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03 May 2019 19:56 #37131 by wcoye
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Hi, I recently acquired a bunch of "treasure". Amongst everything I found this builder's plate for 812-1130A. It is listed in Josh's box but as you can see there is no car attached to the surgically remove piece of the cowl. Anybody have an idea where this car is or if it even still exits?

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03 May 2019 21:02 #37132 by Tim Gilmartin
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According to Ron Irwin’s files, this car belonged to Dr. Fay Culbertson in 1973. The serial number and body number plates agree with your photos, but Ron has the present engine as FB 283. Obviously a lot has happened since 1973!
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03 May 2019 21:04 #37133 by Tim Gilmartin
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I meant to type Dr. Fay Culbreth.

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03 May 2019 21:27 #37134 by 1748 S
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Tim are you saying this plate is not the original plate from the factory because of the engine number change? Its a shame a wrecker burned this off instead of saving more of the cowl. I hope the car is still with us too.


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04 May 2019 12:29 #37141 by wcoye
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Tim, this makes perfect sense since this plate was in with a whole lot of stuff I got from Fay. Gary, I'll give Fay a call and see if I can get the whole story. I know he restored a couple of cars. Maybe this was a donor.

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08 May 2019 00:23 #37162 by JIM.OBRIEN
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What Tim was saying is that the original engine was FB1780 but in 1973 someone reported the car had engine FB 283 in it.

Also this is a 1936 Cord that was renumbered.

I doubt this Cord is still with us, but probably parts of it are in other Cords.
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