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14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by Steve King » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:27 pm

14 Touring
14 Touring
Just brought this Touring home. Awakened this devil after a twenty year nap. Has cast pistons, original interior, 15 hood. Had to drill drain holes in valve galleys, about a quart of oil was trapped in them. Fan belt was like a potato chip. Would Brassworks rebuild the radiator?


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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by blgitn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:35 pm

Looks great! Congratulations!


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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by DHort » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:11 pm

Nice looking car. Thank you for sharing.


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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by Joe Reid » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:46 pm

Let’s take it down to Club Forest! Good work Steve.


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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by Erik Johnson » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:37 pm

Saw that car on Minneapolis Craigslist.

Unrestored and a great candidate for cleaning and detailing.

The price listed in the ad was very reasonable so you got a heck of a deal, especially if you paid less what he was originally asking.


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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by Allan » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:26 am

Others may chime in, but I don't think Brassworks do restoration work. You most likely need an old time radiator shop where they understand how things were done. Anyone who offers a re-coring service should be able to do the job. With such a nice old original car, it is most suited to a rebuild rather than a replacement.

Hope this helps, Allan from down under.


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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by Steve King » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:21 am

Allan you're right, a shiny new radiator would stick out like a sore thumb. Bad enough a new top is needed to be usable. A friend suggested getting it dirty on a dusty road. Here's a picture of the engine after some check out
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Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Post by TWrenn » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:41 am

Brassworks used to do resto work, but I don't know either anymore. Call em!

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