FLYER15015

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About FLYER15015

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    '40 Buick Team Member
  • Birthday 12/17/1941

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    Buena Vista, Colorado on the continental divide
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    Taking care if the "Baby", flying RC planes, and trail riding a ktm 525EXC.

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    ex engineer, now a casting sales rep

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  1. FLYER15015

    Exterior horns for 35 Buick

    Scully, Send me the pictures too. I'm looking for a set for my '31 Chrysler. Mike in Colorado
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    1929 Chrysler 65 steering

    Ben, Don't overlook the "kingpin" bushings, (where the wheel spindle is attached to the axle). Mine are a bit loose 'cause when the wheels are off the floor, I can move the top in and out just a bit. They are up for replacement this winter, when we do the brakes. Mike in Colorado
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    1929 Chrysler 65 steering

    Ben, Are you running radials or bias ply tyres ( a little down under lingo) ? I too have about an inch or so at the wheel in my '31 but I am fitted with 40 year old Denman 6 ply bias tyres. I've not had the old girl up on blocks yet to do the brakes, wheel bearings, and tighten up the steering joints, but if I were you, I would chase the looseness from the wheels back to the steering box, not from the box out. That's the way I was taught at the Morris garage I apprenticed at, in the '60's Mike in Colorado
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    Chrome short trumpet horns

    Duro, Thank you for the research. It is much appreciated. They are "close" but the style of the trumpet seems to be for a much earlier (teens or twenties) model car. All that I have seen for the '30's cars are round and a bit longer. My search continues, but isn't that the fun part ? Mike in Colorado
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    Chrome short trumpet horns

    I am looking for a set of the chrome short trumpet horns that I see on '30's cars such as Chryslers with the chrome "stand up" grilles. They are usually seen just below the light buckets, beside the grill shell. The era that came just before cars had grilles that were folded into the body sheet metal is really the prettiest to me, and I would like to "dress up" my '31 Chrysler Imperial. Any leads would be appreciated. Mike in Colorado
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    Question, If a step bored cylinder was so great, how come it did not become standard fare with all of the big 3, all the way up to the disk brake take over point ? Was science over ruled by the bean counters ? DUH ?????? Mike in Colorado
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    Sooooo, taken all the above, and baring any new solid info, I am leaning towards pulling all the cylinders, wheel and master, and sending them to Ron Karp in California for re-sleeving, and per Hchris, have a constant size bore in the wheels. When he did my '40 Buick LTD about 6 years ago, it solved all my problems and I would highly recommend them to anyone with brake issues.
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    Thanks Tin for the lead. So "Roberts" wants about 50 bucks a cylinder that I may (?) find @ Autozone /NAPA, for about eighteen bucks. All is just speculation till I get her torn down and pull the cylinders to get a good look see. Hey Spinney, you ever hear from Grant McGrath any more ? Haven't seen him post on the Buick forum in a long time now. Mike in Colorado
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    Robert's ??? More info please, for this Chrysler beginner. Mike in Colorado
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    Taylormade, I agree with you on folks selling parts on evilbay that they say will fit, and don't, and then it's a pain to send them back. I found a website last night called "Plymouth parts interchange Group 5" that may hold some promise. It shows NAPA, Wagner, and Raybestos interchange #'s for the master and wheel cylinders, and makes mention of Dodge, Desoto, and Chrysler interchange #'s too. Today we start tearing her down to take a good look see. I will post pictures of our progress as we go along, to help those who follow. Still looking for a front right dust cap to replace the "REO" one that is on her now. Anybody want to trade ? Mike in Colorado
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    Kanter shows no listings for wheel cylinders or master, but thanks for the lead. Mike in colorado
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    New wheel cylinders or resleeve ?

    All above is correct, in that IF I have Karp's re-sleeve these using the 304 stainless tubing the DOT 5 fluid is the only way to go. When I did the '40 Buick this way, about 6 years ago I cleaned the metal brake lines with MEK and replaced all the rubber connector lines after blowing them out. My real question is, has anyone sourced replacement wheel cylinders and if so, where ? When you get into the '40's, a guy can just run down to NAPA and get parts. Can you do this with '30's cars too ? Or will Dodge / Plymouth wheel cylinders interchange, and if so what model years apply ? Or do I have to buy parts from the expensive "restoration" suppliers ? I really need to hear from someone who has walked this path before. Mike in Colorado
  13. Hi All, I am getting ready to rebuild the brake system on my 1931 Chrysler Imperial (CG?). I can have the wheels and master cylinder re-sleeved @ Karp's in California, as they did a fine job on my '40 Buick series 90, with their 304 stainless inserts. OR can I find new replacements for this old of a car ? Do not want to buy NOS and get 87 year old rubber components. I am just learning about the old girl and need your advise regarding sourcing and costs. Thanks in advance for your advice. Mike in Colorado
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    Wanted 1931 chrysler CG front dust cap

    Hi all, If Taylormade is right, am I looking for 2 caps ? The round one screws on just fine. Or did dodge and Chrysler Imperial's use different caps ? Due to different hubs or bearing diameters ? Keiser, I see yours has a 5 "stud" brake drum, whereas mine is a 6 "bolt" drum. I still have a lot to learn about our new (to us) baby. Mike in Colorado
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    Wanted 1931 chrysler CG front dust cap

    Keiser31, First picture is the one I''ll trade. Second picture is the one I need. The REO cap was threaded on by the previous owner by wrapping the front hub with several turns of electrical tape on the hub's threads. Not a great fix . Mike in Colorado