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  1. Dodge was never a high end car. When Chrysler acquired Dodge they rolled it into the vehicle line hierarchy. Plymouth for the thrifty, Dodge if wanted a bit more power and styling, then DeSoto for a bit more than Dodge, then the Chrysler line up. At the very top was the Imperial. In 1933 America was in the depths of the Great Depression. Showing off your wealth with an ostentatious luxury car like Imperial/Packard/Duesenberg could result in vandalism of your car or worse. A lot of luxury car owners garaged their cars, keeping them out of sight of the general public. The rarity of op
  2. One of my dream cars! I tried to buy a b5 example from the original owner for about 10 years. I watched it slowly rot under a tree. Also an unmolested440 4-speed car. Heart-breaking to see it rot.
  3. I'd say there's a very good chance that you have a D3 or D4. Measure your car's wheelbase. The wheels on that blue car look like the P1 wheel that came with spare parts that were part of my D2 deal.
  4. Yes, that's the same production number (5996) of trunkless four door sedans that I've seen. The text looks identical to that in numerous publications I've read. Total D2 production: 265005 4 door touring sedans: 174334 2 door touring sedans: 37468 2 door business coupes: 32952 4 door sedans: 5996 2 door rumble seat coupes: 4317 2 door sedans: 2453 4 door, 7 passenger sedans: 1942 2 door convertible coupes: 1525 4 door convertible sedans: 750 Plus
  5. Welcome Fernando! I was snoozing and missed the arrival of another D2. Judging by the first picture that you posted your father's D2 is a non-touring sedan body style. That's because they didn't have a trunk and the spare tire was mounted under a metal cover on the back of the car. Production of non-touring sedan models was much, much, much lower than touring sedan models. Something like 175,000 of the 265,000 D2s built were touring sedans vs. about 6000 non-touring sedans. IIRC the "8" at the beginning of your car's serial number means that it was built for export and, therefore, ma
  6. Here's a shot of what I believe to be the original pump from my car. Not getting much done on my D2 these days due to increased work hours and house projects.
  7. Not mine and I have no interest in it. Looks like a beauty. Anyone here? https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1925-dodge-touring/7153542346.html
  8. I got the front mount, a Mopar NOS part, from forum member Jim (36 D2 coupe) who lives in Canada. He had a spare one and also a spare coolant distribution tube. Shipping took forever but the parts were well worth the wait. I have seen front mounts for sale on ebay but can't remember the details anymore. IIRC a lot of later mounts are incorrectly listed as being 36 mounts so you have to watch out for that.
  9. The weather here in SE PA has been spectacular for the past few days. Sunny in the high 70s/mid 80s during the day and drops down to the high 50s/mid 60s at night for good sleeping without A/C. Low humidity too. Time for some quality D2 time! My son and i went to the garage on Friday and got right to work replacing all 3 engine mounts. I thought it would be easy and boy was I wrong! Those back mounts are a SERIOUS PITA to remove/install. Removing the lower fasteners is easy but the top ones... Ugh! And then when you have all the fasteners removed you can't jack the engine high enough
  10. After weeks of unusually cold spring weather we've had a few very nice days here in SE PA. I hear things will cool down again soon and stay that way for awhile so my son and I decided that we had better act quick and we headed to the Dodge Garage. First order of business was to drain the block of the cleaning vinegar that has been in there for a few weeks. Actually 2 batches of the stuff over the past few weeks. The first batch went into the block clear and was drained as very gritty black coffee-colored stuff. The block was then immediately refilled with fresh cleaning vinegar. So ye
  11. Very, very nice! Looks like some scary close garage clearance though. Maybe it's the camera angle.
  12. I talked to Mike Sisco about it and, while he's an expert on D2 pricing, doesn't know much about P1/P2 prices. The P1 part definitely isn't as large or heavy as it's D2 counterpart. Also the P1/P2 part is just formed sheetmetal and was painted to match the body color (as was the whole center section of the grille). No plating or other brightwork on the Plymouth part. Here's a shot of the black P2 coupe I saw at Hershey a couple of years ago. The guy who wants to buy my P1 parts pointed out the grill indentation just above the bumper line. Interesting. I had not noticed it before and m
  13. Oh I found a buyer. I just need to know what it's worth. So I can buy more D2 parts!
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