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About richasco

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    Name: Scott
    1929 DeSoto Roadster
  1. Price is certainly a factor, as are a few other things. I've always like the post war era cars, they have great styling and are colorful. They are also practical. A postwar car is much more capable of keeping up with modern traffic and is big enough to be useful without being too big to park. If you need more evidence, check out Matt's thread in the Chrysler forum. I think he is going to love having that station wagon, it has everything that I just wrote about. We had a '63 Valiant wagon that we sold about a year ago. It was a great car; easy to drive, moderately safe and extremely practical. When my father and I would go to the local shows, he would drive his MGTD and I drove the wagon with the cooler and the lawn chairs. It was also great to go get groceries with it. I think/hope that we will start to see more of these cars being driven on a regular basis.
  2. Stromberg U-1 updraught carburetor

    It's on the AEA Tune Up Card, DS-1, DS-2 or DS-3 depending on your electrical system or cylinder head. If you have an original U-1, you should be very cautious using it. The castings crack and fail with little or no warning and could cause a serious fire. If you have one of the reproductions from Australia it should be just fine.
  3. DeSoto Retail Selling Method

    I finally got around to making a copy of the DeSoto Retail Selling Method booklet that my parents gave me for my birthday a few years ago. It's not the best that I can do with the scanning yet but it is better than nothing. I thought that some of the forum members here would like to read it. It is packed with information and selling tips from the beginning of DeSoto. The only part that is missing are the folding car handouts. I saw a set on ebay years ago and couldn't justify buying the set at that time. That was a big mistake as I now own the book that they go in and realize that I could have had a complete salesman kit. As they say, the time to buy is when you see it. Anyway, the pdf is too large to upload here and I don't want to see it on ebay so I uploaded it to my dropbox. Anyone who would like to check it out, please send me a private message and I will respond with link that will allow you access to the dropbox folder that contains the pdf. I have few other files that might be worth sharing so there may be some other goodies that show up.
  4. Jonesborough, TN, when it was Jonesboro

    The Willys is a CJ2A, the chrome headlight rings and bullet parking lamps indicate mid '46 and later. It also does not have the spare tire on it's right side. It could have been removed as part of the fire truck conversion or it may be a "lefty" with the spare on the left side which would put it later on in the production run.
  5. Convert slides to digital?

    I ended up taking the slides to a local camera store to have them converted. I was a little nervous to leave the slides there, but it's better than sending them out in the mail and I supported a local business. They had two options for resolution, standard and a really high dpi. The standard was half the cost so I elected to go that route(43 slides totaling $35 with their flash drive). That may have been the best option, as I can now see all of the slides and go through them. There are a few that I now know that I can have redone at high resolution. The digital pictures came out a little dark so I have to adjust them with my basic windows picture software. Here are two pictures of my DeSoto taken in 1955 the first is the picture as delivered and the second is with basic enhancements in windows picture editor. I have to sort the other pictures and enhance them, I will post two threads in the Post WWII pictures forum for an antique car parade in Atlantic City in 1955 and 1956.
  6. 1929 DeSoto project, now a carb question

    I thought I had a better diagram with the basic tuning info but I haven't been able to find it yet.
  7. 1929 DeSoto project, now a carb question

    Try this Carter BB1 Updraft carb and this BB1 Updraft diagram
  8. 1929 DeSoto project,windshield wiper questions.

    Hope this helps. The vacuum tube is held in position under the dash by clips on the bolts for the cowl trim.
  9. 1929 DeSoto project,windshield wiper questions.

    Gary, I'll go out in the morning and get you some pictures of the setup on my Roadster. I just checked the parts manual and the Roadster has different part numbers compared to the closed cars, but I'd bet that they are similar.
  10. 1929 DeSoto Plugs Bubbling

    The '29s did use a vacuum tank. There shouldn't be anything leaking past the plugs. Check the plug gaskets and sealing area.
  11. Convert slides to digital?

    Thanks for all of the replies. I tried using a template that I found online to make a light box for use on a flatbed scanner. It did not work well enough. I did see a few videos of the Canon all-in-ones that have the slide holder. They look like they work well, however I didn't see any with that feature that are currently for sale. So it looks like the choices are narrowing down to sending out to a professional service or getting a decent unit from Amazon.
  12. Redhead Cylinder Head

    After a 36hr soak, the outside looks perfect. However, I think the inside needs a professional hot tank and a magnaflux? I want to make sure that there are no other cracks and the cooling passages are clean. I got 3 cups of mud and rust flakes out of the inside. It is much better and maybe even usable now. I just can't take the chance of there being anything left that could come out and plug the radiator once it is on the car. Anyone have recommendations for a trustworthy shop within a decent driving time of the south central Pennsylvania area?
  13. Anyone have any advice on converting slides to digital pictures? I have 20 or 30 slides from my grandfather that I need to convert to digital. I know that there are companies that you can send them to, or small machines you can buy and do at home. I'd like to here if anyone has any recommendations. I will be posting some of them here as there are quite a few from an antique car parade held in Atlantic City in 1956.
  14. Redhead Cylinder Head

    At long last I am begining my engine compartment refresh. The exciting part of this will be putting on the correct Red-Head cylinder head. I wanted to remove the rust from the outside and inside as gently as possible. The head has a crack repair from who knows when and I do not want to damage this hard to find head. I decided to start with a vinegar bath and here is a picture after a 24hr soak. I did use a long bristle brass brush to see if it was working. So far it is working well on the outside, however the inside is not progressing as well as I'd like. There were some small rust flakes and other deposites in it when I started, the vinegar hasn't done much to remove them yet. So I am starting another soak with fresh vinegar. The question is this, if further cleaning is required will an engine shop be able to clean the head with a low risk of damage?
  15. Radiator rock screen

    I had to look for my micrometer, here are some pictures. I measured a few different spots and all were within 0.001.