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busycoupe last won the day on July 16 2017

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About busycoupe

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    West Boylston, MA
  • My Project Cars
    48 D24 Business Coupe

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  • Biography
    I have worked on cars on and off for many years. I enjoy learning how things work.
  • Occupation
    High School science teacher (retired)


  • Location
    48 D24 Coupe, Eastern NC
  • Interests
    I also enjoy fixing motorcycles, pinball machines, juke boxes, etc.

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  1. busycoupe

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    A lot of the early small outboards were air cooled. You can see some cooling fins just under the head housing. .. i don't know how they would stop it though.
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    Heater Options on a D24 Sedan

    yes! i believe that any heater was an option on a D24, but the simple "Comfort Master" installed on the passenger side was the least expensive, and likely most common. Many of the upscale custom models were fitted with dual heaters.
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    Horn Relay or Switch

    Thanks, great diagram.
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    Happy New Years...

    First ride of 2019! It is unusually warm today in Massachusetts, 52 deg. and heavy rain last night washed the salt off of the roads; so i woke up the Dodge and took a short ride. great way to start the New Year.
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    Knocking under car during deceleration

    is one of the rear engine/transmission mounts weak, or failing? A deteriorated mount could allow the engine to move and bang against the mount on decelleration. .... Something to check...
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    1940 Radiator aftermarket adapted?

    Thanks, my radiator core has several spots that weep slowly. i will check it when the weather warms up and if they get worse I will try your repair method.
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    1940 Radiator aftermarket adapted?

    PT81-Jan, what two part adhesive did you use? was it a type of epoxy? Thanks, Dave
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    6v stereo wizardry

    Check out www.classiccarstereos.com on their assesories page they list 6 to 12 volt inverters for $53.95. They are low wattage, but i am using one in my car to power a modern Sony radio with a CD player. it would certainly charge a small speaker.
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    230 plymouth

    Yes, several of the manifold studs go into the water jacket. When you get replace them you should use some kind of sealer on the threads. Also, it is good practice to replace the studs with new ones. Several suppliers sell complete sets with the proper washers and nuts.
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    Lost A Good Man

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. After following his and Cooper’s adventures in the Wayback machine for over 10 yrs. I feel that I have lost a good friend. Thoughts and prayers to his family at this difficult time. Dave Boston
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    Bob Drown

    Sad news! I have corresponded with Bob many times over the years. He once sent me a coffee mug with a picture of my Dodge that I had posted on the forum. Although we have never met I consider Bob a good friend.
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    Trunk Weatherstripping

    By trunk rail do you mean the channel in the body, or on the lid?
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    The purple people eater is slowly disintegrating

    About 5 yrs ago my wife and I were driving with a group of 4 or 5 other couples out. For an afternoon lunch in our old cars. Suddenly I heard an odd noise and looked in the rear view mirror in time to see a hub cap spin off into the weeds on the side of the road. I couldn’t stop quick because of our group caravan, but made careful note of where we were on the road. When we got to our lunch stop I discovered that the steel inner hubcap was still on the car. Only the stainless steel skin had come off. Later, after we had returned home, I went back and found the hubcap skin about 50 ft off the road in some trees. I later epoxied the skin back in place. It has been on the car ever since.
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    Trunk Weatherstripping

    On the. Late 40’s cars I believe that the weatherstripping is attached to the trunk lid. This leaves the channel in the body open to drain water. Perhaps someone with a pre-war car will chime in with what is correct on a 1939 car.
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    Teaching my grandson to drive a stick

    Sounds like me trying to tell the young guy at the local State inspection station how to drive my D24 coupe into the inspection bay.😳

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