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  1. That is one of the papers I was referring to. The rear mounted spare wheel could be mounted to the spare mount without a tire, no big deal. But the sport sedan has dual fender mounted spares. The wheel without tire would not fit in the well, and beside it would look pretty stupid. Personally I don't understand why anyone would buy a new car with a spare wheel without a tire. Tires only lasted about 5000 miles at this time so it was pretty sure you would be needing the spare at some time, especially with the poor road conditions. The extra tire only cost about $6 or $7. Rick should be posting t
  2. I was not trying to confuse you, wasn't suggesting using copper. Just saying the original lines on Chrysler products of that time were copper. Modern copper tubing certainly does work harden and shouldn't be used for brakes or fuel lines.
  3. Cunifer actually has a higher burst pressure then steel and is a little more expensive. It is used on some English cars from new. Your Victory probably had copper from new as did my '29 DA and most other Chrysler products at that time. Very nice to work with.
  4. I am not positive what you are trying to achieve here, but try this. Take a ballast resistor and hook it to your switch. A ballast resistor was used by Chrysler Products well into the 70's to lower voltage to the ignition points. Should be easy to find even new if you have to. It has a bracket to hold it, and porcelain to insulate it, but ti's still going to get hot.
  5. DB26, I think you are thinking too much. DB headlights were only 32 candlepower. Does it really matter if the low beam is 26 or 16?
  6. No disadvantage. It is nichrome wire, an alloy that gets hot and causes a resistance. They were used for years and are not a problem. You could probably measure the diameter and length and make a new one if you have to. Your electric stove element is built the same way.
  7. This style oil gauge didn't happen until at least LATE '15 or '16. Not sure it shows as being different in the parts books as both are 4 lb.
  8. Call George at Romar, he had a bunch of gauges at Hershey. Or Myers, they will have one too.
  9. Oldtinpusher mailed me a bunch of sales contracts from a N.Y. dealer from 1922 to 1926. They will be scanned soon and posted on the DBC website. Many of the cars were Cantrell or other woodie type station wagons. Most cars were deluxe models. There are also a fair amount of screenside business cars. Where did all the woodies and screensides go? Again, if anyone has amounts of literature from DB it would be greatly appreciated to be part of the DBclub collection at AACA library. Even good copies would answer questions if you do not want to get rid of the originals. THANK YOU OLDTINPUSHER.
  10. John, once again your memory comes through. I forgot about Ted's, he lives in Maryland. BTW, there is a lot of Victory information on the DBC website in the Confidential Information and service bulletin pages.
  11. The picture Keiser posted are of Bill's car. But it now belongs to Dale, also a DBC member and of Canada. Not sure if he checks in here at all.
  12. The US really missed the boat by not building utes. They were way too late and too little when they started in the '50's. But you must have the negatives reversed, steering is on the wrong side.
  13. Good catch. And that official DB font is not in any modern books or lists. I know people that have wasted time looking for it. DO you see the bevel on the outside of the bezel of that one. I don't think other DB gauges have that. They are all the same!
  14. The bezel on the one pointed up does not look right to my eyes.
  15. DB26, the invoices will be searchable. I'm not that smart but Matt at the library is. They will be searchable by serial number or words.
  16. Unfortunately no. They ended in 1930. I would love to find more, especially early ones for my own interest but also new ones like '36-'38. These have changed my mind on a lot of things like finding proof you could have bought standard cars with deluxe parts from the factory. It also shows trends like the switch to disc wheels.
  17. Thanks. Finished today, about 1350 invoices, some with 12-15 cars on them and lots of trucks. Out of all that I only saw about 6 or 8 that paid for a spare tire, all in about 1928 to 1930. SOOO, does that mean the rest didn't get a spare? Wire wheels were available on standard DAs and Victories at extra cost, cowl lights too. SO that explains when cars have cowl lights that probably shouldn't. Almost all cars paid a " war tax" of 25 to 40 dollars even up to 1929. And an advertisement cost was added to most cars, some 20-50 dollars. Was that just extra profit for the dealer because how could it
  18. In the recent thread about new car order contracts it made me think of a book that was given to the DBC club. In talking to DB26 and OLDCARPUSHER I went digging for it at AACA library in our collection. It is a book of new car invoices from 1921 to 1930 complete with serial numbers and engine numbers. Also notes a few things like colors, interior, disc wheels or wood wheels. Well, I have been scanning, 1000 pages so far with about 300 to go. The dealers name was Pearl, they must have been a major dealer. I forget the proper term but DB had major dealers and minor. The majors ordered quantities
  19. Thank you. Searchable is WAY over my skills. I am scanning books loaned to me and don't want to get stuff mixed up. SO I know many times the same page is in each book but that's the way it is. Some of it is not even in chronological order or duplicates. I am not scanning manuals or brochures as that is how the library makes it's money doing research. This stuff would takes years to research for something specific and may not even be there. As you say, there is some crazy information there. Last week I found a date when DB stopped painting doors before shipping through parts. They were changed
  20. I was referring to anyone with original documentation. The DBC has a very extensive collection of literature, much obtained from John Parsons' estate. The receipts from Ohio were donated to the club and comprise a BIG box full that no one has been through yet. Another member and I have been through almost everything else. If you look on the DBC website you will see about 3500 Budd manuf. photographs, and thousands of pages of Confidential Information pages and service bulletins. The confidential information papers are notifications from DB to dealers, most are from 1922 up. I am looking for ea
  21. We have several unused and used contracts in the DBC collection at AACA library. We also have records from a dealer in Ohio for many years. It would be great to find the original receipt for a car you now owned. Would you be interested in scanning the contracts and putting them on the DBC website? Also, what unusual items were traded in for a new car? How about unusual requests for the new car, like different color or special striping or lettering?
  22. These don't fit mid to late 20's. The cast hubcap ended in the teens, this one is rear only.
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