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  1. all of this is great info guys, I never knew a lot of the info you posted in the comments above. I appreciate your input and if anyone has more to add to keep history alive and correct. please post more.
  2. 1933 Dodge Brothers offered options on there vehicles. what class would these options be considered back in 1933. -exterior: dual side mounts, painted luggage trunk, fog lights, dual windshield wipers. -Interior: Mole Hair, Fo-Wood painted dash/door trim, rear seat foot rest bar that goes forward or backward, interior heater engine: 230 flathead 6, I think it was offered with a 218 flat 6 also. just curious, I have been looking into Dodge Brothers history and cant find much on the status that these cars carried compared to other high end 33 cars.
  3. I am going to try and soulder a wire to the existing wire and pull it back through the headliner. otherwise I may need to figure out how to pull the interior pannels out. I think they are mostly held in by nails.
  4. car has been running good, It starts whenever I need it to. however the dome light does not light and I know it needs to be rewired. can anyone tell me how to rewire this light and DOES THE HEADLINER NEED TO COME OFF?
  5. I do wish that the box was able to be adjusted off the car, but ya, the car has to be lifted, the bottom 4 bolts have to be loosened, then the top and side bolts adjusted. but no matter what I do, it seems to be a lot more shitty than it was before I had it rebuilt. (I regret rebuilding the box)
  6. They are able to be adjusted in the vehicle with the front end and tires lifted off the ground. per the manual.
  7. The 1/2" -1" of left/right play stays the same. as the engine warms up, the steering gets more sticky and harder to steer. it allows me to steer but still becomes worrisome at points. still debating if I should put gear oil i n the box, or maybe it needs more grease. not sure what measures to take yet. I have played with the gear box and got it to a point where, when I turn the wheel left to right, it is a lot more responsive. but I think it can be better. p.s. shop that rebuilt the box only rebuilds them, they do not adjust while in the vehicle.
  8. My issue is the steering starts out fairly ok, but as I drive the car more, the steering gets more stiff and sticks from left to right. not sure if that is due to grease warming up or maybe gears in steering warm up and expand. maybe I will ad some Lucas gear oil to the box and see if it smooths it out.
  9. had my steering box rebuilt about a year ago, since getting the vehicle back together, the steering starts out smooth then as the vehicle is driven longer distances, the steering gets harder to steer. I popped open the steering box cap where you would put fluid/grease and found the gear box filled with grease. I am not sure if the steering gear box is supposed to have grease or gear oil. also, there is about 1/2" of play in the steering that is driving me crazy. how can I make the steering box more smooth and ensure I have the correct fluid/grease in the box?
  10. This is when we were on our way to the local speakeasy (shhh dont tell nobody)
  11. Her name is #HARLEAN and she has been a great car to bring back to life.
  12. Now for the pictures of the work to bring the car back to live (Paint, Interior, & Chrome)
  13. Well I am back and I will let you know right off the bat the car is now on the road with a rebuilt 230 flat head 6 bored .060 with a reground cam and a ported and polished matching block, intake & exhaust. The stock 1933 three speed standard transmission was switched out for a George Asche 1939 Plymouth three speed with an overdrive, new clutch, and a resurfaced pressure plate. The shifter and E-Break is in the stock location! Oceanside driveline rebuilt the rear end and custom built the drive line to work with the new transmission and rear end. I removed and installed the entire drive train with help from friends in my garage. (I have great friends when I need them) The engine was tuned by Transmasters in Escondido California and they also did a little custom work to the transmission shifting links to work with the stock 1933 Dodge brothers shifter. I will remind those who may have forgot that I found this car in December 2017 in a Barn in Lincoln, CA. (All credit to my Dad for the find). I purchased this car for $12,000, per DMV Record (provided by AAA) I am the 2nd owner, the original owner and his son told me the paint and interior are original and that the only thing changed in this car is the engine block from a 1953 Dodge 230 flat head 6. The car and I have come a long way, I started this project with the mindset to get it running and drive it to the San Diego Del Mar Good Guys hot rod show on 4/2018 and I did it. Then I did a few things and the goal was to have the car driving even better and have it done by the Good Guys show on 4/2019 and I did it. then again, I did some things to the car with the goal of having it done by 4/2020 and to be honest I would not have made the show and since Covid19 hit, well it gave me a bunch of time to work on the car especially after getting laid off. needless to say, no goal is needed to meet now that the goals have been met, no shows are happening. so that said, I finished the car (never really done) and now do what I think many forget to do, I enjoy the car! I drive the car to Temecula with my wife and enjoy the winery's, we take the car for the good ol cruise down the 101 next to the ocean. It is a car I can now enjoy and treasure. so now I will stop talking and just post as many pictures as I can on this thread and if you get time, go follow my build on instagram @SactownOG and youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/RALPHIEKAKES Thanks for following my build, not sure if I will sell this one or buy another and have two cars. but time will tell.
  14. Ya sorry bro, dont understand what you are getting at. I have been told that when going up a grade, when the car boggs down, I am supposed to push the gas peddle down, then push on the kick down switch, let off the gas peddle, then push on the gas peddle again, then let off the kick down switch. not sure if this works, but I am still learning it.
  15. Car is back together. shifts well and the OD works great. still have to figure out how to down shift in overdrive with the kick down switch while going up a grade. however the car drives and cruises at 65mph comfortably. I have been working on the steering and breaks to make the car as perfect as possible. I have driven the car to a cars and coffee (first pic) and then to a club breakfast (2nd pic) and she drove very well. the engine is tuned and runs smooth, sounds like a 230 flathead 6 bored 60 over with a reground cam and ported/polished heads. so it is taking a bit of getting used to after having the original motor not have to much power. but this engine starts well, idles great, and has torque that I have not felt in this car before. so I am off to a good start. going 65 down the freeway is a change, I can actually pass cars/trucks and feel like the car will want to go more. I have got the car up to 71MPH, kind of scared to go over that due to the skinny tires. but the car pulls and climbs very well in speed while going down the road. I am happy with the car and the rebuilt engine, transmission with overdrive, and the rear end being rebuilt. I am happy and hope to post more in the future. note: I post all my pictures to my instagram page @sactownog
  16. so I dropped off the car to the Trans Masters shop last week. I know they have not done anything to the car yet. not sure how long I should wait for them to work on the car. Tuesday will be 1 week. I am thinking 3 weeks max for a shop to have my car. Thoughts? They will be tuning the engine wiring the power for the relay to the kick down switch screw in the kick down switch ensure transmission is shifting correctly.
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