victorialynn2

Found! Need Air Intake Hose for '79 Lincoln Continetal TC

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Trying to locate one. Looks like this, but not sure if it's the same. Round on one side, rectangle on the other. Would appreciate any help!

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type in Silver State ford parts,   try them.  worth a shot

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Have you tried your local Lincoln dealer? My experience of Lincoln is they will not believe one of their heaps is still running after  8 years but you never know.

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2 minutes ago, Rusty_OToole said:

Have you tried your local Lincoln dealer? My experience of Lincoln is they will not believe one of their heaps is still running after  8 years but you never know.

Lol no but good idea. Thanks!

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Dealer has no clue and can't call the supplier or give me a number to call so I ordered the closest thing I could fine online. They are both for V8's and if not right I can return. It's actually for a Mustang but maybe I will get lucky.  Wish me luck!

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In many cases, the original should have a FoMoCo part number cast into it, on a flat surface.  Like E7LL-_____-__ format.  With that, you could do an online part number search.  PartsVoice.com is a vintage parts vendor, purchasing "obsolete" OEM parts from the OEMs when they discontinue them and still have stock.  It will require a free registration, but with that part/stamp number, that'll get you started  There could be some later part number changes, but that first part number is the key.

 

NOW . . . it is highly possible the same part did fit the Mustang!  Advertising it as a Lincoln part would turn many off when it was what they needed.  Going the other way, a Mustang part that fits a Lincoln is more marketable.

 

Happy Holidays!

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Please let us know if the part works.  I need the same thing for my 1977 Mercury, and have been looking without success trying to find a good one off a junkyard car.

 

By the way, given the age of your car, Lincoln dealers are useless.  I used to work on a friend's 1979 Mark V and tried my local Lincoln dealer at first as a parts source.  The dealer told me that Lincoln trashed all their parts records from 1979 and earlier, meaning that the dealer can't even look up a part unless its from 1980 or newer.

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Lincoln dealer laughed when I asked for help on a 10 year old town car.  I wonder how they sell those $70,000 jobs when they tell the customer not to expect it to run more than a few years. Maybe they don't tell them.

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On December 23, 2016 at 10:02 PM, superior1980 said:

Please let us know if the part works.  I need the same thing for my 1977 Mercury, and have been looking without success trying to find a good one off a junkyard car.

 

By the way, given the age of your car, Lincoln dealers are useless.  I used to work on a friend's 1979 Mark V and tried my local Lincoln dealer at first as a parts source.  The dealer told me that Lincoln trashed all their parts records from 1979 and earlier, meaning that the dealer can't even look up a part unless its from 1980 or newer.

It looks right! I think I outsmarted the parts Gods. The openings are the same size. 

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Even the ac works on this car. Also no vacuum leak for the lights. They stayed shut over two weeks. Will be on eBay soon!

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Victoria

So glad this all worked out for you, and thanks for sharing the information to make it all easier for those who read this that collect that era /make of car.

Your posts are great. Happy New Year

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1 minute ago, Walt G said:

Victoria

So glad this all worked out for you, and thanks for sharing the information to make it all easier for those who read this that collect that era /make of car.

Your posts are great. Happy New Year

You too Walt!

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Good luck on your eBay listing. I've noticed these model Linc's have been rising in price in the last few years. I had 3 Town Cars from the '70's back in the day. Very nice ride but they were too hard on gas for me.

 Happy New Years!!

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