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kridgleyud last won the day on September 24 2017

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About kridgleyud

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday July 18

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    Newark, Delaware
  • Interests
    Cars, Beer, Fishing, Soccer
  • My Project Cars
    1940 Dodge De Luxe Sedan

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  • Biography
    Originally from Germany, grew up mostly in lower Delaware, now I work as an engineer.
  • Occupation
    Mechanical/Biomedical Engineer


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    Newark, DE
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    Cars ... duh, fishing, beer

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  1. Using Engine ID Number to Title Car

    Just saw this thread and thought I would share my experience. I'm in Delaware, so not apples to apples. I bough the car from a fellow in PA, who bought from another fellow in TX. The PA title I got with the car has the serial number on it (located inside the pass. door pillar), but my local DMV would not use it. The car was not drive-able, so when it came time to get my Delaware U-Title, they sent out an employee (inspector, number looker-at-er, i dunno what his title was). But he told me my new title would be using the engine ID and I was surprised, but said that's what DE did. When I asked what to do if I ever replaced the motor, he said to just mount (rivet) a plate on the firewall with the old engine number. Since the original engine was replaced and I'm not usually one to trust a state-workers word, I'm keeping the engine until after my U-title gets converted into a real title and gets it's tags and registration ... just in case!
  2. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    @Tom Nice looking car there! Looks solid. It's starting to get pretty cold out here, but I was able to get the front end done before moving her back into the garage. I'm going to pull the motor next and figure out where this oil is coming from and rest her back in there. I'll do the cam break in on the frame then move onto my planned winter projects. My wiring harness just showed up and I've started looking whats needed to get the gauges restored. Any questions or odds and end parts you need, feel free to ask away. Keep us posted on your progress too! -Kev
  3. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    alright everyone ... was thinking about this all day at work, so crawled under there to take another look. I attached a pic of the rear seal area ... not as wet as I thought, hard to see now where it was coming from. It's soaked up around the starter as i look up into the bellhousing. Is it possible it's not the rear seal or oil pan? Not sure what else could leak back here. Next, I think I'll get a helper to hit the starter for me as I look at where the oil might be coming out from. I was at least able to determine it has the outside the block style seal ... is that really all there is? Or does this have the rope inside as well? 1950 Dodge truck motor, 218.
  4. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    To be safer I used the chassis as the test stand. Burns me up a little to have to backtrack but it's not that bad. Pull motor, bellhousing and clutch back off, drop oil pan then I can tackle the seal. Big bummer is that the clutch disk was exposed to the oil. Not sure if there is a way to save it or if I'll need a new one?
  5. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    was hoping to post some good news ... but I've got a set back ... used an old oil pump with drive gear off to prime the passages, was able to get pressure on the gauge but noticed an oil leak ... dripping from the clutch cover. Was hoping it was the oil pan or something ... well it appears the rear main seal is leaking, flywheel and clutch are all wet with oil. bummer, but it is what it is ... so I'm going to start getting ready to tackle that, motors coming back out.
  6. 1940 Dodge instrument panel

    I'll be following this! I have the same issues with my D14 inst. panel. From what I can gather, the Dodge cluster was only for Dodge, for 1 year and only in the cars. The 1939 Plymouth is close ... but would need to check the spacing of the small to large gauges to verify they fit behind the openings of the dash. @bryan that second link is the cluster from a 1939 dodge
  7. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Hello Folks still following this ... motor was installed Sunday, just getting around to uploading pics to this thread. Couple hiccups but nothing major. this motor has the oil pan sump forward ... so had to remove a steering arm temporarily until I put on the original pan ... need to clean up and paint to match. Hoping the pickup doesn't need to move, but this is doable if needed. She went in pretty easy and looking good. I've got the old oil pump that I knocked the drive gear off of to prime her ... need to work out accelerator linkage, recheck torques, fittings and the static timing and get ready to fire it up. stay tuned.
  8. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    @Bryan Here is a photo of the right angle pump with Langdons Headers.
  9. Oil priming... quick question

    thanks folks. I'm looking at the external tank now and will rather have the insurance than ruining a fresh motor but cutting corners.
  10. Oil priming... quick question

    Folks. I'm going to be priming a rebuilt motor ... Oil pump already installed. I read that the starter can be used to crank motor with plugs out. Can this be done with a 6v starter and 12v battery? Car is going to be 12v long term but I also read that the original starters are OK running 12v if you do not crank them long. Would this put me in the cranking too long range? Thanks all.
  11. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    I was thinking about some high-temp engine clear
  12. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Another bite out of the elephant if you will. Here's where I ended last night .... springs and a arms back on and installed the new caliper mounts, hubs and loose fit the steering. I think I'm going to clear coat the hubs to help keep them beautiful ... this weekend I plan to mount the shock mounts to the frame and set the motor in to start getting her ready to breath life.
  13. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    @Bryan my stock pump fits. If you have the right angle pump with bowl mounted under it mounts ... its tight, but fits. The fuel pumps with the bowls coming out almost parallel to the ground, it will certainly interfere with the exhaust.
  14. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    No show car per-say .... but will be as clean as I can get it as it goes back together. if you start from clean, it'e easier to keep clean! She'll be driven as she should. To shows of course, but also to work and to just get coffee sometimes.
  15. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Hey everyone. Another brief update. If i keep updating, I won't let this stall again! Finished the upper and lower control arms and got them mounted. King pins then the steering knuckles and springs are next ... then it will have everything I place to reconnect steering arms and mount the pickup style shock mounts.