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About Andydodge

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    South Grafton Australia
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    cars
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    1940 Dodge sedan have had since 1971, also have had 1939 Plymouth Roadster Ute,1941 Plymouth Coupe, 1948 Chrysler Windsor, 1968 Dodge Phoenix & 1973 Valiant Wagon

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    63 yrs old
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    between jobs, was book & hobby shop owner

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  1. Gabbe.........I'm a hotrodder so have never been particularly worried whether what I used was original or not and I have a stock shape but 1" thick sway bar that I had bent up 40 yrs ago and chromed(I'm a hotrodder.......lol)......I replaced the bushes that I had used recently and found some aftermarket bushes to suit some late model car that work fine..........I took the old bushes to a spare parts place and they measured the O.D. and overall shape and compared this measurement to what the "book" listed with that 1" I.D. and came up with these red bushes.........they were about $20.00 the pair..............andyd
  2. Mines not so much as hidden but I found a modern radio that had some chrome and silver highlights that blend a bit into the centre dash grille piece and as I had a spare one I gentley cut it enough so that the radio fitted , the rest of the dash is stock, albeit RHD........
  3. Plymouthy........that trunk lid is like the body, the same used 1939 to 1948 on the Oz built bodies, also notice the external door hinges both distinctive features of the Oz body shell......andyd
  4. Whilst these were used with the Langdon HEI dissy as far as I remember they would have been compatible with the stock style dissy, and being red they increased the varoom...........lol....andyd
  5. I've had my car since 1971, I originally was going to use it for parts for the 1940 Oz Dodge Coupe I had but as it was too good and complete I decided to restore the sedan first.........had the engine rebuilt, gearbox, diff & brakes, taught myself to oxy weld and replaced the front & rear of both rockers and the middle, parts of the rear doglegs, bottom of both cowls and the rear beaver panel..........when I replaced the bottom of the rockers I welded bolts in so I could easily attach the running boards...also left 1" diameter holes about 12" front either end of the top of the rocker so I could pour/spray fishoil in to each rocker and used a rubber plug to seal it.........the "rebuilt" engine **** itself after the 1973 ASRF Nats so I decided to hot rod it and I installed a 313 Poly/Torqueflite from a 1962 AP3 Royal, P76 discs, 1800 rack & pinion, EA Falcon wagon rear axle, etc, etc.......have attached a couple of pics..........your car looks like a good car, curious about the Falcon 6 install.........got any pics?........call me any time on 02 6642 5963.....Andyd
  6. Welcome aboard, these guys know their stuff..........is your car an Oz build or fully imported?................easy way to tell is does it have a TJ Richards ID plate on the firewall?...if so its an Oz build car as TJ's were the body builders/assemblers in Adelaide.......also does it have external front door hinges?.....this is an easily identifiable Richards body ID......the Oz body shells were essentially the same from 1939 through to 1948.........I have an Oz 1940 D15 Dodge...........anyway, where are you in Oz?..............I am in sunny South Grafton NSW nth coast........got any pics of your car?..........and finally the chance that there are any rocker panels or indeed ANY NOS replacement body parts for an Oz build car is extremely remote tho' some US sourced parts "may" fit with some work.............regards, Andy Douglas
  7. And for what its worth the RHD floor is the same, even down to the battery under the USA drivers side(our passenger side).........I know that the floors are the sameLHD/RHD as I recently installed a sound deadener..........had some pics but they have dissappeared up the either.............andyd
  8. As a general rule 2 & 4 sedans and coupes use the same floor pan and rockers although the door gap distance will be longer in the coupe & 2 dr sedan than the 4dr front door opening........Dieseldad, for what you want a coupe floor area should be the same.........andyd
  9. Welcome aboard from Oz..........as it should have the Dodge/Plymouth 23" long engine hop up parts are available.......a few yrs ago i was going to install a hopped up 230 cube 23" ex airport tug engine in the 41 Plymouth I had.......for various reasons I sold the car & engine but the attached pic is how it was going to look , it had an Edgy finned head from the USA, Offy intake, a split pair of stock mopar exhaust manifolds and a few other things.........I installed a HEI dissy from Stovebolt Engineering and a Beehive oil filter on the stock 1941 engine but would have swapped these onto the 230 when installed..........these engines will never be a high rpm engine but a low restriction exhaust , a extra carby and a few thou milled off the cylinder head will wake them up & keep the smile on your face..........andyd
  10. Pete........thats some real nice woodgraining......whoever did that did a fine job.......as for the yanks commenting about the variations that mother mopar inflicted on the non US market, my 1940 Oz assembled & made Dodge is a classic case............Plymouth chassis, Oz made body shell in the Plymouth vein with Plymouth fenders, hood, head & tailights, bumpers & steering wheel but Dodge badges, grille and dash and other odds & sods........as far as I'm concerned its a Dodge as yours is......nice body colour also..........andyd
  11. Pete, welcome aboard, these guys know their stuff.........pics........we all love pics..............regards, andyd
  12. I found the "Best" brand gasket set to be quite good, as for where in the Us to purchase it try direct to that company........as for re surfacing the manifold if you have access to somewhere with a surface grinder then maybe get them skimmed a bit.......enough just to true them up is all they need......if nowhere local available then maybe get a nice, new, broad flat bastard file and have at it yourself.............done carefully it should be fine..............andyd
  13. I can't help with casting numbers but I know for certain that there are at least 3 different exhaust manifolds used on cars for the 23" engine, each have a different spot where the outlet dumps, one is in front of the central heat riser, another behind the heat riser and the 3rd I am aware of is at cylinder # 7, lol.......my 41 Plymouth coupe used # 2 manifold so I found an extra one of them and another of the 1st style, cut off the front & back portions & had them welded by a local blacksmith giving me a pair of split exhaust manifolds.............dunno if any of this useless info helps...........lol.......regards from Oztralia............andyd
  14. That ain't an original water tube..............lol..............I'd still buy a lottery ticket.............the only tube I'd put back in an engine would be one made from brass, copper or maybe stainless steel...........you done good.................andyd
  15. One of the few benefits of a RHD car was the less cluttered accelerator linkage that came straight up from underneath the pedal to a small bellcrank beside the carby, whilst this pic shows the Oz GM Holden sourced single barrel Stromberg that is/was a common replacement for the stock Carter carby the linkage was essentially the same..........note there nothing going across the top of the engine apart from plug wires..........and that cable system is nice & neat..........andyd
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