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General Discussion / Re: UVIRA Reflectors and Halogen bulbs
« Last post by chetbrz on August 21, 2017, 08:49:32 AM »
John,

What halogen bulb was used and did the socket need to be updated to allow the retrofit.

Tks,  Chet... 
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General Discussion / Re: Early Plymouth Tail Light Stalk - What Year is it?
« Last post by frankp on August 19, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
I can't even guess.   frank
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General Discussion / Early Plymouth Tail Light Stalk - What Year is it?
« Last post by 29UJohn on August 18, 2017, 09:04:10 PM »
Years ago I bought this tail light stalk from a Plymouth Club member.  It is a little different shape than the original 29U tail light stalk.  I used it for years for the right rear tail light. Can anyone tell me what year Plymouth it goes to?
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General Discussion / UVIRA Reflectors and Halogen bulbs
« Last post by 29UJohn on August 18, 2017, 08:13:04 PM »
I recently had my headlights rechromed.  I had the reflectors nickel plated and then sent them to Bill Atwood for his UVIRA coating. Bill still only charges $75 including return shipping.  I then installed 25 watt halogen bulbs from Bill Hirsch.  The first picture was taken with the lights off and a flash camera, while the second picture is with the headlights on.  They are much better than before.  The 25 watt bulbs draw about 4 amps each, which is about the same as the  30cp bulbs (#1000) I was using. The original equipped headlights had 21cp bulb with drew about 3 amps each.  Long ago I installed a voltage regulator in the generator and had the cutout converted to a diode with heat sink, both provided by Jim Peterson.
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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« Last post by chetbrz on August 17, 2017, 06:17:30 PM »
Remember the State of MN referenced a book to re-title my sedan as a '29.  The name of it is Standard Catalog of American Automobiles 1805-1942.   I just received a paperback copy through amazon for about $24 including shipping.  It is the 3rd edition, 1996, published by Krause Publications, Iola, WI.  1600+ pages and a wealth of information.

Yes Frank,

I have that book also.  The Plymouth section was written by Jim Benjaminson.   :)
Maybe I will try that when I go to get my final title inspection after the restoration is completed.  So far they have not been willing to change any of the old title info.  I think if my Fedco number was in better shape it might be an easier sell.
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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« Last post by frankp on August 17, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »
Chet,  No not my car, but referencing the combination of a picture of Dave's and measurement from mine, platypus came to mind.  (It just seemed appropriate to put that in.)

Different subject.    Remember the State of MN referenced a book to re-title my sedan as a '29.  The name of it is Standard Catalog of American Automobiles 1805-1942.   I just received a paperback copy through amazon for about $24 including shipping.  It is the 3rd edition, 1996, published by Krause Publications, Iola, WI.  1600+ pages and a wealth of information.
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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« Last post by chetbrz on August 17, 2017, 11:15:42 AM »
John,

Thanks for the info, I sent an email to Dave for some conformation on the measurements.

Frank,

Also thanks much, but what is the reference to: (platypus)  Is that the nickname for your car ?

Chet...
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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« Last post by 29UJohn on August 16, 2017, 09:11:41 PM »
Chet,
My car is probably not correct in that regard, I think when I rebuilt the roof in 1974 i but it a little too low because I cannot use the small winder handle for my windshield.   Having said all that, mine is curved slightly over the rear side windows, it is about 2 inches in the center but about 2+3/8 to 2+1/2 on the ends.  But, i think my headliner is about 1/2 inches too low.
John
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General Discussion / Re: Timing Gear
« Last post by 29UJohn on August 16, 2017, 09:01:41 PM »
Ask to speak to Tom Hannaford when you call.  He had some made for or Plymouth's a while back. Be sure they have been modified to ensure the gear will not spin on the heb.

Vintage Auto Parts also lists them for 28-32 Plymouths for $198.75
http://www.vapinc.com/

The only way I know to change it is to pull the engine, remove the valves and oil pump and pull the camshaft out, then take it to a machine shop to carefully have it pulled off.  Stay with it, as it is hard to get behind the gear to remove it and the shop broke the bearing flange removing mine a few years back.
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Things you are looking for. / Re: Gas Guage
« Last post by 29UJohn on August 16, 2017, 06:32:26 PM »
The brass mechanics are fine, but the aluminum face is damaged and the needle gets stuck on it.  You could have a new face made for it.
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