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  1. Got the V12 in the Zephyr. When I got the car it had a flathead V8 in it. Made me wonder how many years its been since this car has had a V12 . Heads are at machine shop for resurfacing, should get them on next week.

    Good choice you are installing a later V12 1946 to1948 much better water passages and better water flow.

    Frenchy

  2. Thanks for the info I did not know where the car went to after he sold it. Also Ron Souter's black 37 Zephyr was sold soon after I had rebuild his engine Ron was able to enjoy his car for one year before he past away.

    Frenchy

  3. Finally got around to recording some driving videos. Those of you who already have an old car know what fun they are, but I thought I'd post this out to youtube for those who haven't experienced it yet:

    Roy Thorson had a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr same color as yours. I wonder where the car is today.

    Frenchy

  4. Thanks Frenchy, look forward to seeing them.

    If you go on my website you can see pictures of my 41 Zephyr which is the same color as yours. You can also see me doing the build.

    Thanks

    Frenchy

    Frenchysrides.com

  5. What I need is one of the 16 x 4 on 5 1/2 for my future project. I know that the Fords from 1940 to 48 have this size of wheels. I found a wheel I had for the last 25 years in the back yard and this one has no clips but has the bumps to hold the hub caps and also a 3 lines pinstriping on the center of the wheel near the hub cap area and the rim is showing a Zephyr light blue paint. I was told it was on a Zephyr years ago that is why I tought they may of had some with clips or no clips.

    Thanks

    Frenchy

  6. I am looking for one Lincoln wheel which is a 16 x 4. Also did all Lincoln wheels have clips to hold the hub caps in place or not or did they have the small bumps on the edges to hold them in place. If someone could post a few pictures of rims so that I can see what they look like. And if somebody has one or two for sale let me know.

    Thanks

    Frenchy

  7. Sorry, Frenchy, I didn't get the number for the wheel cylinders at the time, just bought the kits, which seem to work fine. I collect selected tips from the Forum and in 2008 Tom Overfield posted this number for the cylinders from Napa:

    WC24955, 24954

    Thank You for your reply.

    Frenchy

  8. Hello Everyone,

    For the past several years I have been searching for a "spare" engine block for my 1939 LZ sedan. I finally got lucky and found one nearby in Northern California. For $400.00 I got the block, intake manifold, wire loom, distributor, flywheel, crankshaft, camshaft and a few other minor parts.

    The block is in prefect condition with no rust and no visible cracks. The story I got from the seller of the block is that this block came from an estate sale of an avid car collector. This block had been stored in a vat of diesel for about 30 years so it was perfectly prevserved! The only bad part is that it looks grungy and smells like diesel.

    The other amazing thing is that the block has a stamp (see attached photos) that says: 96H BO40. I understand that 96H is a designation for 1939 model year. The block looks identical to the block in my '39. The cylinders in the block I bought are the pre-1940 diameter. Also there are very faint numbers on the bell housing.

    I am guessing that this block was rebuilt at the factory. If anyone knows anything about blocks that have a stamping such as this please let me know.

    If you can could you post pictures showing a view of the side of the block. Also on the marking on the face where you mentioned it was a 1939 block the number next to that B0 040 it maybe that it was bored out to 040 over possibly I am just guessing.

    Thanks

    Frenchy

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