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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:43:01 PM »
Anyone have these rear mounts re-vulcanized.  If so how did they come out ?

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:40:21 PM »
Hi John & Tom,

I agree with both of you.  Definitely not chrome plated. The duller silver color is probably nickel. Best guess.   


PS... Ted you have the correct emblem but after 89 years of polishing the car it is not unusual to have buffed away the original finish.  The enamel holds up much better than the plating.

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 18, 2017, 08:13:39 AM »
Below are three Plymouth emblems.

Emblem 'A' was on my car when I purchased it.  This is not the correct emblem for a 1929.  This emblem is for a 1928 Q. 

Emblem 'B' is a 29U emblem that is badly damaged.  You can see that the copper is below the surface of the top plating and enamel work.

Emblem 'C' is the emblem I repaired the enamel chip.  This emblem was in someone's emblem collection.  I suspect that if the emblem is copper on the surface it is from years of polishing the car which probably has eroded the silver surface.

Below is the back of Emblem 'C' which had a secondary pin soldered to the rear of the emblem to facilitate mounting it in a display.

I removed the Pin and the solder from the top back.  The last bits I sanded.  The copper is under the original plating. 
The printing at the bottom is:  "THE DLAULD CO.  COLUMBUS

This is my opinion and I think the pictures clarify my assertion.


General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:24:23 AM »
Iíll check and see how many good ones I have. Some were prototypes that may not be good enough.


I'm going to try and remove the paint off of my original tag and if it comes out OK I will probably use it.  Its nice to keep some patina.  Since Dave doesn't have a Tag keep him in mind as a first priority.


General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:09:47 AM »
Well done, Chet!  Are you going to try a copper paint on the "silver" areas?

Frank the 29 was silver the 28 was copper or brown.  The 28 also said Chrysler above the Plymouth.  So you might say that the 29 was the first true Plymouth car.   :)

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 04:13:46 PM »

Eric, you are right on.  I googled it and it translates exactly to what you posted.  Interesting that it is Spanish I thought maybe Latin or maybe they are synonymous but definitely a legal term.

Very interesting, Thanks...

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:35:23 AM »
That's Great John, I'll shoot you an email.

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 02:47:07 AM »

Any idea what it represents.

General Discussion / Firewall Tag
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:45:48 PM »
Does anyone know if anybody reproduces this Tag ?

If not I will try to have one reproduced.  Also anyone know what the top line reads above PLYMOUTH MOTOR CORP.?

Might be able to clean it up better if I can remove the extra paint without further damage.

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:48:39 PM »
I found a white enamel paint in a hobby shop near my home. 

The Testor Corp   # 1145-RM11451_0611  Gl. White/Blanc   0.25oz bottle  $2.00
Rockford, IL  61104  (800-962-6654)

Seemed to work very well, hopefully it wears well also.


General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:40:56 AM »
No middle of eastern Pa. Hour and half north of Hershey .  You probably went up I 95 thur Jersey .

Thatís right, I knew you were North and not in Connecticut.  Either way Iíll be going back to get the motor when they are finished.

As far as the motor is concerned yes we were right on the edge of usefull life.  Basically fixing many years of neglect and not just the motor.

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:59:21 PM »

I thought you lived in upstate NY.  I am not sure where i81/i80 are.., we just let the GPS lead us to where we needed to go.  I believe we were on i81 between Bridgeport & Hartford.  Probably 81 to 84 just don't remember now.  Are you in Connecticut or NY ?  We were only in NY long enough to get from NJ to Connecticut. 

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:26:04 PM »
The Motor Continued...

I delivered the motor safe and sound to J&M Machine in Southborough, Massachusetts.  They keep a Facebook Page and will be sharing photos of the rebuild in progress.  If anyone is interested the link is below and you do not have to be a Facebook member to view the pictures.  John reports that the pistons are the original stock size.  My assumption is that this is the first major rebuild.

The weather has turned a little cold but I have still been making progress.  I sent out my Original Generator and Starter motor to Don Allen in Florence, Oregon.  Don was featured on JAY  LENO'S  GARAGE.  Don will be completely restoring these parts to original like new condition.  This includes rewinding and wiring both the Generator and Starter motor with all new parts.  A "like new" engine deserves a "like new" Generator and Starter.  Below is a link to Don's web site.

Neither one of these processes are inexpensive and just my personal choice.  Currently I am waiting for the wiring harness so if the weather gets better I will start on cleaning up the front frames and engine firewall.  Of course working on the toe board will be a lot easier without the engine.

Happy Holidays,  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Radiator Emblem
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:34:56 AM »
I have never done anything with powder coat.  My assumption is that after you apply the powder you have to bake the item.  I do have another 29 emblem that is in really bad shape that I can experiment with. 

Do you think I could match an artist's oil paint and then spray the emblem with clear coat ?

There is a powder coat guy near me I'll see if I can find a white match and his willingness to part with some magic powder. 

General Discussion / Radiator Emblem
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:21:36 PM »
Has anyone had any luck fixing a chip in the enamel of the Plymouth Radiator Emblem.  See below the chip in the sail.


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