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  1. Did a Google search and came up with: http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Parts Cars/Lincoln/1939 Lincoln 1/1939 Lincoln Parts Car 1.html There may be a speedometer in the car, can't tell from the photos.
  2. I agree with intake valve open, do a compression check to verify and find the cylinder causing it.
  3. The 39 Ford did not have vent windows, there were accessory "wing" windows available. The 1947 Lincoln and Continental both have vent widows, so there was no need for the "wings'. You could probably fit the 39 Ford "wings" on a 1947 Lincoln, by making your own brackets and mounting hardware, but I doubt that they will fit out of the box, the structure and size of the doors is too different.
  4. If I understood your problem, here is what I do. I usually put the wires in the conduit (tubes) before connecting them to the cap. The wires without the ends installed fit through the conduit easier. Start with the longest and then the next longest until all of the wires are in the conduit. Then I cut the ends that are going into the cap to make all of the wire ends going to the spark plugs the same length. Next, I solder the ends that go into the cap to the wires.
  5. John, I will assume that your battery is fully charged and is in good condition and that you have cleaned the battery cables and posts. Connect your volt meter COM lead to the NEG battery post and the + lead to the starter terminal. Crank the engine with the ignition OFF. The meter should read 0.3Volts or less while cranking the engine. If the reading is higher, you have excess resistance in the circuit. If the reading is higher than 0.3V, move the + lead of the meter back to the starter cable side of the solenoid and repeat the test. The meter should read 0.2V or less. If it does, replace the cable to the starter. If the reading is higher, move the + lead to the battery side of the solenoid and repeat the test. The meter should read 0.1 V or less. If it does, replace the solenoid. If it is higher, replace the cable from the battery. Now that you have the battery side of the circuit in good condition, you need to check the ground circuit. Connect the + lead of the meter to the POS terminal of the battery and the COM lead to a mounting bolt of the starter. Crank the engine and read the meter. It should read 0.1V or less. A higher reading means excess resistance in the grounding circuit. Move the COM lead to the point where the grounding strap is connected to the engine and repeat the test. If the reading is now 0.1V or less the starter is not grounded to the engine correctly. Remove the starter and clean the mounting surface of the starter and the oil pan and repeat the test. If the reading is still high, replace the grounding strap.
  6. The serial number is stamped on the left (driver's side) frame rail near the steering box mount. Most serial numbers are there, but you may have to search the left frame from the body mount to the front cross member. These numbers may not be stamped very deep, so be careful when cleaning. Use Evapo-Rust to help clean the rust. There were wooden boards under the pedals on the driver's side and on the passenger side. Dennis Carpenter may still have some. IMHO it would not be worth the effort to try to restore the car. If the frame is solid, it would make a good Rat Rod with repairs to the floor and safety items. Front fenders and grills show up on E-bay occasionally. The front fenders on a 1940 Mercury are the same as the 1939, the 1939 rear fenders have a smaller wheel opening and different openings for the tail lights from the 1940. Rear fenders rarely show up on E-Bay. Your wheel hubs are not stock 1939 as it would have the wide 5 bolt pattern like the Volkswagen. You will need a special hub puller in order to remove the rear hubs.
  7. I have no idea of where to install a dipstick on the pan of a V-12, but I think that I would start with the boss and tube for a V-8. They are available from most suppliers of Ford parts. The area where the bobber lives, might be a good place to start. I still believe that the bobber is the best solution for the V-12.
  8. That system may work OK for some, but all I can think of is the mess that will occur when you remove the dipstick tube from the drain plug. The fitting that is left on the drain plug will direct the oil to the passenger side of the car instead of letting the oil drain directly below the plug or slightly to the rear of the car. The bobber system should work well if installed correctly and changing the oil regularly will allow you to monitor the condition of the oil.
  9. Some of the parts for that car can be sold if you don't make a rat rod out of it. If the rear fenders are solid, they will sell for $100 or more. The same can be said for the front fenders and hood. 39 Mercury parts are hard to find, but there is not much demand for them, so prices can change quickly when someone needs the part. What is the general location of the car?
  10. Agree and the wheels originally were the Wide 5 used on the 36-39 Ford products. It may have been changed over to the 5lugs on a 5.5 diameter circle. You will have to clear the debris so you can see the drums to determine this. I can't see the rear drum in the photo clear enough to determine the rear wheel size.
  11. You are asking for an opinion, here is mine. I would not use both, I would remove the Columbia as they can be more troublesome than the OD transmission. The sweet spot of the V-12 is between 2000 and 2500 if I remember correctly. So I would drive it t9o keep it it that range on the highway.
  12. I am going to give you my opinion about your questions. The 41 may have a Columbia or an overdrive. I prefer the reliability of the overdrive transmission. Any oil pump provided by Ford as original equipment is adequate ti oil the engine. A clean block and radiator should cool your engine in light traffic or road conditions. The hydraulic power windows are more reliable than the electric motor type. If your pump is rebuilt, the system flushed and refilled with hydraulic fluid and the wiring replaced with a newer harness, you should have no or little problems with the windows.
  13. Call Boose-Herrel before you order the tank. Some questions to ask are: Is it a direct fit? Some repro tanks require some modifications in order to install them. Will my original sending unit work? Most repro tanks will not take the original KS sending unit, you have to use the aftermarket resistive type sending unit that is inaccurate or modify the tank with the sending unit flange from your tank. Does it have baffles to reduce sloshing? Fuel sloshing in the tank can cause driveablity problems What kind of rust protection does it have? You must be satisfied with the corrosion protection as fuel with Ethanol is more corrosive than the fuel that was prevalent when your car was manufactured. On this side of the pond, we have services like Gas Tank Renu that will remove or convert all of the rust in your tank and then coat it with a material that is like a bladder. You might look for a similar service in the UK. IMHO it is a better solution than most repro tanks.
  14. Drive your Lincoln. The more you drive it the more reliable it will be. You cannot find out what is not working correctly unless you use it. There are several members of the LZCO and the LCOC that drive their cars on long tours and there are also the ones that trailer their car so they can enjoy power steering and AC. IMHO drive your Lincoln and enjoy it. Keep it stock and well maintained and it will be fun to drive. It does not drive like a KB or a Pierce-Arrow but is similar in power and handling to other middle to high priced cars that were new at the same time.
  15. Check out the Secretary of State website for historic plates. https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-96435_1595_52364-205712--,00.html
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