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Nice pics guys....heres mine....just need a few little things to finish it...Radio face plate for one....post-103128-143142768173_thumb.jpg

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Mr. Kapp, I notice several things about your '39 Zephyr if you don't mind. I noticed the speedo transmission on the fire wall so I assume it has a Columbia at the rear. Then I noticed that your vacuum port behind the carb has a rubber hose that is suppose to go the the vacuum control mounted on the steering box. It looks disconnected. Can you help me with that? One other question please, I decided to have Jim Durall repair my Columbia vacuum control but don't have the cable that goes to the dash. Nor do I know where the knob that operates it goes on the dash. Can you help with that also? Thanks.

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Here are some early photos of my long gone 1939 Zephyr Convertible.

These were posted on the now defunct "Webshots" site.

Beautiful...

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These photos were evidently taken during a "work in progress" condition.

Notice that the throttle cable also is not connected.

The overdrive control cable splits into 2 cables. One goes to the axle control and the other goes to the speedometer compensator.

Nearly all the Columbia parts you will need are available at Columbia Two Speed Parts, Inc. <cite>http://www.columbiatwospeedparts.com/</cite>

The overdrive control knob is under the dashboard just below the starter button.

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Highest of the Heights - That's Our Lincolns!! The highest height in Cleveland,OH (Cuyahoga County) is Broadview Heights!!

Not driving much lately though. With the back axle off for new rear rubber body/spring isolators, and painting the bottom first time in 75 years, the Zeph is off the road for now. Gotta paint the bottom before putting the axle back in, (& new 220 line to garage for a bigger compressor, &...) But maybe it is not the soy bean plastic in the steering wheel that stinks - check out those holes in the cross member?!?!? Surprise-Surprise!

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Here's a shot of the interior of my 1939 Zephyr sedan. Hopefully a recast steering wheel is in its near future!

Peter

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This Zephyr belongs to LZOC Member Kenny Rogers in Alabama.It has V-12 , Columbia Two Speed, Radio and Hot Air heater.He drives and enjoys his Zephyr and so far he has logged over 30k miles since a total frame off restoration. Like he says, "If all you want to do is look at them ,its a lot cheaper to buy a picture of one".

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I'm confused regarding the spare tire mount on the 1939 Zephyr. When you fold out the spare on its mounting bracket, isn't the spare upside down? How do you unbolt the wheel from its carrier -- without lying down on the ground?

Peter

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When the spare tire is folded out of the trunk, it is to gain access to the contents of the trunk.

(It then makes a nice base for a picnic table. That's what we used it for.)

When the spare is needed, just remove the hubcap and the lug nuts, pull the spare out and leave the bracket in place.

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I am really envious of all these fine cars. Very nice.

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Thanks Phil, really simple when it's explained! I'm almost embarrassed to say I own a '39 Zephyr, and hadn't figured it out. But then, I haven't needed the spare either.

Peter

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