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  1. Responding to your inquiry, I assume you would just like to buy the good compression engineV12. The engine was in as restored coupe thAt had an interior fire and was a running driving car. it belongs to my friend who is getting up there. He has turned down one offer for just that engine, and I think he would take $1500. We are in Gainesville, Ga about an hour above Atlanta. Let me know what you think. He would like to get $6500, for the whole car with excellent chrome off the coupe showcar the two engines overdrive. Let me know what you think. The 46 Convertible was bought by the head man of AC spark plugs right after the war.
  2. My friend and I have reached the time to thin the herd. He has a 1946 continental convert, with two v12 engines, one with good compression, one frozen. Overdrive. Car is disassembled, good body with solid floors, it had repairs to rear fender wells, but is just sitting. Good point is very excellent chrome and grille. located In Gainesville ga. North of Atlanta. For Sale 1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Convertible. One of 201 Cabriolets built in 1946. This car is an early 46 5EH-56-65 and was ordered in Toledo Ohio by Robert A Stranahan Sr., the founder of The Champion Spark Plug Co, member of the Automotive Hall of Fame. The build sheet has "Mr S" written on it next to the invoice number. Stranahan is mentioned in the Edsel Ford biography (Henry Dominguez) as one of the early financial backers of the Stout Metal Airplane Co in the years leading up to the Ford Trimotor. Delivered thru the Toledo Bauer-Harrington dealership this car had black paint and red leather interior. Had to have connections to order a car in 1946 after the war. Metalwork: Replaced inner rocker panels with 12 Gauge Metal Replaced outer rocker panels with 18 Gauge metal Floorboards were solid with one patch with 18 gauge metal Extensive restoration to body with body parts from donor car. Replaced rear wheel wells from donor car Replaced rear fenders from donor car Interior: Complete top bows and framework. All seats complete that need reupholstering. Chrome: Full front grille chrome show quality Second set of full chrome grille original chrome that is in very good shape and excellent for rechroming. Engine: V12 Lincoln flathead engine from running donor car. Electronic Overdrive Transmission from donor car. Extra V12 Lincoln flathead engine that is frozen but has minimum ridge on cylinders when heads were pulled. Price shall be set by what is included from the above list. Helloing for elderly friend who is downsizing. If you are interested. He also has several other cars, including a very nice running, all original 1953 Mercury 4 door. Others newer than the range of this forum. Would appreciate your consideration.
  3. One thing I always do is to look and see if the photo can be cropped. Many times you can eliminate ugly people and trees and cut a picture considerably in size without losing quality or style . Then you can further reduce from there.
  4. I have to add my kudos for the Gilmore Museum.Being an old hotrodder from the Dearborn era in the fifties, I really enjoyed the hot rod exhibit put together by Dennis Lesky. Many cars there I saw or was involved with back then. The little Deuce coupe was built by my friend Chile Catallo and I helped him pull it out of the weeds to begin construction in 1957. I drove it to high school with a coat hanger through the firewall to work the throttle. Chili was too young for a license. He was only fifteen when he got the car. His parents bought a grocery store from my parents. Anyhow the campus at the Gilmore is spectacular.
  5. Quaker steak and lube on 49th street up in Pinellas Park, Thursday nights cruise in, Biff Burger Fri nights also on 49th Street in Pinellas Park. Both are up north from St. Pete. about 20 minutes Check to make sure of the nights, as I haven't lived in Florida for 10 years since I moved to the Georgia mts.
  6. Mickey Rooney received the first production Continental for free, delivered to the movie set of ''The young Tom Edison''.
  7. We lost a valuable resource with the passing of Dave Corbin, he helped a lot with my 53 Skylark. According to him, before 1954, the records for Buick were very poor. They revised the system in 1954. He got me some very interesting and valuable info about my Skylark, as it could possibly be the last 53 made. One of seven made in the last month of manufacture.
  8. The Skylark I am restoring was Osage Cream, but since the id tag was missing and I am restoring to my liking and not a future owner, I am still up on the air about color. I do know I think painting a Skylark two tone is a no no in my book. Leaning toward Mandarin Red, or Black. I am only 22 years away from paint, so I have time. Unfortunately I will be in my nineties at that time.
  9. For the Apple crowd, double clicking any photo will bring up Preview that comes with Macs. Go to tools, image size, and it is the the same as Robert described above to resize by size or pixel. Also add Preview to the dock and you can drag and drop a folder of photos and they will all open in preview. Do a command A to select all and do the process above. it will resize all of then and when you close it will ask if you want to save all. say yes and you are done. It is a good idea to make a copy of the original size folder before resizing.
  10. If you have a steel retailer near you, ask them if they know someone with a rotissery you might rent. I know of three of them in my area just sitting.
  11. Got lucky and got a set of show chrome bumpers. Staring on the doors next week. I will get a set of pictures loaded maybe tomorrow.
  12. I put together a homemade rotisserie using two harbor freight engine stands for the rotating parts. There are many posts on the internet about building these and it sure made things easier on my back. Gotta be able to weld, though. Here is a video when I first started the work on the Skylark. After blasting and epoxy prime before replacing rust outs.
  13. The wheel openings from the Skylark hammer welded to a nice set of original fenders. I drove 200 miles to get a nice set of fenders.
  14. 45 views and not one ''atta boy''.
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