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1932 Frontenac 6-85

Special Features

  • Simplified free wheeling
  • Automatic starting
  • Air-curve streamlines
  • Shield-design radiator
  • Sloping windshield
  • Roll-edge fenders
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Airplane-design instruments
  • Super power Continental motor
  • Bendix quiet positive four-wheel brakes.
  • Silent carburetion
  • Constant mesh transmission
  • Self adjusting shock absorbers
  • The cabriolet's top folds down into a special well to preserve the car's air-curve symmetry,

Custom Cabriolet



Custom Coupe



Custom Sedan



Special Coupe



Special Sedan


Models

  • Custom Sedan $1,2601
  • Custom Coupe $1,2601
  • Custom Cabriolet (Covertible Coupe) $1,4151
  • Special Sedan $1,1501
  • Special Coupe $1,1801
  • RS Special Coupe $1,1801
Notes:

1 1932 prices, Canadian dollars, f.o.b. Leaside

Serial Number Range

  • K-1001 up

Specifications

ENGINE
Continental 32-A engine. 6 cylinder "L" head, bore 3-3/8" stroke 4", piston displacement 214.7 cubic inches. S.A.E. h.p. rating 27.34, Actual h.p. 85 at 3400 R.P.M.; 4 four bearing crankshaft with interchangeable bronze-backed babbitt-lined main bearings. Camshaft bearings steel shell babbitt-lined; aluminum alloy pistons non-detonating cylinder head, torsional dqmpener, Camshaft driven by silent chain; four point engine suspension, rubber mounted both front and rear.
LUBRICATION
Full pressure-feed to main bearings, connecting rod bearings, and camshaft bearings. Crankcase ventilatoa on all models.
COOLING SYSTEM
Cellular radiator with 3-1/8 gallon capacity. Centrifugal water pump, thermostatic water temperuture control. Temperature indicator on dash. Filler under hood. Improved, silent type fan.
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel tank at rear of chassis with 12-1/2 gallon capacity. Automatic fuel pump with filter. Double venturi carburetor, having metered accelerating pump, hot spot with heat regulutor. Electric guage on dash.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM
Two unit, 6-volt. Distributor mounted above engine. Automatic spark advance with rranual spark controa mounted on dash. Automatic starting. Ignition lock,
LIGHTING SYSTEM
Headlights: one bulb, double filament, with foot dimmer switch control. One parking bulb, Lighting switch mounted on instrument punel. Single bulb, double filament, tail and stop light, lndirect lighting on instrument panel.
CLUTCH
Singie plate, dry type, multiple spring. Fitted with dampener.
TRANSMISSION
Three speeds forward und reverse. Constant mesh helical gears. Easy, quiet shift. Free wheel unit at rear of transmission. Free wheel control on dash.
FRONT AXLE
Reverse Elliott type, drop forged heat treated l-beam. Tempered roller bearings. Steering knuckles fitted with ball thrust bearings. Bronze bushings.
REAR AXLE
Semi-floating type. Tapered roller beurings throughout. Differential carrier adjustable without dismantling. Hotchkiss type drive in connection with two all-metal, oil.tight, dust proof Universal joints.
STEERING GEAR
Irreversible type with roller bearing thrusts on worm. 17" hand wheel adjustable for driving positions.
BRAKES
Four wheel internal expanding, steeldraulic, fully inclosed, protected by grease deflectors Full mechanical linkage.
FRAME
Side members 6" deep with 2-1/4" flange. Five cross members with tubular cross member at front end Wide plate at rear of frame.
SPRINGS
Front spring 36" long, shackled at front end. Rear spring 54-1/4" long, underslung at rear axle tube. Front and rear springs controlled by double-acting, hydraulic shock absorbers. Self-adiusting shackles at front and rear.
WHEELS (Special models)
Five, wire, full drop centre, demountable at hub.
WHEELS (Custom models)
Six, wire, full drop centre, demountable at hub.
WHEELBASE
114". Overall length without bumpers 161".
BODY METAL
Front fenders, one piece stampings, heavy guage. Rear fenders, heavy guage, deep crown. Running boards, steel, reinforced, with vulcunized rubber covering. Polished molding on outer edge. Headlights tie-bar attached through fenders to U-shaped flange fender supports for rigidity. Fully shielded with radiutor apron, side shields and rear frame shield.
STANDARD EOUIPMENT (Special models)
lnstrument panel includes oil pressure guage, water temperature indicator, 90 mile per hour speedometer, gasoline gauge and ammeter. Pull knobs for spark, throttle, choke, and lights. Free wheeling unit control.
STANDARD EOUIPMENT (Custom models)
lnstrument panel includes oil pressure guage, water temperature indicator, 90 mile per hour speedometer, gasoline gauge and ammeter. Pull knobs for spark, throttle, choke, and lights. Free wheeling unit control. Spare wheels carried in welled front fenders. Trunk rack.
BODY
Combination heavy gauge reinforced steel and wood construction. Adjustable front seat. Slanting windshietd with aero-line design carried throughout. Wind resistance diminished appreciably.

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