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  1. Hello Stakeside, Here are a few of images relating to the Elko, Nevada Dodge Brothers Dealer better known as Van Leer & Harriman. I don't know when they gave up selling Dodge Cars & Trucks.
  2. Hello Bob, We will just keep looking until we find them!
  3. Hello Don, Please remember when selecting hubcaps for your DD-6 that the 1929-30 DA-6 and the 1930-31 DD-6 wood artillery wheel hubcap look the same on the front side but they are very much different on the backside. The DC-8 and the DD-6 hubcaps have two notches on the backside to facilitate the use on the hubcap wrench. Here are two images that will show you what I am talking about. If you mistakenly put DA-6 hubcaps on your DD-6 you could receive a nasty visit from the originally police
  4. Hello Don, John is correct in his picture. Here is what a properly restored DD-6 artillery wheel and hubcap should look like.
  5. The car is located thirty miles north of Spokane, Washington. The car is still looking for a good home.
  6. Hello Mr. Mobile, Going to Hershey this year is not an option, I attended the 1996 and 2000 Hershey Swap Meet. I have time on my side since the car I need the drums for is currently 2nd in line. Chances are if one was to find these drums at Hershey they would be still attached to a set of axles. Thank you for the advise.
  7. We know that the Dodge Brothers Eight-in-Line Marathon Car had a Phillco Transitone radio in it and from the looks of this close-up it appears that it had some early type of resistors mounted between the spark plugs and the wires. Can anyone shed any light on what company might have made them? Perhaps one of you might have an old one??
  8. This film footage was on E-Bay a few years back, does anyone know where it might have gone to?
  9. Hello JP, The DC-8 was factory equipped with hydraulic brakes, matter a fact all Dodge Brothers cars had hydraulic brakes in 1930.
  10. Hello JP, After seeing the pictures that you posted of your undercarriage there is no question that your motor, bell housing, transmission, drive shaft and rear diff have been changed out. If you are interested I could furnish 98% of everything that your car is missing including the cross member. The second style wheels are going to be very difficult to come by, I believe I have a couple of wheel hubs. I will look them up in my parts building and let you know.
  11. Hello JP, This following information is only correct if your cars serial number is E-119-ES. The DC-8 sedan that is 333 serial numbers before yours has a serial number of E-116-YH and was built on March 28th 1930 and the next car in my data-base following yours was a roadster with a serial number of E-120-HR (I don't have a build card for it). During the month of March they built around 166 DC-8 cars per day. March was a very high production month at Dodge Main for in addition to the 4,323 DC-8 cars that they built, they were also building the DD-6 cars, the Senior Six and they built the DA-6 until the 14th of the month.
  12. Hello JP, In my data base I have a car registered 333 cars before yours and another one 48 cars after yours. If your serial number is E-119-ES then the next serial number is E-119-EL and the next one is E-119-EE. You see the FEDCO serial numbering system for Dodge Brothers works off the code: W=0, P=1, C=2, H=3, R=4, Y=5, S=6, L=7, E=8 and D=9. This system really only applies to the last two digits. I started my 1930-31 DC-8 Registry back in 1983 and currently I have several hundred cars registered, yours and one other are the only two DC-8 sedan survivors from 1930 and 1931 that were equipped with wire wheels and the spare on the rear.
  13. Hello Graham, My first call was a 9 but then I looked at the image I have of an 8. Here is an eight, it is very difficult to tell a 8 from a 9 with out the image being clearer.
  14. Hello JP, Judging from your spare wheel, front axle and drums I would say that there is no doubt that your car was a wire wheel rear spare car. This configuration is very rare anywhere on the planet for the DC-8s built in 1930. Here are a few images of the correct spare tire carrier that your car had when it was built. The US built DC-8 cars had three different wire wheels, the first two wheels had the same part number. The first style was built by Firestone and the 2nd style was built by Cleveweld (not sure of the correct spelling since many of my books are packed), the third style was built by Budd. Your are going to need four more 18" wire wheels and that is going to be rough. I'll include a picture of the second style wheel and the hubcap that was used on the first and second style wheels. The tire carrier is made up of three castings, the two arm brackets and the center hub. The set of arm brackets in the pictures are a extra set so I could sell them if you are interested. I don't have the hub but I do have all the the measurements for the one in the pictures that would be enough for a good machinist to make one.