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I am coming close to the end of a restoration on my '48 LC coupe. My new interior is in my basement gathering dust waiting to be installed and the last major thing left to do is to detail the engine compartment. The current engine was redone by a previous owner so I know nothing about it. Since I am wanting to detail the e compartment I want to pull the engine and thought that if I was going to the bother of pulling the engine why not have a fresh one to put back in. I found the find of a life time. A block already prepared. boiled out and cleaned, align bored and bored out .20 over, crank already dressed, it comes with all the bearings,cam shaft bearings already installed and new hardened valve seats. I need pistons, rings, gasket set, oil pump, valves, lifters and water pumps. I want to use high capacity water pumps and oil pump. The latter is where the experienced LZOC friends come in. What is the best place or places to go for these items? I thank you in advance for your advice. Glenn Lorei (b6vt)

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Glenn: Your best advisor is Earle O. Brown. Reach him thru his ad in the LZOC vendors section of this webpage. The best.

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My wife and I visited AACA Forum member Frenchy Dehoux in Tempe, Arizona in November, 2009 on our way to the Santa Maria LZOC swap meet.

Frenchy was just finishing rebuilding a V-12 for a customer in Tucson, but hadn't run it yet.

He subsequently put a video of the engine runing on YouTube (which I am unable to view because of my archaic dial-up phone connection).

Here are some photos of Frenchy's V-12 powered 1932 Ford street rod and the V-12 he just finished rebuilding.

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Thanks Phil for posting pictures of my garage and pictures of Harold Norton's motor and pictures of my 1932 Hot Rod Lincoln. The motor has being installed back in January and a few weeks ago they took the car for a test drive.

Thanks

Frenchy

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Glenn, The only thing I would add is to be careful about the pistons you buy. Usually the shop that does the boring will have the pistons on hand and bore/hone to fit. High capacity water pumps can be supplied by "Skip" Haney Water Pumps

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Glenn, Regarding Frenchy's engine stand:

It appears that Frenchy has drilled a piece of angle iron to fit the exhaust manifold bolt holes and welded it to his engine stand. He has also added a gusset between the upright and the horizontal base for extra stability.

Frenchy's design looks very good to me and enables access to the front and back of the engine while relieving the problem of the extended length of the V-12.

Nice work, Frenchy!

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Edited by Phil Knapp (see edit history)

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Is anyone interested for me to make the angle brace that bolts on the exhaust side of the block as seen in these pictures. Let me know

Thanks !!

Frenchy

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Sorry I see this post is a bit old but I will try yes could you please my ph num is 847 783 0525 Humberto call me please

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