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General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
Hi Dave, Glad to hear from you.  Thanks for the reply.  How is your car coming ?

I'm around. Just been making the most of the last half of summer. Got a new toy (that is not a project) been using that and you know fall is tractor season....
Car has been at a standstill. I'm thinking my engine needs to be rebuilt or swapped for my spare (if that is in good shape). It maybe coincidence or a result of flushing with detergent oil and/or adding Lucas oil treatment, but its leaking bad now and blowing oil out of the breather after a run. Drove it around the block Sunday when rearranging my garage for the winter and there is a ton of blow by smoke in the cab. Shes pretty wore.

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General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:53:30 PM »
Sorry about the luck. If anything, hopefully it saves someone else some pain.

Thread here. http://www.1948plymouth.info/28Q29U/index.php?topic=1260.msg8069#msg8069

Re linked below. Credit to Tom



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Welcome!

I like spare parts.......

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Sedan Roof comments welcomed
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:04:59 AM »
Geoff57,

I have not repaired my roof yet, the work posted has all been Chet. I have just taken a few pictures and measurements.

See his details here > http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/08312017.htm

Here > http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/09132017.htm

and the main thread here > http://www.1948plymouth.info/28Q29U/index.php?topic=1102.90

If there is a specific original part that I can measure or take a picture of let me know.

Good luck!

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General Discussion / Re: Battery Cable Question
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:43:47 AM »

 Also there is a connection from the drivers side head bolt through a grounding block attached to the firewall.  This ensures good grounding to the cowl and dash assembly which is partially insulated by the wood framing. 

Hope this helps,  Chet...

Are you talking about about piece under the brake reservoir? I believe its purpose is limit the engine from twisting (torquing). It's rigid and has vibration damping, (shock absorbing) material behind it. I believe its insulated electrically.


I have the strap at the battery, goes straight to the frame. And the other strap Chet talked about on the passenger side.

This thread came up at a good time. I have been experiencing harder starts, starter struggling when gas starts entering (Choke). The lights are dim, I just figured they always sucked  :o. A few weeks back at the Nowthen show I left it over night, at the end of the day (total darkness) I was driving it across the grounds and noticed with the lights on it didn't have enough juice to run the horn.

Think I'll start with a clean up of all major electrical points of contact and see what happens.


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General Discussion / Re: Battery Cable Question
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:26:05 AM »
Dave - thanks for pic.   Looks like battery connects to frame and starter switch and another ground from transmission to frame on passenger side?

I'm curious as to what is correct even though I'll probably wire up the way I have for now with bigger cables.   Would I need the other ground off passenger side?

No grounds on my transmission, the cable on the passenger side is the speedo.

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General Discussion / Re: Battery Cable Question
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:09:04 PM »
From an old picture in my gallery.


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General Discussion / Re: Battery Cable Question
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:07:16 PM »
I believe mine is a flat strap as well. I'll take a look later to confirm.

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More like impossible to find. (in a usable condition)

There is a guy that used my good handles to recast and make new ones for members here. If you search it, you can find the thread. Or if you want contact info we can provide it. Think you are a ways away from those finishing touches. But if you decide to keep and it redo the car, order them up!

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Tom beat me  :)

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Key lock handle is on the passenger side. (mine was and I believe it is correct based on past discussions)

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General Discussion / Re: Member Sighting - Nowthen MN Show
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:44:37 AM »
It is funny the different feedback you get from people. Some enjoy the story, some want to tell you a story. At one point I think Frank and I at the same time had 2 different people telling us individually how they like our car for how he finished it, or how cool mine was raw.  ;D

Didn't spend a ton of time sitting by mine, (was out both Friday and Saturday) but managed to hear about a half dozen "Don't ever paint that car!"


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General Discussion / Member Sighting - Nowthen MN Show
« on: August 19, 2018, 05:58:25 PM »
Met Frank for breakfast Saturday morning, we were doing our part to represent early Plymouth's in the car show portion of the Nowthen Threshing Show. Few laughs, few beers, some smart talk, fun day over all.

(I know someone will ask, the blue car in the far left of one of the pictures is a 28 Pontiac)




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Things you are looking for. / Re: Needing a 29U rad cap...
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:45:58 AM »
Close up of my original





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General Discussion / Re: Pressure Plate Located
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:03:23 PM »
I never did price it. I forgot all about at the time, my focus was getting the axle bearings replaced and dealing with the busted pinion gear retainer.

Whats pricey? I guess I have no idea how to assign a cost to an odd ball bearing. I don't remember what the axle bearing setups cost.

If you have the serial number handy call cuttersales and see what they say.

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