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Does anyone know about 12 cylinder Lincolns? How many cubes, how many horses and are they at all useful? I was thinking that they would make really impressive hot rod engines, but I have never seen one used. Is their a reason they are neglected, or are they just too rare to use?
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Lincoln Long block 12 cylinder engine.

That goes back a ways...the LeSal/sp? had a 12 cylinder engine I think. Don't know how many years it was produced, may have been around about the end of the flattys. Then Ford went with the Y block setup I think. Finally something interesting in the Lounge.....HURRAY!


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From 1936-1948, Lincoln made three different V-12s: 268, 292, and 305 inchers. I couldn't find the horsepower ratings. I did stumble across a web site for a speed shop that specializes in them a few years ago. Unfortunately, since I don't have a Lincoln V-12, I never bothered to write down the address. I seem to recall a "race-ready" V-12 going for around $5000 complete. Try a web search. Happy hunting!:thumbup:
 

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I have an original 12cyl Lincoln/Zephyr service manual out in the garage. It is the actual shop repair manual put out by Lincoln that covers 1936-1949(I believe). If you are looking for something specific, I could go out and get it later.
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Holy smokes that motorcycle looks tough. It would be nice to see more of the old engines used for rods. Seeing nothing but SBC's is such a letdown. Old Hemi's, nailheads, flatheads, and maybe a 12 cylinder now and then would be great.
 

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At the scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction this year on speedvision a 39 Zeypher with the original V-12 Flatty hottrodded out to the max sold for a record of around 400.000.00. It had a lot of magizine coverage last year.
 

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have a look at my avatar..... I'm somewhat familiar with V12 Lincolns!

in 36 Lincoln came out with the Zephyr V12. (an "everyman's Lincoln") the Zephyr V12 (H-Series) was the 267, 110 HP. It shared nothing with the 414, it was actually a Ford V8 with 4 extra holes. HV-12 (Zephyr) motors are around, but there are virtually no performance parts available, custom is the only way you might stand a chance. They are available, but grossly underpowered for their length. pretty much a novelty only. (same with the LaSalle, Caddy, and Packard engines.) The 414 is a superb engine, but any car that has one is a "full classic" and shouldn't be diddled with. The big Lincolns were in the $6-10K range new then, the Zephyr around $1400, and a new Chevy or Ford was around $600.
 

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