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  1. This 1927 Dodge 4Screen was originally a US Army inventory vehicle. At the end of WWI it remained in the Army Inventory until WWII, at which time it was assigned to a POW Camp along the California Coastline, at the Dos Pueblos POW Camp, in Santa Barbara County (just north of Santa Barbara-Goleta. It remained at that Camp until the end of WWII and the Camp was closed. The Wagon was sold as Surplus property and purchased by a Goleta Rancher in the area just south of the Camp, in the area of the Ellwood Canyon. There it stayed, as a Ranch work truck. Eventually, as most ranch vehicles end
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    1959 Ford Thunderbird Coupe

    My 1959 Thunderbird, restoration completed in early 2000. Its not a Concourse, done to the style of a 1960's restoration. Motor has been upgraded to a 64 390HD, 4 bolt main. It has a .030 ob with upper and lower Edelbrock and twin Holly 750 pumpers and a Shelby Styled Carb Cover. Interior is a very short Velvet material, in dark and greens, in a Thunderbird early pattern. Light green short carpet. Gold trim everywhere. Light Chrome everywhere and a set of Kelsey Hayes Spoke Wheels. A 60's era ARC 45 RPM Record Player under the dash.
  3. Thanks, both of you for your input. I think it is a broken spring, just haven't had the time too take it apart, but will be doing that real soon. Any idea if the springs are available?
  4. Hello all... I haven't posted much for awhile, hope you all have been well. We finally got our Paddy Wagon, the 1927 Dodge Brothers Four Screen, back from the County Garage. The fixed it again. Took awhile, but finally found a mechanic that was willing to work on it. Most of our Mechanics just don't know or remember how to work on these old ones. If they can't plug it into a computer, they just don't know what to do. Anyway, I took it to a local show and while I was there, the Driver's side door, Door Handle took a dive. The latch won't come out and secure the door (I'v
  5. This is our 1927 Dodge Brother Four Screen Express / Paddy Wagon
  6. Hello, Watched your video and found it very interesting. We are in the process of having to overhaul our 1927 Dodge Brother 4Screen Express. We must replace a leaky block with a new block. We have a used bock and appears to be in good shape, have pistons and rods and the crank. I need to put together a budget for our funding. The truck is a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, in California. We have had it, restored back in 1987. It is used only for displays and parades and for crime prevention programs. I need an approximate budget to get the funding for the overhaul. C
  7. Hello, Did not mean to upset anyone. This truck does in fact belong to the County of Santa Barbara, it is part of the fleet of police vehicles, but it was a project that, from it's conception, funded with 100% donations from the public sector back in 1987-88. The vehicle was an abandon vehicle destined for the wrecking yard when I found it and it was a compete rust bucket. I saw a future in it as a vehicle to be used for Crime Prevention programs within the county. I approached our then Sheriff with my idea and after doing a little research I found that the county actually used these ve
  8. Hello all, it's been a while since my last entry and I need some help with our 1927 Dodge Brothers 4 Screen Express (Paddy Wagon). I have a crak that has come back to haunt us and we need to rebuild an existing block that I invested in years ago (in 1989 or so), during the restoration of our truck. The block came with some misc parts, like pistons, crank and others, but we have never had to really see if it was serviceable. I purchased the block from a, then reliable Dodge Brother Parts distributor out here in California, some of you may remember him, Roy Belcher. Roy passed away years back.
  9. I'm looking for a, good. replacement distributor for our 1927 Dodge Brothers 4Screen, 6v system, 4 cal (not the fast four). Or a repair kit, we seem to have a bushing problem and need to either replace and or repair the existing distributor, or if anyone has knowledge of a MSD system that could replace our distributor, points and condenser. Please get back to me.
  10. Can't help, but I'm looking for info on a MSD for our 1927 Dodge Brothers 4Screen, has a 4 cal, 6v system. Does anyone know if they make one?
  11. Thats good. I bought the MC and not to worry, it's not going to be a rider. My plan is to make it strictly a show Motor. I will drive from the trailer to where the display will be and thats about it. Maybe around the block once in a while just to keep it running, but not on any big rides. A parade once in awhile but that's it. Seems it may be an LAPD Motor, that will be my first goal. I'm doing some research now. Picked it up tonight, runs kinda rough, but esthetically it looks good. All I need is all the equipment that was removed. Front Red and Blue lights, flashing/rotating lights, blues li
  12. OK, EXBCMC, when do we see you car(s)? So, how you doing Craig> Glad to see that you finally made it on here. Think you will really learn to like these guys, they have a lot of knowledge and don't mind sharing. They laugh with you, not at you. So don't be afraid to ask as question. By the way, I'm may be starting a new project. No for sure yet as I haven't worked out the details on the project itself, but here is a picture of what I'm trying to get. Well I tried to upload the picture, but as luck would have it I can't get it to load.....anyway, it's a 94 Kawasaki 1000P, former Police Motor,
  13. And the "Tax by the mile" will spread..... to all of "Amerika".
  14. I have a dozen or so alternators, new and re-built, some still in boxes. Alternators are original equipment and are for 60's and 70's era vehicles. I'm not in the business for car parts, but a retired friend of mine used to be a dealer of some car parts, such as era Air Cleaners for carburetors (some still in boxes) and oil filters (some still in boxes). Just want to offer to anyone that might need an alternator for their classic GM, Ford or MoPar a chance to get one of these alternators. Don't have them for all models, but if you send me the part number of what you need I can try and match th
  15. You still looking for parts? Try Restoration Supply Company in California. If they don't have it they will usually find it for you. Prices seem to be so so. Check them out. they have a web page. Their email address for info is, info@restorationstuff.com
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