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nearchoclatetown

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  1. Actually that already happened. Contact the club store for the dvd.
  2. The Dodge Brothers Club will accept any DB literature for the collection. It will help many people as it will be displayed in the AACA library, a public library. As a donation to DBC it is tax deductible as we are a 501-3-c organization. As chairman of the research committee I will make sure you get a letter signifying the donation. BTW, we were JUST given a complete collection of all the club newsletters from day one.
  3. If you have it hooked up that way then you have the hot wire on the wrong terminal at the coil. The points go to ground so the hot goes to negative side of the coil. That may be that reason it's getting hot. I would not worry about the compression. Make sure the valves are adjusted correctly and drive it.
  4. Matt, I never realized how similar Victory and DA fenders are. I was showing my grandson what you did from your pictures and comparing it to my DA.
  5. I simply was trying to tell Brock it's not a big deal to change these tires, IF he wants to. I'm pushing 70 and choose not to be afraid of my cars and still change my own tires on three cars with this type of ring. I guess your leave it to the professional attitude could be used for brakes, batteries, suspension, maybe even putting gas in the tank. I choose to work on my cars. BTW, how did you become a professional changing as you say hundreds of them? Maybe one tire at a time?
  6. In your picture you can see the split, one side with a notch. You need to break the bead just like a normal tire, both front and rear. Take the core out of the tube first. Then with a tire iron or large screwdriver pry the ring loose by putting the iron into the notched side and prying against the rim. Stick a small chip of wood or smaller screwdriver into the gap of the ring when you get it loose and move to another area to get the rest loose. When you take the tire off clean the grove in the wheel and ring of all rust. It is NOT that difficult. Truck tires are put in cages because they are
  7. Matt, you may have said before but what color will the fenders be? Black? Or are they wings? Or guards?
  8. OUCH, thumbs are pretty important. Be careful. OH, and the metal work looks great.
  9. It will be a shame to cover up all this fantastic work with paint and interior. You are quite the craftsman.
  10. You are not only looking for 1500 weight you are looking for steam cylinder 1500.
  11. Disc wheels are easy-peasy. You need something to break the bead like a normal wheel. Then take a big screw driver and pop off the snap ring. The tire falls off. Clean ALL the rust out of the groove where the ring fits and reinstall, maybe a wire brush. Turn the ring away from you and fill slowly. No big deal. I just did one Friday.
  12. The DB can take just about anything you give it except going too fast. Drive it like it's an old car, expect issues every once in a while. Two wheel brakes work if you stay in the speed of the vehicle. Carry a few tools just in case. The problem is the idiots that are in a major hurry.
  13. By 1925 , in the US, most DBs were closed cars, sedans and coupes. It would be a good car to use for tours and general use. It would have balloon tires and should ride better then your '16.
  14. I took my truck to a Patriot camp my grandkids were part of. They studied a different war each day and I went to represent WW1.
  15. You did good Wayne. Looks great without white walls.
  16. What if the serial number was D2371XX? Could you tell what year from that? I know where a truck is JUST like the one John started this thread with. I don't know the wheelbase.
  17. COOL, sounds like you have it figured out. Not sure how you changed oil the first time. Did you take the pipe off and pull the screen to wash it? If not I would do that soon. Even if you did I would change soon and look carefully to see what's in the oil, chunks, flakes, etc. hopefully nothing but oil.
  18. So if that's a '31 Plymouth and appears to be a new car dealership the truck would be about '29 to '31?? I don't know trucks at all. Thanks for the help.
  19. Look at the thread for '24 choke. Look for the scan from the DBC magazine and look at the picture. It says "D adjusting screw". That is the only adjuster other then idle speed. It doesn't look like what you think it should but that is it.
  20. Remove it and fix the vacuum tank.
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