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« on: June 12, 2012, 07:33:19 AM »
Hi Guys,

My wife and I are coming over to the USA from Australia in late August and all of September mainly visiting family. I will be travelling through Hawaii, San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Houston TX and Paducah KY to name a few places.

I will have and empty suitcase and hope to pick up a Plymouth Q engine gasket set, carby rebuild kit and possibly a few other small parts as spares for my Q in my travels.

Can anyone suggest the best places to get the gasket kits?

If there are any Plymouth owners in the areas I am visiting that would like to catch up and show me their vehicles I would be over joyed.

Regards

Gary Stocking (Aussie Q)

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 04:49:49 AM »
Looks like you are going to have a fun trip ahead of you. for the gasket set try egg machine company.http://www.egge.com/kits?make=PLYMOUTH
They also make other goodies. As for the carter rebuild kit there is a place called the carburettor shop which make a kit. I am not sure where these places are in relation to your trip.

Ian
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Re: Visitor from Down Under
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 05:52:57 AM »

Ian,

I posted the link you provided for gaskets in the Hard to find parts section on this site.

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 09:01:12 PM »
I got mine off of ebay $189.00 us dollars and it was a great set.  They are one there all the time Good luck Craig  What small stuff you  looking for. Im in austin TX area

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 07:20:39 AM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replys.

Craig,
I'm looking for the tube that has the spark plug leads running through it, A spare distributer, the mechanism to make the front windscreen up and down, and an original windscreen wiper motor, as well as the gasket kits.

We have just realised that the POC "Heart of America Driving Tour" is on in Kansas City so we have sent in our registration to attend on the four days.

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Gary

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 12:20:34 AM »
Gary, Hope you have a great trip.

With regard to the windshild mechanism, do you need a complete one, or do you have one to rebuild?

The rebuild I can help you with.

Gaskets are available from Olson's Gaskets, 3059 Opdal Road E., Port Orchard, Washington, 98366 - eMail is info@olsonsgaskets.com

Bob Clark at 105 Wolftrap Road SE, in Vienna, Virginia 22180-4940 may have your carb kit if it is Carter RT-08 or DRT-08. try bobclark2@gmail.com

Gary R., Happy Motoring

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 08:21:39 AM »
Thanks Gary,

I'll follow up the Gasket kits.

With regards to the window winder mechanism, I need the whole thing. The one that was in my vehicle was totally different and there wasn't any way to connect it to the glass. It looked like a previous owner had the intention of adapting it but nver got that far.

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Gary S

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 03:48:36 PM »
I have a spark tube holder from a 30u ,which I am assuming is the same as what you require 
Cheers Tony Keilor Melb.Vic.

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 04:46:10 PM »
Not really sure about the export cars, but think the 28 & 29 cars had a straight tube spark plug wire holder and the 30U had one that curved down toward the distributor.  (Note: the curved one has one of the holders that go to the head bolt missing, and that it is a little longer toward the back or fire wall than the straight one)

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 05:32:03 AM »
The Qs and Us both use the curved tube. Well the 1928 book shows this and so does the 1929 book
Hope this helps
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 06:18:49 AM »
I have the curved tube spare if your need one cheers Tony !

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 12:26:11 PM »
Did a little more digging into my Parts book.
It lists part number 71028 for the Q after RW-167-P (US built) and GP-323-D (Canadian built)
And part number 301090 for the U.
Not sure if that is the difference between straight and curved of maybe straight used on the old Maxwell engine.

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2012, 07:30:03 PM »
here is the e-bay number for the gasket set they have gone up to 215 and change.  ebay Item number: 170851845438
  good luck Craig

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2012, 10:19:06 PM »
Hi Guys,

Sorry I haven't replyed to all your recent posts so I'll answer each in this.

Craig,
Thanks  for the ebay listing for the gasket set. I had seen this. I was also a bit unsure as to the Quality. it appears to be for a few different years starting at 1929 so I wasn't sure if it had all the correct gaskets for the Q. Thanks anyway for that.

Ian,
i have been in contact with Olsen gaskets, actually I had previously spoken to them, but i had forgotten. Their Engine rebuild gasket kit is currently $197.50. i'll get it sent to a relative in the states and pick it up from them during my trip.

Gary R & Ian
Thanks very much for the reserch. I haven't seen the straight tube used in Australia (although maybe I just haven't come across the right cars). I'm happy to use a curved tube. pretty much garintee no one else here in Australia would query it even if it were wrong.

Tony,
The curved one sounds good. What do you want or it? i was going to try and catch up with you anyway. I see your also a member of the Chrysler Restorers Victoria. I'll have to come over and check out your cars.

Thanks to everyone or your replys.

 

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2012, 02:42:18 AM »
I can bring the curved spark wire holder to home in Melbourne or to Chrysler Restorers Club  it's up to you !
It even still has old spark wires in it ,but they are not usable tube is good.
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Cheers Tony.