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Capt Jeff

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  • My Project Cars
    1949 Dodge Special Deluxe


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    Seattle, WA
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    Boats and Cars

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  1. Thank you very much for the info. I will take it somewhere.
  2. Good evening all, After 5 straight weekends, I got the old girl completely rewired, bumper to bumper. Good way to learn the electrical side of things. I have a lot of 12gauge wire left over if anyone is interested. I have 10 different colors on spools, approx 25-30ft left on each spool. I will sell cheap, and you pay shipping as they are still heavy. Onto my next issue, the clutch. I have to release the pedal until it is almost fully out for it to shutter and go forward. I just have a standard garage with no lift. A nice jack and some jack stands. How easy/moderate/h
  3. Hey all, thanks for the replies. I have been away from my computer for a bit. It was the starter. Got her running, went around the block, then shut her down until I can get some new wires in her.
  4. Thank you all for your input. The rewire is going to happen, sooner than later. My biggest concern right now is the starter still running after I turn off the key. The starter solenoid that was installed was a NAPA ST62. Maybe it was 12v and not 6V? I am going to swap that out first. Are there relays inside of the ignition switch, or is it a "dumb" switch? The tumbler is very loose when you put the key in, hence ordering a new tumbler with matching door locks. The starter is new a definitely a 6V unit. What am I missing? I will pull the dash apart today and look at wiring on back of ignition s
  5. Good evening folks, So I received a new starter, and tossed it in. Prior to the starter, I put in a new battery and a starter solenoid. The previous owner had replaced the voltage regulator and had the generator rebuilt. So everything should be good, but... I go to crank her over for the first time since I have owned it. When we did the trade, she had a dead battery, and then to find out a bad starter. It was probably just the bendex spring, but as mentioned in earlier thread, I have very limited time right now to get her back on the road. So she cranked a few time
  6. Thanks Knckleharley. I had a spare everything for my Model A that I traded for the Dodge. Gave all the spares along with the car.
  7. Thanks for the replies. I work out of town during the week, and only home on weekends. I found a starter locally to have in hand, if when I pull off the original, it is worn. This project is going to be bigger than I thought. I was just forwarded a mechanics report from previous owner telling me to rewire as the car is a fire hazard.
  8. Hello all, I recently traded a 1931 Ford Model A for a 1949 Dodge Special Deluxe. After sorting out some battery issues, I found that when you hit the starter, you can hear it spin. It never engages. I have been searching forever for a replacement starter (MCH-6101 or 6201) and was surprised on the cost. Is there a rebuild kit I can try first? Motor runs just fine. Seems maybe a spring or shaft is not sending the bender out? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Thanks to all that commented. I am sure I will have more questions, and will submit then. I am trading my 31 Ford Model A slant Window for this 49 Plodge. I'm looking forward to the changes for sure.
  10. This is great info Andydodge! Thank you very much.
  11. Good day all. I am in the process of a trade for a 1949 Dodge Special Deluxe. I am told it is a Canadian build. I am trying to research parts and such for it but have no idea what model it is. Is it safe to say it is a D32? I am looking forward to being a part of the group once I get the car at the end of the month. Everywhere I look online, it does not even register a 49 Dodge Special Deluxe.
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