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  1. Dan, tell us about the flashing map light used to warn that the parking brake is on. My D24 does not have one. How does it work? How about a picture or two? Dave B.
  2. The rear of the head was hotter on my engine than the front or middle of the head, but not as much as you report. Mid head on mine was 170 deg. rear of the head was 190 deg. It is possible that your water distribution tube is partially blocked. However, if the engine runs OK and nothing is above boiling temp then you are probably OK running it.
  3. I think that the red jewel may be a warning light for the parking brake.
  4. It has been ten yrs, but I bought a headliner from Kanter. They were very helpful an sent me some samples to choose from before I bought it. I also bought some extra fabric to have my sunvisors covered to match.
  5. i just found this battery cell tester at a local antique shop. It is a Hoyt model 638. i can't find much about it online, but I suspect it was made in the 1960's. I will probably never use it because modern batteries do not have exposed bus bars, but it is a welcome addition to my collection of garage oddities. I already have several other old cell testers.
  6. I just found PDFs of the complete 1911 edition and the complete 1920 edition online for free. Simply Google Dykes Automotive Encyclopedia. The 1911 edition is listed by Google, the 1920 edition is listd by the Dodge Bros. club. I think that the physical book would be great to thumb through, but the online version offers immediate gratification for zero cost.
  7. I envy all you guys in southern California. You can drive your old cars year round. Here in New England we get about 7 months of driving weather. My Dodge has been in the garage "resting" since Dec 1, except for a brief run on New Years day.
  8. You've made me jealous! Our house has a brick courtyard with a crude fire pit, but right now it is buried under a foot of snow and we are currently enjoying freezing rain! ...... Spring is coming,,, I hope.
  9. it may be the position it sits. It may be something rubbing ... one of the hands, or the escapement wheel, or part of the winding mech. sitting on the bench may allow whatever is rubbing to move slightly thereby removing the rub. I would start by carefully examining the position of the hands.
  10. Could be a way to make my coupe self supporting.
  11. busycoupe

    Steering Box

    Lares will rebuild your steering box. Rock Auto sells the Lares service for $331.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Many English cars were 12V with positve "earth".
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. PT81-Jan, what two part adhesive did you use? was it a type of epoxy? Thanks, Dave
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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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