I may be buying one. Don't worry, still have my T. Just need to know about the availability of parts and where to look.
There are some Dodges out here at Nampa Idaho at a farm. They are still unpacking things that have been stacked up there for decades. I know of a mostly complete Dodge sitting on the ground now, motor in it, tranny in it, mid 20's model I think. Do you want photos? I am trying to help the gal get stuff sold.There may be more of them, things are stacked 3 high in some areas. It is hard to know what all is under there.
Are there any Dodge clubs? If there are maybe they could be of help.
A friend restored a '23 and found a good helpful Dodge community. AACA has a Dodge branch on their forum and apparently several folks specialize in Dodge parts. In years past there was a lot of stuff at swap meets and not that many Dodge restorers.
Nice 21 Dodge in this link
Myers Early Dodge Parts. They'll have engine and electrical parts for the 21 Dodge. I've bought from them before. Good folks and very helpful.
I own this 1920 DB.
great tour cars. parts are not as avaliable as T's but I have never had problems finding parts either. Join the Dodge Brothers National club they have a nice bi-monthly newsletter with classifieds and as a member you will get a roster of club members, it may surprise you as to how many are in your area.
one more thing, many make the mistake of comparing Dodge to Fords. Dodge in my opinion was never in the same market as fords. They were more money and a lot more car. The same is true today.
Don't get me wrong, I love my model T's just saying it's a not a fair comparison. Good luck.
I, too, have both model T's and Dodge Brothers cars. Mike is right, the Dodge is a lot more car than a T, but cost more too. I drive a 1916 DB, but they are much the same from 1915 to 1927. They are great driving and touring cars. If you have a chance to buy one at the right price, by all means do it. You will like it. Parts are not as as easy as model T's, but can be had. The Dodge brothers said, "Sooner or later all these model T drivers will want a real car." So they built one.
Check out the Dodge and Dodge Brothers forum at aaca.
I have a '25 Dodge Business Sedan.
From '25 back they're pretty much the same chassis wise.
I figure there's enough material in my '16 DB to build three '16 Ts! Years ago (decades!) Dodge parts were common and cheap at swap meets. Since I got one, they aren't anymore!! 33 x 4 tires are a bit more expensive than 30x3.5s too! Still, very neat cars.
Got rid of a 28 a while back, they are nice cars I agree with David they are very well built cars dependable, run great, drive great....ect. But make no mistake you'll not find a carb for $25-$30 or any other parts like you can the T. The carb for ours was $1700 they are a stale collectable cars they seem to be the orphan that no one wants so to speak, or maybe the folks know that parts are through the roof for them and that's a deal killer. if you want to sell one you'll have to go to the dodge venue to ever recover your money.
There's a 1925 dodge 4 door sedan here local it runs, drives, new tires, new paint, new interior, very slick ol'car been for sale for 2-3 years he still had it last fall and took it to auction not sure it sold, he was asking $7000 I'd guess he lost money on it.... After auction fees if it did.
It's looked like a $20,000 car but they just don't bring the money.... Think I'm sticking with Fords and Chevys.... So unless your getting a awesome deal I'd keep moving.
I have owned 7 Dodge Brothers cars since 1979 ,ranging from 1916 touring thru 1928 Victory 6 models ...all were very good,durable cars with more than ample power for our hills here in Colorado ...the cost of parts is greater than Model T or A Ford parts,but most parts are available and there are several very knowledgeable parts suppliers and the Dodge Brothers Club as mentioned above...I still have the 16 DB touring and 2 Fords ...I like them all,but if I want to impress others with power in the hills and brakes (either forward or back)...I will pick the DB ...it will run with most cars of the early 1930's...if the price is right I would definitely consider a DB...always an optimist gene french
I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate your insights. This forum is a wealth of knowledge and not just about Fords!
I owned a 1928 DB Sedan many years ago, but it was a different beast. It was a great car, but I was starting a family, so the DB had to go on down the road.
Your comments will certainly help me with my decision!
A friend of mine has a very nice 25 Dodge touring car he wants to sell, It used to be mine till he talked me out of it, also has disc wheels, Bob
i have a 27 dodge 4dr that is pretty much junk, BUT it runs!! good parts car, 500 will take it
Wow Clayton, can you post a pic.