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1924 Dodge Four tourer
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: 1924 Dodge Four tourer Reply with quote

Given that things weren't progressing much with a few of my projects, I decided to replace some of them with one, older, car, that hopefully won't require too much fettling to get on the road.

I went to view it last week and did the deal (which is where these photos were taken), and it arrived home yesterday.

Jobs to do include fixing a leaky water pump, and fix the leaky exhaust, plus sort out some wiring gremlins and give it a general checking over, replace oils etc etc.





The engine is a 3.5 litre four-cylinder with magneto ignition, coupled to a three speed gearbox.

RJ
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Jason



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice motor rick.....when I saw the thread title, I thought you'd bought another van Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great buy and a nice mate for Bess! Very Happy
What are you going to name this one?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I Popped in on Rick this afternoon on my way home, got to say I think he has done the right thing, in getting a very usable, lovely old motorcar. Just a bit Jealous that's all! Smile

Stuchamp, I thought the other night Rick better watch the motorcar and Bess don't start Reproducing, could be tight on space before long....

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So instead of having lots of projects, you've consolidated them into one easy-to-manage project. Sounds like an advert for a loan shark. Looks in pretty good condition though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeEdwards wrote:
So instead of having lots of projects, you've consolidated them into one easy-to-manage project. Sounds like an advert for a loan shark. Looks in pretty good condition though.


I consolidated some of the projects into one yes. I think it was restored maybe 15-20 years ago, and has mellowed down so has a decent amount of "patina" to it now. Not too scruffy, not too sparkly either, just right for me Smile

The tyres want changing (it comes with a new set), so I need to investigate rim spreaders, or options for making one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice purchase Rick, and good thinking!!
I'm not seeing you enjoying it much this summer though with that awful weather!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
Nice purchase Rick, and good thinking!!
I'm not seeing you enjoying it much this summer though with that awful weather!!


Yes today the weather has reverted to its usual wet self, after a day or two of almost dry weather Shocked

Has anyone here experience of using rim spreaders to ease the replacement of tyres, on this type of rim? I've seen references to them on other forums, US mainly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very tasty Very Happy Very Happy

Sorry not had any experience of rim splitters, ....... looking at the wheels, the rears seem to attach to the drums but the front don't? or have you taken some front bolts off?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The front don't have brakes on them Dave.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzy bee wrote:
The front don't have brakes on them Dave.



Ahhh....that would be exciting on something like Rhuallt Hill Razz Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, I am sure that 12 months or so back (maybe longer) someone posted a photo on here of a tool for split rims, wondering what it was. I replied with photos of how they are used.

The proper tool has two functions. After removing the rim from the wheel, the grips on the end of the tool arms hold the edge of the rim bead. First check because rims usually have some sort of locking device at the split. Once the lock is clear, the tool will then contract the rim to allow the tyre and tube to be drawn off.

To reinstall the tyre and tube. the tool is used to effectively push the rim back into shape inside the tyre, and allow the latch to be set again, then the assembly can be re-mounted on the wheel.

Quite often, the removal process can be done without a tool simply by gently levering the rim near the join until it starts to spring apart. Reassembly can be achieved by cutting two pieces of wood into arc shapes (flat on one side). the arc diameter should be a very close fit to the inside of the rim. With the tyre in place, one piece of wood is set with a jack on it, and the top of the jack pressing on the other wood on the opposite side of the rim. Gentle jack pressure will then get the rim to close up and allow for it to be latched.

I am afraid that I have only performed this task a few times, and that was about 45 years ago.

I hope that is of help. If I can find some more exact information and photos, I'll pass them along.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the link that I mentioned-

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11126&highlight=wheel+tool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you are, Rick. I located a discussion on split rims, and this also mentions the jack and wooden clock method.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/174490.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, thanks for that Dane. Thanks also for reminding about the previous thread on here, I'd forgotten about that Smile

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