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busycoupe last won the day on August 8 2021

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    West Boylston, MA
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    48 D24 Business Coupe

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    I have worked on cars on and off for many years. I enjoy learning how things work.
  • Occupation
    High School science teacher (retired)


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    48 D24 Coupe, Eastern NC
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    I also enjoy fixing motorcycles, pinball machines, juke boxes, etc.

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  1. I used a ZoomSpout oiler to put oil into the little tube on the back of the speedometer. That was 10 yeard ago, the needle is bouncing again slightly. Time to crawl ubder the dash again.
  2. A great lobster roll!
  3. My wife and I are taking a brief vacation on Cape Cod. Today we had lunch at a fish restaurant in Yarmouth, MA. They had ris car parked next to the restaurant. It has been repowered, I don't know with what, but when I peeked in the window I could see a modern steering column and a floor shifter for an automatic transmission.
  4. Back in the day when a car wouldn't start we would turn on the headlights then hit the starter. A good battery should crank the engine with the lights only slightly dimming. If the lights go out it is an indication of a dead battery some problem in the battery cables.
  5. Perhaps there is a short in the radio and thatis why the power wire was disconnected. However, as Sniper says if the radio was connected to ignition switch it should not get any power when the switch is off.
  6. Take it to a good hardware store and see if you can match it.
  7. I put lap belts in my Dodge coupe years ago using belts from Julianos hot rod parts. They sell a heavy duty anchor plate with rounded edges to go under the floor. The rounded edges hopefully will keep the plates from cutting the sheet metal floor. So far my seat belts have not been tested and like Sam says I am doing my best to ensure that they aren't.
  8. The fuel pump could be weak. if the tank is more than a quarter full there is enough pressure from the tank to keep the fuel flowing to the pump, if less gas intank the pump cannot pull itthrough the line. Another thing that can cause this problem is a pin hole in the gas line. An old Mustang I had started very hard when I first got it. Once running it was fine. It never leaked gas either. Eventually I replaced the fuel line and discovered that the old line had a pinhole where it went up over the axle. When the car was stopped thefuel would drain out of the line back to the tank and the pump couldn't pull it back over the hump, but once started it would run fine.
  9. thanks for info

    definitely helped

  10. Replacing the motor mounts can cause the shift linkage to bind or not work. If you are having trouble with shifting on your maiden voyage check the shift rod adjustments.
  11. Fuses fatigue over time, especially if they are carrying near their current limit. Did you upgrade the headlight bulbs? Have tail light brake lights been added to the circuit? (cars in the forties only had the trunk mounted lighr for brakes. Many people later added dual contact sockets in the tail lights to add brake lights.) .... Just a couple of things to check.
  12. There is an adjustment procedure in the manual. It is not difficult, I just can't remember the details off hand.
  13. Last week when I saw this post I went right to Amazon and ordered a copy of this book. It arrived today. It is a fascinating book. The author has culled part numbers from many different vintage catalogs from many manufacturers. He only includes part numbers that wil fit 1946-48 D24 models. For example the photo shows part of his listing for National grease and oil seals. The National list is continued at the top of the next page. If you are at a flea market and pick up a National seal in a box with a number you can tell if it wiil fit a D24, and where it will be used. If the National number is not in the field guide the that seal will not fit a D24. If you have a D24 and are going to a flea market for parts this is the book to have.
  14. There was a discussion of this on the forum a fee months ago. Apparently when afluid drive unit developed a leak some owners opted to weld it solid rather than pay to have it repaired. The car could still be driven as a standard 3 speed, but without the benefits of the fluid drive. Try a search for "fluid drive".
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