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General Discussion / Re: Compression test
« on: August 17, 2009, 01:35:14 AM »


I don't know what the spec sheet calls for but 50 to 60 from a cold crank seems OK to me.  This is what my car will also produce.  The main thing is that it is relatively even across all cylinders.  The range you stated is good in my book.


General Discussion / Re: Steering Wheel Switch Wiring
« on: August 07, 2009, 01:02:56 PM »

Marty, Thanks for the info and welcome to the forum.  Since there are not many early Plymouths floating around it is always good to know alternate brands that used the same parts.

Do you still have the Desoto ?


General Discussion / Re: Tasmanian Trip
« on: August 04, 2009, 01:31:01 PM »

After a 2,000 mile trip with an engine that does not have an oil filter I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions.   I think a compression test across the cylinders would be a first step.  After that I would drop the oil pan and clean it out.  Take a good look around and see if you notice any damage. 

Did you use an air filter?  The original Plymouth filters worked good in theory only and will let in sandy dust particles from a dirt or dirty road.   This dust can scratch your cylinder walls.  Also the oil pump gears have a tendency to grind themselves down ?

Anyway a great adventure that will provide conversation for many years.   For motor parts there is another post on this forum from 29UJohn.  He recommends:

Check Egge.
They list a new set of pistons for $203.  Better call first.
Hastings will provide a new set of rings for about $75

Great Trip,  Chet…

General Discussion / Re: Tasmanian Trip
« on: August 03, 2009, 06:38:05 PM »
Hi Rodney,

A great accomplishment and some really nice pictures.  What are the two cars directly behind yours in the 3rd. picture ?


General Discussion / Re: Kingpin question...
« on: July 21, 2009, 06:50:52 PM »


As you know a King pin is the same as a hinge pin.  Excessive wear would cause similar problems as bad ball joints in a modern car.  Incorrect wheel camber would produce excessive tire wear.  If you have the front wheels off the ground you should not have excessive horizontal movement.  I have not owned a car with excessively bad king pins but I could imagine that you might feel the wheel shift when turning or it might pull to one side or the other.  I think angular tier wear would be a good clue.

My 2 cents…


General Discussion / Re: Sunday - first outing of 2009
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:56:22 PM »

I am sure I have another speedo head.  The tabs are broken on it but I can check it to see if it works.  Basically I use the Makita drill to turn the head.  Low speed is 15 mph high speed is 25 mph.  Believe it or not I picked it up in an antique store.  They weren’t sure what car it was for.  You can swap the castings.


General Discussion / Re: Sunday - first outing of 2009
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:06:27 AM »
Hi doUg,

Yes the board has been very quiet.  I guess that means everything is running well.  As far as the gas gauge is concerned I assume yours is on the tank like mine.  I would think it would be relatively easy for a glass guy to cut a new crystal for you.   Can’t help with the speedo cable but will keep an eye open.


Glad you stopped by.  I didn’t drive around much basically I am helping my daughter move between two houses and she need the use of my storage space.  By the way I picked up a present for you that you might appreciate.  I am away this weekend and next but we have to hook up soon so I can give it to you.  When I saw it, I new a woody owner would appreciate it.  That’s all I’m saying for now.

My goodness the forum lives,

Hay Doug, How are things down south ?


General Discussion / Sunday - first outing of 2009
« on: July 14, 2009, 06:56:10 PM »

On Sunday I went over to the storage facility and removed the car cover on the 29 and fired her up for a drive.  After sitting since November she started right up without even charging the battery.  Just an FYI, I use a low pressure electric fuel pump.  The Kingston pump is there but it’s currently just for show.  Someday I will hook it up. 

Cheers, Chet…

General Discussion / Re: Weather Off Topic (OT)
« on: June 02, 2009, 01:40:52 AM »

Tks, George,

Things are getting back to normal.  The insurance adjuster came by today so we can now start getting things back in order.  I hope things are going well for you now and I am glad that you are able to stop back in.


General Discussion / Weather Off Topic (OT)
« on: May 30, 2009, 02:24:43 AM »
Well Tuesday of this week and since then we have been pelted with huge amounts of rain in very short periods of time.  Of course the Virginia soil is clay based and doesn’t drain water very easily.  For the last 11 years we have lived here in our current home water free but Tuesday night before I was getting on a plane for a business trip at 5:00 AM the next morning my wife and I spent a number of hours ripping up carpets in our split foyer home.   The insurance adjuster is coming Monday but what a mess and the rains continue to come.

I hope things are going well for you all, but currently we are immersed in more work then I really want to do.  Hopefully at some point this spring I will take my old car out for a drive.  Maybe tomorrow if it doesn’t rain.  (Fat Chance)  Hopefully the wood wheels have swelled up tight. 

Oh well!!!,  Chet…

General Discussion / Re: anyone know anything about Klaxon horns?
« on: April 29, 2009, 01:39:23 PM »
Klaxon.., Was a horn manufacture from New Jersey.  Also known as or for "Economy".  Used in many cars of the day and after market replacements.

Reference Chilton Automobile Directory April 1924


General Discussion / Re: Steering Wheel Switch Wiring
« on: April 20, 2009, 01:27:42 PM »
You peaked my intreast so I went and looked, On my 30U the switch is numbered. Never noticed this before.

I will have to take a closer look.  I haven't had the car out of storage since last year.  Unfortunately my day job is really sucking up all my spare time.


General Discussion / Re: Fan belt replacemant
« on: April 17, 2009, 03:38:07 PM »

The 5/8 V belt should work fine if you get it a little smaller.  You can find them in farm & garden centers that sell a lot of mowers.., Now-a-days they use these size belts for lawn mowers and tractors.  The auto stores generally only have 1/2”


Try this link...

5/8 starting with 32 inch circumference.  They run in 1" increments.

General Discussion / Re: Fan belt replacemant
« on: April 15, 2009, 11:04:03 PM »

The generator adjustment is the only adjustment for the 28Q-29U.  You might need a smaller belt.


General Discussion / Re: Steering Wheel Switch Wiring
« on: April 15, 2009, 11:01:05 PM »

The center wire in the steering column is grounded when you press the horn button.   So this wire is providing the horn with the Plus (+) side of the battery.   The other horn terminal should be going to the Negative side of the battery to complete the circuit.  In the Plymouth diagram this connection is coming from the fuse under the dash, going to the horn, then off to the terminal on the steering wheel switch to complete the path for voltage to your lights.   If the fuse or connections are bad you can connect to any negative path but I would put a fuse in this circuit to protect your wiring.

I am not sure about the numbers, my switch has no numbers or I can't read any ???

Be careful connecting wires in the Plymouth if they are not fused.  You can smoke the wires real quickly.  Use any 10 or 15 Amp fuse to protect your original wiring.

I hope this helps,  Chet…

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