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General Discussion / Re: Parking Brake adjustment
« on: March 01, 2010, 07:30:35 AM »

It's in the Plymouth Instruction Book.  Page 67 

You are adjusting for 1/16" (0.125) clearance between the drum surface and the brake pad.

General Discussion / Re: Running board lenght
« on: February 28, 2010, 01:13:53 PM »

One picture is worth a 1000 words:

See link to my wabsite for more info:

If you are having something custom made you might want to measure your car just in case there is a slight difference.

Chet...  I have a 4 door 1929

General Discussion / Re: Just riding around
« on: February 27, 2010, 04:10:33 PM »

Nice..., Spring is around the corner, hopefully. :)


General Discussion / Re: Just riding around
« on: February 26, 2010, 06:28:57 PM »
Hay Doug,

A picture is worth a thousand words.  I can't wait for this cold weather to go back north where it belongs. 

Take care,


General Discussion / Re: Dash rail Screws
« on: February 24, 2010, 10:32:30 PM »

Sorry, I was out in Delaware this past weekend but forgot to snap the picture.  Sorry but it will be another two weekends before I am out there again.

Sorry, Chet...

General Discussion / Re: new member
« on: February 19, 2010, 12:52:54 PM »


My 1948 has a Briggs body but I am not sure when Plymouth started using Briggs bodys.

My 1948 body tag:


General Discussion / Re: new member
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:56:18 PM »
Hi, & Welcome

Dan for model year differences try Tod Fitch’s web site:  Plymouth: The First Decade.  Lots of good information.

Click on the link about model information.


General Discussion / Re: Dash rail Screws
« on: February 18, 2010, 07:13:22 AM »


I will take a picture over the weekend.  My car is in storage.  Basically mine are a slotted round bolt.  Just by looking at the bolt head I would think quarter inch.   My assumption is that they are original.


General Discussion / Re: valve clearance
« on: February 16, 2010, 06:18:47 PM »

When I did my valves in my 48 I set them using the cold setting and the engine ran fine with no excessive tapped noise.  I never went back and did the hot adjustment because the engine worked fine.  I am a firm believer in the saying, If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Good luck,  My 2 cents.., Chet...

General Discussion / Re: 29 Headlight lens
« on: February 16, 2010, 03:49:04 PM »

See link below.  I know this to be the correct lense for the 29, not sure about the 30U


General Discussion / Re: 1929 verses 1930 frame and 4 cyl engine
« on: February 15, 2010, 12:51:09 PM »
My 30U has the stright cross members, but they aren't welded. They are rivited in place.

I thought mine was a later model as it has fuel pump, water pump and oval rear widow, but the production record show it built between May 25 and June 15 of 1930. They build 30U until June of 1931 so may have had welded or x frmes sometime later.

Just some info.


I'm thinking that the hot rivet was considered a welded frame.  Just my thoughts I have nothing to support that view.


General Discussion / Re: Snow in Northern Virginia - OT
« on: February 10, 2010, 12:29:55 PM »


We are stuck in the house today with blizzard conditions.  30 mph winds with gusts to 50/60 reported.  The northern Virginia and DC area is at a stand still.  Even the plow trucks are on hold until conditions get better.  We will definitely surpass the DC snowfall record for a single season with over 50" and counting.  I haven't seen snow like this in the northeast for 30 years.  Certainly not in the Washington DC area.  When today’s storm is finished we might expect another 12 to 15” on top of the 30” we got over the weekend.

Good luck with your engine. 

Chet...  Thinking about moving to Vancouver.  Less snow there.

General Discussion / Re: torque
« on: February 10, 2010, 11:33:56 AM »
My Recommendation:

Head 60 - 70  65 as Target
Main  70 - 80  75 as Target
Rod   30 - 40  35 as Target

I would adjust to the low number first then dial the wrench up 5 or 8 ft/lbs.  On the second pass you should hit the mark pretty quickly.  If not you might be over torque the old bolts.  My wrench seems to run on the hot side.

For what its worth, my 2 cents...  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Snow in Northern Virginia - OT
« on: February 06, 2010, 04:24:09 PM »
The first picture: 

I did a first cut on the driveway at around 9:00 this morning.  My snow blower does a 24" cut and the snow was right to the top.

The second picture was at around 3:00 PM.  Roughly 30" on the ground with another 6 to 8 hours of snow coming, although we are currently getting light snow now.  Hopefully the end is near.

Best regards,  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Snow in Northern Virginia - OT
« on: February 06, 2010, 08:19:22 AM »

 7:30 this morning view from my front window.  12 more hours of snow to go.

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