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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

    Hood latch spring 1947 dodge

    It is impossible to get a good picture. The spring on my 48 Dodge goes from the cable end to a little hook in the sheet metal up under the top lip o the fender. The hook is 4 inches back from the fender bolt near the front hood latch.
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    Tie Rod ends

    I don't know about the tie rods, but I am pretty sure that the wire coming out of the steering box is for the horn. It should go to the horn relay.
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    48 Plymouth vacuum wiper motor removal

    I freed up the vacuum wiper moter in my 48 Dodge by squirting a little light weight oil into the vacuum tube going to the motor without taking the motor out. I did this 3 yrs. ago and it has been fine since.
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    Many English cars were 12V with positve "earth".
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    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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