The plates will then arrive with very neat and serviceable celluloid figures already attached so that the number plates may be immediately affixed to the car, thus avoiding the troublesome business of painting the numbers yourself to the legal dimensions.
Some of my readers do not seem too keen on making a cushion, a back squab, and a hood. Here, Messrs. Austers, Ltd., Crown Works, Barford Street, Birmingham, come to the rescue, for they have made at my special request a back squab, a cushion, and a hood. They will supply a very neat windscreen, which also has been specially designed for the car. I recommend readers to use those parts. The colour of the upholstery, which should be chosen to tone with the paintwork of the car, should be stated when ordering. My own car is painted with cream cellulose applied by means of one of the cheap Spray-on guns supplied by the County Chemical Co., Ltd., Chemical Works, Bradford Street, Birmingham, who also supply the spraying cellulose.
The mouldings and the wings are in maroon, whilst the imitation louvres on the bonnet are picked out in black. You will, of of course, choose your own colour scheme.
No provision is made for a dynamo on this car, since there is very little need for one. The car starts quite easily, and it is a simple matter to have a spare accumulator on charge. I have been in touch with Chloride Company, who are arranging to supply a special 6-volt battery for this car. When ordering ask for Exide 3.CZN7- IL. This battery is of 30 ampere-hours' capacity at the 20-hour rate or 27 ampere-hours' capacity at the 10-hour rate; and is therefore quite ample to feed the two wing lights, the rear light, and the horn.
You must use lamps of the 6-volt double-pole type, and a convenient and quick way of coupling them up to the battery is to take two leads to two strips of brass fixed behind the dash. These two strips of brass will form common bus bars from which the leads to the horn (fixed in the centre of the radiator), and the lamp may be taken. This will save a multiplicity of leads to the battery. Excellent, wing lights, rear lights, and horns are obtainable from James Grose, Ltd., 379 Euston Road, N.W. I. They are cheap and efficient. This firm will also supply the car type of mudguards if you decide to use those instead of wooden ones. My drawings have shown both types.