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  1. I think “Free Squealing” and “Changable Seatcover” gives the gag away.
  2. Most silent film was shot at 18 frames per second. When sound came in, they upped it to 24 frames per second for better sound resolution. Transfers from film are usually made at 24 frames per second, which makes everything Keystone Kops frantic with everything moving at an exaggerated pace. New computer technology can now slow things down to actual speed and the results are stunning.
  3. Thanks. I’ve been trying to figure out a solution for some time.
  4. Did you make the firewall pad and board? Looking to do my 32 Dodge. I have the old board and pad, but they are soaked with mice urine.
  5. I think the problem with this particular car is that there have been multiple posts, all of them similar, and folks on the forum get a bit tired of this showing up over and over again with the same claims as to price and value. You can only comment so many times and try to point out the car’s problems before total frustration sets in. The fact that no one has purchased the car and that generally people have remained slack-jawed at the condition and asking price should tell the seller he is off base and dreaming. Fifty grand buys a fantastic car - this isn’t one of them.
  6. Then and Now did a great job on my 32 Dodge Brothers mounts. Fast service and reasonable prices. I just sent in the cores and got back what looked like NOS mounts. A must if you have Floating Power.
  7. The illustrators had nothing to do with the guys that engineered the car. Their job was to make their illustrations long, low and built for speed. Advertising illustrations for my 32 Dodge Brothers show a car totally different from my sedan. Although my body has a chopped look already (many people have asked me if I chopped it and are surprised when I tell them it's stock) it's nowhere near as radical as in the drawings. As long as you have good clearance under the fenders - fronts especially - I don't see a problem lowering the car a bit. i always prefer the stock look, but your car has been so heavily modified over the years I don't think it would harm anything. I'm personally in favor of keeping the running boards for structural and aesthetic reasons, but it's not my car. Glad to see you're making progress.
  8. The axel and the outer race come out together, as ply33 states. The axel will have two bearings on it, back to back, with a small ridge on the axel separating them. The bearings are a real pain to get off the axel, but at least it’s out. This leaves the inner bearing race and the inner seal still in the axel housing. You need a three-jaw slide puller to get the race out and this process will tear up the inner seal. Fun, huh?
  9. Try putting the drum on loosely with no key and then slamming the drum back on the bolt - I used a large washer to protect the bolt. All you are trying to do is get the outer bearing race free. Hitting the drum won’t work. Sliding it toward you with a hammering motion will. I’ve done it many times. Make sure the backing plates are off and the seals are off. You should be able to see the outer race and the bearing at the end of the axel housing. As you work the drum, you will see the race easing out of the housing.
  10. Maybe it’s different on the 33s, but my 32 Dodge Brothers DL has two bearings on each axle and you have to pull the outer bearing race out to get the axle out. I had to use a slide puller to get it out.
  11. He’s referring to your misspelling (or misuse of the word) brakes as breaks in one of your posts. My mother was a grammar and spelling Nazi, so I ignore this kind of stuff as it brings back unpleasant memories. Breaks for brakes and to for too seem to be the most common problem on these forums.
  12. It’s funny how everyone has a different take on certain cars. To me, the Pininfarina is a rather ugly car. I much prefer the sweeping fenders of other cars to the motorcycle fenders. The body seems too high and the cockpit cutouts above the doors seem all wrong for a car of this type. I think it’s ungainly - in either color combination. I’m sure others find it attractive, I don’t.
  13. 1936 Buick coupe with sidemounts. I was brought home from the hospital in that car in May of 1946.
  14. Ply33 has a nice write up on his website if you want to try the repair on the temp gauge yourself.
  15. Also be sure the surface area on the block where the plugs fit is clean and smooth. I used a power washer to clean out my block, inserting the nozzle in the various plug openings and blasting away. An amazing amount of crud washed out. I had the block on an engine stand and rotated it during the clean out.
  16. I tried annealing and they still leaked. Trust me, the Stat-O-Seal washers are the way to go.
  17. Get some aluminum Stat-O-Seal washers. They are crushable aluminum with an inner rubber seal. I had this problem on my 32 Dodge Brothers and this took care of the problem completely.
  18. Interesting, Spinneyhill. As far as I know, my 32DL bumpers were standard and Dodge made. Is this a “down under” thing or am II mistaken? I do know they changed the ends of the bumpers mid year.
  19. Towing this car anywhere would be a waste of time and money. Way too much work - finding parts, metal restoration... sell it for parts or to someone who really wants a challenge (good luck with that). No title, bad rust, not running - you’ve hit the trifecta.
  20. It’s really impossible to answer your question until we can see some photos and get a handle on the condition of the car. It could be anything from a solid original that you could get running with minimum effort and then enjoy as a preservation car, to a total rust bucket that would better serve as a parts car. If you have a convertible or coupe, it may be worth restoring, but a sedan is not really worth that much. In most cases you will never get back the cost of a quality restoration when it comes time to sell.
  21. The spring for my freewheeling unit is inside the freewheeling case itself. The cable is pull/push. I’m not an overdrive expert. Weren’t they manually operated until 38 or 39 when they went to an electrically controlled unit?
  22. My film production company is Taylormade Productions. My last name is Taylor, so...
  23. Is the front shaft length and spline count the same on your old and new transmission? How about the throwout bearing -same set-up on both? I’ll be interested to see how this goes in, especially with the Floating Power supports.
  24. If you hold it up by the oil pan you risk crushing the cork gasket or collapsing the oil pan. I’m not sure how close your car is to my 32DL setup, but I removed the lower bellhousing cover and then supported the motor by putting a support on the front ledge of the bellhousing.
  25. The book is buried in a box out in the garage, put away when I sold my 1929 Model U ten years ago. I will try to find it, but I’m not making any promises. I went through the options when I was restoring the car and remember you could have the stock black fenders painted body color for, I believe, five bucks. I think they also had an option to have the frame and undercarriage painted body color. I do remember being amazed at the number of options offered by the factory for a low priced car..