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George29

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Headlights
« on: June 14, 2007, 11:02:22 PM »
I'm new at this and have just purchased a 1929 Plymouth Model U 4 door sedan that needs some TLC.
I am looking for a headlight, does anyone know where I can get one. Also after my first test drive I am going to pull the wheels and check all the breaks. Didn't stop very well scared the wife.  :)

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007, 03:09:55 PM »
I'm new at this and have just purchased a 1929 Plymouth Model U 4 door sedan that needs some TLC.
I am looking for a headlight, does anyone know where I can get one. Also after my first test drive I am going to pull the wheels and check all the breaks. Didn't stop very well scared the wife.  :)

Hi & welcome to this web site,  Do you need the Glass or the whole light.

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007, 03:45:25 PM »
Hi Chet: All I need is the bulbs. I have one that is out.

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 05:45:40 AM »
George,

The bulbs are easy to find in that they are still made.  I have the numbers at home but I am traveling at the moment.  I believe it is the same bulb that is used in the Model A Ford.

see link below...  It's the first item on the webpage...

http://www.mikes-afordable.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MFP&Category_Code=1074

As far as the brakes go, even when working best they don't stop as good as a modern car.  I just completed a complete rebuild on my car so anything I can help you with I will.

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 06:27:33 PM »
Thanks for the info. It looks like my main problem is breaks. I pulled the front wheels today and the break linings fell off in pieces. When I started to pull the rear wheels I found that they are pined on using square pins in the wheel and axle. Is there an easy way to get them off? Sorry about all the questions but as I said I'm new at this an any help is very welcome.

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007, 03:30:16 AM »
The rear wheels are on a tapered axel which has a key way.  I tried a regular puller and had no luck.  You might want to try an axel puller to free the wheel & drum from the tapered axel (slide puller).  Actually for one of my wheels I used a chain and a bottle jack to get the drum free. 

LOL, but once you break the drum free the wheel should come off easily. 

Remember fixing the brakes is the first step toward creating a usable driver.

Good luck ..,  Chetů  :)

PS.. If you need New Hydraulic Wheel Cylinders you can try Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts - Source for Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, and Chrysler.  Ask for Catalog 1930 - 1962.   Heard good & bad you be the judge.  Their customer service skills lead much to be desired.  Mechanical things are OK, but stay away from his rubber products.    Call  617-244-1118  He ships real fast.

http://www.oldmoparts.com/

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 08:28:39 PM »
Fixed the headlight, it was a bare wire shorting inside the light assy.

Thanks for the info on the brakes I'll give them a try.
Know if I can just get those rear wheels off.
I'll let you know how it goes.