24 Roadster

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  1. 24 Roadster

    4 cylinder engine question

    Yes, I saw that info. I also have a book that gives the spec of all DB car from 1914. (The Dodge Story by Thomas McPherson). It says the 1914 to 1917 was a 213 cu in with 32 HP. Then in 1918 and forward it list a 212 CU in with 24 HP. It also says the 1918 had an improved heaver crankshaft. But it seems to me that the HP should be the same on all engines built from 1914 to 1927 if the same method of measurement is used. Am I missing something? Maybe in 1918 they did change the way they were measuring HP. To further confuse things my dad who bought my 24 Roadster in 1934 also told me it had a 24 HP engine. I don't know where he got this figure from. Wow, I did not know this was going to turn into a bag of worms. Nothing is easy on these old cars. Thanks for all you comments, Any others are welcome
  2. 24 Roadster

    4 cylinder engine question

    Come on, Someone knows the true history of the early 4 cylinder engine. Did it start out at 32 HP and then go to 24 HP in 1918? Going to a smaller engine does not seem right. Or was it the same size from 1914 to 1927? Roger? Thanks for your help, 24 Roadster
  3. I am putting together some information on the Dodge Brothers for our local car club. Could someone send me the correct info on the 4 cylinder engine from 1914 to 1927 (CID and HP)? I am finding conflicting information. The book I have says the early engine was 32HP and 213CID. Then in 1918 went to a 24HP engine. Is this right? Thanks for your help, 24 Roadster
  4. 24 Roadster

    1925 Dodge Headlight Bulb Replacement

    If it is like my 24, twist the front ring (I think CCW when facing) and the ring and the front glass will come off. Then you can access the blub. You only have to twist a little.
  5. 24 Roadster

    24 Roadster, Transmission Noise

    No, I did not remove the inter seals on the bearing. I should have. This makes sence because the pitch changed when I installed the new bearings. Looks like another tear down when I get time. Thanks for all the comments.
  6. 24 Roadster

    24 Roadster, Transmission Noise

    The noise is not there when I press on the clutch. Only when the trans is in neutral and foot off the clutch. I have new sealed bearings in the transmission. The noise was there before I replaced the trans bearings but it seems to be louder now. That is why I wondered if this was normal. I have the proper OD and ID bearings but I wonder if it is an internal clearance or a lub problem with the new bearings.
  7. 24 Roadster

    24 Roadster, Transmission Noise

    No problem gong into first.
  8. Is it normal to hear a roaring noise with the trans in neutral and foot off the clutch? I know the 90 year old straight gears are noisy in first and second but I have a roar with the trans in neutral. Over the winter, I replaced the front and rear transmission bearings with sealed bearings to stop leaks. I replaced transmission grease with 1500 wt. Do some of you hear the same noise? When in third gear, sounds great.
  9. 24 Roadster

    Back on the Road

    Good eye. I have not hooked up the vacuum line to the tank yet. Yes, I do have an electric fuel pump, but I can also run off the vacuum tank by closing and opening a couple of valves.
  10. 24 Roadster

    Back on the Road

    Took rebuilded engine out for a spin today. Runs great!!
  11. 24 Roadster

    Back on the Road

    Took rebuilded engine out for a spin today. Runs great!!
  12. 24 Roadster

    Starting problem after rebuild

    I have done all this. However, my 24 does not have timing marks on the flywheel. Must be timed by valve position to find TDC. Been through several times. However, I am running again!!!! After doing everthing I could with the ignition. I went back to the carburetor. I had already done this several times but I went back through the settting of the mettering pin and float. I found, when I set the metering pin, I forgot to back off 1/16. Although I know better I missed this step several times. Funny when I back off 1/16 there were witness marks that matched up. I feel sure my dad put these witness marks on several years ago. If I had just lined these marks up I would have been fine. Reinstall carburetor and engine fired right up. Spinneyhill was right, it was just some dumb thing I missed. Just goes to show no matter how many times you go through something, you still can miss simple things. My dad bought this car out a junk yard in 1934 when he was 16 years old. He paid $50 for it. My mother and father dated in this car. Made me promise before he died that I would take good care of it. Its part of the family. Thanks everyone for all the help, 24 Roadster
  13. 24 Roadster

    Starting problem after rebuild

    I have checked the cam. I am going to the golf course. Your are right, I need to get away from this car for a while to clear my head. it will still be there next week.
  14. 24 Roadster

    Starting problem after rebuild

    Forgot pictures.
  15. 24 Roadster

    Starting problem after rebuild

    Yes, I timed the engine as described in the book of info. This I have done many times. Which does not mean that I did it correctly this time but I have been back through it a couple of time and can't find anything wrong. Should there be dark spots around the brass contacts as in the pictures above? That is why I think there is a problem with the spark missing the brass contacts. Maybe a new carbon buttom will fix the problem.