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  1. Both my Dodges are Canadian Model DT. They are correct for my cars. I've seen other DT cars with the same handles. I think it is very unlikely that both my cars would have had all the handles changed to a much more uncommon DeSoto handle. That being said I'm not sure what the USA production used but the yellow 34 Dodge that recently sold on Ebay has the same handles as mine. Another pic of an American maroon coloured Dodge DR with the same handle Ken
  2. Mine are different than Ian's. I have an original coupe and an original conv. coupe. Smooth handles, no ribs and cover over the screws. These might have been supplied on deluxe models and the exposed screws style on the standard models. My opinion only... Ken
  3. I would expect nothing less of a Mercer! Show us some more pics of your car....please...
  4. Thanks for replying. One was located at Hershey last year so It's no longer required. Ken
  5. Wish I had been able to start with a car as good as yours. Here's a pic of it back when I got it. It was found in 1962 but wasn't touched until I bought it. I bought a complete but all apart body from Ray Graber in California for it. We had to do all the wood and a lot of rust repair but I'm very happy with the finished product. Ray was restoring a model 40 too. He built a new body for his. He took his on a trans continental tour after it was done! Don't know where that car is today. Ken
  6. Hey Marty Here's a pic of my 12 Oakland 40 on tour about 10 years ago with my wife and I in it. We've been touring it since 1987 when I finally finished the 10 year restoration. Had it on tour last summer. It's been a great runner over the years. I've put over 25000 miles on it! Ken
  7. My 1914 Premier Z2 is a T head. 415 cu.in. 2 valves per cylinder Ken
  8. I just purchased this book last week. His daughter, Melanie, has a few new copies left. You can contact her at haroldnjo@cox.net $33 for priority or $29 media mail It's a good book that I'm still reading through. Learning lots! Ken
  9. Thanks for the info Dave. I finally found a local instrument guy who soldered up the leaks. He says the metal is poor and it may leak again. No warranty. So far it's held up. I'll have to wait until the spring now to put some more miles on it. Ken
  10. I checked with Detroit Spring and they had the drawings to make all the springs. Takes 2-3 weeks. Just over $300 each plus shipping. ESPO Springs couldn't help on this. Before I ordered new springs I did remove some leafs. On the fronts I took out 2 leafs. The rears were an odd situation. The car was sitting very high on the right side. I took out 2 leafs there and nothing on the left. Now the car sits level again. I was worried this would adversely effect the handling but after a run today it seems to handle fine and ride a lot better. I'll leave it this way and put some more miles on it before I decide if it's the way to go. Ken
  11. I spent my whole working career in the fastener business in Vancouver BC. In 1976 I went to Alaska to try and get an order for bolts for the Alaska Pipeline construction. After talking to one of the buyers for quite a while he finally said that what he really needed was a good Canadian screw!! Naturally something else came to my mind. I thought I was being asked to supply a "perk" before he'd give me an order. It was the wild, wild west up there at that time. I finally realized that he was talking about the Robertson drive screws. It was a good sales trip as I came home with an order for about $100,000 worth of bolts. No perk was required. Ken
  12. Not sure what a technical review is?? Owners manual maybe? Can't help on the speedo cable. Sorry Ken
  13. The first picture is me in 1974. I had borrowed my friends 1911 White 40hp for a car run. After that I had to have a brass car! The second pic is me working on my 34 Dodge convert. in about 1976. I had just got it. the 3rd pic is the Dodge in 1985 on the set of the movie Natti Gann. Still have the Dodge and it looks the same! The 4th pic is my 12 Oakland 40 that I restored from junk from 1976 to1987. We were on tour in about 2007. The last picture is from this summer. I'm standing in front of my 1914 Premier 6cyl. Big, powerful car. A real hoot to drive. Still have all those cars and maybe a few more! Ken