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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 04:57:29 PM »
I received the Generator, Starter, and Carburetor back from repair.  The Generator and Starter were completely rewound and all new component parts installed.  See below:



The Starter:


The Carburetor - Looks Good but I am not familiar with the builder so we will have to see how well it works once I get the motor back.  Of course I will get the motor tuned up with my old Tillotson Carb which I know works.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2018, 09:32:47 PM »
Chet,

Very snazzy!  is there a diode in the relay?  Does the carb man sell parts?

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2018, 02:36:22 AM »
Chet,

Very snazzy!  is there a diode in the relay?  Does the carb man sell parts?

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2018, 04:07:19 PM »
If you are pleased with the rebuilders, it would be good if we could list them somewhere on the web site as references.
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 06:23:19 PM »
Post pics of the motor once all assembled!

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2018, 06:28:43 PM »
The Front Floor Section

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2018/02082018.htm



Ted... Don't worry pictures will come as progress continues.

Cheers, Chet...

Link to Build Thread Part 1
http://www.1948plymouth.info/28Q29U/index.php?topic=1102.0

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2018, 04:12:42 PM »
Looking good with the build on the link you provided...a quick question.  The battery box looks to sit parallel to the toe board/cross member.  Is this the way it is on the sedan?  My battery box and access cover sit parallel along the frame between the front seat and pedals.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2018, 05:10:05 PM »
Looking good with the build on the link you provided...a quick question.  The battery box looks to sit parallel to the toe board/cross member.  Is this the way it is on the sedan?  My battery box and access cover sit parallel along the frame between the front seat and pedals.

Hi Ted,

I think we are on the same page.  I would greatly appreciate a picture of your floor.

My battery box does sit parallel to the frame and is between the front seat, pedals and parallel to the toe board (not installed yet).  Maybe the picture doesn't show this but remember I have no motor, pedals, or seats installed at the moment.  I had no original floor to pattern against so I created what I thought was most practical.  I decided on the three sections basically because it seemed practical to me.  Then Dave sent a picture of his front floor which reinforced to me that the designers of the Plymouth were also practical.  So in my case I can't conform to the letter of originality because I have nothing but an occasional picture to go by.  When the car is finished the floor will be covered by rubber matting in the front an a rug in the rear.   I strive for a reasonable facsimile but this is very hard to accomplish without documentation.  Unfortunately documentation is not available or at least I haven't found any.  Always interested in the details, these conversations will help the next guy that heads down this same path.

Good question, Chet...
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 11:11:46 PM »
I'll send a pic the next time I'm out in the garage...I think I sent John Fain some pics a couple years ago.

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2018, 09:23:16 PM »
Here's mine from the sedan.  I left plenty of room to maneuver the battery in/out.  I put flat aluminium on the bottom of two edges to support the cover.  They are slightly visible.  I did they same on the roadster.  I may have a pic of the cover, but don't see it.   
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2018, 12:12:26 AM »
I guess we should have had this conversation earlier.  See picture below, I finished with the floor panels yesterday.



Ted texted these pictures to me this afternoon:





In order to make the entire front section come out to facilitate changing the battery, which is the way it was originally designed, I would have to make new cross members and trash the maple hardwood plywood which was relatively expensive.  With the access door I cut into the front section I can change the battery without removing the entire front floor section.  I think I will leave it like this and let the next guy decide whether to convert the floor back or not.

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Anyone have pictures of the rear metal pan which is under the rear seat in the 4 dr. sedan.  It would be good to see how this matches up with the floor before I guess at it.  I believe it sits 1.5" off the floor in the front and attaches to the angle metal supports in the rear ???  I think ?

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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 02:11:06 AM »
Here is all I have.  At least it shows the height based on the right angle support.  I thought I might have a pic of Dave's car, but don't.
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2018, 02:27:35 AM »

Frank,

Is the metal bracket original to the car or added on for extra support ?
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 02:45:59 AM »
Chet,  It was on the car.  Apologize for posting the floorboard a 2nd time - I'll try to remove, done.   frank
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Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 2
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2018, 06:35:37 PM »
Frank or anyone with a 4 door,

Can you confirm the height of the Rear Seat Pan as 3" from the floor.  It seem correct but just want to make sure.

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