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  1. Not bad idle, but sluggish acceleration can be bad coil on one side. There are two coils in one assembly, one for each side of the engine. Pull a plug wire off on one side of engine and hold close to plug with insulated pliers. Have some one start the car and see if there is a spark. If no spark, try the plug beside it. If still no spark, then the coil that serves that side of engine is dead. If there is spark on that side of engine, then try the same on the other side of the engine. I had this happen on my car. One side of the coil assembly went dead. Just something to try first before a big
  2. After bench bleeding, leave the nipple, tubing and fluid in place. Take it out of the vice and mount on car. Remove the nipple and screw in the brake line. Bleed brakes as normal, starting with the furthest brake. Make sure to keep fluid topped up in master while bleeding lines. When done make sure there is enough fluid in master, then install lid to keep out moisture.
  3. 1938 lincoln zephyr speedometer, working, with trip odometer adjuster and original paint. $1800.
  4. I might buy a 37 ford with a V8-60. I might pull that engine and put in a V8-85 drive line. Is there a demand for the V8-60 by certain groups (TROG etc.)
  5. Some one in the past had tack welded the bottom of the window channel where the screws are supposed to be. I ground off the welds and was able to slide the mechanism down between the channel and the inner door skin. I ground off the rivets on the mechanism, pulled the pieces apart and replaced the spring. I then put the pieces together and tacked the rivets on the side that I had ground off. All is back together and working again. Thanks Dave
  6. Yah, I have removed all that stuff. There is a lip on the mechanism that doesn't want to go by the window channel. I will try again today.
  7. The door latch spring on my 39 coupe broke. I removed the door panel and the screws holding the latch assembly. I can't seem to get the assembly past the window channel so I can remove the assembly for spring replacement. The window channel is tack welded at the bottom and top. Does the window channel have to be moved to get the door latch assembly out? Thank you in advance. Dave
  8. After a lot of setbacks the 37 finally moves under it's own power for the first time since 1958! Thanks to all for your helpful comments. Dave
  9. Engine is back together and ready to go back in the 37. Hope all goes better this time.
  10. According to "The Cars of Lincoln Mercury" 1942 #'s are from H129691 to H136254. Then for 1946 the first 1,797 units through serial # H138051 were powered by 1942 engines. 1942 was last year for 3 window coupes. Being a hot rod, someone changed the front clip to 1946.
  11. They advertise in our Canada wide newspaper "Old Autos" as classic engine experts. I suppose classic means engines from the 60's and newer.
  12. Just an update if anyone is interested as to what happened. The builder took the engine back and over the course of 5 months machined the deck, installed new pistons, bearings and gaskets, cleaned crank and installed new core plugs all at no charge. I got the engine back and took the pan off to install the rear main bearing oil drain. Noticed that 6 of the pistons were installed backwards and the rod numbering did not match the cylinder numbering. Told builder who was very apologetic and will be supplying gasket set for me. I have taken pistons and rods out and re-installed properly. All T slo
  13. Got one from Alan Whelihan. Thanks for your help.
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