Taylormade

The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

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My Dad died @ 48 -heart attack; I'm 78: Do not smoke, get your LDL(bad) cholesterol below 70 and BP less than 140/90. Take a statin and an aspirin daily. This is all easily done and safe,  your Dodge deserves it!  Jusr see  your MD. (I'm one).    JLT

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Hi John,

LDL is well below 70. BP is excellent and I've been taking the two meds you mentioned for 5 years now.

Hopefully I'll outlive all my mates who smoke and drink.....well smoke anyway !

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You can reduce your LDL significantly without statins by removing all animal fat from your diet, particularly saturated fat. This includes eggs, red meat, cheese and so on.

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Hey guys, it's my knee that went bad.  Thanks for the medical advice, but I obviously have to start posting something about restoring my car before this turns into General Hospital.😄😄

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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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On 3/13/2018 at 8:08 AM, Taylormade said:

Hey guys, it's my knee that went bad.  Thanks for the medical advice, but I obviously have to start posting something about restoring my car before this turns into General Hospital.😄😄

It hurts when I do this,,    Stop doing that,,,,free physical,,,,,

 

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That '32 is looking SOOOOO nice! Looking forward to you getting better and finishing that car. Nope....we're not too demanding. Not us....

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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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I had that trouble with a Model A tranny, that had the reverse gear shaft that extended from the rear and was locked with a bolt and plate. Always leaked. I removed the shaft , cleaned it and replaced it using Permatex Quick Metal sealant and never had any more trouble. It's designed to fill small voids in shafts and metal parts. Good luck. If your tranny bolts were stainless, and if you remove the head markings like I do, you will discover that anything less than 316 grade stainless will rust slightly if the heads were shaved with a file or any steel has come in contact with them. The tiny steel particles  get imbedded in the stainless causing it to get that light rust cast to it. It's best to sand the heads with emory paper and WD 40. Good luck, leaks are a real pain! Hope you're feeling better too! I've been done for the last 10 months with a broken femur and hip! Just started to get back to my '36 dodge!

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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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