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    Renfrew Ontario Canada
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    Woodworking. bush work walking
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    1946 Dodge made in Windsor Ontario

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    Retired paramedic
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  • Location
    Renfrew Ontario Canada
  • Interests
    My dodge, walking,snowshoeing , bush work and wood work

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  1. Jack Storage

    I know not and I know I know not what to do with my jack.
  2. This Evening's Cruise...With Running Updates

    That is one nice car
  3. Dim headlights

    Good Question I will be working on my headlight wiring this winter.The wiring is very brittle and cracks when handled.
  4. 48 Desoto Project

    You did a great job ,good for you. Enjoyed the pictures.
  5. Charging problem

    Hi Greg Thank you for your help I did as you suggested and still no peg to full charge . i guess my next step is a trip to a shop to have the generator looked at Thanks to everyone how tried to help
  6. Charging problem

    Hi Greg g . I did the test ,and according to m manual the field terminal on m generator was the thicker of the two. I had no change to the ammeter after attaching the other end of the cable to the bracket that holds the generator and increasing the RPM.I assumed that this was ok as a ground.
  7. Charging problem

    Hi Don I touched field to batt. got a little spark . With everything back together turned on the headlights with the engine running ammeter wet negative and stayed there even as I revved the engine .
  8. Woodgrain Thoughts

    That is really good , same colour as my 48 dodge
  9. Charging problem

    Hi Don My voltage regulator is simular to the ford regulator. Yesterday i thought he jumped from B to A.
  10. Charging problem

    Yes we tested that yesterday i put the headlights on with the motor not running and the ammeter showed negative one bar of centre. Then i started the car and it stayed the same . when I am driving the car with the headlights off the needle stays on centre.
  11. Charging problem

    Hi again I am the owner of a 1948 Canadian built dodge sedan. I have a problem with the charging system. I don't know if its a generator problem or a voltage regulator problem. Last evening was the first time this year that i had to use the headlights. They were quite dim by the time I had travelled the 10 miles to home and today i have been charging my battery. The problem starts in the spring when i had installed the battery wrong. I had made it a negative ground .I drove it like that for a couple of months before being convinced the it should be a positive ground. I was told I would have to re polarize the system . We used a jumper cable at the voltage regulator to accomplish this but the gentleman helping me thought there was a problem because there was very little spark . I had to take his word for this because i am no mechanic , Is there an easy way to check the generator ? Where do i start? I could remove the generator but i am not setup to do a bench test .I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks John
  12. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Great article .My trim and dash all have to be done .I didn't have a clue how to proceed now I do . I thought all examples looked good .
  13. pinion seal

    Thank you I will check into these seals .
  14. pinion seal

    Thank you for replying. I took the differential vent off (it was plugged) cleaned it and replaced it I also cleaned up the gear oil of t he bottom of the car and will be checking to see if its a fix. Thank you once again Just an update ,cleaning the differential seems to have solved the problem.Went for a 25 mile dive with no leakage. Will keep my eye on it . Thanks again John
  15. pinion seal

    Looking for advice on a problem I thought I had dealt with . First a little history about my problem .I had noticed that the pinion seal was leaking while getting my Dodge ready for safety. I ordered a new seal and was having it changed by a qualified mechanic during inspection.after removing the old seal it was noted that the new seal was different that the one that was removed .The shoulder was not as thick . I contacted the good people who had sold me the seal and they confirmed it was the correct seal , so I had the garage install it .Well while fixing my headlight problem I was under the car and noticed that the seal was leaking . I am wondering if the thiner seal is the problem , the pinion spacer may not be doing its job or it may be the wrong seal . I was lead to believe that the seal was the same for multiple years. The car is a 1948 dodge D25. Thanks