Patrick De

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    Cars. From the 20s until the 80s. On road, offroad and racetracks.

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  1. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    If the drivetrain and suspension is good, I would register for the 2022 Peking to Paris (is every 3 years)
  2. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    Hi Rusty, thanks for that. Indeed, I will have to chose a style. Lightweight Le Mans racer or a travelers car with e.g. a 1907 highly original steamer trunk. Stuff to think and to talk about.
  3. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    Hi William, The Dodge was driven by the oldest participant, together with his wife. No intention to race and with a car almost fully original except from the extra fuel tank, shockabsorbers and rollbar. Most of the teams who finish top 10 have done P2P before or other endurance rally's with a car much more prepared. I've seen the Chevy coupes close. They are really high end preparation. All respect to the previous owner of my adorable and affordable Dodge.
  4. Patrick De

    1935 Dodge KC Roadster Ute - Wheel Trims

    Great picture! I have a 1933 Dodge Roadster with TJ Richards body. Do you have any idea how many they have produced? Someone told me that those export chassis were Plymouth chassis. Any idea if this is thru? Did they arrive in Australia as Left Hand Drive? Thanks for your answers
  5. Patrick De

    1933 Dodge 6 driving Peking to Paris rally

    Thanks! what a nice collection you have. That makes sence, as I did not understand. I will have the car in two weeks and will have a close look to it. So Dodge itself did not used wood framed bodies?
  6. Patrick De

    1933 Dodge 6 driving Peking to Paris rally

    The previous owner has put a electrical overdrive on it, but said he barely used it, and took it off later. Thanks to you remark, I have found this interesting fully detailed article http://www.dacoglu.com/desotocd/11A_ThreeSpeed With Overdrive/Plymouth Bulletin - Overdrive Transmission.htm I would like to have a slighty higher cruise speed, but it is not clear to me yet which way to go. So few people here in Europe know about these great American cars. I'm lucky I have this forum. Do you know a specialist in your country who can some advise and sell the parts that go with it?
  7. Patrick De

    1933 Dodge 6 driving Peking to Paris rally

    Robert, the previous owner who drove Peking to Paris, told me he was indeed cruising all day at 55 to 60. He installed a rpm gauge with a red marker at, I think 3000 rpm. I spoke with my engine and gearbox builder regarding your transmission remark and he proposes to look for the same gearbox, but in its 'most recent' version. Do you have any idea untill when the made this gearbox? Some people say I have to look for a end 50's 251 or 265 flathead six because this will be much better and almost suits on the chassis. Anybody who have some tips or advise on that?
  8. Patrick De

    1933 Dodge 6 driving Peking to Paris rally

    Hi Carl, thanks! I'm very happy!! The previous owner, who has the right pre war car for each pre war car competition disclipline, ended top twenty by overhauling engine and gearbox, electrical fuel pump, extra fuel tank and 6 to 12 volt conversion including a alternator. He also fully cleaned the leafsprings and wrapped them fully greased in a kind of tissue so no dirt of water can get to them. He strongly advises even not to put a second spare wheel, because this adds more weight. We would overhaul the engine and maybe put a two barrel carb on it. Take a new copper radiator, new clutch, etc.. Where thinking of changing the heavy rumble seat, trunk door by a light alloy door. I only have time for collecting the Dodge after 25th May. Whe than have a close look and see what more to do.
  9. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    For those who are interested, 26 Americans are joining us in the 2019 Peking to Paris rally, of which 11 in a prewar car. List with participants and their cars on : http://www.endurorally.com/pages/the-peking-to-paris-motor-challenge-2019-participants We wish them a lot of succes and fun with their preparations!!
  10. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    Thanks for all that nice! We are really happy with our Dodge. After some thoughts (and the advise from the previous owner, P2P participant), we will stick to our main goal to have low weight, so no second spare wheel, only a 2nd spare tyre. Can you give me a picture with what you mean with "early style fenders, more open with a hint of cycle fender influence,... Le Mans look"? I'm very much interested in seeing this. Also please the "more archaic light bar with large , period apropriate headlights" Due to law restrictions in Belgian we are not so familiar with customising cars body wise, so no experience. If somebody could do the job for us in your country, would be great. We pay of course what has to be paid.
  11. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    Hi Carl, Thanks!! You can not see, but there is already a sidemount fender on the right. What do you mean with more open, more "race" lines? Certainly interested in this look. Grtz, P.
  12. Patrick De

    The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 Rally?

    After having searched for several months for 'The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 rally', we have found our car! A 1933 Dodge 6 convertible. Why this car? Mopar was the right choice we decided after all information we received on this forum. Thanks to all enthousiast for the tips and leads! Bernard (co-pilot) and I have enjoyed the pimped W200 Dodge Pick-Up we both had 25 years ago. Since than Dodge remained in our heart. Open prewar car with the looks we wanted High ground clearance 4 leafspring suspension Reliable, bigger 231 flathead 6 'torque' engine Succesfully participated the Peking to Paris 2007 Etc My first questions, others will probably follow. What is the exact type and model name of this car? (E.g. there is roadster, convertible and drophead coupe?) Where can I found a left front fender with wheel well? (we want 2 spares) The 3 speed gearbox in not in good shape. Which original, later model gearbox we easily can bolt to our engine? Where to find? Who can repair the fuelgauge in our instrument panel? Where can we find the 'modern material' parts to overhaul our engine? To optimalise its performance to the max without touching its legendary reliability. Who can help us with information and parts to prepare the front and rear axle for the tough circumstance in the mongolian desert, etc..? (car my not change look!) Thanks in advance for all help! Kind regards, Patrick Motorist Mechanic
  13. After having searched for several months for 'The right car for Peking to Paris 2019 rally' (topic on General Discussion), we have found our baby! A 1933 Dodge 6 convertible. Why this car? Mopar was the right choice we decided after all information we received on this forum. Thanks to all enthousiast for the tips and leads! Bernard and I have enjoyed the pimped W200 Dodge Pick-Up we both had 25 years ago. Since than Dodge remained in our heart. Open prewar car with the looks we wanted High ground clearance 4 leafspring suspension Reliable, bigger 231 flathead 6 'torque' engine Succesfully participated the Peking to Paris 2007 Etc My first questions, others will probably follow. What is the exact type and model name of this car? (E.g. there is roadster, convertible and drophead coupe?) Where can I found a left front fender with wheel well? The 3 speed gearbox in not in good shape. Which original, later model gearbox we easily can bolt to our engine? Where to find? Who can repair the fuelgauge in our instrument panel? Where can we find the 'modern material' parts to overhaul our engine? To optimalise its performance to the max without touching its legendary reliability. Who can help us with information and parts to prepare the front and rear axle for the tough circumstance in the mongolian desert, etc..? (car my not change look!) Thanks in advance for all help! Kind regards, Patrick Motorist Mechanic
  14. Ray Jones was ill for some time and has sadly passed away 8 months ago. I want to buy a Chrysler 72 or 75 roadster, willing to pay the right price for it. My ultimate dream is one to drive MM and LeM with, and to (slightly) modificate a second for doing Peking to Paris 2019 where I have registred for. I fell in love with this car after having seen David E.'s beautifull 75 Roadster in the MM. Unfortunately he sold it last year and I didn't knew it. He has now a georgous 72. But I is not evident to find one. Does somebody know where I can find one? I found those 2 but I get no answer on my emails. Probably not interested in selling overseas? http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/chrysler/53473-1929-chrysler-75-roadster-stunning-condition-aaca-winner.html http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/chrysler/107886-1929-chrysler-model-75.html Or maybe is one of you interested in selling and so give it a very passionate future? Thanks in advance for your answers. I really hope I can soon join your 7' club !