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Everything posted by idrjoe_sandiego

  1. The 1938 Buick is the first to have electric turn signals.
  2. Kevin- nice work so far on your Victory! Quality takes time - hang in there! Maybe when she's finished you could take a test run down the coast to San Diego. MICG- Welcome aboard-nice project for you- You husband is a lucky man to find someone who can take the bull by the horns, so to speak! My mom was a lot like that. She was the pointed-toe getting my Dad out in the garage to finish up the restorations they started. And absolutely, GET THE CD!! JB has poured his heart and soul into research and note-taking to create the masterpiece he presents for only $10. Best ten bucks you'll ever spend if you own a 28-31 Dodge Six.
  3. Dodge KCL - that makes sense as I have ordered two sets of these corners from different vendors. One was made of a cheap rubber and only had a hole in one of the two faces of the "pocket". I thought they just didn't finish it correctly. On the other hand, if you purchase a set from Myers as shown in the picture here, you get a product with a hole pierced through both sides of the "pocket". It looks like these are intended for the rivet head to show no matter which mounting method you employ. By the way, what do you use to bend the tangs on theses critters. Those little buggers seem to resist my efforts to spread them, especially in stainless. I prefer not resorting to some bigger guns which may lead to scratched paint and some &*!?^*% language.
  4. Dave, was this a reprise of the Fast Four engine from 1928 or was this a new re-tooled engine. I had always heard/read (incorrectly) that 1928 was the end of the 4-cyl engines for Dodge Brothers.
  5. I can assure you this is true...I have met the man (Keiser31) in person. He is immortal and timeless. He will dance on all of our graves!
  6. When a front end looks as clean as this one, you know another very nice car just bit the dust.
  7. Phil, you need not worry about compatibility on this item. The switches respond to the increased pressure in your brake line or master cylinder regardless of the vehicle. I have been running these low pressure Accel motorcycle switches in three vehicles for over two years and absolutely no problems. The switch doesn't care what vehicle brake system the pressure comes from. I purchased about six of them and will replace the other vehicles switches as the old "regular pressure" ones fail. The only compatibility issues are the 1/8"NPT fitting and the electrical hookup (terminal style). No worries about 6V vs 12V or pos vs. neg ground.
  8. Phil, I agree, this can be a real problem with infrequent useage- you sometimes really have to apply pressure to get the brake lights to come on. Worse yet, these switches will often stick "ON" leaving you with a dead battery when you return to your car. SOLUTION: I recommend you upgrade your switch to one sold by Harley-Davidson resellers. This is a low-pressure brake light switch. They sell two types depending on the wiring connectors that your car uses. These work very well with DOT5 brake fluid (silicone) as well as DOT3. DOT5 tends to eat brake light switches for lunch, and until I found these replacements, I had many failures. DOT5 is used in Harley-D's cycles as OEM. Make sure you use the good quality ACCEL brand made in USA: http://www.speedsupplies.com/accessorylistingdetailpurch.asp?item=41349
  9. Are you sitting down? Glen Smith in Australia has recasted the pot metal speedo housings see: http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/DOD-049.jpg for only $415.00 AU. Home page for Glen: Welcome
  10. Besides grease, grime, and sometimes paint, yes. "Also any recommendations for gauge, speedo restorations?" What's wrong with yours?
  11. Rbardin- the number you pointed out in your last post is not the correct location of the engine #. The correct location is near the REAR of the engine block on the milled surface for the manifold. If you posted the correct VIN for your car, the engine # will be approx. 18,000 higher. Assuming original engine, of course.
  12. Phil, you must have been a Boy Scout. My capers come in a 64 oz. jar and my escapades, a full gallon jug. I have heard a few times that MMO is relabeled ATF with a higher price tag. It sure looks the same and has the same properties, like freeing up frozen pistons,etc. Anyone heard this? However, a quick look at some MSDS's show that ATF and MMO have some common features, but MMO has mineral spirits (a solvent-See threads on rubber rejuvenation) and some aromatic chemicals (chemicals with a benzene base -an industrial cleaner/solvent). Specifically MMO contains O-dichlorobenzene(used in softening and removing carbon-based contamination on metal surfaces) and p-dichlorobenzene (mothballs). MMO contains mostly something called "Naphthenic hydrocarbons " which is a non-specific way of satisfying an MSDS requirement but not giving up the true ingredients. The "secret squirrel" component, if you will. Other products with this type of designation are used in the machine shop as lubricants, coolants and cutting oils. MMO has a much lower flash point than ATF most likely due to the mineral spirits.
  13. Where did you find the serial #'s you posted? Pictures would help.
  14. Victory 6 Engine # 's range from M-10001 to M-128387, running from 10,000 to 40,000 higher than car serial #.
  15. I'm gonna guess that this is San Francisco circa 1936 from the Brunswick-Balke sign. They were making phonographs there at the time. A guy by the name of John Shelley was launching his political career for the 1938 California Senate. According to a few websites, it just so happens: He was president of the Bakery Wagon Drivers’ Union in the early 1930s, but found time to graduate from San Francisco Law School in 1932. He was elected president of the San Francisco Labor Council in 1937, then launched his successful political career with this 1938 run for the California State Senate. The one picture I did see of him bears some striking resemblance in the facial features but he had a lot less hair (Unless in that picture in the car he was wearing was a rug! ) He later went on to become mayor of San Francisco.
  16. Except for a bunch of old car collectors, who would hide babbit in a bunker? For those who play Jeopardy or trivial pursuit: babbit is made of tin, lead, copper, and antimony-mostly inexpensive base metals.
  17. Step up to the ELE-095 if you really want to see the road. And for others to see you. I run the originals in the DA sedan, and most of the time I feel like I need a match to see if they're lit. I run Halogens in the Phaeton. No doubt, halogens definitely are the ticket. I didn't buy the ELE-095's cause they are pretty pricey. I just hotrodded a new halogen bulb onto an original base. Pretty easy and 1/3 the price. Before you just up and hotrod your headlights, make sure your wiring and sockets are up to the task. I recommend new wiring and use relays. That way you have the minimum current running thru your dash and your lighting switch. Direct the current to where its going to do you the most good, and that is in the halogen bulb itself. I agree, the better condition your reflector is in, the more light you'll get. Make sure you optimize the bulb for the best focus using the adjusting screw at the back of the lamp. This is fairly critical especially if you decide to engineer your own bulbs. A few millimeters one way or the other can greatly enhance (or diminish) your headlight illumination. As for running 12v bulbs on 6v- Sure they will last a long time, but forget it. They are so dim , you might as well turn them off.
  18. So does that mean you really don't want the original prize offered? That's good, 'cause it's a lot cheaper to send warm fuzzies than it is to ship heavy metal! Just out of curiosity Jason, of those 2000 posts, how many of those were "carpet snap" related?!! All kidding aside, no one tries as hard as you and John to help people on this forum and to share your info. A Fourth of July thanks is in order!!
  19. Since Dave didn't take it, it looks like you're the winner Mister 2K. Congratulations.
  20. Rbardin- Welcome to the DB forum. absolutely love your 1937 Diamond T truck. Stunning! If you have any questions about the newest member of your fleet, PM me. I have two 1929 Dodge Brothers DA's, the first cousin to the Victory 6. The two cars have many features in common, starting with the engine and drive train. More similarities than differences for the most part. As you could guess from my name, we are probably pretty close. Joe Jason- to see his pictures, just click on the images "8" located near his name to the left and it will open up the gallery for you to view.
  21. http://www.restorationstuff.com/pdf/RestorationSupplyCompany.pdf Here is the bulb page from the catalog.
  22. My that was a big step up from your earlier ride! And I suppose this is where you celebrated the new arrival... WARNING: thread hijacking in progress...
  23. No wonder you know so much!! About that Conestoga Wagon--Any pictures? or daguerreotypes??!!
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