National DeSoto Club Forum - Recent Posts https://desoto.org/community/ Discussion Board en-US Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:33:40 +0000 wpForo 60 Went to the American on Wheels Car Museum in Allentown PA. https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/what-did-you-do-with-your-desoto-today/#post-12101 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:43:40 +0000 Jackie and I visited the America on Wheels car museum in Allentown a couple of days ago.  In one of there exhibit rooms they have a Neon Desoto dealership sign that was working.  I took a picture of the sign  and will post it here.

 

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RE: Best Antique Car Insurance https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/best-antique-car-insurance/#post-12100 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:26:25 +0000 John,

 

Rich Hartung,  I use Grundy Insurance company over in Hatboro, PA.  All of the Antique car insurance companies are good so long as you are getting the agreed valued on your car policy.  Some people like JC Taylor, Congdon and Skelly, Grundy, Hagert. It all depends on the cost nd how much you can insure your car for on a agreed value.

 

But do not use a regular car insurance carrier because they will depreciate the value of the car if it is ever damaged.  Go with one of the specialty carriers.

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FREE 1946-48 Front Fenders, Steering Columns https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/free-1946-48-front-fenders-steering-columns/#post-12099 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:55:23 +0000 Hello, I live in the Central Coast of California and have some parts for S11 DeSotos, 1946-48.  A pair of rust free front fenders, one small dent in one, otherwise straight and solid.  Can send photos.  Also, several steering columns from this era of DeSoto.  FREE, just have to come pick them up  soon.  Thanks, Jim

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Best Antique Car Insurance https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/best-antique-car-insurance/#post-12098 Sat, 30 Nov 2019 18:14:22 +0000 Just got a notice that Nationwide/Hagerty is shifting my policy to Essentia Ins. Co.  They claim "same benefits."  Does anyone have any recommendations for better/best insurance for DeSotos?

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RE: What did you do with or to your DeSoto today? https://desoto.org/community/discussion/what-did-you-do-with-or-to-your-desoto-today/paged/13/#post-12097 Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:00:15 +0000 I put up my DeSoto Christmas tree.  

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RE: What did you do with your DeSoto Today? https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/what-did-you-do-with-your-desoto-today/#post-12096 Thu, 28 Nov 2019 18:46:30 +0000 I put up my DeSoto Christmas tree in the office. 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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RE: What did you do with your DeSoto Today? https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/what-did-you-do-with-your-desoto-today/#post-12095 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:15:56 +0000 Luckily I got the DeSoto running today without much effort.  The problem was a sticky needle in the seat on the carb - took about 10 minutes to loosen it up.

It was raining this afternoon when I got the car running so I elected not to take it out for a drive to see how well the brakes are doing after replacement of the shoes.  If the weather breaks in the not-t0-distant future, I'll take it out for a spin.

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RE: What did you do with your DeSoto Today? https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/what-did-you-do-with-your-desoto-today/#post-12094 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:00:07 +0000 Thanks for your input Ron.  I tried starting the car today and it didn't start again.  I firmly agree with your comment: no gas no start.  It's not getting gas again through the fuel system but will start and run while pouring gas into the carb.  The carb rebuilder is coming by tomorrow afternoon to take a look at it while still on the car.  We'll see.

As for the brakes, I haven't driven it much since I replaced the shoes.  So far, so good though.

I will update soon.

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All 39 DeSoto owners - I will be starting to sell my collection of 39 Desoto Parts. https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/all-39-desoto-owners-i-will-be-starting-to-sell-my-collection-of-39-desoto-parts/#post-12093 Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:49:18 +0000 To All 1939 Desoto owners of the NDC and other web sites:

I have decided to start the process of selling my collection of NOS and used 1939 Desoto parts that I have been collecting for over the past 30+ years.

If you are looking for any specific parts for your 39 Desoto please contact me via my email at Desoto1939@aol.com  I live near Valley Forge pa which is near Valley Forge, PA.

Please list if you only want NOS or if you would consider Used and rebuilt items.  My list of parts is to long to list.  I will quote you a price plus shipping. For international buyers you will have to declare the item for duty fees and taxes.

Rich Hartung

Desoto1939@aol.com

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1938 Desoto Winter radiator and grill cover https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1938-desoto-wintr-grill-cover/#post-12092 Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:08:06 +0000 I have for sale a 1938 Desoto winter grillcover.

How many of these do you still see in this type of condition. The cover is not torn and is in great shape for being over 80+ years old. The cover even has the DeSoto logo on the front of the cover.  This is a nice piece for someones collect to display with their 38 Desoto

I am asking $50 plus shipping.

Rich Hartung

desoto1939@aol.com 142,141,140 

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