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General Discussion / Finally!
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on May 13, 2021, 12:22:15 PM »
For the first time since 1973 I got to hear my 30-U freshly rebuilt engine run.  I tried getting oil pressure up by cranking over with the spark plugs out with no success even after back filling the oil galley and pump through the plug above the pressure regulator and the vacuum tank feed line.  In desperation I decided to take a chance and try and start the car up anyway.  The minute the engine kicked over the oil pressure gauge jumped right up to 45 pounds and held steady.  I only ran the engine for a few minutes as the BB-1 carburetor I was  using would not idle down but the engine sounded great.  Started it a couple of times later in the day and it jumped to life instantly with great oil pressure.  Once I get the carburetor issue resolved I will try to get the vacuum tank set up.  I just used a gravity feed from a gas can for the initial start up.
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General Discussion / Re: Running Board Question
« Last post by chetbrz on May 12, 2021, 07:39:18 PM »
Thanks Tom, that makes sense.  Some days Iím just asleep at the wheel.
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General Discussion / Re: Running Board Question
« Last post by Articifer Tom on May 12, 2021, 06:23:27 PM »
Elevator bolt , Tee slot bolt or modified carriage bolt . 
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General Discussion / Running Board Question
« Last post by chetbrz on May 12, 2021, 03:25:47 PM »
What type of hardware was used to attach the running board to the frame supports. 
or
What did you use to secure the boards.




Tks Chet...
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Things you are looking for. / front crank shaft pulley
« Last post by bobnroman on May 11, 2021, 07:57:06 PM »
4 cylinder front pulley wanted  please contact at bobnroman@yahoo.com
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Shoes
« Last post by chetbrz on May 10, 2021, 10:00:40 AM »
Understood, thanks for the information.
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Shoes
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on May 10, 2021, 09:22:47 AM »
There are different types of lining materials, some have no metal fibers,  others have different metal fibers (brass, steel etc.) woven in and there are also ceramic linings. Some also have Kevlar components.  The old asbestos linings would be the best for our cars but unless you can find some old material and rivet it to your shoes they are no longer available because of the cancer risk.  That is what I have on my car as I found enough material at Hershey years ago to do my brakes.
There is a big difference in quality and the price usually is a good indicator.  A lot of lining material is coming in from China with little or no quality control and you have no idea what they are made of.  I really don't know what the best modern material is for our cars but you want a material that won't chew up the drums.  I expect a softer, faster wearing lining would be preferable but have no idea what currently available lining material will give you that combination.  One thing I do know is that I would steer clear of the crap coming in from China.  I would contact a domestic  company that makes linings and ask them what would be best for our cars and have my shoes relined.  I didn't mean to open a can of worms but I had a situation years ago with my '55 Chevy pickup that has made me very sensitive to the issues of brake material.  I replaced the brakes on all four wheels with a set of shoes from a discount parts supplier.  They were cheap and looked great.   A few thousand miles  later I heard a grinding noise and pulled all four wheels.  Three were fine but one had deep groves cut into the drum from some hard material that was embedded in the linings.  The drum was ruined.  No big deal for the truck as drums are available but I'd hate to have it happen on my Plymouth!
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Shoes
« Last post by chetbrz on May 10, 2021, 07:39:59 AM »
Not a bad deal but they look like bonded, not riveted linings so I'd find out what the linings are made of before I bought them.   The last thing you want is a set of hard linings that ruin your drums.

I know nothing about brake linings so I wouldnít know what to ask about.  Is there a specification?
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Shoes
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on May 09, 2021, 05:16:26 PM »
Not a bad deal but they look like bonded, not riveted linings so I'd find out what the linings are made of before I bought them.   The last thing you want is a set of hard linings that ruin your drums.
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General Discussion / Brake Shoes
« Last post by chetbrz on May 09, 2021, 03:58:23 PM »
Anyone here tried these reproductions...

https://www.moparpro.com/product/1929-1934-plymouth-brand-new-reproduction-10-x-1-5-brake-shoes/

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 ?
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