1941 Hydramatic Quadrant Photo Request

Started by Paul Phillips, January 26, 2013, 10:32:23 AM

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Paul Phillips

Could someone with a 'nice' 41 Hydramatic please post a picture of the selector quadrant.  I am particularly interested in the appearance of the "Hi" graphic.  Mine appears to have a horizontal line in it that aligns with the detail line in the body (please see photo attached).  I want to be sure that is right, and not just a defect.  Also, if anyone has replicated these inserts, I would be interested in your choice of materials & technique.

Thanks
Paul
Paul Phillips CLC#27214
1941 60 Special (6019S)
1949 60 Special (6069X)
1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
1910 Oakland Model 24 Runabout

Doug Houston

Your picture tells the whole story. Some time in the dim, dark past, the indicator "arrow" scraped the housing AND the plastic tabs, and described a line across the whole thing. If you want to put the thing right, you should take the housing off and buff out the line, then take each tabout and polish out the groove.

BTW, the color is a tad to much like chocolate. See if you can match the original color a bit better.
38-6019S
38-9039
39-9057B
41-6227D
41-6019SF
41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
70-DeV Conv
41-Chev 41-1167
41 Olds 41-3929

Paul Phillips

Thanks Doug - exactly the type of info I needed.  There has been lots on 'unwinding' of things previous owners had done on this project, in this case the mechanical scraping and bad paint.  I have everything apart already and the housing bead blasted.  It will be relatively easy to make the lines disappear.  As to the correct color - I have a deluxe heater blower housing that appears to be original paint - is that correct color to match?

Paul
Paul Phillips CLC#27214
1941 60 Special (6019S)
1949 60 Special (6069X)
1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
1910 Oakland Model 24 Runabout

Doug Houston

No. The heater paint color is more nearly what the brown is on your picture.

It's hard to describe it, but if the steering column has the original paint on it, down in the engine compartment, it would be the proper color.
38-6019S
38-9039
39-9057B
41-6227D
41-6019SF
41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
70-DeV Conv
41-Chev 41-1167
41 Olds 41-3929

Paul Phillips

Thanks.  Guess I need another reference point.  The steering column & trim had been overpainted by the same brown inside and by black in the engine compartment.  I have already stripped that off.  about the only other interior item that looks original is the inside of the glove box cover.  Would that work, or do I need to find another color reference?

Paul
Paul Phillips CLC#27214
1941 60 Special (6019S)
1949 60 Special (6069X)
1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
1910 Oakland Model 24 Runabout

kkarrer

Paul,
      I checked mine and what you have looks to be scratched.  I have a couple of extra letters, but not a complete set.  I also have an extra housing for those letters that was nicely chromed, but the information I've seen indicates that the housing should be painted.  I thought that the authenticity manual said that they should be the standard brown color of the column and emergency brake handle, but I may be wrong there.  Also, I'm pretty sure that the manual said that they may also be body color.  I'll check.
Ken Karrer 1941 6227D coupe

Paul Phillips

Thanks Ken. Let me know if you want to part with the spare letters. Not sure how mine will survive wet sanding to take out the scratch. Authenticity Manual calls the color Gold Bronze by Dulux. Guess I need a color formula or source for that, if the glove box cover doesn't work. I'll wait for Doug's expertise to help on that.

Paul
Paul Phillips CLC#27214
1941 60 Special (6019S)
1949 60 Special (6069X)
1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
1910 Oakland Model 24 Runabout

Doug Houston

Not making any promises, but I may have a complete quadrant housing too, letters and all. I sometimes surprise myself with what's in my parts stash. It may take a couple of days, but we'll see.
38-6019S
38-9039
39-9057B
41-6227D
41-6019SF
41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
70-DeV Conv
41-Chev 41-1167
41 Olds 41-3929

Paul Phillips

Doug
I can be patient!  Thanks for the efforts to help.

Paul
Paul Phillips CLC#27214
1941 60 Special (6019S)
1949 60 Special (6069X)
1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
1910 Oakland Model 24 Runabout

Doug Houston

Couldn't find a spare one, so I borrowed this one off of one of the cars. It has never been refinished.


38-6019S
38-9039
39-9057B
41-6227D
41-6019SF
41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
70-DeV Conv
41-Chev 41-1167
41 Olds 41-3929