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Technical Discussion / Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Last post by Go Fleiter on Yesterday at 03:23:48 AM »
always like to read Your progresses!
Go
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General Discussion / Re: Friday
« Last post by Go Fleiter on Yesterday at 03:19:46 AM »
beautiful plans, Bob!
I´m happy to see You plymouthing !!
Greetings from Düsseldorf!
Go
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Technical Discussion / Re: Plymouth flatheads note for overheating?
« Last post by Go Fleiter on Yesterday at 03:11:45 AM »
Hallo all!
My P 23 had got a new radiator core 20 years ago.
Only once in Italy, 60 mph allowed on a highway into the Appenine Mountains,
temperature around 32 deg. C / 95 F, but in the numerous and long Tunnels temperature
rose to over 40 C / 110 F !
The water went up to max (ca. 98 deg. C / 208 F), so I preferred to put in a stop letting the engine idle a while.
Temp immediately dropped to normal.
Later, I put a hefty (12 V driven) fan on the radiator.
Only 2 or three times I was very happy to have it on hand!
In the 17 km ( 10,5 mls) long St. Gotthard -Tunnel I sometimes had this situation too.
Always in the southern half of Gotthard (btw.: my full name, Godehard, comes from this mountains titular saint:
St. Gotthard!), the temp is much higher than in the northern half.
It is 1- lane only for each direction, restricted speed and very intensive traffic.
Even in these extreme situations, the cooling did not fail.
The water tube was new than and I had 4 additional temp. gauges in the car:
air temp, water temp, double ice box innerand outer box temp.
The inner ice box  ( a thermos bottle) was needed to keep a medicine for my late first wife
without fail under 8 deg. C / 46 F point. The outer was a Coke cooler.

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Starting with minus 18 deg. C  / 0 F ice fillings in Düsseldorf, the inner held that with
ease 24 hrs!
  I had to keep an eye on all these parameters in those years!

Greetings from Düsseldorf!
Go

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Technical Discussion / Re: Plymouth flatheads note for overheating?
« Last post by CHS on June 20, 2018, 01:24:46 PM »
My 55 Plymouth has never overheated, I've owned it since 1978. I did have a problem when I drove it at hight speeds for awhile the temp guage went up but never ovrheated. Problem solved I had the radiator recored. Now the temp guage goes up to around  1/4 and stays there. I live in Florida so the car knows what HOT is.
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Technical Discussion / Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Last post by Frank2 on June 19, 2018, 10:52:08 PM »
Wonderful pictures, Tom.

Chet,  You're making great progress.  How's your engine coming along?

frank
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Technical Discussion / Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Last post by twpoulter on June 19, 2018, 06:16:01 PM »
Hi chet so true what you say on my 33 PD R/S coupe all the side mount tin wear and iron were missing, they were there in 1970 when it was rescued in South Africa but not when it came to the UK in 2002. they took me 4 yrs to find in the States, only draw back is that they are not identical yet. Keep up the good work, onward and upwards. 

Thought to be when new                                                                                   When found in 1970 near Bloemfontein SA

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Technical Discussion / Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Last post by twpoulter on June 19, 2018, 05:53:45 PM »
Hi Chet, I've been reading your thread,   G00D work. In 1972 I started on mine. a 28 Ply. Coupe. I went through the same as you. Became a carpenter on this car and then a body man. Back then no internet to find parts or group info on the car . I wish I would of taken more pictures to show like you. I do have many polaroid and kodak pictures in a box and on a story board. I finally finished in 1998  You have done wonders.  Thank you for sharing.

Funny thinking back to old celluloid film, I used to use 35mm 36 exp. take them to the chemist and back they come in about a week, then you would find half of them were rubbish. Thing in favour is that I have more 30 years worth of packets of photos with their film, today you can take one hundred photos and lose them in a second
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Technical Discussion / Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Last post by chetbrz on June 19, 2018, 05:40:30 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments.

What I find challenging about this car is there is very little that can be found as repro parts.  It seems you can find anything you might need for the Model A, either wooden frame reproes or any and all metal parts.  I spent the last 10 years acquiring original restorable parts when I was lucky enough to stumbled across them.  Which wasn't very often.  Now I can maybe get the planets to align so I can get this car purring again.  Hopefully the documentation can maybe help someone else down the road.

Chet...
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Technical Discussion / Re: My 1929 U Restoration Thread
« Last post by 28 Ply.cpe on June 19, 2018, 10:01:22 AM »
Hi Chet, I've been reading your thread,   G00D work. In 1972 I started on mine. a 28 Ply. Coupe. I went through the same as you. Became a carpenter on this car and then a body man. Back then no internet to find parts or group info on the car . I wish I would of taken more pictures to show like you. I do have many polaroid and kodak pictures in a box and on a story board. I finally finished in 1998  You have done wonders.  Thank you for sharing.
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General Discussion / Re: Friday
« Last post by 28 Ply.cpe on June 19, 2018, 09:29:08 AM »
I'll bet that would be a great trip in the fall. Years ago we did a trip in Maine in Sept. It was great .  It was the 4 cyl Plymouth tour.

This would be a great ride for a club event.
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