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  1. Appears to be the type used on 70's Lincolns. Continental Mark's used a "narrowed" version I believe.
  2. That "blue" air cleaner is off a 1966 or 1967 Lincoln 462 cubic engine.
  3. Probably a 1965 and it has a 430 cubic inch engine. The grill would confirm it.
  4. You will need a "spring spreader" that will fit beneath the spring contacting the outer ends. The spreader will length the spring so that the shackles can be mounted. The "old" time method was to mount the spring on the cross member and lower the car on to couple of stout blocks under the shackle end of the spring. Either way you must be careful! Be sure to check the cross member where the spring mount for cracks especially around the center mount hole.
  5. Yes , even though "they" tell you the pumps are rebuilt/made with soft parts that are "fuel" proof; they aren't. Some seem to lose their "seal" at the diaphragm after about a year? I've had the best luck with pumps from Earle Brown Jr.; see "sources".
  6. Sounds like one of two things could be wrong: either the one way stator clutch in the torque convertor is bad/slipping or the main forward clutch in the transmission is slipping. If the slipping is present in Reverse I suspect the problem is in the torque convertor.
  7. You might try contacting Ken Austin at A-dec ( Austin Dental Equipment) in Newburg, Oregon . He had a sideline business supplying multi-cab manifolds for Ford and Lincoln flat head engines, including the flathead Lincoln 337. I bought 3 four- barrel V-12 manifolds from him and they were quality pieces and fit and performed well. I don't know if he's still doing this but it's worth a try. He may even be able to help sourcing the heads. Good luck
  8. You may be confusing over steer with loose steering. Excess clearance in the steering gear ( worm and sector) is a major cause of this especially considering the age. "Wandering", having to constantly correct while driving, is a sure sign even tho the linkage and alignment are ok. There are shims under the sector shaft that many times can be adjusted to correct the mesh between the worm and sector. Loss of the steering gear lubricant probably accelerates the wear between the worm and sector.
  9. THE FRONT TIMING GEAR COVER
  10. A few years back I re-bored a '42 block to accept 3-1/16" Ford racing pistons. We determined that the cylinder wall thickness came to an average of 1/4". Everything seems Ok and no "leakage of any kind hasn't occurred. Head gaskets coverage is right on the cylinder edge so that is a concern so you may have to be careful when selecting gaskets. Cylinder blocks are probably different from '42 and '46. My '42 block has no casting numbers or letters on it. I have head that the first 1800 cars produce in 1945 (dubbed 1946 models) had casting problems so they returned to the 292 cubic inch design with other improvements for the later model '46 to '48 cars. Evident the problem with the early '46 was with the cylinder walls. Some(most?) engines couldn't be re-bored. I think it would be wise to check the date of the block you have.
  11. It's probably carbon. The hole is for exhaust which heats the riser section in the manifold.
  12. The brass screw is actually a brass plug. There should be 2, one forward of the carb and one to the rear of the carb on the left side of the manifold. These plugs are used to cover the access hole drilled in the side of the manifold to drill the "equalizing" holes in the inner division wall between the left and right intake runners.
  13. Even though the name plate is "bent" in the middle the pins go in straight and are parallel. There are no retaining nuts, just pry it straight out working a little from side to side with a thin bladed screwdriver. try to work it out as evenly as you can. I've done 2 without busting them.
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