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#65 of 92 Re: Presidential Cosmo Limos [toemoss71]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:47 pm)
in 1950 there were about 538 made
#66 of 92 Hemmings Motor News Ads
Oct 22, 2008 (11:59 am)
There are three 1950 Lincoln Cosmos in Hemmings Motor News, varying in price:
1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 4dr sedan. 2 tone green. Ca.unrestored rust free survivor. 76k miles. 337 V8 & hydramatic run well. P/windows and seat work... more... $10,500
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan sedan, all or part, nice solid body & nice grille, trim, etc. 209-984-5858, CA.**15-YR**... more...
Location: Jamestown, CA
1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan sedan, gorgeous example, has correct mint interior, Verde green exterior, smooth & quiet flathead, nice as they get.... more... $19,500 Location: Santa Barbara, CA
For sale by: Auto Store
Cars shown by prior Appointment
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
For pics: http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/lincoln/cosmopolitan/685539.html-
#67 of 92 Cutting the Frame & Wiring
Nov 20, 2008 (1:05 pm)
While this isn't experience on Cosmos, it relates as the cars are 50's vintage with the same "challenges" (except my hearse).
I have had the frame cut on my '51 Ford business coupe, '53 Ford Victoria, and '68 Cadillac hearse to accomodate dual exhausts. No problems with frame issues, they are strong enough that the metal that was cut out didn't compromise the frame's integrity.
As to wiring, IIRC the insulation on the 50's wiring was tar-impregnated cotton. It's, as we've all experienced, vulnerable to age and will get brittle over time. Any kind of kinks in the wiring will cause the insulation to fray and expose the wire itself. My '49 Ford had to be re-wired, and I sat down with a Motor's Manual, set of connectors, & 5-6 rolls of colored wire and hand re-wired it; only problem was using the high beams made the taillights go out. I also didn't rewire the dash, which would be a huge task by itself. But it was arduous and only really possible as the headliner was gone and all the main wiring was (relatively) easy to access - not sure how the wiring could be pulled through the top with the headliner in place without difficulty.
#68 of 92 Overhauling a Flathead 8
Nov 20, 2008 (1:21 pm)
I don't know of any shops off-hand that will touch a flathead - it was accurately stated most mechanics have never seen one, let along worked on one.
You can order short blocks from classic car companies, but they are spendy and shipping is nasty.
I overhauled the flathead 8 in my '51 coupe about 20 years ago and it was quite an experience. The big thing is - get adjustable lifters!! The stock lifters are solid, so to adjust the valves the end of the valve itself has to be carefully ground off; too much and you have to start over with a new valve.
It's actually less complicated than an overhead 8 as the valve train is much simpler - no rocker arms or pushrods. But finding the parts locally can be a real challenge. I was lucky and found a local guy that had lots of specialized flathead parts and worked out of his garage.
I also replaced the pushrod for the fuel pump in addition to the pump itself. Of course the carb had to be overhauled and the oil pump replaced, along with all the usual stuff like a crank kit, rings, boring over (if necessary), etc. If you've overhauled any overhead valve motor, the flathead will be different but easier for the most part.
Hopefully this isn't a boring review of what everyone already knows, was hoping to add to the knowledge of the group.
#69 of 92 1951 cosmo windshield
Jan 03, 2010 (7:41 pm)
I'm looking for a front windshield for my 51 lincoln cosmo. measurements are
18 inches by 58 inches.
#73 of 92 1950 cosmopolitan
Jul 14, 2011 (9:07 am)
I have a 1950 Cosmo used as a Limo at this time.I was wondering if anyone out there knows of a good advertising site or if someone out there could give me an Idea what it might be worth.I got so attached to it I am not sure if i'd like to get rid of it.Also how would I look up the previous owners I was told it was one of two Cosmos that belong to President Truman but I could not do a VIN check on it because it only has 9 numbers as a VIN rather than 17 Thanks Jim
#74 of 92 Re: 1950 cosmopolitan [jimmg]
Jul 16, 2011 (4:06 am)
I remember reading about Truman driving one of these (or being driven, more like)! Don't have answers to your questions, but I hope you'll post a link with some pix...