Cord 810 spring safety hangers

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12 Jul 2003 01:11 #477 by dpssma1
dpssma1 created the topic: Cord 810 spring safety hangers
Did the early Cord 810 have spring safety hangers?
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12 Jul 2003 15:09 #479 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

My 37 Westchester, which is a re-numbered left-over 36, has NO provision for spring retainers. No mounting holes, in fact no indications at all, that such a thing was ever considered on this car.

Sounds like a good idea though... :rolleyes:

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13 Jul 2003 13:58 #482 by cbs
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Hey we're within a few dozen cars of each other (renumbered 36 now 1477) and there were no spring hangers until I installed after THE INCIDENT. If it's by mileage, be sure to retrofit before 65,000 miles; If it's by years, you're overdue. (The front end is known to have never been removed or modified back to '37 on this car).

Best of all, you don't have to remove the fenders to install the new bolts or drill/install the safety straps. But if you don't do it soon, you run the risk of either damaging the asphalt on your local road like I did, or worse causing body damage to the car and yourself!

Suggestion: Either install the spring hangers on your '36 and endure the comments at Auburn about whether you know they aren't original, or else install a roll cage with 5-point seat belts in anticipation of when one of your bolts snap. The roll bar would probably be a points deduction if you go for judging, but I'd like to know whether any judges have comments on whether hangers would be a deduction (I doubt it). Even if you don't drive it on the road, everyone at least drives them a little bit, don't they? .....and it's impossible to keep them slow once you get rolling.

Back to topic, new bolt, no hanger would be appropriate for all '36 Cords.

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13 Jul 2003 16:19 #483 by Brad Waken
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I would also suggest 5/8" steel suspension rods instead of the 1/2". I have broken two sets of suspension rods and the spring hangers (original) have "saved the pavement" both times.
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13 Jul 2003 16:24 #484 by Brad Waken
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Additionally, this item would also be looked at as a safety issue in judging. Safety adjustments are usually overlooked on driven cars (and yes we can tell) because most of us like to see these cars out on the road. Sad but true, it is extremely tough (but possible) to drive and show a 400 point car.
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16 Jul 2003 15:54 #496 by Auburn/Cord Parts
Auburn/Cord Parts replied the topic: Re: Cord 810 spring safety hangers

dpssma1 wrote: Did the early Cord 810 have spring safety hangers?
D.P. Smith



No, this was a factory retrofit. At around serial number 1800 the factory started to install them.

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