My 1915 runabout is one of those “modern” 1915’s put together about fifty years ago. A lot of it is correct, but the firewall is modern plywood. Said firewall is in poor condition, with some of the bolt holes broken through, so I’m replacing it. This is not a show car, so the new firewall will also be plywood.
I’m told the firewall brackets on this car actually are 1909-1911. Is that right?
When I removed the hood former I found that the hole for the hood rod was a piece of brass tubing embedded in a glob of JB Weld or the like. Is it supposed to be part of the hood former? A separate part attached to the firewall? Is there a picture showing it?