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Phil Knapp

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  1. Judging from the clothes the spectators are wearing, this is probably NOT a "Current Affair" ! Too bad to loose a Zephyr at any time, though..
  2. Very interesting! You never know what you'll find in some of these OLD vehicles! Good Luck with your FIX!!!!
  3. Sounds like a plan! Keep us posted on the results, and good luck!! Phil
  4. WOW, what a surprise! Fortunately, you had the repair part on hand. Good luck with it. That's a really beautiful car, better than new!!
  5. In the deep, dark, distant, dreary days when my '47 Continental was my daily driver, I carried an extra spare in the trunk and left the outboard spare for decoration purposes only! I still have that car but it hasn't left my barn since it was evicted from the 50th anniversary LCOC meet of the 1947 model year for being 10 minutes late to the meet in Houston due to a severe Texas thunder storm! It was the ONLY 1947 car entered in that meet. Go figure!!!! The car is still "all Lincoln", but it has a 1957 Lincoln V8 engine and a 1957 GM/Lincoln 4-speed automatic transmission. It was the only car to be entered in BOTH the Eastern and Western LCOC meets in 1970. It was originally sold in Porta Rico and has a kilometer calibrated speedometer. It's fun when it reads 100 KPH but is only going about 70! I'd insert a photo, but this new format is intimidatingly complex!
  6. 1941 Continental Cabriolet for sale. This is a relatively un-molested, mostly original, extraordinarily rust-free 1941 Continental Cabriolet with only 84,000 original miles. I have owned this car since March, 2007 and I can trace its ownership back to 1969. I have done a complete brake job, including a power booster concealed in the left front fender, a set of 5 new Coker Firestone 7:00x16 tires and a Dan Krehbiel “bullet-proofed” rebuilt Columbia overdrive axle. I need to sell this car and have reduced my asking price to $35,000. This price includes a post-war complete, running V-12 engine from Merv Adkins, a transmission overdrive, and a short driveshaft. Power Point photo album is available. Cell: 512 818-3884 Phil Knapp email: kcd@n8fusion.com LZOC 539 Remember, there were only 400 Continental Cabriolets produced in 1941, many of which have been “Over-Restored” (Trailer Queens) or “hot-rodded” to increase performance, making this “ORIGINAL” car VERY rare! Also, bear in mind that 1941 Lincolns are UNIQUE cars. 1. In 1941, Ford strengthened the chassis and running gear while retaining the pre-war styling, thus making the 1941 Lincoln the “best of both worlds”. 2. Tread width is wider. 3. 16x5 inch wheels are 1941 ONLY. (A favorite of wheel of Hot-Rodders.) 4. Front brake backing plates have no offset, making 1941 front brake drums unique. 5. 1941 was the last year for the Columbia 2-speed overdrive axle and the first year for the Borg-Warner transmission overdrive. 1941 Lincolns could be ordered with EITHER or BOTH overdrive options. 6. 1941 Convertible tops are operated electrically. 1940 tops are operated by vacuum. 1942 and post-war are hydraulic. Cell: 512 818-3884 Phil Knapp email: kcd@n8fusion.com LZOC 539
  7. I met Dave in 1964 when I was a defense contractor at Vandenberg Air Force Base. I had just purchased a 1947 Continental coupe (still have it) and had just joined the LCOC. (LZOC didn't exist at that time). Dave's wife, Barbara, was born at the same hospital as I was, in Schenectady, New York. We had a lot in common. Defense contractors (being migrant workers) don't stay at any location very long, but I tried to attend as many of the Santa Maria LZOZ swap meets as I was able to. We now live in Texas and the trip to Santa Maria is a "Fur Piece"! Dave's contributions to several of the "collector car" publications will be sorely missed. He was a GOOD friend!!!
  8. I've been looking for the source for my power brake booster, but I must have misplaced it. I thought it was from an early T-bird, but I haven't found any T-bird parts vendors that have a power brake booster listed! As far as pedal pressure is concerned, It seems to work OK. After all, isn't that what we're looking for: more efficient stopping power with less pedal pressure? Do a Google search for "bendix hydrovac brake booster". There are many options out there!
  9. I solved the reduced friction brake lining problem by concealing a power brake booster in the left front fender of my '47 Continental.
  10. No problem! Sorry I mis-understood your response. I totally agree with your statement: "buy what you like. If you don't like the car that you bought, you will never be happy with it". (I must have liked what I bought - it's been over 50 years ago!)
  11. I don't recall stating any preference between the pre and post-war Lincolns. I posted that information as a description of the differences between the 1940 and 1941 Lincoln Continentals! As a matter of fact, my wife and I have owned a 1947 Continental since around 1967! It has an "updated" driveline with a 1957 LINCOLN V8 engine and an automatic transmission which we drove from Los Angeles to Vermont for the 1970 LCOC meet at Mt. Snow, VT. (Got the longest distance award, but never received it because of the adulterated driveline! Still Lincoln, but not a V-12!) We then drove to the Western LCOC meet at Yosemite Park in California the same year. We had the ONLY Lincoln to attend BOTH LCOC meets in 1970. I subsequently drove that '47 Lincoln as my daily driver for several more years, including many trips between Los Angeles and Phoenix and we still own that car! Check out my earlier posts for more photos and descriptions. Phil Knapp - LZOC #539
  12. • There were only 400 Continental Cabriolets produced in 1941, many of which have been "Over-Restored" (Trailer Queens) or "hot-rodded" to increase performance, making an ORIGINAL car VERY rare! • 1941 Lincolns are UNIQUE cars. •1. In 1941, Ford strengthened the chassis and running gear while retaining the pre-war styling, thus making the 1941 Lincoln the "best of both worlds". •2. Tread width is wider. •3. 16x5 inch wheels are 1941 ONLY, making them a favorite of wheel of Hot-Rodders. •4. Front brake backing plates have no offset, making 1941 front brake drums unique. •5. 1941 was the last year for the Columbia 2-speed overdrive axle and the first year for the Borg-Warner transmission overdrive. 1941 Lincolns could be ordered with EITHER (or BOTH) overdrive options. •6. 1941 Convertible tops are operated electrically. 1940 tops are operated by vacuum. 1942 and post-war are hydraulic. (And I just happen to have one for sale!)
  13. Have you checked the vendors in the LZOC site? It was several years ago, but I got NOS '39 Zephyr headlight lenses from one of those vendors. Unfortunately, I don't remember which one!
  14. I bypassed the whole hydraulic system by installing electric windows from a wrecked 1957 Lincoln. My car is a '47 Continental coupe so I didn't have a convertible top problem!
  15. Thanks for including some of my projects in this forum! I'm gearing down these days. I still have some projects, but I'm losing the ambition to complete them (at age 82)! If anybody out there wants a mostly original 1941 Continental Cabriolet, let me know! It's disappointing to look at the place where my photos used to be before "Webshots" went out of business! BTW-Rolf Burdette passed away several years ago. I still miss the old curmudgeon!
  16. The body looks pretty straight, but being from Michigan, I'd worry about rust. That hideous top has got to go! A real top and a paint job might help. It'll never be restored to original with all those mechanical modifications, but it could be a great street rod! I hope somebody saves it.... I'd like to give it a shot, but I need to sell my ORIGINAL '41 Continental first. It's probably worth saving - only 400 of these cars were made in 1941.
  17. The '47 Continental will be resurrected and driven as soon as somebody buys the '41 Continental. The '41 is the car I have wanted ever since I can remember and this one exactly fills the bill! I can trace it's ownership back to 1970 and I have owned it now for enough time to be ready to part with it. It's too nice an original car to be in almost any use here in Texas. I can't take it with me and I don't want to be buried in it! Many of the the drivers here are in Texas have a "ME FIRST" attitude and traffic can get really scary. The '47 has enough power to keep up with traffic and it's no longer much of a "collectible" because of my modifications.
  18. 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet This is a relatively un-molested, mostly original, extraordinarily rust-free car with only 84,000 miles. I have owned this car since March, 2007 and I can trace its ownership back to 1969. I have done a complete brake job, including a power booster concealed in the left front fender, a set of 5 new Coker Firestone 7:00x16 tires and a Dan Krehbiel “bullet-proofed” rebuilt Columbia overdrive axle. I need to sell this car and will accept $50,000 or any reasonable offer for the car. Remember, there were only 400 Continental Cabriolets produced in 1941, many of which have been "Over-Restored" (Trailer Queens) or "hot-rodded" to increase performance, making an ORIGINAL car VERY rare! Also, bear in mind that 1941 Lincolns are UNIQUE cars. 1. In 1941, Ford strengthened the chassis and running gear while retaining the pre-war styling, thus making the 1941 Lincoln the "best of both worlds". 2. Tread width is wider. 3. 16x5 inch wheels are 1941 ONLY, making them a favorite of wheel of Hot-Rodders. 4. Front brake backing plates have no offset, making 1941 front brake drums unique. 5. 1941 was the last year for the Columbia 2-speed overdrive axle and the first year for the Borg-Warner transmission overdrive. 1941 Lincolns could be ordered with EITHER (or BOTH) overdrive options. 6. 1941 Convertible tops are operated electrically. 1940 tops are operated by vacuum. 1942 and post-war are hydraulic. A complete “Power Point” photo album available on request. Phil Knapp Round Rock, Texas 512 818-3884 email:kcd@n8fusion.com
  19. Thanks for the tip about RacingJunk.com! I THINK I was able to place an ad for my '41 Continental Convertible, but I can't find it any more!. It will be interesting to see what happens next!
  20. I bought the '47 Continental in 1965 for $100. It had already donated its interior and had served as a parts car. My wife never learned to drive a stick shift car, that's why I installed the automatic transmission. At least I used a LINCOLN V8 engine while most modified Continentals were using Cadillac engines! The car has a '57 Lincoln vacuum actuated starter switch. When the ignition switch is turned on and the shift lever is in neutral, the engine starts and the vacuum de-activates the starter. (This option REALLY faked-out many observers). The stock starter button is a theft deterrent - pushing it blows the 3-tone horn! I converted the hydraulic windows to electric and installed a Bendix Hydro-vac power brake booster. The car also has power steering. Remember, this car was my daily driver for many years and had absolutely no problem keeping up with traffic! (We're TOTALLY spoiled now - our daily drivers are 2 '97 Cartier Town Cars and an '05 F-350. If you live in Texas, You GOTTA have a truck!) BTW - I HAVE checked out the "Official LZOC Facebook site" It's awesome!
  21. My wife and I drove our 1947 Continental from Southern California to the Eastern National LCOC meet at Mt. Snow, Vermont in 1970. Unfortunately, it was not well received at that meet because it was running a 1957 Lincoln engine and a 1950's GM 4-speed automatic transmission, but it made the trip with no "show-stopper" problems! We then drove it to the Western National meet in Yosemite National Park in California and was the only car to be entered in BOTH national meets in 1970! It was my daily driver for several years including regular business trips between Los Angeles and Phoenix, Arizona before relocating to Texas in 1992. We attempted to enter the 50th anniversary of the 1947 model year meet in Houston in 1997, but were denied entry for being 10 minutes late due to a severe Texas rainstorm! The car has been in "dead storage" in my barn for 10+ years, but may be resurrected if somebody buys our 1941 Continental Cabriolet!
  22. From the looks of the grille, I would say that it's a '41 Zephyr.
  23. I posted this ad some time ago. I have received several inquiries, but no action. This is the car that I have wanted – ever since high school and I have owned it now for several years, but I can’t take it with me and I don’t want to be buried in it! I can send a Power Point presentation of photos on request. kcd@n8fusion.com This is a relatively un-molested, mostly original, extraordinarily rust-free car with only 84,000 miles. I have owned this car since March, 2007 and I can trace its ownership back to 1969. I have done a complete brake job, including a power booster concealed in the left front fender, a set of 5 new Coker Firestone 7:00x16 tires and a Dan Krehbiel “bullet-proofed” rebuilt Columbia overdrive axle. I need to sell this car and have reduced my asking price to $50,000 or any reasonable offer for the car. Remember, there were only 400 Continental Cabriolets produced in 1941, many of which have been “Over-Restored” (Trailer Queens) or “hot-rodded” to increase performance, making this “ORIGINAL” car VERY rare! Also, bear in mind that 1941 Lincolns are UNIQUE cars. 1. In 1941, Ford strengthened the chassis and running gear while retaining the pre-war styling, thus making the 1941 Lincoln the “best of both worlds”. 2. Tread width is wider. 3. 16x5 inch wheels are 1941 ONLY. (A favorite of wheel of Hot-Rodders.) 4. Front brake backing plates have no offset, making 1941 front brake drums unique. 5. 1941 was the last year for the Columbia 2-speed overdrive axle and the first year for the Borg-Warner transmission overdrive. 1941 Lincolns could be ordered with EITHER or BOTH overdrive options. 6. 1941 Convertible tops are operated electrically. 1940 tops are operated by vacuum. 1942 and post-war are hydraulic. 512 818-3884 Phil Knapp email: kcd@n8fusion.com LZOC 539
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