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WoodridgeDodge

1930 Dodge DC8 Radiator Cap

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Hi there, I'm a new member to the forums, so this is my first post.

My wife's grandfather purchased a DC8 1960's, because it was just like the one his father owned when he was a child. It has been a work in progress since then. In the last couple years I have begun doing most of the wrenching on it as he is growing less flexible, and I have been honored to help.

While there are still a lot of details to restore, it's very drivable and display worthy. In fact, Memorial Day 2009 was the first time the car was on display since he has owned it! He let me drive it in the local parade. What a blast!

So there's the background.

Here's the first question.

I've done a little looking around on the net, but haven't found any reproductions or replacements for the beauty of a radiator cap that was originally on this car.

Here is an image of what we have with some primer on it.

Know anybody who could fix/remake something like this? Anyone have one?

I'm assuming that most 1930 model year Dodge rad caps would work, is that correct?

Any ideas or guidance would be helpful.

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The gentleman you want to talk to is David Hochhalter of New Era Motors. He is the 1930 DC8 guy. John

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I've posted some photos in my album section here.

Thanks, I'll give John a call.

Is he a member on the forum?

Thanks again.

Ben

I'm John....he is David. He was a member. Have not seen a post from him in a while.

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That is a beutifull car Ben, John is right David is defanitely the most knowledgable, I am surprised that you have been at it this long without speaking with him. He has helped me many times throughout the years with my own car. He is in Orgeon so be aware of the possible time zone difference.

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Hi Ben, Any luck on finding that cap yet? Also, how is your project comming along? My DC8's are still sitting, awaiting time to work on them.

Bob

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THat cap looks much like the one that I bought at the tractor shop for a 9N Ford. I think it was like eight bucks. Might do till the correct one shows up.

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Thats the one John except that the one I bought was painted black. This guy wants 80 bucks for his pitted one and like I said above, for sale at the tractor shop a bunch cheaper.

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