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Hi,

 

who knows if Skip Haney in Florida is still in business? I tried to contact him via Email two days ago. Actually he answered within several hours but at the moment, no answer. I would like to send him my V12 coil but need new information about shipping and price. The last offer I have is really old ( 1.5 years ).

I can't call him because my English over the phone is not the best.

 

Tom

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You might try to reach him through the Ford Barn as he's been associated with them in the past.  He's usually a very busy guy, so might take some effort to contact him.  He's one of the few for Lincoln coil rebuilding and setup for the V12 distributors.  And his water pumps are the best rebuilt for the V12.  Since we lost Jake Fleming down in Dallas a while back it's not easy to find people with the equipment and know how to assist with these critical items to keep the cars running!

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Thanks for the advise.

Skip is the only one I know who can make these coils. Here no one can repair them. Actually in 2020 I wanted to send Skip my coil but then came Covid-19 and with it the problems with oversea shipping. Then came Christmas and lots of parcels where around and I was afraid in to lose the coil in the package crowds. And again a year was gone… and now I have to do it because the Lincoln is made for driving. The only alternative I know to Skip is to use one of these conversion kits. But they look not really nice and are even more expensive than a repair incl. shipping.

I will try it again with Skip. How can I make it via Ford Barn?

 

Tom

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Skip's prices have not changed yet, but shipping charges may have changed depending where you live.

 

E-Mail is the best way to contact him, he is very busy and does not monitor the Ford Barn Forums. He will make an occasional post on there.

 

Here is a link to the Ford Barn   https://www.fordbarn.com/

 

You have to register to post questions on the Forum. For Lincoln Zephyr questions, you should use the "Early V8" Forum.

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As an alternative you might want to try Jerry Richman @774-218-1200 mass time. I just installed his rebuilt updated water pumps (bigger impellers) at $200 ea. They are working great. He told me he's doing the coils now. I think he said he learned from Skip on how to do them. I also installed two of his reworked condensers, they work great.

I'm thinking about trying out one of his coils & also let him rework my spare distributor. Need to get this stuff while we can!

So far been happy with Jerry's rebuilds. Todd Calder recommended him to me. All being LZOC members (I just recently re-joined after a long absence). Not trying to take anything away from Skip only trying to list an alternative, we all can use these with these old cars! Good luck!

 

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Hi Tom, I did not see one listed on his add. Probably not, I think he said he just turned 83. He didn't want me to put the phone on "speaker" as he didn't think he would be able to hear as well. 

Also be conscious of the Massachusetts time zone!

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Hi,

 

thank you. Ah, I see. Well, my problem is that I am not very good with my English over the phone... Face to face or via Email it is "ok".

 

So I will still see how it works with Skip, will try it via Ford Barn since I get no answer with my emails.

Tom

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If you can't find Skip, Philbin Manufacturing in Portland, OR, AKA "Flathead Doctor" fixes V-12 coils and distributors.  .They fixed my distributor.  You could also try replacing coils with a plate and use external coils.  Philbin also has a kit to replace points with solid state.

Abe

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Thank you, Abe.

Yes, I have seen these conversion kits. If I will have no other chance, I have to use this.

 

But have seen today this Email on Skips website: rus@fordcollector.com I have tried it there, also. Perhaps this works. If not, I will try it via Ford Barn ( have just seen that I am registered there since 10 years... ).

 

Tom

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Skip helps all of us in need with the delicate repairs of the V12 engines.  He seems to be one of the few remaining doing repairs.  We lost Jake Fleming some time ago, and not many are picking up the trade as the demand might be waning from other times.  If the V12s are to remain running properly the ignition systems will need further repairs and in some cases replacement.  None of us are fans of Henry Ford for not simplifying the components and engineering of these engines, but they are the heart and soul of the Lincolns.  The dozen or so years of their being installed in the vehicles speaks loudly of them, but those who own them also struggle in a time frame when few original parts are available.  Back in that day and time at least there were car dealers and repair shops that supported them.  So give Skip time to help you as he's probably overloaded!   

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I am always glad about persons who can still help us with this old stuff. As you can see, here we have no one, who can repair these coils. I owned a 1912 Cadillac and two valve springs broke. Here was no company who wanted to make these springs. I found then “House of springs” in Wisconsin. Or got valves for our 1918 Hudson from Egge.

Or ignition parts for the 1912 Cadillac by an old man who collected these old ignition parts. I have bought there around the year 2000.  

 

With Skip, I have waited now two years to send him the ignition coil… so I have no reason to rush him. I am glad, when the coil reaches him and when I have it back. I have no idea how much time it will take.

 

Kind regards

 

Tom

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