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sidevalvepete last won the day on May 11 2020

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About sidevalvepete

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    New Zealand
  • Interests
    Family and friends. Old cars
  • My Project Cars
    1938 D9 Dodge Sedan

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  • Biography
    Just gone past three score years
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    Dairy Farmer


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    New Zealand
  • Interests
    Old oil

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  1. Marc. Don't know if this is any help but is a little more info which may or may not be of interest. I had my 38 Dodge reupholstered by an old tradesman locally who does a lot of 20s and 30s work. He gave me the choice of a vinyl, cotton cloth or woollen cloth headliner. He stated that the woollen option was as close to original as was possible to get now. I went with this option and am happy with the result. Not sure whether the woollen option extended to the late 40s though...
  2. I just love learning stuff like this from you folks! Thanks for the post. 😊
  3. Good job done on that vehicle. I remember when most of the cars on our roads down here were similar sized. Through the sixties and early seventies. We had the legacy of import restrictions from the Second World War days that meant most of our vehicles either came from Britain, Australia or were reassembled in local plants that originated from the "home" country. Post war Britain and the austerity that existed for many years saw the production of small, spartan vehicles that were affordable for families. My uncle bought a new Morris 1100 - similar to your Austin - that had Mum and Dad in the b
  4. Below are some pics with a ruler. Should give you enough of an idea. Thought I had a couple more with ruler next to side profile of the 'hook' part. They didn't come out coz my crutch knocked me off balance and I took a few pics of nothing......
  5. Thanks for posting. Interesting information. I have added heater, radio, clock, fog lights and indicators to my 1938 version and will replicate what you have done here to see how it performs when the rebuild is completed. Have also stayed original 6volt system.
  6. Kevin, I have a 38 Dodge D9. Basically the Plymouth body with Dodge trim so probably pretty close to your ride. My trunk is a flatback which shouldn't make any difference. Below are some pics. No measurements to give you yet - might add those later if you need them. Have had a recent hip replacement so not getting to go to the workshop yet......soon though. Mine was missing like yours. Made one up out of two pieces of mild steel. First the bottom flat piece that is bolted to the floor. Then the hook piece. Cut it to rough shape then used bench grinder to tidy it up. Two parts then welded
  7. Love the look of this.....and of course it's functional. Will put it on my bucket list to have a similar one in the workshop next to my old sidevalve 😊
  8. Nice work. Thanks for posting. I think I get more out of seeing work like this where little obstacles are overcome. Relates well to what goes on in my workshop - whether car related or not. πŸ‘
  9. Haha....looks like you have a little still going on thereπŸ˜‚
  10. A full flow system is all about where and how your inlet and outlet for the oil is directed to your filter from the oil pump or the boss that the oil pump is mounted to. Looking at the pictures of your reconditioned block it appears to me that you don't have a full flow system. I tapped into the oil pump and block to get into the oil flow. The tap point from the oil pump is where the oil is pumped into the oil filter ( mine being a small cartridge type that is modern, not period correct ). After filtration it then returns to the block via the tap point in the raised boss that the oil pump is m
  11. Three window models do look great
  12. "No colors anymore, I want them to turn black"....I like your taste. With your ride work and your musicπŸ‘Œ
  13. Yes, no synchro in 1st. But lots of cars and trucks were like that or no synchro at all in the early days. Most of the farm tractors used no synchro boxes too. You generally became skilled at how to move through the gears of your particular vehicle - or you changed the vehicle. Can't remember my grandfather graunching through the gears....doubling the clutch, 'feeling' the gear stick into gear was the way. Engaging reverse needed a standstill position though - with my old Leyland and Massey Ferguson tractors anyway.
  14. Most of us can relate to this fascination with the automobile. Summed up pretty well by the feeling Toad had when an automobile flew past him on the road for the very first time
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