supposedly there is a little hump for a wire to run through on some of the fender braces on Auto/Aero cycles, some Motorbikes that make them particularly rare. It was there for lights - I don't know if this is actually true.
Those fenders are probably worth trying to have rolled out by someone with a machine. Even if they're too far gone... if the braces have a divet in them for a wire to run under them, they're worth something themselves.
Sent you a PM. Bob Hufford on Schwinnbikeforums.com might want it or know someone that would be willing to pay for it. I would love to have that bike, but I would bet there's someone that would be willing to pay more than I would or could for it.
I'm going to try the old Oven Cleaner trick, if that doesn't work, never tried the Xymol one, might give that a whirl.
Kickback is going on my '62 Typhoon, I fried the one on it last year (I think) need to have that one rebuilt now.
This one slipped through the cracks of the Kansas City Craigslist today for a measly sum. Seems like the kickback is functioning - which is all I wanted off of it!
Looks like a can of Krylon exploded on it. :?
Sometimes you bring something home - then really have to ask yourself - WHY?! :? :roll: I think I'll try to get it riding without replacing any parts, soak the chain, try air up the tires and see if I can meet my out of pocket maximum on my insurance for the year. Either that or chain it up...
Second year in a row bringing this model home, brings me up to 3 total in my collection. 1939 Hawtorne Comet. Kansas City must have had a lot of these rolling around! This is the fourth one I have owned. Going to borrow the truss rod bracket for a nicer bike while I work this one over...