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  1. I appreciate everyone's advice. I had several problems with the car. The ignition/light switch was draining the battery. Turning the lights on at any time would kill the ignition. I bypassed both of those with toggle switches and it now holds a charge and starts easily even with the lights on. I also purchased a condenser from Myers Dodge, and my restarting problems disappeared. We drove the car 50 miles on Saturday with no problems. At the end of our drive it stalled at an intersection. I couldn't believe when I wouldn't restart, but then found a broken wire under the dash (fro
  2. Thank you! I don't see an easy way of removing it, but perhaps it'll be evident when I see the new one.
  3. It appears my electrical problems may be resolved regarding the battery drainage. Toggle switches seemed to have worked. However, I'm left with the problem of a car not running. I suspected when it gets warm the condenser may be failing. Typically, after running it for 10 minutes or so and shutting it off, I can't start it for hours afterwards. I tried again this morning. It started with ease snd I let run 15 minutes, shut it off, waited five minutes, and haven't been on able to start it since. It'll fire but then immediately die. Remove the distributor cap, manually operated the point
  4. Ok, so I've bypassed the ignition and light switches, and everything's now on toggle switches. Starts fine, lights work, but after running for about 10 minutes I turned it off, and unable to start again. It's got to be the carburetor or the coil. I've ordered new spark plug wires and a distributor cap nonetheless. Can't hurt. It's getting to be nice touring weather in Arizona, so am anxious to try look at new thing to figure it out. Will give it a go in another few days. Dave
  5. Thanks again for the replies. The car is negative ground, with the horn on the door. I've not had the opportunity to check the rest of the suggestions and it may be the weekend again before I have the opportunity. Again, thanks.
  6. Thanks for the addition replies. I'll keep working this, but am guessing I'll end up with toggle switches, as noted. Again, thanks for the advice.
  7. Thanks. What impact would not having that grounded have on the charging system? The ammeter shows it was charging. I'm trying to figure an electrical issue. I had an older battery that wouldn't hold a charge. I replaced with a brand new one, and just to be sure, fully charged it two days ago. Took the car for a drive today and after only 4 miles, shut it off, and fortunately in front of my house. I was able to put a charger on it, and showed it was nearly dead. Wish I'd have checked the charge prior to my drive. I previously posted on this forum about a starting
  8. I've got a question about the installation of the starter generator on my 1921 Dodge Brothers. The heavy cable is hooked to the starter switch, but does the other contact need to be grounded? Thanks, Dave
  9. Thanks for the suggestions. I left a message for the folks at Myers Dodge, and then spoke with the gentleman at ROMAR. Apparently this is an ongoing problem with these old switches, and they're hard to come by. I'll try to fix the switch, but may end up using toggle switches under the dash for my lights and/or ignition. Would be an easy solution if I can't fix or get parts. Again, thanks.
  10. All, so I've finally had a chance to play with my '21 Roadster. I've not been able to fully verify why my car wouldn't start after running a short while, but have some ideas and findings. Based on the suggestion that fuel pressure to the carburetor is only gravity fed, I reduced the pressure from the fuel regulator from 2.5 to 1 psi and it's been running fine. The other suggestion was that most ignition problems are electrical and nature, so I replaced a very old and used battery with a new one. I found however that if my ignition key is not perfectly aligned in
  11. Thanks for additional responses. It'll be next weekend before I can run it again. Am hoping it's something simple, as it's starting to drop below 100 in Phoenix, and we'll have good driving weather in a month.
  12. Hi, and thank you for the replies I’ve received. I have little mechanical experience, so this is give me some starting points. I’ll reply when I figure it out.
  13. Hi I'd like to ask assistance for an issue that's left me sitting few times. If I turn my 1921 Roadster off after running for more than about 10 minutes, it fails to start again. It'll crank till the cows come home, but won't fire. I initially thought possible vapor locking, as I live in the Phoenix Metro area and its been well over 100 degrees when I've driven it. I no longer believe this is the case per below. Basic stuff: fuel, spark, timing. Fuel: I have plenty of gas. The vacuum tank has been bypassed and fuel is being delivered to the carburetor via an electri
  14. Thanks for the replies. I figured I could probably have one made, but also thought I'd have to provide an example for it to be done. If anyone has a picture I'd appreciate it, but will pursue obtaining one through these sites. Again, thanks! Dave
  15. I was wondering if anyone might have a picture of the identification plate for 1921 Dodge Brothers Roadster, as the plate in mine is missing. Thank you, Dave
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