Monday, August 26, 2013

How do you set the key less entry code on the door?


Open The rear hatch door, not the glass but the complete rear door. Somewhere on the metal around the bottom you will find a five digit code on white tape. Take this code and enter it into your keyless entry. Immediately hit the 1/2 button on the entry and then put in your own five digit code, and you will hear a light sound. Lock the keyless entry with the last two buttons 7/8, 9/0 buttons. And then repeat the new code that you have entered, it will open the door.

The factory code will always stay in the memory of the keyless entry pad. It is best to remember this code but you can enter ant five digit code you want using the information listed above. However if you put in a code of your own and the battery goes dead or is disconnected the keyless entry will only use the original factory code.

Keyless Entry

1/2 3/4 5/6 7/8 9/0  The buttons look like this on the key pad. Let's say that the factory code is: 12345.
You will touch with one finger the 1/2 twice, the 3/4 twice and the 5/6 once in less than three seconds. This will open the drivers door. Then press the 3/4 button if you want to open the other doors. And if you want to open the trunk press the 5/6 button.

If you have entered a code other than the factory code you will use that number instead. Let's say the number you put in was your birthdate: 08/26/1960, You can use only five numbers and you want to use a number that you can remember easier. So use 82660, and now when you punch in the code you will press these numbers. 7/8, 1/2, 5/6, 5/6, 9/0 and your driver door will unlock. To unlock the passenger door press the 3/4 button or if you want to open the trunk instead press the 5/6 button.

If you can't find the original factory code you can go to the Ford/Lincoln Dealer and they can get the original factory code for you. There will be a charge to you for this service. You can ask the Service Writer what the charge will be before the work is done.

What Is The Difference Between A Lincoln 5.0 HO Engine And A Regular 5.0l Engine?

The H.O. stands for High Output. The H.O. has more horsepower and more torque. The H.O. uses the firing order of the 351 V8 and the heads and cam are different. The H.O. has roller rockers, forged pistons, & higher compression ratio.
Source: Wiki Answers

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

  • 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

Sold for $ 71,500

  • Meticulous restoration in 1993
  • AACA National First, 1994
  • Well-preserved and beautiful
  • 368-cid, 275-hp OHV V-8
  • Lincoln only built 2,447 copies
This beautiful Lincoln Premiere convertible received a meticulous restoration in 1993 and won a National First Prize from the Antique Automobile Club of America in 1994. It has since been maintained in excellent condition. The exterior is virtually flawless in Presidential Black; the artistry of styling seen in the two-tone black and white interior should be viewed to truly be appreciated.

The Lincoln Premiere Convertible is powered by the 368-cid, 275-hp OHV V-8 Lincoln engine with a three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission. It also features power windows, power seat, power steering and radio. The car is large and spacious, yet styling lines are agile and graceful, crowned by the elegantly rakish convertible top. This results in one of the best looking 1950s convertibles produced. The Lincoln has beautiful exterior brightwork that includes lower side trim that runs front to back over the fender skirts. The Premiere has dual mirrors and dual-exhaust that exits through twin ports on the rear bumper. The hood ornament, gold trim elements, wide whitewalls and understated chrome dished hubcaps complete the presentation.

Lincoln only built 2,447 copies of this uncommon and expensive model.

Lincoln H-series

1946 Lincoln coupe
Lincoln H-series
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ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Also calledLincoln
Production 1946–1948
Predecessor Lincoln Zephyr
Successor Lincoln EL-series
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style 2-door coupe
2-door convertible
4 door sedan
Engine 305CID 2-bbl. 130hp V12
Wheelbase 125"
Length 218"
The Lincoln H-series is a full-size luxury car that was sold from the 1946 through the 1948 model years. Their appearance was very similar to the contemporaneous Lincoln Continental coupe and convertible. An electric clock was standard. This series of vehicles continued to use the 305 in³ (4.8 L) 65° L-head Lincoln V12 engine.
Source: Internet


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Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1936–1940
Successor Lincoln Zephyr
Class Entry luxury car
Engine 267 cubic inch L-head 110 hp (82 kW) V12
Transmission 3-speed sliding gear manual
Wheelbase 122–125 in (3,099–3,175 mm)
Length 202.5–210 in (5,144–5,334 mm)
Height 69 in (1,753 mm)
Related Lincoln Continental 
Lincoln-Zephyr was a marque for the lower priced line of luxury cars in the Lincoln line 1936-40. Lincoln-Zephyr and Mercury, introduced 1939, bridged the wide gap between Ford's V-8 De Luxe line and the exclusive Lincoln K-series cars. This served a purpose similar to Cadillac's smaller LaSalle "companion car". The car was conceived by Edsel Ford and designed by Eugene Turenne Gregorie.


Introduced on November 2, 1935 as a 1936 model, the Lincoln-Zephyr was extremely modern with a low raked windscreen, integrated fenders, and streamlined aerodynamic design. It is noted for being one of the first successful streamlined cars after the Chrysler Airflow's market failure. In fact, the Lincoln-Zephyr actually had a lower coefficient of drag than the Airflow, due in part to the prow-like front-end on the Zephyr. The Lincoln-Zephyr succeeded in reigniting sales at Lincoln dealerships in the late 1930s, and from 1941 model year all Lincolns were Zephyr based and the Lincoln-Zephyr marque was discontinued. Annual production for any year model was not large but accounted for a large portion of the Lincoln brand's sales. In its first year, 15,000 were sold, accounting for 80% of Lincoln's total sales.

Production of all American cars halted in 1942 as the country entered World War II, with Lincoln producing the last Lincoln Zephyr on February 10. After the war, most makers restarted production of their pre-war lines, and Lincoln was no exception. The Zephyr name, however, was no longer used after 1942, with the cars simply called Lincolns.

The idea of a smaller and more-modern luxury car to fill the gap in Lincoln's traditional lineup was revisited in the 1950 Lincoln Lido (The Lido was the same size as other 2-door Lincolns though), 1977 Lincoln Versailles, 1982 Continental, and 2000 Lincoln LS. The Zephyr name itself was resurrected for the car's spiritual successor in 2006, though this modern Zephyr was quickly renamed MKZ for 2007.


1937 Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 4-door Sedan
  • Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 (1936–1940)
For 1936 available as 2-door Sedan or 4-door Sedan. A locking glove box was standard. Radio was optional. Turning circle was 22 feet (6.7 m). For 1937 the 2-door Sedan was renamed Coupe-Sedan, a Coupe (3-Window) was added along with a formal Town-Limousine. For 1938 a Convertible Coupe and a Convertible Sedan was added. For 1940 the Coupe-Sedan was replaced by the Club Coupe, the Convertible Sedan was discontinued. Trunk space was increased in 1940.
  • Lincoln-Zephyr Continental (1940)
This was the first time the name Continental appeared on a car from Lincoln, as a model under Lincoln-Zephyr rather than a separate model. They were partially hand built since dies for machine-pressing were not constructed until 1941. Production started on December 13, 1939 with the Continental Cabriolet, from June 1940 also available as Continental Club Coupe. 350 Cabriolets and 54 Club Coupes were built.

When the last Lincoln V-12 (Model K) had been delivered on January 24, 1940 the Lincoln Motor Company was soon to be transformed into Lincoln Division, effective on May 1, 1940, and for 1941 modelyear the Lincoln-Zephyr was no longer a separate marque. All 1941 models were Lincolns and the Zephyr based Lincoln Custom replaced both the large Lincoln K-series cars and the Lincoln-Zephyr Town-Limousine. It also had full instrumentation.

The following models sold under Lincoln marque, but they have their heritage in the Lincoln-Zephyr:
Both years available as Sedan, Coupe, Club Coupe and Convertible Coupe.
Sedan and Limousine, some with blinded quarter roof option.
Cabriolet and Coupe.
After the war the cars were no longer named Zephyr nor did they have any other modelname, they were simply known by their bodystyles: Sedan, Club Coupe or Convertible Coupe. For identification purposes they are typically referred to as the H-Series.


Lincoln-Zephyr V12 engine
Designed by John Tjaarda (1897–1962), who was fascinated with airplanes, with a Cd of 0.45, the body was monocoque construction and very rigid, but surprisingly light for its size. The first model had a weight of 3,350 lb (1,520 kg).

The Zephyr was powered by a small 75° V12 engine developed from Ford's Flathead V8 and unrelated to the larger K-series Lincoln V12 engines. The valve-in-block flathead engine was quite compact, allowing a low hood. But like the V8 Fords of the era, the Zephyr V12 often suffered from hot spots due to exhaust passages through the cylinder block. In addition, the earliest Zephyrs suffered from poor oil pressure, resulting in upgrades to the oil pump.

The 1936 to 1939 models were 267 in³ (4.4 L) with hydraulic lifters added in 1938. 1940 and 1941 cars used an enlarged 292 in³ (4.8 L) engine, while 1942 and early 1946 models used a 306 in³ (5.0 L), but lower compression ratio because of the iron heads. Late 1946 to 1948 Lincolns based on the Zephyr used a 292 in³ (4.8 L).

The original engine had 110 hp (82 kW) and gave the car a top speed of 90 miles per hour (140 km/h). Suspension was by Henry Ford's beloved transverse springs front and rear, with dead axle front and torque tube rear, already seen as outdated when the car was introduced. Brakes were cable-activated for 1936 to 1938; 1939 and onwards were hydraulic. The Zephyr was the first Ford product to have an all-steel roof, except the late 1931 Model AA truck.



Tootsietoy made a die cast "Doodlebug" toy car based on the Lincoln-Zephyr.

In fiction

A Yellow 1938 Convertible appeared in The Adventures of Tintin comic The Seven Crystal Balls.

Lincoln Custom

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1941–1942
Class Full-size
The Lincoln Custom was a custom limousine and long-wheelbase touring sedan from Ford's Lincoln luxury division, manufactured only in 1941 and 1942 and the lower level series Lincoln produced in 1955. Initially it was a replacement for the large Model K Lincolns (produced from 1934–1939) and earlier luxury cars of the 1920's and 1930's. Later it was simply the lower level series.

The Lincoln Custom was based on the Lincoln Zephyr, a smaller, unit-bodied, mid-range priced vehicle introduced in 1937 with a smaller 292 cu. inch V-12 (based on the Ford V-8). This car competed with the smaller Packard 110, Packard 120 and Cadillac Series 60 and La Salle; smaller cars introduced in the mid-30's to a shrinking luxury car market. The large Lincoln Model K sold 3024 units in 1934, the first year of its production and only 133 units in the last year, 1939. 1940 saw only the Zephyr and the higher priced Continental carrying the Lincoln name.

The wheelbase of the Lincoln Custom was 138 inches (3.5 m) compared to the Zephyr's 125 inches (3.2 m). Both vehicles used the same V-12 engine that was enlarged for 1942 to 305 cubic inches (5,000 cc) with 130 horsepower (97 kW). The engine was the weakest point of the 1942 models, being very prone to overheating and premature wear. The 305 cubic inch version was reduced to a 292 cubic inches (4,790 cc), 120 horsepower (89 kW) version after World War II in an attempt to promote longevity. The V-12 was the only engine used in Lincolns until the new 1949 models came out with a flathead V-8 based on a Ford truck engine.

The 168H (1941) and 268H (1942) Lincoln Customs featured two models: the Model 31 eight passenger sedan and the model 32 eight passenger limousine. Differences included a division window and different front seat upholstery for the limousine. Both utilized a three speed transmission with Borg-Warner overdrive. A small number were modified by the few custom coach builders left in the United States before the war. The 1942 models introduced power windows to the luxury car field; electric and hydro-electric powered limousine dividers having previously been offered.
Specifications were:

Year Model number Body style Weight Price Number built
1941 31 Sedan 4,250 lb (1,930 kg) $2750 355
32 Limousine 4,270 lb (1,940 kg) $2836 295
1942 31 Sedan 4,380 lb (1,990 kg) $2950 47
32 Limousine 4,400 lb (2,000 kg) $3075 66    
For 1942, the Zephyr-based waterfall grill was changed to a broad full-width grill that extended above and below the hood and was also used in the 1946-1948 models (Lincoln sedan and Lincoln Continental). These changes were undoubtedly due to the major Cadillac and Packard grill design changes during these immediate pre-war years, whose production and sales far outpaced Lincoln.
After World War II, production of these vehicles was not resumed. The former Zephyr became the only Lincoln sedan and was available in both standard and DeLuxe versions. The famous Lincoln Continental remained as a limited production, very expensive (and not very reliable) semi-custom offering from the luxury division of Ford Motor Company. For 1949, a major revamp of the entire Lincoln line was made, eliminating the slant-back Zephyr and custom Contintental and introducing relatively modern V-8 power.

In 1955 the Lincoln Custom name returned (for one year only) as the lower level series. Brakes were 12" drums.

Presidential limousine

A special 1942 limousine was provided to the White House for the President's use: The Sunshine Special. This car weighed more than 7,000 pounds (3,200 kg) and was refitted with a 1946 grill clip after the war for modernization. Cadillac and Lincoln vied for visibility and prestige by supplying limousines and other special vehicles to the White House (generally by means of a $1.00 per year or other low-cost lease arrangement). Packard and Chrysler were rarely able to penetrate this exclusive market.

1931 ~ 1937 Lincoln K Series


1931 Lincoln K-series LeBaron convertible coupe
The original Model K appeared in the 1931 model year on a new chassis with a 145 in (3683 mm) wheelbase. Factory bodies included a 2- or 4-door phaeton, the latter available as a dual-cowl model. The 384.8 in³ (6.3 L) engine was a derivative of the earlier L-series 60° V8, but a dual venturi downdraft Stromberg carburetor, higher compression, and altered timing upped power to 120 hp (89 kW).


1932 Lincoln KB Town Sedan, bodystyle 234A
The Lincoln K-series was split in 1932 into two lines, the V8 carryover Model KA and the new V12-powered Model KB. The V8 car reverted to a 136 in (3454 mm) wheelbase, though engine output was pushed to 125 hp (93 kW). The KB, on the other hand, featured the marque's new L-head V12 engine. The 447.9 cuin (7.3 L) 65° L-head unit produced 150 hp (112 kW).

Both series featured a new grille with less of a surround, vent doors rather than vertical louvers on the sides of the hood, a parking light on top of each front fender, and 18 inch wire wheels.


The V8 engine was replaced in the Model KA with a new 381.7 in³ (6.3 L) V12 for 1933. This L-head engine shared little with the big KB engine which continued unchanged.

The 1933 K-series Lincolns featured many changes, only a few of which were readily visible. The removal of the bar linking the headlights and return of hood louvers was most noticeable, but the revised chassis, thermostatic shock absorbers, and transmission made the greatest difference. Drivers would notice the adjustable-pressure brakes.


Both V12 engines were replaced for 1934 by a single 414 in³ (6.8 L) version of the new Model KA V12, with the KA and KB names now denoting the wheelbase only. Styling changes included a body-colored grille surround and the replacement once again of louvers with doors on the side of the hood.


The Lincoln line was greatly trimmed for 1935, with all cars simply called Model K. The marque attempted to improve profitability by focusing on the lofty over-$4,000 segment, limiting sales in the depression-wracked United States.


The Model K's days were numbered as the less-expensive and more-modern Lincoln-Zephyr debuted for 1936. A 7-passenger Model K limousine was the marque's best-selling model despite its $4700 price, however. The grille and front fascia were again redesigned, and a revised raked windshield and pressed steel wheels were now used.


1937 Lincoln K-series towncar
The Model K continued in production for five more years, but sales declined rapidly with the modern Zephyr and new flagship Continental being more appealing to buyers. Production was evidently completed during the 1939 model year. The last Lincoln K-Series was delivered in January 1940. The "Sunshine Special" convertible limousine built for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 was modified in 1942 with current Lincoln front sheetmetal.

Source: Internet

Lincoln K-series

The Lincoln K-Series (also called the Model K, reflecting the earlier Ford Model K) was a line of luxury vehicle produced by Lincoln from 1930 to 1940. While the original K-Series featured a 385 in³ (6.3 L) V8, a V12 became standard in 1933. Customers also had the choice of ordering a fully custom coachwork.

Lincoln K-series
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Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Lincoln Model K
Model years 1931–1940
Predecessor Lincoln L-series
Successor Lincoln H-series
Class Luxury car
Engine 385 in³ (6.3 L) Lincoln V8
448 in³ (7.3 L) Lincoln L-head V12 engine V12
382 in³ (6.3 L) Lincoln L-head V12 engine V12
414 in³ (6.8 L) Lincoln-Zephyr V12 engine V12
Transmission 3-speed manual
Wheelbase 136 in (3454 mm)
145 in (3683 mm)