Re-assembling Cord 1509 A Westchester

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24 Oct 2013 22:57 #26185 by ilikescars
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Tom: This is the kind of thing some of us "gear heads" love to look at! Keep up the good progress.

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29 Dec 2013 21:49 #26548 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

The simultaneous arrival of Winter and a heart attack on December 21 will postpone noticeable Cord work for a while. The body is now stored in my warehouse in order to allow inside winter garaging for my "real" car. (I hate scraping snow.) When Spring arrives the Cord will come back home for work directed to making it self-mobile by Auburn and Saugatuck.

While recuperating from the heart attack, I am upgrading my hopelessly obsolete 1950's Vernon milling machine with a DRO, adapting pieces to make it accept additional collets, and cataloging its tangled-belt maze of various spindle speeds. When done, it will be very serviceable. I hope I am serviceable as well!

Look for progress on 1509A come Spring!

--Tom

With brakes, two cylinders are better than one.

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08 Apr 2014 23:16 #27356 by Tom_Parkinson
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Finally!

At long last, it appears that this never-to-end winter may have run its course. 1509A is coming home this week to the home garage from its winter warehouse storage spot. Work will start anew!

--Tom

With brakes, two cylinders are better than one.

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19 Jun 2014 20:17 #27719 by Tom_Parkinson
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Well, after the ravages of a Biblically rough winter, thyroid surgery, and a Holiday Heart Attack, it's time to work on 1509A again.

I have three--make that FOUR-- questions concerning windows:

1. How is the windshield glass installed to the steel windshield frames? I have assumed that a glass-setting tape is used, but of what thickness?

2. How is the door glass installed to the glass channels in the regulators? Same setting tape? What thickness?

3. How are the rear windows set in place? I see gaskets from Steele or Metro, but are rubber gaskets correct?

4. How are the fuzzies (I have many feet of new Cord fuzzie material bought 30 years ago) installed to the doors and/or the window frames? Are there vertical channels to be installed? Does anyone have a drawing of what goes where, and how it's all attached?

MANY THANKS to those who sent get-well wishes! Now I have to get the CORD well also! I still want to drive this thing!

--Tom

With brakes, two cylinders are better than one.

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19 Jun 2014 21:54 #27721 by Tim Gilmartin
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Tom: rear windows are glued in, yes, glued in! No rubber on the rear windows.
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20 Jun 2014 03:13 #27724 by 1748 S
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What type of glue holds the rear windows in place. Is it black RTV???

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