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General Discussion / Oil Pressure and Vacuum Fuel pump.
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:37:08 AM »
There were some great questions and observations concerning the Oil Pump from Dave's Resto Project Thread.  So we don't highjack Dave's Thread.., I started this new thread as a continuation from that discussion.

rwollman,  I am not familiar with the Model Q - Maxwell engine.  I am attaching a picture of the Model U Chrysler engine showing the pressure release valve. 

This is a picture of the Oil-Vac pump on the Model U engine.  It appears that Oil-Vac are created as a combination of the total volume of both that is moved by the pump.  So it would be logical if you capped the vacuum side you would make up the difference by pulling more oil.  Also if the ID of the vacuum opening was bigger than designed you would logically pull less oil.  What the ratio is would take some experimentation. 

It appears that there is a very precise balance between all these items to come together to create the correct result.  I would think that oil viscosity could also play a role. 

Any thoughts.

General Discussion / 1929 Weatherstrip - Questions
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:12:06 PM »
  • Was there weather stripping around the door frames.  If so, anyone have any pictures ?
  • Also interested in how the hinge pillars are weather sealed ?   
  • Was there a metal rear window frame, I don't believe I have one.
After the plating snafu I may be asking many more...

Pictures of original interior appreciated. 


General Discussion / Paint Chips for 28/29
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:34:11 PM »
Anyone have a paint code or chip for Marquette Blue and Marine Blue ?

General Discussion / 29 Sedan Roof comments welcomed
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:20:16 PM »
Dave sent me some excellent pictures of his original roof along with measurements.  I created this diagram to be my work note reference for the positioning of the roof bows during the construction of the roof for my 29 sedan.  If anyone has any additional info I would greatly appreciate it.  I already have a template for the slight arc of the roof.

See diagram below and any comments welcomed.

Hopefully the weather warms up this week as we head toward the weekend.

Thanks, Chet...

General Discussion / Need Some Help
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:29:49 AM »

I am getting ready to install a new wiring harness and would like to get some pictures of the firewall showing the wiring harness and how it is routed.  I have pictures of Ted's car and I would like to get some other examples so that I can pin down exactly how it looked originally.   Any help would be appreciated.


General Discussion / Interesting Accessory
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:33:12 AM »
The wife & I were rummaging through some antique stores this afternoon and I ran across this Trico Vacuum Fan.  Probably go better with my 48 but I think it might look neat in the 29 ?  Any comments:

It probably came available in the late 1930's. Definitely pre WW2.  I also found this document on the Internet.

General Discussion / Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
« on: December 23, 2017, 03:56:27 PM »

To All !!!

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 / 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 / Does Anyone know...
« on: December 02, 2017, 11:53:25 PM »
Does anyone know if the Bell Housing on a 29U engine can be removed without loosening or removing the flywheel.

General Discussion / 29 Wire Harness
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:12:38 PM »
I placed an order with YnZ's Yesterdays Parts for a new wire harness for my 29.  I added a couple of wiring extras that they had no trouble understanding and working through with me so that we were both speaking the same language.

Dave was correct in his assessment that actually talking with a live person and working out the details is a major benefit.

My plan is to work on prepping the car for the eventual installation of the harness then I will be able to fit the floor back in.  Currently its very easy with the floor out and the frame exposed to run wires and do some painting and cleanup tasks.

General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving !!!
« on: November 23, 2017, 02:55:34 AM »

General Discussion / 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:10:35 PM »
All Suspension Work Completed

The original Build Thread was getting quite long so I decided to start another since this Thread completes most of the structural work and all the suspension restoration.  I must admit that new springs all around and repairing the problems with the mismatch shackles makes a big difference.  So after a year since I started the restoration the car is finally sitting on it's own four wheels again and in perfect alignment.

So on to the next chapter.  I'll be working on replacing the floor next ?


General Discussion / FORUM OUTAGE
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:41:49 AM »
Dear All,

Very sorry for the forum being down for the past 20 hours.  I believe we are finally back up and running.

Sorry for any inconvenience.  Please let me know if you experience any issues with functionality. 


I read an article awhile back which was commemorating the 100 anniversary of the Model ‘T’.  The author brought out a point that none of us truly have experienced first hand.  Sure many of us have lived through the “See the USA in your Chevrolet” and paid 17 to 23 cents a gallon but none of us truly understand the real impact of the automobile on daily life in the early 1900’s.   The author proposed that the automobile gave people something that they didn’t have prior and that was leisure time.   How you might ask with all the early maintenance that need to be done to keep these cars road worthy.   Well when you think about it prior to the automobile you had a horse and possibility a wagon.   If you only used it to go to town once a week you still had to feed and care for your horse daily.  The car on the other hand only needed gas when you used it so thus a whole new era of leisure time was created.

The author proposes “Sadly, as with everything, when something slips from current events into history much of its significance becomes lost.  Since we don’t have a direct recollection of the times, we cannot (even with vivid imaginations) appreciate what a difference it made in people’s lives.”

The author was Jay Klehfoth  CEO of the Model ‘T’ Ford Club of America in 2008.

The article struck a cord with me in that I recall from my summer drives how people would react to my car and probably most would appreciate the age but all would walk away thinking how primitive those early cars were.  The reality is quite the opposite.  Our old cars are marvels of human ingenuity which have survived 80 years of wars, politics, hard economic times, the elements of nature, and the rising price of gasoline.   

So don’t hate garaging the old girl for the winter, appreciate the fact that you don’t have to go out to the barn every day to feed and clean up after her.  Well maybe a few drops of oil on the floor but in the great scheme of things not bad at all.  I wonder what people will think of my laptop 100 years from now ?


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