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Sweet Lincolns guys hey c'mon some of the rest of you...it is an essential skill in 2012 to be able to operate a pc...picture loading

is as easy as clicking on the picture....all of your wives or kids have cameras, and would love to snap photos of that cool lincoln ..

so if you dont have the means,..ask them..lets see more.. c,mon Peech, Paul, Boz...Bill..How bout mr Cali new pres with the green 48!!

waste some bandwidth ..........its kinda cool...you post your car here..and you can show your friends / family..

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I had a passenger side head leaking water through the head gasket and showing up as a few drops of water between the head and block on the intake side, after removing it found it had warped somehow. Rather than having it surfaced again, I had an NOS head so bit the bullet and started the polishing process I use, dont even ask how many hours I have in it at this point.

Take one NOS aluminum head that was nearly black as coal from sitting, bead blast to have a starting place then take a DA sander and start with 80 grit, then 100 then 220 then 320, 400 and finally 600 paper. Work out all of the pitted areas or at least as much as possible, some of them will remain but you will not notice them. Then you spend the next several hours standing at your trusty buffer polishing. Oh yeah,,,I forgot, using your finger, with the same paper, start working down the inside of the spark plug holes. Once you get to the 600, then you can break out the felt wheels on an air grinder and go to town. Just a few more hours to finish up final polishing and it will be ready to bolt on.






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Here's the basic history of what I have learned about my 1941 Continental Cabriolet.

It's a mostly original, relatively un-molested car with only 84,000 miles on it.

It arrived without either of the two overdrive options that were available in 1941.

I am currently installing a Columbia Overdrive axle, but I don't expect to do a lot of touring on these CRAZY Texas highways!







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I love the unrestored pics. I can relate to them more, That 37 coupe across the pond is gonna be great, I cant wait to see it..I think the hot rod "scrape" crowd did us a big favor in promoting our favorite Zephyrs, which may help save some from oblivion and place them in the public consciousness again.

c,mon guys pictures...no freak is gonna see em and come over..(well , maybe a few, but they will probably have stuff you need!) post them..let see the raggy pics...

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The boom on my engine hoist wasn't long enough so had to remove (and replace) the engine over the starboard side. Actually it worked quite well.


The pictures of the maroon '38LZ are mine sent in by a friend who is very good with sending in pics. Soon as he tells me how he did it , I'll send in more

Larry Butcher

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Here are pics of my 1939 Zephyr Sedan. I just recently bought it from James Hetfield, the lead singer of Metallica. It's a pretty grey color with a deep blue dash and light blue upholstery. Seems to run cool with no smoke and good oil pressure. I'm a happy camper.post-93470-143141961159_thumb.jpg



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Here is what Im doing this summer. Got two V12 engines ready to build. The one without paint is for my 39 Coupe and the other one on the stand is for a friends 39 Sedan. We are rebuilding the engine for the 39 Sedan and rewiring,rebuilt the entire brake system,new exhaust,installing a Hot air heater. The floor pans had some weak places so I made some new pans and installed them also. We arent after a complete restoration here but just want a good driver. Hope to be finished in another month or so then I can get back to work on my 39 Coupe.












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Here's some before & after shots of Grandma's '41, plus a shot of one of Keith Lee's masterpiece steering wheels. Note the difference in wood grain color between the radio blank (original) and the dash. Oh well, I'm not going through that again. All that's left is to drop in the engine, but what engine?




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For some reason my post yesterday failed to publish. Here it goes again. Here's a couple of before-after shots, plus a picture of one of Keith Lee's masterpiece steering wheels newly mounted. Almost ready for an engine. Just have to figure out which one, the 49 Merc that came out or a V-12 that will take a lot of work and/or money.




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She's painted deep burgundy and is sitting win the air with a rebuilt engine getting ready to go in after some minor repairs to the frame and some brake upgrades. I'm putting disks on the front and rebuilding the suspension. The engine is getting finned a 2 carb intake (1940's aftermarket) with two LZ primary carbs. I still have to noodle out the air cleaner. I may install a fork for the generator and mount a vintage air system under the package tray and use a spare set of mark II AC vents in the headliner - it depends on how nicely I can work out the headlining. The Columbia axel is the bench. But I have no controls for it so I have to fine the correct setup and the shop is recommending I change the steering box to a vega box. The interior will be tan with leather seats sewn to the cloth pattern but otherwise stock looking - the wool is just too hot down here.

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I was actually thinking of leaving the axel, rebuilding the spring with new plastics, changing the shocks to modern ones and changing the steering box to the vega box but keeping the column stock. I need to figure out what to do for turn signals and the Columbia controls and I may be able to put the evaporator in the console and use the knockouts on the sides for AC vents but I am still noodling that one.

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