Surf City '38

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About Surf City '38

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  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    Huntington Beach, CA
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    Art Deco, anything old!

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  1. Surf City '38

    1924 Dodge VIN location

    Interesting Truck division placed them on the driver's side, set back above the front shackle of the front axle.
  2. Surf City '38

    1924 Dodge VIN location

    Just to be clear, right side, is Driver Side? '38 as well...
  3. Surf City '38

    6 volt starter turn over slow or fast?

    Bigger is better in this case....
  4. Surf City '38

    6 volt starter turn over slow or fast?

    What are we looking at....please tell me this is a photo shot taken from the top looking down, and that the oil filled engine/trans/diff is not sitting on its side....
  5. Surf City '38

    6 volt starter turn over slow or fast?

    Three bright solder leads coming off the armature field leads...got hot and melted at one point.
  6. Surf City '38

    6 volt starter turn over slow or fast?

    So true, when I rebuild my 6v starter, I noticed the winding leads that are soldered to the armature, had melted....meaning they got hot at some point prior to my ownership...this can only happen by two reasons; 1) A direct short 2) A 12 volt generator/battery combination (I called a previous owner and he told me he used a 12v battery at one point, just to get it started a "couple" of times....)
  7. Surf City '38

    6 volt starter turn over slow or fast?

    The flexibility and gauge are huge advantages....The guy that taught me everything I know about cars, Ed Parrish, showed me that trick, when we were trying to jump start cars on the side of the road....he always said the last thing you need when on the side of the road was bad tools....so we always made our own jumper cables, to the length we wanted....I just took that same idea and made the leads for my car at the time.
  8. Surf City '38

    6 volt starter turn over slow or fast?

    I used the leads from my MIG welder, built them myself, bought the ends and soldered it with my torch, don't really know the gage, but its thicker than my thumb....and I am told I have sausages for fingers....😉
  9. Does the transmission have a PTO drive or a Transfer Case?
  10. Surf City '38

    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

  11. Surf City '38

    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Got sidetracked on the master cylinder, and went for the wheel cylinders this week...
  12. Surf City '38

    Looking for storage in California

    I always told them it was natural for cars of this vintage to have an external lubrication system....it was designed to keep parts from rusting....they believed me.🤣
  13. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Cab Interior Removal Project

    And here is one refurbished front glass with frame....
  14. Surf City '38

    Seeking windshield gaskets for 1937 Dodge convertible

    Not sure if this will help, but try calling Steve at DCM. They specialize in truck parts, but they may interchange....I purchased both sets of gaskets from them when I did mine. DCM Classics, LLC, 6314 Chicago Drive Zeeland, MI 49464 Call us now: (616) 772-1165 Email: dodgecentralmi@gmail.com
  15. Surf City '38

    help 33 Dodge floor board removal help

    That ball would be located on the heal end of the pedal...the plastic female end on the back of the pedal loses its elasticity and becomes hard, but with enough pressure it will slip off the ball...