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General Discussion / Re: Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by chetbrz on October 22, 2018, 05:13:22 PM »
Ted, 

I think the issue is return on investment.  It's to expensive to only manufacture a few so he would be looking at a production run greater than 50 pieces in order to be cost effective.  Then you need to sell them and I would suspect demand is not that great considering the total amount of pre 1932 Chrysler engines out there and the number of cars fixed with his first effort.   My engine had a square aluminum block drilled for the gear assembly and distributor.  Based on the wear of the part it has probably serviced the car for many years.  It actually worked fine.  I intend to re-drill the housing and install Oilite® Bushing to repair the worn aluminum shaft hole.  It will be a spare part for an unforeseen emergency.  The new CNC part plus the original I was able to pick up, will be used to verify the exact dimensioning of the gear shaft and mounting holes.  Hopefully  :)

Chet...
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General Discussion / Re: Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by racertb on October 22, 2018, 04:27:44 PM »
I've seen it too...let us know how it works.  I bought one from Tom a couple years ago and it's been great.  Not sure why he won't make any more "on demand" if someone is willing to pay for it.

Ted
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Stuff 4 Sale / Re: Few more 1928 Plymouth sedan .... Ill get the hang of it soon
« Last post by racertb on October 22, 2018, 04:23:24 PM »
I'd be interested in the steering wheel and especially levers (lights/throttle) if all there and if possible.  Please let me know.

Ted
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General Discussion / Re: Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by frankp on October 22, 2018, 04:13:52 AM »
I've seen the base on ebay.  I'm sure it will do the trick and you'll have one less pot metal part to worry about.   frank
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General Discussion / Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by chetbrz on October 21, 2018, 08:30:59 PM »
Just an FYI,

I tried to order a distributor housing from Tom Hannaford at Then and Now but he didn't have any more housings and didn't have any plans to have anymore made.  At least not in the near future.  I purchased the German CNC machined one from eBay and will be receiving it soon.  Heavy cost factor, but it appears that this might be the only game in town for a new part.  $399 USD.  I'll let you know how this all works out mine was on it's last leg and I figured the engine rebuild deserved a new distributor housing.  I did manage to pick up an original part in fragile condition.  Not usable in a car but great for determining measurements for checking or reverse engineering.

Will let you guys know how this works out but will still have to get my motor back from the shop.  As of last contact.., nothing has be done to it yet.  I have a commitment for these next coming weeks.
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Stuff 4 Sale / 1928 Plymouth 4dr Sedan parts .... U & Q Parts also
« Last post by De Soto on October 19, 2018, 07:07:05 AM »
                   Try a few more parts .... not much room to post
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Stuff 4 Sale / Few more 1928 Plymouth sedan .... Ill get the hang of it soon
« Last post by De Soto on October 19, 2018, 07:00:43 AM »

              Take a peek & text 805-746-9011
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Stuff 4 Sale / 1928 Plymouth 4dr Sedan parts .... U Motor
« Last post by De Soto on October 19, 2018, 06:55:27 AM »
     

 Trying to get the head off  ...
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Welcome!

I like spare parts.......
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Welcome!
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