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#1 of 92 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan
Jul 28, 2007 (8:54 pm)
I joined this discussion because there was no category for my classic dream car. I own an unrestored bone stock black 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 4 Door and I love it like no other car I have ever owned! My dad had a black 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan coupe when I was eight years old and I have always longed to own a similar Lincoln and it became a reality recently. Now I am taken up with nurturing it and joinging other classic car buffs in my central NY region where there are lots of classic cars. I will be a regular vistor here for sure, now that there is a category for this fabulous automobile. I am going on a maiden voyage of 90 miles one way to a classic car picknick tomorrow on Sunday the 29th of July and I will report back on the trip in this discussion group.
#2 of 92 My First Road Trip!
Aug 01, 2007 (3:18 am)
Was a success! Had lots of freeway travel at 65 plus mph. Only problem was a real hot interior. The day was pretty sunny and very warm and so was the inside of that car! I do believe there is something foul with the air circulation inside because nothing but heat was coming from the fresh air vents. Will do an investigation.
This was a FoMoCo event and the sponsor was a generous couple of Ford devotees. They made everyone feel at home. They had barns full of cars that would make your mouth water! I never in my life saw three 1953 Mercury's in a row. It was awesome. What they could not fit in the barns were tucked under the tree rows that lined the farm they owned. All sorts of diamonds in the rough. I imagine he was keeping them hid so he would not have to register as a junk yard. I will tell you, I am an early Ford man all the way and no Ford is "junk" in my blue book! Everyone that came to the event had really nice Ford rides, most of the years were covered from a 1939 Lincoln V 12 coupe, that was spotless to my 1950 Lincoln, all flatheads for the most part. There were a few 1st and 2nd generation Mustangs there too. It was so much fun driving and keeping up with the BMW's etcetera on 81 South in NY. Keep on rollin.
#3 of 92 Re: My First Road Trip! [cosmo1950]
Aug 01, 2007 (4:56 am)
Sounds like a nice time! Do you have any online pics of your Lincoln?
#4 of 92 Pictures Of My Lincoln
Aug 01, 2007 (12:32 pm)
I tried to paste them at the Edmunds recommended site but I got an error that said I do not have a modern op system. I still use Windows 98 and that does not qualify and I refuse to change over. If you want, I will email you a picture. I tried your email and it came back undelivered.
#5 of 92 Re: Pictures Of My Lincoln [cosmo1950]
Aug 01, 2007 (2:54 pm)
hmmm, I dunno why it would've come back undelivered? I use that account all the time. Anyway, I have a photobucket website where I upload stuff all the time. So if we can figure out how to get those pics to me, I could post them there for other people to see.
#6 of 92 Re: Pictures Of My Lincoln [cosmo1950]
Aug 03, 2007 (6:56 am)
Hoping you get those pictures posted. Am anxious to see the new ride.
#7 of 92 '50 Lincoln tid bits
Aug 07, 2007 (11:09 am)
Still working on getting some pics on a public site somewhere. Eventually. Today I received an email from Red's Headers in California and I have been on a waiting list for headers for my ride and they are ready this week! I ordered a set of ceramic coated and will have them for this summer's cruising. It sounds so cool now with one glasspack, when that big V8 has those headers and two glasspacks I will be in heaven! Also got my garage extra entrance door completed so my baby will be able to hibernate the NY winter not far away.
I want to find a matched pair of nice mellow glass packs and some big diameter pipe to stick out from under that awesome rear bumper and then my hot rod Lincoln will be a road warrior!
#8 of 92 More on the exhaust hook up......
Aug 08, 2007 (2:20 pm)
Back in the fifties I remember all those flatheads with those hollywood mufflers and no overhead valve engine can duplicate that sound. I tried with my 1991 Mustang but it still sounded bland compared to a free breathing flathead. Since I got this car I am meeting more guys and gals devoted to that engine and it is fun kicking it with them. I also got a pair of 22 inch Smithy's glass pack mufflers for those headers and today I stopped by the local muffler shop and got a bid on hooking it up. I thought I got a fair price of around 300 bucks to bend all the pipe from the headers to the rear bumper and then I will have the sound that kills and return me to my teen age years as a hot rodder. How cool is that? Boys with big toys, that's me!
#9 of 92 Photo posted at last!
Aug 08, 2007 (2:54 pm)
Check out my photo; My Lincoln Rod Hot in the photo section of this site. It is a love affair divine!
#10 of 92 Re: Photo posted at last! [cosmo1950]
Aug 09, 2007 (2:38 pm)