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The1939 Studebaker Coupe Express Complies with all 23 items of the voluntary NSRA Vehicle Safety Inspection Program. The sole purpose of the safety inspection is to advise the street rod owner of problem areas, either real or potential. As an "advisory" type inspection, it is only used to call the owner's attention to something which may have been overlooked. The inspection is not mandatory and has no effect on entering or taking part in street rodding activities. 
C/W = Complied with

1. HORN: Electric only. Electric

2. SPEED INDICATOR: Speedometer or calibrated tachometer at 55 mph Yes

3. REAR VIEW MIRROR:  One inside or outside on driver's side of vehicle. Yes

4. GLASS: Must be safety plate. Yes

5. LIGHTING: Hi-beam; low-beam; tail; brake; license. Yes

6. WINDSHIELD WIPER: Electric or vacuum operated. Electric

7. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LOCKOUT: Neutral and/or park start only. C/W

8. TIRES: Minimum 3/32 tread acceptable. Must meet D.O.T. specificationsYes

9. STEERING: No excessive "play" (2" radius max.) or binding; system must be safely mounted

10. THROTTLE LINKAGE: Must not travel past center, return spring required. Yes

11. FUEL SYSTEM: CHECK VENT ON TRUNK AND INTERIOR MOUNTED TANKS; no clear, plastic lines allowed.  No leaks. Complied with

12. EXHAUST SYSTEM: NO LEAKS. Must pass rear edge of front door and exit exhaust away from vehicle.

13. SELF-ALIGNING ROD END BEARINGS: Check for fractures, insert sloppiness or binding.

14. SHOCK ABSORBERS: One per wheel, no leaks, 2" travel in each direction. C/W

15. BRAKES: Four-wheel brakes, no leaks, check brake pedal travel, no copper tubing, check length of flexible linesC/W

16. WINDSHIELD: Should be AS-1. Yes

17. SHIFT PATTERN: Shift pattern should be visible except on three speed standard column shiftYes

18. FUEL LINES: Should be safely mounted and routed.  C/W

19. PARKING BRAKE: Should be activated independent of vehicle's primary system. LINE-LOCK is not recommended.

20. SELF-ALIGNING ROD END BEARINGS: Ball should have 1/8 inch spacer on each side of the ball if there is any misalignment. Rod ends should not have more than 10 misalignment. ROD ENDS and 4 BAR-PARALLEL RADIUS ROD SYSTEM rubber bushed ends should have a safety washer at least the same outside diameter as the housing or larger N/A

21. BRAKE LINES: Should be safely mounted and routed. C/W

22. CHASSIS FASTENERS: Self-locking nuts, lock-washers, safety wire, or cotter pins. C/W

23. FOR SAFETY: fire extinguisher in driver/passenger compartment, seat belts, a third brake light and a dual master cylinderYes excepting the third brake light