Topic: 1948 Lincoln Continental with large flathead V-8

therunwaybehind    -- 07-12-2019 @ 10:17 PM
  My friend I hung out with in the 50's and early 60's got in troubled for breaking his father's classic driver. I thought it had a truck V-8 like in his lumber trucks but perhaps it was a later Lincoln car model. The input shaft to the 3-speed column shift transmission connected to the original torque tube had twisted off where it was welded (to match clutch plate spline?) or (to obtain a correct length for the bellhousing depth of the big flathead V-8)? Just a heads up if your V-12 seems like an easy out. The transmission I saw in this installation was bigger than a Ford transmission and not related I assume to the size that sometimes provided Zephyr close-ratio gears to Ford racers.

This message was edited by therunwaybehind on 7-13-19 @ 8:09 AM

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