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Everything posted by busycoupe

  1. Hood

    The hood hooks onto a lip on the center chrome piece, but it cannot be hooked on from the side. You need to remove the bolts holding center trim piece to the front support above radiator, lift the center chrome piece an inch or so and slide the hood into the groove.
  2. Battery not charging

    Also, as Jerry Roberts mentioned, the generator will not charge the battery at idle. Check your ammeter with the engine running at 750 rpm or higher. If it does, then your charging system is working normally.
  3. Replacement Radiator Cap Source

    I used Rustoleum hammer finish spray paint. It can be applied without a primer and the hammer finish disguise slight irregularities in the surface. I used black, but it comes in several colors.
  4. Replacement Radiator Cap Source

    Your cap appears pretty solid. Why don’t you clean it up on a wire wheel, paint It, and put a new gasket on it. It doesn’t have to hold pressure, the old cooling systems were’nt pressurized.
  5. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    I have bought many parts for my 48 Dodge coupe from the local auto parts store as well as from Rock Auto, Andy Bernbaum, Robert’s Auto parts, etc.
  6. D24

    I seem to remember that when my son and I installed the windshield glass in my D24 we put it in from the outside. We used a stout piece of twine to help pull the rubber around the glass. It is a job that can be done at home, but like installing drywall, or painting windows, it is a job that you get better at with experience. Looking back, I think that I should have let the auto glass shop do it. If you have good glass shop in the area, it may be worthwhile to inquire as to what it would cost to have it installed. ... just my 2 cents worth.
  7. Fuel pump to carb 218

    I am not familiar with poly armor, but if “poly” refers to plastic you may want to be careful if you try to use this as the fuel passes close to the exhaust manifold.
  8. Speedometer Repair Facilities

    I don’t know what you have tried with your speedometer, but some times problems like registering too slow or a bouncing needle can be remedied with a couple of drops of oil in the oil hole behind the speedometer head.
  9. hood bumper diamensions- 1947 P-15

    I bought my car 11 yrs ago. It had only a couple of hood bumpers and they were dried and damaged. I bought new ones from Andy Bernbaum about 10 yrs ago. My car is a 48 D24.
  10. measuring is knowing

    The kind I have used in the US looks like this: Depending on engine compression ratio the pressure should be somewhere between 95 p.s.i. And 120 p.s.i However, it is more important to compare the cylinder pressures to each other. They should not vary by more than 10 p.s.i.
  11. measuring is knowing

    That is an interesting looking compression gauge. Does it record data on the little cards next to it.
  12. Sparkplug wire questions

    Thanks Walt, one picture is worth a thousand words. It is hard to tell, but it looks like the plug wires in the picture are black lacquered cloth covered as you said that yours was. Some of the other details in the picture are interesting also.
  13. Sparkplug wire questions

    My car had ever dry spark plug covers on it when I bought it. I replaced the plugs and wires soon after I bought the car and did not replace the ever dry units because they sew installed under the plugs instead of the compression washer. I thought that it would be better to have a compression washer sealing the plug. So far I have not had a problem with wet plugs, but my car is garaged and seldom is exposed to extremely wet conditions. Here is another ignition wire question: Did our cars come with cloth covered plug wires? I like the look of them and are considering putting on a set. Just wondering, were they original equipment or had the industry changed over to black rubber wires by 1946-48? The wiring harness is cloth covered, what about plug wires?
  14. Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Just curious— Is there any plan to replace the original drive train after the race? It just seems such a shame that a fairly rare unusual car is being altered.
  15. Building a Garage...Input Appreciated

    Apparently not .....
  16. 51 coronet d42 dash refinishing?

    Do a search on this forum for wood grain. There are several excellent threads on the topic including one called “wood grain thoughts” from Sept. about the “Grainit” company products and process.
  17. New Year Resolutions

    I always suspected you were a special agent! ... or a moon shiner...
  18. New Year Resolutions

    I’d like to finish the trunk somehow. It is going to be a big job, because I have a business coupe. When I go to cruise nights people always ask to see the big trunk, but now I have it full of junk; 6 folding chairs, a pop up canopy, a folding hammock and I’m not sure what is under all that. I’d like to something like Bob Toft did with the trunk of his vert.
  19. What does this dash knob do?

    It controls the brightness of the instrument lights. As Don Coatney likes to say, the instrument lights can be either dim or dimmer.
  20. 1947 dodge business coupe

    At the top of this page under the pull down menu labeled “Resources” is a listing for D24 reference information. That should get you started. Dave
  21. 1-2 Shift Clunk

    First gear does not have synchros and will grind unless you are stopped, or nearly so. From your description it sounds like the second gear synchros are worn. You might try double clutching when down shifting from third to second to help line up the synchros for a smoother shift.
  22. Happy Thanksgiving

    HappyThanksgiving! The turkey is just about ready to go into the oven here on the east coast!
  23. 1-2 Shift Clunk

    If you find out how to turn off the automatic hyperlinks please tell everyone how to do it. I think that a lot of us are plagued with them.
  24. 1-2 Shift Clunk

    Is the clutch fully disengaging? It sounds like it may be dragging slightly.
  25. Need a photo or two.

    Which tube are you referring to? The oil pressure line is 3/16 in. Outside diameter. The metal vacuum line coming from my intake manifold is 1/4 inch outside diameter. The rubber vacuum line that goes to the wipersis 1/4 inch inside diameter.