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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
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    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

    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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    Wiper Help 46 special deluxe

    If you do have vacuum wipers you can squirt a little oil. Into the vacuum line connection on the motor to lubricate it, then as hs been said, check the connections and vacuum lines.
  9. I had my coupe painted by Maaco ten yrs ago. They sanded it, patched a few small rust spots ( with modern Bondo) primed, color painted and gloss top coat. The result came out well. Several people at shows couldn’t believe that it was done by Maaco. I made a couple of compromises that if I had the money at the time I may have done differently. 1) I did not have it sanded down to bare metal. They sanded it then sprayed it with a filler primer and sanded it again. Now after 10 yrs there are places where little bumps are appearing in the paint. .. probably rust spots coming through. 2). I did not want to take apart the car to paint the interior and door frames etc. the previous owner had the car painted a GM red color and I matched that so that the exterior dry closely matches the door frames, interior of the trunk, etc. the car still looks good. It is a driver. Never was and never will be a show car. My Macao paint job cost just over $3k. I couldn’t see investing thousands of dollars in a paint job on a car that at best is worth less than 10k. Overall I am satisfied with the paint job. You may want to take your car to your local Maaco and see what they say.
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    Tail-light upgrade?

    I, and several other forum members, have replaced the tail light and brake light bulbs with l.e.d. bulbs. 6V positive or universal ground l.e.d. bulbs are available. They make the rear lights much brighter.
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    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    Check the point gap and the timing. Incorrect timing and dwell can cause an engine to run hot.
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    Oil filter canister

    The top nut is usually the head of a long bolt that passes through the center of the filter. It should have a fiber or rubber washer under the head.
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    Electronic ignition

    Why do want to change to electronic ignition? Is the points ignition system giving you trouble? A well adjusted points system should work well for at least 3000 to 5000 miles before needing service. I have had my 48 Dodge for 11 years and drive it 1000 to 1500 miles per year with no problems. I have changed the points and condenser once, about 5 yrs ago.
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    1948 dodge

    The official name is D24 Deluxe 3 Passenger Coupe.
  15. I have tubeless tires on my 1948 Dodge on the original rims. They work fine.

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