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Anderson Coachbilt Six: “A Little Higher in Price but Made in Dixie”

 

6 responses to “Anderson Coachbilt Six: “A Little Higher in Price but Made in Dixie”

  1. Many early ” assembled ” autos used Continental engines. As I recall there were
    “Red Seal” and ” Blue Seal” engines. The arcticle states that this car suffered from ” engine failures”. Was there a history of Coninental engine failure or unreliability?

  2. I think this Speedster is a great looking car. I like the simple step in place of a full running board.

    The nice car designs look like they are moving, even while standing still.

  3. With a longer wheel base this car would be sensational. Note they couldn’t fit a full size golf door on this short chassis. Looks like a customized Ford; needs more wheel base to go from cute to classsic.

  4. MY guess is that the Continental engine installed in the “Sporting” style Roadster with no windows , —fold down top — and golf-bag storage door and versions of this car — might have been exposed to “drivers” that had absolutely NO patience for observing Break-In Procedures (!!!) —critical to engine longevity !!! a False Erroneous reputation from the “word” of: big mouthed Poor driving habits, as piston to bore clearances and piston ring end gaps had to be: Properly”Broken In!” As I am familiar with the (successful) Millions & Decades of Continental Engines in many: Automobile, Truck . Checker Cabs, Fork Lift , Water Pumps, Fire Engines , Generators, Welders, Marine & Riverine Vessels (to name a few) including hundreds of makes of automobiles that have come & gone ( for other than engine “issues”), — but the Continental Engines are a “Gold Standard” for reliability and endurance! This (former) Checker Factory Branch Mechanic, (Me), — can assure you of very high mileage Continental engines creating their deserved durability legend!!! GO ask a Cabby!!! Ask a professional Welder!!! Ask a Ski Resort Chair- Lift Owner. Ask a Hospital ask a Carnival Operator EXAMPLE : 1928 Ford Cars bore this Admonition/Warning on the lower LHS of the windshield : This Car must not be driven over 25 MPH!!! for the first 2,000 miles , in order to properly “break in” the engine’s piston rings, cylinder bores and crankshaft bearings !!! Today’s Engines are not that critical! Yesterdays engines were ALL that critical! It causes no harm to go easy on a modern engine when new it DOES on an old engine design , older Continentals included!!! Edwin W.

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