To still further increase the strength of the floor side sill rear filler block A-35081-R.H. and A-35082-L. H., used on Tudor and Touring Cars the length of these blocks has been changed from 3″ to 6″; the length of the bevel on the edge of the block has also been changed from 1 3⁄8” to 4 1⁄8”. (See Fig. 1208.)
The back window in the De Luxe Coupe has been changed from a stationary window to a window which can be raised or lowered. This change is now standard equipment on the De Luxe Coupe and can be obtained as special equipment at extra cost for those desiring it in standard coupe bodies. When a rumble seat is installed in a standard coupe the adjustable back window will be supplied at no extra charge. It will of course be necessary for the dealer to notify the Branch as adjustable back window installations must be made at the Branch.
Due to the amount of labor and expense involved it would not be practical for dealers to attempt to replace a stationary window with an adjustable window in old coupes.
Truck rear hubs AA-1113-F2 and AA 1114-F2 are now being used in 100% production. In these hubs the bearing sleeve is made integral with the hub. This construction eliminates the AA-1236-C rear hub sleeve and the A-23225 sleeve retainer rivet. The AA-1113-F2 and AA-1114-F2 hubs can be used interchangeably with the AA-1113-Fl and AA-1114-Fl hubs which have the sleeves installed.
Top dressing should never be applied when a top is new, it should be applied only after the top material has become very dull, checked or cracked. It is also important that the correct top dressing is used with rubber and pyroxylin coated tops. Use M-255 for Pyroxylin coated tops only, Use M-255-B for Rubber coated tops only.
A-46116-R lock cylinder and key assembly has been obsoleted. If calls are received for this part after present stocks are exhausted, supply A-46123-E lock cylinder and A-11586-C key. The key can be cut on your key cutting machine and the tumblers in the lock cylinder then fitted to the key.
Headlamp reflector surfaces that are exposed to sulphur fumes will turn the reflectors black. Rubber fumes from tires, etc., will also tarnish reflector surfaces. If any of these parts should become tarnished, they can be easily cleaned by dipping a soft cloth (preferably cotton flannel) into dry lamp black and rubbing the reflectors for a few minutes until their bright appearance has been restored.
To reduce the number of floor mats carried for service, a new floor mat has been released. This mat can be used in replacement of a number of the old style mats as it has markings on top indicating where it may be cut in order to fit the different type bodies. (see Fig. 1186.)
When replating a mat, the old mat can be used as a pattern to locate the lines where cutouts are to be made around· the gear shift lever, emergency brake lever, etc. This new mat (A-35230-ER) will, after present stocks are exhausted, replace the following mats:
In addition to the above, A-130240-AR floor mat, rear, has been obsoleted and is to be replaced by A-130240-B after present stocks of A-130240-AR are exhausted.
A change has been made in the location of the screw which fastens the remote control connecting link to the door lock unit. This change has been made in all door locks used on the following type bodies:
160A, Band C. Sedans
79B “A” Panel Delivery
225A “A” Panel Delivery Drop Floor
85B “AA” Panel Delivery 131″ W. B. The old design locks A-161100-A, A-191100- A, A-161101-A, A-191101-A, A-162100-A, A-80055-B, A-162101-A, A-80056-B, will not be carried for service. If, after present stocks are exhausted, you receive calls for any of the above locks, supply the new design and redrill the screw hole for attaching the lock to the inside door panel so that the hole will be exactly in line with the clinch-on nut. Drill a 3⁄8” hole 27/32” below and 1 11/16“ forward from the present screw hole. (See Fig. 1187.)
The following are the symbol numbers of the new locks used on the bodies listed in the opposite column.
include table page 569 1931-06