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About Mattml430

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  • Birthday 02/18/1970

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    Melbourne Australia
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    Playing with my 26&29 dodge sedans and ML55

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  1. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    Very nice, that’s a great spot. I have the old leather covered box that goes on the back. We need the umbrellas to go in the door jams like in the Rolls Royce.
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    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    Couple more pics
  3. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    She’s all finished and registered today. I’ll do the engine balancing after the wedding in a couple of weeks but at least it’s very drivable.
  4. Mattml430

    1927/28 Tourer windshield / windscreen

    You’ve done really well to weld that old windscreen frame together. It can be tricky welding rusty steel. The spacer clamps came out great. Well done.
  5. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    I have taken the belt off the fan the other day because I thought the same but no different. Even took the flex joint off the back of the water pump. Drove it today to get the RWC and it has identical vibration through each gear. No relevance to speed at all. Bob rang me today and gave me some good pointers to look at so after the wedding I’ll attack it. She Passed the RWC ok so I’ll get it registered tomorrow. There is one rev range I found that was almost acceptable but to slow for traffic. It’s not to much trouble to pull it apart. Need something else to do now anyway. Hahahah
  6. Mattml430

    1925 Touring Running boards?

    My 27 were metal and the 29 were timber. I have the old steel ones in the shed, I’ll take some pics tomorrow for you. I made new ones as they had sagged a bit. These are the new ones without rubber.
  7. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    I think it’s definitely engine as it has the same vibration when it’s free reving. I’ve put a pretty good u joint in that I got from Myers.
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    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    Today was the first time I’ve been able to take the 27 for a decent drive. It handles and drivers really well but the engine has a horrible vibration at just about any speed. I know these 4 cylinder engines are known for a bit of a vibration at certain rev range but this is kinda constant. It’s a D series engine so it has the 5 main bearings. So I’ll do a view tests over the next couple of days and see what I can find. I may need to pull it down and check the weights of everything in case something has been mis matched over time. It doesn’t burn oil and the plugs burn absolutely beautifully. The flywheel looked ok when I had the gearbox off but I have to admit i didn’t investigate it to much. Any thoughts.
  9. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    I couldn’t tell you the last time I saw a fosters can of beer. But Ron is dead rite it was terrible stuff. We’re nearly as far south as you can go and drink Great Northern on occasions. Go figure.haha
  10. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    Cheers fellas, could be something to do with promising my daughter they would be ready for her big day. My wife found this little box at Aldi’s and when I saw it I got her to get 2 more for the cars. They make a really neat centre console and actually fit a water bottle believe or not. Great for all the little bits you take when you go for a drive.
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    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    The girls meet up for the first time with there new skirts and shoes on , On Sunday. Haha. Almost ready for my daughters wedding in 3 weeks just a view bits to do on the second one, and get her registered.
  12. Mattml430

    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    I’m using a 25W 50 mineral oil. I’ll take your advice and use a lighter oil. I’ll put some 5W 30 in it and give some feedback on the oil pressure.
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    My 29 runs up around 70-75 cold and around 50 once warmed up.
  14. Maybe just there to gain access to the trunk from the back seat.
  15. Mattml430

    Starting Dodge Four restoration.

    She got her new shoes today. And big thanks to bob for helping me with fixing my brakes up.