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Things you are looking for. / Re: speedometer cable
« Last post by De Soto on November 12, 2018, 08:56:18 AM »
I pulled this cable out & turns out the inner cable is broken

Sorry, Case may be savable
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General Discussion / Re: Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by chetbrz on November 10, 2018, 09:45:42 PM »
Well Chet, your homemade base may not score high in form, but in function it gets a 10!  Nice work, as usual!    frank

Thanks Frank but I can't take credit for the homemade distributor block.  It was on the car when I bought it.  I figured I would spend a couple of additional bucks since I have invested so much in the engine rebuild.  The new housing will look much better than the block.  I hope it will remove the occasional engine cough at idle.  The block's aluminum drive shaft hole was badly worn., so trouble in the future was just around the bend.  I intend to drill a larger hole and press in a 1/2" bushing.  I'll keep it as an emergency spare.

Started back on the body work.  I am finishing up the passenger side doors and upper steel door frame.  It's good to get going again.

Cheers,  Chet...
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General Discussion / Re: Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by frankp on November 10, 2018, 04:50:57 AM »
Well Chet, your homemade base may not score high in form, but in function it gets a 10!  Nice work, as usual!    frank
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General Discussion / Re: Model U Distributor Housing
« Last post by chetbrz on November 09, 2018, 07:09:42 PM »
UPDATE:

I received the new distributor housing from the eBay seller in Germany.  The part looks great and mic's up correct.  My motor is still up in Massachusetts but I don't think there will be any issues installing this item.  Of course some slight fitting might be required but we will see.  Otherwise, it seems a lot better than my homemade distributor housing which has run my car for 10++ years.  Cost $399 + $50 for International FedEx Shipping.





My old homemade base.  Which still works just fine.

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General Discussion / Re: 30U suspension
« Last post by abradney on November 09, 2018, 05:18:12 PM »
Nice oval window.  Can't address suspension, but would suggest a shorter flex brake line to front wheel.  I believe the Q, U and 30U are the same.  Brake and Equipment warehouse, Minneapolis, made them for my 29U.

https://brakeandequipment.com/


frank

Yeah, i'm not sure why they went with such a ridiculously long brake line (prior to me getting it).  It is braided steel though, so that's cool!!
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General Discussion / Re: 30U suspension
« Last post by frankp on November 08, 2018, 08:23:02 PM »
Nice oval window.  Can't address suspension, but would suggest a shorter flex brake line to front wheel.  I believe the Q, U and 30U are the same.  Brake and Equipment warehouse, Minneapolis, made them for my 29U.

https://brakeandequipment.com/


frank
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General Discussion / Re: 30U suspension
« Last post by hursst on November 08, 2018, 02:33:57 AM »
According to the Plymouth Master Parts List 1928-1934, the shock part numbers are as follows for the 30U: Right front: 1590A-3C, Left Front: 1590B-3C, Right Rear: 1590C-3D, Left Rear: 1590D-3D.  They would be Delco-Lovejoy shocks.  Please also note that this is for the 30U, not the plain old U (both made in 1930).  You may want to check your serial number to make sure your car is a 30U and figure out roughly when it was built, as there were many running changes to the 30U.

-Chris
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General Discussion / 30U suspension
« Last post by abradney on November 07, 2018, 02:47:40 AM »
Hi guys, i'm trying to figure whats missing from my front suspension setup, obviously the shock absorbers, but i'm struggling to find reference pictures or parts, can anyone enlighten me?

I'll need front and rear pics, and maybe a source for the missing parts, thanks in advance.

Edit: Car is a 1930 Plymouth 4dr Sedan
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General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« Last post by chetbrz on October 30, 2018, 09:19:00 PM »
Hi Dave,

Sounds like you removed that protective coating of dirt, grime, & soot.  I myself have been doing other things besides working on the Plymouth.  The whole motor snafu and power failure to the workshop knocked the wind out of my sails but we might be coming around to clear sailing again.    The power line to the shop has been replaced and it looks like progress on the engine.  Also I have been waiting for a dock site for our boat for the last two years and finally one came available for next season.   Put two coats of bottom paint on the old girl for next season.  Just finished today.  Due to weather a two week process of removing the boat from the trailer, sanding, cleaning, and painting the bottom, winterizing the engine and putting the boat back on the trailer.  A 21 foot Chris Craft not an easy task for the wife & me to do by ourselves.  But done !!

Hi Frank,

Nice to hear from you.  Hope you are having better luck than I have.  Looks grim to have the 29 ready for summer but who knows what the fall and winter might accomplish.  Especially with power back on.   Everything is back from the plater and just waiting on the interior door handles.

Chet...
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General Discussion / Re: My Motor Update
« Last post by frankp on October 30, 2018, 07:41:27 PM »
Chet,  sorry to hear the bad news, but sounds like the builder will get it right.  I have no pearls of wisdom for oil priming.  I don't recall following any special instructions when my engine was re-built,  maybe just dumb luck.  Good suggestions given here.  Good luck to you.

I keep telling Dave he should fire up the engine/tranny he got from hot rod Tommy to see how it runs.  Of course being younger and wiser, he wants a peek at the innards before doing so.
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