Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

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Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Post by CudaMan » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:24 pm

The seat cushion is complete and installed. It's so tall that it obscures a lot of the detail on the back and side panels.

I can't say enough good things about the quality and fitment of the custom upholstery kit that Classtique made using my originals as patterns. Thank you Elizabeth and Mike!

All that is left is to get the refurbished coil box back from R.V. Anderson, complete the wiring, then change all the fluids and prep for first start up. :)
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Post by CudaMan » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:25 pm

Just a small accomplishment today - I replaced the later Studebaker cylinder priming cups with more correct EMF style brass priming cups. Before and after. :)
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Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Post by TXGOAT2 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:02 am

Ahhh, real Corinthian lather....

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Post by CudaMan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:06 pm

I decided to do a trial fit of the windshield support board today. The previous owner had removed the windshield and was using the bracing rods to mount the speedometer up from the floor boards! At least that way they stayed with the car!

I wonder if there was originally a rubber seal strip between the bottom of the board and the top of the cowl. The board came with all of its orginal brackets, but has an odd mix of slotted, hex, and square fasteners. I need to do more research to figure out if what I have on it is correct.

The windshield is ready, but I don't want to mount it now because it would be a nuisance during the final dash wiring efforts. :)
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:20 pm

Looks like fun Mark. Is the one on Bonhams site the same as yours. I has some shots showing those fasteners and may be correct.
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25839/lot/84/
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Post by CudaMan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:11 pm

Yes, that is helpful, thanks Richard. It looks like the few hex head bolts on mine have to be replaced with round head slotted. I will also replace the hex nuts with square.

That car has a shorter windshield support board than mine - note that its side braces go to the top hole in the side of the board. Mine go to the bottom hole. Also, the center windshield bracket on that car only has two bolts, whereas mine is tall enough to use three.

One other difference - all of the pictures of Flanders cars that I have seen have straight support rods that go up to the windshield pivots. However, my windshield support rods have a stylish curve at the bottom. The curve has to face the direction shown. If I turn it the other way, it interferes with the opening of the door. Maybe a late 1912 change? :)
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Post by CudaMan » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:36 pm

Well, so much for waiting! I couldn't resist installing the windshield today. I need to find a rear view mirror that clamps to the windshield frame so that I don't have to drill any holes.

For those of you that also have RH drive cars, what do you use for a side mirror, if any? If you have one, which side do you put it on?
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Post by CudaMan » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:14 pm

After getting some advice on brass annealing from Richard Eagle, I was able to twist my side mirror arm 45 degrees so that it would function when mounted on the lower part of the windshield frame pivot. Thanks Richard! :)
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:19 pm

You didn't waste any time. It's already polished. That looks great. I'm glad it didn't break.
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Post by Mopar_man » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:41 pm

Wow! That's looking nice.

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Post by CudaMan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:40 pm

I decided that I wanted a small tool box for one of the running boards, so I put the word out and a forum member sent me a spare tool/battery box. Unfortunately, the box was a little too tall to allow the door to pass over it, so I ended up chopping two inches off of the height of the box. I also welded up a crack in the lid, then slathered on JB weld for a filler.

Tomorrow I'll sand the JB weld filler, then prime and paint the box, either gloss black, or maroon to match the color of the car. :)
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Post by CudaMan » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:08 pm

I decided to paint the box gloss black to provide some contrast with the body color. I may add some cream pinstriping later. Right now it is just set on the running board, I need to find a way to attach it without drilling more holes in the running board than it already has.

I think this small box fits the proportions of the short running board better than a standard size box would have. Plus it leaves a section of the running board open for stepping in and out. :)
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Post by Kaiser » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:45 pm

Hey Mark,
How about some really strong Neodimium magnets, they are very strong indeed and no holes to drill...
(Don't get your fingers caught between two magnets, don't ask ) :roll:
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Post by CudaMan » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:00 pm

Interesting idea, but then how would I get the tools out of the tool box, wouldn't they be stuck too? :)
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Post by Kaiser » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:25 am

Well at least they don't rattle around on bad roads :lol:
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