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  1. Knock on Asphalt. 5 million plus miles from tow bars starting in 68 to one car to 11 car trailers. I have never been invoked in a accident. So, I cannot comment. Still hauling cars at 68 years old. Love the hobby. Picture of my 2019 Pet in Moab UT.
  2. We have many parts. We have a vendor that makes them for us. Need more info. Thanks Dave
  3. I have been away checking here very seldom. Been on the road moving cars across country. What is going on with your knees? i also tore the Meniscus in my left knee. Know my right knee is giving me problems. I guess all the years from jumping out of airplanes, tow trucks, car haulers and being a mechanic. Doc says knee replacement. I'm looking into Stem Cell procedure. Still driving the truck but being very careful not to make sudden moves. I will be following your progress with your knees and car. If I can, I'm going to be on the road for another 2 years then look into what action to take with my knees. Then ill deal with that issue and will be doing a restoration on our 34 dodge tow truck and working on buying a 39 Ply 4 dr convertible that really does not need restoration. Its a beautiful CA rust free car that has never been messed with. GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING!!! DAVE
  4. What are you trying to do if you don't mind me asking?
  5. I'm sure that I have one. Will not be in town till Oct. Shop is in Sonora CA. 95327
  6. Thank you Allen. YOU NEED TO COME TO THIS BBQ!!
  8. Looking good. Were going to do our 34 Dodge tow truck in a couple of years. Can you take a good picture of your spare tire mount and tell how long the tube that holds the tire? You have been a great help. Thanks you Dave
  9. WOW!! how cool!! Thanks for the share.
  10. It also comes with a tech adviser. He is Dave, nick name DC8 Dave. He has the most knowledge of the DC8. He knows them inside out.
  11. I started cruising Woodward Ave with my dad in the early 60s. He worked for GM and his job was to test muscle cars. He would bring home a different car almost every night and my dad would would take me and a friend or 2 depending on the car and go street racing. My dad was a professional driver. He was a backup driver for NASCAR in the 50s. He would have to report on the results. Not only GM he would bring home but also the other big 3. It was mostly for testing. Then I got my license in 68 and my 1st car was a 65 Chev Impala SS convertible with the 409-400-4 speed. 400.00. Woodward and Telegraph was my 2nd home until the 90s when I moved to FL. Lot of good times on the AV. Never wreck or got a ticket. Just some of the cars that I had through the years street racing. The 57 Bird had a 427 Hi Riser, the 63s had 409s, the black truck had a 454 with a tunnel ram, the green truck had a 327 375 fuelie. The red 62 Chev Clone car had a 427 Z11, very rare engine. The white 62, my 2nd 409 car in 68. The black 62 409-409 in 1980. 65 fuel car in 78, not actual picture of car. 9000.00. My 1st Vette that i bought in 74 when I got back from the NAVY. 65 fuel car, 1800.00. not actual picture. 66 GTO 421 tri power car, bought in 76, 2000.00. My 2nd Vette bought in 75 for 1800.00. Backet case 427 390 glide car. I put a LT1 with turbo 400. Car ran 12.20. 70 LT1 Vette bought in 78. 3600.00. 72 Chev with a built 402. Just a few of the cars that was raced on Woodward except for the white 63. That was strip only car. We won the Nationals in 88 with that car. It had a 409 with a 2 barrel carb and power glide. 12.70s @ 107 all day long.
  12. Hello I have a 1930 DC 8 with many spare part. I'm in CA. I can deliver to FL since I haul cars for a living. Need a email to send about 50 plus pictures. These cars are beautiful when done. I would deliver the package for 5k. Call 209-613-1199 Thanks Dave
  13. Find this guy. Shelby Jet. He bought this car new and still has it. 62 fuel car. He just finished this black one. He and I use to to street race on the Woodward Ave.
  14. Matt. I was an engineer for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn MI from 1978 to 80 when we got laid off. I worked on these cars for the Indy 500 and we also did the commercial shoot. It was a neat time. Drove these cars around our test truck and they did pretty well for the times.
  15. We have a 34 Dodge tow truck that runs with a stock 6 volt system in parades and have no problems.
  16. We have reproduction frames and many other parts. Best to call. 209-613-1199 Thanks Dave PS Please send pictures of your progress.
  17. What is the head size on the 413?
  18. Great story. Mike Northcutt that owned Dodge City Vintage was the same way with the 33 34 35 Dodge trucks. He passed 8 years ago from a Brain Aneurysm.
  19. I'm not at the shop to to my research. Are the rear axle end play adjusted with shims that go between the axle and brake backing plate as shown with the 49 that I rebuilt?
  20. Sorry have not responded. Back on the road hauling cars. But will continue in the future.