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Farmallregular

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  1. They were basically a two-way VHF radio system that connected to a base station with a mobile operator, who would then dial the land line number and "patch" the radio audio to the land line. Service was generally limited to major metropolitan areas due to the relatively short range of the radio signal, which depended on terrain and how high the base antenna was located. I wasn't around them a lot, but I don't remember being able to dial directly from the mobile system, seems like you always had to go through the mobile operator. Keith
  2. Now that's interesting...when I brought my '24 in from Oregon about 6 or 7 years ago, all they cared about was that there was a number on the car somewhere that matched the number on the Oregon title, and that the Oregon title had signatures in the appropriate places. Stopped at a used car dealer next door to the DMV, got a VIN verification, took that form and the signed off title to the DMV office, and walked out with all the paperwork & plates. Title came in the mail later. Never took the car off the trailer. Wonder what's changed, or if you got someone who doesn't unders
  3. On my '24 touring, it's stamped on the outside of the right (passenger side) frame rail near the rear shackle mount for the front spring, similar to the photo in Mattml430's reply. I had to rub it gently with fine sandpaper to make it readable. As I recall the numbers are about 3/8 of an inch high. I'd assume it's in the same location on all cars of that year. Where in Colorado are you? We're a ways east of Parker. Keith
  4. I'm interested in the headlights. What other small pieces to do you have? I'd be interested in the axle, but I suspect shipping would be a killer. I'm located near Denver. Drop me a private e-mail with prices and let me know what else you have. Thanks, Keith
  5. According to the mechanics information manual, 898054 corresponds to a build date of early May 1923, which would be a 1923 model year. The frame number is the same as the number found on the data plate on the toe board. Here in Colorado that is the VIN number...the current descriptive VIN format didn't come along until much later. Check with your local motor vehicle office to see how to register it. Keith
  6. According to the mechanics information manual there were several version of the starter switch use, with different terminal locations. Here's some extracted text: "The type 8100-A starting switch and cut-out was used from car 559,652 to car 728,303. It is exactly similar in construction except for a change in the location of the terminals...the battery and generator terminals are changed about, on this type switch, so that the wires do not cross...the terminal is grounded to the switch case, and to the steering column by a metal strap, instead of to the vacuum tank bracket by means of a wire
  7. Jeff, I hadn't planned on going back up this weekend. I'll send you a private e-mail. Keith
  8. Bill, sent you a private e-mail with my address. Thanks for your trust... Keith
  9. Where in Parker are you? We're east of Parker off of Singing Hills Road, just over the Elbert county line (although we still have a Parker address). I'm not sure which vehicles he's actually interested in selling, since I wasn't looking for a complete vehicle. He has a couple of unique IH trucks that I was looking at, but the only Dodge truck I remember is one I'm pretty sure he wasn't interested in selling. Just sent him a list of bits & pieces I'm still looking for. We spent most of an afternoon just going through his collection before we got down to buying specific parts, so didn't g
  10. I was up there last week, he has quite a collection, including a number of complete, nice antique cars. I bought some stuff, and am putting together a list of bits & pieces I need so he can look before I go back up. Plan on spending several hours looking at cars... I wasn't interested in a car, so I didn't talk prices, but he did indicate he was interested in selling one or more of the vehicles. Keith
  11. I could use all of them that don't have the holes for the rear brake drums drilled in them. Rear wheels have been re-built, but the fronts currently on the car are the wrong size. I have a set of the correct front wheels, but some of the spokes aren't in very good condition. What are you asking? Thanks, Keith
  12. Are you still interested in getting rid of the spokes. I'm looking at re-building front wheels for my 24 Touring. Thanks, Keith
  13. All Kettering ignition systems work the same way, regardless of voltage or polarity. There are some minor differences in details with polarity and voltage, but general operation is consistent. Here's a quick way to check what's going on using a test light. You can use a 12 volt light on a six volt system, it just won't be very bright. You can also use an analog meter, but a test light is easier to watch. Digital meters don't do well at measuring pulses... First, check to make sure the light is working and has a good ground. Attach the clip to a ground and touch the probe to a known hot so
  14. The fan hub should be mounted on a pivot to allow adjustment of belt tension; depending on where its positioned now you may just have to tilt it down a little. Loosen the clamp bolt to adjust it. Keith
  15. I rather doubt you'll find anything with asbestos in it these days.... That being said, any bearing & seal place should either have or be able to order whatever size rope packing you need, then just cut it to length. I bought some for one my antique tractors at Rocket Seals in Denver...they had the appropriate size in stock. Keith
  16. That was me asking...looked at the ones on ebay, but none fit. Thanks, Keith
  17. Any chance you might have a steering wheel from the '25? I also need the center running board brackets for both sides if you have those. Thanks, Keith
  18. Hi, just joined, and just acquired a 1924 Dodge touring car. Runs and drives, but needs some mechanical work, interior upholstery, a new top, and a paint job. Also discovered it has the wrong steering wheel. The center hub on the current wheel is way bigger than the taper on the steering shaft, and looks like someone tried to shim it. There's also no room for the horn collector ring. Anyway, I spent some time searching the web for the correct steering wheel with absolutely no success, so wondered if someone on here might have one. I don't particularly care about the condition of the wood;
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