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    Past president of Vintage and classic club of Zimbabwe, involved in restoring many makes of cars for over 40 years
  1. 1937hd45, the parts book shows the model B and G series cars used the same front axle, but the series 80 has a different part number and is probably a stronger axle. One must never assume that early Chrysler parts are interchangeable from one model to another. Chrysler had a habit of changing parts in the middle of production years. The parts book shows virtually every model's axle has a different part number and the part numbers again can be different for export or RHD cars. I have learnt the hard way, that parts may look the same but they can differ in sizes. I stand to be corrected, but I think Chrysler used external contracting brakes until 1928 and then changed to internal expanding brakes in 1929 Viv.
  2. Definitely a Chrysler front axle even down to the double bolts thru the tierod ends. Probably either B or G series 70. Car looks like it has Buffalo wire wheels on the rear and it may have had the same wheels on the front originally. May I ask if they are type 4 or type 5, this should be marked on the side of the centre hub caps, if you unscrew a rear one. My G70 has 20 inch type HC4 buffalo wire wheels which were a rare option. I stand to be corrected but I believe the 80 series imperials had type 5 Buffalo wheels. This could help to ID whether the axle was from a 70 or 80 series car. Viv.
  3. D. Cameron Peck cars

    Not all Rolls-Royces were supplied with mascots. There was a 20/25 owned by a friend of mine. He got the build sheet from the UK and the car was supplied new in the '30s with only a standard cap; that is how the car was ordered by the first owner. Viv.
  4. A lot of the 36 Terraplanes that were shipped out to Australia, South Africa and other British colonies had double sidemount spare wheels fitted as standard. We HAD 2 1936 Terraplanes here in Zimbabwe, a 61 sedan 4 door and a 62 conv cabriolet, both had double side mounted wheels, but they have since left the country. Try searching for clubs in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, putting wanted ads out to their members, also keep searching ebay.com.au something might come up. Viv.
  5. 1936 Plymouth Cabriolet. help needed

    We restored a 36 Terraplane cabriolet some years ago and it had a double frame. The convertible frame had a strengthener under a normal frame. I think Keiser could be right with your 36 Plymouth. Viv.
  6. Correct G70 Carb ?

    I have downloaded a lot of pictures off the internet and ebay for reference, several of the cars show the carb as attached to the manifold in this picture, the Chrysler 70 owners manual shows a carb as per picture carb 2. The owners handbook also says carb supplied by Penberthy injector company. Hope these pictures help. Viv.
  7. Correct G70 Carb ?

    Hi Cricket, this is the carb fitted to my RHD G70. Viv.
  8. Correct G70 Carb ?

    Hi Cricket, my right hand drive model G70 has engine number 101050 and has a block casting date of 7/22/25, the head has casting date 8/25/25. The cars body had long gone by the time I got the rolling chassis, so I don't have a Fedco number. From the number of spring blade leaves I have figured the car was a tourer, and was specially equipped with type 4 Buffalo wire wheels.The car I have, was last run in 1958 and it came to me, with a brass bodied Zenith Detroit SV5B carburettor still bolted to the manifold. I assumed this to be the original carb for my motor, but I stand to be corrected. I will try in the next few days to take a few pictures of the carb and upload them. My carb is nothing like the Zenith carb shown in a picture by Sasha39. Sasha's picture quite clearly shows an adaptor between the carb and manifold. Viv. ps, its interesting that your motor number and mine are only 63 apart and yet my block was cast more than 2 months earlier.
  9. 1928 Model A, Rough, AKRON OH $3,000 obo

    This 1930 roadster pickup recently changed hands here. It was pieced together with bits and pieces from all over the country. No front fenders, gas tank, lights and lots of small stuff missing. Guys were fighting over buying it to restore. Old cars are going to get scarce in the future guys.
  10. 1928 Model A, Rough, AKRON OH $3,000 obo

    The guy may be asking a bit high for this car, but to insult the guy, telling him its a piece of junk, worth virtually nothing, that would be better off being buried, is not doing your hobby any favours. In South Africa and Zimbabwe, the guys here would die to find cars as complete and in such condition as this to restore. There is very little pre war stuff left in my country that can be bought to restore. I started looking for a car to rebuild in 1972 and even then, there was nothing as complete as this Model A to be found, we scrounged the countryside for pieces to build cars. North America is lucky to have so much stuff lying around still sitting and rotting, but one must realise, there are NO new ones being built and the day will come when cars as complete and as good as this will be hard to find. The crushers and scrap metal guys have been thru southern africa and other countries and are slowly eating up whats left else where. In a few years time you may regret not having saved cars like this one. Viv.
  11. Vac tank for 1926 Chry

    My 4 cyl Chryslers were running on Model A Ford carbs. The original carb was a Carter , very similar to 26/8 Chev, except the flange where it mounts to the manifold is different. These Carter carbs had a diecast potmetal venturi, and they disintegrated with age. If you can find a correct Chrysler one today, that is missing the venturi, then a replacement can now be obtained from "The filling station" who specialise in early chev parts. Both the 4 Cyl Chryslers I had, were fitted with Stewart autovacs and I'm pretty sure they were original to these cars. Viv.
  12. Starter motor for 1926 Chrysler 58

    1927/8 model 50 and 52 were Delco-Remy starters and genny's, sorry did not take note of the model numbers. Earlier Chryslers up until mid to late 1926 would probably be Remy badged. There are discussions on this forum about Remy becoming Delco-Remy in 1926 and some Delco-Remy stuff may have been badged Remy to use up stocks of old Remy badges.
  13. 20s Chrysler motor year?

    Hi Frank, I rebuilt a Model 50 and a model 52, both had engine numbers with an "A" suffix on the motor numbers. I also had 2 other 4 cyl Chrysler motors with "A" suffix's to the motor numbers. None of these engines had either an I or an F before the number. When I researched these cars and engines with Chrysler historical archives and the WPC club, I was also told, that all the 4 cyl cars built started with an I or an F prefix to the motor number. They could not explain why these motors were different and they said to me ,that it was possible, that motors built for export (or possibly RHD) may have had an A suffix. The model 50 tourer had body number FY273E and motor 57039A The model 52 tourer had body number HR947E and motor 133504A Your motor number is earlier than the ones I had and probably is a model 58 regards Viv
  14. Early suspension parts - can you identify?

    Picture 1 looks to be late 20's Chrysler/ dodge. Picture 2 Common shackle of mid to late 20's car, hard to identify without sizes. Picture 3&4 Maybe an interior mirror bracket ? Picture 5&8 U bolts with very squared corners may be mid to late 20's Chrysler. Ones with a locating peg in the middle are most likely Ford, either Model A Model B or early V8. Picture 6 Model A Ford, inside trans housing. Picture 7 Ford Shackles for early V8 had a bushing/pin that fitted into the spring with square pegs that then bolted thru these square holes.
  15. 7-lug wheels and hub brake assemblies

    Agree with Keiser. My '27 Chrysler G70 has a tubular front axle and the axle ends and king pins look identical in design. The G70 also has the same tierod ends with twin pinch bolts to clamp them to the tierod. My brake back plates are also bolted on with six bolts in the same design. The internal expanding brakes I believe were introduced on Chrysler in 1929 and their model 72 of that year, I believe, had 7-bolt 18 inch wheels. Viv.