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  1. Gosh; so sorry to hear. Wonder if you actually got COVID Before you got immune from the second shot. Those continuing symptoms sound like the long haulers!Hang in there spring is coming. We have all so enjoyed sharing your restoration project with you!
  2. I just checked the wood under my ‘31 DH. After 83K miles the wood looks fine. The muffler is a good 6” below. Must have been an exhaust leak directed at the wood? A stainless exhaust system would be a good idea. I doubt you have further trouble. However, for peace of mind a sheet of aluminum sounds the simplest. John
  3. Beautiful! I too have thoroughly enjoyed following your meticulous restoration and photos. I’m in the process of finally getting upholstery done in my 1931 Dodge DH sedan. I put in a new roof last year which worked out well! I too am about to install a remade firewall pad! John
  4. Better safe than sorry. Glad your heart is good to go. Good luck! JLT
  5. Good luck. There are lots of options for heart problems and continuing restoration of Daphne shouldn't be too stressful. You'll get her done!
  6. Good for you! Yeah, life does get in the way sometimes, especially when one is not new anymore! Hope the knee settles down. I was going to have LeBarron Bonnie do an upholstery kit for my '31 DH but they just went bankrupt, so I read! Bummer!
  7. My '31 DH socket replacement fit perfectly and was made by Cole Hersee Co, #2106. It replaced the steel socket & spring and circumvented the soldered "tack" problem. I thought it was very slick. Invisible from the outside. I don't see it in their web site but they or someone can probably come up with a #2106. I know a guy who has a box full of headlight sockets from the 20s & 30s but ? Might not solve wire contact challenge. John
  8. My '31 DH had identical sockets in similar shape. I found perfect replacement sockets a couple years ago from some headlight man. I may be able to find the source but I have to go out to the shop(1/2 hour drive) and have a look.
  9. She lives and breaths! Wonderful! Culmination of LOTS of work!
  10. My son, a Mopar expert, says get some "Mopar Speedometer Cable Lubricant". He has gotten it from his Chrysler dealer; E-Bay would probably work too. Excited to hear @ the startup!
  11. My son has soldered radiators in place using just a propane torch, keeping from heating too much & affecting solder elsewhere in the radiator. He says: drain the radiator, of course, clean the leak with steel wool, use flux and solder it. He has used the sliver seal which works ok but the solder is a more reliable perminant fix. I think you said the leak was reachable in place.
  12. Oh man, if it isn't one thing it's another! A quick fix might be the old "stop leak" stuff. As I recall it's a bit like paper mache. It might affect cooling capacity(?) but probably not much. No doubt there would be arguments against it but it was used and this is a tiny leak. Good luck!
  13. Agree. Could be an interesting, helpful discussion but clearly in another forum!?
  14. Good to hear! And those 1-2 drinks/day help get that HDL up, along with the exercise! Keep up the good work!?
  15. My Dad died @ 48 -heart attack; I'm 78: Do not smoke, get your LDL(bad) cholesterol below 70 and BP less than 140/90. Take a statin and an aspirin daily. This is all easily done and safe, your Dodge deserves it! Jusr see your MD. (I'm one). JLT
  16. Hey, look at all the athletes who have come back and again been superstars after ACL, etc surgery. Lots more fun ahead with just a little more luck! I've still got to get to the unholstery in my '31 DH and I'll be 79 in June! Cheers! John
  17. On my '31 DH the continuous windshield hinge is just suspended from the hinge bracket screwed to the heavy side-to-side metal strip without any end posts or brackets. The threads for the screws are tapped directly into the metal strip that runs clear across the front; there are no nuts.
  18. i can't tell if my note got incorporated with these photos, so to reiterate: I added a polyethylene 1/2" OD sheath/bushing to get a tighter fit for the 7/8" Model A bumper bolts. JOHN
  19. Yep, overdrive, last year for the crank open windshield. My first old car @ 45 years ago!. Needs some brake work this winter but otherwise she's good!?
  20. It is pretty cool to see all the lights working! I got some replacement headlight sockets from a headlight guy. The original ones were pretty shot and these worked great. I could probably find that source if you need them. I got the roof insert done this summer with a couple of good photos from other guys. I could look them up too if needed. John
  21. Good find! Turns out my '31 DH also has just had substitute hex head SS bolts. For some reason I have 7/16 diameter X 5"" bolts on rear but 1/2"+ ones on the front. Looks like they both could take 1/2" but 7/16 would be fine. So I'll have a look at Snyders. Thanks for the tip!!
  22. Looking great! Thanks for sharing this adventure with all of us!
  23. Taylormade: I haven't had many comments that might have been useful, but have thoroughly enjoyed following your amazing, awe-inspiring restoration! This is a huge accomplishment and its progress has been enjoyed by many. Daphne will be a pleasure for many to admire in the future!
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