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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 01:09:08 AM »
No middle of eastern Pa. Hour and half north of Hershey .  You probably went up I 95 thur Jersey .

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2017, 01:40:56 AM »
No middle of eastern Pa. Hour and half north of Hershey .  You probably went up I 95 thur Jersey .

Thatís right, I knew you were North and not in Connecticut.  Either way Iíll be going back to get the motor when they are finished.

As far as the motor is concerned yes we were right on the edge of usefull life.  Basically fixing many years of neglect and not just the motor.
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 01:48:35 PM »
The pictures by J & M should keep us entertained.  Been a long time since seeing a bare engine and all the parts.  I may have to remove my valve spring cover to see how bad it is.  Hope all goes smoothly.      frank
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2017, 04:43:01 PM »
Anyone have these rear mounts re-vulcanized.  If so how did they come out ?

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 12:47:37 AM »
Odds & Ends

While the motor and other items are out for repair I cleaned up the front section of the frame.  The electrical harness arrived rather quickly so I also stripped the firewall and prepped it for paint.  Once these final areas are cleaned and painted I can install the wiring harness and get the car ready for the rebuilt engine.  Fingers crossed.



I removed the rear motor mounts.  These items have been in the car since it was manufactured.  The rubber was as hard as a rock.  I will send these out to have new rubber volcanized onto the existing mounts.  I painted the inner sections of the front frames.  This was the only portion of the frame that I hadn't gotten to.   I cleaned and painted the outer sections when I did the front suspension work.

Getting the firewall ready for paint basically took two days.  Stripping all the brackets and misc. items allow me to be able to strip the old paint off.  It's much easier to do if you don't have to negotiate around objects.  So it took two days to prepare the surface to spray 60 seconds of primer twice.  I was able to bring the garage air temperature up to 63 degrees with 36% humidity.  Not bad considering it was in the high forties outside.

The space heater in front of the firewall is just to keep the temperature near the firewall at 70-75 degrees.   Primer dries quickly so I will let it dry for a couple of hours.



Saturday the outdoor temperature might possibly go into the low 60's.  If it doesn't rain I'll paint the finish coat.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 12:02:53 AM »
Well New Year / Change of Plan

After reviewing where I am going with this project it's clear that my old car needs to be completely repainted.  Since the car is totally stripped down now I have to switch gears and decide on a body color that is in the very least close to an original color.  I thought Black which is easy and non controversial but then the original color of my car was the lighter Blue.  I would guess Marine Blue.   I can't start assembling things including installing the wire harness if I will be painting the car at a later date.  Easier to paint now then start installing items for the last time.

Need Guidance:
  • Firewall painted same as body
  • In a two tone car lets say Blue Body with Black trim & Black fenders
  • Dashboard Question ?  What color
  • Window Trim Metal ?  What color
  • Holding down costs / paint myself / find a cost affective solution
Any words of wisdom ??  The old paint on the 29 is very stable.  The red paint that has been on the car for over 10 years and is in perfect shape.  Maybe an easy repaint.  ?  Maybe Maaco ?

Costs are piling up with the complete engine rebuild, new suspension all around, refurbished starter & generator and not yet re-chromed surround and bumpers, interior seats, roof, and items I haven't considered yet.   Need to save someplace any suggestions.  The upholstery I can do myself although I might have someone do the exterior roof ??

Any comments ?   Chet...
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2018, 03:28:21 AM »
Well New Year / Change of Plan

Need Guidance:
  • Firewall painted same as body
    No. Black. I have spots I can see the primer under it, positive it was never the body color.
  • In a two tone car lets say Blue Body with Black trim & Black fenders
Yep
  • Dashboard Question ?  What color
Black
  • Window Trim Metal ?  What color
Black
  • Holding down costs / paint myself / find a cost affective solution
  No input from me
[/list] Any words of wisdom ??  The old paint on the 29 is very stable.  The red paint that has been on the car for over 10 years and is in perfect shape.  Maybe an easy repaint.  ?  Maybe Maaco ?

Any comments ?   Chet...

You know your skill set best, seem pretty talented at what ever you take on.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2018, 03:58:06 AM »

This is Great News Dave,

I had already painted the firewall black and being that the Dash was originally black.., this means that I can install the wiring harness and motor without painting the entire car now.  I can leave the body painting for a later date.  GREAT NEWS....



Back to my original plan.  :)  8)
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 05:00:24 PM »
Sir;  Two months  ago I bought a 1929 U fourdoor with what I think is original upholstery.  I would be glad to send pictures if you like.  Regards Carson

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 10:43:26 PM »
Hi Carson,

Welcome!  You will find we are all partial to pictures.  If your choke knob has original printing, I would love a close-up of it.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:19 PM »
Frankís correct please do post pictures.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 06:18:30 PM »

29U Engine Refurbishment Update:

All engine parts have been cleaned and crack checked.  NO Cracks in either Head or Block.!!!



Link to all engine progress pictures at J&M Machine.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/J-and-M-Machine-Co-Inc-270076059772640/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1467684380011796

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 11:27:44 PM »
Now that's pretty.  How much of the babbitt will be used again?
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 02:54:02 AM »
Now that's pretty.  How much of the babbitt will be used again?

In talking to John the builder.., he said everything new.  I know for sure they will redo all the babbitts (Their specialty).  New rings & pistons.  I will ask him for all the old parts since he said the pistons were the original correct size.  I didn't plan on any performance touch ups. Stock.

Chet...
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