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1937 120C Headliner Installation
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I have received my headliner from SMS and have been attempting to determine the placement of the top bows. However, each and every bow appears to be too long for placement no matter where I try to fit it. Does anyone have any pics of how these bows are to be installed? I have seven plus two that appear to house another dome or back seat light that is part of the ceiling. These seven do match the number of loops in the headliner.
Thanks for any assistance you might be able to give.

Posted on: 10/1 16:24
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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Re: 1937 120 Door Hinge Pins
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Hi. Actually, I took one to a friend of mine who had them made using that as the pattern. They fit just great. Thanks for replying.

Posted on: 9/16 14:00
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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Re: 1937 Wiring Issue
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Thanks, Jim. I took your information and instead of using my DVM to check voltage, I used my test light with the terminal that was giving me issues on my harness attached to a 12-volt battery. I then touched the light to the other end of that wire from the battery and the light illuminated as expected. I then touched the ends of each of the other wires and no illumination occurred. I am going under the assumption that the DVM readings were caused by magnetic induction which was a result of current flowing through the wires and they were, as you pointed out, false readings. I have reinstalled my harness back into my car with the negative pole attached to the starter solenoid as per this model. When I touch the battery terminal to the positive pole there is no spark or anything that would tell me that current is actually flowing. I do really appreciate your input concerning this and hope you have a great week. Thanks again.

Posted on: 8/22 15:46
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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Re: 1937 Wiring Issue
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Thanks, Howard. Here is what I have done thus far. 1) removed the wiring harness completely. 2) only connected the line that runs from the started solenoid to the ammeter, but only at the starter solenoid. 3) isolated all other wiring. The measurements still give me 2.50 volts across the system. I then took the harness and my 12-volt battery and connected the negative pole to that particular wire. With my voltmeter, I measured the current through that wire alone and it read 12.6 volts . I then measured current from the end of that wire through other wires and received measurements from 6 to 7.5 volts. I truly believe I have something amiss within the harness. My next step is to remove the harness wraps and check the individual wires. As stated, I truly think I have something definitely amiss. I do appreciate all of the information you have provided. I'll take your response and put it in my restoration notes. Thanks.

Posted on: 8/21 13:28
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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Re: 1937 Wiring Issue
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Thanks, Larry. I'm working on it again today and will definitely check that out.

Posted on: 8/21 10:04
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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1937 Wiring Issue
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I had determined that I had a short in my electrical system somewhere. I started attempting to track it down and determined that it probably was in my started solenoid. I replaced it, but here is what I have and am wondering if anyone out there has seen this. I have completely disconnected my wiring harness from everything and covered the bare ends with electrical tape. I do have the negative pole of the battery connected to the starter solenoid to provide power on that side, but the positive side is not connected. I measure voltage between the positive battery cable and the terminal. I have nothing from the wiring harness connected anywhere, and when I place my voltmeter on the positive cable to the positive terminal, I get 0.06 to 0.35 volts across there. When I have the line that goes from the starter solenoid to the ammeter connected to the starter solenoid but nowhere else, I get 3.35 volts across there. Am I misunderstanding this to be an issue when actually this is normal or should I be actually measuring amperage? I didn't think I should get anything from the positive cable to the positive terminal when nothing else is connected. I'm beginning to believe that I have fried something within my wiring harness, but cannot seem to see where that would cause this condition. Before I go much further, I'll see what you might have to offer.
Thanks for any assistance you might be able to provide.

Posted on: 8/20 15:42
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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1937 120 Windshield Defroster
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I need the complete assembly that goes behind the dashboard that operates the windshield defroster. By complete assembly, I mean the motor and fan assembly and the tubing that connects it to the heater assembly. I have my heater installed and working. I also have the dashboard switch that operates the fan.
Since the heater and apparently defroster were options, my parts manual does not list these items. Does anyone have any information concerning the parts numbers or possibly where I might obtain these parts?
Thanks to all for your assistance.

Posted on: 6/12 16:54
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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Re: 1937 headlight wiring
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Thanks. Yes, that is exactly how they are operating and is the way I thought they should work based on the wiring schematic. I could not come up with the actual reason why they would work that way and I do thank you for your information that does, upon reflection, make sense. I have a shop manual, but now I guess I do need to get an owner's manual, n'est pas?

Posted on: 4/30 17:19
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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1937 headlight wiring
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I received my rebuilt headlight switch the other day and now have it installed. I have parking lights, dim and bright. My question is that when my switch is in the bright position and I depress the light dimmer switch, only the left headlight goes to the dim position. The wiring diagram that goes with my wiring harness does not show the right bright setting going through the dimmer switch. I'm sure the harness company provided a correct wiring harness but I am curious as to whether both lights are to go to dim when the dimmer switch is pushed. Does anyone have further information concerning this operation.
Thanks to all.

Posted on: 4/29 14:21
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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Re: Door mount side mirror for
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Thanks. I'll definitely check those out.

Posted on: 4/20 11:10
Roger Howe
Whitewright, TX
1937 120C Touring Sedan
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