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  1. I have been following this post and took an interest because I used an identical puller on our car a month ago. Is the picture at the beginning of the post the actual setup now in use or a stock picture. I might suggest results would be better with an even pull using all 3 arms of the puller. One lug nut is missing. When you first put tension in the puller the threaded screw should try to center on the axel. A secondary question. Did dodge always use lug nuts? Our 32 DeSoto has lug bolts. What a pain changing tires. I use 2 headless bolts to remove and moun
  2. I tried to copy and paste my spreadsheet from excel but it did not want to work for me. So here goes with the math. Redline on our engine is 3400 revolutions/minute. (75 horsepower) 4.62 final drive ratio will give me 735.93 tire revolutions per minute wide open. 92 inch tire circumference takes me 67,705.56 inches in that minute. (18 x 5.50 tires) That is 5,642.13 feet (a shade over a mile) 1.0685 miles. 60 miles per hour is a mile a minute. I would be going 64.12 miles an hour to cover that mile and use up all of my tire revolutions. I
  3. I saw your post and it reminded me of a similar question I had with our 32 DeSoto. How fast can it go. If you measure the circumference of your tire in inches. Knowing there are 5280 feet or 63360 inches per mile. Also you need to know your final drive ratio. With this information our DeSoto with 4.62 final drive and will red line at 63 miles per hour. I usually drive between 45 - 50. As an added note the speed limit in Ohio in 1932 was 45 MPH. This should give you an idea of what your car is capable of speed wise. I generated a spreadsheet for ou
  4. Piston #6 Any thoughts on "B" "C" 117 maybe machinist or inspection All bores are .010 over size. I do not know if engine was ever rebuilt. #6 Intake valve is different than the others. there are some small stencils also..... s on #6 for example. Bores look good. Compression test last fall were all a touch less than 90#. Looks like SC DeSoto and DK Dodge were the same pistons. There was lots of carbon. I scraped it with a utility knife blade. Bob
  5. The history of our car is vague. In 1991 it won a trophy in Carlisle Spring Car Show when the restoration was done. I believe it had a AACA Senior. It appears to have been a rust free car. As far as the engine we can only guess. We have had the car since 2011. This is the first that I have had the head off. A good friend miced the bores the other day and found them all to be 10 over. I will post more pictures of piston tops and maybe we can decode further the stencils. There was lots of carbon. My plans are to put head back on for now and pull engine this fall for
  6. One more pic that dodge bros. may find interesting. note stencil on #1 piston. 2 thru six are the same. Number 1 is for #1 piston. What does B signify? 117 may be an inspector? Obviously Kilroy was not here. I would load the other 5 pics but I might overload the internet...........😉 SC-DK.
  7. The radiator on our 32 is secured to the grill with 8 slot head machine screws. I removed them then the x brace that ties the radiator/grill to the fire wall. 4 more bolts hold the body panels below the radiator with the "6" over the crank hole. 2 vertical bolts hold the radiator/grill assembly to the frame. I was able to rock the grill and painted surround forward enough to leave the radiator just sitting there loose. I rotated the fan witch is not a 90 degree x to where it looked like obstructions on the radiator would clear the fan. I put my 3 step ladder astra
  8. Thanks for the chart. I have 7/16 studs. Picked up my temperature sensing bulb complete with gauge at NAPA. I decided to remove the radiator and have it checked while things are torn apart. It was somewhat of an undertaking to get the radiator out of that grill. I quit when the radiator lifted out now I still have to figure out how the grill can be removed. Any one out there knowledgeable on the removal of the grill enclosure? Tomorrow off to radiator shop. Thanks All
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