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General Discussion / WME Shackle
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:17:34 PM »
I thought this was interesting any comments would be appreciated:

I am working on cleaning up the rear suspension on my 29 and my rear leaf spring shackles are marked WME Pat. 1921 - 25  They look and work exactly like the Tryon Shackles.  I could not find any reference to a Manufacturing Co. WME in my 1924 Chilton Automobile Directory.  Another Mystery ??

Also the leaf spring shackle plates are marked Right (Passenger) and Left (Driver's Side).  I have yet to determine if there is any difference.

Cheers Chet...

General Discussion / Hershey in October
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »

Just an FYI if anyone will be going to Hershey PA for the AACA meet.  The wife and I will be at Hershey on Wednesday & Thursday and it would be great to say hi to anyone searching the swap meet from this forum.  If you are attending and want to meet up, send me an email at


General Discussion / Is this Original Equipment ???
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:11:16 PM »

Does the rearview mirror pictured below look original for a 29 Plymouth ?

General Discussion / Windshield wipper assy.
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:57:04 AM »

Whenever I finish this car it will have to go through a one time inspection and before I can get a Delaware registration the car will have to have a working windshield wiper.  I have collect possible solutions over the years but I am not sure if any of them will work OK.  I have two Trico motors used on phantom cars which had exterior mounts.   Neither work so before I waste time and money I was wondering if anyone has a solution to the wiper assembly issue.  I was told the one I had on the car couldn't be fixed ?? I am not even sure if it is correct for the car ??

Any advise would be appreciated.

General Discussion / Could use some help
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:42:54 PM »
Does anyone have pictures of the rear and front sections of the 29Plymouth roof looking from inside the car with or without the headliner.  I have some but nothing that shows the area over the rear window or front windshield in any kind of detail.

I am trying to make a few decisions on the reconstruction of the 29 4-door sedan roof.  From the rear section's metal skin there is a definite left to right curvature to the roof.   In most pictures the roof looks pretty flat but looking at the front metal form of the cowl, it does have a slight arc to it.  Can anyone confirm whether the front section of the roof is at a slight arc or does it lay completely flat in reference to the windshield sun visor. 

As you probably know already there was no original roof wood left on my car.  I have plenty of pictures of original roof construction but I am still flying blind.  Any help would be appreciated.

General Discussion / Dashboard FYI
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:21:02 PM »
Dashboard Warning for 28-30 Plymouths.

On my 29 the 6 Dashboard slotted screws that hold the dash in place are an obsolete screw size.  They are round head screws with a thread size of 1/4-24TPI.  Modern machine screw sizes are 1/4-20 and 1/4-28.  The 1/4-24 isn't used anymore especially in a round head with a diameter of 0.567 (approx. 9/16)  and a head height of 0.150 (approx. 5/32)  If you work in this area try not to damage these screws because they are not readily available.  I believe the tap and die may still be available if you have your own metal lathe.

Classic Exotic has 1/4 24 screws but not the correct head size:

General Discussion / Need Some Advise
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:15:52 AM »
After removing the wood which the previous owner installed I am puzzled about how the front door hinges attach to the car.  Below is a picture of the passenger side area before removing the wood.  Besides the metal brackets there is a steel face piece that I believe goes on over the hinges but maybe this is incorrect.

Here is a picture of the passenger side hinge slots with the wood removed.  It appears that the frame was cut with a hack saw and the previous owner flattened the flange in the hinge area. Maybe because the doors wouldn't align properly.

Can someone please advise or provide pictures of an unmolested hinge mount.

Many Thanks in advance...

General Discussion / Off on a Tangent
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:50:50 AM »
I was able to get two screws into the broken side of my steering wheel after clamping and gluing the rim into place.  The pictures look really bad but even broken the wheel was actually pretty strong but after getting the two stainless steel screws in place, the wheel is now extremely strong.

I would like to keep this original steering wheel and thought I would find some product that would work well to fill all the wood cracks and then sand the wheel smooth and concentric.  Once this was done I was thinking of fiberglass the rim.

All comments and ideas appreciated.

General Discussion / Forum members meet
« on: April 24, 2017, 02:59:40 PM »
Hi all, I have been down in Florida visiting with the grand kids and just got back yesterday.  On the drive back I had the pleasure of stopping by Ted's home (racertb), in northern Florida.  My wife and I got a chance to look at Ted's beautiful 29 and his 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe.  Both cars are in great original condition.  Below is a picture the wife snapped. 

In the picture the old guy on the left is me and Ted is on the right.

General Discussion / Really need some dimensional help
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:32:59 AM »
Could use another check measurement Please:

Since the roof of my car is off and probably wasn't correct anyway, I would like to install a strip of wood across the top to hold the door frames in their proper position before I tighten down the door pillars.   What I need is:

The distance between the rear doors.  See picture below:
29U 4 door Sedan

Many Thanks,  Chet...

General Discussion / FYI - Plymouth Heater
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:12:57 PM »
I ran across this image while cleaning out some computer files. 

I think this was on ePay awhile back:

Anybody ever see one of these installed ?

General Discussion / Some dimensional help needed.
« on: February 10, 2017, 10:57:25 AM »
I have been working on a wood templet from which I will cut my new sill plates.  I have completed the template and I am now looking to confirm my work before cutting the hardwood for the Sills.  Since the Sill member is bolted to the frame in 7 places on both sides I am very confident that my measurements are dead on accurate.  As a quick check I was wondering if someone with a 29U 4 Door sedan could provide the following rear body section width measurement.

I am looking for a ballpark measurement as a check:  From the right bottom edge of the rear door support member steel cap, at the floor to the left side.  See pictures for clarity.  Both rear doors would have to be open so you can measure from outside edge to outside edge.


Many Thanks in Advance,  Chet...

General Discussion / Some dimensional help needed.
« on: January 26, 2017, 04:38:47 PM »
Since nothing of my floor was original I am trying to piece together what was probably there.  The next couple of questions would be a big help.

Question 1:

How much gap is there between the rear body section and the gas tank bracket. 
Measured between the body and the top of the support bracket.

Question 2:  See picture..

Question 3:  It appears that the front section is equidistant from the end of the frame to the firewall.  My question is:  How much gap if any is between the firewall and the front fender assembly.  See picture below.

Many thanks in advance,  Chet...


General Discussion / Need Some Help
« on: January 17, 2017, 12:51:55 PM »
I need some dimensions from a 29U 4 door owner. 

My car is back on the ground after the front end work.  The car is now sitting square left to right which I feel was a major accomplishment for my old car.  However I think the car sits to high in the back and I would like to compare some average measurements from another 29U 4Door sitting on a reasonable level road surface or garage floor.

First:  The height of the Front Bumper assembly Bolt (center of Bolt to Ground)

Second:  The height of the Rear Bumper assembly Bolt (center of Bolt to Ground)
Third:     The distance between the rear shackle pins from center to center.

Many Thanks,  Chet...

General Discussion / Forum Profile
« on: January 09, 2017, 10:29:48 AM »
A member asked that the Forum Default should show the most recent post on top.  This feature is settable in you personal profile settings:

Modify Profile/Look and Layout/ Check Box Show most recent post at the top. 

I reset the forum Default for all users to show most recent post on top.  I believe you can still go in and change this if you prefer the opposite. 

Please let me know if there are any issues with this change.  Chet...

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