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Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:41:49 PM »
Hey guys, I am from Ontario Canada and I just bought a 29 plymouth model U, amazing shape I think. I need a few parts if anyone has anything, passenger side front outside door handle, rad cap, headlight lense or 2, the 2 levers on the horn are broke, what do they do? Is there a starting procedure manual? What do all the buttons/levers on the floor do? Thanks guys.
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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 09:06:45 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 09:12:37 PM »
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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 10:49:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum,

Nice find.  I am sure others will chime in with additional info.

A few responses to some of your questions:

  • Radiator cap is available as a reproduction ( in the $300USD range )
  • Headlight lens - Yours look OK in the picture there are bulbs in the buckets not sealed beams.
  • The 2 levers on the horn are broke, what do they do - (1) Headlight/Park light switch (2) Throttle control
  • Is there a starting procedure manual? - There is a Plymouth Instruction Book for 1929 - Copies are available on ebay.  You can also check the Tech Section of this website
  • What do all the buttons/levers on the floor do? - Not sure what you are referring to but Here goes:  Clutch, Brake, Accelerator, Starter Switch, Gear Shift, Parking brake.  I believe that's it unless you have something else installed ??

Welcome to the forum, I think you will find the folks here very knowledgeable.

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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 11:45:57 PM »
My one headlight lense is broke, but the glass is there.
How does the throttle control work vs the accelerator?
I think my pedals must be...clutch, brake, accelerator, starter(this doesnt move), then headlight dimmer?
I figured the clutch and brake, but I have 3 more "buttons" to the right of the brake.
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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 06:58:20 PM »
Welcome, it looks like a twin to my original.

If it has been sitting a while, (years) MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN AND FREE THE DISTRIBUTOR BASE!! Before trying to start.
It will break into many pieces. It took me years to find an original replacement. (I got mine that way) The oil sits in there and binds it up and when you start cranking it or get it running the pot metal crumbles.

There are a couple of build threads on here, (mine needs picture updating) that will likely cover anything you encounter. Best site on the web here for the old Plymouth's! They are fun and simple old cars.

I'll get back on here when I get some more time, just had to get that warning out.





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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 08:22:37 PM »
Would pressure lube engine before cranking . All bearing are dry . Can be done thur oil channel plugs with hand pump .

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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 01:42:53 AM »
moparfreak77,  Congrats and welcome, nice find!  Great to see another unrestored original.

Would follow Dave and Tom's good advice before going too far.

I'll give dash buttons a shot - left of steering wheel on bottom of dash is the vacuum wiper switch and instrument panel light switch.  On the dash to the right is the Choke and Spark Advance/Retard.  The 3rd??

The bumpers you picture look to be from 28Q.  The FEDCO number from the dash would tell what the car is.

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Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 01:30:25 AM »
So I think it's...throttle, footrest, headlight dimmer?
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 01:33:43 AM »
What are these under the dash driver side? Not sure why the pic rotated....
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 01:38:33 AM »
And I think the left knob adjusts the timing and the right is the choke? The timing cable is broke at the distributor but I can turn the distributor by hand.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 01:44:51 AM »
moparfreak77,  Congrats and welcome, nice find!  Great to see another unrestored original.

Would follow Dave and Tom's good advice before going too far.

I'll give dash buttons a shot - left of steering wheel on bottom of dash is the vacuum wiper switch and instrument panel light switch.  On the dash to the right is the Choke and Spark Advance/Retard.  The 3rd??

The bumpers you picture look to be from 28Q.  The FEDCO number from the dash would tell what the car is.

frank

How does the wiper switch work? It screws out like a car adjuster screw.