Nash34

1915 Regal

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Over the weekend I purchased a 1915 Regal Light 4.  The car is a project car. I am in the process of looking for information and photos 1915 Regal.  Also needing some parts. Looking Radiator, radiator shell, owner's manual and dash gauges.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks 

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I will be at Hershey just down from the Hcca tent. RWO 23,24. 

Is there any other  1915 Regal out there? 

 

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I've seen (and used to own one) earlier Regals, but don't think I've ever seen a 1915.....they were produced until 1918, but the later ones seem to be scarce.

 

Did you purchase the California one that was recently advertised in Hemmings?  Should be a fun project!

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Trimacar.

What year of Regal did you have?

 

I got the car out of Newton, Kansas. The guy I got the car from bought the Regal 40 years ago around the Newton  area. He took the car apart into the bigger components. Engine/transmission , body, frame, rear end.  Had the wheels rewooded. Thats all the farther he got. 

 

I have found some information sent I first posted. Lot of the components

( speedometer, distribution parts)  I am missing I have figured out what they are. 

 

 

 

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I was searching Ebay one day for "1910 Buick", when a listing for a "1910 Regal, not a Buick" popped up.  The car was a chassis with radiator and hood, and a couple of hours from me and inexpensive, so I bought it.  It was a project that I didn't have time for.  I think it was closer to a 1911 or 1912, it was an underslung.  I decided to sell it, it went overseas and has now been restored in speedster form. Here's a picture of it at an exhibition overseas before it was restored.

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Still looking for parts for 1915 Regal.

 I am doing more research to find out what was used for gauges on the dash.

 

I come across some information that stated the company that made the starter generator also made the switch. It was a Dyneto made out of Syracuse New York. 

Has anyone come across a switch for a Dyneto ignition system? 

 

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It there anyone that own or know some one that own a 1914-1918 Regal.  Would  be interested in talking to them about regal. 

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Can you post a picture of two of the car as well as the main parts you are needing.  It may help us scrounge around for you.

Al

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Thanks for responding Al

When I got this car it was already apart. Luckily  it was a teacher that took the car apart and did a pretty good job if keeping everything organized. 

Kept some decent notes.

Whats missing is radiator, hood, all four doors, dash and its components.

 

 

 

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Was this model the first that was not underslung?  If you get you body assembled, the doors should not be a huge project, just more work to build them.

Al

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Yes 1915 was considered the model D. 

It had a conventional front axle setup. With a cantilever rear end. So the rear end mounted on the end of the springs and not the center to help keep the car sitting lower. Regal also has a full floating rear axle. All in one starter generator unit for the light 4. 

Also the first year to use a V8 in the it the big model. 

The doors themselves won't be bad to make.  It's not having any of the door latchs or hinge hardware  that will make things difficult. 

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