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General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:19:20 PM »
Well, your first post about the car was about Jan. 1 (you had not even picked up the car yet).  Now at the end of July, the car is completely finished.  Amazing job.  Wish I could work that fast (and have things turn out well too!).  Great work.  A real inspiration!  Thanks for all the step by step posts as your work progressed.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« on: June 25, 2012, 10:18:31 AM »
Rich:  OK, I can do that.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:04:02 PM »
reply to Jason A.  I intend to keep the box for sure.  I don't know yet if the other radiator I have leaks or not; still have to test it.  If it is good, I will use it instead and keep the box and radiator together; after all, the two have been together for 83 years!  The set makes a pretty cool item.  It still has the label of the shipping destination in Oakland CA (visible in picture).  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Sharing my good fortune...
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:44:57 AM »
Last week a street rodding neighbor called and said he was bringing a radiator over for me to look at.  He bought it sight-unseen from a friend who said it would fit his '32 International pickup street rod.  It wasn't right so he brought it over and asked me if I knew what the radiator fit; he was going to take it to a swap meet to sell.  What I saw was a "honey-comb" core vintage radiator still secured in the original wooden crate.  I told him it looked identical to the radiator in my '29 Plymouth coupe.  We pulled out the box and on the end of the crate was stenciled "radiator for Plymouth; 1929-30, 4 cyl".  Apparently no one bothered to look at the box!  I bought it right there.  I needed it for the restoration of my great-grandfathers coupe.  Sorry, it is not for sale.  But I thought some of you would like to see it.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: Great find!
« on: May 08, 2012, 11:35:47 PM »
There is a luggage rack on Ebay right now.  It looks in good condition but I am uncertain what car it fits.  Check it out; item #370610888759 or search 1929 plymouth.  That's is a very nice trunk.  mc

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General Discussion / Re: Gentlemen, I've got a problem
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:53:09 AM »
Hey guys.  I'm getting ready to re-do my discs too but haven't disassembled them yet.  I didn't realize the buckle washers are placed between the discs (as shown in racertb pics); I can't tell from John's pics if the buckle washers are between the discs or beneath the bolt head.  What's the right arrangement?  After reading all this I'm going to take notes when I disassemble mine.  Thanks all.  Kim

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General Discussion / Re: Interesting Link
« on: December 21, 2011, 07:54:28 PM »
Great site Chet.  Thanks for posting it.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: front fenders
« on: September 26, 2011, 06:18:03 AM »
Yes, this helps a lot.  Thanks Gary. 
Kim Mc

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General Discussion / front fenders
« on: September 24, 2011, 06:33:29 PM »
Can anyone tell me if '28 sedan front fenders are the same as '29 business coupe front fenders?  Thanks.

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Rusty and Chet; thanks for the replies.  Good to know that cooling should not be a problem.  By the way, I follow the forum and I appreciate your posts regarding your restoration adventures.  These will be a help to me.  Kim

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I'm working on restoration of my '29 biz coupe.  I know cooling the '29 engine can be an issue since it doesn't have a water pump.  Also, summer air temperatures in the central valley of CA where I live could present a challenge to keeping the engine running cool when driving it in during hot weather.  I was wondering if anyone out there has experimented with placing a small 6v in-line water pump alongside the lower radiator hose to force more water through the radiator?  Would this work?  Could it overwhelm the radiator flow capacity and force water out the overflow (thereby making the overheating problem potentially a bigger problem).  It seems to me that such a strategy could work and would not require major modifications.  I would appreciate hearing thoughts and ideas, especially from anyone who may have tried this or other modifications to improve engine cooling.  Thanks.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: 29 U motor???
« on: February 08, 2011, 07:45:11 PM »
Glenn; I was looking at the Plymouth Owners Club car judging rules last night and remembered reading this:

"The 30U carried a U series engine but to differentiate between the old U engine & the new, engine numbers ran in a different sequence. The 1929U numbers ended at U110,000, while the 30Us U series engine began at engine number U200,001 and ran to U277,000."  (pg 22)

I am not an expert like others in the club whom you might consult, but I thought this would be a start for your research.

Good luck, Kim Mc ('29 U biz coupe)

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General Discussion / Re: Wood Wheel Restoration
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:41:15 PM »
Yeah, ditto the replys above.  I need to do mine too.  How about a couple of paragraphs about exactly what you did and the steps you went through.  Nice job and thanks.  Kim Mc 

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General Discussion / Re: interior
« on: July 06, 2010, 07:03:13 PM »
Rusty; A little late with this reply but I have some pictures of the original interior of my '29 coupe with leather seats.  The fabric on the doors and headliner is worn and torn in some places but it should give you an idea of what was there.  If you want the pics, email me and I'll send them.  Thanks for all your posts....l'll be using your "lessons learned" as I start my restoration adventure.  Mc

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General Discussion / Re: 29 U TOURING ALMOST.....
« on: May 07, 2010, 12:37:21 AM »
Looks like you did a really 1st class job...I haven't seen too many touring cars...really a nice job.  I hope I can do as well on my '29 business coupe.  I may be emailing you here to ask some questions.  Like the picture.  Enjoy driving her around!  Kim Mc

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