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  1. Way back in the early 70s I built this motorhome on a '32 Dodge 1 1/2 T langendorf bread truck . It was a blast when the kids were young. When we drove into a camp ground it drew people like flies on a pile. The table in the rear folded down for wifie and I bed and the kids slept on bunk beds behind the driver seat. It had a Ice Box just inside the side door and a camp stove next to it. We enjoyed it to the mid to late 80s when I sold it to a fellow from Montana who was going to live in it while building his home. Sorry I do not recall his name drat! It would be interesting to see if it still exists. Thanks for looking.
  2. I did not notice the original query was that old. Bob, Isn't the speedo drive behind hat cardboard tag?
  3. Guys, With the lever for compound clutch it is after '19 and since it does not have 'lock in neutral' it should be from '19 to '23. The internal gears should be interchangeable from around '16 - '17 to at least '23. With some slight variations of placement of and direction of the speedometer drive gear.
  4. Mr X, It looks like that thin DB aluminum sliver is glued or somehow fastened to that brass part. Is that a possibility?
  5. trini, There is currently on Ebay a Sams Photofacts package with schematics \, etc. For Buick car radio 981323 for $9.99 Their # is 153628586006 Good Luck!
  6. Guys, I have been attempting an anatomy of this simple question and a simple answer to "Avgas In My Dodge?" That answer would be 'NO" plain and simple. Then it took 5 irrelevant pseudo answers before an important part of the question was forthcoming from the original questioner specifically referring to a '12V 4 cyl. 1925 Dodge Brothers'. Then the discussion devolved into a discussion of Taxes . Then on to a more complex discussion of fuel compounds from the beginning of time to somewhere today. Unfortunately those specific chemical compounds in our fuel today should be of interest only to the Engineers who are charged with the production and distribution of that magic fluid to facilitate the mobility of our cars. Nowhere on any pump have I seen a composite list of components other than the percentage of Ethanol. Those other chemical compounds are only referred to by the brands pet names like "Techrolene" or whatever. Then an abrupt diversion to attempt to unlock those specific Chemical Compounds and their reason for existing, again from the beginning of time. At which point these could be considered TMI. As an aside when I was pup growing up in Pa. my dad drove a fuel tanker for 'Cities Service' from a refinery to local stations. He frequently commentated on the various tankers from brands like 'Shell, Cities Service, Texaco, Standard Oil, etc. and after filling up their fuel tank from a common ginormous tank they would pull over and get on top, open a hatch, and dump in a small container of their specific "Compound" sometimes to color their fuel. I believe these were those 'Chemical Compounds' referred to in this extensive series of questions and answers. AND we still do not know what specific compounds are in each brand of fuel! There are more important things in life to worry about than standing at a pump, scratching our heads and wondering what is in the fuel at our favorite brand, which unfortunately there is nothing we can do about. So, continue to 'filler up' and use whatever fuel your car prefers and have fun driving!
  7. Good Grief it seems like life is getting way too complicated these days. Now apparently we need a Chemical Engineers degree just to decide what fuel to use in our old cars. To say 'I am not impressed' would be an understatement. But y'all do continue to edify us in the intricacies of life at the gas pump! We all need to learn at least one thing new each day to continue to grow. Thanks!
  8. O.K., I concede and have been corrected once again. It seems I have made two mistakes this year and the second was to admit to the first. HA!
  9. I was NOT aware of LEAD being added that early especially to automotive fuels.' Ethyl' is basically alcohol not lead. Was this 'ETHYL" additive one of those complex mixtures like tetra-ethyl lead? Is it possible that fuels down under may have been different from in the US? I cannot conceive of a logical reason in the 20s for that complex mixture to have been available for the average consumer with lo compression engines. Perhaps it was intended for those in the racing set rather than the average model T type consumers.? But I admit do not know everything and am always interested in adding to my collective data stream Thanks..
  10. Guys, For crying out loud , Back 80 - 90 years ago when our 4 cyl engines were fairly new Bloody Kerosene was the basic fuel available for use! Lead wasn't even added to modern fuels 'till the 50s with high compression V8s. So why would anyone wish to up the octane from the lowest grade gasoline at the pump whose modern content is a mixture (a significant portion of which is Ethanol!) to our tanks?? Don't overthink a perceived problem!
  11. OOPS, As nearchocolatetown noted I spaced and totally forgot about the Fisher 4 pass coupes whose wood frame bodies were introduced and installed on DB chassis in '24 and '25. SOOO All the same, Huh?
  12. Guys, Dodge Brothers by way of G.C.Budd initially started with only open cars with All Steel bodies. However as production progressed on chassis faster than Budd could keep up there was contract with Wilson for those mentioned 1500 bodies. These were introduced along with the All Steel and only tourings from about 14500 to somewhere around 38000. As I understand there were NO roadsters with Wilson bodies. Second as production progressed and closed cars were introduced these were DB Factory built and were wood frame bodies with sheet metal. These continued until after both Brothers were deceased and in '23 closed 'Business' car bodies switched to Budd Steel bodies. The Type A closed cars continued with wood frames to 1923. After '24 all DB bodies were Steel. Obviously there were chassis with aftermarket 'WOODIE 'Station Wagon bodies. I hope this helps.
  13. franklinman, I believe you are misinterpreting the data in that master parts book if you are referring to the 9th edition circa '27. The battery box P/N 1042 sheet metal (touring) and P/N 2181 wooden (roadster) were in Early cars. In the beginning the touring battery was in the body under the drivers seat. However the roadster had a much lower seat riser and there was no room for it under that seat so it was fastened to the frame ahead of the seat in a wooden box. After car 55213/56704 the P/N for that box changed to 6600 in pressed steel (also mounted in the frame) for both touring and roadster and variations thereof continued on forward including your '25. I hope this helps.
  14. Harold, Like C Carl states more information would help. Where in Seattle does your son live? The word SEATTLE covers many miles of surrounding strata. I have lived in Tacoma for over 40 years and although Seattle proper is a mere 30 miles north it may take 1 hr to 1 1/2 to get to downtown. There are, as suggested, several surrounding areas 'Close' to Seattle depending on the Son's particular area therein. There are many friendly Antique Car people in the area as well. Also as C Carl asked where are you moving from? I also am retired and you may call 253-752-7901.
  15. Businesscar, Here is a scan of a early DB Screenside ad.