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Steve9

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  1. Hagen’s was the best but just like the rest of us, people age out of the hobby and sadly suppliers do too.
  2. Nice clean engine there. My 36 has the filter at the fuel pump, I’m not too keen about the filter I see in the pics over the exhaust manifold. Might become an issue in that hot environment especially if it’s plastic. Just my 2cents worth. Peace.
  3. 1968 Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop. In 1975 $150. Front end damage and 2 dead cylinders from burned exhaust valves. Fixed it up drove it 4 years and sold it. Good car, good times. Learned a lot. Manual drum brakes all around which were weak and coulda been the reason for the crash. Pretty common car in the day, try to find one now.
  4. Congratulations on your new old truck. You are miles and years ahead by buying a rig from out west. One should consider a trip out this way when looking for any old car. Airfare is WAY cheaper than bodywork, right? We took a road trip to Montana one summer on Hwy 2 near Libby and was amazed at all the nice old cars people had for sale right there on the highway.
  5. Did somebody say “mud flaps”?. Here’s a pair I’ve been kicking around the garage for almost 40 years. Paid a whole $2.14 a pair! Sorry NFS. Bought for my 69 Cougar XR7 convertible, never put em on.
  6. Absolutely! Forty some years ago I bought a 35 Dodge, my first old car. I called it “eternal combustion “.
  7. Steele Rubber Products makes them. I bought a pair for my 36 Dodge. Excellent quality and fit. Try them. They used to have a catalog, now you gotta play 40 Questions.
  8. Facebook car looks nice, and the price is right. Practically walking distance from me.
  9. C’mon people! Beauty, color, style AND the flying cigar hood ornament!! WOW! Good price too. Seriously, if I didn’t have the Dodge I’d probably buy a 37 Terraplane. My dad owned one back in the day and they called it Old Smokey.
  10. I’ve had this set at least 50 years. Only needed on old car ignition systems.
  11. When the glass is set in the channel, look to how the other sides glass is set. Spacing in the channel could be of utmost importance or else you won’t have a proper seal. (Ask me how I know this.) The shop can do this too. I slid the glass up and in from below to get in into the fuzzy channel.
  12. Beautiful green Chrysler Keith! Congratulations and enjoy. Do you ever get down in the Vancouver area?
  13. Regrettably all 4 of the trim rings are rusty. No trace of ID. Here’s a copy of my build card. Very early 1936 model. Handwritten “chrome disc”.
  14. Thanks. The pinstriper did the outside rings and the body shop did the sunburst. Then clearcoated all of it. 36 was the last year of artful wheels so IMHO covering them fully is the wrong way to go. This version adds some zing I think.
  15. Mine aren’t the greatest they have some pitting, but since I had the wheels striped I’ll save them for another car. My car came with a set from the factory, they are listed on the build card. But they are long gone. These replacements were bought by a PO.
  16. Well... dumbest question ever has morphed into the coolest accessory ever. I want one!
  17. Well... I believe at auction several mid fifties Adventurer convertibles have done it.
  18. Take these out and have them rebuilt by a reputable shop. I would not trust anything off the shelf. I’ve heard too many horror stories regarding foreign made replacements. Keep yours and have them redone.
  19. Gotta have a green Dodge!
  20. Proceed carefully with cranking that windshield out! Make double sure there’s no glues, silicone sealer, anything that may cause the crank and mechanism to bind up. The crank housing is made from pot metal and will snap like a twig if reefed on! Ask me how I know. You should probably get some grease into the gears there too.
  21. Well Xander, time to move again! Washington state is trying to do the same thing so don’t come here.
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