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General Discussion / Re: Carb Drips Gas from Air Intake
« on: June 15, 2018, 07:06:35 PM »
After 2nd clean out, it only leaked about a teaspoon full over 24 hours.  A short 2 mile drive yesterday afternoon resulted in no overnight leak with the stopcock turned off on the vac tank.  I'm putting this in the win column, for the moment.  I have a rebuild kit on the way and may replace needle valve.  Rich, your advice appears to have worked - thank you and Chet for your input. 


General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:55:43 PM »
Great work, as usual, Chet!

General Discussion / Re: Carb Drips Gas from Air Intake
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:50:41 PM »
I'll disassemble, clean and check float and level again.  Pretty sure there is one jet that can't be removed.

Thanks Chet and Rich for your suggestions.  Probably a week or so before diving in.  I'll post results.

General Discussion / Re: Carb Drips Gas from Air Intake
« on: June 06, 2018, 05:04:40 AM »
Interesting thought.  Would the gas be pushed back up through the strainer cap?  I have not remvoved the cap to watch.  The liquid volume decreases over time.  First thing to mind was some type of pressure differential, siphon?  I don't know all the internal plumbing.

Float seems intact.  Plexiglass bowl, anyone?

Doesn't leak when running.

General Discussion / Carb Drips Gas from Air Intake
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:43:36 AM »
Hi folks,

Anyone have this problem on a Carter RT-08 and solved it?  I'm stumped.  Leaks even with gas shut from vac tank.

Unfortunately Jon, Carb Shop, says this is what they do, but doesn't seem right.  Never a dull moment.

Thanks for any input,

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:26:04 AM »
Chet,  Never mind, I screwed up!  I blame the beer.   frank

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:37:53 AM »
Chet,  Check your link, the one for the is correct.

Are you sure you don't want to install window regulator until after paint?  My recollection is the slotted screws face out towards inner door skin.

Great work!


General Discussion / Re: 1929 U windshield removal?
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:08:26 AM »
Here are a few i sorted through the years.

#132, Jan-Feb 1982, Q and U 1928-29-30, "Launching the Mayflower" J Benjaminson
#141, Jul/Aug 1983, b&w picture of 29U 4dr Deluxe Sedan, side view
#247, Mar-Apr 2001, "On the rim" Edwin Sapp on changing tire on split rim
#248, May-Jun 2001, 'u-joint upgrading" directions for fabricating metal U-joints used on a 30U.  Picture and note from E. M. "Bud" Bush, Jr. about GREATEST PLYMOUTH EVER BUILT - ('32PB)
#259, Mar-Apr 2003, Q and U article "Beginnings" J Benjaminson.  Color front cover Earl Buton, Jr Q Touring and back Joe Hernandez 29U 4Dr Sedan
#279, "Gimmie a brake" Edwin Sapp on replacing 29U brakes.  I don't have this one.

General Discussion / Re: where do these go...?
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:46:42 PM »
Wonder if these are coupe specific?  I don't remember seeing anything like these on my sedan.

General Discussion / Re: Dave's 1929 U Resto project
« on: May 06, 2018, 03:01:26 PM »
Dave was over yesterday with his gauge and we measured 75 psi for all cylinders, 1989 rebuild of .030 over.  I'm happy; thanks Dave.

Plugs were pretty black, though.  I believe this is from the carb.  It's been a long time since they were brown.  Time to clean the carb.

Also been puttering with vacuum on intake before this .  Initial measurement is a bouncy 20 - 21 at idle  Could dial it back to about 18 with major movement in distributor.  Needle settles to stationary with increased rpm.  These measurements are done with Spark Advance knob in Full Retard.  All this is a waste of time with the carb not operating properly.

I understand now.

Good, you are able to read the FEDCO number.  Mine was extremely hard to decipher due to exposure to the elements.  Attempting to find what month it was made, but no luck so far.

Does your body tag have a manufacturer stamped in it?  If so, who?

If you haven't gotten a manual for your car, they are extremely helpful for people like me.  I wish I had one when I bought my car.  It would have answered a myriad of questions.  You can find reproductions and originals on ebay from time to time.  Google 1929 manual, but you know that.

Things you are looking for. / Re: Newbie on forum
« on: April 27, 2018, 07:56:50 PM »
Welcome!  Someone might have an idea for you.  Unfortunately, I can't help.    Good luck.   frank

General Discussion / Re: 29 4 door deluxe vs not a deluxe?
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:02:05 PM »
Know major addition was was cowl lights and bright trim on the cowl at the hood.

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