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Old 07-14-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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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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Great find. How much did it set you back?
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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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, 11:26 PM   #5
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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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Old 07-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #6
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I've done that as well.
And lived to tell about it?

Wow that is quite a retrieval. Good to see some of that old iron getting back into circulation.

There was a fella with one around here a year or so ago, he made a few small shows. It was for sale, if memory serves, he was asking $30K for it but I can't remember what year it was, I'm thinking '39. I haven't seen it yet this year.

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Old 07-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #7
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Bruce you can get some good tips on restoring this car at Steve's Auto Restorations he is doing a 4 door as I write this. I was glad you decided to go with the Big Block Chevy and Auto trans. I would limit the top chop to not more then 3 inches.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:17 AM   #8
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Wow!!! Great find! I'm sure you will have fun with that one. What a great story.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #9
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Ken, everyone, thanks for info, it was a great day in the Neighborhood as Mr. Rogers would say. Went to friends house/garage this morning and picked up a lathe that I traded for over a year ago, it is now at my garage.
Next went to unload lathe and big rain storm came and I went in garage to check on my gas fill tube pipe. I cut up an old inner tube yesterday and took a hose clamp and made a sock around fill tube and filled with motor oil and PB blaster (did not have any automatic transmission fluid). Removed the inner tube and wiped off oil and tried my spanner wrench, just a little hammer action and it was loose, GREAT!!! Next I found that the fill tube would not come out. Next removed the gas gauge wire, the three bolts from tank ( lost some skin on those ). Next moved tank to passenger side and got fill tube out, double GREAT. Last but not least I found just the right spot and tank came right OUT!! Soaked in sweat and Pennsylvania dirt I went home, now to find a radiator shop to clean the fill tube and tank, I will seal with a POR product, again thanks for info, BJ
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:55 AM   #10
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:38 AM   #11
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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   #12
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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   #13
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awesome find. Congratulations.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #14
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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, 09:01 AM   #15
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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, 09:21 AM   #16
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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   #17
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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   #18
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Bruce,
You keep coming up with some very fine cars!!!
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Bruce, that is outstanding!!!
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Nice find. Would like to see more photos once you wash it.
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