Jim Ayres

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About Jim Ayres

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  • Birthday 10/26/1950
  1. Is there any club or meeting place for Southern California Mercury owners other than the Cougar Clubs? I have nothing against Cougars, I love 'em, but I never seem to see many of the other Mercury models at any of the Ford or Cougar shows.
  2. Hi Dennis You can get an authenticity manual here: LCOC Authenticity Manuals
  3. I received an answer from a friend of a friend who is a former Lincoln dealer. Here's what he said: Jim: Those "window glass" pieces are indeed for license plates. This kit is for the plastic covers only; they were intended to be used in conjunction with a set of Lincoln accessory license frame holders. The metal frame holds them in place. I'm told these were made in different sizes, as license plates were not uniform in size from state to state in those years. The different size kits have a different letter suffix for each size. Yours has no letter on the wrapper; maybe it was "size #1". California plates, for example, prior to the 1956 series were a larger size with rounded corners. So there were differences in plate sizes even within the same state based on vintage. The BH parts prefix number was first used in 1953, but these plate covers probably had an application spread for more than one year. The yellow and green wrapper was used through circa 1957. Those HDK kit part number prefixes were used around the mid-'50's. Gary S.
  4. Phil, for some reason I can't enlarge the attachment to read it. Thanks for posting, but I don't think it's what I was looking for anyway. Mssr. Bwatoe, That's a good start for the forties, thanks!
  5. Thanks Jim. Just to clarify, were those the Accessory Brochures that you checked, or the regular brochures?
  6. Can someone here explain the Ford/Lincoln part numbering system for the forties and fifties? Thanks.
  7. I believe this to be a license plate shield, but not sure. Also, unsure of the year. It measures 13 1/2"x6 1/2". Does anyone here have an accessory brochure, or MPC, that shows this? Thanks.
  8. Glad you guys liked it. The script probably exists somewhere in someones collection. I also found a filmstrip titled "The Exclusive Story of the 1965 Lincoln Continental" which I've posted along with the Zephyr filmstrip. I realized that I already had the script to that filmstrip in the form of a 'Retention Bulletin', confidential and for salesmen only. One day I'm going to do a voice over for the '65 filmstrip using that retention bulletin. Cecil, great job so far on the Zephyr! I also like your choice of colors on the Mustang.
  9. Hi All I don't post here often, but I obtained a 1936 Lincoln Zephyr salesman's training filmstrip and wanted to share it with you. It doesn't have the original sound, but I've added some good music to it. Enjoy! 1936 Lincoln Zephyr
  10. Good luck finding anything out about the luggage. Here's a thread I started regarding luggage: http://forums.aaca.org/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/452423#Post452423
  11. Gee, I guess info about the luggage is hard to come by. Anyway, I found another piece of "Zephyrweight" luggage that is different than George Trickett's. I would still be interested in seeing any ads or brochures with pictures or mention of luggage.
  12. Here's some luggage for 1949. This looks closer to what I have. Click on the picture to enlarge.
  13. Thanks for your reply Bill. I was thinking that at some point between '36 and '48 the design of the luggage was changed, as it was changed between the '60s and '70s. And I do realize that I only have two of the three pieces. I would just like to confirm the year that the change was made. It would be great if someone had a brochure that described the luggage. Could it be that the luggage I have is Post War?