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19 Aug 2005 15:01 #3563 by Maurice Randall
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Ralph Butler was probably working on the seats for this new Beverly and someone asked him, "What are those seats for, Ralph?" He says, "These are going into a new Cord sedan". So, someone says, "Hey, those will make the inside beautiful, let's dress this thing up under the hood as well". So, the chrome people were put to work.

I know it's just speculation, but hopefully it's true.

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19 Aug 2005 23:50 #3564 by cbs
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1586 w/original FB 582 listed as 22 cars after 1540 w/original FB792. (210 unit difference in engine #s inverted); 1540 is 25th Beverly. Reference: Data from research by Ron Irwin, ACD Club 810/812 Historian; Reprinted in Cord 810/812; The Timeless Classic (by Josh Malks), Krause Publications.

Listings may be more data than able to condense or interpret here.

Heartily recommend other items: Cord Service Literature, Factory Service Manual (reprint), Data Sheets by topic, Engineering Changes* (reprint), available from Auburn Cord Parts, which has a catalogue of all available items.

May also be available from JK Howell or ACD Museum.

*This is the best historical reference because you can trace changes made that include your particular car.

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20 Aug 2005 14:41 #3566 by Maurice Randall
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cbs (whoever you are), thanks for the info.

If Cord 1540S is the 25th Beverly, I wonder what has happened to the 24 that came before it, and all the others after it in 1936?

It seems as if the 36 Beverly is more rare than the Cabriolet's.

Oh, by the way, you are correct. I just checked the data plate on the car, and it says FB 792 for the engine in the 1540S Cord.

Apparently the engines weren't installed in the order of their serial numbers. They probably were shipped to the plant and just pulled from the warehouse as needed in no particular order.

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21 Aug 2005 14:39 #3567 by cbs
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Want to know whether 1586 & 1540 use the cowl fillers, and when Connersville stopped and changed over to conventional. It's a unique feature for a unique car but probably a real pain especially if you care about your paintwork. Probably the best color for the early ones would be the green, to hide modern antifreeze stains on the hood. Or maybe brown or black to hide oil drips. Older vintage alcohol antifreeze probably matched the lighter colors better.

And why the gaps in serial numbers, there's got to be some theories about how that happened, unless the historical data simply represents known vehicles that were documented at later dates over the course of the years?

Is it possible to add oil thru the w/s while underway, wonder if anybody's ever tried it.

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