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Projects New Ride '38 Zephyr v12

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Commodoreswab, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,206


    Nice ride. Beautiful lines for sure.
  2. Stooge
    Joined: Sep 9, 2015
    Posts: 492


    Just wow! Such a beautiful car, and luxury interior that looks like you could just sink into it a great pair with the speedster and will make for a damn cool tow vehicle!
  3. that's just pure badass !!!
  4. So far we have made it from the Bay Area to Houston, time to rest up a few days before the next haul to the FL Keys.
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  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,046


    Good Eye!
  6. haileyp1014
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 930

    from so cal

    Super cool but too many doors
  7. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
    Posts: 578


    Looks to be awesome condition, definitely try to get the engine check out

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  8. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,671

    Atwater Mike

    Beauty unrivaled. ("Too many doors???" Someone doesn't understand 'classic philosophy')
    When arriving home and getting 'situated',

    1) check oil, if there is coolant at bottom of dipstick, remove oil pan plug, drain coolant from bottom of oil pan, 'til oil runs out...replace plug, top off with cheap oil for test.

    2) Make certain engine will crank over by starter.

    3) Prepare to remove spark plugs, disconnect coil wire.

    4) Crank engine over a few turns, now remove 6 spark plugs, tapping each one on palm of your hand. You are looking for water drops...
    Crank engine again, remove next 6 plugs, repeat process, chalk-mark whichever cyl.(s) show drops.
    If drops are found,top off coolant (water) and use a radiator pump and pressurize radiator 6 PSI, now with plugs out, crank engine and watch for water at spark plug bores. (Bingo?)
    Remove head(s) and look for gasket leakage, pray for no cracks.
    If a slight crack is found in block, (minimal) sometimes a good 'Block/Head sealer will work. (water glass is best...)
    Naysayers will deny that this can work, but I've repaired more than a few like last 1,2 seasons 'til I could pull down for full rebuild.
    Please try this, and keep us informed?
    Your Lincoln Zephyr is beyond 'admiration'!
    Not 'too many doors', either...
  9. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,618


    Hey Alex, You look awful young to be driving in that one picture. I don't know how your legs reach the pedals! lol Seriously, looks like you have your son interested in cars at an early age. Good for you. Good luck on your build.
  10. ???????????? Apparently they do not know what a Lincoln is. Luxury and top of the line class. Almost equaling a Rolls Royce.
  11. Thank you Mike, I just found out my gma died last night I saw her just before I started this trip back to the east coast. When I saw hew I felt it might be anyway but you never know. Keeping this car running is my way of carrying on their legacy. I have thought about a roofrack and visor even. I plan to RUN this car and give it a new breath on life.
  12. Sorry to hear about your grandma. This car will be a nice way to remember your grandparents.
  13. beater40
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 79


    Very nice car, I was just playing with a visor on my 37 Lincoln and it looks the part, not sure about roof racks, looks elegant just like it is

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  14. Say "No" to roof racks. Not once, not ever.
    And definitely not on that car.
  15. Yeah roof racks are a bad idea. Now that I actually have her home and off the trailer I can see that easily, a luggage rack might be different though and was an original accessory although there is no chance of finding one. I have found 2 pairs (different) of windwings in the car and an original radio. I haven't been able to find any spark unfortunately so Im going thru the dist now.
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  16. Doing a little cleanup 20190213_175457.jpg

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  17. As an update the other day I was able to get her started. As I don't have the alternator set up I have no fan belt and thus no cooling so she just runs a short time. There is a nice bit of rattle in her that I believe is just a lifter a little stuck. I don't know if I am getting water in the oil yet which is what was "said" about the car but nobody knew for sure. My Grandpa had many cars and nobody knew much about this so I'm doing a bit of discovery. The motor just dies when you step on the gas, last night I tore off the carb and it is soaking right now for good reason. After running it for a little while the noise has gone away. Now to reassemble the carb and start flushing the engine with fresh oil and finish lights
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  18. ^^^^^^Now that Sir is Lincoln class.
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  19. ^^^^^what he said
  20. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 881


    That is one beautiful piece of art. Go bless your grandfather for keeping it so nice. Please see the generator mount it doesn't look like it is bolted up properly. Good luck

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