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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By fredv
Re: Overdrive Parts

I found my 12 volts solenoid on eBay motors.
Forum: Late V8 11-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By fredv
Re: Speedometer driven gear 1954

I found the 2 speedometer gears thanks to the Ford Barn members.
Thank you to all of you.
Forum: Late V8 11-03-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By fredv
Speedometer driven gear 1954

I am looking for speedometer driven gear part number 1M17322B (18 teeth) and 1M17322C (17 teeth).

It shall look like this one :

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/910243Speedometerdriven.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,352
Posted By fredv
Re: Simca Vedette flathead

Valve guides can be removed from the block using a hydraulic press carefully. Guides are assembled in the block by frezzing the guides into liquid nitrogen.
As other people said, none of US V8-60...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

That's exactly what I am thinking ;)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

No, I didn't buy the car, the seller was too greedy and the condition of the car was too poor for the price ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Not yet, still negotiating with the seller....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks, flywheel housing is missing :(
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-18-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

I went to see the car last week end, body and frame are straight, paint is below average, bumpers have been replated, all trim and moldings are in good shape, no rust (except on lower part of luggage...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Following Mercman's very useful information (thanks again Trevor), I purchased the No. 192 Lincoln Mercury Service bulletin dated October 1953.
Here is a scan of '54 Lincoln VIN plate codes:
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-10-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks for this additional information Mercman, yes, they look close but thanks to your comments, there is indeed a difference in the shield design, and in the knight armor as well. I will check that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-10-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Hi Mercman, thanks for the info, this book seems to be a highly valuable source of information!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-09-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks for all the infomation guys, especially Mercman who decoded the body specifications. That's it, I was thinking that the original color was light and dark green, but it should be light green...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks for the ad Mercman.
Dobie, thanks for the info regarding Wayne Lincoln plant.
The document that I found gives interesting information, but nothing about the body specifications codes.... I'm...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-08-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks very much for your search and the links.
I know that BS60A is the body code corresponding to 54 Capri 2 door hardtop, VIN is 54 (year) WA (Wayne assembly plant, BTW where is Wayne?????) 11385...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-07-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Yes, it's a Vedette Simca (previously Ford), but this V8 has not much in common with the V8-60 produced in the US between 1937 and 1940.
Here is a picture on the one I built for my 56 coupe with a 3...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-07-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

The avatar picture is my 56 sedan, you call it Simca (it is) but in the beginning in september 54, it was a 100% French Ford ;). When Simca purchased Ford France in December 54, they carry on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Glad to know that Lincolns are welcomed here!
Dobbie Gillis, thanks for your comments, here in France, Lincolns are more than rare birds !
A picture of the car that I intend to purchase:
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 38,989
Posted By fredv
Re: R10 Overdrive Issue

Thanks too for your help 40cpe. Although it is a French Ford, style is 100% Dearborn design!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-06-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks for the tip, I sent a PM to Dieter (yes, it's a '53 Capri).
I am quite surprised that there is only one Capri owner here and he is in Austria. I know this place is dedicated mostly to Ford...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks for your confirmation.
Is there any 54 Lincoln owner here? ;)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-06-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

Thanks for your reply, I already search on the web, but what I can't find is the codes of the body specifications. I suppose that these numbers indicates the colors and options of the car.
Maybe in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 38,989
Posted By fredv
Re: R10 Overdrive Issue

Just to keep all of you posted, I have now 3.700 km on the odometer, and no issues with the overdrive, the small French flathead handle the OD very well, just a lot of fun to drive!
A picture of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Re: Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe

One more thing, here is a picture of the VIN plate of the car, it's not really clear but serial number is 54WA11385H.
Style is BS60A and body specifications are 55-435-A-6-69.
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,827
Posted By fredv
Lincoln 1954 Capri coupe questions

I'm thinking to purchase a 54 Lincoln Capri coupe, the car is running and seems to be in good condition, power windows and power seat, power brakes have been removed from the car by the previous...
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