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About bmw2002e3

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  • My Project Cars
    1949 Canadian Dodge


  • Location
    St. Marys Ontario
  • Interests
    Ham radio, Cars, computers. :)
  1. Yeah, It looks like the switch is nearly the same on the later cars. FYI, the key tumbler comes out very easily when you have the keys and the ignition switch in hand. There's a little nib you press to release it. You're in Lethbridge? I lived in Calgary, that's where my car came from. It lived from 1949-2013 in Calgary.
  2. Not at all, it makes the switch hard to install. I think that's a decent solutino, Didn't think of it! Will give that a try.
  3. Hi Everyone, Happy new year. With the ongoing full re-wire of my 1949 Canadian dodge Special deluxe, I came across a weird challenge. The ignition switch has an armoured conduit on the wire that goes to the coil. The little bit I was able to find out about this is that this was an anti-theft thing. Of course the wire is frayed and I'd like to replace it. I can't seem to remove the conduit, does anyone know if it is removable? If not, I'll likely just replace the switch, it is original after all. Images attached.
  4. Brilliant. My father is an engineer, this is how I was taught from a young age. I think its led to most of my success in life.
  5. Its apparently a long block dodge 6 flathead crank. I haven't looked into my parts book yet, I need to prep the car to be moved, so I'll do it when I get back. There's a flywheel and pressure plate in there too.
  6. Well, I'm moving from Alberta to Ontario, so my fellow german car buddies and I got together for a farewell drive into the rocky mountains. I took the dodge just to be contrary. It was sort of a "run what you want" day, so there were some non BMWs there for a change. what fun. Anyway. The trip was great, the 49 handles like an oxcart and scared me through every single turn, but once I got use to it, it wasn't bad. One of my friends looked at the car and said: "Hey, I know your car, it's john's from down the street" Well, there is registration from 1984 in the car with this guy's name on it, I was going to drive it over there in the chance that he's still around. This wasn't the guy I got the car from, but the oldest known owner. Sure enough, The main PO Of my car lives down the street from my buddy. I drove up and his wife comes running out the house "THE CAR'S BACK, THE CAR's back" Long story short, he got the car in 1979, sold it in 2006, i bought it from the guy he sold it to in 2012. Its got a bitching trailer hitch that he put on, and we spent about 3 hours talking etc. He daily drove this car during the summer, just like me, with utter faith it will go anywhere. He towed trailers and crossed the rocky mountains out to vancouver and back "It's slow, but it'll always get there" he said. He takes me to the back yard and goes "Oh, I've got some stuff for you" 2 spare rims, a head, a cam, a crank, a transmission, and a complete flathead if I want it. A sun Visor and fender skirts. He's still digging in the basement for the other stuff. He pointed at the fuel filler and said "I have the stainless trim peice for that" and he goes on and on. I'm laughing. The crowning bit on the cake? A cool magazine which features him and the car in 1984. I know more about the car's history than I ever expected. Things like where the decals on the rear window and dash came from, how fresh the drivetrain is, (20k on that flathead), where the car's been and came from. This kind of stuff almost never happens. Also, a 49 dodge/plymouth special deluxe will hold 3 bails of hay, you take the rear seat out, and put 2 in the back, one in the trunk. Hah. The stories... Its this kinda stuff that makes having these old cars worth it. He's pleased the car is in my hands, and was even doubly pleased when I turned the radio on. It didn't work, I rebuilt it and he was just tickled. Enjoy the pics. I am not driving the car across canada due to time and such. i'm shipping it, but already planning some route 66 trips in the USA. I move on the 25th, so the timing for all this was just perfect. (note, I posted this to the h.a.m.b forum too, in case some of you browse both sites)
  7. Glad to know, I felt out the old girl correctly. Greg, what are you using for a tach?
  8. Was this a hard conversion to go to dual element sockets in the taillights?
  9. Haven't taken a pic yet, however this gentleman shows he ran into the same issue as I did. His pic shows the pump on the right being longer, which is the same as my spare pump, it differs slightly from the original on the car in that there's a threaded tube on the pump instead of the little bolt on thing. Anyway, question answered, the gates pump is the same as the original on my car, so I've ordered that. http://mopar.pairserver.com/p15d24ph_forum/topic/28411-48-desoto-project-thread/page-2
  10. I still need to remove the tape from the for sale sign, and the PO gave me a fresh front grille! And Frankie, that's so true, the 30/40mph speed limit on some of the country roads are perfect for this old girl, I tried our expressway, and although it'll go 70, it kind of feels like abuse!
  11. Hi Mark. I did exactly the same thing. Welcome, from another newcomer.
  12. Thanks guys, I think that may be the answer. I did this like I do my little BMW which has not enough clearance between the fan and rad to get your fingers in there.. The dodge had the clearance so this may be it. I will do some measurements when I remove the old pump as well.
  13. Thanks. I took to driving this car only at night because I found traffic was such a pain. I got into the brakes over winter and ended up redoing them all. Traffic shouldn't be as much an issue. haha. When I move out to ontario I'll be moving to a picturesque little victorian looking town, so lots of pics will be taken.
  14. Hi everyone. Last summer I deviated from the world of vintage BMWs and Mercedes and got my hands on an all original 1949 Canadian model Dodge special deluxe (model d32c). I'm in love. its not nimble, or fast, but its comfortable and has more character than anything. From what I can tell it may not have its original engine, compression and leakdown show this engine is like new, so after replacing the brakes, all rubber lines, some electrical, re-routing the fuel line (vapour lock issues) and just doing general maint work I'm almost ready for summer again. Here's a pic. It has a new grille, which hasn't been installed yet. I'm in Calgary, but moving to the Stratford area in Ontario in July. Its sweet to be driving a *real* piece of automotive history, I'm digging this flathead, what a cool, agricultural engine. (I only say that because I got tune up parts from my friend's tractor store). And it has the 25 inch longer block engine. No idea if its stock Canadian specs or has been bored out. Its painted blue, which I don't think is correct for the engine, and the serial numbers on the engine make no sense. On the vin area on the engine are the numbers 24365 on the left part and 3944c or 8944c on the right side. they are in different fonts... On the head it says (I'll attach pics) 272, and below that 1327337 (i think) Near the front of the head by the timing order it says DPCD in a little logo. Not like your american engines from what i've seen.
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