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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Lincoln Discussion / Need good mechanic for flathead V-12 Zephyr

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vintageautomobilia
11-05-2016 @ 11:13 AM
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I need to find a good knowledgeable mechanic to do a valve job and tune-up on my 1939 Lincoln Zephyr V-12. I live in southern Virginia near Hillsville and Galax, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
przobian@gmail.com


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TomO
11-07-2016 @ 9:04 AM
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Your best bet is to look at the Regional Group Directory and find the one nearest to you in VA or NC and contact them for a reference.

Keep in mind that while the Zephyr engine is similar to the V-8, there are enough differences that you should be careful in selecting the mechanic.

I would like to know why you think that you need a valve job on your car?

You can have the points replaced and adjusted by Skip Haney in FL

http://www.fordcollector.com/

Send him your distributor and coil and he will check them out and replace or repair any worn or defective parts.

Tom

vintageautomobilia
11-09-2016 @ 12:44 PM
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I haven't done a compression check yet, but the car is really down on power. I will do the compression check shortly and post the results.


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sarahcecelia
07-04-2017 @ 7:14 AM
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If the compression is fairly equal on all cylinders, but low, The rings could be stuck in their lands. In that case try adding about a pint of Marvel Mystery oil to the crankcase. It's good for the motor and will possibly free them up (and every thing else that is stuck from sitting) after driving it a while. At the very least, it is good if your car sits for any length of time, and won't do any harm. I put a little in my Lycoming aircraft motor, and when it sits, I prop turn the motor over several times to keep everything lubed

Regards, Steve Lee

vegandude21
10-24-2017 @ 4:17 PM
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Did you have it fixed?

Mullen
04-02-2018 @ 5:57 PM
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I am in Roanoke, can do your car's engine, have tools, experience, references. Call me at 720-556-6147.

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