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General Discussion / Re: Spark plug wires
« on: June 08, 2012, 07:14:15 PM »
I had a set of those fabric colored spark plug wires on my 30U and Earl told me that they were not right. I got the plain black rubber ones.

They may be correct for the 28-29, I didn't ask.

Sure think they looks great with the yellow fabric.

If anyone wants a set (already cut) I have them available. No ends on them.

Gary, Happy Motoring

General Discussion / Throttle and Light switch levers
« on: May 24, 2012, 07:51:51 AM »
I know that somewhere on this site someone had reproductions of these levers at one time. Can't seem to find them with a search. I know a fellow that could use some if available. Any help would be appreciated.

Happy Motoring, Gary

General Discussion / Re: Juice brakes
« on: May 05, 2012, 05:03:38 AM »
I was at a show this past weekend and the guy behind me had an original 1927 Chrysler coupe. It only had 2 wheel brakes on the rear and they were mechanical exterior band on steel drums.

He said this was the "cheep" moel and didn't know about the brakes on the upgraded model.

Happy Motoring,
Gary R.

General Discussion / Re: Great find!
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:59:17 AM »
You have got to one lucky guy.

Luggage or trunk racks do come up on eBay once in a while, but you may have to wait a while.

Happy Motoring,

Gary R.

General Discussion / Re: Removing the wheels without screwing up
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:21:43 PM »
Yes the best way to get your caps off is with the correct wrench.

For the rear hubs get a hob puller for the Model TT Ford. That is the ford truck, it has the same threads as the PLymouth. At least it fits my 30U perfectly. These are available from and good Ford parts guy like Mac's Antique Auto Parts, 800-7770948 or Part number is 18-27, but they want $99.95 and you have to use a longer center bolt than they provide. If you are close to Wilsonville, OR you can borrow mine.

Just a little info.


General Discussion / Re: Fifth Year Forum Anniversary
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:14:27 AM »
Chet, sounds good to me. You could list me as POC member.


General Discussion / Re: Gentlemen, I've got a problem
« on: April 12, 2012, 05:17:03 AM »
Chet is correct. The bolts (with a washer) should go from the front toward the rear to provide the necessary clearance to the transmission bolts.


General Discussion / Re: 30U oil consumption
« on: April 10, 2012, 05:52:58 PM »
Jim, Finally got back to the board.

The wheelrights name is Jim Kanne, 1805 SW Parrulo Way, West Linn, OR 97068 and phone is 503-638-5275. Sorry no email.


General Discussion / Re: 30U oil consumption
« on: April 07, 2012, 06:38:24 AM »
Jim, His name is Jim Kanne and I can drive right to his house, but right now I can't find his card with all the info on it. Tomorrow I am busy all day pricing stuff for the Plymouth Club for the Portland Swap Meet. I will get in touch weiwth Jim the first of the week and get back to you.


General Discussion / Re: 30U oil consumption
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:41:21 AM »
Jim, If you need gaskets, Olson's Gaskets, 3059 Opdai Road E., Port Orchard, WA 98366, ph 360-871-1207 or email will have what you need, full sets or individual pieces. I have used them many times and they are great.


General Discussion / Re: Some Plymouth questions
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:04:50 AM »
Here is what I know.

The 28 and 29 Plymouth had wood body and door framework. My 30U is called the new finer and was advertised as and is basically an all steel body. The wood is limited to the floor boards, the interior for the upholstery attachment, and the frame for the business coupe trunk lid.
Apparently the four door sedans for 28 and 29 were made by Hayes. At least my parts book lists all these pieces as Hayes.

All other body parts were made by Briggs. (I think)


General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: March 10, 2012, 05:44:37 AM »
What was refered to as the Silver Dome era ran from 1928 to 1948. According to the POC Judging Guides the pre-35 had black blocks and silver heads. After 35 the heads and block were bothe silver. Refer to the POC site, reference for all the Judging info including colors for most everything.


Hub diameters. The rear hub diameter is much smaller than the front because all the rear does is slide over the tappered axle. The front hub is much larger and holds the inner and outer bearings that ride on the spindle. Therefore the front spokes are much shorter than the rear.

Note: the spokes are also cut at an angle face between the spokes. This allows that the spokes get tighter as they are pressed into the hub.

They are supposed to ride on the center hub and the brake drum and hub only hold them in alignment. They should not ride on the hub bolts.


Chet, The fellow here is Jim Kanne. He has been doing wood wheels forever. He is the one that ended up with the wood wheel colllection from Harrah's. It had been sold twice before he got it and there were still over 2000 wheels in the collection. He has jigs for almost any wood wheel.

He actually sold his business to a fellow in Vancouver, WA (who I have not yet meeet)about a year ago, but still very active in the building of wheels to make sure it is done right.

When I was tearing mine apart I found that one of the rear habs had lead filling the void between the end of the spokes and the hub. They had used the short front wheel spokes and just filled the void. Jim says that there is a company in California (he said the name, but I don't remember it) that does it that way. It would seem the car would ride on the bolts not on the spokes.

Anyway you can contact Jim Kanne at 503-638-5275.

Happy Motoring, Gary

Wayne, They look pretty good. Be sure to ask any questions before you buy.

I'm a long way from Ohio, but if you want to have them sent to me here in Oregon I'll hold them for you.

I just tore my spare wheels apart to have them respoked before I put them on my car. Sold my spare chassis so have to get them done so I can put my old ones on the spare chassis. Cost here is $240.00 per wheel to have new spokes.


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