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  1. Its an old Ford trick. 6-6 1/4 balancer was stock on 283, 327, and others. Check the old Ford sites and HAMB for how to's.
  2. There is an obituary in yesterday's Portland Oregonian for Ken Austin, a true giant in our hobby. Ken founded A-dec dental equipment company in Newberg, Oregon, and became wealthy enough to indulge his love for old Fords and Lincolns. He had some 200 in his well lighted and maintained garage, including the nicest 41 Continental Cabriolet in captivity. Having a foundry and machine shop available with A-dec, Ken made his own manifolds and heads for Lincoln V-12's. I was fortunate to obtain on of Ken's manifolds, even though I had to bug him for two years to get it. I believe H&H Flatheads now has the molds, but charges higher prices than Ken. Ken also supported many community projects, including the Forest Grove Concurs. Will miss him. Abe
  3. If you want improved performance, have a hub machined to mount the crank pulley, and use a Chevy balancer. GM balancer needs to be honed a bit to fit. You then need to fab a fan adapter, or go with electric fans. Not stock, but would take a careful eye to tell the difference. Abe
  4. When I first acquired my Lincoln, I didn't want to buy a 6 volt battery as I knew it would be a long time. What I did was measure voltage at coil, should be 2.5-3 volts when running. Be careful of fan. I found a 1.2 ohm resistor in series with the stock ignition resistors worked about right to get it running with a temporary 12 volt battery. I used a 25 watt, 1.2 ohm resistor which got quite warm. I think 50 watt would be better. Mount the resistor some place where the heat won't cause a problem. You can also have coils re-wound for 12 volt operation. Abe
  5. Most often recommended is a Melling M-15 high capacity pump. Bolts right on but needs an aftermarket pick up tube. Abe
  6. I have an adjustable lifter changeover. The rear fuel pump has a cap for use with electric fuel pump, a 1/16 hole is drilled in the front to lube timing chain, and a 1/16 hole was drilled in the front regulator to let some oil pass. We hope it works. Abe
  7. Maybe the owner was a taxi driver? Abe
  8. Jord: Sounds like a possible voltage problem, compounded by a tight rebuild. I'd check the generator and battery condition first. Might not be charging or holding a charge. Starter problems are usually with the drive not catching. I had mine rebuilt by a local shop. The stock starter also works well on 12 Volts, but that involves other updates and most are reluctant to change. Abe
  9. Larry: Thanks for the sketch. Now I have a good idea why our previous owner put in an auxiliary vacuum pump when he left the lines to the replaced non-vacuum antenna unplugged. I'm highly suspicious of the check valve on the tank as well. Abe
  10. You should be able to see from underneath the cable attachment to the lever on the side of the overdrive transmission, and remove if necessary. the cable is also attached to a bell housing bolt, again you should be able to reach. Sometimes you need to clean some accumulated dirt and greasy crud. to see what is going on. I've had cables rust and become hard to operate. Sometimes you can free up with penetrating oil or wd-40 from the outside, otherwise you can pull out and lube cable with white grease.
  11. I took my 48 radiator to a local shop. They sent off for a new core of proper dimensions. Cost over $700 as I recall. Might see if an aftermarket place, Speedway Motors, Jegs, Summit Racing, etc would be cheaper. Abe
  12. Hope your heater works! Don't slip in the ice Abe
  13. Of course it is possible to install distributor 180 out. Don't ask how I know. If you look closely, one end of the tang that fits in the camshaft is bigger than the other. Make sure these line up. Abe
  14. For a while I ran a dual coil replacement with two plug wire holes on the top and stock brushes inside. Search this forum for possible suppliers. i used two MSD 6A units, blaster coils, and stock points. Trouble was, MSD was so hot it flashed over the top of the coil replacement, still ran pretty good. My latest scheme is to use a 60-2 crank trigger wheel and sensor with a Fuel Tech computer, and two wasted spark VW-Audi V-6 coil assemblies. I'll post should it actually work. If you want to want to use solid state points in original distributor, Philbin Products in Portland, OR, AKA Flathead Doctor make a unit for V-12 distributors. www.philbingroup.com.
  15. I think I've got a 56 distributor somewhere, but its a bit cold in the garage to look. My faint recall is that there were two diaphragms to speed up the vacuum advance with a derivative signal (mathematically a second order) since there was no mechanical advance. Don't see any centripetal weights inside. Abe