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General Discussion / Re: New member 1929U 4dr
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:19:49 PM »
Hi Frank,

Great story.  I am thinking that most teenagers in the sixties wanted to drive a hotrod to school.  I am glad I didn't have a 29 Plymouth in those days because it would probably have sported a Chevy 327 with not much in the way of mufflers.  Today I know better.


General Discussion / Re: '29 Clum Switch Connections and Horn
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:13:43 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???

There is a tie point on the rotary switch where the wire connects.  (Rich’s diagram switch position 2)  This tie point is a blank position and is only used to connect the steering wheel horn switch wire to the wire leading to the car’s horn.  Most likely engineered with the rotary switch replacement in mind.  ( Switch position 1 brings power from the horn to the steering wheel rotary switch and the break light switch) You might want to make sure your horn works.  If you ground the side of the horn circuit that is supposed to go to the  steering column horn switch (position 2) the horn should sound if it is working, if not troubleshoot the other side of the circuit.

Good luck,  Chet... 

General Discussion / Re: Red Head?
« on: August 10, 2012, 09:31:22 PM »
I have been communicating with Jim Benjaminson.  He wrote the Plymouth section of the “Standard Catalog of American Cars”  He can’t seem to be able to put his hands on the source research material but is looking to verify the Red Head question.  Hopefully we will have an answer soon.  He has verified that it was an option now to clarify when it was available.


General Discussion / Re: Motor Oil?
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:38:32 PM »
Well put Chet !
I wish I could explain things like you do !
I should have asked the question if the engine in question was old or new .
 Cheers Tony

Thanks for the kind words but you do just fine.

Cheers, Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Motor Oil?
« on: August 05, 2012, 03:10:36 PM »
It’s my opinion that mixed viscosity oils were created to allow good oil flow across extreme hot and extreme cold conditions.   The owner’s manual for my 29 suggests SAE 30 for summer driving and SAE 40 for high speed conditions.  For winter SAE 20 is recommended and for temperatures below zero Plymouth recommends diluting the SAE 20 with 5% kerosene to thin it out.  So with that being said SAE 10/40 seems the most likely all weather all season motor oil.  In the old days I would assume that the pre summer oil change would be SAE 30 and the pre winter oil change would be SAE 20.  If we had a real bad cold streak pour in a half pint of kerosene to thin out the oil.   I generally use straight 30.

Cheers, Chet...

PS…   For an old engine I never use detergent oils or any additive designed to clean out your motor.  After so many years without detergents and additives you would not want to loosen up large chunks to sludge that will probably clog up your oil flow.    After a rebuild anything goes.  Just my opinion.

General Discussion / Re: That sweet running sound!
« on: July 30, 2012, 12:57:19 PM »
Nothing sounds as sweet as an engine firing up for the first time.

Congratulations !!!


General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 25, 2012, 04:16:40 AM »

Good luck she looks Great !!! 

General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 22, 2012, 05:21:54 PM »
Nice !!!

General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 20, 2012, 12:43:52 PM »
Finally got the 34 back home ! They have done a fantastic job now I can continue finishing  small items !

How about a picture

General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:58:00 AM »
Coker has 475/500-20 tires starting at $159 each for blackwall.

$215 for the large whitewall.

General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 13, 2012, 12:41:29 PM »

General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:52:27 PM »

Can't wait to see the final pictures,  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:28:14 PM »
Very nice work !!!


General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: June 25, 2012, 12:46:56 PM »
Nice car, I like the color.  You did a great job.


General Discussion / Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« on: June 25, 2012, 04:19:01 AM »
Amazing !!!!


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