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  1. I don't want to restart a past controversy, but I need new tires and tubes for my 1932 Dodge DL. Any recommendations from someone who has bought tubes in the last two years and had good luck with them. I intend to drive this car and want to be safe.
  2. My "new" 1932 Dodge DL won't arrive for a month or two, but I'm trying to put together a group of parts I want to install once she arrives at her new home, mostly brakes and suspension. But I also want to install all new wiring as the original has the usual case of crumbles after 81 years. Since I can't see the wiring at the moment, the only thing I have to go by is the wiring diagram in the instruction book. It lists all the colors - although I'm not sure what "black braid" means - but only lists the wire size as "small" and "medium." Would anyone out there happen to know what the gauge sizes are for small and meduim? Rhode Island Wiring has 18 through 8 gauge wire in what appears to be all the colors I need. The other question is the diagram says "Small Blue Braid," "Medium Green Braid," and so on. Does anyone know if this is a blue wire and a green wire with a black braid, or...? I know Rhode Island makes up nice harnesses - I used one on my 48 Plymouth - but I want to save a few bucks and try to make one myself this time. I know I should probably just wait until the car arrives but I'm just an impatient kind of guy.
  3. This would make a nice winter project if you have a business coupe.
  4. I have the front cowl, both doors and the rear convertible section from a 49 Wayfarer convertible. The doors have roll up windows. The bottom 8 inches of both doors and the cowl are thin, but the rest of the metal is solid. the doors have the glass and the hard to find curved stainless frames and vent windows. I have two doors from a Wayfarer Sedan that are identical from the beltline down and are solid if you wanted to graft them together. You also get a complete top mechanism -one brace needs to be welded together, but it's all there and in good shape. And you get the X-brace from the convertible frame and the dashboard - which is not welded in like many convertibles. This would convert a Wayfarer Business Coupe into a convertible. $1200 Everything will fit in a pickup with no problem. I can take more detailed pictures if you need them. Richard Taylor taylormd@madisontelco.com 618-635-2444 Home 314-780-4422 Cell
  5. SOLDReluctantly selling my 1948 Plymouth P15 Super Deluxe sedan. Selling, only because I found and bought back the first car I ever owned – a 1932 Dodge – so the Plymouth has to go due to lack of garage space. This car has never seen rain or snow in the seven years I’ve owned it. It came from South Carolina and is an original 77,000 mile car. This is a solid car. No rust in the floors, inner or outer rockers. You won’t have to replace the usual Mopar rust outs with this vehicle. this is a nice driver ready for a weekend outing. just turn the key and drive it. Since I have owned the car the following work has been done. New master cylinder New brake hoses New clutch (this year) Rebuilt pressure plate (this year) New throw-out bearing (this year) New rubber brake, clutch and accelerator pedals New rubber steering column pad All new wiring in the original pattern for Rhode Island Wiring Co. Rebuilt starter and generator New voltage regulator NOS heat gauge that actually works. Rebuilt all instruments. All work, but the gas gauge is a bit iffy at times. All new knobs for the dash Rebuilt entire front suspension – upper and lower arms, new shocks New rear shocks New WW tires – less than 700 miles Cleaned and flushed engine – all freeze plugs removed and replaced. Water passages thoroughly cleaned Engine cleaned and painted with POR-15 engine paint in the original silver. NOS exhaust manifold with working heat riser New spark plug wires with “waterproof” sealers over the plugs New battery (this week) New battery and ground wires – correct six volt Radiator flushed and pressure tested. New radiator hoses with correct period clamps Firewall and inner fenders repainted Firewall grommets replaced with NOS The car runs perfectly – no smoke, no overheating. It drives great. Cruising speed is a comfortable 55, but you could install an overdrive unit if you want to hit the interstate. Paint is 80% original. It’s a15 footer with a few nicks and scrapes. No dents or rust holes. Stainless is nice, one or two small dimples that can be taken out easily. The car has two PERFECT lower stainless trim pieces. These are almost impossible to find these days – especially on the passenger side where they usually got crunched by the curb. The bumper chrome is original and presentable, but far from show quality. The pot metal tail lights, door handles and hood ornament have light pitting, but look pretty good. The interior was redone before I bought it. It’s nice, but not in the original pattern. All the lights work Doors open and close solidly. All window glass goes up and down smoothly. New Rebuilt vacuum wiper motor. The car needs: A new speedometer cable New rubber for the front vent (available from Steele) New rubber on the door sills (service available) A new home Price is $6000 firm. You already know I have more than that in it, but I enjoy working on these old cars and I’m not out to make a killing. Just don’t hot rod it. The car is located in Southern Illinois Richard Taylor taylormd@madisontelco.com Cell 314-780-4422 Home 618-635-2444
  6. I'm not sure. I'm just getting started on this car and haven't done enough research. Perhaps someone else on the forum knows. <quickprintreadystate style="display: none;"></quickprintreadystate>
  7. Looking for two front fenders for a 1932 dodge DL six. Side mounts preferred, but I'll take anything. Please note the desperation evident in this post. I wouldn't mind looking at a rear driver's side fender either. Also need a long tail light stalk and a tail light. Not asking for much, huh? I know how rare these cars are, but I'm trying to get the Dodge - my first car that I just bought back from fellow member Phil 32DL6 after 45 years - on the road in time for Auburn Hills in 2014. Any help or leads greatly appreciated. Richard Taylor taylormd@madisontelco.com 618-635-2444 <quickprintreadystate style="display: none;"></quickprintreadystate>
  8. Thanks, Phil. Let's hope between the two of us we didn't wear them out. <quickprintreadystate style="display: none;"></quickprintreadystate>
  9. <quickprintreadystate style="display: none;"></quickprintreadystate>Looking for two front fenders for a 1932 dodge DL six. Sidemounts preferred, but I'll take anything. Please note the desperation evident in this post. I wouldn't mind looking at a rear driver's side either. Richard Taylor taylormd@madisontelco.com 618-635-2444
  10. I'm afraid I already know the answer to this question, due to the lack of any bearings being listed before 1933, but when did the Dodge six change from babbit to insert bearings?
  11. No second thoughts, please. I've been haunted for 45 years. Now it's your turn.
  12. You would have been right. Take it from someone who knows.
  13. It's with a heavy heart that I've decided to sell my great old 48 P15 four door sedan. I never would have considered letting it go under normal circumstances, but an extrordinary thing happened over the weekend. First, a bit of history. It was 1965 and I was attending Syracuse University. One day while walking to class, I spotted a large black sedan in the faculty parking lot. I'd loved "old cars" since I was a little kid and this was an old one - a long black four door with suicide doors and sidemounts right out of one of my favorite TV shows - The Untouchables. I crunched through the snow over to the ancient beauty and discovered a For Sale sign in the window. I jotted down the number and that afternoon called the owner. He told me the car was a 1932 Dodge DL Six and he wanted $400. After spending some hours on the phone with my dad trying to weedle a loan out of him, I finally talked him into forking over the cash and the next day I was the proud owner of the Dodge. I drove it rain, snow or shine for the next three years. It never failed to start, always ran great and was the best car I've ever owned. Sadly, my brother started college in my senior year and money got very tight - my Dad couldn't afford the insurance anymore and I wasn't making enough to afford tuition, room, board and car insurance. I was forced to sell the 32 to fellow Frat member Phil Kennedy and I moved on with my life. But I bet I thought about my old Dodge at least once a week for the next 45 years. He she is on the day I bought her. Check out my grin - and the length of my pants. About three years ago another Frat member contacted me and we spent some time rehashing the old days. During the converstation, Phil's name came up and my friend said he'd give Phil my contact information. Later Phil e-mailed me a message and a picture of his "new" 32 DL that he'd just purchased. I sent him photos of my 48 Plymouth, 50 dodge convertible and promptly lost track of him for another three years. A month or so ago my wife suggested I join Facebook and find my old college friends - again. Facebook isn't really my thing, but I did end up reconnecting with a bunch of old classmates and frat brothers. In one of the posts I put up the photo of the old Dodge. Someone mentioned he thought Phil still had it. I rummaged through my fading memory banks - had Phil mentioned my old Dodge in his e-mail? I thought maybe he had. Could he really still have "my" car? After I finally got in touch with Phil I discovered he did - in his garage, where it had been sitting on blocks for over 40 years! He said, by coincidence, he'd finally figured two 32s was one too many and was thinking of selling my old car. And the first person he'd thought of was - me. But he figured I already had too many cars to want another. WRONG! Long story short, my 32 is coming back home after 45 years. She has a few nicks and bumps more than when I sold her, but she's still got shiny black paint and doesn't look much different now than she did then. Sadly, I only have one restoration left in me and need space in the workshop, so the 48 and my 50 Dodge Wayfarer convertible are going to find new homes. Life is funny sometimes. I'm sure glad I sold the Dodge to Phil, a guy who loved it as much as I always did and kept it waiting for me. <!-- controls -->
  14. I regretted selling the car to Phil from day one (losing the car only - no reflection on Phil), but if I hadn't, who knows where it would be today? Luckily, he loves the old Dodges as much as I do, and it was there in his garage all these years later with only a few more minor dings and scrapes then when I saw it last. It must have been fate that I sold it to the right person and he is graciously selling it back to me 45 years later. Twists and turns indeed.
  15. That's my old Frat house, Delta Tau Delta at Syracuse University.
  16. The day I bought it in 1965. Back when I had hair and a 32 inch waistline.
  17. Maybe Plymouth offered a Wayfarer in Canada, but not in the States.
  18. Plymouth did not make a Wayfarer, only Dodge which offered a Business Couppe, A two-door Sedan and the Sportabout. The early 49 Sportabouts had side curtains, but it didn't go over well with the public. Later 49s and all subsequent models through 1952 had roll up windows. The car I have for sale in a genuine 1950 Sportabout, not a clone. The spares are from a 1949 Sportabout which has the later roll-up windows. The cowl and doors are the same, the rear convertible section is slightly different but would adapt to any year convert. As I stated in the ad, it has a manual top, not a power top. My first car was a 1932 Dodge.
  19. I've listed my Wayfarer in the Buy/Sell section. I just located the first car I ever owned - a 1932 Dodge - and I'm buying it back. I need shop space for my new baby. if you're looking for a nice Mopar restoration project, this is the car for you.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  20. I've listed my Wayfarer in the Buy/Sell section. I just located the first car I ever owned - a 1932 Dodge - and I'm buying it back. I need shop space for my new baby. if you're looking for a nice Mopar restoration project, this is the car for you.
  21. SOLD [TABLE=class: tborder, width: 100%, align: center] <tbody>[TR] [TD=class: alt1]I have a 1950 Wayfarer convertible, complete. I also have a front cowl, both doors, the rear convertible section, the frame and the top mechanism from a 49 Wayfarer Convertible. Plus a ton of extra parts. I'm only selling this because I actually located the first car I ever owner 45 years ago, and I need the workshop space. The convertible is a rare car known as the Sportabout. It's a single seat - no backseat - and is based on the business coupe. It's a solid project car. It's all there, with all the convertible parts. Fenders are good - and I have a set of four NOS fenders I found in an old dealership that still have the factor primer and inventory tags on them. The back floors and trunk are in really good shape - a little work would be necessary on both sides in the back corner of the trunk - but it's minor. The spare tire recess is not rusted out! The front floors were Swiss cheese and I have cut them out. The body floor supports are all there and in good shape. I have a complete floor from a Wayfarer sedan or you can buy replacement floorboards. It needs new outer rockers which are available. This car had huge inner support rockers that are actually just a long metal box made of sheet steel. They are in bad shape, but I have a complete, but rusty, sample from the parts car for a pattern. The passenger door is rust free. The driver’s door has a patch on the bottom that I would replace. I have two doors from a sedan with perfect bottoms that could be used to replace any bad metal - it's only on the driver's door though. Both bottom quarters - the narrow section behind the door and in front of the removable rear fenders need work, but the panel is almost flat and has no patterns or embossed parts. Some of the body mounts on the frame are a little rough, but I have an extra frame with good body mounts. All mechanicals are complete and I drove the car home and into the garage. The PO claimed the engine was rebuilt less than 3000 miles ago but I can't verify that. The seat was shot, but I found a nice original seat that you can recover. The top mechanism is all there and in good shape - the top is manual so no need to worry about leaking cylinders or rebuilding the motor. I have an extra front grill, bumpers, rear axle, convertible frame, two complete dash panels with all gauges, front suspension parts, two solid doors from a wayfarer sedan (the botton 9/10s of the door is the same as the convert), extra wheels, the bottom of the front cowl from the sedan with all floors and supports, extra transmission, gas tank and rear springs. Basically this is a nice restoration project with all the parts you'll need. If sheet metal work - mostly floors, rockers and quarter panels - bothers you, this is not the project for you, but it's mostly flat panels and much of the work will be hidden. I've done tons of research on the car and can provide info on your project. All the spare convertible parts are there if someone wanted to take a nice business coupe and turn it into a convertible. Many parts on this car are unique - the doors, the windows, the frame, the top - none of them fit the regular Dodge convert. I've spent years collecting all these spares. The convertible alone is $3200. The total package is $6000 - that includes every part I have. The NOS fenders alone are worth $1500. The car is a roller, but you're not going to drive it home, the tires are dry-rotted. If you want everything, be prepared to basically take two cars home. I can work with you if you just want some of the parts with the convert. The car is located near St. Louis, Mo. I can send more pictures if you need them. Thanks for your interest. Richard Taylor 618-635-2444 home 314-780-4422 Cell taylormd@madisontelco.com <!-- / message --> [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=class: alt2] [/TD] [TD=class: alt1, align: right]<!-- controls --> <!-- / controls --> [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE] <!-- post 8517685 popup menu --> [TABLE] <tbody>[TR] [TD=class: thead]taylormade [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=class: vbmenu_option]View Public Profile [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=class: vbmenu_option]Send a private message to taylormade [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=class: vbmenu_option]Find More Posts by taylormade [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE] <!-- / post 8517685 popup menu -->