Bluebird Technical Discussion 1935-1937

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Freqman1, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. #61 Posted Jun 27, 2016

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    My intent for the thread was to inform and educate. There are a lot of bikes I will never own but that doesn't mean I don't want to learn about them. Unfortunately many of these threads become cluttered with stuff that does not contribute to the body of knowledge. Let's try to keep this one on track so that it can serve as a reference for those that want to study and learn about these beautiful bikes. V/r Shawn
     
  2. #62 Posted Jun 28, 2016

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    My latest acquisition is another 1935. This one is restored. It does have the 'blob' welds underneath the tank and no alemite fittings. The serial # is N127493. V/r Shawn

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  3. #63 Posted Jul 20, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #64 Posted Jul 22, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Here's the one owner bird from the Detroit area. B16093, Grey, it does not have the 'blob' welds underneath the tank but does have the alemite fittings.
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  5. #65 Posted Jul 26, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I just noticed that I haven't seen many original dark gray early Bluebirds. If I'm not mistaken, it was a one year only color in 1937. Do you guys have any insight on this?
     
  6. #66 Posted Jul 26, 2016

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Correct one year only. There is a member here who has an outstanding original example in that color. I have seen at least one other pretty nice one as well and have a friend with a Strucel restored gray bird that is gorgeous. V/r Shawn
     
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  7. #67 Posted Jul 26, 2016

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    I'll post some photos up tonight of the tank door on my original bird. The question was brought up by Cliff M. whether maybe there aren't two styles of doors on these. My original bird has a recess where the knob sits. My restored bird has a repo door but there is no recess. Does anyone have an original door that is just flat under the knob? It seem virtually every restored bike I've seen does not have the recess. I suspect this is because they are all repos. Because the door was not attached via a hinge or any other means it seems many of the original doors are lost to time. Thoughts? V/r Shawn
     
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  8. #68 Posted Jul 26, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    In regards to the door
    I believe the nob is back from the edge more on the 35 models


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  9. #69 Posted Jul 26, 2016

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    Ok here is the tank door on my original 1935 bike. Notice the recess the knob sits in and the locating tabs underneath. I'd be interested to see other original doors especially from other years to see if they changed it up. V/r Shawn

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  10. #70 Posted Aug 17, 2016

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    hello everyone! I'm going to scour this page but i want to ask you bluebird buffs, do any of your early bluebirds (pre '38) have markings on it indicating made in USA? Im working on getting one through customs and the two ways to prove it was made here and to avoid paying duties, i need to show a marking on the bike saying made in USA, or have a legal document from the manufacturer. Im working on contacting sears and trying to get ahold of archives. but if these bikes have a stamp, some pictures of the whole bike and a stamp, to compare mine too, would be worth a shot to me! thanks in advance i will appreciate any and all help i get.

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    im a BB Newbie, how do you i.d. years? I don't have a catalog of my own yet.

    These are the pics I got. Im super excited. Im just working so hard to get this thing here with as few problems with customs as possible. can anyone help me i.d. year pretty please. I don't have a serial number handy.


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  12. #72 Posted Aug 17, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    @Robertriley can you send me a pic of your whole bike too pretty please
     
  14. #74 Posted Aug 17, 2016

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    Hmmmmmm....maybe. You can take your pick from my album?
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Thanks chris :)

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  17. #77 Posted Aug 17, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Does that Bluebird come with a block of Swiss Cheese?
     
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  18. #78 Posted Aug 17, 2016

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    Lol....I'm not sure if she knows the story.
     
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    I dont

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  20. #80 Posted Aug 18, 2016

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    The U.S. Patent decal is the only thing that says U.S. on these bikes and it doesn't look like the one you are getting from Marc has that decal. The bike should have a '37 serial number (start with a "B") since its painted gray. V/r Shawn