Hi, I'm about to put my '26 roadster body on the frame. I took the old blocks off sometime in the 70s and I don't remember where they went. Can someone please help? No. 6 I know came from rear most cross member. No. 1 I have no idea where this goes.I have two if them. I have only one of No. 7 and have no idea where this one goes either, So Nos. 4, 3 and 2 are a mystery to me. I assume they go on the frame brackets, but which ones and in what orientation? No. 3 and 2 are similar but different slightly in thickness. The arrows point to where they were bolted to the brackets. Thank you!
I have this link saved for when I get up to the same point with my 27.
Thanks Dave, Do you have any idea what block no. 7 and block no. one are for?
I think 3 and 2 go under the cross member which is right in front of the seat. One on each side. No 3 looks like a rat has been chewing on it. No 4 looks like the piece which goes between the crankcase ear and the frame at the rear motor mount. No 6 looks like it goes at the rear of the body. I think no 1 goes along the top of the body just to the rear of the door post. Not sure about no 7.
Thanks Norman. This makes sense. Not sure you are right about No. 1 but I will check to see if it fits there when I go to the shop where the car is on Tuesday. There is a piece of wood that surrounds the post where the top iron attaches and I have that. As to No. 3, it was a porcupine, not a rat. I should have known about #4. 7 is a mystery. What are the body bolts? Are they carriage bolts?
I found out that No. 1 goes at the bottom of the seat frame to keep the upholstery panel in place.
William, my 27 Roadster body is bolted to the chassis at 5 points. I can't guarantee that it is factory original but it does look that way to me.
1 - front of cowl / steel body brackets with 3/8" x 13/16" hex head bolts (castellated nuts) in chassis and 5/16" x 3/4" stove bolts in firewall
2 - rear of cowl / hex head bolt 7/16" x 1"
3 - front of seat / carriage bolt 7/16" x 2" (wood block #2)
4 - rear of seat / hex head bolt 7/16" x 2" (wood block #3)
5 - over rear axle / hex head bolt 7/16" x 4.5" (two piece wood block fixed in U shaped body beam by 2 wood screws).
Pictured below of driver's side as seen from passenger's side. Front of car would be to the right.
Thanks Eric for posting this. Are wood block # 1 and #2 the same thickness? Your No. 6 (the rear over axel block is so different from mine (no. 6 on my original posting). Mine is an early '26 so that might account for the difference.