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  1. I am looking for a source for the "L" shaped clips that attach to the end of the headliner bows. I am missing several of my coupe and I have not able to locate replacements or be successful in making my own replacements. I have spent quite a bit of time looking at interior hardware catalogs and on line but so far no luck.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. I own a 1938 Dodge D8 Business coupe (six cylinder) and experienced similar problems. In my case it was a combination of issues that finally solved my problem. I pulled the distributor and found the insulation had cracked on the wires going to the points causing intermittent grounding. I replaced that wiring and at the same time I installed new points and condenser. I also purchased a new distributor cap and spark plug wires. Once that was completed, I hooked up my timing light to make sure I had a strong spark. I then installed a 6 volt positive gound inline fuel pump, and wired it to a switch on the dash so that I could use it to prime the carb to start. The last change I made however was the one that actually made the most difference and that was I installed a new set of spark plugs. It now starts almost as easily as my daily driver. Hope this helps.

  3. I was able to locate are refurbish a radio for my 1938 Dodge Business Coupe. I am currently using a late model radio antenna but I would like to install the proper type and style. I would like to have a picture of the appropriate location and style of radio antenna. My research so far indicates that a cowl mount radio antenna was used. Any help would be appreciated.

    D Behnke

    Delaware Ohio

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