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  1. I know this is going to upset some people, but the scenario by Walt G is what is going to get us kicked off the highway. Tours should have written instructions, everyone participating should get them and people should be allowed to leave on their own and not have to follow anyone. If one and 2 cylinder car tours can do this why do others have a problem, especially with cell phones and GPS available? Have a trouble truck follow at a distance or later time. If someone has a mechanical failure, not everyone needs to pull off. A thumbs up for OK or repairable allows people to go on, a thumbs down indicates a trouble truck is needed. A little courtesy on our part will help. We may have a privilage to be on the road but it is becoming increasingly a possibility of legislation off the road. In the state of MD already it is regulated that if your car cannot exceed the posted speed limit by 5mph than it should not be on that road. Rob
  2. West, Check out 28-29 Essex, I believe they mount the same, used a Parabeam lens, may have still been nickle. Rob
  3. Definitely not DB 26, I don't remember the 27 but it is universal enough to fit most any application with a bayonet clip of that dimension. Wish I needed one. Rob
  4. Bob, yes the chassis is done, found a fully restored drive line including frame and bought it. This frame is amazing, very well done and very accurate. Found another cowl section, we took the top windshield section off the old cowl and welded it on the replacement cowl. This was done originally in production. The car was a restored vehicle, went thru a garage fire, and not only was there fire/heat damage, the building collapsed on it and crushed everything. We are able to reuse the inner structure of the body and will be making a new outer skin on most of it. I am waiting to finish up the 31 project before continuing on the 33 project. Thanks for the interest. Rob
  5. Car pictured is mine, it is a 33 CT conv sedan and qualifies me as nuts, stupid or both. Major job, but atleast i am saving one from the scrap or street rod. Bill that 30 Chrysler in the door is a CJ Sport Coupe. Also working on a 31 CD 3rd series Royal 5pass Coupe that was seen on this sight a few years back. That car is now in color and will be going back on the frame sometime this summer. Photos will be forthcoming. Another major job but worth the effort. I must be crazy........Rob
  6. Babcock was in bad shape in 26, they were out of business in July of 28, I have a Babcock body on my 28 Chrysler 62. The museum in Watertown has very little automotive information from Babcock during the automotive age as it had been reorganized in the early 20's. They have quite a bit of info on the horse drawn age but virtually nothing on the automotive. I do have a sales brochure from that era featuring a Dodge. PM me and I will send you a copy. For history Doug (nearchoclatetown) is correct, that is a wonderful site. Rob
  7. Check with Antique Auto Top Hardware, he has a sight on the web and this will get you there. Nice gentleman and his products are excellent. Rob
  8. Kudos to Doug and Steve and all those that contributed display items. The DBC has set a new standard for displays and everyone that wants to future display their club or is a DB enthusiast should be sure to see this display before it ends. Rob
  9. Hi, I am displaying a 1935 Dodge DU with a TJ RIchards Pheaton body and would like to know what price this car would have sold for originally in Australia. I have found nothing on online and thought it would be interesting. American cars sold for $645 for the 2dr to $995 for the limosene or 7pass. Any of our Austrailan friends able to help on this? Thanks Rob
  10. Timing according to the Owners Manual is done off of number 6 Cylinder. Remove your valve covers, bring it up to top dead center on either number one or 6, check your valve tappets, when number 6 is in place correctly the valve lifters will be loose, you now have it timed. You can do it on number 1 but check with the firing order and bring up number 6 to confirm your settings. Obviously set your timing marks according to information Sasha presented. Then make sure on your distributor that the spark when retarded is on pointing on the number 6 lug of the distributor cap. I seldom have success getting hte plug out of the head if it has not been removed for a number of years. Rob
  11. According to a well informed gentleman who was deeply involved at Chrysler in the engineering dept., Chrysler did not have an engineering code for any engine color. What was in the vat was painted on the engine. Basically if your engine was red, a good color would not be a Chevy red or orange but a nice rich red. If as Kaiser points out your engine is supposed to be black with a silver head than the Hirsch colors are fine.
  12. I would be interested in the taillamp you have when you find a correct one. I have none of those left now. That lamp on you car is 26-27 Imperial. Rob you can pm me
  13. This appears to be a 31. They make very nice cars, well built and well engineered. Rob
  14. That looks like a windshield wiper vacuum control switch. It should be mounted vertically under the dash in a hole on the left lower side of the instrument panel. Some cars (28 particularly) the mount in the center of the instrument panel cluster, lower between the choke and manifold heater knobs. Rob
  15. I have some 33 CO engines complete. 34 is not the same but this will be closer for you. If interested, Rob 240-344-2922