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General Discussion / Re: Red Head?
« on: August 11, 2012, 04:31:32 AM »
Looking at my parts book "PLYMOUTH MASTER PARTS LIST" for all models prior to 1934 it has the following listing for heads.

Cylinder Head  Q --- part number 42721
Cylinder Head  U --- part number 301074
Cylinder Head (silver dome) 30-U --- part number 310271
Cylinder Head (silver dome) PA --- part number 394996
Cylinder Head ...PAX, PBX (small bore engine) --- part number 376819
Cylinder Head (silver dome) -- PB ---part number 387542
Cylinder Head (red head) (also includes 385441 cover) PB --- part number 390864
Cylinder Head (silver dome) (use 381552 tim.cov.) PC --- part number 610638
Cylinder Head (red head) (use 385440 tim.cov.) PC  --- part number 610639
Cylinder Head (aluminum) (service package) PC, PD ---part number 615811
Cylinder Head (red head) PCX (small bore engine) --- part number 603074
Cylinder Head ((silver dome) --PCX up to engine PCX-1371 (use 381533 timing hole cover) and after engine PCX-1371 (use 385432 timing hole cover) (small bore engine)
Cylinder Head (silver dome) PD --- Part number 610650
Cylinder Head (red head)  PD --- part number 610652
Cylinder Head PDX (small bore engine) --- Part number 610654

It appears that there is a reference for the "red head" for the PB, PC and PD - interesting that these call for a different timing gear cover

There is a reference for the "aluminum head" for the PC and PD - different head gasket, studs, and washers
These are all the references to Cylinder head. There are a lot of listings for studs, washers etc.

Hope this helps

Gary R. - Happy Motoring

General Discussion / Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« on: June 22, 2012, 06:40:10 PM »
It is just amazig what is still out there. You have one great neighbor.

A great item for your project.

Good Luck and Happy Motoring, Gary R.

General Discussion / Re: Visitor from Down Under
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:26:11 PM »
Did a little more digging into my Parts book.
It lists part number 71028 for the Q after RW-167-P (US built) and GP-323-D (Canadian built)
And part number 301090 for the U.
Not sure if that is the difference between straight and curved of maybe straight used on the old Maxwell engine.

Gary R. - Happy Motoring

General Discussion / Re: Visitor from Down Under
« on: June 17, 2012, 11:46:10 PM »
Not really sure about the export cars, but think the 28 & 29 cars had a straight tube spark plug wire holder and the 30U had one that curved down toward the distributor.  (Note: the curved one has one of the holders that go to the head bolt missing, and that it is a little longer toward the back or fire wall than the straight one)

Gary R., Happy Motoring

General Discussion / Re: Visitor from Down Under
« on: June 17, 2012, 07:20:34 AM »
Gary, Hope you have a great trip.

With regard to the windshild mechanism, do you need a complete one, or do you have one to rebuild?

The rebuild I can help you with.

Gaskets are available from Olson's Gaskets, 3059 Opdal Road E., Port Orchard, Washington, 98366 - eMail is

Bob Clark at 105 Wolftrap Road SE, in Vienna, Virginia 22180-4940 may have your carb kit if it is Carter RT-08 or DRT-08. try

Gary R., Happy Motoring

General Discussion / Re: loose shifter
« on: June 14, 2012, 09:12:56 AM »
Excellent breakdown and step by step instruction. I guess I can tighten mine up this fall as well.

Gary, Happy Motoring

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.


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