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  1. Taylormade

    1930's floor board exterior wood

    Here is my upper metal floorboard (1932 Dodge Brothers DL sedan) after refinishing and powder-coating. This is the side that faces toward the engine. Here is is with the pad we are talking about set in place. The pad is held in place by these clips that are part of the floorboard - they are very brittle and tend to break off. The pad is some sort of fibrous material, somewhat flexible. As one would suspect, mine were in bad shape from all those Syracuse winters, They are definitely not wood. It will be interesting to see what I can come up with as a replacement for these things.
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    seat replace in 28 D. B.

    My 32 Dodge Brothers DL sedan has a seat like yours, but it's on runners and not attached to the center posts. As you can see, the seat can be moved back quite a bit, but there still isn't a lot of room between the front of the seat and the door opening to get your feet in. I took my seat apart and remade the wooden bottom as the original had some dry rot and splits. You can see the seat slider lever in this shot.
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    1930's floor board exterior wood

    As do mine. Sound deadened/heat shield held on by metal extensions from the metal floorboards that are bent over the material. Definitely not wood on my car.
  4. Checking for you. I bought a second set of bumpers, as I was missing one of these on my rear bumper. Let me dig through the garage and see. I probably only have one.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    At the time I saw the car, it was a medium green, solid color. It was driven to the meet, and the owner parked it outside in the motel lot overnight. As I remember it was a driver, not a show car, but in excellent shape - and it was fast!
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    1935 Desoto Airflow

    If you have the metal pieces, Then and Now should be able to revulcanize them for you. They do excellent work.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    In 1968 my wife of just a few months and I drove from Rochester to Bath, New York to a car show being held there. The cost of the motel nearly broke us, but the next morning I walked out the door of our room and discovered a green Duesenberg convertible coupe (top down) sitting in front of the room next door. As I was admiring the car, the owner came out and we spent the next ten or fifteen minutes discussing the car. He told me the car was first owned by the Wrigley family in Chicago. I believe he said he paid $5000 for the car. Then he gave me a ride. It was an experience I will never forget. I don’t remember the name of the gentleman, but he provided me with a memory that stays with me to this day, fifty years later. I’m sure the experts on this site could tell me about the car and it’s owner, and I’d love to know about it.
  8. I actually also do like to do as much as I can by myself. I cast urethane parts for my firewall and sidemount parts, but the engine mounts have to be vulcanized to avoid a dangerous situation should the rubber separate from the metal. I wanted to do the mounts myself until I discovered the equipment and heat process was beyond my skills and budget.
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    Transmission and rear end lube capacity?

    Some guys over on the ford Barn were discussing this topic. Here are several comments I found interesting. I recently purchased a 1910 Kissel Car model D10 Toy Tonneau. I checked the transmission for oil. Someone had filled it with grease, and it looked to be like the sticky slimy corn head grease. The insides of the transmission case were coated with the stuff and I could still see all of the way to the dry bottom of the case. The grease had coated the walls of the transmission like stucco, and the gears had nothing on them. I scooped out all I could and brought the transmission up to its full level with 600W. What I could not scrape off eventually melted into the 600 W mix. Now the transmission is too full of oil and it is now leaking a sticky black goo out onto the floor. The transmission needs its 600W for proper lubrication. Anything heavier may not return to the gears fast enough for proper lubrication. I have rethought the corn grease in trans, NOT GONNA HAPPEN. In goes 600 and be safe. I can see the foolish mistake of the grease being flipped off the gears and sticking to the case,and not lubing the gears. Well I will not be putting grease in Trans!
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    The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    I finally got everything back together again. So far, no leaks, but I'm done if something reappears. The final solution - a large pan under the car. Just taking the free-wheeling unit off made the job much easier, but it was still a pain with the body on the frame. New gaskets, paint on the fasteners and some retouching on the paint and she's ready to go. Spent the morning cutting and buffing the dash, getting ready to get the instruments back in. Now that the trans is back in and the motor, transmission is properly supported, I can finally attempt to start the motor for the first time. I think I mentioned I was going to do that about 8 months ago, but it proved to be another flight a fancy, with winter and a knee operation getting in the way. Hopefully it will happen within the next two weeks. Trans before and after...
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    Transmission and rear end lube capacity?

    The poster stated he was going to use Corn Head grease in his transmission and rear end. Several of us questioned if this was a good idea. We were not posting as know it alls or scolds, but as fellow car enthusiasts who were worried that this might cause problems. If capacity was the only question, why post about what you were going to fill it with? My 32DL also took a little over a quart in the tranny and half a quart in the differential.
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    Transmission and rear end lube capacity?

    I know Corn Head grease is supposed to be good for steering boxes, but I’m unsure about transmissions and rear ends. Have you talked to anyone who has tried it in these applications?
  13. Vulcanizing is a controlled heat process done in custom molds. Urethane is not going to bond to the metal of the mount sufficiently and will pull loose. By the time you make the molds and buy the materials, I think you will find Tom’s service a real bargain. And your mounts will work as originally designed.
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    1924 Dodge VIN location

    Bob, don’t tell me Colorado isn’t going to let you license that beautiful green and black speedster! Say it isn’t so.
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    Replacing throttle control lever

    Yeah, I had the body off when I removed mine.
  16. Boy, that transmission bears no resemblance to my 32 gear box. Totally different set-up. The free wheeling extension on my unit is the big difference - that’s where my rubber mount attaches. No free wheeling on the 33 that I can see - actually, I take that back. That may be a free wheeling device on the rear, behind the gears. Anyway, it’s nothing like the 32. The 33 mount is much easier to get to.
  17. That’s are definately different than the mount on my 32 DL. I’m having trouble figuring out the orientation from your photographs. Any chance we could get a wider view with trans visible. On my car, I had the motor and transmission out, so removing them was no problem. I know with my car, you absolutely have to support the rear of the motor if you remove the rear mount with the motor in places. Have you checked with The And Now to make sure they can revulcanize your mounts. If your rear mount is mush, I would check the other mounts for condition.
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    1920s-30s Buick Hubs

    It appears to be a Buffalo wire wheel hub with the hubcap in place. Note the holes in the hub for the spokes. I assume that’s what’s left of the spare tire bracket on the back.
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    Replacing throttle control lever

    Not sure if yours is the same as my 32DL, but my lever and shaft are held on by a Clum switch that fits on the bottom of the shaft. Remove the Clum switch and the lever shaft pulls out from the top.
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    Who did ‘57 Better? Ford or Chevy?

    My dad was. GM executive, so talk of Ford or Mopar in our home was discouraged at all times. I was in the GM building with our family the night they introduced the 57 models. When the white cover came off the 57 Chevy convertible, it stopped the show. They may have sold more Fords that yer, but they must have been rust prone or something, because there are a lot more 57 Chevies around these days.
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    First Start Question

    I admit the electrical end of auto restoration is my weakness. So, possibly a dumb question, but when first starting a motor, will you damage the generator if you run the motor without hooking up the generator to the wiring harness. I just want to make sure the motor runs properly and the water pump works before I start hooking everything up under the dash. 1932 Dodge Brothers DL.
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    First Start Question

    Radiator full and ready to go.
  23. I hate it when I do something stupid like this. A few months ago someone posted a website that sold fabric hidem welting. This was somewhere on a topic I can’t for the life of me remember. It listed different fabric options in various length rolls. I had the web site saved, but, as usual, it disappeared and is lost in the ozone. I’ve tried the search, tried to find/remember the original topic, all with no luck. LeBarron-Bonney is out of dark brown hidem and have no idea when they will have it again - the usual “we have to have the mill run a new batch of material” excuse. If anyone can remember the post I’m talking about, or, if you posted it, please help me out here. Thanks!
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    Final Plea For Upholstry Help

    I wasn’t knocking what LeBaron Bonney told me, I have no doubt they can’t get the cloth I need at the moment. I’m going to check in with my buddy Phil Kennedy and see if he can tell what’s on his all original front seat. After this discussion, I don’t think it’s hidem. Probably wire-on or double welt.