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Old 07-14-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default Yes, they are still out there NUMBER 2

Drug another Car out of storage (barn) that was parked in 1982, picked up a 1939 Sedan Lincoln Zephyr. Ceiling was starting to fall down and rock wool insulation and pieces of sheet rock had fallen on top of car. All the tires were flat, I took air compressor and aired up. Took four of us to roll car ( very heavy compared to early V8's and model A's ) Pulled up in trailer with winch and home we came, unloaded Saturday evening and had several people came over and inspected old car. Yesterday afternoon I removed plugs and put automatic transmission fluid in all cylinders ( 12 ) and let set until late evening. My son and I went to garage and I placed car in 2nd gear and we rocked car, got the engine to turn over. I also drained oil and put a gallon of diesel in car and will drain out today. Going to remove carb and distributor and clean/inspect/lube. Still have not got trunk open, no key, locksmith maybe today, hope full of 39 silver dollars!!!! Will go for a start later this week.
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Original heads and have additional intake, several carbs came with car
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Have air filter, fender skirts, extra wheel drum, and coil.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
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Great Find!!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #3
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Great find. How much did it set you back?
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:38 AM   #4
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Looks like a nice solid car..keep us posted on the start up.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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WOW, what a find! Looks great. Keep us posted on your progress...
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:35 AM   #6
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awesome find. Congratulations.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:01 AM   #7
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Good you found it when you did. Not much damage.
Will make a great driver.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #8
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The next time you go barn shopping,take me with you. Very nice!
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:21 AM   #9
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Excellent find! I hope you and your son have a great time with this one. Congrats
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:27 AM   #10
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I hope you can see that we are all green with envy. A Zephyr is a dream find for me. A couple ideally, LOL!
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:33 AM   #11
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Bruce,
You keep coming up with some very fine cars!!!
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:54 AM   #12
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Bruce, that is outstanding!!!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:04 AM   #13
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Nice find. Would like to see more photos once you wash it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:39 PM   #14
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BRUCE ....................
You didn't stage (fake) that did you ?
Nice find.
Congratulations !
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:46 PM   #15
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MIKE, no afraid not, still in garage unwashed today, have not cleaned up but will tomorrow and wipe down with some Gibbs oil if I can find a can I had. I need to find some of those old plastic seat covers that were period correct. ( like your grandmaw had on her couch ) I am going to get running first. I did remove the carburetor today and it has the Zephyr symbol on bowl. Also removed the coil and found that one of the carbon tips is missing, do not know if it fell off as I gentle lifted off distributor or it went bad over the years. The distributor caps are stuck in the sides of distributor, now I will have to remove generator and spark plug looms to get everything out together so I can tap with wood to un stick. Then I will have to sand down caps so they will go back together. (old material swells) Need to have carb rebuild ( rubber products ), fuel pump for new fuel, and coil. Need suggestions for all three again, bubba? Henry? who is still out there? I am working now on trying to get plug out of gas tank, looks like I might have to fill with water and drill to remove plug from underneath. Is there a plate in floor of trunk for tank sending unit? Locksmith did not come today, need trunk open! Also, intake gasket, after I take spark plug looms off I am going to take intake off and look at valley and oil up everything before I start. Will look at brake master cylinder soon. thanks Bruce
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Bruce, you've got your fun cut out for you. I would suggest the following, for the carb, Charlie NY, for the distributor, Bubba's and for the coil and water pumps, Skip Haney. You should also check out www.LZOC.org, the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club. They have an excellent Vender's list for parts & services related to Lincoln Zephyrs. Good luck on an excellent project. Vic
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:38 PM   #17
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Great find. How much did it set you back?
That's like asking a lady how much she weighs, or how old she is
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM   #18
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That car looks practically new Bruce! Fabulous.
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Very well done, congratulations
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That's like asking a lady how much she weighs, or how old she is
I've done that as well.
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