Rob1960

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  1. although I just sold my 1936 Dodge to a collector in wisconsin, I will be most interested to continue to be part of the Dodge Brothers forum, and participate in this registry.
  2. I'd like to mention my factory original 36 Touring Sedan is on Ebay. If you're interested to take a look, you can copy the link below and paste it into your browser. Robert Perry Bluefield, WV. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1936-Dodge-Frame-off-Restoration-Original-Correct_W0QQitemZ160324998918QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item160324998918&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A317%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308
  3. Did a 36 Dodge Touring Sedan have a BODY TAG in addition to its regular Serial or VIN number plate? If so where would it have been? I know teh VIN was on the front door post, passenger side.
  4. Is anyone familier with an 8 volt battery? I have a 1936 Dodge that must have a new battery this week. It has its original 6 volt system. I've been told an 8 volt battery can provide more amperage and cranking power, but will not harm a 6 volt system? Apparently they're used frequently in older tractors. Can somebody give me more information on this? Also, I'm told my car should have an adjustable voltage regulator. Is this correct? How does one determine where to set it?
  5. Since my last post on this subject, I've learned that the same regulator for the 1936 model year was used for Plymouth, Dodge & DeSoto. It was apparently a different style part for years before and after. The original Chrys. Corp part number was 715 510. Does anyone know about a 36 parts car, or any other parts source that might have this regulator. Pictures of the part removed from my 36 Dodge can be seen below below: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp Thank you for any help anyone can offer on this subject. Robt
  6. Since my last post on this subject, I've learned that the same regulator for the 1936 model year was used for Plymouth, Dodge & DeSoto. It was apparently a different style part for years before and after. The original Chrys. Corp part number was 715 510. Does anyone know about a 36 parts car, or any other parts source for this regulator. Pictures of the part removed from my 36 Dodge can be seen below below: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp Thank you for any help on this. Robt
  7. Since my last post on this subject, I've learned that the same regulator for the 1936 model year was used for Plymouth, Dodge & DeSoto. It was apparently a different style part for years before and after. The original Chrys. Corp part number was 715 510. Does anyone know about a 36 Desoto parts car, or any other parts source for this regulator. Pictures of the part removed from my 36 Dodge can be seen below below: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp Thank you for any help on this. Robt
  8. Can anyone suggest where I might purchase a working windshield crank out <span style="text-decoration: underline">mechanism</span> for my 36 Dodge. Or good parts for mine? And does anyone know if this same mechanism was used on other Mopar brands and year models of the same era? Please look at the photos of the mechanism I removed from my car. Thanks. http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp
  9. Can anyone suggest where I might purchase a working windshield crank out <span style="text-decoration: underline">mechanism</span> for my 36 Dodge. Or good parts for mine? And does anyone know if this same mechanism was used on other Mopar brands and year models of the same era? Please look at the photos of the mechanism I removed from my car. Thanks. http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp
  10. Can anyone suggest where I might purchase a working windshield crank out <span style="text-decoration: underline">mechanism</span> for my 36 Dodge. Or good parts for mine? And does anyone know if this same mechanism was used on other Mopar brands and year models of the same era? Please look at the photos of the mechanism I removed from my car. Thanks. http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp
  11. Can anyone suggest where I might purchase a working crank out mechanism for my 36 Dodge. I'm also wondering if this same mechanism was used on other 35, 36, 37, 38 Dodges, Plymouths, and other? Please look at the new photos of the mechanism I removed from my car this morning. Thanks. http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561300277tHQWEp
  12. This is great information. The part came out just as you've described. Now I've got to figure out where to get a new part. The cog-wheel teeth are stripped on my old one. All suggestions greatly appreciated. Robt
  13. Jack- Thanks a whole lot for your information. I'd be extremely grateful if you could send me some photos. My email address is robert_perry111@comcast.net [note underscore and numeric 1 ] thanks
  14. I have a 1936 Dodge, with a broken windshield crank-out <span style="text-decoration: underline">mechanism</span>. Can anyone tell me which year models and which MOPAR makes this mechanism would be interchangable with? Also, could someone tell me fairly specifically how to remove my old broken one? Thanks, Rob
  15. That looks like a difference of 261,636 which I guess represents the total number of 36 Dodges built. Is there a record of specifically how many of those were a TWO door Touring Sedan?
  16. Yes. The previous owner had it for about 30 years. He moved several times during that period and says he does not still have any papers related to his purchase of the car in the 1970's. The Illinois DMV states they keep records only for the most recent five years.
  17. I would very much like to find out my 1936 Dodge's original Serial Number, and thus get a copy of the Build Records. Are the BUILD RECORDS at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum available anywhere else? Have they ever been scanned to a CD or published in a book that could be purchased? Has any list ever been published correlating the original engine numbers and serial numbers? I have a 1936 Dodge 2 door Touring Sedan, which lost its Serial Number plate somewhere in the distant past. The number is NOT stamped anywhere on the frame, as some have suggested. [That was done on Canadian Dodges, I think] My car is believed to have its original motor, and is today titled with that number. It is also believed the car was originally purchased in south western Illinois, and stayed there most of it's life. I also believe the Avon green color was original to my car. Given the fact that relatively few 36 TWO door TS were built, I think with allot of personal research, I could eventually find my missing information. I've submitted a request twice to the archivist at the WPC Museum, accompanied with a check. Both times he's returned the check indicating he cannot perform any sort of search without knowing the original Serial Number. I can understand his time limitations. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
  18. I would very much like to find out my 1936 Dodge's original Serial Number, and thus get a copy of the Build Records. Are the BUILD RECORDS at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum available anywhere else? Have they ever been scanned to a CD or published in a book that could be purchased? Has any list ever been published correlating the original engine numbers and serial numbers? I have a 1936 Dodge 2 door Touring Sedan, which lost its Serial Number plate somewhere in the distant past. The number is NOT stamped anywhere on the frame, as some have suggested. [That was done on Canadian Dodges, I think] My car is believed to have its original motor, and is today titled with that number. It is also believed the car was originally purchased in south western Illinois, and stayed there most of it's life. I also believe the Avon green color was original to my car. Given the fact that relatively few 36 TWO door TS were built, I think with allot of personal research, I could eventually find my missing information. I've submitted a request twice to the archivist at the WPC Museum, accompanied with a check. Both times he's returned the check indicating he cannot perform any sort of search without knowing the original Serial Number. I can understand his time limitations. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
  19. I would very much like to find out my 1936 Dodge's original Serial Number, and thus get a copy of the original Build Records. Are the BUILD RECORDS at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum available anywhere else? Have they ever been scanned to a CD or published in a book that could be purchased? Has any list ever been published correlating the original engine numbers and serial numbers? I have a 1936 Dodge 2 door Touring Sedan, which lost its Serial Number plate somewhere in the distant past. The number is NOT stamped anywhere on the frame, as some have suggested. [That was done on Canadian Dodges, I think] My car is believed to have its original motor, and is today titled with that number. It is also believed the car was originally purchased in south western Illinois, and stayed there most of it's life. I also believe the Avon green color was original to my car. Given the fact that relatively few 36 TWO door TS were built, I think with allot of personal research, I could eventually find my missing information. I've submitted a request twice to the archivist at the WPC Museum, accompanied with a check. Both times he's returned the check indicating he cannot perform any sort of search without knowing the original Serial Number. I can understand his time limitations. And the state of Illinois purges all DMV records older than 5 years. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
  20. I would very much like to find out my 1936 Dodge's original Serial Number, and thus get a copy of the original Build Records. Are the BUILD RECORDS at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum available anywhere else? Have they ever been scanned to a CD or published in a book that could be purchased? Has any list ever been published correlating the original engine numbers and serial numbers? I have a 1936 Dodge 2 door Touring Sedan, which lost its Serial Number plate somewhere in the distant past. The number is NOT stamped anywhere on the frame, as some have suggested. [That was done on Canadian Dodges, I think] My car is believed to have its original motor, and is today titled with that number. It is also believed the car was originally purchased in south western Illinois, and stayed there most of it's life. I also believe the Avon green color was original to my car. Given the fact that relatively few 36 TWO door TS were built, I think with allot of personal research, I could eventually find my missing information. I've submitted a request twice to the archivist at the WPC Museum, accompanied with a check. Both times he's returned the check indicating he cannot perform any sort of search without knowing the original Serial Number. I can understand his time limitations. And the state of Illinois purges all DMV records older than 5 years. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
  21. Where is the best source to find a new or good window slider for my 36 Dodge 2-door? My drivers side window jamed and the glass cracked, for the 2nd time in the last few months. My cranking mechanism is worn out too, but I gather those are fairly plentiful.
  22. I had my 1936 Dodge out today, and had an interesting conversation at a shopping center with a very elderly fellow, probably in his late 80's, but seemingly quit alert. He was facinated by my car and said the first car he ever bought was a new 1936 Dodge, 2-door touring sedan, exactly like mine. He said he paid $619. But the curious thing he said was that his had a green body and black fenders. My car is solid Avon green [an olive tone], and he felt the body of his car was that same shade of green. My question is this: Did Dodge use this sort of two tone color scheme in the 1930s? We all see lots of antique cars today, at shows and in magazines, with black fenders on a lighter color body. But I always assumed this was a modern day deference to modern style.
  23. I have a 1936 Dodge Touring Sedan - 2 door. I've noticed for several weeks the car requires a longer cranking time to get it started, when cold. And the starter has been cranking more slowly. Yesterday, after driving about 20 minutes and then parking for about 15 minutes, I was ready to resume driving it again. When I pressed the starter pedal it respond eratically, making the following sound: The sound was: "wa".... then several seconds pause, then another "wa".....then several more seconds pause, then it suddenly got vigor and goes "wa,wa,wa,wa,wa," and then it started right up. [how's that for description?]. What throws me is it's making the dead battery sound, but then suddenly the starter gets going normally again. Does that sound like a battery problem, or starter problem, or something else? My six volt battery is one year old. When the motor is running, the amp meter usually hovers in the mid or neutral zone. Oddly, when the headlights are on, it goes way over to the positive charge side. Shouldn't it go negative? Any thoughts on this are graciously appreciated. Robt
  24. I would appreciate opinions on the best source for glass to replace a broken window in the drivers door of my 1936 Dodge 2-door. Should I try to find a used original glass? Or have a new replacement cut, using the old one as a template? A fellow at the garage managed to break mine this morning while rolling it up. I probably need a new roll up/down mechanism as well since the window has been stiff to roll up or down for some time. I maybe need new tracks too, since all the mechanism will have to come out to replace the glass. I appreciate advice on that too. Thanks, Robt
  25. Ken - Thanks for your reply and comments. It would appear that some Nut, years ago, did truely weld the nut.... ha ha. I agree completely with your comment about the helpfulness of the DBC members and those who post to this forum. I have received a tremendous amount of extremely helpful information, as well as a lot of direct help from several memebers. I really appreciate it. This is a great group and a great forum. Robt ------------------------------------------------------- Just out of curiosity is the nut welded or brazed to the shaft? If this guy used brazing rod then the puddle of brass can be heated up to liquify it and it can be knocked and brushed off the threads. The nut could be worked off the shaft and the threads rerun on the shaft and nut. However if it was truely welded ,steel to steel, than you're screwed so to speak.