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General Discussion / Re: front fenders
« on: September 26, 2011, 01:18:03 PM »
Yes, this helps a lot.  Thanks Gary. 
Kim Mc

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General Discussion / front fenders
« on: September 25, 2011, 01:33:29 AM »
Can anyone tell me if '28 sedan front fenders are the same as '29 business coupe front fenders?  Thanks.

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Rusty and Chet; thanks for the replies.  Good to know that cooling should not be a problem.  By the way, I follow the forum and I appreciate your posts regarding your restoration adventures.  These will be a help to me.  Kim

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I'm working on restoration of my '29 biz coupe.  I know cooling the '29 engine can be an issue since it doesn't have a water pump.  Also, summer air temperatures in the central valley of CA where I live could present a challenge to keeping the engine running cool when driving it in during hot weather.  I was wondering if anyone out there has experimented with placing a small 6v in-line water pump alongside the lower radiator hose to force more water through the radiator?  Would this work?  Could it overwhelm the radiator flow capacity and force water out the overflow (thereby making the overheating problem potentially a bigger problem).  It seems to me that such a strategy could work and would not require major modifications.  I would appreciate hearing thoughts and ideas, especially from anyone who may have tried this or other modifications to improve engine cooling.  Thanks.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: 29 U motor???
« on: February 09, 2011, 02:45:11 AM »
Glenn; I was looking at the Plymouth Owners Club car judging rules last night and remembered reading this:

"The 30U carried a U series engine but to differentiate between the old U engine & the new, engine numbers ran in a different sequence. The 1929U numbers ended at U110,000, while the 30Us U series engine began at engine number U200,001 and ran to U277,000."  (pg 22)

I am not an expert like others in the club whom you might consult, but I thought this would be a start for your research.

Good luck, Kim Mc ('29 U biz coupe)

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General Discussion / Re: Wood Wheel Restoration
« on: January 28, 2011, 05:41:15 AM »
Yeah, ditto the replys above.  I need to do mine too.  How about a couple of paragraphs about exactly what you did and the steps you went through.  Nice job and thanks.  Kim Mc 

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General Discussion / Re: interior
« on: July 07, 2010, 02:03:13 AM »
Rusty; A little late with this reply but I have some pictures of the original interior of my '29 coupe with leather seats.  The fabric on the doors and headliner is worn and torn in some places but it should give you an idea of what was there.  If you want the pics, email me and I'll send them.  Thanks for all your posts....l'll be using your "lessons learned" as I start my restoration adventure.  Mc

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General Discussion / Re: 29 U TOURING ALMOST.....
« on: May 07, 2010, 07:37:21 AM »
Looks like you did a really 1st class job...I haven't seen too many touring cars...really a nice job.  I hope I can do as well on my '29 business coupe.  I may be emailing you here to ask some questions.  Like the picture.  Enjoy driving her around!  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: tool kits
« on: April 28, 2010, 08:08:59 AM »
I am resending the rim jack instructions...better copy this time I think.  Kim

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General Discussion / Re: tool kits
« on: April 28, 2010, 05:03:57 AM »
"Fairmount Cleve" is the manufacturer of the wrenches according to the seller's info for stuff I've looked at.  I haven't researched this myself.  I do not know the manufacturers of the other tools in the kit.  I am attaching a picture of the rim jack on a rim off my '29...I don't know if it will provide you with enough detail.  There is no manufacturer's name on the piece, only a patent date and number.  It's a pretty substantial tool though (and an adventure learning how to use one!).  I'll try to recopy to document I sent you so that it is readable.  I had a hard time getting a readable hardcopy from the electronic version.  Hope this helps.  Kim

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General Discussion / Re: tool kits
« on: April 27, 2010, 11:01:25 PM »
Hello.  The Plymouth Instruction Book (owner's manual) has a list of the tools provided with the car.  I'm attaching a copy of that page as well as a copy of the cover of the manual.  A reproduction of the manual is for sale on ebay by Lloydslit for $12 (item # 220596062144).  Also on ebay is a very large tool kit for sale by seller gold4044 (item # 170477416668).  If you watch ebay you can pick up various pieces of the tool kit from time to time.  Check out seller gold4044 other items too (jack, other tools).  I've also included a instruction sheet for the rim jack (wheel rim wrench on the list).  You will need one of these if you ever plan on changing a tire on one of the split rims.  Hope this helps and good luck.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: photo request
« on: April 21, 2010, 05:59:43 AM »
Hello Rusty.  I have a '29 U business coupe that I am just beginning to restore.  It belonged to my great grandfather and has been stored for the last 53 years.  I was just looking at the throttle linkage off the steering column this afternoon before reading your photo request.  You can see that I have not yet cleaned things up but maybe the photo will help you anyway.  I do not know where the spring attaches (it's hanging along side of the starter).  The throttle linkage comes off the steering column just above the klum (?) switch and connects to a pivot point attached to the cooling water pipe that comes off the block.  I have been following your posts with interest because I will be encountering many of these same adventures soon.  Regards,  Kim

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General Discussion / Re: Exhaust hangers
« on: April 08, 2010, 06:06:52 AM »
Gary; you are sure welcome.  I enjoyed looking at your pics too.  I'm getting ready to clean the frame and running gear.  What primer and black paint did you use and/or do you have a recommendation?  Thanks.  Kim 

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General Discussion / Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« on: April 06, 2010, 05:05:42 AM »
John: here's a closeup of the gasket on the cowl.  Not great but I hope it will help you.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« on: April 06, 2010, 05:03:33 AM »
Hey, John.  I typed an entire reply and then it just disappeared out into the ether so I'm going to try again.  My great grandfather bought a '29 business coupe new that was passed down to me.  It's been in storage since I last drove it in '57.  I'm starting its restoration; it is mostly complete and I believe mostly original.  I am sending pictures of the gasket (your "lacing"?) along the cowl and radiator shell.  It is 3/4" wide and 1/8" thick (it may have been 3/16" at one time).  It has raised beads along the length of either side with a thinner strip in between.  The gaskets on the cowl and radiator shell are the same.  I will have to send a second picture in a separate reply.  If you would like additional pics let me know.  Hope this helps.  Kim Mc

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