I ordered the cowl lacing and rivets for my 25. the remnants of old lacing were under the "lip" so that's where I put the new lacing. Then when I put the hood on I realized the lacing dosen't actually touch anything! Why is it there? I understand the lacing on the radiator shell helps to keep your hood from rubbing the the paint off itself. Did I install something wrong?
Yes. And the rivet heads go on the underside so that the split end buries itself into the lacing.
Yeah Tim The above was supposed to be sorta "Tongue in Cheek" I was following what was there and it didn't occur to me that something was wrong umtil I put the hood on I wonder if that has happened to anyone else.
Tim, this is how the cowl lacing is fittted to my Canadian sourced 1925 T, Henrietta. The right side is a little more tatty. Note the rivet heads in the lacing, the split end of the rivet being on the inside. This is the first original lacing I have owned, but I have seen other firewalls with the rivets still in situ, fitted this way round. Perhaps the Canadians had a reason to do it this way.
Allan from down under.
I have seen the rivets installed both ways on original firewalls. Don't know why? Dave
The rivet heads go on top.
Ah heck, I use aluminum pop rivets!
Larry, that's the way I did mine on the TT, not only because most that I have seen were that way, but they just look better. JMHO. Dave