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Having a sign printed up for my 28 standard six to display when I do car shows.

 

Please have a look at this and suggest any edits

 

It will be 18x24 corrugated plastic sign board

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Mind the quality issues, this a cropped screenshot, emailed and uploaded on a cell phone. It is much nicer in full resolution

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Single recommendation.  Unless the original specification for the car had a mix of SI and English units, convert displacement in Liters to Cubic Inches. 

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11 minutes ago, multiscepter said:

Single recommendation.  Unless the original specification for the car had a mix of SI and English units, convert displacement in Liters to Cubic Inches. 

 

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Added brake information. I cannot add anymore lines, it will become too crowded and throw off the balance

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Looks very good.

 

How far away can you read it? How do you plan to mount it? It needs to be high enough and tilted so people don't have to bend down?

 

Will anybody know what a sliding gear transmission is? Or steeldraulic brakes? Hopefully you will be asked! How about "side valve" rather than the colloquial "flat head"? I think I would remove "OF" from each of the first two lines.

 

I would put the model name up at the top, but I do understand how it will upset the balance. As it is, we get to the bottom and then see Standard Six and are left wondering a bit what that is - some kind of industry classification or ...?

 

How will it look in the sun and in other light conditions? Ergonomically, black on white is easier to read but nowhere near as pretty.

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I'd eliminate the compression ration, that's a fairly useless piece of information to the general public.  Weren't Dodge bodies still all steel in 1928?  I'd add that fact, instead.

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1 hour ago, trimacar said:

I'd eliminate the compression ration, that's a fairly useless piece of information to the general public.  Weren't Dodge bodies still all steel in 1928?  I'd add that fact, instead.

 

Yes and no. The floor is wood, the roof is a rubber material. All steel? The framework is all steel and the body panels are not bolted to wood like a model "T" . I thought of changing compression ratio to "hand crank or electric start" but I'm undecided. I'm a mechanic, I like the engine specs most of all!

 

I will change "flat head" to "side valve"

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Maybe total production numbers.

Its easy for the sign makers to make these at any size you want.

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I would change the "flat head" to "L head".

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WPC took control of Dodge Brothers in mid 1928 I think. Perhaps 1 June? I believe the sale and purchase agreement was signed in 1927.

 

It looks like Taylormade is onto it. Use a vector graphics program to make up the logo; I use Inkscape for this purpose. Linework is smooth and not pixellated at any scale.

 

"L-head" is a bit obscure I think.

 

I agree with the all-steel Budd body idea. That is how they were advertised. What other features were hyped up in their advertising of the car? If you want compression ratio, 5.2:1 is enough. It is a nominal figure anyway and the second decimal place is meaningless. Remember, not everyone looking at the sign will be a mechanic.

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Up here in Canada I would always put both English and metric measurements, also imperial and US gallons as well as litres.  Well maybe not.  On further thinking about it I would use the factory numbers.

My sons are 51 and 49.  The older one has no trouble translating English to metric or vice versa in his head but the younger one only learned metric in school.  A gallon or a quart or a cubic inch does not compute in his mind.

In the US of A I personally would use the measurements that WPC used in advertising and operators manual.  That would make it really simple and correct, after all we are talking about 1928.  Let others like my son for example look it up themselves and convert measurements or ask you.

Great looking signs, both of them.

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I think it looks great. Says everything you need to know. Love the outline border. 

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1 hour ago, Spinneyhill said:

 

"L-head" is a bit obscure I think.

 

Maybe obscure, but correct....

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4 hours ago, Taylormade said:

How about this?  PM me and I may be able to help with this.

 

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PM sent. I placed the order earlier today. If I can I will change it to your logo. If not, I'm still happy with the one I did. It was black and white. I added the color to it. It's not 100% correct but neither is my car. Same logo on my motometer so it ties in. 

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4 hours ago, Taylormade said:

How about this?  PM me and I may be able to help with this.

 

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It was actually just an online template for a plastic yard sign from vistaprint.ca the border is nice but beyond what the template offered. I'm sure I could add it if I played around with it enough. I can live with how it is, but really like what you did with it! It was really pretty cheap. If I was having it cast in bronze I would certainly have weighed my options better

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hi is your dodge 1928 the same as this  if you like i can send a badge  photo   send me a email .Kind regards John Schicker from nz  mine is right hand drive  as we drive on the left side iof the highway  and roads

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Flathead 6 is understandable to everyone I know.

Flat, in engine terms, apparently indicates an opposed engine which I learned only recently.

I couldn't figure out what the heck is a FLAT engine....... :wacko:

 

I always called them what they are: opposed

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