connie, and a '27 T, thanks again to my picture mentor Phil Knapp, I can now rest easy that it finally has been shown, thanks Phil
  11. Well thank you Steve, I thought it was pretty bitchin' in 1955 too, I had struggled and scrimped as a newly married barber in LA, making $60-$75 a week, to buy this Connie for $400.00, they were bringing big money even in those days, and although this one had been modified quite a bit, it was a big price for a '41 car then. No one wanted Zephyr's at all then, so I was able to buy this non running '41 club coupe with 35K miles for $35.00, a gorgeous spode green car with an immaculate interior, I put a hopped up V-12 that I had in it, and street raced it for some years, the '27 model T roadster
  12. Well thank you Steve, I thought it was pretty bitchin' in 1955 too, I had struggled and scrimped as a newly married barber in LA, making $60-$75 a week, to buy this Connie for $400.00, they were bringing big money even in those days, and although this one had been modified quite a bit, it was a big price for a '41 car then. No one wanted Zephyr's at all then, so I was able to buy this non running '41 club coupe with 35K miles for $35.00, a gorgeous spode green car with an immaculate interior, I put a hopped up V-12 that I had in it, and street raced it for some years, the '27 model T roadster
  13. Does the top look like this one? These were called "Carson Tops" They had a headliner inside and lifted in tact off the car, every time I took it off in Los Angeles yet, it rained, really uncanny, this was my first connie, had a hot flathead V-8 in it
  14. I have the body to an early Ford air cleaner like the ones on that 2 jugger, good shape but no top, $5
  15. Wes, I am sure any specific questions about your '48 will be answered on here, but the statement "tell me everything you know about my Continental" is a little broad, and beyond the scope of this forum
  16. Cecil, I forget what that '40 sold for in '88 + or -, but I think it was in the $20 to $30 K range. Equal quality Fords are generally not as valuable, as there are more of them, and every wanna-be customiser with a welding torch and a can of bondo used to attack those beautiful '40 Mercs viciously, the '39-'41 and '42's were OK, and the post wars had pretty grilles. They never offered an overdrive for the Mercs until '49, because the early ones had the 3:54 gear ratio, but the '49-'50's were really classics, they even wrote a song about them, "Crazy about a Mercury", and one of the lines say
  17. Jeff, you like '40 Mercs?? Well so do I, this is from the Rockefeller estate. It was for sale in the '80's, mmmmm
  18. I certainly will not bite under most circumstances even though I am a Libra-Dog astrologicaly, one of my other interests. I have long thought how nice it would be to have a tiny "Ford-Barn" format for our Lincolns, I would be proud to be our "Model A Lady", and I have loads of parts to get it rolling with, I think with our small contingent of participants, we could combine parts and commentary together, but I don't know if AACA would allow us to have our own branch, or if we would need to set up elsewhere, but I am sure someone would know, and if it sounds good to you, let's do it!!!
  19. A word to the wise, if your engine ran, your carburetor is probally all right, your problem is in the fuel delivery system, tank fuel pump and gas lines and hoses, especially the one between the fuel pump and steel gas line. With it off, blow into it with your finger over the other end, it will not work at all with the tiniest leak, also blow through the gas line and see if you hear bubbling, if you dont, run a long piece of wire down the tube from the front, that may clear an obstruction. on the water pumps consider Skip Haneys water pumps, a lot of people are very happy with them, they mak
  20. I have used them too on aluminum heads on flathead V-8's with absolutely no problem, and with the bolts all out, the head will almost fall off. Some gripe about not being able to get as precise a torque reading as the fine thread studs, but I think that is nonsense, the '49-'53 Fords that used bolts, never had a problem either. This argument has raged for many years
  21. Great pic of that slightly dented '40, notice that gray "Plaster" on it, that was the forerunner of bondo, and what gave "body-putty" it's bad rap. That stuff would actually slide off under certain conditions, it was around until the early '50's, you still haven't told us where in the world these treasures are located, the slide show didn't either???
  22. Oh aren't you witty though Jeff, but seriously, was Merv's "Zephero" ever written up?? It is a '41 club coupe with sedan doors, shortened body and a pickup bed molded into the back of it, it is a nicely done old style custom, and I think it deserves a mention even if it is on the west coast
  23. Just wondering if everybody has seen this rather large jewel?? Not a great many around apparently, sure didn't roll down the Z assembly line that way
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