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General Discussion / Newbe to this forum, 1931 Plymouth PA
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:31:17 AM »
Just a quick hello from Apache Junction AZ! Looking forward to being a part of this forum.

 I'm the proud owner of a 1931 Plymouth PA. A quick history. Nellie as we call her was manufactured on Aug 15th, 1931 (I sent away to Chrysler and received the build card). My Wife's great Uncle purchased her new in Younstown Ohio. He along with most the family lived in Jefferson County Ohio (NE Ohio) till he served and died in WWII. The car was parked in the family barn, yes a barn car. My Wife's Father pulled her out in 1985 and started the restoration. He was never able to complete the restoration as he passed after a battle with cancer in 1995. His very good friend then continued off and on to complete the project as a promise to my Father-In-Law. Three years ago my wife and I drove back to the family farm and brought her to our home in Apache Junction AZ.

Since arriving in her new home I have spent many hours along with my Uncle getting her road worthy. A short list: Resealed the fuel tank inside out, milled the head along with tracking down the head gasket, rebuilt the Carter Carb, NOS fuel pump, rebuilt the distributer, replace the coil, pulled and rebuilt all of the wheel brake cylinders as well as the master cylinder, tightened every bolt, and this past weekend completed the rear pinion. The rear was fun as I had to have a new flange fabricated since the old flange was fused to the rear spline.

I do love working on and driving this car.

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