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  1. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: simplyconnected</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does this mean I can't have your Zephyr? </div></div> Unfortunately for me, (maybe good for you), yes you can! See this new thread: Forced to sell: 1941 Licnoln Zephry 4-dr sedan
  2. Well...my financial situation is such that I'm forced to sell my baby before I got a chance to really enjoy her. For those of you that have not seen her, click here: My new `41 Lincoln Zephyr Before I put it up on Craig's List and e-Bay, I thought I'd give the <span style="font-weight: bold">REAL</span> enthusiasts and lovers of Zephyrs first shot at this car. Before I bought the car, I got two independent appraisels, one at $24,150, and the other at $28,250, both back in July of last year, and have not done a thing to her except put about 200 miles on her and a new battery. She
  3. Well... ...there were indeed two unrelated problems causing the symptoms I described. 1st. The battery was a bad one.. Put a new battery in and she started right up...no hesitations at all. First problem solved. While running, we checked the spark for all 12 spark plugs and found them to all be in good working order. I earlier (at the mechanics recommendation) put some fuel stabilizer in the tank, since it hadn't been filled since January. So, the mechanic took off the air filter and started revving up the engine and spraying carburetor cleaner into it and revving the engine. It sounded like i
  4. V12Bill: I think you may have figured out the 2nd problem that may not be related to my battery problem. When I get the car into the shop tomorrow, we will try testing to see if I'm running on just one bank of cyclinders (that's exactly how I described the sluggishness to my wife when getting back from the shop yesterday). I'll keep my fingers crossed and let you guys know how this works out. I want to thank you both for the very quick and knowledgable solution scenarios you've put forth. I guess that's why I really like this forum! You guys are GREAT! Steve
  5. simplyconnected: First off, I'm not quite ready to admit defeat and sell my baby yet. Yes, the "generator" was charging on the way home (at least the guage was way over on the "C" side). I've gone out and tightened all of the connections and have set the charger on her again. When we tried starting her up after an hour of being parked, the starter turned, but was not able to crank the engine over. I had the charger hooked up to the battery for an hour and tried again after the charger showed the battery charged, and while still hooked up to the battery tried starting it agin, but would not tur
  6. Well...it's been a while since I've been on the site, and the Zephyr has been sitting for quite a while now becuase I was laid off in January, and all my plans for renovation were put on hold. The battery died just after the dash lights and speedodometer stopped working. The car also seemed to loose a lot of power while driving, as if the alternator wasn't charging. I took it in to a local restorer asking him to check for shorts under the dash and make sure all of the electrical was working properly. After paying $220 for diagnostics and a new 6-V battery, nothing seemed different. He said the
  7. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Johnpaul Ragusa</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I saw that car also. It sounded like he got a steal on it.</div></div> Yes...I did get a fantastic price on mine at $15,000. But I had to get two appraisels to get my loan, and both came in much higher (one at $28,700 and rated it as a class 3, the other came in at $32,000 and was rated it as a class 2). So you're asking price John Paul is not out of line at all...I just got one heck of a deal!
  8. Thanks for all of the suggestions and comments! It is greatly appreciated. Before I respond to some of your suggestions and remarks, I'm going to tell about the day my wife and I picked up the car back in August. We live in Whittier California, and the car was in Moorpark. That's about 90 miles away. Jim McGowan, whom we bought the car from, said that it smoked a little, but had never really driven the Zephyr more than a few miles at a time during the 10 years that he owned it, and suggested that I have the car flat-bedded to my house. Here's a picture of my wife Jill on the left, Jim McGowan
  9. Well...I just became a member not too long ago after purchasing my 1st classic car back in August. I've been in the automotive aftermarket for over 30 years, and have built over a hundred "new" project vehicles for SEMA and CES over the years, but this is my 1st classic! It is a 1941 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door 6-passenger sedan. It has 32,000 original miles. The car sat in storage for over 30 years before my friend bought it. He re-did the uphostery, headliner and carpet as those had rotted away, and did a good job of matching the fabric, pleats and buttons. But...everything else on this car is ori
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