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General Discussion / Re: Brake pistons.
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:32:13 AM »
Do you remember roughly how much that whole get-up cost to get resleeved?

I could probably find the receipt somewhere in the garage tomorrow. But I think it was just over $600. 620-630ish.

That was all of it. Summer of 2014.

General Discussion / Re: Brake pistons.
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:34:14 AM »
These guys do good work. You could call get a price on SS re sleeve.

Pictures from a few years back when I redid my whole brake system. They made the hoses, rebuilt the master cylinder and all the wheel cylinders sleeved with stainless steel.

reply #43

General Discussion / Re: Looking for Guidance
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:06:26 PM »
I forgot to move them into my shared public folder. Thought of it after I posted last night.

Using google to host pictures is much easier than anything else. Phone cloud syncs photos automatically and does any file conversions necessary.

I will continue to convert and upload to the sites picture host with the important stuff, continue building the database.

General Discussion / Re: Looking for Guidance
« on: January 12, 2019, 03:22:36 AM »
At quick glance the fender screws are all showing silver.

Closer look it appears they have black paint on them. See below for the better examples of paint traces.

General Discussion / Re: Stuck Piston Removal Trick
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:46:54 AM »
I am making more project progress than usual, just not on the Plymouth.

However, I did find out there is resident MN babbitt engine shop. I guess there was a pretty well known shop that did a lot of that work in South Dakota and it was bought out (maybe when retired) and moved to Forest Lake MN. Talking with the shop I am having do my current engine machine work, said they are reasonable and quick to turn around parts. Not sure when I may take on that project.

Also received my interior hardware last week.

Frank we should pay a visit to the Old Chrysler Museum, (Blue Tow) looks like hes open afternoons now. We have a cold boring stretch of winter starting....

General Discussion / Stuck Piston Removal Trick
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:39:54 AM »
Dealing with old gas engines and parts for them, you occasionally get one that is seized.

2 summers ago I bought a tractor for parts. It was stored outside and one of the cylinders was seized. Presumably the one with the exhaust valve open. I broke it down into a parts pile after a short attempt at getting it unstuck. With no real plan of using that block, it wasn't high on my list of things to do. This last week I was getting the parts together and off to the machine shop for that project rebuild, and found I had different castings on the tractor i wanted to rebuild and now I want a matching pair which brings me back to the old parts pile. This engine configuration is much different than a standard design. The main part of the engine is actually used as the tractor frame. The "blocks" drop into it 2 cylinders each, with a one piece head that bolts across them horizontally. So with the head off there is not direct access to pound or press the piston out. To remove it without damage, grease does the trick. This thing was soaked with every type of concoction for prolonged periods of time. At the end of the day if you want it out, bush the spark plug hole to take a grease zerk. Get a lot of grease and borrow a power gun if available and you will get results. (look at the PSI rating on the sticker)

General Discussion / Re: Temperature Gauge
« on: December 23, 2018, 07:23:02 PM »
Someone added one to my car sometime at least pre-mid 1950's. They welded a bung on the upper radiator pipe. This would be the best location, as this is the path the hottest water takes to be cooled in this thermosyphon system.

General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:17:44 AM »
Thank you.

General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« on: December 19, 2018, 05:27:12 PM »
Thanks. I can see the look in his face when I ask....

Ballpark idea of cost?

General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« on: December 19, 2018, 04:54:56 AM »
Are all the bearings Babbit? Rods and mains? I haven't taken a peek at my spare yet and want to be certain.

Reason I ask, mine is shot. Ever increasing puking oil on the floor even after just running it. (not driving) Always smoked a ton with any sustained RPM.

I am going to pay a visit to a nearby engine builder soon for a tractor engine project. See how it goes, I like the location, highly rated. I'll ask if he touches that stuff or can refer me to a shop that does.

Stuff 4 Sale / Re: Original 29 Plymouth For Sale (Not Mine)
« on: December 19, 2018, 04:42:21 AM »
Who knows, it is a significant modification to a standard piece of sheet metal. I have not saw it on a Plymouth model previously. 

Stuff 4 Sale / Original 29 Plymouth For Sale (Not Mine)
« on: December 19, 2018, 12:19:07 AM »
Here I thought I had something unique, this thing is its twin. Same discolored hood paint, even has a trunk.

Someone replaced/updated the door handles to something else. Also looks to have a Stewart Werner vacuum canister (Not Kingston) But quite find!

General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:05:47 PM »
Start reading at reply #18 and at least through reply #22 for corrected information. (See link below)

General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:09:45 PM »
I believe copper is correct. This was discussed somewhere previously, I forget where. See picture from my car.

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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