January 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm #943
About 3 years ago I got myself my first American classic
I was looking for something special , one that we do not see every day
My eye felt on a continental , the owner wanted to get rid of so it was the time to make a bargen.
Well as usual I was blinded by my emotion and fell in love with it , did not make any effort to look at it as I should have.
After a quick talk and 7500dollars de deal was done
I was the pride owner of a 65’ Lincoln Continental.
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As the paint trouble came out
my first thought was to take a closer look @ the engine
As the mechanic drive it on the car bridge we here a loud sound.
Immediately shut down the car .
Just to be Shure it was the car and not the bridge that made that sound we started the car.
Oil pressure gone. ( shutdown immediately again).
I fear the worst and left my mechanic to look at .
My mental state was low , I fair that my first dream ride was gone.
My mechanic when to work as fast as he could to find out what happened.
Soon enough he found the problem, my oil driveshaft was twisted like candy.
I think I was lucky there that was the only thing that broke.
Just replaced it and after a thorough review and a major maintenance.
He replaced the carb by a edelbrock 600 and the replace the ignition by an electronic one.
So now I could drive it as is, and enjoy driving it for a while.January 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm #946January 11, 2016 at 2:34 am #948
Hey there, Dimitri. Welcome to the site!
Years ago I owned a 65 Lincoln Continental that started out in similar shape. I too had the oil pump shaft bend, however mine was due to the factory timing chain losing some of the nylon teeth on the cam gear due to old age and wear. Did you pull your engine apart and having the timing set replaced? If not I’d highly suggest doing so if it’s still got the factory parts.
I also had to replace the factory valve springs and some pushrods. Several pushrods had bent and the springs were weak. I also changed the valve stem seals while I was at it. Normally one would have to pull the cylinder heads off to do the work, but they make an adapter that you can use to fill the cylinders with compressed air to hold the valves in place and there’s a valve spring compressor too made just for doing springs with the heads still on the car.
My car also had some rot in the deck lid and hood. I ended up patching both with good results. Good luck!
Resistance is Futile.January 11, 2016 at 5:36 am #952January 11, 2016 at 5:41 am #953January 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm #958
Good luck man. I love the dedication you have to your car. It will be GREAT when it is finished and you will really enjoy it. Keep up the hustle and hard work.January 12, 2016 at 3:37 am #962January 12, 2016 at 3:43 am #963January 12, 2016 at 4:00 am #964January 12, 2016 at 4:12 am #965January 14, 2016 at 5:15 am #970January 14, 2016 at 5:35 am #971January 14, 2016 at 5:53 am #972
I look everywhere to find a descend steering wheel, with no luck.
So had to find a solution and I’m very happy with the results.
As the Lincoln logo inside was completely broken and it looks very bad.January 16, 2016 at 3:56 am #978
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