John_Mc

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About John_Mc

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  • Birthday 12/20/1952

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    Crystal Lake, IL
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    Old Lincolns

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  1. I need to ship 4 15" rims from Denver to Chicago in the next month, anyone heading this way? I'll pay for a tank of your gas..........provided its not a semi! 🙂 Thanks! 847-997-9944
  2. If you would enjoy seeing a REAL restoration program without all of the absurd timelines, tattoos, and unbridled arrogance from self appointed auto designers, take a look on YouTube at Roads Less Traveled, Restoring Cars. This is a fantastic program based out of Colorado. It is ideal for those of us who appreciate fine craftsmanship and warm sincere personalities. And you will never see a “restoration” out of a UPS truck. And by the way, zero commercials and zero promos at zero cost!
  3. Guys, I know of all the major carriers but I'd like to see if I can get a personal recommendation of someone who has had a good experience shipping a car. I need to ship a 1977 Lincoln Coupe from Sarasota FL to a point north of Chicago. Any input would be appreciated, thanks!
  4. Here is an extremely original convertible. 36,000 original miles, original paint chrome etc. All options work on the car including the AM-FM Stereo and even the clock! I have a brand new top cover that has never been on the car. This car will need a top, there is no top (motor works) and there is some rust in the body, floors and trunk floor henceforth the realistic price. It you are seeking show car, this is not the car. 390 2-V runs and drives beautifully, radio and all options work very well. What you are seeing is the original paint and chrome. Spectacular interior with beautiful buckets and console! Clean Illinois title in my name. Mechanically checked out and sounds, it needs nothing to enjoy as is, I must sell this car because I just purchased a Lincoln from Florida and I don't have the room for both cars. Call me for details, questions etc. @ 847-997-9944 I'm a very realistic hobbyist and will tell you what this car is all about. I'm open to any decent offer, this car needs to go. Thanks!
  5. Thanks guys, I should have written that I already have 4 antiques and am heavily involved in the hobby with local and national positions in the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club, so I have things to do. My interest is seeing what else I should look at with the extra time I now have. Thanks again!
  6. So after 42 years in the flooring business, I’ve reached God’s waiting room........retirement! Actually I’m really excited about my new life, and I’m looking for advice. I’m 66, in great health, live near Chicago and have a burning passion for antique cars. I guess I’d better if I’m here. Anyway, I’d like to do something with cars. I’ve thought about appraisals, car hauling, detailing or something I’ve not thought of as of yet. I’m free as a bird to travel, debt free, very personable and ambitious. Im not against partnering up with someone either. I’m not looking for a full time job, or to make a million dollars just want to enjoy life, meet interesting people and cars. Any ideas on where I should look? 847-997-9944 and thanks for any and all replies.
  7. fuel: gas odometer: 32000 title status: clean transmission: automatic type: convertible Here is an extremely original convertible. 32,000 original miles, original paint chrome etc. This car will need a top (motor works) and there is some rust in the body, henceforth the realistic price, $8,900 or the first reasonable offer. . Runs (390 2-V) and drives beautifully, radio and all options work very well. Spectacular interior with beautiful buckets and console! Call me for more details - 847-997-9944 Thanks!
  8. I’m sorry Jeff, I’m asking $8,900 or best offer. Drives me crazy when advertisers don’t put a price in the ad. There is a 1968 F-100 calling me and I don’t have the room for both of these. 😩
  9. odometer: 32000 title status: clean transmission: automatic type: convertible Here is an extremely original convertible. 32,000 original miles, original paint chrome etc. This car will need a top (motor works) and there is some rust in the body, henceforth the super low price. 390 2-V. Runs and drives beautifully, radio and all options work very well. Spectacular interior with beautiful buckets and console! Call me for more details and a ton more pictures - Call me to discuss 847-997-9944 Thanks!
  10. Just wait a month or so for the mud slides
  11. I’d go to a Farm & Fleet store and order a tube there. They have an amazing variety of tubes available I think due to all the needs of the farmer
  12. Im so sick of seeing these arrogant “self-appointed” butchers mutilate original cars! Wish to see REAL craftsmen at work? Go to “Roads Less Traveled” restoration shop on YouTube. No tramp-stamped bearded hillbillies with foul mouths.
  13. Colin, apparently the usual suspects with Lincoln Parts is having a very tough time finding a radiator based sending unit. Can you recommend a Willys dealer over hear that might have this sender??? Thanks in advance.
  14. Thanks Roy, I will do as you have outlined, but as Tom has described, I need to focus on a sending unit based on the radiator installation. I’m glad I disconnected the wire before I destroyed the gauge or had a fire. I’m going to plug the head port and drive this car. I have had a little smoking issue with this newly rebuilt motor and after speaking with the rebuilder he also suggested to get it out and drive under load and at a high rpm. I’m working on finding a radiator sender right now.
  15. Tom, thanks and i will go thru the steps you've outlined above as soon as I am able. In the meantime here i'm not sure how to interpret the results but here are the numbersfrom my tests today. The continuity tests were performed with the hot lead disconnected. Ohms 17.7 when cold Ohms 20.07 when hot Volts 3.24 when cold Volts 4.58 when hot Also, I discovered a broken wire from the output of the gauge to the sending unit; no wonder I was having no needle movement!!! . Once repaired I turned on the ignition switch and the needle did move slowly up towards HOT, in fact it pegged and HOT and beyond and fearful that I would burn out the gauge, disconnected the wire. It was similar to needle movement if I just grounded the hot lead. So now at least I have a gauge that apparently works and my sending unit must be the issue. Of course originally in 1937 the sending unit was in the radiator as opposed to the one I have now screwed into the head. I do not have teflon on the threads. I keep wondering if my gauge is not calibrated to work with a hood based sending unit.