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General Discussion / Running Board Question
« on: May 12, 2021, 03:25:47 PM »
What type of hardware was used to attach the running board to the frame supports. 
What did you use to secure the boards.

Tks Chet...

General Discussion / Brake Shoes
« on: May 09, 2021, 03:58:23 PM »
Anyone here tried these reproductions...

I have a set of 4 that I was going to send out and have relined.  A set of 4 new for $135 seems reasonable. 

Any thoughts ?

General Discussion / 2021 Drive
« on: May 06, 2021, 04:47:22 PM »
I took the old car out for the first time since December.  She started right up no problems.  Drove about 22 miles around the neighborhood.  That makes 113.5 driven miles on my rebuilt engine.  Also 4.8 hours of runtime since I primed the Vacuum fuel pump.  The car may be running a little rich something I will fine tune over the summer. 


General Discussion / Just checking
« on: April 27, 2021, 08:20:33 PM »
On the 28/29 sedan the running board moldings are stainless steal.  Is this correct ?

General Discussion / Happy Holidays
« on: December 24, 2020, 05:01:32 PM »

General Discussion / 60 degrees today, Went for a drive
« on: December 13, 2020, 02:33:08 PM »
As of yesterday I finished the work to the front end.  Restoration officially finished.
  • King Pins replaced
  • Front wheel Bearings and Races
    Inner Bearing:           Napa - BR14130
    Inner Bearing Race:   Napa - BR14274
    Outer Bearing:           Napa - BR09074
    Outer Bearing Race:   Napa - BR09194
  • Dust seal: CR 18242 from Northeast Parts  (
  • New front brake shoes
  • New drum on driver's side. (NOS)

Car drove nice. No wheel bangs or scrapes.  The front end was tight and responsive.  The Vacuum Fuel pump is still working without issue after 4 hours of total run time.   Drove 30 continues miles at an average speed of 30 mph.   Idle oil pressure 20-25psi  max run 35-40 psi.  Motor meter engine temperature cool.  62 degree day.  Engine break-in runtime 16.3 Hours.  Total driven miles 91.1 (car speedo)

General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 26, 2020, 08:04:01 AM »

Have a great Day !!!

General Discussion / Parts Check
« on: November 23, 2020, 02:49:07 PM »
Could someone maybe verify that I have this correct:

Front wheel bearings parts: 

Outer Bearing and race:   Timken 09074 / Timken 09194
Inner Bearing and race:    Timken 14132 / Timken 14274

General Discussion / 29U - King Pins
« on: November 10, 2020, 11:08:23 AM »
It appears that the knock in my passenger side front wheel is related to the bottom bushing of the king pin.  There is a good amount of play and I can physically move the wheel back & forth and create the knock.  I guess cleaning off the protective years of grease and grime helped bring out the problem.  So I guess I will need to replace the king pin set and while I'm at it, replace the inner and outer wheel bearings. Oh yes probably should install the new brake pads I have for the front.  I guess when I was in this area I should have been more aggressive with repair.  Well I have all winter to find the parts and do the work.

Unfortunately I have never replaced king pins before and could use some advise.  I don't think it's difficult but I don't have any experience.

To remove the Pivot Pin lock pin, Does it just hammer out or is there a set screw.
Also which direction, see picture below:

Any words of wisdom from them that have been there and done that, would be appreciated, Chet...

General Discussion / Getting used to straight cut gears again !
« on: October 31, 2020, 01:02:47 PM »
The wife & I went out for a drive in the 29 this morning.  Drove 20 miles around the neighborhood.  The car & I are getting use to each other again.  I am learning to drive straight cut gears all over again and it's not always pretty.  Plenty of rattles and groans but for the most part the car ran well.  The motor ran very cool and oil pressure was 20-25 at idle and 40psi at run.  The car still likes 30/35 mph to cruise the back country roads.  Lots of vibrations I need to investigate.  The worst seems to be the gravel pan on the drivers side.  I will install the correct running boards over the winter so that should eliminate the vibrations from the side kick panels and my home made running boards.  Didn't use any side mount hardware because I knew I would be replacing them.  I would like to get 100+ miles on the car before the first snow.  Total to date is 42.4.

Not going far until I have confidence in the vacuum fuel pump.  It over filled after 5 hours of idle run.  Apparently driving uses more gas than sitting idle and running on the driveway.   This makes sense so I hope no problems arise with the vacuum pump.  So far so good and the increase in gas usage while driving is a good sign that this should work out fine.  Fingers crossed.


General Discussion / Wheel Maintenance
« on: October 23, 2020, 04:29:27 PM »
I was having problems with front wheel knock so I jacked up the front end and checked the wheels.  I couldn't find any loose wood spokes but they certainly looked dry.  After greasing the steering components again I socked the wood spokes the best I could with a spray bottle, both front and back. I let them dry turning the wheels from time to time to allow the water to pernitrate around the spoke and rim.  I took the car out today for a short drive and my knocking sound was gone.  I spoke with a friend and he said that I should put one coat of a 50% mixture of boiled linseed oil and turpentine to swell the wood.  Has anybody heard of this maintenance tip. ??  I have in the past sprayed the wheels during hot dry summer conditions but have not heard of using boiled linseed oil.  I guess the assumption is that the oil doesn't dry up as quickly as water. 


General Discussion / Street Legal
« on: October 21, 2020, 05:33:28 PM »
We loaded up the 29 and set out for the DMV inspection station in Georgetown.

We off loaded the car and drove over to the inspection line.  I was frantic about the paint color change, should have brought the painting receipt.  I worried about pretty much everything you can think of until we pulled into the inspection bay.  First stop on the brake machine and passed.  Then all the inspectors had to come by to check her out.  Mostly concerned with three basic things.  Lights, windshield wiper, and vin number.   We passed with flying colors, no problems.

After we got home we started out on a test drive but had to turn around because of a scraping sound coming from the front passenger side wheel.  Quick check found a loose wheel bearing probably needs replacement over the winter but I tightened it up and we will try again tomorrow.

I guess we are back into maintenance mode.   Chet...

General Discussion / What's with the AACA Forum
« on: September 14, 2020, 10:28:30 AM »
Tried to post a question and didn't get past the Topic line.  Am I missing something ?

It must be me ?

General Discussion / Rear Roof Trim
« on: August 24, 2020, 09:19:08 AM »
Anyone have a picture of what the rear roof trim looks like or how it was handled on your 28,29,or 1930 sedan restoration ?

I am aware that the side trim was a rain channel.

Tks,  Chet...

General Discussion / 29 Sedan
« on: August 14, 2020, 10:47:23 AM »
Can someone post a picture of the correct positioning of the stock rearview mirror assembly. 

Thanks,  Chet...

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