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Phil Wimbish

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  1. Hello, I am looking for four or five wide five wheels. Thank you and take care out there! Phil W ’38 Lincoln Coupe
  2. Hello, I am looking for four or five wide five wheels. Thank you and take care out there! Phil W ’38 Lincoln Coupe
  3. I am still looking if anyone has a spare. Thanks for listening!
  4. Hey Guys, Thanks for the input, it’s greatly appreciated! I haven’t heard of the block sealant and could only find one which sounds good, Irontite Ceramic Sealant, it does sound like a good idea to seal up porosity in the block. Is that the product? The machinist that I used three years ago is 85 years old and did the work three years ago. He has experience with these engines and a host of others and was/ is renowned in my area. I’m not sure if he is still working. He did not like the idea of having any “ wet” bore sleeves. It seems like modern sealants would make
  5. Hello, I was wondering if there is any input on what people have used for minimum cylinder wall thickness? I know the thicker the better. I have been told and have read that .125 is preferred but .090 could be acceptable. After sonic testing I have at least one at .090. This is a later block and I like the idea of the larger bore of 2 15/16”. I do know about hot spots and weakness if the walls get too thin. Another thought, I know it wouldn’t be preferable, but could you sleeve one cylinder and use one slightly smaller piston to save the block. If you keep the we
  6. Greetings, Is anyone out there making prefab headliners or other interior parts in original materials? Alternatively, who supplies original fabric appropriate for my ‘38 Coupe ? I would like to know the specific color and fabric for the headliner and also carpeting materials. any help would be appreciated! Thanks and stay well! Phil Wimbish ’38 Barnfind 3- window Coupe
  7. Greetings! Looking for ‘55 Chevrolet Sport Coupe, no postcard. Prefer a car with Patina or original. Will consider all cars and conditions including modified. I am helping my close friend and neighbor who has been looking for the right car. Have trailer will travel if necessary. Please respond if you have any leads, any and all responses will be answered. Thanks for listening! Phil Wimbish Annapolis Maryland 410-440-3525
  8. Hi Belt! I f you are interested I would be willing to make a tracing of my trim with sections at various points along the length, along with photos. You could make pattens with thin plywood of the curvaceous ins and outs of each pc along the lengths of the running boards, fenders and skirt areas. I imagine it would be a lot of work but doable for a good metal craftsman. Let me know if I can help, Take care! Phil ’38 Coupe
  9. Thanks for the replies! I am familiar with Wheelsmith and may consider going that route. For now I was hoping to find a set of 16” wheels with wide white walls as somebody probably has a spare set sitting around out there.. I was hoping someone could share their experience adapting early ‘38 hubcaps to later small bolt pattern wheels. I’m in the process of getting this project going and will post more info on my car soon. Thanks for the interest! phil PS. Still having a hard time getting my head around mechanical brakes, though having experienced hydraulic
  10. Greetings! I am wondering what wheels will work for my ‘38 Zephyr. my car came with 15” wheels with the small bolt pattern. I know that in ‘38 they used the large bolt pattern and beautiful large hubcaps in the earlier cars and the smaller in the late year production. My goal is to use the late hubcaps and ultimately convert to hydraulic brakes. I have some huge hills in my neighborhood hood and the thought of those old mechanical brakes scare me! I am not worried about keeping it original . So,can the large 38 hubcaps be made to work with any other wheels besides
  11. Wanted: I am looking for a decent running Zephyr engine, prefer 38 or later. Thank you for listening, Phil Wimbish 38 Zephyr
  12. Hello and Happy New Year to all! Wow, I was surprised to see a post that I made seven years ago reappear! I apologized then for my choice of words for the subject line and do now, Seven Years later. If you read the entirety of my post it makes more sense. Phil
  13. Greetings! I saw posted in my local paper an ad for a 1948 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Exc. cond. $32,000. Of course you never see one around here so I did call and the owner and his wife were very gracious. I did check it out and it is very nice. I didnt poke around too much but it is said to be rust free, restored around 15 years ago and runs very well. Med. blue with a blue leather interior, black top w/red piping. I wish I could buy it, but I would have to sell something and you know how that goes. The owners name is Charles and is located in Maryland.Phone number is:410-507-7372, they
  14. Hello, I was wondering if there is anything Zephyr or auto related to do in Naples while I am here until the 23rd? I wish I could get into the Collier Museum, but I understand it is no longer open to the public. I am also into old Porsches and they have an incredible collection. If anyone has any tips I would appreciate it! Thanks and have a good one! Phil Wimbish '38 3-Window Coupe '57 Porsche 356 A Coupe '82 928 CP
  15. Somehow, that message was sent before I was finished.... Anyway, I would like to know what cost range to expect if anyone would like to share their experiences with me. Thanks for listening! Phil Wimbish Annapolis Md '38 Coupe A host of others!
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