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  1. 1920 was the 1st year of sloping windshield, also the steel top doors with the stamped steel hinges. Your rear tub is earlier as are the short rear fenders. You will find the hinges on the rear door and cast or forged, not stamp like the fronts. By the serial number, it's a 1920. Keep your eyes open for a 20-23 rear tub and doors and fenders. Do the rear fenders bolt to a curved angle iron flange on the rear tub? if so that's about 1918. Check those wood wheels and see if the inner bearings fit the spindles.
  2. When I first got my early '22 screenside it had Chevy front wheels with DB caps. Gone now.
  3. Windshield doesn't lean back on screensides or commercial bodies. Judging by the wheels and tires I am guessing 21" which makes it probably a 1925. The emblem on the radiator shell looks to be DB, not GB. More pics please!
  4. Mark, not to mention the cost difference between a 5.25x21 tire, tube and flap compared to 32x4 (24") or even more so for 25"! I used Firestones on mine. Good heavy constructed tires. The 3 sizes are nearly identical in diameter, just that the 21" doesn't have that original "skinny" look. We use our early '22 Screenside on many camping trips with T's and A's on gravel, rock and dirt roads and cow trails and places where even cows would trip and fall so the 5.25x21 hold up much better. BTW, too many people run the 4.50x21 Model T-A sized tires on DB's and they are too small. Run 5.25x21.
  5. A '24-'27 axle will bolt (more or less) in and is indeed more dropped than the early ones. Wood wheel vs disc wheel spindles are the same but 25-27 has a larger inner bearing on the spindle than earlier spindles. My early '22 has '27 wood wheels. I had a shrink fit steel sleeve made to adapt to the later 21" wood wheel hubs.
  6. I used silver engine paint on my 36 DB LC pickup engine, then top coated it with a high gloss silver wheel paint to help keep it nice looking.
  7. Roger, you think low-low is slow, try reverse-reverse! Think about it. That makes you go forward extremely low geared. Knew a machinist that had a flathead Ford V/8 rig that had 2 trannys. R-R was really crawling. It would also have 3 speeds in reverse with one in reverse and the other in forward.
  8. Jay, don't give up on me! I have been having a lot of pain and problems with my neck and back. Had steroid shots and nerve ablation tests that failed so they stopped those. Don't even get to talk to the doctor's PA until next Wednesday the 27th. Some days are better than others. Today is not a good one. Wouldn't take long to drill out the rivet and get it off. I'll try and get it between rain showers. Sorry to take so long.
  9. I always set mine UNDER a car when I inflate them just to be safe.
  10. On that one I cheated and used a bolt and nylock nut instead of rivet.
  11. Does your deck lid have the upper bracket? Those are welded on I believe. Actually I have straighten props that looked way worse than yours! Soak them in a feed molasses solution or similar. I will look into my props after weather shapes up a bit. Dave
  12. Jay, I went digging around in my junk (gold) and I found I have 2 sets of props on deck lids so one set will go on my RHD '24 and then I checked the '23 Roadster and it has a set except for the lower angle brackets, so I don't need them on it except maybe the lower angle bracket. I have another 20's roadster that I don't have a lid for and don't know if I will do anything with it. So... I MAY part with at least one deck lid prop. Look at the pics I sent and see which side you need. Here is my '25 Roadster props again from the outside. You can see the screws that attach them. Yes I know they sh
  13. You can buy modern Zerks at auto parts stores locally.
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