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  1. I have a 1937 D7 4 door (Canadian built D5, more or less). (Frame off restoration in mid 70's') It couldn't be easier to remove the tank on these cars! Drain the gas by opening the valve at the bottom of the tank. Undo the straps to drop the tank a bit and undo the gas line and sender unit. That way you have complete access to the tank to inspect it and clean it out properly. Mine had a lot of varnish deposits and dirt in the tank. and in the fuel lines. If needed, you can reseal the inside of the tank. Inspect or replace the fuel gauge sender as required. All much easier to deal with the tank out. THEN if you really want to cut holes in your trunk you can. But my concern would be: 1) You don't want to keep it as original?! 2) how often do you expect to be accessing the fuel gauge sending unit? 3) depreciating the value of your car. 4) weakening the floor of the trunk. 5) inviting leaks and rust in the floor of the trunk What ever your choice, good luck.
  2. I agree you need to look at other things first. I have a 1937 Dodge D7. When I 1st got it in June it would barely do 40mph on level ground 45 down hill, with a tail wind! Now that I have cleaned out a lot of oil sludge out of the engine, put gas tank/cleaner (many times) cleaned the carburetor etc., it will now do 55mph all day long. It will do 60+mph but I feel that is pushing the engine harder than it needs to. Also the car get a bit twitchy to steer at high speeds! Also flushed the rad and measured engine temperatures in many different places, with and infra-red sensor to make sure no hotspots.
  3. I bought a new reproduction from "Andy Bernbaum Auto parts" https://www.oldmoparts.com/parts.aspx
  4. If you are going to try cutting it your self get a high quality cutter and a pair of glass work pliers. There are a few types! Try stained glass supply places. Like: https://everythingstainedglass.com/stained-glass-tools-1
  5. What a great photo! I will have to pull mine out of the garage when we get our first snowfall. Because you are right it will make a great Christmas photo!
  6. If you need some grinding of the glass lens; find someone who does or teaches stained glass. they often have the fine wet spindle grinders to do the fine fitting work. If they are like the artists here they will be happy to do it for you. These machines are table top grinders and offer a lot more control than a pedestal.
  7. I have a 1937 Dodge sedan D7. Like you I got it this year. Still getting minor things fixed but nothing minor! Not a daily driver. But every day that is sunny and dry I drive her. She can do 40 mph for ever, but can do 55 if she has to! Tough on hills but reasonable! I drive for pleasure!
  8. Thanks to all for your help! After all this sweat, looking, workarounds I found my keys! They fell into the side pocket of my wife's overnight suitcase! She was heading out for a stay at hospital so things were a little stressfull. Thanks again to all of you.
  9. does any one have a flywheel cover that will fit a 1937 Dodge D7? does anyone know if anyone makes reproduction ones?
  10. I have lost the only ignition key for my 1937 dodge D7. How do I remove the key cylinder from the switch assembly? can I jumper the 2 connections at the back of the switch to start the car in the mean time? Can I still get key blanks and can the cylinder be re-keyed? Thanks in advance!
  11. Thank you Pete! I now have another way to look at this problem. While my hands are not that shaky I am a big boy with tree stumps for fingers. 😄 I do not look forward to to trying to extract my temp gauge from the instrument cluster while under the dash! But if I have to, I have to!
  12. When cold the gauge reads ~120 F. When car is warmed up car reads 212 F. When driving 50 mph it reads just above 212F. Output of Radiator coolant into engine is 148 F Highest temperature anywhere in engine when reading with ir probe is 160 F! Heater core is warm The Low temp reading on the gauge has been offset for some time as there is a mark on the gauge face at that point. There are no kinks in the capillary tube to the gauge. What could be causing the offset. Could there have been an overheat at some point that caused ether to condense in the gauge head? Think thermometer that has a gap in the capillary tube of mercury or red alcohol. If that is a thing, could it be corrected by putting the sensor in a salt and ice bath to draw the ether back into the bulb? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  13. (Face smack!) Of course. It has been an overwhelming couple of days! Thank you.
  14. There is a spring mounted lever below the carburator on the intake manifold. What does it do? When the engine is cold should it be set up so there is tension holding it up or loose letting it fall down
  15. I live in Ontario, Canada and I just brought home a new 1937 Dodge D7 4 door sedan It had a frame off restoration done in the 70's I am the 3rd owner Question 1) Is the D7 just a D5 but made in Canada? 2) Other than in the amp meter are there any fused circuits in this car Head lights don't work, interior dash and reading lights don't work front and rear running lights do work regulator was replaced recently
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