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Topics - Touring29

#1
General Discussion / Just a thought...
April 09, 2022, 10:28:01 AM
We plan to go to the Pate Swap Meet later this month. Its huge and we are not able to walk the whole thing but will cover part of it anyway. I was thinking that if I had a list of 28-29 parts people needed we might stumble on to something. I couldn't buy and ship a bunch of stuff but maybe I could connect someone to a vendor and they could work out the details.
#2
I need 30 waffle washers to put them back in original form. Does anyone have any they want to sell?
#3
General Discussion / Drain Plug gasket
March 27, 2022, 09:45:20 PM
The drain plug on the 29 is dripping and its plenty tight. I need to change the oil anyway so does anyone know where to get a copper gasket that size or even what size it is. I don't want to drain the oil and have to search for a gasket.
#4
General Discussion / I got pictures...
March 18, 2022, 08:45:35 PM
But for the life of me I can't get them to post. When I click the attachment button it asks me for the file. I put the file in the box and nothing shows up. It has worked for me in the past but now I can't get it to work. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?
#5
General Discussion / Driveshaft discs again
March 09, 2022, 10:25:24 PM
We still don't own the 29 Touring but I am fixing some things on it. The discs are in really bad shape so I am hunting for some. I have found 2 companies that have them or claim to. This one is really expensive and seem to be the wrong thickness although he says they fit. https://www.colletizer.com/store/p72/Universal_Joint_Flex_Disc_and_New_Washers_L373T.html#/

This one has some that are 1/4" thick and are a bit more affordable but thinner than the 5/16 that I have seen here as original equipment. https://www.franklincar.org/forsale/service.html

Does anyone have any other sources?

#6
I have been reading old posts here and this seems to be the most tech oriented forum on these old gems. I have posted on a couple of other Mopar forums before I figured out how to join this one so you may have seen this subject there.
I have been working on a 29 Touring for a lady friend /club member so it can be in the local Christmas parade. I got it running and after fixing stuck floats and several other little things I got it drivable. The clutch was not releasing completely so I adjusted it. While under the car I looked around and found that it needs some pretty major repairs. The drive shaft needs new fiber discs and the back one is really cobbled together. It has only 2 discs and no bolts that are correct. The rear main is leaking pretty bad. I removed the dust cover and greased the throw out bearing. While in there I saw that the ring gear is really chewed up. It starts but is noisy and its days are numbered. The spring shackles are all worn badly too. There are other things here and there but those are the ones that scare me. It runs like a top but I did notice that the distributor will move some which makes me worry about the drive.

I wonder if I bought it how hard is it going to be to find a flywheel or a ring gear? I know the discs are available and the distributor drive piece can be ordered from Germany. The car looks really good for its age. It has been painted sometime in its past and the seats rebuilt with good foam and vinyl covers. We really like the car but I do have other projects and I don't want to spend the next year hunting swap meets for parts that I may or may not find.