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General Discussion / Re: 30U oil consumption
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:41:21 AM »
Jim, If you need gaskets, Olson's Gaskets, 3059 Opdai Road E., Port Orchard, WA 98366, ph 360-871-1207 or email will have what you need, full sets or individual pieces. I have used them many times and they are great.


General Discussion / Re: Some Plymouth questions
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:04:50 AM »
Here is what I know.

The 28 and 29 Plymouth had wood body and door framework. My 30U is called the new finer and was advertised as and is basically an all steel body. The wood is limited to the floor boards, the interior for the upholstery attachment, and the frame for the business coupe trunk lid.
Apparently the four door sedans for 28 and 29 were made by Hayes. At least my parts book lists all these pieces as Hayes.

All other body parts were made by Briggs. (I think)


General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: March 10, 2012, 05:44:37 AM »
What was refered to as the Silver Dome era ran from 1928 to 1948. According to the POC Judging Guides the pre-35 had black blocks and silver heads. After 35 the heads and block were bothe silver. Refer to the POC site, reference for all the Judging info including colors for most everything.


Hub diameters. The rear hub diameter is much smaller than the front because all the rear does is slide over the tappered axle. The front hub is much larger and holds the inner and outer bearings that ride on the spindle. Therefore the front spokes are much shorter than the rear.

Note: the spokes are also cut at an angle face between the spokes. This allows that the spokes get tighter as they are pressed into the hub.

They are supposed to ride on the center hub and the brake drum and hub only hold them in alignment. They should not ride on the hub bolts.


Chet, The fellow here is Jim Kanne. He has been doing wood wheels forever. He is the one that ended up with the wood wheel colllection from Harrah's. It had been sold twice before he got it and there were still over 2000 wheels in the collection. He has jigs for almost any wood wheel.

He actually sold his business to a fellow in Vancouver, WA (who I have not yet meeet)about a year ago, but still very active in the building of wheels to make sure it is done right.

When I was tearing mine apart I found that one of the rear habs had lead filling the void between the end of the spokes and the hub. They had used the short front wheel spokes and just filled the void. Jim says that there is a company in California (he said the name, but I don't remember it) that does it that way. It would seem the car would ride on the bolts not on the spokes.

Anyway you can contact Jim Kanne at 503-638-5275.

Happy Motoring, Gary

Wayne, They look pretty good. Be sure to ask any questions before you buy.

I'm a long way from Ohio, but if you want to have them sent to me here in Oregon I'll hold them for you.

I just tore my spare wheels apart to have them respoked before I put them on my car. Sold my spare chassis so have to get them done so I can put my old ones on the spare chassis. Cost here is $240.00 per wheel to have new spokes.


General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: January 14, 2012, 01:14:55 AM »
Tony, Looks like you found a good one. Can't wait to see progress pictures.


Apparently the file was to large with two pictures. Here is the second

Tony, here are the pictures of the two heater hose attachments I mentioned in my previous post.

The one is a hose bib that was drilled into the hot water outlet in the head of a 30 or 31.

The other is a hose bib attahment that can be put into either the upper or lower radiator hose of any car.

Happy Motoring

General Discussion / Re: Gentlemen, I've got a problem
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:46:29 PM »
I know there is very little clearance between the front of the yoke and the back of the transmission. I had trouble there when I did my car.  If I remember you have to have the bolts with the heads toward the rear,becuase if you tighten to much the bolts will pull through enough to hit the back of transmission case.

Just something to look at.


Tony, I have seen pipe attachments added into the upper and lower raditor hoses, and I have a head that has a heater hose attachment that comes out just behind the upper radiator hose mount.

I will try to get pics of these up in the next few days.

I just heard of a fellow Mick Geddes from NSW that has a 30U roadster that he wants to restore. You might contact him at

Happy Motoring,

General Discussion / Re: Anyone Home
« on: December 08, 2011, 05:37:16 AM »
Hey, there are car guys out there.

Glenn, the Cupolo looks great. I remember seeing lots of them in Montana when I worked on my uncles wheat ranch. But I guess that was more than a couple years ago. A great project.

My winter project is replacing the head on my 30. There is a hairline crack in the side of the water passage between the water outlet and the number 1 spark plug. No problems when it is running, as the heat seems to close up the crack. After I get back home and it is garaged for a couple days I go out and find the indent for the plg full of pretty green water. Always something.

Hope everyone had the Happy Thanksgiving and I'm wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.

Happy Motoring


General Discussion / Re: Interesting Link
« on: December 08, 2011, 05:27:13 AM »
Chet, You said it "OH" so well. If only all old car guys had that same attitude of helping the other without the $ sign so prominent.

Happy Motoring


General Discussion / Anyone Home
« on: December 06, 2011, 03:47:54 AM »
I know that things are getting cold, and most all our cars are stored away for the winter, but did everyone hibernat like a bear?

Seems like the two primary Plymouth sites are just plain dead at this time.

Happy Motoring,


General Discussion / Re: Interesting Link
« on: December 06, 2011, 03:36:50 AM »
Chet, I don't know how you found this site, but what a find. All kinds of great information.

Maybe we (all of us) can help him in his efforts.

Thanks for sharing.


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