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  1. Are you looking for inner trim rings for a '39 or a '35 / '36? I have the original inner trim rings / wheel discs for my 1936 Dodge and they are nothing like the 39 Chrysler ring pictured. I have a 1935 Chrysler CZ and when I get home from my vacation, (I am traveling right now) I can see if they will fit the '35 Chrysler wheel if that is the car you need them for. If I can be of help, let me know.
  2. Dave, I have seen resistors similar to these and may even have some around. Great spotting, thanks.
  3. Thanks Jack, it is really a great project and I have found quite a bit over the last few years of searching. I hope to begin putting the information I have into order so I can start getting the trips and the travels of the car into the order they happened. A lot of work but a lot of satisfaction as well. I have found that one never knows what might turn up as each day starts to will continue looking for anything that will help "fill in the blanks". Bob
  4. Sure would love to find this and see what all is on it.
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    1936 Dodge Clock

    This is an original 1936 Dodge clock which is located in the glove box door.
  6. I have two DC 8's and everything I see about that car is 1930 / 1931 Dodge DC8 and it would have had 18" tires from the factory. Even the emblem at the top front of the radiator shell is a DC8 emblem. How many cylinders does the engine have? I know that many exports were not the same as domestic, but don't know about exports to Africa.
  7. Still looking for anything else I can find. Thanks to all that have responded, I appreciate it and have found a lot of great information from your responses.
  8. I would think they had a band too and if so, that would be the band playing for the send off. Hard to say.
  9. I used to keep the original horns and covers and just mounted the park / turn lights behind the horn cover grill. Had the best of both worlds.
  10. Very cool view and a different look at the Marathon Car. Thanks David. Bob
  11. Thanks Tom, for the information and link, there is indeed a lot of great info on this site. I am having my '83 XL convertible restored and it has a lot of optional equipment on it and I want to make sure they are all factory options. I really appreciate the help from everyone that responded.
  12. There is a LOT of great information there and I have saved it all and am in the process of going through it all to find new things. I have found a lot so far. Thanks for the info and your hard work.
  13. Spinney, I don't think it was brushed out, I think it was covered in dirt and mud and they had not washed the car when it arrived. This car went through some really nasty road and weather conditions and I am sure that it spent many miles covered in dust, dirt and mud. As I look close at the photo, I can just make out that the text is there but you have to really look close to see it. I am going to say that David H is right and that it is just really dirty. I have been studying and researching this car and the marathon run for many years and there was only one Marathon Dodge on the road.
  14. As the cost of shop work goes up and up, it is hard to justify the high prices of many project cars for sale. My health issues no longer allow me to do most work on my cars so I checked with a well known auto restoration and rod shop in Vegas. I was shocked to have the lady tell me that they would not even look at my car unless I had at least $100,000.00 dollars. I am not talking about a high end luxury car - it is a 1963 Ford Galaxie convertible !! Who can afford to put that kind of money into a 1963 Ford? Just costs too much anymore to have work done so if you can't do it yourself - you will bury yourself in costs.
  15. Ben, The original headlights on a 1936 Dodge were not sealed beam - they were reflector, bulb and lens. There are sealed beam adapters that were used to convert from bulb type to sealed beam. If you are going to me original with your car, then you will need to locate the bulb type headlight parts. Are you going to go with original or are you going to use the sealed beam conversions?
  16. Spinney, From what I have found out, so far, it looks like they run it for a full year (until July 1, 1931) then quit the actual Marathon but still used the car to display at dealers and for special showings. I am not positive on this as my research is s continuing process and just when I think I have found about all there is to find, something else turns up. I am sure that my search will continue for a long long time but it is interesting. Still looking for any and all photos or any other information I can find.
  17. OK everyone, I found a photo of one of the "special marathon painted" DC 8's that were offered to the dealers to promote the Marathon event and to help sell the DC 8. There was only the one actual Marathon Car and as can be seen in the photo - the differences are very clear. No side mount spares and a different paint pattern from the real Marathon car and single wipers are the most obvious differences. So far, this is the only photo I have of the offered special painted car that dealers used to give test drives in.
  18. There are MANY articles in the newspapers of the time and I am soon going to be going through them ALL to get as much information as I can to start putting my trip list together. I want to thank everyone for their interest and for the photos shown here. It may not seem like it, but each photo and article helps me to document where the car was and as I study each one, I can usually find something that is helpful in my research. All of the original photos that I have found have had a note on the back telling something about where the car was in the photo and that is why I am trying to find originals if I can. This is a huge project but I am enjoying the task LOL. Thanks again. Bob
  19. I want to thank everyone for their interest and for the photos shown here. It may not seem like it, but each photo helps me to document where the car was and as I study each one, I can usually find something that is helpful in my research. All of the original photos that I have found have had a note on the back telling something about where the car was in the photo and that is why I am trying to find originals if I can. This is a huge project but I am enjoying the task LOL. Thanks again. Bob
  20. These are just a couple of the questions I am seeking to find the right answers to. It was an amazing feat for 1930 / 1931 and all the weather changes and bad roads that had to be driven in and on would make us modern day drivers sick to even think about without AC, power steering - brakes and good heaters. I have taken on the project of trying to document the car, the drivers and the trips they made and this is why I am looking for any and all photos and articles I can find (from the day) that will give accurate information so I can actually document the event without guessing. There has to be more out there so I will continue my search and continue to put it all together - in order - as it happened. Thanks to all that have helped and I hope there will be more photos, articles, letters or any information or items found to help me work on this. I know the car would stop at dealers along the way for a short visit for advertising and advertise the visit ahead of time so people could go see the car and the drivers. As for there being many Marathon cars out there, there was only one and the others were not the same as the one running the marathon and there were some differences in the lettering and in the cars themselves. The "special painted" cars were done for the dealers to have as test drive cars for customers and were not identical to the real car. I have seen photos of a few of these "copy" cars and it didn't take too long to see several differences. So far, I have not found any documentation (positive) of a six cyl marathon car, only a couple of references to a 6 cyl - but not any documentation at all -- YET --- so will see if anything turns up on that question. Once again, I am asking if anyone out there has any photos or information from this event that they would be willing to share or sell? I prefer the original photos but a good high res scan will let me enlarge the photo and find the things I am looking for document all I can. Thanks to all that have / will help me with this. Bob
  21. I really enjoy seeing these kind of historical display posters and photos and am going to continue my search to try and make my research finding as accurate as possible - no guessing. Love those "FLASH" poster and hope to find as many as I can, along with photos, for my project. Thanks David.
  22. Bought my first car and learned to drive in it when I was 15. Worked washing dishes at a small restaurant to earn the $40.00 to buy a 1936 Dodge Business cp. Sure was a fun car but not very handy for a double date LOL. Great for just my girlfriend and I though. Lots of great memories from those days.
  23. Very cool info and great photo to show what the maps would have looked like displayed at the dealers. Each bit of information and each photo I see is a step closer in my research. Thanks Dave
  24. Anyone have any Marathon Car photos they want to sell? High resolution scans work too for my use.