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  1. They both look like Hickory to me--in fact, if my wheels looked like your "old" ones, I'd be a happy camper! T'ake care, David D.
  2. Still looking--too busy moving a Theatre Pipe Organ. David D.
  3. This sounds like a great idea. I will try it as soon as I find my 2" hole saw! It's here. . . .somewhere! I'll let you know how it goes. David D.
  4. Hi all, I recently acquired an intact (!!!) gas tank gauge that I believe will fit my '16. It looks like it has the DB logo on it, but too dirty to tell. I am wondering if anyone has a "secret trick" for loosening the knurled retaining cap. So far I have doused it with penetrating oil, soaked the unit in hot water (don't want to break the glass) and gently squeezed it (working my way around the rim) with my mini-mill's machinist's vice (very smooth, parallel jaws so I don't damage the knurling) hoping to break the rust loose. so far nada. . . Someone un-soldered the gauge from a tank many many moons ago, so it's easy to work around. Anyone have some hints?? Thanks! David D.
  5. Somewhere (if I didn't sell it some time ago) I have a NOS add-on oil filter that has a cream body (more an off-white) with a light blue top. More controversy!! David D.
  6. I wish I still had ONE of my '34 DB P/Us (yes I had two and sold them both--dumb, dumb, dumb!!!!) IMHO, better styling than the "other two big makes."--and better mechanicals too! David D. (16 DB)
  7. Interesting, so how were the headlights focused on the early headlights? Now I have to go find mine and see which ones I have! Details, details, details!! David D. PS Was this noted in the recent "changes" articles? Now I have to find my DB mags! (Lost in home remodel land)
  8. Phil, That is some of the nicest looking woodgrain that I've seen. The car deserves to be well cared for. Hope you find an honorable buyer. Too bad you can't keep it in the family--I still regret turning down my Grandmother's '47 Chev Areosedan because it was "too new--no running boards." and it was not anywhere as nice as yours. David D.
  9. Old-timer's method--WARNING!! you can screw up the threads on your axle this way, if you are not careful! Put wheels on. Jack up car at opposite wheel (wheel you want drum off is on the ground, weight of car on it, other wheel in the air) Take off axle nut. If you don't have an "axle driver" tool (basically a long blind-holed nut), turn the nut around, and put back on the axle until the end of the nut is flush with the axle. Get a friend to hold a good sized piece of flat steel against the end of the axle, make certain he's holding it square. Strike the steel at the axle point with a LARGE sledge hammer. After one or three blows, the drum should come loose. The nut keeps the drum from flying off, AND keeps the end of the axle from mushrooming. Having the other wheel in the air allows the car (and axle) to move when the axle is struck. The wheel on the ground keeps the drum from moving. The tool described is the best solution, but even with it, you sometimes have to do the jack thing--and don't forget to put the nut on the axle first!! Good luck, they can be real bears to get loose. David D.
  10. Dave, What are the "historic Tunnels" that the state is charging so much to drive through? A website on them? Thanks, David D.
  11. Bill, I went out and looked at my wheels and your picture, and you're right, they are different!! My bad. Rats, thought I'd found you more places to look. Oh well. . . David D.
  12. I think the Plymouth wheels will work too. I have a set of Plymouths on my (ducking behind cover!) '53 DB pickup. Well, gee, they look a lot sharper than the originals (which I still have, so it can be undone). David D.
  13. Bob, Very cool! I'm thinking of painting my body (my car's body, that is!) a very, very, very, dark blue--looks like black in the shade, with black fenders, etc. I think that will set off the Dodge blue wheels. But, of course, I'm a loooong ways away from that decision! David D. How about a close pic of your dash?
  14. Well, off work today sick, but felt well enough by this afternoon to walk up to my storage and check. RATS!! I have three starter/generators sitting there, but they are all the later type. Guess I have to keep looking, or put a late type switch in my car. David D.
  15. Here's the April 16 Book of Information illustration of the dash interior. The details match my car's dash, including the ignition switch style. David D.
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