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#46 of 54 '65 Lincoln Problems...
May 17, 2007 (7:38 am)
...first, all sixties Lincolns have crankshaft mounted steering pumps, and replacing the front seal requires carefully removing it, keeping it primed, replacing the $50 seal and reinstalling the pump.
...second rear window motors on convertibles use four (not three) wires and are unique, they can be sent out for rebuild. Installation requires disabling the automatic window feature temperarily so you do not get you arm cut by the window regulator. Window switches are made by Bosche and are rebuidlable, replaceable, and ALL the same, with different pins in the center of the switch depending on location---but housings made of bakelite so be careful removing them.
...all '64-65's have weak amp gauges at this point. If you rev the motor and the gauge pegs in sequence then the gauge and/or alternator/voltage regulator is weak. By-passing the wires to the amp gauge only and carefully wrapping them will ensure your car does not catch on fire when the gauge fails, finding a new one is a very expensive propasition. Having the old one repaired is the way to go.
...Be sure the top cylces OK. The Upper back panel limit switch is problematic, but can be rebuilt through John Cashmann's. (He also does on site service and inspection for an up-front fee plus time)
...They are very fun cars to own an drive, but like any old car require maintenance. And for safety's sake switch the 65-66 master cylinder to a 67 dual type which is available new for a modest price.
#47 of 54 Re: '65 Lincoln Problems... [douglasr]
May 17, 2007 (4:12 pm)
thanks to you and to the others for the helpful information and insight. This particular lincoln, which I have still not seen in person, already has the dual type master cylinder. Actually the previous owner redid the entire braking settup, stainless lines, new pistons, new dual master cylinder etc etc. The main issues the mechanic said is a the main seal leak (thanks for the heads up on the repair) and a power steering pump leak, which I have already found rebuilt for $300.00 on exchange. Other than that and needing a new exaust, shocks and bushings all around it is in pretty clean shape but once again, I will not see it for at least two more weeks.
#48 of 54 I'm back and I picked it up today....
Jun 04, 2007 (7:59 pm)
This is a nicer car than I expected. Windows, trunk, top, locks all work good. New brakes, almost flawless body, clean, straight, rides great.
pic's to come, hopefully with a few girlies!
#49 of 54 I'm back and I picked it up today (pblocal)
Jun 05, 2007 (3:38 am)
"...almost flawless body, clean, straight..."
I hope this describes the girlies too!
#50 of 54 Re: I'm back and I picked it up today (pblocal) [hpmctorque]
Jun 05, 2007 (5:48 am)
I'm trying to think of a snappy response to that, but the only thing I can come up is a bit too HBO/Showtime for Edmunds tastes.
#52 of 54 Re: I'm back and I picked it up today (pblocal) [andre1969]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 15, 2007 (8:04 am)
Agreed. Photos can go in the poster's personal Carspace page if he wishes.