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 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 new short fiber sodium soap grease having a high melting point is now being used in production in all front wheel bearings. This front wheel bearing lubricant has been carefully checked and tested under severe operating conditions and has proved unusually efficient. Under no circumstances should it be removed from new cars and other greases substituted.
The following are the specifications of this new lubricant:
Sodium Soap …………….. 15.0-17.0%
Free Fatty Acid (Cale as Oleic). 0.2% Max.
Free Alkali as NaOH ………. 0.3% Max.
Moisture ………………… 0.2% Max.
Mineral Oil. ……………… 82.3-85.0%
Viscosity of Mineral Oil at 100° F. to be 290-310 (Saybolt Universal) and to have nil acidity.
Consistency-Penetration of an unworked sample determined according to A. S. T. M. method D-217 shall be 175-200 at 77° F.
To lessen any possibility of oil filtering through the speedometer bearing and working up into the speedometer, a left hand spiral groove is now machined in the shaft of the gear. (See Fig. 1184.) This left hand groove will direct the oil back into the universal joint housing and prevent it working into the shaft casing. This part is serviced in assemblies A-17270-F and G.