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General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: Today at 01:09:47 AM »
Well done, Chet!  Are you going to try a copper paint on the "silver" areas?

Frank the 29 was silver the 28 was copper or brown.  The 28 also said Chrysler above the Plymouth.  So you might say that the 29 was the first true Plymouth car.   :)

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 04:13:46 PM »

Eric, you are right on.  I googled it and it translates exactly to what you posted.  Interesting that it is Spanish I thought maybe Latin or maybe they are synonymous but definitely a legal term.

Very interesting, Thanks...

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:35:23 AM »
That's Great John, I'll shoot you an email.

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 02:47:07 AM »

Any idea what it represents.

General Discussion / Firewall Tag
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:45:48 PM »
Does anyone know if anybody reproduces this Tag ?

If not I will try to have one reproduced.  Also anyone know what the top line reads above PLYMOUTH MOTOR CORP.?

Might be able to clean it up better if I can remove the extra paint without further damage.

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:48:39 PM »
I found a white enamel paint in a hobby shop near my home. 

The Testor Corp   # 1145-RM11451_0611  Gl. White/Blanc   0.25oz bottle  $2.00
Rockford, IL  61104  (800-962-6654)

Seemed to work very well, hopefully it wears well also.


General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:40:56 AM »
No middle of eastern Pa. Hour and half north of Hershey .  You probably went up I 95 thur Jersey .

Thatís right, I knew you were North and not in Connecticut.  Either way Iíll be going back to get the motor when they are finished.

As far as the motor is concerned yes we were right on the edge of usefull life.  Basically fixing many years of neglect and not just the motor.

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:59:21 PM »

I thought you lived in upstate NY.  I am not sure where i81/i80 are.., we just let the GPS lead us to where we needed to go.  I believe we were on i81 between Bridgeport & Hartford.  Probably 81 to 84 just don't remember now.  Are you in Connecticut or NY ?  We were only in NY long enough to get from NJ to Connecticut. 

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:26:04 PM »
The Motor Continued...

I delivered the motor safe and sound to J&M Machine in Southborough, Massachusetts.  They keep a Facebook Page and will be sharing photos of the rebuild in progress.  If anyone is interested the link is below and you do not have to be a Facebook member to view the pictures.  John reports that the pistons are the original stock size.  My assumption is that this is the first major rebuild.

The weather has turned a little cold but I have still been making progress.  I sent out my Original Generator and Starter motor to Don Allen in Florence, Oregon.  Don was featured on JAY  LENO'S  GARAGE.  Don will be completely restoring these parts to original like new condition.  This includes rewinding and wiring both the Generator and Starter motor with all new parts.  A "like new" engine deserves a "like new" Generator and Starter.  Below is a link to Don's web site.

Neither one of these processes are inexpensive and just my personal choice.  Currently I am waiting for the wiring harness so if the weather gets better I will start on cleaning up the front frames and engine firewall.  Of course working on the toe board will be a lot easier without the engine.

Happy Holidays,  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:34:56 AM »
I have never done anything with powder coat.  My assumption is that after you apply the powder you have to bake the item.  I do have another 29 emblem that is in really bad shape that I can experiment with. 

Do you think I could match an artist's oil paint and then spray the emblem with clear coat ?

There is a powder coat guy near me I'll see if I can find a white match and his willingness to part with some magic powder. 

General Discussion / Radiator Emblem
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:21:36 PM »
Has anyone had any luck fixing a chip in the enamel of the Plymouth Radiator Emblem.  See below the chip in the sail.


General Discussion / Re: engine bay splash pans....
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:55:24 AM »
Yeah . no problem here either . Make sure your rebuilder puts the longer head stud in right spot , for horn mounting .

Tom, My horn mounts to the water intake casting on the side of the block not the head bolts.

General Discussion / Re: engine bay splash pans....
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:50:19 PM »
Hopefully you guys are not in a rush, with the holidays and other distractions.., time is at a premium.  When I can catch a break I'll get this done.
Currently heading north to drop off my motor at J&M Machine.


General Discussion / Re: engine bay splash pans....
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:04:31 PM »
Kim & Tom,

Since my motor is out I snapped a picture of the front support for the side gravel guards.  If you guys need.., once I get the piece cleaned up I could trace it so that you could make one on a sheet metal break.

It bolts under the front engine mount.


General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:32:55 PM »
Well now Chet.  Those circus colors would go nicely with the polka dot interior!  Could have some interesting combos in those taxi's, you know.   Engine came out easy since you didn't mention issues?    frank

Yes engine came out with no problems.  Once the Bell Housing cleared the mounting brackets a slight turn to the left and the engine cleared the steering box.  No issues.  Today I load it into the back of the pickup for the drive north.

About the colors, OK, ok I lost my head.  Although it would be entertaining to see 22 clowns running in and out of the car.  Very reminiscent of an Air Show I attended recently with my P15.  Walked away to get a burger for lunch and found a whole family including three kids jumping up and down on the seats in my 48 Plymouth.  Now I lock the doors when I wander away.

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