Ted L.

1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V - Fluttering Hood

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When traveling at speeds over 50 mph the front corners of the hood lift up and vibrate/flutter.  I've adjusted the posts under the corners to be sure they are in place and locate the top of the hood to match the top edge of the fender.  Is there something I'm missing, is there a solution out there?  All help appreciated, thanks, Ted

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If the corner posts are touching the hood when closed. (measure with modeling clay)

Could be that the center latch needs adjusting up or down.

I am assuming that its not the hood itself being rusted away from its mounts.

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Super, didn't think of the center latch, thank you!  I'll let you know how the next step works, Ted  (the car has 33,000 miles on it and there is no rust on the car.)

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Thank you all for your insights, the Lincoln will not go fast or anywhere until this issue gets fixed.  I'll be sure to let you know the results, going to the shop next week.  Ted

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Thanks to all of you who commented, I finally (I hope) found out the answer.  There are 9 rubber support devices for the hood; 4 in front, 4 in back by the hinges and 1 in the middle of the cowl just below the rear of the hood.  5 rubber pieces were still in place (4 in front and the center 1 in the rear)  I found one of our vendors offered the items I needed, I purchased all 9 of them.  The 4 rear locations all have missing rubber, the front two on the fenders and front two at very front of the hood have original rubber.

 

 I am very disappointed in  Classique Cars Unlimited (parts@classiquecars.com) in that they charged me $25.00 to ship the pieces of rubber (hardly much more than a pound at most),  shipping from Florida to Utah can hardly exceed $7.00. 

 

I was referred to their website policies when I complained.  A word of caution, as the price of your items goes up so does your shipping cost.  I will not again purchase from them unless there is no other vendor that has what I need.

 

Again, thank you all for your help and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Ted

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The shipping scam is a common problem. Some places suck you in by advertising low prices then make it up on shipping charges. In some cases it may be justified if special crating and packaging is needed, and some things are heavy and bulky and cost a lot to ship. But not if it involves tossing the parts in an envelope and pasting on some stamps.

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36 minutes ago, Ted L. said:

 I am very disappointed in  Classique Cars Unlimited (parts@classiquecars.com) in that they charged me $25.00 to ship the pieces of rubber (hardly much more than a pound at most),  shipping from Florida to Utah can hardly exceed $7.00. 

 

PLEASE report them to Hemmings Motor News,

where they advertise.  Scurrilous vendors cannot

advertise there if sufficient people report them.

I had the same occurrence with that vendor, though

mine was even worse:  $50 to ship a door-lock actuator,

a small device which one could hold in his hand.  They

tried to conceal the intentional overcharge by quoting

them item WITH shipping, and it was only revealed 

when I requested a break-down of the price.  Then they

hung up on me twice when I complained to them.

 

We car fans need to stick together to support good companies

and weed out the others.

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At John's suggestion I sent the following email to Hemings Motor News

I belong to The Lincoln Forum and just found out I'm not the only person upset with Classic Cars Unlimited,  parts@classiquecars.com,   I understand they advertise in your magazine and I want you to know about what happened earlier today.  I purchased 9 small replacement pieces of rubber each smaller than a 50 cent piece being shipped from Florida to Utah.  The box, with the items, can not weigh Two pounds and is probably less than a pound.  Their items did not seem cheap but they were what I needed.  I complained about my shipment being charged $25 to ship and they simply referred me to their web page.

 

Another forum member just sent me the following:

I had the same occurrence with that vendor, though mine was even worse:  $50 to ship a door-lock actuator, a small device which one could hold in his hand.  They tried to conceal the intentional overcharge by quoting them item WITH shipping, and it was only revealed when I requested a break-down of the price.  Then they hung up on me twice when I complained to them. 

 

Rusty O'Toole a Forum Manager listed the following comments for all of the members to read.

 

"The shipping scam is a common problem. Some places suck you in by advertising low prices then make it up on shipping charges. In some cases it may be justified if special crating and packaging is needed, and some things are heavy and bulky and cost a lot to ship. But not if it involves tossing the parts in an envelope and pasting on some stamps."

 

I'm asking you to consider the ethics of this business, in my opinion they have no place in your magazine.

 

Thank you,

 

Ted Lazenby

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6 hours ago, Ted L. said:

At John's suggestion I sent the following email to Hemings Motor News

I belong to The Lincoln Forum and just found out I'm not the only person upset with Classic Cars Unlimited...  

 

That is excellent, Ted.  However, you should correct 

the spelling of that company's name, and maybe indicate

their location in Mississippi, to clearly identify them.

There may be plenty of companies spelling the name

"Classic," but only one spelling it "Classique."  Thank you 

very much!

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Its shipping AND HANDLING,

Just like 'as seen on tv'

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Many pieces that I have sold cost more to package than to ship.  Shipping and Handling is a normal business charge, just like a percentage added to a repair bill for shop supplies.

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Didn't say S&H was bad or rong just be aware, main reason I don't use RA is their terrible return (even if defective) policy.

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John, thank you for the email review, I just sent the following update to Hemmings Motor News

 

Please update the email I just sent to you, I gave you information that was in error.  The company is located in Mississippi and their proper name is Classique Cars Unlimited,  parts@classiquecars.com.
 
 
As for Tinindian's comments I agree with him, I too have shipped items that cost more to ship that the item is worth.  I have no problem charging or paying an appropriate fee; the issue here is gouging because they can.  With shipping and HANDLING this fee does not come close to the expense they charged.

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