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General Discussion / Re: Renovate wooden wheels
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:22:23 AM »
The spokes are not glued, but held together by precise milling at time of assembly with the hub and felloe.  Through the years, the wood may loose moisture and become "loose" if you remove the brake drum and center hub.  If you go this far, be sure to mark each spoke so you will know the exact order to re-assemble them.

Don't know original assembly process.

General Discussion / Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:12:19 AM »
Well, good pictures.

On the floor board, Yes, throttle, footrest and Starter Pedal switch - it is mounted on the engine bell housing.  What you see protrudes through the floor board.

From what I can see, your Choke is next to the Ignition Key and Timing adjustment to left of Ammeter/Oil cluster.  You can follow the cables to see where they go.
 This is reverse of my setup.

You are correct about the wiper switch.  It screws out to allow the vacuum to activate the wiper motor.  The toggle is for the dash light.

Thanks, hursst.  I got both from Floyd many years ago and have them on my car.  Unfortunately the knobs are a bit larger than stock and I was never clear the CHOKE was patterned after an original.

General Discussion / Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« 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.


General Discussion / Re: 1929 Weatherstrip - Questions
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:16:57 AM »
Chet, Dave will probably give pictures of his car.

Based on his, I did the windlace in a flat black vinyl.  Kim's picture shows the vertical and horizontal across the top of the door interior.

My rear window looks to be one piece metal.    frank

General Discussion / Re: Renovate wooden wheels
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:47:27 AM »
I removed old paint by hand with a paint stripper, sanded; finished spokes with with spar varnish for a natural look.  Metal pieces are body color.  You can judge, if this method is good advice (or not!)  Good luck to you.

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:13:09 PM »
Mine are painted black, rear and front.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Paint Chips for 28/29
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:21:37 AM »
Thanks, Chet.  I obviously do better with copy & paste.   frank

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:20:00 AM »
I'm really not trying to be a pain!

Tail lamp = "bucket" + "door,"  bracket is black, as you say.

Now for the 29 bumper, I left out the word "plate" that you so kindly circled in red.  I did the rear in black also.  These pieces are supposed to have a shiny metal rectangular "cap" over them.  When you see Joe H's car, note how these look.  He told me what belonged there and had them made for his car.  My plate has a slightly raised portion where this thin, rectangular piece fits.

My understanding for the 28 bumper is the same as yours. Here's a 28 left rear for your collection.

General Discussion / Re: Paint Chips for 28/29
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:36:46 PM »
Chet,  found this site today.  Interesting to play with and see which Chrysler cars by year use same color.

Marquette Blue IM-103,  from hand written notes here is a formula I labeled Dupont/DUCO 246-30274  Marquette Blue

21 1/2 fl oz  246-050  Dark Blue (Chinese)
 2  3/4 fl oz  246-0091 White
 7  5/8 fl oz  246-052  Prussian Blue

I'll keep looking in my folders for more info.     frank

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:24:22 PM »
Chet,  some clarification::

The only chrome I have inside was done in error and have been slowly going to nickel.  I don't know if the light and hand throttle will ever be changed to nickel, however.  I'm leery of any brute handling them.

Outside metal I left natural metal, aluminium, are hub caps and running board trim.  Tail lamp was all chrome.  Outer bumper are black, but I have seen them in chrome.

Hub caps:  I understood the 'shroom 30U wood wheel was like the 29U except it had no octogon on the inside, but was smooth to the lip where it met the hub.  frank

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:12:25 PM »
Kim,   I'm unclear on exterior door handle plating and tire rim "color", mine are black like Ted's.  My rule has been chrome outside, nickel inside.  Of course there are a few interior items in chrome before I knew differently.      frank

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:46:07 AM »

You're handy with a welder, you could fab an angle iron piece in place of the dash.  The steering column could be securely attached for wheeling wherever.  If you choose to use body color, dash is ready to shoot with car, along with interior window trim; I know you won't forget the rear window - I did but my upholsterer didn't.
As you say, fender removal is a requisite for a good gloss black all over.  Mine were painted separately.  I'm sure you know the panel under the doors down to the running boards is black, at least on my car.


General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:11:19 PM »
Nice repair on the dash.  You may want to re-think painting the dash in situ.  Getting adequate coverage on ends, bottom and back might be difficult.   frank

(Like your "sooner or later" to John.  The "later" is what worries me)

General Discussion / Re: Master Cylinder Replacment Canister
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:54:46 PM »
Rich,  It appeared paypal included my address to you.  Thanks,  frank

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