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  1. Taylormade

    1912 Metz Model 22 Roadster

    The only price I see is $495. If so, I’ll take it!
  2. Taylormade

    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    That’s a possibility, but I don’t relish taking the transmission apart after I just rebuilt it.
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    Unfortunately, I used the Permatex Quick Metal Sealer during the last go around. That’s why I thought I had the problem solved. As to the bolt, all my bolts have the DB logo stamped on them and I’m trying to keep things as original as possible. My knee problem seems minuscule next to your injuries. Glad you’re back on your feet.
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    So I’m back at work on Daphne. The first thing I noticed were nearly all the nuts and bolts around the tranny and the handbrake had rusted to a rich golden brown. I spend two days cleaning them up and painting them. No big deal, except after I put the car up on stands I discovered a puddle of oil under the transmission. The leak that I thought I’d finally fixed last summer has returned with a vengeance. The oil is coming out around the shafts in the tranny. I thought I had sealed them up, but I was wrong. So out comes the tranny for the third time. This time I’m going to see if there is enough room to drive a freeze/casting plug into the shaft opening, providing I can find one with the correct diameter. I can’t understand why the trans was designed this way. It wouldn’t have been that hard to leave the rear shaft openings closed at the back of the transmission. Anyway, back to the drawing board.
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    Ball Bearings

    Anyone out there an expert on ball bearings? I discovered two 3/8 inch ball bearings in my transmission shifter gate are in less than stellar condition. They are simple round ball bearings held against a detent by a coil spring. I see they are available all over the place, but with different ratings and varying prices. What should I be looking for as far as hardness and material? Will stainless hold up, or should i stick with steel? I just want something that will wear well and hold up under the pressure of constant shifting. I know there is a lot of cheap Chinese junk on the market, so I'm searching for a good source. All this over two little balls of steel!
  6. Taylormade

    1949 tranny bucks and not much power

    SAE 10W
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    1949 tranny bucks and not much power

    As far as I know, these units take 10w oil, not tranny fluid.
  8. Wow, this should resolve most of those originality problems you’ve been having. Are you going to use the front fenders off the sedan? I recall the roadster fenders were a problem early on.
  9. Taylormade

    Hidem Welt

    Yeah, I did the same search, but couldn't find the post I'm talking about. It may have been called something else, or buried in another topic. Hopefully, whoever posted the information will spot this and reply.
  10. Taylormade

    Hidem Welt

    Several month ago someone posted an excellent source for cloth hidem welt in various colors and patterns. The vendor was selling it in 30 and 60 foot rolls at a reasonable price. As usual, I managed to loose the the name of the company and their website. If anyone can help me get the information back, i would be eternally grateful.
  11. Taylormade

    I’m back!

    Wow, sorry to hear that. I’ve enjoyed reading about all the trials and tribulations you’ve gone through with your car. Good luck with the sale.
  12. Taylormade

    Engine and transmision swap.

    What parts are you looking for? What model Chrysler? Four or six cylinder?
  13. Taylormade

    I’m back!

    Hell, I cried when I got my 32DL back after 45 years. First car I ever owned. Bought it in 1965 and sold it to a buddy in 1967 - forced to sell by my dad. Cried when I sold it, too. Luckily, my buddy kept it all those years. Pardon me while I break down. 😂
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    Sitting around, waiting for my knee to heal, I dug out some photos of Daphne through the years of her restoration. I have to admit that the difference between the first photo ( the day I first saw her after 45 years and the last photo (a few months ago, before I installed the bumpers) is pretty remarkable. I'm heading out into the garage for the first time in many months to start working on her again. I'm still hobbling around, but I can actually move enough to work on the car. I won't make the national meet in Green Bay this year as i hoped, but the Lake of the Ozarks Meet in 2019 is my goal.
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    1933 Buick Series 90 Model 91

    IT's not always necessary. I've seen lead in perfect shape after eighty years, and I've seen it deteriorated, cracking and falling apart. On a full restoration, I'd take it out, make sure the surface below is in good shape, then replace with new lead - especially on a car with failed paint that's been out in the elements. Not always necessary, but a simple choice of how far you want to go. Body filler, even the reinforced variety might work, but I would question it's flexibility over a period of time. Filler is designed to be used in very thin coats, not in quarter inch slabs. Some of these leaded areas need a thicker coverage than practical with filler. But use what you think is practical, I've certainly been wrong before - and will be again. 😀