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General Discussion / Re: Radiator Gasket
« on: March 25, 2009, 11:11:40 PM »
Hi Chet

I am slowly becoming a believer in ďIf it ainít broke, donít fix it.Ē

I am preparing the Plymouth for a 1900 mile trip in July this year and Iím just trying to think of things that might go wrong!

You might say that Iím just feeling a bit nervous about the trip as I have never done a rally as long as this one.

The good thing is that I will be with a group of friends whom has as much knowledge as youíre self so I should be fine. I just need to relax and enjoy the once in 80 year experience.

Many thanks

Rodney Sydney, Australia.

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Gasket
« on: March 24, 2009, 11:31:04 PM »
Hi Chet

I took the 29U out for a short run and it held water no problem.
Thanks for you advice it was good to get it back on the road.

P.S I want to replace the spark plug leads, will modern ones be suitable if so what kind?

I think your 2 cents is worth more.

Thanks Chet & Chris

Rodney, Sydney Australia.

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Gasket
« on: March 22, 2009, 09:49:55 AM »
Hi Chet

Thanks for you 2 cents! I assembled the flange on the weekend and I will wait for the gasket sealant to set. I will post something when I take it for a test drive tomorrow.
I donít have any mechanical back ground so your 2 cents is very much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Rodney, Sydney Australia

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Gasket
« on: March 18, 2009, 07:54:31 AM »
Thanks Chet

What do you think about cork/rubber gasket material?

Rodney, Sydney Australia

General Discussion / Radiator Gasket
« on: March 16, 2009, 10:38:45 AM »
Hi everyone

I need to replace the gasket between the head and the outlet flange on my 29U.
What type of gasket material do I use and any further tips with the procedure?
Hope all your cars will be ready for spring!

Drive Safe.

Many thanks

Rodney, Sydney Australia

General Discussion / Re: Plymouth in the snow
« on: January 21, 2009, 04:30:52 AM »
Great picture Doug something that my Plymouth wouldnít see a lot of being down here in the southern hemisphere! But in say that a few members from the vintage car club that I belong to are venturing down to Tasmania for two weeks this coming July where it does occasionally snow.

Sydney, Australia

General Discussion / Re: Seasons Greetings to All
« on: December 22, 2008, 12:43:42 AM »
Hi all

I would like to wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you for all you help and advice and I look forward to being on the road with you all in 2009.

Many thanks

Rodney, Sydney Australia

General Discussion / Re: Winged Radiator Cap question...
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:35:00 PM »

Pictured below is a radiator cap from my original 29U.
There are no markings at all on the radiator cap; it was the only part of the car that I didnít restore.
As you can see it was common for one of the wing tips to be missing.

Sydney, Australia

General Discussion / 1929 article
« on: November 22, 2008, 12:34:08 AM »
Hi all

Found this article in a 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Enjoy the read!

Sydney Australia

General Discussion / Re: Down Under 29
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:32:52 AM »
Hi George

I would also like to welcome to the forum.

I see this forum as a kind of superannuation for my 29U.

The club I belong to spent the day celebrating all the cars built in 1928 a 80th Birthday party.
Next year my 1929U will also be turning 80, and I would like to celebrate 100 years. To do this this we need forums like this one and also to belong to a vintage vehicle club.

It was good to get out on the road with the top down and hit a cursing speed of 50 mph. What a day!

Sydney, Australia

General Discussion / Re: Data base of 28 to 30 Plymouth FEDCO numbers
« on: November 12, 2008, 04:31:35 AM »
Hi all

I have problem with my FEDCO number and the cars country/location being posted.
What does FEDCO stand for?

Sydney, Australia

General Discussion / Re: Decode my fedco No?
« on: November 10, 2008, 01:57:03 AM »
Thanks Chet & Dave

Next year all our 29Uís will be turning 80 and I would like to celebrate my 29U and finding out some dates would help.
I am hoping next year to tour around Tasmania in July of 2009 a nice way to celebrate 80 years of motoring!

How does the fedco number correspond with the number stamped just below the starter motor?
It looks as if the No 22 is attached with a small plate. Could this be the engines date of completion,
October 22nd 1929? My 29U was exported to Australia as a rolling chassis.

 10 22 9

I have many numbers on the vehicle, engine, body and another strange engine number.
I am putting together a list of numbers that are on my 29U I will post them later.

What do you think?

Thanks, Rodney

General Discussion / Decode my fedco No?
« on: November 09, 2008, 02:57:16 AM »
Hi all

Can anyone help me decode my fedco No?


Its from a 29U roadster.

Sydney, Australia.

Many thanks


General Discussion / Re: Speed
« on: August 10, 2007, 06:28:46 AM »
40 mph is a nice smooth speed for Australian country roads, 40mph and 35-40 oil pressure.
I removed the old fabric webbing on the tail shaft and got rid of any vibration.

General Discussion / New member from down OZ
« on: August 04, 2007, 07:22:43 AM »
Hi all

My name is Rodney from Sydney Australia and my wife and I have a 1929 roadster which I have owned for the past 21 years.
I am the second owner of this rare vintage car. I belong to a vintage car club and all the members have played a big part
in keeping this roadster on the road! Thanks for this forum.

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