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    Unknown GM Starter - what does it fit?

    Thanks so much for this Tom . I have no idea how I came to have this in my pile of MoPar stuff. Next question - can anyone use this starter? Consider it a core and you can have it for the cost of shipping.
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    RIP Michael Paul Smith

    Looking at his work was like going home again to small town life in the Fifties. We were offered an amazing gift by this brilliant talented man. The images he created bring a lump in the throat to those of us who can remember those times. R.I.P and thank you Michael Paul Smith.
  3. Does anyone recognise this GM starter? Casting number 1918472. No other numbers or tags. - Needs a new home!
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    Need ID on a GM starter

    Thanks fellows. I'll try to get a picture on the What Is It forum.
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    Need ID on a GM starter

    And therein lies the problem Dave. The ID tag with that information on it is missing. If I had that, it would be fairly simple to figure out what this unit fits. I'll try to get a picture of it to post today.
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    Need ID on a GM starter

    Hi folks - trying to identify an old GM starter that has sulked in a corner too long. Casting/part number is 1918472. I can't find anything on Google. Does anyone have a GM (General Motors) parts book that shows this number? Does anyone want it? Price of shipping would buy it. Not sure if it works. Thanks in advance for looking. Jim
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    headlight reflectors

    Sent you a PM Jim
  8. And that's how she came to have YOU!
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    D2 Convertible

    I have a piece of sales literature from England indicating that overdrive was available there in a 1936 Dodge. That was a real surprise to me as there is no sign of OD being available in North American '36 Dodges. I have searched my extensive parts literature and cannot see a reference to a 1936 Dodge OD anywhere. Very disappointing because I would like to add that feature to our D2 Coupe using a correct transmission. So this may be correct if the sales literature is to be believed! Anyone else ever come across this?
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    Dodge Brother/ Packard Identification

    The Dodge is a 1936 Model D2 Touring Sedan - body No. 33366. What you have in the picture is the Body Number Plate from the firewall. Keiser31 had it right. Hope this helps.
  11. When I first acquired our 1936 Dodge D2 RS Coupe, the previous owner had dropped a '53 Olds Rocket block and Hydramatic transmission into it. This was 1966. At the ripe old age of 18, my first thought was to swap that engine for a Valiant 273 V8. (at least it would be MoPar) Then I realized I was NOT an automotive engineer and whatever I tried would probably turn out badly. So I returned to the wrecking yard where I bought it and was able to get the correct 1936 Dodge engine and parts the last guy had removed. Thankfully he had only cut the cross member to allow the Hydramatic through and the yard had plenty of '36 Dodge parts cars . The body was untouched. Since then it's been a rewarding journey, with the car returned to stock . We're hoping to have it finished and on the road next summer to enjoy the thrill of touring 1936 style So yes, the Purist Bug bit me too .
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    Engine aluminium head

    Here's your man; John Librenjak jlibrenjak@sbcglobal.net John makes these heads. This is your only source. He took on the project when the man who originally made them passed away. Used heads are unlikely to be any good as the aluminum alloy gets porous and fragile with age. Repairs can be quite unsatisfactory. Good luck with your CV. I miss the one I used to have.
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    Do You Remember When Edsels Were New? What Did You Think?

    I was 10 in 1957 and don't recall the debut. But my uncle had a red and white '58 Edsel for a while and it was rather pretty. We were a Chrysler family so we were familiar with the push button shifter. However it seemed odd to have the push buttons in the middle of the steering wheel. In my 10 year old mind they should have been where Chrysler put them - to the left of the steering wheel on the dash. The car's unusual grille was an eye catcher and since this was the era of radical style changes every year, I accepted it as normal. Those were the days when new models arrived at the dealers' lots hidden in shrouds and we waited and speculated breathlessly about what the new bodies would look like. It was VERY exciting! My recollections of Edsels then shifts to 1960. Our local mechanic at the garage just across the road from our Public School owned a black one. I was fascinated by the tail light arrangement. It is different enough that I actually wouldn't mind owning one now just for the memories.
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    Looking for Correct Style Jack

    This illustration shows a screw-type bumper jack identical to one I have for my '36 Dodge - same number stamped on the bottom. It is notched at the top to grab the bumper arm but I would NEVER use it as it is so unstable when extended. The base is very small and you have to lift the body away up because the springs sag. Not a good way to get a wheel off the ground. It is painted green - almost a John Deere green. I also have a smaller axle jack - also correct for the '36 - that is similar in shape to the one above except shorter. It does not look like Spinneyhill's jack. Number stamped on the bottom is 1878. I would recommend getting in touch with Karl Krouch. I have seen his huge collection of jacks and wrenches at Hershey and was amazed at his knowledge. He had a jack like the one shown above and knew exactly what it was for. I believe his prices are reasonable and his knowledge of these things is encyclopedic. Incidentally, looking at Spinneyhill's picture, the two piece engine crank handle may be correct or a variation depending on what company supplied tool kits I have an engine crank like the one you show as #6 in another post for my '36 Dodge. And I love the original tool bag. It is correct. Also the wheel chock. Finally, I may be able to help you with dimensions for the bumper support for the engine crank if you want to make one. They're pretty simple really and you need one if you are ever to use the crank. Someone suggested it folds down - it doesn't unless you back off the bolt holding it in place which isn't very practical. It looks right in place. Hope this helps
  15. This is a shot of the 3 heads, pan and 3 starters on the shelf One of the starters does not look like the other two . Sorry I couldn't get closer to them but you get the idea. There's more stuff here in boxes but it was not accessible. I think I see a head gasket and a timing chain in a box sitting on top of the pile.