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General Discussion / Re: Off on a Tangent
« on: May 13, 2017, 11:16:52 AM »
I believe kimmc used 2 part epoxy with sawdust as a filler.  Bondo in thin layers to fill holes and cracks?

Things you are looking for. / Re: license plate light lense
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:53:30 PM »
They have been on ebay from time to time.  Only place I've seen them.  Wonder what the Model A looks like?

General Discussion / Re: vacuum tank float setting - 28 Q
« on: March 29, 2017, 02:05:57 PM »
Chet-my sedan Kingston tank has no vacuum relief and works just fine.  I have seen it on Stewart tanks.

Rwollam-by looking at Chet's picture, the cork diameter is probably about 1.5" or so.  Interestingly my cork has not been replaced or coated since I've owned the car, 1965.  i 've been told corks can be coated with "DOPE" paint from a hobby store.  This was/is used on gas/alcohol engine model airplanes.
Your brass float may be in the wrong location on the shaft allowing the gas level to rise to high.  I had this problem when the top cork stay solder failed and the corks slid up the shaft.

good luck,

(now I need a Kingston for the roadster)

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:52:30 PM »
Nice work, Chet.

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:26:45 PM »
Nice work, Chet!

General Discussion / Re: 29 Plymouth Hubcaps
« on: February 12, 2017, 11:02:08 AM »
From the "Plymouth Bulletin" No. 132, Jan-Feb 1982.  I've always understood the '29 had the "hex" on the inside and the 30U was smooth without the hex.  Otherwise, they appeared the same size and identical script (Old English?) P.  The parts list can be confusing at times and occasionally wrong.

Things you are looking for. / Re: Distributor for a 1929 U
« on: February 07, 2017, 03:54:41 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Handles
« on: January 17, 2017, 10:21:12 PM »
Regarding the handles, the length is the same for all 3 years.  The 30U are narrower with the stronger metal.

For the running board mat, a picture and or part number would be very helpful.

As Chet said, safe travels.  Thanks,

General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Handles
« on: January 17, 2017, 05:39:17 PM »
Hi Ted,  I don't know if they are correct.  There are a number of things that aren't right, bt will save that for another day.

John,  Another dimensional question which I should have thought of before, the base should be 11/16" diameter for the Q, U handles.  Is this what Mike has?  The 30U is closer to 19/32."


General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Handles
« on: January 16, 2017, 05:36:09 PM »
All the 30U handles have the same pattern, but are slightly smaller than Q, U.  They are made of more substantial metal (don't know type) than who knows what.  The diameter of the base is smaller and consequently so is id of escutcheon.  Q, U escutcheons are interchangeable, but not with 30U.

If you have enough material in headliner to go lower, there might be enough to go higher and give you the room you need.

General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Handles
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:51:40 PM »

Thanks for explaining "triple chrome."

At this time, I would commit to 1 each door handle, window crank and Tee handle.

Re: woodgrain on cowl, is a puzzle to me.  Have not seen on Q, U, 30U, but then the total of all models I've seen is 7, excluding mine.  Dave's 29 and a 30U are the only true survivors I've seen.  Some judging info is very clear, e.g. engine color, other not so much.  Rubber running board and front floor mat.  Rubber , ok, pattern?  ribs/inch?


General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Handles
« on: January 15, 2017, 10:00:45 PM »
I had all interior done in chrome and have been slowly changing to nickel as I needed to removed various pieces.  I believe the club wants nickel for authenticity, but you could check to verify.  The pieces I have pictured have the original finish and don't look to be chrome to me.

General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Handles
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:31:41 PM »
I wonder if he could do triple nickel?  Platers I've spoken with in the past said they put chrome over nickel.  Nickel is the correct finish in the interior.

General Discussion / Re: Hayes Body Corp 29U 4 door sedans
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:28:31 PM »
I removed the handles.

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