Who Cares About The Weather?

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07 May 2022 07:51 - 07 May 2022 07:55 #45359 by Terry Cockerell
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This group of pictures was found on the Internet. According to the text with the pictures the owner driver was Amon Carter Jr. The Cord was an early production car registered in Texas and driven to Indiana during the winter. Note the chains on the front wheels. I wonder what sort of speed limit was imposed by the chains?
Amon looks pretty happy and who would blame hime having a new Cord.

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09 May 2022 05:41 - 09 May 2022 05:42 #45377 by Terry Cockerell
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I did some further investigating and found Amon was attending the Culver Military Achademy in Indiana where the pictures were taken.
His mother Mrs Amon Carter Sr and his sister Ruth are with Amon Jr in the last picture.
The family apears to have lived in Fort Worth, Texas where Amon Sr established the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
The driving distance between Fort Worth and Culver Military Achademy is 1,011 miles. Not a bad effort for an early Cord and very early in its life.

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10 May 2022 00:28 #45380 by JIM.OBRIEN
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Terry,
It was probably a bit farther and took a lot longer in those days without the interstate highways.
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10 May 2022 02:35 - 10 May 2022 02:45 #45381 by Terry Cockerell
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Hi Jim, it is a wonderful example of how good the product could be.
I realise the distance was probably longer and that it would have taken a lot more time. I have never had the need to drive with chains. I see from Google the maximum recommended speed using chains is 30 mph.
Amon Carter was 17 when he first had the Cord, no wonder he was smiling.

Jim I wonder what the actual colour of the car was?
It looks too light to be Palm beach Tan and Cadet Grey usually has a mottled appearance.
Amelia's phaeton was Palm Beach Tan and my Westchester was Cadet Grey.

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10 May 2022 04:32 #45383 by mikespeed35
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Looks like the right headlight needs an additional crank. Probably the only 810/12 that didn't overheat.
CORDially Mike

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10 May 2022 05:48 - 10 May 2022 08:56 #45384 by Terry Cockerell
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Mike you must agree that it is a pretty neat story and a very "COOL" Cord.
Looks like he did a good job fitting the chains, they are not sloppy but are quite a snug fit.
As to the headlight the guy was only 17, ya gotta give him a break.

One other point. This car has the rubber seal along the bottom of the door trim panel. By Zooming In on the area it can clearly be seen.


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