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About 36DodgeDude

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  1. This dodge was originally gold. It was repainted by my father in law who drove the car as his high school/ college car. In some places the newer layer of paint has chipped and you can see the gold. I'll snap a picture next time I'm at the shop.
  2. It has already been wired to the rest of the grille and is secure. Thanks for the advice!
  3. Relocating the car tomorrow. Discovered the ignition key had gone missing over the past 10+ years.Does anyone have a solution for this? Locksmith? Contact Dodge (the car is 82 years old, I doubt they know what the key would look like to replicate it). We turned a lot of heads and sure did slow down traffic while loading the dodge today. Hoping to get wrench turning on this beaut soon and can at least get it fired up. My wife would love to cruise in it and her family is excited to see someone showing it love again.
  4. Hard to believe it's been several years since I last posted - No progress made on this 1936 Dodge during that time but I'm looking to trailer and tow it 500 miles in April 2018. Does anyone know if a uhaul trailer works for these old cars? Other recommendations for renting a trailer/towing?
  5. Thanks for the complements and advice! I'm hoping to get it out of the garage soon, but work will consume a majority of my time starting in January, so I don't have high hopes for getting a lot of wrench turning done between January and April. That being said, last week I installed a new fuel pump and am in the process of reattaching the exhaust manifold. Jpage, I appreciate the fuel system advice as that and flushing other fluids will be my next step. I was not aware that the horns are not original, but I'm not surprised. As family members have taken turns driving the car since the 50's they have made modifications to the car. I'll have to look around the forum for a picture of original horns to see what the difference is. If anyone has a picture, feel free to upload it! Another question: I put the car on jack stands and removed the front passenger tire to access the fuel pump. When I took off the tire I noticed there was no panel covering the engine block behind the wheel. Shouldn't there be a panel that goes on here? If so, I'm guessing my best bet is to find someone parting out a similar car to get a replacement?
  6. My wife’s grandfather parked his 1936 Dodge D2 about 10 years ago, when the engine was starting to act up. His mechanic friend offered to fix it. The mechanic rebuilt the carburetor and removed the exhaust manifold and fuel pump. The car shop was closed before the project was completed, and the car was towed back to my in-law’s and parked in the garage with the parts (less the fuel pump) in the back seat. This year, my wife and I moved closer to my in-laws, and they decided they want to drive the car, or get rid of it. I don’t have the garage space to take the car, so I’m working on making the car drivable for my wife’s grandfather. As any classic car that has been in a family a long time, the exact details of what has been fixed/replaced/changed on the car is a little foggy, but to the best of my knowledge, here is the car’s history: My wife’s great grandfather was a mechanic and car dealer in the 1930’s. He sold this car (new) to a woman in 1936 and bought it back from her in approximately 1950 and then drove it until his death in 1963. My wife’s grandfather (current owner) took ownership of the car. From the 1960’s – 1990’s various family members drove the car. My wife’s grandfather and my father in law rebuilt the engine, repainted the car, and re-upholstered the interior. It was my father in law’s highs school and college car. As most family members were mechanically inclined, they have made several modifications to the car that I do not believe are original. The modification that stands out to me is that turn signals have been added to the rear end of the vehicle. The current goal for this car is to make it drivable, not to make it a museum piece. I’ll do my best to keep as much as possible original, despite the modifications that have been made already. I’ve been acquiring the missing pieces over the last couple of months, and have the following game plan: Reattach manifold, install new fuel pump, drain/replace coolant, oil, gas, new tires and battery. We’re hoping that since it was drivable when it was parked, that it won’t need anything else to make the engine start. Once this is done, I’ll assess what further work needs to be done. Any advice would be appreciated! My in-laws have really enjoyed watching me work on this car and are excited to see it run again. Maybe someday I’ll have the garage space and will get the car as my own. In the mean time, I enjoy having a project to work on. That being said, can anyone provide advice on how to drain/clean the fuel system? I have a new fuel pump, so that won’t need any rebuilding. The carburetor (not the original carb) has already been rebuilt as well. The garage that houses the car has a lot of other stuff in it, making it difficult to get good photos of the car itself, but I’ll upload some as soon as I can. Additionally, I travel a lot for work so my progress will be somewhat slow, but I thought you guys might enjoy seeing another 1936 Dodge D2 being brought back to life.
  7. Cahartley, how would I incorporate a filter or sediment bolt into the system before the carburetor? Today I got the hood off of the car, and found that the exhaust manifold had also been removed. The bottom portion was still attached, but not bolted on. The top half was sitting inside the car as well. I got the manifold cleaned up and have it on the car, just need to put on/tighten the nuts that hold it on. Also drained coolant out of the engine.
  8. Thanks for the list! Seems like a reasonable place to start. I'll add some car pics or start a new thread when we get to work. Currently garage is full of stuff making pictures difficult. Would the fuel pump need to be rebuilt? I haven't looked at it yet, but would guess if there is any old gas in it then it could present problems?
  9. 1936 Dodge D2 question here: My wife's grandpa has a '36 D2 that has been sitting in his garage for 10 years. He says, and my father in law confirmed, it ran well when they parked it, but the carburetor was acting up so they took it off and gave it to a mechanic friend to rebuild. 10 years later there is a rebuilt carb sitting in the back seat. It's a Ball & Ball C 0-370 5. Is the the correct carb (or at least compatible)? If this is not an original series carb, 1. what/when is the carb from, and 2. what was the original carburetor? I didn't think to take a picture of the entire carburetor. Considering the car has been sitting for 10 years, what would we need to do to get it in drivable condition?