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About Ron42Dodge

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  1. The only thing I could find so far on McConnel was an ad for McConnel Motors, Inc that indicated their sales were at 14 Maplwood Avenue and service was at 674 Tyler in Novemebr of 1927. The service garage might still be there more visable from plunkett.
  2. I figured out the triangular ones. Apparently used on 1935 -38 Plymouth Rear Bumpers and called a Shield Shape.
  3. I have 3 styles of Bumper Bolts that seem a little unique. First I have a triangular shaped capped bolt. The triangle is roughly 1 3/4" tall (from middle of short side to opposite tip) with the 2 sides being almost the same as the height and the short side being 1 1/8" across. Appears to be 7/16" to outside of threads with the length of 1 5/8" measured from the back edge of the triangular shape. The threaded portion is 7/8" with 14 thread per inch (coarse thread). Second I have a Round capped head that has a curve to the back side. The head is 1" in diam
  4. Thanks Jack. I saw Magnum on the head and I thought those were hemi's. But that is why I asked. I've been to Detroit but I did not know about the trains. I guess I will have to go back some day.
  5. I found this story on the Detroit Zoological Society Blog. Is that a newer Hemi I see? https://detroitzooblog.org/2016/07/13/on-the-right-track-detroit-zoo-trains-ride-high/ On the Right Track: Detroit Zoo Trains Ride High Thanks to racecars, airplanes and dogged determination, the Tauber Family Railroad trains are running like well-oiled – and greased-up – machines. The Detroit Zoo’s Tauber Family Railroad has been a longtime favorite of guests of all ages. In 1931, three years after the Detroit Zoo opened its doors, the railroad system was donated by The Detr
  6. I'm sure there is some interesting history behind the Detroit Zoo Railroad. The zoo web site notes The Tauber Family Railroad has been a perennial favorite at the Zoo, serving nearly half a million passengers each year since it was presented by The Detroit News in 1931. The miniature railroad consists of two complete trains of six coaches each and one standby. All three locomotives were donated by the Chrysler Corp. in the 1950s. In 1982-83, the locomotives were renovated and new coaches were fabricated through a fund-raising campaign by the Detroit Zoological Society and The Detro
  7. They did make 46 - 48 Dodge Town Sedans. I knew a guy that had one. I saw it several times. The D-24 parts book also lists it just to confirm I'm not crazy.
  8. Although it is not porcelain, one of my favorite finds was this dealership poster from WWII. Couldn't sell new cars so you sold service and used cars.... for Victory. I have not yet seen another.
  9. I'm guessing 30s but I'm not sure.
  10. And there was the exact same picture and a write-up in the link above. 1932 Servi-Car Soon after the success of the Package Truck,Harley came up with a third commercial model in 1932, called the Servi-Car. This became the most successful of the three cargo configurations. A great marketing feature of the Servi-Car was that it had a hand-shift and a foot clutch like a car, so anyone who could drive a car could operate one. It also came with a special towing package that allowed it to be connected to a car or truck bumper. Service stations could hitch the Harley to a customer's car and t
  11. Although you don't feel a 1942 model seems correct if it has chrome, about 88% of the 42 Mopar models were produced before the chrome restrictions. And even the last 42 Plymouth to roll off the line had chrome bumpers. Trim was blacked out or omitted but bumpers were not required to be. In some cases the parts were already chrome plates and paint was put over the chrome to make it correct.
  12. I could be wrong but weren't some batteries 8 Volt and some 6 Volt? Maybe this provided protection if you had an 8 volt battery connected. I've been told you can jump a 6 volt from a 12 volt but you don't want to keep the jumpers on long or you will burn up your points. Sort of on the same concept. Just a thought.
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