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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Last post by Articifer Tom on Today at 10:53:37 PM »
Yeah !  Chet hope you did not go up I81 with out stopping to say hello . Live at Jct of I81 x I80 .
 Checked JM site man engine is dirty and water plugs where about to go on you . .
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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Last post by racertb on Today at 07:28:23 PM »
Happy Holidays to you and everyone else as well...looking forward to seeing the progress of the rebuild!
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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Last post by chetbrz on Today at 07:26:04 PM »
The Motor Continued...

I delivered the motor safe and sound to J&M Machine in Southborough, Massachusetts.  They keep a Facebook Page and will be sharing photos of the rebuild in progress.  If anyone is interested the link is below and you do not have to be a Facebook member to view the pictures.  John reports that the pistons are the original stock size.  My assumption is that this is the first major rebuild.

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

The weather has turned a little cold but I have still been making progress.  I sent out my Original Generator and Starter motor to Don Allen in Florence, Oregon.  Don was featured on JAY  LENO'S  GARAGE.  Don will be completely restoring these parts to original like new condition.  This includes rewinding and wiring both the Generator and Starter motor with all new parts.  A "like new" engine deserves a "like new" Generator and Starter.  Below is a link to Don's web site.

https://www.gener-nator.com/index.htm

Neither one of these processes are inexpensive and just my personal choice.  Currently I am waiting for the wiring harness so if the weather gets better I will start on cleaning up the front frames and engine firewall.  Of course working on the toe board will be a lot easier without the engine.

Happy Holidays,  Chet...


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General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on December 12, 2017, 08:09:35 PM »
No need to bake it but it may not be as durable as true powder coating.  The repair I made to a wire wheel on my 30-U is a perfect match.  I was afraid to have wheels powder coated because of the repair issue if they get chipped.  The owner of the powder coating company is the one who told me how to make a repair using the powder and acetone.  I will never paint a wire wheel again!
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General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« Last post by chetbrz on December 12, 2017, 03:34:56 AM »
I have never done anything with powder coat.  My assumption is that after you apply the powder you have to bake the item.  I do have another 29 emblem that is in really bad shape that I can experiment with. 

Do you think I could match an artist's oil paint and then spray the emblem with clear coat ?

There is a powder coat guy near me I'll see if I can find a white match and his willingness to part with some magic powder. 
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General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on December 12, 2017, 02:59:39 AM »
I have used powder that I got from a powder coater.  I mixed the powder with acetone to make a paste that is just thin enough to spread out into the chip.  It works well on pwder coated rims that get chipped so I expect it would work for your badge.  I had the benefit of having the same color powder as was used on the part being repaired so the match was perfect.  Your problem will be getting the right color to match your badge.
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General Discussion / Radiator Emblem
« Last post by chetbrz on December 11, 2017, 05:21:36 PM »
Has anyone had any luck fixing a chip in the enamel of the Plymouth Radiator Emblem.  See below the chip in the sail.

 
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General Discussion / Re: engine bay splash pans....
« Last post by Articifer Tom on December 08, 2017, 03:36:18 AM »
I see . Mine being later engine and horn  is off second stud from back on top .
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General Discussion / Re: engine bay splash pans....
« Last post by racertb on December 07, 2017, 08:08:42 PM »
My horn mounts the same...took me forever to find that horn bracket!
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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Last post by racertb on December 07, 2017, 08:07:45 PM »
Interesting on the colors...my block, bell housing and intake are black, exhaust has no paint on it, and head is silver.  Used Rustoleum heat resistant silver BBQ paint for the head I did a couple years ago and has held up well.
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