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Patrick De

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  • Birthday 04/15/1964

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    Classic cars, youngtimers and sports cars.
    Now also into American prewar cars.
  • My Project Cars
    1933 Dodge Six Convertible Coupe
    1933 Dodge Six Roadster
    1937 Plymouth P4 Deluxe Convertible
    1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide

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    Born in 1964, happy married for 25 years, 3 sons, cardealer since +30 years.
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    passionated motorist & mechanic

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  1. Anyone wit experience in low pressurizing the cooling system? Have read this post from a guy: "Always had trouble with radiator sealing and overflowing onto bonnet ... Sealed the inside of the neck to allow normal fitting of mascot and filler neck added to inside of engine bay as on 35 Plymouths ... low pressure cap { 4 lb.} and overflow tank . Been thinking of doing that for years, so had it done while the radiator was out"
  2. Hi all, sorry we were gone! Like Greg G wrote, our engine build is online. The chassis job is not (it's a race...). But the work on the body, the assembling, and other information is on: https://www.facebook.com/BelgianDodgeBrothers
  3. Hi all, I have an early 1933 Dodge Six with TJ Richards body, I want to prepare to compete in the 2019 Peking to Paris rally, the world's most demanding transcontinental motor challenge - 7610 miles across the globe. Does anybody know the production numbers on this model? All information is wellcome. E.g. 17" wheels vs 16" on US versions? We're looking to make a RHD to LHD conversion and to put a T5 gearbox in it. Can anybody tell me if this export version has a standard Dodge chassis? I'm told some are on Plymouth chassis apperently. The windshield frame is much lower than a US version. Is this typical TJR? Are there pictures of similar roadsters? My windshield is in bad condition and I think they have messed around with the wiper installation. Thanks!
  4. Thanks Andy. Any idea where I can find a good block and steeringbox? Regards, Patrick
  5. Hi Bryan, thanks for the advise! The rules don't allow any motor, it has to be the same type of engine. Improving it is allowed in order to 'race' about 7 to 9 hours a day. I'm looking for torque and HP at low rpm. My biggest problem is where to find a good engine. Doesn't need to be overhauled as we want to do it ourselves.
  6. Hi, I have a 1933 Dodge six roadster with a lightweight T.J. Richards body with the intention to drive and finish the 2019 Peking to Paris endurance rally. The actual engine is worn and underpowered for this job, so I'm looking for a later, more powerful and reliable flathead 6. As with this T.J.R. body, there is place enough to put in the 25" long block without big modifications. Is there a big difference in power and in technical setup between a 230 and 251, apart from the cu inches? Can somebody tell me where I can find a good post war long block? Here in Europe I can only find T214 engines and very few results on Ebay Thanks in advance, Kind regards, Patrick.
  7. Hi, I start to prepare my 1933 Dodge 6 roadster for the 2019 Peking to Paris rally. Could you sent me the full article please? This 265 flathead six is the best option to put into my Dodge I suppose? Regards Patrick
  8. I have found a "1933-1938 Plymouth Carter Carburetor *Remanufactured, Our Part No. 12-117N" at Carburetor center https://www.carburetorcenter.com/ Will arrive next week. Looking forward to it. Thanks to all for the help and information. Regards, Patrick
  9. Anybody an idea where I could find a Carter 439s or 420s? Apparently a good alternative.
  10. Hi Rich, these pictures were before the rebuilt with the right carb repairset I got from Bernbaum. We fully cleaned it before. Corosion made it porous. Apperently no good carb even when new.
  11. The corrosion on the upper part made the material porous so it leaks on several places.
  12. Who can help me please with a good carburetor for my just bought 1937 Plymouth P4? A carb repairset (C6F5 - from Bernbaum) did not help and they don't have another. Here in Europe nobody can help me. Thanks in advance, Patrick
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