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Custom "1941 Lincoln Racecar"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nailhead dodge roadster, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Nailhead dodge roadster
    Joined: Jun 28, 2004
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    Nailhead dodge roadster
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    from Cheney Wa

    So I was surfing around looking for a model T project when I saw this listed on one of the sites. It was listed as a "1941 Lincoln Racecar" but looks more like an unfinished or "restoration started" custom. Best I can tell it was suposed to be a mid engine flathead hooked to who knows what kind of transmission set up.

    Anyone ever seen this car before?
     

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  2. Nailhead dodge roadster
    Joined: Jun 28, 2004
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    Nailhead dodge roadster
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    from Cheney Wa

    I don't known this car, nor do I plan on owning it. If you want contact info I can pass it along. Just found it interesting in a "WTF is that...." kinda way.
     
  3. Nailhead dodge roadster
    Joined: Jun 28, 2004
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    Nailhead dodge roadster
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    from Cheney Wa

    wow, an old car this ugly and no one has a comment?
     
  4. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    rustydusty
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    You could try Geoff Hacker at "Forgotten Fiberglass".
     
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  5. leadhead51
    Joined: Mar 25, 2011
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    leadhead51
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    from ontario

    my mom always told me ,if you have nothing nice to say,don't say anything at all!
     
  6. Ravenwood
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    Ravenwood
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    from Texas

    I remember this car. I saw it race at Sebring in the mid-sixties. It was an awful shade of orange. It finished between two Chaparrals. Not bad,eh?

    Not Jim Hall's Chaparrals, though... two chaparral bushes off the course between turns five and six. Lap one. Everyone wondered how the blooming thing got there in the first place. Not the "Lincoln",... the chaparral plants. And they weren't blooming. They had been smuggled in from California with a shipment of funny weed the week before.

    Or was it me with the funny weed? Did this happen at all? Martha! Bring me my meds!
     
  7. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    ZomBrian
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    from in IN

    They used to be the thing to do...ala 1960
     

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  8. Simon
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Simon
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    from London, UK

    I now own this car and it is being shipped to the UK. I have further information on its history and am in the process of setting up a blog to tell the story and show the rebuild. Coming soon at https://www.lincolnzephyrspecial.com
     
  9. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Interesting aero... not. I think it would have looked and worked better if the body was turned 180 over the chassis, putting the low tail up front! Gary
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Simon
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 137

    Simon
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    from London, UK

    I have some original picture of when it was first found in 2003 and previous history. It was found with rear fender skirts

    I have the engine bay cover and one of the bespoke wheel covers for the front wheels to allow more air into the front drums
     
  11. Simon
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 137

    Simon
    Member
    from London, UK

    All the parts are 1938 to 1941 Lincoln and there has been quite an expense on the build, the chassis has be shortened and all the body work is brazed and leaded
     

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