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  • Birthday 06/02/1943

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  1. I have restored all of the linkage, clevis connectors, brake linings, and adjusted the linings until they are even and slightly touching the drums evenly yet I have no pedal and very little to no stopping power. What have I done wrong? Also, I have rebuilt the motor, starter, starter switch but cannot get a consistent starting contact. The motor barely turns over and often the contact to the starter doesn't seem to connect. Common problems?
  2. Interesting bits of information coming out of this thread. I have learned a bit more about the radiator and the ways of rebuilding needed to produce a new one. First is that to re-core with the honeycomb style common on these older cars is indeed costly. To properly form and seal one takes time which is expensive. a reproduced hand made honeycomb core can cost upwards of $2500. Then you have to consider the different types of honeycomb patterns which may not be available in my case which is a 6 sided pattern. The old way of sealing the material of the core was to dip both sides in solder. They then have to form the top and sides to fit the outer shell. Other methods can be used as well. Using a round tube core material, flat tube material and even a modern core with an aluminum outer slat that looks like the old style core. Each of these will have a different cooling capability and a different cost. If you are building a show car and need to be authentic then you probably need to pay the price for an original style honeycomb that matches the original pattern of your vehicle. Hopefully I have touched the subject without too much error. The members have provided some very valuable sources to consider. Thanks
  3. Thanks, I had already contacted them , waiting for a reply.
  4. Is there a source for radiator cores for a 1924?
  5. Mine is all brass colored, the background is darker in appearance due to "patina". Love that word!
  6. Does anyone need a good Thunderbolt straight 8 intake and exhaust manifold with the Carter start carb attached?
  7. I have an extra 12 volt starterator if you still need one
  8. I have a complete set of the moldings for a 1941 Packard Clipper. Not certain but I think they would fit other years up to 46? Very good condition
  9. Thank you again. My confusion was that this brass rests directly against the steering column and/or shaft. I was under the impression that " Phenolic" material was a compressed combination of resin , paper or plastic. Since the steering column is metal I failed to find any "Phenolic" content anywhere thus my assumption that I was missing a part.
  10. I really appreciate your help, thank you. But, I still have the same 2 questions. 1. Do I lube the column where it fits into the housing, or polish it up for an electrical contact? 2. What is missing in order to isolate the ring from the rest of the metal column?
  11. I have assembled all the parts that I have acquired so far. I routed new wire from the brass ring ("boss"?) that rests on the shaft and for the pictures, I placed the horn button on the end. The shaft is loose and out of the column in these pictures. I still don't know if I have all the parts and still need to know if the portion of the shaft that is shown just outside the housing needs to be greased or polished. It seems as if it fits against a brass sleeve inside the housing shown in picture 2.
  12. Thanks for the links. I have the diagram in my book but nothing shows how to connect the wire coming up the steering column to the top of the column. I have a brass ring with a hole on the side. Does the wire attach to it? Is that enough? The horn button pointed end would then drop down to contact the center of the steering shaft. Would that be the total setup?
  13. I am putting together the steering column parts on my '24 roadster. When I put the steering shaft down into the column, do I need to grease the top where the shaft fits into the column? Also is there a schematic showing the horn parts and their assembly? Thanks
  14. Are there any Dodge Brothers configurations for the Bauer "Fatman" steering wheel center piece for the 1924 sized column? I have one that fits a Model T if anyone wants to trade for the Dodge size.
  15. Does anyone know if there is a center piece for the Bauer that will fit an early Dodge Brothers steering shaft? I may have to have mine machined but would rather keep it original so it will fit the early Ford it probably came from.
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