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  1. I am looking for that address that you can contact at Lincoln museum to get background on my car? Is this site still operating?I knowyou used to be able to contact them I believe they had access to the original build sheets?Thanks!
  2. Hi:My Cntinental has what I call typical 48 brakes trouble is everyone else now has disc brakes!I looked thru the venders here and speedway etc.Wanted some shoes for the front with softer?linings maybe avoid the necessity of doing and expensive disc conversion,on car that isn't used much?I have asked this before the address for the info from Ford on the car!Back in the early 70s when the last title I have was issued they used the body number instead of VIN on the title would be nice to verify that numbers are correct etc.Getting to old to enjoy crawling under cars anymore don't know if that number on the title will be a problem?I checked the numbers when bought the car but didn't register with me that wasn't the VIN.SHould have known after last one had also had no VIN on title found it by scraping the undercoating off the frame by the gas tank it had numbers transposed so had to get the state to redo the title a simple error with the numbers stamped in frame were hard to read the state agreed and changed the title for me!These old cars tend to make the VINs hard to find guess they weren't as important then as now!
  3. Hi:I would be satisfied with reasonable brake could live without the disc ones.I had a 47 that had Hydro-Vac -Booster on it and at least it stoped pretty good.As I think now I did replace the master cyl with a stock one on it though!This one like many of the drum cars I remember it may dive one way or the other without to much warning when brakes are applied!It gets your attention!If I drag the brakes heavy for a little while then can count on straight stops for a bit!Makes me think that better replace the linings,I understand there are some places that make a softer lining that has more grip than the modern hard lining?I did try to set up the brakes the other day but not much better takes very high pedal pressure to get much effect!The linings themselves look pretty good and we did replace couple drums on it,but they had been badly soaked from bad wheel cylinders?We did replace the front brakes hoses on it already!No outward sign of fluid leak anymore back plates seem dry!Talked to friend that bought the 47 from 25 years ago when he bought a 48 and he still has the drum brakes on it and he uses his even on some long trips so yes I guess they can work!Appreciatte your thoughts!Thanks!Bob
  4. Has anyone installed the kit from speedway looks good for $320?They say ford and got no reply when questioned them about fit for the LIncoln?I think the spindles are the same?Do I need the dual master cylinder and the other valves also.Mine stops poorly would be happy with the drums if would stop others seem to get better results did take them apart clean and check but didn't replace the linings only some of the pistons with new kits! Drums are smooth but wonder about some better brake linings would like to avoid the disc cost if possible!Thanks!
  5. Just ordered couple new cylinderes for the top on my 48,one is leaking and the other is damp too so guess might as well do both!Looks like a straight forward job have I changed the doors but they mound differently. Looks like just a pin on the bottom and cotter key if the pin comes out shouldn't be any problem the top screws into a bolt like fitting ,I assume you remove that from the top mechanism and then adjust the length on the cylinder with it as I see one side is different position than the other side!!Just thought would ask before I try making the change.They were working OK so just case of stopping the leak.Not sure if there is some adjustment on that top bolt but guess will try to match them to where they were on the old one!I Hope!!Thanks
  6. Haven't been into the site for some time and find the new place kind of confusing but will learn I guess!After owning this 48 Convert for many years guess maybe time to get the build sheet for it.I know you can send for it but not sure where to find the address,I believe it was $20 for the info?My car has the body number on the title found the Vin down on the crossmember!I guess in those days they weren't so finicky about Vin numbers as have the title from 3 states going back nearly 40 years and always had the body # on title!Thanks!
  7. Spring is here getting out of storage then all these new ideas return!The drum brakes on these things were probably good in 48 but now not up to modern standards!I believe there are kits you can buy but guess they are expensive?Not sure where to find them either!Checked the kingpin for the early 70s ford P/U and the 48 have the same part number?I have heard that these P/U had disc brakes and could just install there spindle on the ford axle?Would then only have to change to a proper master cylinder!I would bet it isn't that simple!!!But I like the idea and cost would be lot less than the kit if it exists!ANy thoughts on this topic?Thanks!!
  8. I am back to that old question of what to use in the window and top system.I still have brake fluid in mine and if I remember it is a hassle to switch over to transmission fluid.BUT have to replace both top lift cylinders as they are leaking so would be a good time to do it but as I said I think it isn't fun like you have to bleed everything etc? Appreciate your opinions on that!Thanks!
  9. Hi:I believe that the front disc brake spindle from approx. the 70s ford P/U should fit the Lincoln.I think have seen that somewhere on here!They even have the same bolt pattern and I did check the part number for the king pins is the same for the early 70s ford P/u and the 48 Lincoln!Any body that has done this conversion I know there is a conversion but have seen a price far out of my budget these spindles are common in most junk yards!Any ideas??Thanks!
  10. I knowthis has been asked and probably answered in the past but no idea how to do it now!My problem is that 20+years ago when my LC was put on the classic license they apparently didn't know how to find the VIN and used the body number on the title.I have located the number on the front crossmember but the title shows only the body number.I have seen the address to get the build sheet but don't know where to find it now!My concern is to be able to link the numbers!!My previous 47 LC had no visible Vin but title showed it when I finally found it under the undercoating on the rear of frame it didn't agree with the title but only by one number someone had transposed a 6 and 8 and what I had to go thru to correct that was unbelievable so I am rather paranoid about the numbers especialy when I don't have the actual VIN on the title.Don't wantto think of any chance they don't match!I know I should have checked this but only looked to see if number was on title not realizing it wasn't actually the VIN but the body number!!Dumb !!
  11. Looks like I wil need to replace the tie rod ends and the drag link on mine!Ican get the Ford parts locally with no problem but wonder if they are the same as the Lincoln?I see the drag link assy has the same 3306 number as Ford but the first numbers are different,but the the ford shows 21A the LIncoln shows 26H?Sure would be nice if the parts interchanged!!SO many of the Ford parts are the same as the LIncoln!!ANy ideas??Thanks!
  12. Got a question here trying to figure wires on my 48 OD Solenoid.Peecher and Birdman don't agree!Peecher says fwd wire is green.Birdman says his is black??Now which do I hook up, my wires are shot and want to run new ones! then in looking at L-M Service news Vol1,No.1Nov 46 shows the #6 front terminal as being green and rear as being black?Help!!I hate laying under that thing anyway!!!
  13. Seems latey I have an unending supply of questions!That wide roll arpond tyhe back of the front seat on my 48 Conti is loose along the outside by that chrome support that runs up the outside of the seat.If I can get the back off the seat I can get to it to use some small screws to hold it back in place presently did try weatherstrip adhesive but it isn't firm enough.Can't figure how to get the seat out so could get at it with a drill and screwdriver.Seems to have some movement but hate to break somnething trying to get it out,would guess maybe it is just hooked in someway but thought would ask before I mess something up!!Thanks!!
  14. Peecher thanks for the reply will call Merv see if has has anything!
  15. HI;Well into another project!The solenoid on the OD didn't work so have another one that seems to work so will try it but is leaking badly thru that small seal on the shaft.Does anyone know the P/N for it to try to get it locally?Funny the manual lists 2 different ones with different dimensions?One I believe was for a 16H and one a 56H mine is a 48 conti!SO might actually be the 56H?I got one from Boos Herrell in the past but just thought for small item maybe pick it up locally and get her back on the road quicker!