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Nigel Bailey

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    1948 Dodge D25 Special Deluxe

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    Interested in most things mechanical. Big fan of 60's/70's motorsport.
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    Queensland, Australia
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    cycling, camping/bushwalking, old cars, reading.

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  1. Ok-I think I've figured it out, thanks to some links on the Forum! I reckon the filler tube has been inserted in the wrong way (180 degrees) around at some point, so that the filler cap opening faces forward instead of back, and a previous owner has simply bodged up a cover over the opening to prevent air being forced down it. I say this because the cap only seems to go on one way-Is this possible? I also can't see any sign of a bracket that might support the top of the tube and attach to the block, but maybe they didn't all have this? I'm assuming the tube is a press fit, and some light taps
  2. Thanks for all the replies and advice!-I think I'll remove the piece and the make sure the cap is faced around the right way. Cheers, Nigel
  3. Hi all, I have attached a pic of my oil filler breather cap (1948 Aussie Dodge D25), which has a piece of sheet metal pop-riveted to one side. I first thought this was some sort of bodged repair, but it looks like there is a properly formed 'cut out' underneath, through which you can see the gauze of the breather. What's going on here? Should the cap be 'solid' all the way around, or does it have a largish cut-out in one side? Secondly, I have recently acquired this vehicle( conventional 3 speed manual, not Fluid Drive), and the clutch is only taking up in the last inch of the peda
  4. Thanks Andy-that '41 coupe looks great! No I don't have the original carb, so once the Dodge arrives I'll see what sort of Stromberg is on it, and how it goes. It's still running the original 6 volt system though. Cheers, Nigel
  5. Hi all, thanks for the advice. Here are a few photos of the car Andy-so I'd say it's an Oz TJ Richards body then. I'm in Brisbane, but the car is currently in Tasmania; it will be delivered up here in c. 3 weeks' time. It has been fitted with some sort of older Stromberg carb (probably from a Holden) since the mid 70's, so one of the first tasks will be to locate the correct Carter carb! Cheers, Nigel
  6. Hi Andy-thanks heaps for the info; I'm coming off a fairly low base with specific knowledge of these cars, so all advice gratefully received! (Didn't know the body was different from US models; just assumed they were assembled in SA from CKD kits). Yes, I do have the Oz specific manual, although it's not as detailed in some places as I'd hoped. Thanks for the offer; at some point I think you'll certainly be receiving a call from me to pick your brains! Cheers,
  7. Hi all, I have just purchased a 1948 Australian-assembled Dodge D25, which I believe is basically a re-badged Plymouth P15, albeit with the 'Canadian' 25" 218 block? My question is: are basic service consumables such as plugs/leads/points/radiator hoses/fan belt etc the same as for the 'American' P15, and will I be right ordering P15 service parts such as these from suppliers in the US? Are there any key differences (apart from the bore and stroke) that I need to be aware of when ordering parts for my D25? This is my first American 'old car' (I have previously run a number of
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