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  1. Ken/Alabama

    Towing a Zeyphr on a dolley

    Sounds like this car has probably been sitting for a while. If so, tires are going to be a big issue. If a tire comes apart it's likely to do major damage to a fender and who knows what else. Since your going long distance I would either try to get a trailer or hire a transport to move the car for me. There's a lot of unknowns here.
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    Towing a Zeyphr on a dolley

    What year Zephyr?
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    Towing a Zeyphr on a dolley

    My first thoughts would be are the tires good? Has the car been sitting for ages or does it run?Check the oil in the differential. Might also check rear wheel bearings to make sure they have grease. The other concern is the small roller bearing located in the rear of the transmission input shaft. When your towing the driveline will be turning but the transmission input will not. That bearing will be getting a workout and since the cluster gear will not be turning there will be no oil being thrown up to lube this bearing. I've seen guys tow for long distance before using a dolly and they would pull over and start the engine to spin the transmission for a few minutes. If the car has no engine make sure the transmission has oil in it , put the transmission in high gear and tow it all day. If it has an engine but doesn't run it might be risky to do any long distance towing.
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    V-12 REbuild $$$$$$$

    I don't understand why they would tell you that it would need to be welded to prevent blowing a head gasket. If it's cracked from the valve seat to the cylinder , none of that is under the gasket. Even if it was , I still don't see a problem. Every flathead V8 I've built always have cracks between a head stud and water hole. Never , ever had an issue. The crack being in the valve seat I would want it stitched though to prevent further cracking. That method works very well.
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    '39 Lincoln Zephyr fender welt

    It goes all the way down . On the end where it's under the stainless trim , I peeled back the welt and cut the core so it wouldn't create a hump under the trim. Also , the welt gets painted body color.
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    1939 Lincoln Zephyr Steering Wheel Restoration

    Don Eash in South Carolina recast mine. Very satisfied .
  7. Ken/Alabama

    Almost got the engine out today, almost.......

    I usually leave the mounts bolted to the frame and remove the bolts from the mount to the block. Yes they can be a pain but they will come out .
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    Sealing Transmission Tunnel

    This is the piece that goes on first.
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    Sealing Transmission Tunnel

    The oblong sheetmetal piece fits over the shift tower first. Then it has a foam rubber seal that sits on top of it . For the seal I used a readily available 78-7012130 seal that fits 37-39 Fords. Then the transmission cover goes over that. There is no boot involved.
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    Headlight Lamp Replacement

    Examine your sockets really good. The socket well has a spring inside that keeps the contacts against the bulb . Make sure that it's moves . Should be able to check by pulling on the wires. Make sure the three pins aren't froze up either.
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    1939 LZ Trunk

    I took the photos of my friends 39 Zephyr sedan and it's not been tampered with so I'm sure this is how it came from the factory.
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    1939 LZ Trunk

    The light socket is mounted on the right upper corner of the trunk via two screws that's screwed into the X brace behind the carboard trunk liner. The switch is mounted on the left side spare tire stop. You'll see two screw holes there that matches up with the holes in the switch.
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    Extra hole in drive tube

    Check with some of the Early Ford suppliers such as Macs . They sell the fittings and the driver to install those fittings.
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    Extra hole in drive tube

    Are you sure your looking at splines or could it be your seeing the rollers in the caged roller bearing ?
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    Extra hole in drive tube

    Should be a grease fitting to grease the roller bearing in the upper end of the torque tube.