Gary B

Parts needed - 1923 Special Six

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I am in need of a  Motometer (pictured below) and also apparent strap mechanisms that strap down the soft top when folded down (see photo of post on right and left rear body).  Can any one suggest where I may find any of these, new or old?  The vehicle is a 1923 Special Six Touring.

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Hi Gary,

The Motometer was not an original part on the car so considering it is an aftermarket add on, you can consider either finding an original 1920's part (eBay or someone in the forum) or just but a new reproduction part (Restoration Supply Company and others).  As for the top bow clamps, this is what you are looking for. These are off my Light Six but would be almost the same for your Special Six. Many makes used this design so if you keep your eye out on eBay, they come up occasionally.  The distance from the bolt to the bottom and the overall height are usually the difference in the various cars but generally you can make one fit even it isn't an exact match for your car.

Scott

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I was going through some stuff this weekend and came across this. It'll take a little sanding to get it smooth but there's about an inch of bakelite to the top of the cap before you'll run out of material.

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Scott

 

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I actually need one like the photo because it has a radiator temperature feature on it

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Oh, if you aren't looking for an original cap but one in which to mount a motometer, then again, you can find them either on eBay or Restoration Supply. Back in the day, folks would often just drill a hole in an original cap and install a motometer.

Scott

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