TonyAus

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  1. Thanks - that's a great great help.
  2. Bump. Dimensions for felts please. Anyone?
  3. Having been plagued by small oil leaks I'm about to drop the sump on my 25 DB with a view to replacing the gasket. The 1.5mm bonded cork gasket I originally fitted doesn't seem to cut the mustard so I've decided to go up to 3mm. At the same time I intend to replace the felts but cannot remember what sizes I used last time . Can anyone help me with cross sectional dimensions for the felts used at the front and sides of the sump and the one which is glued to the rear main bearing? I intend to source the felts locally - yes I know Myers have them but postage to Australia is a killer for such a cheap item. Thanks in anticipation.
  4. Even in its original Dodge role the high ratio means plenty of bicep development. Perhaps you could keep this box and fit an electric power steering conversion as favored by certain Jaguar owners.
  5. Defiantly pre 1926 (Gemmer ) Dodge.
  6. The casting date on the front apron looks like February 1925 (0225?). Given the usual time to season the castings, single unit starter/generator and later type oil breather/filler tube I'd put this engine at early 1926 series (July 1 to December 1925).
  7. If all else fails, jack up the offending wheel, leaving the opposite wheel on the ground. Loosely refit the axle nut with the castleations facing inward to protect the thread and give it a good whack with a suitably heavy hammer. A piece of brass or aluminium interposed between the nut and hammer is also a good idea to avoid damage. This should bounce the wheel off the axle taper.
  8. For the record the thread is a nominal 2 3/8" x 16tpi. The spare I have measures 10 thou under this for an easy fit. The easiest way out if your threads are worn is to have an oversize nut made up.
  9. Peugeot (and Fiat) disengaging fans operate on an electromagnet in the hub triggered by a thermostatic switch. Current is passed through a brush bearing on the hub. Most modern cars use an independent version held against the radiator core. Shop around for one thin enough for your application and fit a manual switch for use if things start to get warm.
  10. The only thing to watch is that the 1926 series shells have a bead all around the rear flange. I think you will find that the high shells without a bracket are 1923 series and otherwise identical to the 1924-25 series.
  11. Thanks - I think that answers my question. With regard to other DB tools I think that if you if you are really keen the ones to find are the specialized workshop tools made by Miller Tool, and Manufacturing Co. I have their catalog (undated) which shows a range of gadgets indispensable to the contemporary DB repairer. Is anyone familiar with these?
  12. Thanks, but nothing here relevant to my question. Does the Dodge Brother's Club publication mention anything about the L prefix to spanner numbers?
  13. For some time I've been collecting every DB tool kit spanner I see. You would be surprised how many turn up for $A1 or less. While I'm familiar with the usual ones (Q6164, 6165 and 1191) with the usual variations of size indications and Moore Forging marks a couple do not conform. These are 1191s (3/4" and 7/8") with an L rather than Q prefix and clearly marked D.B. My question is, are these from the early teens? All the hand books I have are from the 1920s and only mention the Q series of numbers.
  14. A friend of mine needs a 24 inch Dodge Brothers spare tyre mount complete (or even just the circular bit). Can anyone in Australia only help? Please PM me if you have one. Thanks in anticipation.