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nostalgic

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Down Under 29
« on: September 25, 2008, 10:18:54 PM »
Hi folks
I was actually doing a search for parts when to my surprise I stumbled across this site, WOW !
A forum just for us guys, I must say Im very happy about this and look forward to searching through all the old posts, sharing information, and learning as much as I can

Ours is the 29 model, my father bought this car in In New Zealand in 1968, (it had been fully restored 6 months previous), and has done numerous vintage car rallies, weddings, and even used as a daily driver in this period.
I must say it has served our family extremely well up untill now, having recently reconditioned the motor, clutch, brakes, radiator ect, I expect she is ready to serve the next generation of our family just as proudly!
I am currently living in Australia, and am in the process of bringing her over here, where eventually we will reside in Tasmania, (thank goodness for the hydralic brakes )

Hopefully I can work out how to post a picture here...
kind regards

George

« Last Edit: September 25, 2008, 10:29:04 PM by nostalgic »

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Re: Down Under 29
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 11:47:24 AM »
Hi George,

And welcome to this forum.  As you can imagine we are not a very large group but then again not everyone is lucky enough to own one of these old beauties.

You are right in that Walter P made a great decision in building his cars with hydraulic brakes.  Driving on the road today it is comforting knowing that you have a pretty good chance at stopping especially in an emergency.   This of course is a little more difficult in a Modal A or a Chevy of the same period. 

By the way nice car, I also own a 29 4 door sedan which I drive as often as possible.

Chetů

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Re: Down Under 29
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 05:23:23 PM »
Welcome to the site!
All Plymouths: 1928 Q; 1951 P-23; 1966 Sport Fury Convertible; 1975 (Space) Duster; 1999 Prowler

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Re: Down Under 29
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 10:18:35 PM »

Thank you for your warm welcome guys, Its not the quantity, its the quality I always say Chet....

I should have said our car is a 29 U model 4 door sedan



And as far as I know, those fords didnt have hydralic brakes until 10 years later  ??? what were they thinking...

haha

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Re: Down Under 29
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 06:26:45 AM »
Hi George,

Welcome to the Forum.

regards from Melbourne Australia.

Gary

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Re: Down Under 29
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 04:32:52 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!

Rodney.
Sydney, Australia
« Last Edit: November 16, 2008, 04:27:35 PM by Rodney »