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  1. Hello I just found out that it is a 1929 Dodge Brothers Senior 6 Coupe (2 door) (2 seater). Thanks
  2. I'm looking into trading for a 1929 Dodge Brothers 5 window coupe and would appreciate (any) information on the estimated value and/or production numbers. I have no idea what model it is, but I'm trying to find out. VERY LITTLE Rust The body is covered with surface rust and there are some holes in the bottom of the door panels and rear panel on the passenger side. It will take some work to get it looking show quality but everything is there. It has the original straight six with a three speed on the floor with the original running gear. Very complete - never restored. From the pictures, it (looks like) a 2 seater...but I'll refer to the experts on that. Estimates are fine. Thanks Mike
  3. Ok.... I'm trying to remove the rear hubs and axles and have already stripped the screw on my gear puller. I was able to get one of them off (really, really tough and tore up the drum) and now the axle won't come out....but the other drum is not coming off and I stripped the gear puller in the process. Is there an easier way, a "special tool" or a trick I'm not aware of ? Is there a special tool to remove the axle (slide hammer) ? THanks for any help Mike
  4. I'm in the process of restoring a 58 Fury and after taking the chassis to the sandblaster, I decided to spin the rear wheel and calculate the diff ratio. I spun the rear wheel exactly one revolution and the yoke on the differential rotated exactly 2.1 times (2 full revolutions and then 1 inch). I repeated this test on each wheel (independently) and the results came back the same. The numbers on the diff are as follows: 3 A 1820657 241 Has anyone ever seen or heard of a 2.10 Diff? THanks Mike
  5. Thanks for the feedback. I contacted Chrysler Historical and requested a build sheet and was informed that they DO HAVE IT. They asked for $45 and proof of ownership, etc... and they would send me a copy. It should be here within a week or two. They informed me that it is a Detroit car, but the rest would have to be decoded. More puzzling than the speedo is the factory block-off plates on defroster & heater and the 2.10 Diff. Thanks Mike
  6. Ok, I am in the process of restoring the frame and while trying to figure out ehr diff ratio, I spun the wheel 1 revolution (it's a sure grip so both wheels spun), anyway... with one revolution of the wheel, the differential yoke spun 2.1 times. This was re-checked twice and on each wheel. Id this really a 2.10 diff ? Note, it also has factory block-off plates (rusted on bottom and never removed) on the defrost, heater, and AC holes.
  7. Is anyone making interior kits for the seats (foam, leather/vinyl/etc..) for the 64 caddy ? Thanks ! Mike
  8. I'm the new owner of a 1964 Cadillac 2dr Convertible. It has what I believe to be a 429 engine (runs good). I would like some info / assistance on decoding the numbers. VIN: 64F0794xx Body Tag: 02A Style 64-6267 Body: FW8648 Trim: 29 Paint: 12-2 Top: 2 ACC EYKV Thanks Any help would be appreciated Mike
  9. Thanks for the engine specs...It's a good start. Still looking for any documentation on a 200 MPH speedo. Heck, I'd settle for any documentation on a 200 KPH speedo at this point....
  10. Thanks ! Is there any documentation on the golden commando options ? I cant seem to find (any) documentation on the 200 mph speedo or golden commando options. Books, website, etc... Thanks for your information do far... Regards Mike
  11. I just purchased this car (1958 Plymouth Fury) and thought it was a Canadian export after looking at the dash, but after doing my own research, I have determined the following: 1. THe VIN and title state LP276xxx and that denotes a Detriot-built car - not export. The 4th character "7" should be a letter if it was Canadian built or Export model. 2. More Important - Canada did not convert to metric until 1976 and even then, they used speedos with both KPH and MPH. I have not seen proof of a metric-only speedo anywhere in Canada-ever, espesiclly before the 70's. I would like some help on this one - Any info is greatly appreciated. Mike
  12. I have just found (and purchased) a pretty rough project; 1958 Fury. The metal is in good shape with very little rust (in 58 Fury terms). The previous owner does not know much about it other than it had the big engine with 2 four barrel carbs and was built for the government (sounded fishy to me), but I bought the car regardless because it was in good shape to restore. When I looked at the dash, I was amazed to see a 200 MPH speedometer, and it doesn't mention Kilometers anywhere. After a little research I found that USA and Canada didn't convert to metric until 1976... The VIN on this car starts with LP276xxx and is a detriot car. Has anyone ever seen one of these ? Thanks for any info Mike@logic2.com
  13. I have just found (and purchased) a pretty rough project; 1958 Fury. The metal is in good shape with very little rust (in 58 Fury terms). The previous owner does not know much about it other than it had the big engine with 2 four barrel carbs and was built for the government (sounded fishy to me), but I bought the car regardless because it was in good shape to restore. When I looked at the dash, I was amazed to see a 200 MPH speedometer, and it doesn't mention Kilometers anywhere. After a little research I found that USA and Canada didn't convert to metric until 1976... The VIN on this car starts with LP276xxx and is a detriot car. Has anyone ever seen or heard of a 200 mph speedo ? What were they used for ? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Mike@logic2.com
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