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  1. For a Mid-priced car, I think Dodge Brothers hit it out of the park in 1932. of course, I own the car so I'm a bit prejudiced.
  2. Unless this is a non US body, your 24 should have an all steel body. Only the top framework and top bows were wood. Is there enough of the original wood left for patterns? I know of no kit, but the top should be fairly simple to make.
  3. Oh the humanity! It was a nice cool day today, so I decided to tackle a job I had been dreading for some time - a bolt frozen in a captive nut. I carefully drilled through the bolt - actually a threaded screw, so chewed up there was nothing to get a screwdriver on. Things were going alright until the captive nut began spinning inside its captivity. At that point I was doomed. No amount of grinding, drilling or explosive devices could persuade what was left of the nut to come out of it’s little metal box. This is one of the attachment points for the lower front floorboard. I am resigned
  4. ‘I know the manifold I bought from them fit my 48 Plymouth perfectly. It was identical to the one I took off. I would call them, they were very helpful and answered all my concerns. But, as I said, not cheap.
  5. I bought a reconditioned manifold from Vintage Power Wagons about eight years ago. It looked brand new when it arrived. They specialize in military parts, but back then they had manifolds that fit my 48 Plymouth perfectly. I just checked their catalog and they still have them under the motor parts section. They have both intake and exhaust manifolds. Might be worth taking a look, although the aren’t cheap.
  6. If you go to my thread The Resurrection Of Daphne - A 1932 DL in the Dodge and Dodge Brothers section... Near the end of page 19 I detail the rebuilding of my transmission and freewheeling unit. It's covered over several pages. It should tell you everything you need to know about the process. Let me know if you need anything else.
  7. In your PM you mentioned that you were having trouble getting the freewheeling unit off. I have a 1932 Dodge Brothers DL, so there may be differences in our transmissions, but maybe this will help. My car was one of the first DLs built in December 1931 and has the first style of freewheeling clutch used, so it may be the same as yours. Here is my transmission and freewheeling unit out of the car and with the top of the tranny removed. The top comes off by removing the six bolts and lifting the part straight up. The gearshift and the emergency brake parts have obviously been re
  8. I know it’s a thankless job, but to me the new layout is much harder to read. Navigation may just seem more difficult as the appearance has changed and things have been moved around. But my main complaint is the new graphic style. It seems clumsy and hopelessly complex. I much preferred the much easier to read “old” style. Once you get into a thread, it’s fine, but getting there is just plain ugly. Just my two cents and probably worth half that.
  9. Fill them with grease and turn the top in during periodic maintenance. My 32 Dodge Brothers has one on the tube going to the throwout bearing.
  10. In the one step forward, two steps back category, I discovered a small problem with my pedal assembly yesterday. As I got ready to bleed the brakes in anticipation of driving Daphne around the block for the first time later this month, I noticed the brake pedal was a bit wobbly on its shaft. I seem to recall sometime in the distant past totally ignoring this when I first restored the unit. maybe it didn't seem so bad back then, but it's too bad to allow to go unchecked. So, off came the unit. The good news is that it's only held on by four bolts, and even with the body now on, I can acces
  11. Thanks, Tory. I have a good set as we discussed in our emails. But thanks for the upper windshield hinge pieces that you sent me.
  12. Considering you’re paying for patterns to make an entirely new boat, I’m not too sure about the price - especially since the original motor is long gone. I find it strange that Dodge used Lycoming Motors when they had a dependable six of their own that they could use. Maybe it was too heavy for the boat.
  13. Is there a way to make the posts larger, the way they used to be - filling the page from left to right. The new look seems to feature small boxes crammed over to the left side of the page. Photos are tiny and the type is impossibly small. Is there a setting to turn posts to full page?
  14. For some reason I lost track of this thread. I began posting questions like this on my restoration thread and I must have forgotten to return here and reveal the final outcome. It turned out my drums were still within specifications. I had a local shop do a real skim turning, taking off just enough to get rid of the slight ridge that had formed. The brakes are now rebuilt and functioning.
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