Tubes and flaps should be arriving this week. I'll have a little cleaning and paint work on the rims before mounting. There are some shots in the link of the rims and some other areas of the car. The hood hinge is pretty stuck so I removed it to work on. The bonnet came off the boiler easily so I wanted to inspect a little there.
The rims so far are a pleasure to work on. I spent all of about 30 minutes to de-mount the wheels on the car and had all 5 rock hard old tires off the rims. After you un-hinge the center sections lock, it pulled right out. Abut half the bead sections pretty much fell off the tires and the other came right off with a few light blows from a rubber mallet.
It seams one, Maybe two of the rims have a hole for a bolt to securely lock the hinged section of the center of the rim. The only one with a bolt was on the rear passenger side of the car. I think it re-mounting the wheels, I'll make sure the spare is one with the bolt... Just in case. On the fellows, the lock could never come apart, but the spare is another story.
Has anyone worked with these rims much? They are actually designed to work with either clincher or straight bead tires. All the rims on removal have a cloth/rubber (and hard) ring that is in the clincher groove to fill the space. There was a post on Universal Tire about a set of these where they mounted straight bead tires without that groove filled. I think it would be smart to remove the filler (some are partly loose) to clean the rust and paint the rims. I'm not sure if they'll go back in well, but they probably would. Seems better for the tires to fill this space for the new non-clincher tires.
The boiler appears to be a re-tubed unit. There are some pretty good encrustations on 2 tubes on the lower side I need to clean off. Overall it looks pretty good so far, but I'll be removing it to inspect the wire and get a general condition as best I can. Has anyone ever identified boilers by numbers or been able to trace any production on them? There is 19114 stamped in the top sheet and some other numbers I can get off the bottom sheet. Just curious...
What type of jack would have come with or been recommended for this car? Under the front floor boards there is a jack and a handle (i believe for it). It has a fold down part to hook on something to jack on. The original suction line is in the car, still stored in it's running board tube. I don't see any sign of a feed water heater. I also don't see any sign of an apple voltage regulator on the inner firewall and the regulator on the hood side seems like it's been there a LONG time. Lots more to document and many things to work on!
That's all for now!