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    Chrysler 72 information

    Hi all at AACA, I am new to this site, I have a restoration business in the UK, a Chrysler 72 has just arrived from New York, I think it was made in 1928/29, Chassis No. CW830D, Engine No. J201241, Body No. R-1187-J where can I buy parts and check out the history of this car?
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    Malcolm: welcome to the forum

    Better to post in Chrysler/Mopar (where it will likely be moved by the moderators when they wake up))
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    Malcolm,

    1939 Buick is correct. I have moved your question to the Chrysler/Mopar forum. Hopefully you will find an answer here.
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    Re: Chrysler 72 information

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Collinson View Post
    Hi all at AACA, I am new to this site, I have a restoration business in the UK, a Chrysler 72 has just arrived from New York, I think it was made in 1928/29, Chassis No. CW830D, Engine No. J201241, Body No. R-1187-J where can I buy parts and check out the history of this car?
    Any help much appreciated
    What parts do you need?? A good place to go....http://www.chryslerclub.org/
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    Re: Chrysler 72 information

    Could you post some pictures?

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ID:	161780 I am turning the car into an endurance rally/race car for a client, I need 4 brake drums, king pins and bushes, set of wire wheels with hubs etc, I have just replaced the clutch, new wheel bearings are on order, radiator is being re-cored, lots of other work required!! does the chassis, engine and body numbers confirm it is a Model 72 Sports roadster?

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    I have parts astheime@ptd.net

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    Thanks for the pictures........It's a series "72" alright..............been modified a bit.......remember two of these placed 3rd and 4th at Le Mans that year. Does it have the Red Head engine?

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    By the way...........this is a first series roadster..................my avatar is a second series.

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    Thank you Harry for confirming this, after a rally in May it is planned to repaint the car and modify it to a race car, do you know what colours the 3rd and 4th cars were? yes it has a red head engine, No. J201241, in what way has it been modified? www.collinson-jaguar.co.uk

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    Malcolm, The modifications I can see on a quick look include, seal beam headlights, radiator splash shield, and running boards; there maybe others. The red head engine has a high (6 to 1) compression head; the block is the same for all three variations of the motor. Colors of the three participants.........well.......I'm not sure. Chrysler Corp. shown a car at Hilton Head a few years ago," #8" of the race team of Le Mans '28; it was painted yellow.

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    Thank you once again Harry, I did look on the internet after your last message and found pictures of this No. 8 car

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    Malcolm...........If your customer would back it; I would try to reproduce one of the Le Mans cars...........the steering geometery for this car is exceptional for it's day, thus it handles quite well and the external contracting hydraulics are very good. It will move on along.

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    The one you have is a '72' Standard Roadster. The other offered that year was a Deluxe Sport Roadster

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    Thank you for the reply, what is the difference between the Standard and Deluxe Sport? can anyone tell me what the valve clearances are please? I have no information on the car

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    Malcolm........................Chrysler Corp's Historical data collection can supply you with original pics of the two roadster body styles...........................as for the valves........the valve tappets when cold (both intake and exhaust) should be set at .008"................yet should be checked when warm at .006" for the exhaust and .004" for the intake as per the owner's manual.

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    Also, Malcolm.........................Chrysler Corp's Historical data collection can supply you with a copy of the owner's manual.

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    Thank you Harry, I have applied for an owner`s manual and sent a cheque, just waiting for it to arrive

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    Re: Chrysler 72 information

    Malcolm, Keep us posted as to progress if you would.

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    Hello Harry, Starter motor is now fitted, started the engine last week and when hot revs really well, have not checked the valve clearances yet, compressions are all 110-115 psi, oil pressure is good, water temp is good, have checked the dynamo output (not regulated) and are getting 50 plus volts so should be enough to keep the 12 volt battery charged, owners hand book arrived last week, fitted new wheel bearings with lip seals all round, just need to buy shims as no end float on rear hubs, might have found a man with a set of brake drums, wire wheels and hubs etc, just starting to make brackets to fit (non original) telescopic shock absorbers, I will keep you posted with photos.

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    Re: Chrysler 72 information

    Great! Post a few pics.

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    I am having problems sending pictures at the moment, kingpins are all stripped out waiting for new parts, timing chain had excessive wear, (have another one) just waiting for the dynamo to be repaired, valve clearances checked and adjusted, were a long way out of adjustment. Andre Hartford shock absorbers on order, will post pics. asap

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