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imported_Phil Knapp

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  1. I would put the joint at the top! Reason being that if the joint leaks at the top, you'll see it. At the bottom, the leak will soak into everything below and won't be noticed until a lot of rust and/or mold appears, which might be too late!
  2. Bob Mead has a Picasa photo album of the GOF XLI at Latham NY last month at: http://picasaweb.google.com/32Plymouth/LZOCGOFXLILathamNY Bob has some good shots there. If you click on the “download” option you get the full size image which is very large and in hi resolution. Interesting photos of the home-made dual intake manifold on a ’41 Zephyr and the linkage and fuel distribution setup to make it work. Also, of considerable interest is the 1940 Continental with 1939 Zephyr headlights. I gotta wonder why he did that – those old bulb headlights don’t provide enough light for confident night driving. I suspect that it would have taken some body work to make them fit, but it certainly looks different!
  3. Hi Phil, Here's how to post photos on this forum:
  4. Merv Adkins (Pomona, CA) is a lot closer! He had a bunch of V-12 blocks a couple of years ago, and probably still has them.
  5. Nice photos, Bob. Thanks for posting them. It'll be a long pull, but someday my 1941 Zephyr convertible project car ( http://rides.webshots.com/album/547784099zrftQj )will look like the one in CIMG0872.JPG.
  6. More from John Murphy: "More on the conundrum; Went back into the parts garage and polled the spare engines (all used). I have a total of 12 engines with attached intake manifolds. Altogether, four engines have the gaskets pierced with a hole providing access to the crankcase fumes and eight are holeless. With eight well used engines "holeless" I wonder why the vent tube was ever invented? Hope the "Forum" can provide some answers. Ol conundrum John"
  7. Here's a question from John Murphy in Florida regarding the differences in some V-12 intake manifolds. I don't have an answer, but perhaps someone on this forum can shed some light on the topic. "Got a puzzler for you and need your input. Was looking at a V-12 intake manifold gasket prior to mounting on an engine and noticed that there was no hole in the gasket where the tube from the air cleaner is mounted. I checked my other cars and discovered that the gasket in two do not have an opening and two are opened. I wonder how many of our cars do not have the gaskets opened. What about yours? Doesn't not having access to recirculating the crankcase fumes defeat the purpose of the air cleaner tube? I am not a mechanic....just puzzled." How about it, Dee?? By the way, John has several interesting lincolns, including this gorgeous 1940 Continental. (That bronze color isn't bogus. It's the original special-ordered color for that car.)
  8. **NICE** car, Ian! Thanks for the photo. I was planning on painting my 1941 Zephyr convertible "project car" Darian Blue. I bought the paint just before Color-Rite stopped doing paint. In the meantime, I was fortunate enough to acquire a black, mostly original, relatively un-molested 1941 Continental convertible. (A car that I have wanted to own ever since I can remember). Since the Zephyr was originally black, I decided that the two would make a nice pair if the Zephyr was black as well. Fortunately, Tom Overfield's '41 Continental was originally Darian Blue so we made a deal on the paint. I'm glad to know that it went for a good cause and I'm eager to see what it looks like on Tom's car. I'll bet it will be spectacular. I have Webshots photo albums of the 1941 Zephyr convertible project car at: http://rides.webshots.com/album/547784099zrftQj and the 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet at: http://rides.webshots.com/album/557478162IZJiRf The '41 Continental was owned by a good family friend in Nebraska in the early 1970's. We lived in California at the time so I never saw the car, but I knew that he had sold it to a doctor in Iowa. It turns out that this is the same car. It's a small world for these old Lincolns!
  9. Good luck with the weather Tom. I'm anxious to see how that Darien Blue paint looks on the car!
  10. Here is the procedure for adding photos to this forum. This procedure will probably only work until the new forum software is installed. At that time, all bets are off!
  11. My solution to water leaks is simple - don't drive in the rain!
  12. This may not be a big help to you, but I made these brackets from an old pair of motor mounts. The bolt hole spacing fits exactly between 2 of the studs. Obviously, this is a partially disassembled engine being removed from a junk 1941 Zephyr. For an assembled engine you wouldn't need the long spacers and you could pad the part that contacts the head with some pieces of an old inner tube. Be sure to pad the fenders a LOT!
  13. I've often wondered why Ford and Mercury used the "Lockheed" brake system with the unequal sized wheel cylinders and the adjustable anchor pins (which are a pain to adjust) from 1939 through 1948 while Lincoln went straight to the industry standard "Bendix" system in 1939. This caused the Lincoln rear brake assembly (which bolts right onto the early Fords) to be so much in demand that they're now being reproduced as upgrades for early Ford brakes. Go figure!!!
  14. Check it out. It's an interesting movie with an interesting 1941 Continental and a twist.
  15. The last floor shift in all Ford cars was in 1939, with the exception of the 1939 Lincoln Continental prototype which had a column shift. Take a look at: http://community.webshots.com/album/52823282UhMRLv for a preview of things to come.
  16. The 1941 Cadillac convertible is indeed, a pretty car. Not NEARLY as pretty as a Lincoln, but is nonetheless - pretty. The only other Cadillac that even comes close to a Lincoln is the 1939-41 Series 60 Special, but it's a 4-door sedan. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
  17. I'm not a pro and I don't know anything about part numbers for brake linings. However, I DO know that the non-asbestos brake lining material available these days does NOT provide enough fricton to stop the car! I rebuilt the brake system in my 1941 Continental and was dismayed when the car wouldn't stop. A friend of mine with a 1948 Continental had the same problem. He fixed his by adding a (Midland or Bendix) Hydro-Vac power booster and now his car stops as it should - perhaps even better. I added one of these to my car and now it will stop safely. I have a Webshots photo album which includes photos of the power booster installation at: http://rides.webshots.com/album/557478162IZJiRf My advice would be to measure your brake linings. If the ones you saw at the swap meet are the same dimensions and are rivited, not bonded, jump on them! Good Luck!
  18. If you are looking for a 1941 Lincoln Continental in a movie, take a look at 'The Notebook'. A tear-jerking movie starring James Garner and Gina Rowlands. Rowlands has Alzheimer’s and Garner attempts to restore her memory by reading their life story to her out of his 'Notebook'. Rowland's mother drives a blue '41 Continental convertible at the beginning and the end of the movie. Another movie which features a modified 1941 Lincoln Continental convertible with post-war rear fenders is 'Detour'. Kind of an interesting story about a switched identity and how the identity switcher gets in and out of trouble. An old black and white movie with lots of scenes of the car.
  19. Hi Dee, These are the best I can come up with. Nobody seems to take pictures of these seats! I'm planning to be in Salado (Texas) in April and I'll try to get more photos of Jake Flemings 41 Zephyr. It's an LCOC meet but Jake usually drives his 41 Zephyr down from Dallas and I expect to drive my 41 Continental. Some photos of the 2007 Salado LCOC meet can be viewed at: http://rides.webshots.com/album/558665602kIQUbQ
  20. Rob, The cars you are parting out are *NOT* Lincoln Continentals! Most Zephyr mechanical parts are interchangeable with Continentals, but there are *NO* body parts on a Lincoln Zephyr that are interchangeable with a Lincoln Continental.
  21. If you can find a "Reference Book" for a 1937 Zephyr, there will probably be a wiring diagram in it. I have reference books for my 1939 and 1941 Zephyrs and I expect that the 1937 book will be similar. They're about 64 pages and serve as sort of an "Owner's Manual" for these cars. They turn up on ebay from time to time. Attached is the wiring diagram from my 1941 reference book, 1937 should be similar except for the generator and voltage regulator and the turn signals. I don't have a 1937 book, but the attached photo shows what one looks like. Good Luck!
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