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Everything posted by Taylormade

  1. Owner says it was an 8 out of 10 fifty years ago when they stuck it in a barn. Check out the rust holes at the bottom rear of the body. A perfectly good car ruined by indifference and neglect. Only a dedicated Dodge Brothers fan is going to tackle this restoration since you can buy a nice one for a fourth of the cost of the restoration. I sense the odious scent of rat rod wafting in from the barn.
  2. I actually love the pattern, but it strikes me that it is too large in scale to fit the car. I was expecting a much smaller version of that design, which I think would fit the overall look a bit better. Color and look are dead on.
  3. I knew I wasn’t going crazy - I saw the request on the Dodge Brothers Club site on Facebook. I directed the poster to this post.
  4. Someone on the site is looking for this exact light, but I can’t find the darn post. Just saw it 15 minutes ago, and now It’s disappeared into the void. Hopefully he’ll see this post and get in touch.
  5. I do remember the incredibly sappy promo song that went with the car’s introduction - ‘Ford, Thunderbird, Lincoln, Mercury, Continental...and happy day, happy day, the brand new Edsel’s on it’s way!
  6. Since the grill looked like a toilet bowl, I wasn’t impressed. Over the years it’s kind of grown on me.
  7. A lot of this is related to the overall condition of the engine. Is it badly worn, is the oil pump in spec, is the pressure relief valve set up correctly? I’d take a look at the oil pump to start, and then go from there.
  8. Not to get too far into the weeds, but should a 26 Dodge Brothers have chrome or nickel plating. Some dim memory tells me that the 1927 Pontiac was the first car to use chrome plating - don’t quote me on that! Just wondering.
  9. Again, no three positions, just two - on or off. I think the remote starter button theory is the correct one, thus three terminals on a two way switch.
  10. I did mine with the engines fully assembled. It won’t hurt anything with the engine partly or fully disassembled, just make sure to dry everything off and leave no standing water. Put down a tarp or other protection if you do this in your driveway- you’ll never get the rust stains out of the concrete, otherwise. And you're blasting the water passages through the plug holes, not into the cylinders. The mess will shoot out of the other open holes. Take of the water pump, too, as this will give you a large opening at the front of the block to spray into. Trust me, you want to replace the pl
  11. Remove all the casting/freeze plugs. Get a pressure washer. Get the nozzle inside one of the openings and blast away. Use a coat hanger to rod out any stubborn areas. Blast in all the openings, in different directions. You will be amazed how much crud will come out. Keep blasting until the water comes out clear. Wait a few minutes, rod out the passages with the coat hanger one more time, then blast again. I’ve done it many times - 48 Plymouth, 29 Plymouth, 32 Dodge Brothers, 50 Dodge - works like a charm. You really want to remove the plugs anyway as they tend to rust from the inside.
  12. No luck. I forgot the last one I had was broken in half and missing a big chunk out of one end. I’ll keep my eye out.
  13. It’s hard to tell from the pictures - does the hood narrow in width from front to back? If so, I ran into a similar problem and discovered the compound curve was way above my pay grade. I needed a skilled metalworker to help me out. If the hood is an equal width throughout its length, you may be able to pull it off using the pipe method.
  14. Yes, that’s the style I was thinking of. Should look great.
  15. No water distribution tube in the early engines. Not sure when they came in, but my 32 Dodge Brothers six doesn’t have one. If your motor doesn’t have the full water jacket (if you can see the shape of the cylinders on the side of the block) then you don’t have the tube.
  16. I’m not sure if this would work, due to the metal thickness and type of paint on these old cars, but I’d have a “paint-less dent remover” technician take a look at the problem and see if he could work them out.
  17. Are the stainless roof bows going to be visible? On my 32 they are wood and used to give support for the headliner, which is stapled to the bows. My bows are hidden by the headliner. I have seen some DBs with visible bows, but they have been finished wood or cloth covered. Just curious where you’re going with this.
  18. Same on my 1932 Dodge Brothers DL sedan. Seems to be common on thirties Chrysler products.
  19. Looks great. Are you going to seal the final product so moisture doesn’t delaminate the plywood?
  20. Cool car. I was at the race in 71, shooting footage for the race film that was produced each year. My brother-in-law and I had unlimited pit and track passes and I thought a shot from the press stand at the start would look good. When we arrived at the stand just before the start, we discovered it was completely full. Rather upset, I set up near the rail along the track at a lower vantage than I wanted to and shot the start. I heard my brother-in-law yelling behind me and turned just in time to see the pace car skid by behind us and crash into the stand. We both looked at each other - w
  21. Well, my broadcloth arrived today in good shape and with the backing.. Now, if the wire-on I ordered Friday shows up soon, I’ll let you know.
  22. Picked up the radiator yesterday with leak repaired and everything pressure tested for any other leaks. Everything checked out fine. Total cost - 25 bucks. Putting everything back together tomorrow. My extra fabric arrives from LB tomorrow and I’ll get that over to the upholstery shop so he can finish my seats. Planning on getting the motor started this weekend, then making new floorboards.
  23. My floorboards were never out of the car before I took it apart for restoration. Areas covered by upholstery and seat sliders since new were painted black, so I think the factory painted them, at least on the 32 models.
  24. If you want to avoid scuffing the wood, you’re going to have to go with carpet or a rubber pad. My floorboards have wood extensions on the bottom outside edges to get them up to the correct height, and felt strips along the edges for sealing. Just bare wood floors will turn the inside of your car into a giant sounding board.
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