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12 Jun 2019 18:58 #37432 by wcoye
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As long as I've owned my '36 810 the long horn has been on the driver's side and the short on the passenger's. The long horn and the hood support don't get along , mixing it up whenever I open the hood and having to be separated when I close her up. Is it safe to assume the previous owner flipped these things?

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12 Jun 2019 22:18 #37435 by Terry Cockerell
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Bill with the space available it makes sense to have the long horn on the passenger side and the short horn on the driver's side.
Attached are two pictures Josh Malks shared with me quite a few years ago. The y show what was under the hood/bonnet of Moonshadow. Problem solved!

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12 Jun 2019 22:53 #37437 by 1748 S
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Good answer and great reference pics. Another way to prove this is look at all the cars on the web. Many are correct but some are "suspect too."

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13 Jun 2019 00:27 #37440 by wcoye
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Great pictures and a heck of an engine bay to live up to. I got to see Moon Shadow several times in California but never under the bonnet.
Guess my Cord's previous owner was confused about the horns ....but now I'm not! Thanks Terry

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13 Jun 2019 02:32 - 13 Jun 2019 04:53 #37441 by Terry Cockerell
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Hi Bill glad to be of help. I must admit that I do not mind helping guys who wish to make their cars as original as possible. Great guys helped me in the past and I am more than happy to share what they gave me.
The attached picture shows one of the Hand Built Cords. This one appears to have the short horn on the passenger side.
I guess they swapped things around during production.
Cheers from Australia
Terry

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13 Jun 2019 04:25 #37443 by 1748 S
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Nice additional pic Terry.How can you determine this is a hand built? I noticed the early air filter and the cowl fills for the coolant and oil. One of our members has the ONLY original hand built convertible left. Several long time Cord experts that have passed on have confirmed this. A note was found in the glove box from J.K. Howell explaining this was a hand built. I have only seen a hand built center dash 4 toggle quadrant.They are slightly different from the factory run of Cords.Randy Ema showed me this treasure from his collection of pieces from our clubs history.


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