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Everything posted by keiser31

  1. On my 1931 DB DH6, the brass rod rotates to make the rheostat work. John
  2. Go for brass freeze plugs and if the edges are clean around the opening, no sealer should be needed. Most parts houses have that size plug available.
  3. Try They have tons of photos of most caps from the 50s up.
  4. Try finding the book called "The Plymouth and DeSoto Story" by Don Butler. It is a Crestline book. The Library of Congress Catalog Number is: 77-93182. The ISBN Number is: 0-912612-14-2. It has information on weights, production numbers, wheelbases, prices, trim, etc. It may be expensive, but it covers both makes starting from 1929 extensively. You can get a copy of the original "build sheet" for your car to see exactly how it left the factory by going to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum website. They can supply tons of information.
  5. A friend of mine picked up a 1914 touring car with 6,000 original miles. He originally was going to restore it, but friends talked him into not touching it except to maintain it and to drive it. It is a museum piece, but a driving example of an early car that should be enjoyed. It still has all of the original paint,pinstriping and leather seats (all very nice with patina). What a GREAT example of what was done at the factory. The license plate on it is 1919!!
  6. Try getting into that rumble seat with the top down!!
  7. Anyone out there know for certain what air pressure a NON SKID 34x4 1/2 tire should carry with a touring car attached??
  8. I am working on a 1913 Cartercar with 34x4 1/2 NON SKID tires and need to know how much air pressure to put in them and what direction they should read from. Anybody know??
  9. When you google pontoon or ponton it will show a Cord with pontoon style fenders.
  10. I believe that the word "pontoon" refers to fender style. In the mid/late thirties, cars went from more open "wing" style fenders to the bulbous and more rounded full fender. The "pontoon" word came from seaplane landing gear with wheels and pontoons (water floats) so as to be able to land on sea or land.
  11. 1935 Plymouth should fit, I believe (and of course Dodge or DeSoto if you want to go that route).
  12. I have seen these handles on restored 1930 Chryslers and DeSotos.
  13. My book shows no difference between model wheelbases. They are all 114 inches by what it says.
  14. There is no registry for people who cruise in "original condition", "as found" or "unrestored condition" cars or trucks. The Horseless Carriage Club of America and the WPC Club (Walter Percy Chrysler) are two of the best clubs I know for "bringing what you got". A lot of us out there cannot afford a rotisserie restoration and must work on them as we cruise or simply keep them up well enough to drive. Clubs as small as the "State of Jefferson Antique Auto Club" here in southern Oregon welcomes all condition cars. Heck, you don't even have to OWN an old car to be in our club. Some unmolested or unrestored cars are better to not restore. A lot of the original condition cars are where we get our important information from as far as what they did at the factory and how they did it. As on the Antiques Roadshow...sometimes the patina is better left on the object to retain it's originality and worth.
  15. What parts are you looking for? I have a few extra '31 DH6 parts and I know a few other '31 Dodge guys with stuff. John 1931 Dodge Brothers DH6 business coupe (wire wheels) 1931 Dodge Brothers DH6 business coupe (wood wheels)
  16. alex_houston: Actually, Dodge started in 1914. They were "Dodge Brothers" from 1914 to 1938. Chrysler bought Dodge Brothers in 1928.
  17. There was NO fine print on the form where I tried to enter online. It said "Sorry we are not accepting entries at this time.", so I backed out using the "back" arrow. I went to my email and there was a message from P.M.Magazine thanking me for my subscription. My wife (and probably the neighbors) soon heard my dismay, to put it mildly.
  18. What car do you need a radiator for?
  19. Yep....those subscription rascals! I went online to apply for the $25,000.00 Popular Mechanics' "garage makeover". Next thing I know I got their magazine subscription in my lap! Oh, the hassle to just cancel. I called and emailed and finally, after many attempts, I was able to cancel. Beware entering any contest that has a magazine or publication involved.
  20. The Model T woody is called a "depot hack" or "huckster", I believe.
  21. The car I saw was in San Diego a few years ago and it didn't have welled fenders either. The rack had extension brackets of some sort on it that held it out past the rear mounted spare tire. The rack looked typically Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth or DeSoto of the early thirties with the folding abilities....just longer mounting brackets. The owner said it was original to the car and that he was the second owner of the car.
  22. I have seen a trunk rack on a DL, but no trunk. I believe you could get a trunk rack as a "dealer option" in '32. I don't think that Dodge offered an actual trunk to put on it.
  23. In my 40+ years of research, I have found that the carry over 1931s into 1932 started with the ram and from then on, Dodge stayed with the ram. The "shooting star" (as I refer to it as) cap was basically an early 1931 through 1/2 to 3/4 of the year and then went to the ram. That is why the cap I need is so rare. Plus the fact that it was right in the middle of the depression. If you have any extra parts for '31 DB DH6s, let me know and we can possibly trade or deal in some way. I am looking for a coupe lower window molding, drag link and various other parts. I realize that the following photo is of a mock-up model for preview of the '31 DH6s, but it still holds true as far as my research has taken me. John