danritz

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  1. danritz

    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    Yowzer, determining the model number - 128 versus 129 - it's much more involved than I thought. Thanks a lot for the detailed feedback, much appreciated!
  2. danritz

    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    Sounds right. I used to have a late '27 3-window coupe that I believed to be a 124, and the engine mounting was totally different than on this '28. Of course the sheet metal was as well; the '27 had the old style domed fenders. If I recall correctly, without checking out in the shed, my '28 has 4-wheel brakes, which I believe would make it a model 129 rather than a 128. Except for the 2-wheel (128) versus 4-wheel (129) brakes, I think that the two models were virtually identical. Thanks for the update...
  3. danritz

    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    Yeah... you're a patient man! If I were to find all the parts that I needed and completed the car in 22 years, I'd be 90 years old, and at that stage probably couldn't remember why I even wanted it! Nice ride you have there!
  4. danritz

    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    I'm not sure, but weren't the engine, bellhousing (?), transmission, pedal assemblies (clutch and brake), etc. all tied together as one large drop-in unit? If so I'd need all the non-engine stuff, plus drive shaft (no biggy on that I suspect). My concern is that this could lead to a multi-year search just for missing parts; I gotta think some could be pretty tough to find. I don't mean to be a negative Nelly here, and don't expect to step into a deal with a ready-to-drop-in engine/trans/pedal assembly, just trying to be realistic about what I'd be biting off.
  5. danritz

    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    Hmm... as I mentioned, I have no engine or transmission (also missing drive shaft). It appears that your engine may be missing parts. From where I am now, and what you have, would you be able to tell me what additional goodies I'd need to get on the road? Thank you!
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    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    Sorry, I should have included my location: west-central Wisconsin, just north of Eau Claire. I included photos of the coupe; what's with no pics of the ex-wife?
  7. danritz

    1928 Fast 4 Coupe

    I've posted here before with questions about my '28 coupe, but I feel that I'm now at a crossroads and could use some guidance. A number of years ago I picked up what I believe to be a 1928 Fast 4 3-window coupe. About the same time I landed a 1953 Chrysler hemi. Yep, you can see where my head was at the time - I planned on not completely hacking up the coupe, but building a mild driver. I recently built an engine test stand, mounted the hemi, and found that it runs great; I was furnished with no history of the engine when I purchased it, but it sure seems to run well, with no nasty smoking, etc. Come spring, the coupe comes out of storage, and a project of some sort will commence. The thing is, I'm feeling twangs of guilt about modifying the coupe with a modern V8 and juice brakes, but, as much as I like cars of the 20's, I have absolutely no interest in redoing one. So... if someone was interested in purchasing the coupe with intentions of restoring it as a Fast 4, I'd have no issue selling it and moving on to a different project with the hemi. It would, of course, be pointless to sell it to someone else with rodding intentions. At this point, I'd appreciate any feedback: is there much demand out there for a vehicle like this, ball park value, recommended selling method (not eBay), etc. Note: the trunk area had been cut out; I have a complete replacement rear section with deck lid (from CA) on hand. The interior is original (but shot). There is no engine or transmission. Thanks in advance for any help... Dan
  8. *********************** *** SALE PENDING *** ***********************
  9. danritz

    1920s Maxwell Car Engine

    I just went onto Facebook to get info; the post is gone. Sorry, it looks like it's sold.
  10. danritz

    1920s Maxwell Car Engine

    I'm a Dodge Brothers guy, but bumped into this and thought that it might be of interest to someone here... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1986419718269138 If you have problems with the link, let me know and I'll check it out. Regards, Dan
  11. I'm a Dodge Brothers guy, but I just happened to stumble upon this ad, thought that it might be of interest to someone here... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461830357535145 Let me know if you have problems with the link and I'll follow up... Dan
  12. *** SOLD *** I am posting this for a friend - Scott Wolfe - whose father recently passed away and left behind what is believed to be Dodge Brothers DA6 engine/trans and axles/wheels. Scott is looking to sell these parts, for a reasonable price, to someone who could make use of them. In talking with his uncle, it's believed that these parts were removed from a running, driving Dodge Brothers vehicle for use in a different body/frame, but that never happened. Again, Scott is not looking for big bucks, he'd simply like to make a few bucks get the parts back into circulation. Items are in Fredericktown Ohio 43019. Please contact Scott for more info and pricing. Contact info: Scott Wolfe Heath, Ohio 43056 email-- wolfe172@roadrunner.com cell 740-258-3175 call or text is fine - 8am-10pm Monday-Sunday ( Eastern time zone ) Thanks, Dan
  13. danritz

    Fast 4 - DA Six swap?

    Hi, Jack. It's a '53 Chrysler 331; good catch on the extended bellhousing. I just completed work fabricating an engine test stand, and hope to have the engine installed in it and fired up in the coming weeks, after catching up on some chores that need to be done. As clean as the rockers look, I'm hoping for a good running engine that doesn't need a rebuild, but I'm usually not that lucky. The guy that I purchased it from had it and a '26 Dodge Brothers 4-door sedan up for sale as a package. When they didn't sell together, he split them up and sold me the engine.
  14. danritz

    Fast 4 - DA Six swap?

    Hi, Dave. Yep, you're right, I'm going to have to roll up my sleeves and get involved in the DB brotherhood; am looking forward to it! I like your Standard Eight, very nice! I'm located in the great white north, west-central Wisconsin, 1/2 hour north of Eau Claire. Now that I'm on the look for a Fast-4... do you know of anyone who'd care to buy my Chrysler hemi previously targeted for the coupe?