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36 D2 Coupe

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  • Birthday 06/20/1947

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  1. Not Canadian. These look more like Plymouth and resemble "34 DeSoto Airflow although that's not what they are. Sorry I can't be more precise. They are in beautiful condition.
  2. Congratulations! A well deserved award - she's beautiful! And I REALLY like the trophy. That is priceless in so many ways
  3. Actually that might not be too bad. On a very hot midsummer tour that my wife and I participated in a couple of years ago, we had left a large bottle of Coke in the car. Being desperate for something to drink, we opened the HOT Coke! Surprised that it was quite spicy and refreshing. So now we kind of like it that way
  4. I was following a similar thread on another forum and the best alternative offered was to use premium non-ethanol fuel. There is a web site www.pure-gas.org that lists many of the known locations where non-ethanol gas can be found in the US and Canada. One of the forum members found that he cured his vapour lock problems on a 2500+ mile Michigan - Sacramento run in his Chrysler Airflow this way. When he had to resort to ethanol diluted fuel. the problem came back but disappeared again when he could get non-ethanol fuel. He said the lack of problems made up for the extra cost of premium fuel. I'm no expert, only reporting what my friend says worked for him.
  5. An interesting neighbour I had who died over 10 years ago drove coast to coast repeatedly in a DIESEL Chevette. Apparently a very unusual and uncommon option. He was mechanically inclined and could make anything run. This man was not small but he folded his large frame into that small car and proudly claimed it was the cheapest thing he ever drove. That would have been a rare one to rescue.
  6. My friend who is into English cars has two of the little rascals - a mate of the Robin roller in blue and an earlier roadster. Really different and I'm sure quite exciting to drive in an adrenalin rush kind of way.
  7. Hi Stev Your engine takes 3.375" pistons that fit 241 & 228 cu. in. engines. I got a set of oversize pistons from Engine Parts Whse in Memphis in 2018 for my D2 Coupe - complete with wrist pins + a ring set for under $175. They had an impressive inventory of pistons, rings and bearings including many oversizes. Falcon Global supplied bearings for the engine at reasonable prices. Check them both out. It took me a while to find them but sure saved a lot of headaches. Also on eBay if you look for pistons for Chrysler 241 & 228 engines, I found sets .040 and .030 oversize for under $300 - so those parts are available if you shop. No need to have them custom made.
  8. Sadly. there is no collection of Canadian production records similar to those you can get from Chrysler Historical in Detroit. My understanding is that all those records - production by body type etc. - were destroyed years ago in a housecleaning purge so all we have to go on is starting and ending serial numbers. Any body numbers that can be found on the firewall plates that survive can indicate the upper end of the known number of bodies of a particular type that could have been built. For example my Canadian '36 Dodge D2 RS Coupe has body #76. So at least 76 may have been built. If someone has one with a higher number then the count goes up. But that is the only way we have to figure out Canadian production by body type unless someone has data that I haven't heard of in over 50 years. I can still hope......
  9. Interesting! I got most of the insides for my '36 Dodge D2 engine rebuild from Falcon. Very reasonable prices and prompt delivery. They seem to have a really broad base of engine parts in their inventory. They're worth a look. They saved me a bundle!
  10. I used a company called Freightera with HQ in Vancouver BC. to move a large fender from Ontario to Vancouver Island. They got me 2 quotes - terminal to terminal and residence to residence. The cheapest was terminal to terminal with an LTL shipper but the consignee was willing to pay extra for residence to residence. As a novice shipper I found them great to work with and they do a lot of work in the US. Spent the better part of 2 days building a crate out of scrap lumber to protect the fender. It arrived promptly in pristine condition. I did a lot of shopping for rates and had quotes ranging from $1225 down to $290 so spend a bit of time on that. Good luck!
  11. Thanks for the picture of the correct optional trim rings and the beautiful starburst on your wheels. I was always wanting to have those optional discs but now, looking at your wheels, I think I'll go with the starburst and forget about looking for the discs. And that colour combination is particularly attractive!
  12. Greedy half-wits should be allowed to experience medieval torture. Sadly, they eat regularly 😖
  13. I have some rough ones for a Canadian car - they will need major and expensive repair. The way the US caps attach to the wheels, the rim of the cap pops over spring tabs on the wheel. The Canadian caps have the spring tabs on the cap that lock under a retaining ring on the wheel. It depends which style of cap you need whether what I have would be of any use to you. If you can't use them and anyone else here thinks they could, send me a PM.
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