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Features 1949 Lincoln Cosmo

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by skidmarc, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. shooter6
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 126


    I just saw this thread & you may have figured this out, but I believe the 3 &1/2 front 5 rear, you mentioned while discussing the suspension, is the measurement thats normally used for chopping the top. Could you have possibly confused that with the suspension lowering? Cool ride by the way!
  2. Honestly, I doubt very much that he is confused between lowering a cars suspension and chopping a top.
    Is there anyone out there that gets that confused?? :eek:
  3. skidmarc
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 27


    I've now change those measurements on my opening post. I did mean suspension but for the life of me not sure why I had 5", I think I read it somewhere for a mercury. After measuring the car I could lower the front 2 1/2" and the rear 3" - 3 1/2". That would put the chassis rails around 4 1/2" off the road. Of course once I put 6+ people in it it will be significantly lower. I have since found out for those that are interested that the spindle uprights and steering arms on the big Cosmo are the same as the smaller mercury which would allow me to use Fatman or jamco parts to lower whilst retaining stock spring height for ride comfort. According to the factory workshop manual only brakes, springs and sway bar are different between 49-51 Merc and Lincoln range.

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  4. skidmarc
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 27


    Thought I'd put a few photos up. The car has now been vinned for the New Zealand car system. I have found a lot of cracks in the frame so the frame is coming out to be repaired soon. I have temporarily put some 46 pickup rims and caps on the car because I had a good set of 205/16 pickup tyres lying around. I have also received the 3x2 Austin industries intake from Ken. This is an open plane design and incorporates the filler, breather and fuel pump. I will have to mount the generator to the side. I have bought a few gauges, spare dash parts, trunk lock etc aswell as two more engines thanks to Hamber Cafone.



  5. lincolnlog
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 186

    from Arizona

    Any additional Info on that manifold? I'd be interested in one for sure!!!!
  6. skidmarc
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 27


    Hi Lincolnlog 337 manifolds are now available from H&H Flatheads. I think mike is reproducing all of Kens manifolds. 4bbl, 2x2 and 3x2. I think he may even be getting ready to produce heads.
  7. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 425


    I am surprised at how much I like the white version of Ronald Reagan. I would tidy up all the gaps and panels, lower a little and have several versions of hub caps for when the mood strikes. I would run radials just to improve the handling of the big boat, gas shocks and maybe bigger sway bars too.
  8. j.piggs
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 4

    from spokane

    here's my 1950

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  9. Cosmo 51
    Joined: Feb 17, 2019
    Posts: 5

    Cosmo 51

    I realize this is an old thread, but I just picked up the 51 Cosmo. All original. Runs and drives great! My problem is the hydrolic windows. I’m thinking of doing the electric conversion. Does anyone know of a supplier or what electric motor set up would work out the best?
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