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Old 09-20-2012, 10:16 PM
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Darn it, there is something rattling around in my head but I can't get it to stop long enough for me to see it! The first thing that comes to my mind though not the right answer is an Opel GT (yeah I know it isn't even American that's one reason why it isn't right) with those odd flipping over lights that are manual with a big handle in the console that you pull like a friggin shifter! LOL, I have to go hunting to see how they worked, I guess it had a cable system.

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Its in the 1930s ! Brian
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:42 PM
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I am dying to see this, trying like hell not to google it.

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To easy. The 1935 Cord 810. Crank operated from each side of the dash. Did you know that the Cord 810/812 head lamps were actually landing lights fron a Stinson airplane? Cord owned a huge part of Stinson.
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To easy. The 1935 Cord 810. Crank operated from each side of the dash. Did you know that the Cord 810/812 head lamps were actually landing lights fron a Stinson airplane? Cord owned a huge part of Stinson.

Designed in 1935 actually came out in 1936 810 Cord. worked on one about 20 years ago! and remembered. The cranks were missing!!! had to have them made! Your right! cranks cables and gears.

It was an easy question for me but not so easy for many Finding a schematic years ago was a real chore. I supose now with the new computers its pretty easy.


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Designed in 1935 actually came out in 1936 810 Cord. worked on one about 20 years ago! and remembered. The cranks were missing!!! had to have them made! Your right! cranks cables and gears.

It was an easy question for me but not so easy for many Finding a schematic years ago was a real chore. I supose now with the new computers its pretty easy.


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Actually Chris would you like to see my photo album of the pictures I took at the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum In Auburn, Indiana? I've been there a couple of times. Very interesting and great automobiles! Questions are always easy if you know the answer and that one I did. I've been blessed with a mind like a trash can. All kinds of junk floating around in there. When I visit museums I have to read every placard. My wife won't go with me any more! And your absolutely right. If you didn't know the answer that would be tough one to figure out. I learn so much from this site and this thread!

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The old light reflectors in the 1800s and through the 20s & some 30s cars and trucks were silver plated! what was used by most people and shops to polish the silver plating including the carbide lamp reflectors?

I know this because I spent many hours when at Greenfield village garage doing it with this material!!

The silver plating was very thin and the newer polishes would remove the silver plate very quickly so we used the old fashioned polishing material !

Chris The photos would be great put on here with the answer to this question! LOL
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The old light reflectors in the 1800s and through the 20s & some 30s cars and trucks were silver plated! what was used by most people and shops to polish the silver plating including the carbide lamp reflectors?

I know this because I spent many hours when at Greenfield village garage doing it with this material!!

The silver plating was very thin and the newer polishes would remove the silver plate very quickly so we used the old fashioned polishing material !

Chris The photos would be great put on here with the answer to this question! LOL
Baking soda?

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Actually Chris would you like to see my photo album of the pictures I took at the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum In Auburn, Indiana? I've been there a couple of times. Very interesting and great automobiles! Questions are always easy if you know the answer and that one I did. I've been blessed with a mind like a trash can. All kinds of junk floating around in there. When I visit museums I have to read every placard. My wife won't go with me any more! And your absolutely right. If you didn't know the answer that would be tough one to figure out. I learn so much from this site and this thread!

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LOL, my wife is the one who reads every single sign. We have gotten use to it as she will always be behind us a long way. I smile when I see her back there.

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Sorry Brian Ill give you a great hint!! after polishing for hrs you would be black I used to hate it It was so dirty and tedious! I was young and serving my first few months of an apprenticeship I got all the dirty jobs the old guys there used to laugh at me because I grumbled and complained under my breath when they brought me out a box of tarnished reflectors LOL

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Wood ashes have been used for thousands of years as a polishing agent. Cheap also.
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Ground charcoal was also used for cleaning silverplate.
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Ground charcoal was also used for cleaning silverplate.
Ground charcoal is really close but still to hard and coarse for the plating! this material is still available but most people never heard of it or use it.
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Lampblack.
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Dead on!!!! Boothboy you can even use acetylene soot in a pinch. How did you narrow it down. I tried to search it and couldn't find it. In case someone wouldn't except the answer from my memory. Ive seen guys who try to pollish the old parts and remove the silver plate right off LOL. The lamp black was hard work but did a great job!!

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