I have been told that this is not a correct top for a 24' Roadster. It doesn't come around to the bow on the sides and has 3 rectangular windows. I saw a pic of 17' Roadster today with the same top, so now I am questioning it.
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I can't open picture?
Here is the photo:
That is a one man top so the mechanism is correct for 1924.
However, the covering is not correct and does not fit right.
My 24 had 2 windows and came around the sides
Looks closer to 1917-18 to me with the straight back curtain.
Ok, mystery is solved, now I know. Also Chuck, your 24 has the latterns on the side, should mine have those and are they electric and where do they connect? Maybe you could give me a close up picture.
Dan -- According to the Encyclopedia, 1919 and later cars with starter and generator came without cowl lamps, and vice-versa. The "electric" cars also had an electric tail light, and the non-electric cars had a kerosene tail lamp.
I added the lamps with brackets from swap meets. They are also available repro from most vendors. They are not original to this car but I like them. Actually used 2 for tail lamps as well. I converted them from kerosene to electric.
Sorry, no other pics as I sold the car.
p.s. -- I now see there is another part to your question. The cowl lamps on Chuck's car are kerosene lamps. Folks sometimes electrify them these days, often incorporating turn signals into them.
Is there an echo in here? Yet another case of simultaneous typing.
Ok, Thanks everyone, I believe I have it straight now, thought I was missing something else.
Check your engine number to determine the date of manufacture. If it is a late '24, it may even have the '25 style rear window. A good indication would be the three holes in the top windshield frame, two for the mirror, and one for the wiper. The picture that Chuck posted is correct for a mid year '24.