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  • Speedo

    My 31 slant window four door did not come with a dash plate. Was there a "std" speedo or what ever the assembly line grabbed?

  • #2
    Ed, do you have a month built in '31? It does make a difference.

    A quick check of the JS says, the speedo was round, the dash plate as follows;


    • June 1930 through August 1930 - The panel was
    steel and finished in bright nickel.
    • September 1930 through the end of production-Butler
    nickel was specified for 50% of production.
    • January 1931 through February 1931 - A brass
    panel was optional. (Otherwise same as above)
    • May 1931 through the end of production - The
    panel had a distinct line around the ribbed area
    and was no longer flared at the perimeter where
    it met the tank.
    The recessed areas above the gas gauge and
    below the speedometer on the ribbed panels were
    painted satin black. These panels were mounted
    with nickel plated No. 10-32 oval head screws.
    The upper mounting screws had a special high
    dome No. 12 oval head (part number A-11818).
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DaWizard View Post
      Ed, do you have a month built in '31? It does make a difference.

      A quick check of the JS says, the speedo was round, the dash plate as follows;


      • June 1930 through August 1930 - The panel was
      steel and finished in bright nickel.
      • September 1930 through the end of production-Butler
      nickel was specified for 50% of production.
      • January 1931 through February 1931 - A brass
      panel was optional. (Otherwise same as above)
      • May 1931 through the end of production - The
      panel had a distinct line around the ribbed area
      and was no longer flared at the perimeter where
      it met the tank.
      The recessed areas above the gas gauge and
      below the speedometer on the ribbed panels were
      painted satin black. These panels were mounted
      with nickel plated No. 10-32 oval head screws.
      The upper mounting screws had a special high
      dome No. 12 oval head (part number A-11818).
      Do not have the frame number yet, eng number states it is a Jan of 31 eng.

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      • #4
        Round or oval?

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        • #5
          round
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #6
            Oh, after June '30 all the speedos were round.
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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