1929 Nash, Model 461, Advance Six, Serial number 479481, Gary DeYoung, Florida
A model 461 is a Cabriolet (convertible coupe) and rides on a 130" wheelbase. The overall length of these 130" wheelbase cars is 16 and a half feet, bumper to bumper. The wheels are 20" and the original tire size was 550 x 20, however a 600 x 20 is the most common replacement tire size. The original tires were Firestone, though I have found Lester tires to be a much better ride.
The overhead valve, six cylinder "Twin Igniton" Nash built motor, delivers power to a three speed non-synchromesh transmission of Nash design, via a Borg & Beck clutch assembly. This non-synchromesh transmission is best used with a double-clutch process during shifting, to render smooth gear changing. The brakes are mechanical, with internal expanding shoes on front and external contacting bands on rear. They offer a large combined square inch of braking surface, so when the correct process is used during brake adjustment, will render very satisfactory stopping distance without steering pull.
This 461 has the optional wire wheels. They are the Budd wheels, so are five lug. They differ from the seven lug wire wheels made by Cleveweld, also offered that year as an option. The hubcaps are different as are the brake drums. On back is a Nash luggage rack and full width rear bumper.
Gary DeYoung - NCCA 6196.
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