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  1. New guy guestion. I bought a1949 Dodge puchup. Just saw a 1949 Plymouth for sale really cheap. Would any parts fit the Didge truck?
  2. I bought the heaviest weight oil I could find and within days had a puddle of oil under my car. My mechanic said to use grease. I did this and it has worked well.
  3. I recently built door-stop straps for my 1926 DB Coupe. Unfortunately I posted the pictures under a thread with a title that, if someone was looking for pictures of door straps, they'd not find my pictures. So I'm reposting here with under the title of Door-stop straps.
  4. Saturday morning in the shop. The hinges I ordered from Myers, $70, cha-ching. Car restoration ain’t cheap. I had to make one of the brackets out of al old license plate. The straps I made from a leather belt. Took a few hours but keeps the doors from opening too far and stressing the hinges.
  5. She is home again! It would not start when I got there. He wanted to do the ‘paperwork’ first so I said ok. He was prolly worried I’d back out. No way! I checked the oil and water first, then turned ignition on. I had converted to 12v and added a 12v fuel pump bypassing the vacuum tank fuel ‘pump’. When I turned on the ignition the fuel pump was not working. So I went to Oriellys and bought a fuel pump. Cha-chin! Only owned it 12 minutes and already spent $70 on her. LOL. I swapped it out and she fired up. Then died. Repeated a few times. Gas smells like turpentine so will be dumping the gas. After several attempts the battery was going dead. So we jumped it off but she kept dieing. After about 8 times of getting it running and dying I looked back and saw the seller was disconnecting the jumper cables right after it started. I told him the car does not have an alternator and the generator is disconnected (as part of my 12v conversion). I told him to leave the jumper cables on for a while. It started and ran fine! After a few minutes I disconnected the jumpers and was able to drive it on to my trailer. I was very proud of myself! I still don’t know much about mechanicing but I know this car! I know al, the flaws in my restoration and I know what improvements I can make. My biggest challenge will be to take my time and do a little at a time. I am resisting calling Myers and ordering a dozen things I know she needs. He had Myers rebuild the carb and the starter. Wasted money imo. I had rebuilt that carb. It leaked a little but I think that was because of the electric fuel pump pushing too much fuel. This time I got a pump that only puts out 2.5 to 3 psi. That should help. There was nothing wrong with the starter except so one has fashioned a tin can for the back plate. Looked amature but it worked fine. I kinda like the ‘fix it myself’ work ethic of that era. The plate was $200 and could not justify buying one. Evidently he did so I have a freshly painted ‘new’ starter. Anxious to resume the restoration.
  6. My wife has horses. That is her hobby and cost a lot of money....whether she is riding them or not. At least with a car, it doesn't have to be fed every day and is happy just to sit in my shop. We decided long ago that we are different people and have different interests and that is ok.
  7. She’s beautiful. You missed the whole point of this thread. :-) Don’t do it, you will regret it! Someone here told me to park it and forget about it for a while. Who was it that told me that? It was good advise and I ignored it. Picking my car up tomorrow now and am so looking forward to getting her back.
  8. I did. I sold them both. I don't miss the second one I bought. I love the wooden spoke on the one I'm buying back. The other one had steel rims. I also did a lot more work on the one I'm getting back....and she was my first love. :-)
  9. So about a year ago I sold my 1926 DB Coupe....and have regretted it ever since. Someone here had advised just parking it and leave it by for a while. Good advice that I did not take. Was cleaning out my vm and came across the message from the guy who bought it. On a whim I called him. I asked him if he was still enjoying the car. He said his health was failing and he has not driven it much and, coincidently was considering selling it. Bottom line one is I sold it to him for $7500, he had the carb and starter rebuilt and put new battery in and agreed to sell to sell back to me for $7000. It is not running. But I’m not concerned. I pick it up Friday! Very excited. I put my heart and soul into that car and nearly cried when she left...ok I will admit, I actually did get watery eyed....even if you thought think I’m a pus. I spend 2 years working on that car and it meant a lot to me. Anyway, pick it up Friday and am so excited!
  10. I'm selling one of my two 1926 DB Coupes. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222383294809?forcerRptr=true&item=222383294809&viewitem= Ive got $14k in this car.....reserve is set to only $7,999. If one of you guys buy it I'll through in some misc parts.
  11. Thanks all. I passed on this thread to my sister who did all the computer work.
  12. No, I've not sold them. I dropped the price of the green on.....but there doesn't seem to be much of a market for these. Doesn't matter, I will just keep them and give them to my grandkids. I don't have a pattern or template to make the roof from.
  13. Here is my roof. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/258240-new-roof-for-26-db-coupe/page-2 I don't have a pattern...I used the old wood as my pattern...guessing where it was too rotten to even use as a pattern. If Bill might have a pattern.
  14. I probably committed an OSHA felony but I think as long as I stay under 80 mph I will be ok.... This was my $12 fix. I now have 2 9/16 LH lugs and 3 1/2" RH lugs. I found some better lugs on line but gonna take 2 weeks to get them.
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