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  1. Hi, Would appreciate a copy too if possible. Thank You, Don. srafalik@nycap.rr.com
  2. Hi, Does someone have a photo of a 1921 DB drag link that connects the steering arm to the left front spindle?. Assuming now I do not have the correct one for the car. The one I have appears to be identical to a Model A ford one. If I attempt to make it fit the internal parts will not work. Are both ends of the correct link the same as a Model A one but I have incorrect innards? One end will fit correctly but the other end will not. Anyone have one for sale?? Thanks.
  3. Great thanks. Someone is trying yo sell a DB steering wheel with 1 keyway.. Yes lur car has the horn button on the drivers door. There were so many parts that are wrong on our Touring I have to question every part we are restoring to be sure we have correct parts. Thanks for the clarification on this. Found out we have the wrong drag link bar for the steering so looking for the correct one also.
  4. Hi, person I was working with still not making wheel available. Is this a 1921 DB wheel? My steering shaft has 2 key ways for wheel to fit over. Is it still for sale? Thanks.
  5. Hi, yes the ends come apart. Adjustable plug on ends then spring and hardened cup. Ball fits in then other hardened cup a spring . Parts I have do not make the ball tight.
  6. Yes! The drag link is hollow with grease fittings at each end. The parts install from the ends. Just do not know if the drag link I have is correct or not. Found a couple more in the back seat along with the one I believe is correct for the Dodge. Will try rare parts as you suggested. Thanks.
  7. Hi, I found a drag link in the back seat of the Touring we are restoring. It is missing the guts on each end. I tried Model A ford parts and they fit in the ends but the springs come up too short. Looks like each end has a different length for the parts to fit in. Is this correct? Also the full length of the link is 27 3/4 inches end to end. Is this the correct one for the 21 touring? Trying to secure parts and want to be sure I am rebuilding it correctly. Looking at a parts book it appears there are long springs on each end and the inside cups have tails that fit into tube to secure it. Than
  8. Looking for the guts for the drag link that connects the left front spindle arm to the steering box arm. Either the complete unit or the innards for both ends. Thankd, Don.
  9. Hi, the drag link is correct for the touring. Well it turns out the drag link had a small chink in it. I was able to straighten it out. The model A drag link parts although fit inside the ends they come up too short for the link so I will have to hunt down the guts for both ends. Thought that was way too easy if they fit. Thanks for the info!!
  10. Hi, Today's challenge is restoring I believe the correct drag link that connects the steering arm to the left front spindle. I found it in the back of the car and it is bare with no parts inside it. I tried Model A ford innards and they look like they fit. Would this be correct Also the hollow link rod is bent a bit near the end of one side. Should the link have a bend from the factory or has someone bent it . Thanks, Don.
  11. Hi, there were 2 sleeve bushings in the lower end. I replaced them..I agree with you that there should either be a lower seal or an end cap. Mine is missing the end cap if that is what should be there. Did not know if something else should slide in there as it is about 1 3/8 inches from the end of the box and where the worm shaft ends.Just a smooth bore where I pushed the new bronze sleeve bushing in. I can machine an aluminum plug to seal it off if that is all that fits there? Thanks.
  12. Hi, I cleaned up the steering box and replaced a few sleeve bearings. It came out great. My question is at the lower end of the steering box I have a hole which I can see the lower end of the steering worm shaft. It is about 1 3/8 inches deep and about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. It is machined out and appears something was once in this hole. I have no idea what fits in here. Does anyone know what is missing on the end?? Thanks Don.
  13. Fantastic, it looks like I have the newer wheel ( 24ish) in cast Aluminum and will need to locate a cast steel one with it attaching on the underside of the round wooden wheel. Contacting a site now to see what they have. O.K. That part of the restoration has been solved again by the forum. Thanks as always Don.
  14. Hi yes I watched his video. My problem is, do I have the correct steering wheel? Is there anybody on this site that has a 1921 and can verify which wheel I am supposed to have. Do not want to restore an incorrect wheel. Thanks.
  15. Hi, Thanks for the replies and appreciate it. My question is if this steering wheel is correct for a 1921 Touring before I invest any time in it. Some thought it was for a later car, Thanks.
  16. Here are a few shots of the wheel in question. Also a shot of the engine installed into the chassis. Please let me know if the photos come out O.K. Don
  17. Hi, O.K. I took some photos and will attempt to post them. I looked up how to do it and I will have to reduce the size of the file so people can see it. What I can tell you it is the steering wheel is 17 inches in diameter, 1 inch wide on top and 7/8 inch on bottom with small circles on bottom to allow a better grip.Wheel is 1 /1/2 inches thick. Hole in center is 865 on top and 875 on bottom so assume a taper with one key. Number on bottom of Aluminum spoke is C-18866 with a square raised box with an S inside it. The spokes are embedded into the center of the wood as you described. The wheel
  18. Hi, Have never posted photos on this site but will try. Tried to pull wheel back in shape with clamps to see if repair is feasible and fell apart!! Maybe not salvageable.Thanks.
  19. Hi, I pulled the steering column assembly out of storage and starting the rebuild on it. My question is the steering wheel. Mine is wood construction and has 4 Aluminum spokes that are buried into the wood wheel. The wood is bad but am going to try and repair it as I cannot hurt it any worse! Do I have the correct steering wheel for this year. The wheel itself is not round and it looks more square from the sides. Tried a search but no definite answers as to being the correct one for this year. Would the spokes remain bare aluminum or painted black as some I see? Again thanks for any help on th
  20. Hi, Went out today and installed 5 quarts of oil in the engine. The rod to indicate the level barley came off the bottom. I pulled up on the rod and it came up easily but settled right back to the bottom. I made sure the engine is level and then added another 1/2 quart of oil. Again the rod barley moved off of the bottom. When I had the motor apart I made sure the float was intact so that cannot be the problem. I measured the rod fully extended from the top of it to where it enters the block. I have 2 1/2 inches of rod. Could it be someone trimmed the end of the rod short and I am not getting
  21. Hi all, O.K. The rain let up for a day finally and got the Dodge Brothers engine in. It took about 2-3 hours to get the damn thing in. You are all correct stating there is little to no room to do this. Never had a motor so difficult to get in!! I had to pull the rear end assembly back by removing the shackle bolts and prying it back far enough with the transmission and large ring that sandwiches between the engine and transmission to allow the engine to clear the front cross member barley. Getting the 2 clutch anti rattle springs were another chore. Even tied string to both to help slide the e
  22. O.K. Great news. This explains the issues I have. Dug thru all the parts left from the storage area after I received this email and low and behold there was the front plate. It was marked as a rear axle plate and was with all the other rear end parts left over from the rear end leftovers!! I discovered I have an incorrect rear end and someone installed a newer unit. If I remember correctly I should have a full floating rear end for 1921 and I have a 1924 one in there. Roy Brister guided me thru the installation back then ( he was a great guy to talk with and miss him!) Guess the person who to
  23. Hi, yes the radiator is off. It is just a chassis. I assume the engine can slide in on an angle as I have the motor sling that hangs on the motor crane that I can crank on a steep angle and guide it in then readjust the motor level with the transmission and clutch assembly then push backwards. How much room is there between the engine and the front cross member when I do this and bolt the engine to the ring and tranny. Assume it will clear the front cross member and drop in place and the tube that inserts into the front cover will then slide right in. Will there be any clearance between the mo
  24. O.K.Great. When I was restoring the oil pan I found a felt gasket attached to the lower lip of the pan and assume it was there to prevent any oil from sloshing forward when you stop. It just pulled out . I cut a new piece of felt from the gasket kit I purchased and slipped it in so the tube can rotate as you stated. Did not know if any other sealing was necessary. The motor is now ready to install. Question is I have the chassis restored with the rear end and transmission installed along with the big support ring installed also with the multi plate clutch installed too. Can I just slide the en
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