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57 Premier

Postby mikes57 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30 pm

Hello,
Here is my 57 that I'm trying to get back on the road.
Things that have been done so far:
Gas tank removed, cleaned and sealed, new fuel line almost complete.
New brake lines and wheel cylinders almost done.
New master cylinder
This car has had a carb fire so it did run at one time have not got it running yet does any one know of a good carb rebuilder on the west coast? there is a company down in so cal that has a 2404s on ebay but 800$ is a little pricey.
The wife wants to drive her after she's up and running. She's 5'2" wood blocks on the pedals or on her feet?? :D
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby action » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:30 am

You are rebuilding a carb that was in a fire?

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Re: 57 Premier

Postby mikes57 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:07 am

nope got a couple of carbs on ebay trying to find a good rebuilder in my area.
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby stevedrums » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 am

where you at?
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby mikes57 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:35 pm

Washington state.
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby mjs » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:54 am

What part of Washington are you in? There's a excellent rebuilder in Spokane, Nowlan's Carb & Ignition. I've used him serval times with great results.
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby mikes57 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:45 am

Tacoma carbs unlimited is in Sumner but I haven't been able to get ahold of them yet.
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby mikes57 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:33 am

Hello,

So the lincoln is running. new fuel lines rebuilt carb and fuel pump. The issue now is brakes. Rebuilt Treadle Vac new brake lines including soft lines, new wheel cylinders, new spring kits and turned drums. I have bench bled master. Have pedal when car is not running , but when running pedal goes to the floor. What am I missing? Leak in vacuum tank? Any input would be helpful.

Thanks, Mike.
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Re: 57 Premier

Postby action » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:43 am

Usually a brake pedal that goes to the floor is not due to the power assistance. That condition would be from hydrauilics or adjustment.
In no order ...
Brake shoe to drum clearance is excessive
Brake shoe not correctly fastened to backing plate
Master cylinder has an internal leak
The system has an external leak
Pedal push rod length is too short
Brake fluid too low and there is air in the system

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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII 2DR Coupe Diamond Anniversary 4.6l DOHC, 4R70W, 3.07
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1966 Lincoln Continental 4DR Convertible 462 4v, C6, 3.00
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4DR Breezeway 410 4v, C6, 2.80
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