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1924 Dodge Four tourer
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A local test drive, which became a school run as I was nearby, completed aok this afternoon. Should be out again later for an hour or so, for the local pub meet.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dodge has been out and about a few times recently, as mentioned it went to the VSCC meet last Thursday evening.



Then yesterday transported junior and I out to spectate at the local cycle ride. While waiting for the entrants to pedal into view, the opportunity for a few photos was taken Smile








In the afternoon, we drove over to the local old-car garage for a chinwag.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Sunday the old Dodge transported the three of us to Kelsall for the vintage rally. It was a baking hot day, so a good test of the car's cooling system. Mid-way through the day we raised the hood (roof), just to get some shade Smile Smile

Buzzy was spotted on a couple of occasions, did anyone else here go?




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All ready for this evening's VSCC meeting, the tourer is also booked in to junior's school summer fair over the weekend.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably only of interest to me Very Happy, but this Youtube vid I found covers the formative years of the Dodge Brothers car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-faApS7x5Fk

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I've already posted this link or not, but this is the sales vid for my car when it was still in Oz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0SrJd79dNU

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those clips, Rick. Very interesting to see the Dodge before you got it. Pity that the filmer/driver did not seem to be very familiar with the car and how to drive it.

The Dodge history one is also interesting. The story of the Brothers and Ford is a little different from the story told looking at it from the Ford side, but then it is an advertising film really.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dodge has had quite a few runs out throughout the season, latest trip was today on the school run. On the way back, a chap in his early-30s Riley tourer let on.

There are a few minor jobs planned for the winter, nothing earth-shattering just attending to a few leaks and so on. The gearbox is a little vocal in the lower two ratios, but I can live with that for now. Ideally, I'd find a spare 'box and get that rebuilt, then swap it over a weekend, but that idea depends on sourcing another complete unit first.

Next trip out should be to a local lakeside gathering on Sunday, weather and technology permitting.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday's Dearnford Lake meeting was probably the final event of the year for the Dodge. A clear and bright day, the drive over was very chilly indeed. So much so that junior was parcelled into the warmth and comfort of dad's VdP Princess 1300, while 'erindoors made her own way over.



At 11am, many of the entrants headed off for a local road run to another venue, while the rest of us headed back to our respective bases.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dodge hadn't been out since the Dearnford Lake meeting, so it was dusted down and used for this afternoon's school run. The drive went without a hitch, although it's getting quite chilly now for open-top motoring - not that I have any plans for raising the hood just yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hood should remain in the folded position at all times unless it is either pouring with rain, or the outside temperature is in excess of 40 degrees C. !!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh bu**er.

This morning junior and I popped out in the direction of town to collect some fuel for the mower. Alas, nearing our destination, there was an almighty bang from under the bonnet, followed by steam pouring out from many places.

It happened at the exact same place as a rear halfshaft let go on the '34 Minor I used to own, a few years ago.

Perhaps through fatigue, one of the fan blades decided to make a bid for freedom, impaling itself into the side of the rad. Out of balance, the remaining blades must have flailed around somewhat, bashing themselves on the front end of the block and then mashing themselves into the radiator core, with predictable results Sad



An obliging lady allowed me to park up outside her house, while I used her phone to contact base camp for a ride home. The Dodge was left for a while, until I returned with the trusty A-frame and towed the injured machine back home.

I'll have to find a replacement fan assembly somewhere, and also have the rad re-cored. Fortunately the core isn't a honeycomb, so it'll just be expensive as opposed to very expensive.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops!
Just as well it was fairly local eh.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevin2306 wrote:
Oops!
Just as well it was fairly local eh.

Kev


Only about 5 miles or so, plus we were lucky in that it didn't part company while the engine was running, with the bonnet raised, a little earlier ...

Anyway, the bonnet, rad and surround have been removed now, pending surgery.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to hear your news Rick. I guess you'll not be too keen to drive past the fateful spot in future! Wink

On the bright side, it did result in a very dramatic photo.

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