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General Discussion / Re: Halogen globes in 30U
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:18:33 PM »

Do these lamps fit into the original lamp sockets.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: ready !! first time out, on the road...
« on: July 11, 2011, 08:50:03 PM »

Beautiful !!!

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General Discussion / Re: Gas tank mounting
« on: July 07, 2011, 06:36:45 PM »

Gas line mounting and straps in the post below are the same in my 29.  The gas line runs along the frame to the front of the car on the passenger side.

Chet..

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General Discussion / Re: Can't find engine number.
« on: July 01, 2011, 01:14:44 PM »

Just a guess but the exhaust manifold looks like something from a tracker or generator where the exhaust would vent straight up.  I think it might be a safe guess that this motor is not original to the car.   But you probably already knew this.  By the way.., Nice Car.

Chet…

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General Discussion / Re: Can't find engine number.
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:44:15 PM »

It could be from a PA or PB.  Pictures of the car and motor would be helpful.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Front Gaurds
« on: June 28, 2011, 12:42:05 PM »

A picture would be helpful in answering your question.  My 29 has the parking lights in the headlamp assembly.  There was no option for signal lights on these cars in 1929.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: 125th Anniversary Celebration
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:37:54 PM »

The first picture is why I've said "You can watch your dog run away for three days" in SD.


Great Saying,  Got a good chuckle from that.  Nice cars also.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Antenna?
« on: June 23, 2011, 08:30:34 PM »
Good Glenn,

Early radio utilized a spark coil to generate radio waves.  Basically an ignition coil crudely serves the same function.  The long wire to the engine serves as the antenna.  The old coil and wire must be poorly shield so the closer your radio circuitry got to the coil the more RF induced into the power line and radio circuitry until it totally blacked out your radio.  This can happen to any radio in close proximity to a transmitter.

Lot’s of thinks get fixed by serendipity.   Just ask Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson.  “Watson come here I need you” !!! and the telephone is history.  They were actually trying to build a multi-tone telegraph that could transmit multiple telegraph signals on the same wire.  

Have fun, Chet…

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General Discussion / Re: Antenna?
« on: June 22, 2011, 12:43:42 PM »
Chet, I will do that first thing tomorrow. After breakfast of course. lol I appreciate you taking the time to help me figure this out. There is a parade this coming weekend, about 100 mile north of me, but my grandson (8 year old)  may be going with me, he seems to have some interest in these older cars, and likes to wave at the people and throw candy. lol
Later, thanks
SD Glenn


Let’s see:

100 mile drive north,
with grandson,
in an old Plymouth,

You are a brave man.

Chet…

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General Discussion / Re: Antenna?
« on: June 22, 2011, 01:49:05 AM »
Glenn,

Could you post a diagram of how things are wired and pay attention to what is positive and negative.  What if any wires are connected to your existing car wires ?

If you have a volt meter, measure the voltage across the power lines to the radio first on the DC volt scale then on the AC volt scale.  This would be very helpful in determining what is going on.  Do this first with the motor not running then with the motor running.  Radio on.

Chet…

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General Discussion / Re: Antenna?
« on: June 21, 2011, 12:59:37 PM »
Chet,
quit. lol.

I wonder, the 29 has a coil wire that is close to 6 feet long, from the distributor, thru the firewall, to the coil on the back side of the dask. Do you suppose, the  coil being that close to the radio there could be some feed back that would effect this thing. lol (Picking at straws now maybe)

I may try a new RFI Coil wire tomorrow(if I can find one that long) to see what happens.
Thanks,
SD Glenn


Glenn,

The spark plug cable should be shielded but you could test this by introducing a transistor radio near the installed radio to determine if you are getting a strong RF off the coil wire.  If not I would also suspect an AC signal on the power line.  This could be isolated with a diode.  The coil or cap will only work for radio frequency and must match the frequency to eliminate the signal.   Maybe the ignition coil is producing such a strong RF it is killing the radio.  That long coil wire could be acking like an antena.  Interesting problem.  

Chet…



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General Discussion / Re: Antenna?
« on: June 20, 2011, 03:40:04 PM »
The Radio has its own 12 Volt system, not hooked to the frame in anyway. The Radio is NOT touching any metal in the car at all. The antenna and radio are sharing the same ground and positive source from the 12V battery. This Motorcycle antenna requires battery power to recieve max output, and has that. Thanks guys. Tod suggested RFI from the plug wires, I am going to try that tomorrow. Will let you all know if that works.
Thanks
SD Glenn


Glenn,

RFI from the motor will not affect the FM radio.  Most likely something to do with the antenna.  If you have one,  just plug in a regular antenna.   My 48 Plymouth works fine with 8 inches of bare unshielded wire tucked between the windshield glass and the rubber gasket.

Chet…

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General Discussion / Re: Taken 30U on first club run
« on: June 20, 2011, 03:29:51 PM »
Sounds like a good day.

Keep rolling,  Chet...

PS pictures would be a plus...

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General Discussion / Re: Tools
« on: June 15, 2011, 02:18:22 PM »

Sorry,  I only have the Plymouth Instruction Book, the owners manual.  All it has is the list of tools no pictures or other details.

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General Discussion / Re: Ault park
« on: June 15, 2011, 01:06:44 PM »

You should psot this on the POC board as well, Maybe Jim B knows him ?

Chet...

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