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General Discussion / Re: License Plate Holders for Headlight Bar
« on: November 20, 2012, 05:01:21 AM »
Well, I decided to go ahead and make my own for now and also use my Daytona Beach topper in the process.  I just have to paint the brackets black before I put on the car:

General Discussion / Re: Comfortable Crusing Speed of Your Plymouth
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:42:38 PM »
Thanks...great point about the speedo...I'll have to try to use my GPS as well to see how accurate my speedometer is!

General Discussion / License Plate Holders for Headlight Bar
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:40:29 PM »
Does anyone know if these exist anywhere or if anyone has any "spares" to possibly sell?

Photos courtesy of Doug (Thanks Doug!)

General Discussion / Comfortable Crusing Speed of Your Plymouth
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:22:54 PM »
Just curious...what is the "comfortable" cruising speed of your old Plymouth?

Mine is between 35-40mph, but the "sweet spot" is right at 38mph... :)


General Discussion / Re: Battery Tenders - Any comments or recommendations?
« on: November 06, 2012, 10:52:30 PM »
I had a 6 volt Deltran that worked well, now a Schumacher maintainer/charger that can be for 6 or 12v.  My current 6v battery is 4 years old.  Before that, I couldn't get one to last 2 years. 

General Discussion / Re: Hubcaps - What do these fit?
« on: October 01, 2012, 10:06:28 PM »
They look like they are specifically for the artillery wheels that screw on my '29, but with the entire word "Plymouth" spelled out...the fourth (different) one, I'm stumped on...same logo, but more depth/length to it.

General Discussion / Hubcaps - What do these fit?
« on: September 28, 2012, 10:59:30 PM »

I found these in a box in my garage and not sure what they fit...3 of the 4 look like they are for artillery wheels (a 30U?) and the 4th hubcap is longer/different.  What can anyone tell me about them?  I plan to sell, possibly on eBay...

General Discussion / Re: Quiet Season
« on: September 13, 2012, 05:51:46 PM »
Chet - the car looks Awesome!

General Discussion / Re: '29 Clum Switch Connections and Horn
« on: August 26, 2012, 12:11:51 AM »

Thanks again for what you sent ties it all together.  I hope to work on the car tomorrow.


General Discussion / Re: Radiator Hoses
« on: August 26, 2012, 12:10:28 AM »
I rememmber from your email you sent and have their catalog.  Will probably order soon.  Also, will get new 2 wire clamps...did you know there are a  lot of these on eBay?

General Discussion / Re: '29 Clum Switch Connections and Horn
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:35:02 PM »
Well Guys,

I just figured out part of the problem with my horn wiring...There is no metal tab on the switch by the #2!  It is missing and probably fell or broke off...

Not sure how ultimately important that is for the horn the tab just a junction point or does it serve any real purpose?   I'm still not sure where the horn wire ends up as it disappears into a wiring harness as it exits the switch/steering column.

I will have to look closer at those tabs on the switch to see if they are screwed on or somehow soldered on.  Does anyone know?  I'm wondering if I can make a tab and fix it...just a thought.

General Discussion / Re: '29 Clum Switch Connections and Horn
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:24:56 PM »
Sounds like I might need to do some re-wiring for the horn...when I looked at mine yesterday, the horn wire that comes down through the steering column and out through the center of the clum switch goes straight into a braided harness along with some other wires.  There is no connection to the clum switch.

The braided harness goes over to the driver's side frame and up the side into the firewall.  Only one wire comes out of the harness about half way and that wire goes to the stoplight switch.  I'm going to do some more wire tracing, but this is what I found so far.

This braided harness is not the same one that is "hot" on one side of the horn; that is another harness that also goes through the firewall and (I assume) goes to the ammeter and then battery...

Any thoughts on the above? 

General Discussion / Re: '29 Clum Switch Connections and Horn
« on: August 13, 2012, 08:29:43 PM »
That's a good start, but in regard to the horn wiring, this is from another post of the AACA site from DodgeKCL that reads (in part):

The horn has only one wire and it comes down the column and out and over to the horn. There is no horn relay. The horn is 'hot wired' and the horn button simply grounds the column wire at the horn when the horn button is pressed and the horn operates.

This is basically how mine is currently rigged up.  One wire on one terminal goes directly to a "hot" source (ammeter/battery) and the other up to the aftermarket switch under the dash (I'm assuming the horn button on the steering wheel doesn't work, but I want to check for myself).

So, does the horn button wire go directly through the column and to the horn (as noted above) or does it/is it supposed to somehow go through the Clum switch???

General Discussion / '29 Clum Switch Connections and Horn
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:00:16 AM »

Trying to get my horn to work and verify all connections, but first want to make sure I understand the Clum switch connections in relation to the horn.  From a post on the AACA board by Keiser31 a while back, here's what he had regarding the connections:

Viewed from the driver's seat in left hand drive car. The numbers on the tabs are from left to right 5, 6, 4, 2, 3, 1.

The 1st tab (#5) holds a wire to the tail lamp.
 The 2nd tab (#6) holds a wire to each head lamp.
 The 3rd tab (#4) holds a wire to each head lamp.
 The 4th tab (#2) holds a wire to the horn.
 The 5th tab (#3) holds a wire to each cowl lamp.
 The 6th tab (#1) holds a wire to the horn, a wire to the ammeter and a wire to the signal lamp switch.

I specifically want to know about the horn wire connections (all) because I think the horn on my car is not hooked up correctly in the first place.  In addtion, I understand that the '29 and '30 use a Clum model 8821 vs. the 30-U 9150...does that change anything with the information above?

I believe the horn is the original Klaxon 12c, but there are no markings on it.  On the two terminals inside the horn, one wire is hot and goes to the ammeter and then battery (I believe) and the other goes to a switch under the dash (I am assuming the original horn button does not work, but I would like to find out when I know about all the connections).

The horn is mounted on a head bolt on the back on the cylinder head...not sure if it's grounded there or at the under dash switch.

Again, I just want to try to wire up the horn as it originally was and get my connections straight.  Any help is greatly appreciated!


General Discussion / Re: Front License Plate Mounting '28-30
« on: August 10, 2012, 08:17:05 PM »
Thanks Doug!

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