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General Discussion / Clutch question
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:35:17 AM »
Has anyone installed a 1931 Plymouth clutch on a 1929 Plymouth?  It looks like it will fit, but there are some part number differences in the fork and bell housing, so I wonder....

I need information on how to adjust the clutch on a 1930 U Plymouth.  I am installing a 1930U clutch on my 1929U Plymouth.  A release lever broke on the original clutch on my 1929U. I have located a 1930U clutch pressure plate assy. I installed it in the car and it appears to fit, but I need to know how to adjust it.


Things you are looking for. / Clutch for 29U
« on: June 15, 2019, 10:22:46 PM »
Looking for a clutch pressure plate assembly for my 29U sedan. One of the release fingers broke.

Things you are looking for. / Wiper vacuum valve for dash
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:35:17 PM »
Does anyone know someone who makes Reproductions of the wiper vacuum valve that mounts to the dash?

Stuff 4 Sale / Hubcaps for 29 Plymouth Wood Wheels - Reproductions
« on: April 21, 2018, 07:10:45 PM »
I had four sets of hubcaps for 1929 Plymouth wood spoke wheels reproduced and am offering three sets at cost to Plymouth Owners Club members.  These are the “hex” style.  They are cast of marine grade aluminum alloy and can be polished to look like chrome.  The faces are solid which should be less prone to damage than the originals.  As a result, these new hubcaps are almost three times as heavy as the originals.  They fit perfectly and the script “P” on the front is accurate.  However, due to the casting process, there will be some minor cosmetic flaws.  The left two hubcaps in the accompanying photo have been professionally polished.  The unpolished cost is $170 each plus S&H.  A set of four is $700 including S&H.  For professional polishing (by Dan's Polishing and Chrome) add $45 each.  30 day money back satisfaction guarantee, less S&H.  John Fain, 10038 Willow Cove RD SE, Huntsville, AL 35803.  Phone 334-718-6624, call 9 am to 8 pm Central.  Email:

General Discussion / Rims and balanced wheels
« on: April 08, 2018, 09:24:19 AM »
     When installing new tires recently on my 29U Plymouth, I took a close look at the location of the rim latch and the apparent counter weight on the fellow.  I noticed that when installed, the rim latch is exactly 180 degrees from the apparent counter weight.  Also, some of my rims do not have the rim latch but instead have what I call a hinge pin.  Previously I had a bad shimmy that would occur at 35-40 mph or if I hit a bump.  I noted that previously I had a rim on the front right wheel with the hinge pin type.  I decided to put rims of the latch type on both front wheels.  When I test drove the car, no more shimmy!  Since I have four rims of the latch type and three of the hinge pin type, I used the four latch type on my wheels and one of the pin types for the spare.

General Discussion / Exhaust system question
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:02:21 AM »
What holds the tailpipe on?  There appears to be no brackets rear of the muffler.

General Discussion / Yellow metals ?
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:54:11 PM »
Does anyone know if the differentials or transmissions on our Plymouth’s have any yellow metals in them?  ( brass, bronze, or copper)

General Discussion / Foot rest bent - Any ideas on how to repair?
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
The pole on my 4 door sedan is bent - was that way when I bought it years ago.  Any ideas on how to repair it would be appreciated.
The pole is thin wall, 1 inch in diameter, rolled, and appears to be riveted on the ends.
Most hardware poles I have looked at have an OD of 1.050 inch, so will not fit.
The rivet it very thin and long, an unusual size.
If I find a pole that is the right diameter, I still need to figure. Out how to rivet ends. I thought about anealing a finishing nail to make the rivet.

Or, I could try to figure out a way to straighten the pole.

General Discussion / Steering column floor plate
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:47:18 PM »
I purchased a steering colum floor plate and a gear shift floor plate from Steel Rubber. The gear shift floor plate fit perfectly.  However, the steering column floor plate had to be modified to fit my car. I had to raise the two slots for the pedals about 1/2 inch. I filled in the lower portion by glueing patches on the back.  These are expensive high quality products.  But not sure why the steering column cover did not fit. I wish I had kept the original one, but it was in awful shape.

General Discussion / Early Plymouth Tail Light Stalk - What Year is it?
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:04:10 PM »
Years ago I bought this tail light stalk from a Plymouth Club member.  It is a little different shape than the original 29U tail light stalk.  I used it for years for the right rear tail light. Can anyone tell me what year Plymouth it goes to?

General Discussion / UVIRA Reflectors and Halogen bulbs
« on: August 18, 2017, 09:13:04 PM »
I recently had my headlights rechromed.  I had the reflectors nickel plated and then sent them to Bill Atwood for his UVIRA coating. Bill still only charges $75 including return shipping.  I then installed 25 watt halogen bulbs from Bill Hirsch.  The first picture was taken with the lights off and a flash camera, while the second picture is with the headlights on.  They are much better than before.  The 25 watt bulbs draw about 4 amps each, which is about the same as the  30cp bulbs (#1000) I was using. The original equipped headlights had 21cp bulb with drew about 3 amps each.  Long ago I installed a voltage regulator in the generator and had the cutout converted to a diode with heat sink, both provided by Jim Peterson.

General Discussion / Third Brake Light
« on: February 20, 2017, 03:55:08 PM »
While I had the rear upholstery of my 29U Plymouth removed, I decided to install Third Brake Light for added safety.  I spliced the wires to the harness and ran the wires up the inside. The light bar attaches with suction cups.  If I want to hide it (t a show), I can tuck it behind the seat.  I also put LED lights in my tail lights ( a few years ago).  All are from a Ford Model A parts catalog.

General Discussion / 29 Plymouth Hubcaps
« on: February 10, 2017, 10:21:02 PM »
I am trying to get Vintage Restorations to make hubcaps for the 29 Plymouth with wood wheels.  I need to know if mine are correct.  My rear hubcaps have the octagon shape under the cap.  However, the front hubcaps do not, they are round.  Is this correct?

For thos of you trying to contact Brad Landoll of L&L Antique Auto Trim to purchase running board mouldings (trim), here is the latest information from him thanks to Skinned Knuckles mag:

"During the last few months I have been out of the shop a great deal.  I have some properties some distance away from where I reside and I hired a contractor to do extensive work on them so I could sell them.  Money was paid out and the work was not performed and with the work not being completed the buildings suffered extensive damage.  I have been trying to correct the issues with the buildings but that has required me to be away from the shop.  I believe I have this situation corrected and hopefully can get back to filling orders."


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