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  1. Ron, I understand. Watch out for the yellow spots were the mice were busy. It would be interesting to look at an export side by side with a domestic. There had to be more then just the steering wheel on the wrong side.
  2. Ron, if by hand books you mean owner's manuals you should be able to tell by the publishing dates and edition numbers. If you go to the Dodge Brothers Club website I have a list of manuals the club owns. Copies of them are available through the AACA library to anyone not just members. We do not have any export manuals that I know of. If you would copy or scan them I will add them to the list to help any other owners.
  3. As neglected as that looks it looks to be fairly complete and solid. I think that your truck will turn out pretty good.
  4. While I forget how it was done I believe the answer would be in the video the DBC sells. It is a video that shows much of how the early cars were built from factory footage. It even says how much leather and horsehair was used every day.
  5. But can you still run? I understand the T can.
  6. This Zenith is exactly like the carb on my mid '60's International 140 tractor, it's about 25-30 hp. Not slamming the carb, it works quite well.
  7. John Bittence made a cd of information on Victories. I think Myers is authorizes to sell it. It has all the information you will ever need to maintain a DB Victory. I wouldn't doubt he is familiar with your car.
  8. The early 1915 DB had a cast bracket for the tail light. I had a few RIGHT side brackets cast to add a tail light or brake light, which the '15 didn't have. The brackets are cast in bronze and look exactly like a factory bracket, mirror image of the left. They mount the same way as the left bracket and use a repro light housing. They are $30 with postage, PM me if you want one.
  9. Thanks John. Rodger had sent me a note for markings similar to those but didn't include X15. I have since found a few with C20 after the engine number. As to Victory Sixes I do not recall any in the invoices or contracts, plenty of DA's though and I remember a few Seniors. Reading between lines there is a lot of information in those scans, or at least more questions. Did they have a bad Victory and not try to sell any more? If you remember in the memos from dealers there was discussion about rod failure in Victory SIxes. Also there were a lot of '22 to '24 touring cars sold with disc wheels to
  10. I have seen factory documentation that cars could be bought in any color for an extra cost. Or bought in primer and painted frames, meaning body color. It started about 1929. I have not seen anything like that for trucks but don't doubt it could have happened.
  11. I don't know , Ron. The way Matt is ripping into this thing he will be driving it by June.
  12. The part numbers would obviously be different being different finishes on them. The four cylinder, 1927, master parts books have dimensions for the frames and glass. Don't know about newer ones. The DBC does not have parts books that new.
  13. Hoss was in several old westerns before Bonanza, had a big handlebar mustache and was usually the bad guy.
  14. Does anyone know what X15 means attached to the engine number? Several of the cars in the invoices have the number plus X15 after it. Also many of the panel trucks orders paid extra to have the panels rubbed out. If you look at the Semme trucks, shown many places like Shorpy, the bodies are very shiny and then lettered for the business name.
  15. GOOD and welcome, Pete. I sent you a PM. We, the DBC , has a large presence at Hershey in the fall, a club dinner on Friday night and large store of DB goodies all week. The national meet is in S.C. this April.
  16. Studying invoices sound real boring. But I had fun reading through them when I scanned them. Just to see what sold in a specific area. And I learned things like spare tire locks were extra cost.
  17. Great, if you would copy it would be even better, maybe to a disc or thumb drive. Call 717-534-2082 and ask for Chris or Matt.
  18. The Dodge Brothers club has a video that was made in the early teens. It shows them making parts and assembling cars and even test driving them. Painting the new bodies with a garden hose is impressive. The AACA library has the ability to copy and put this on their utube channel for all to hear. That is where all of the DBC's videos are. Would you be interested in letting them do this?
  19. Rick posted the new scans on the DBC website. They are dealer invoices from DB to a dealer in Ohio from about 1922-30. And Dealer contracts from a dealer in NY to the first customer. It is interesting to see what models sold in the two different areas. Both show serial numbers and engine numbers so maybe some cars can be found.
  20. The aluminum bases are made by Glen Smith of Australia. They should be available in thee US from Myers and Romar. There is also a cast iron base distributor for them. I was lucky enough to find one for my DA.
  21. I think you will find those holes are threaded. They had adjustment screws in them and the little clips keep the screws from turning.
  22. A Dyke's manual should have all the specs. You may have to use a '29 manual to find all of the specs like advance.
  23. Good looking car, is that a Richards body?
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