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  1. Thanks, he was very helpful.
  2. Can anyone suggest a source for the correct color engine enamel for the 1929 Chrysler Imperial L80? In a much earlier post a color was suggested for the 1930 Imperial that looks close. Does anyone know if the 1929 and 1930 engines were the same color? Thanks
  3. Need photo of 1929 Chrysler generator

    Pete, if you are still looking for a generator for your model 65 Jay Astheimer has been a good source of parts and information. His number is 610 462 3631.
  4. differential cover cross reference

    Hi Tom, I haven't been on for a while so I apologize for the late response. If you are still looking for the differential cover and haven't talked to Jay Astheimer, I suggest you give him a call. He specializes in in early Chryslers and has helped me with many parts for my 1929 model 75 roadster. His number is 610 863 6955. Steve
  5. Gibson Auto Co.

    Look at the accessories mounted on the board behind the Ford that I assume are for sale by the dealer. I couldn’t tell what some of the things are but I see a bumper, acetylene tanks, two speedometers (both Stewart?), what I believe may be a roll-back brake, rear foot rest, tire pump, acetylene light perhaps for mounting on the running board, and something I think may be an oiler.
  6. Duesenberg roadster

    I agree!! As Seldenguy points out, he is well dressed and these may just be expensive custom made shoes.
  7. Duesenberg roadster

    I noticed the gentlemen by the car has on elevator shoes to make him look taller.
  8. I don't have the correct ones for my roadster and if you do, I would be interested them also. Steve
  9. Mid 20's 2 door Sedan

    The engine looks a lot like a 1924 Studebaker.
  10. Identify Make, Year & Model

    It's a 1928 Chrysler and I believe model 72.
  11. Offer Insults Seller

    What great advice on how to approach the problem seller. It seems to me that old car owners, especially those not involved in the hobby, are often dreamers who think their car is worth much more than it is, and that it is like the restored one sold at auction, shills and all, or its value is the #1condition price for a #4 car. But it may simply be that this is someone who may not really want to sell a car, only want to find out what he might get for it if he did want to sell it. Kind of like what did Dad really leave me, maybe I'll restore it someday.
  12. Chrysler 1930 serie 77 victoria convertible

    This is a very nice car. It looks to me like it's probably a custom body done by a professional body shop/company. The details are very nice.

    Have him call Jay Astheimer (610) 863-6955. He specializes in Chrysler parts from 1924-1932 and has a good inventory.
  14. Slapping noise in top of engine

    When pistons are loose in the cylinders, the skirt can slap against the cylinder wall causing a soft but very noticeable noise. When I was a teenager in the late 50’s I had a car that when it idled, you could hear soft, dull, almost nonmetallic sounds coming from the engine. I anticipated the worse but I learned that it was the piston skirts slapping the cylinder walls. The problem didn't get any worse in the two years I had the car, even with a lead footed teenager behind the wheel.
  15. When I was a kid, I was given a VW bus that had been sitting for almost a year. It was in reasonable condition but I discovered it was sitting because it had a blown engine. I rebuilt the engine and it ran fine until I tried to drive on the highway. On almost any highway trip the engine would go dead after driving for a while at 50 mph. I would roll off on the road and engine would crank over normally but wouldn't start. I would let it sit for a while and after it cooled down, it would start up again and off we would go. Trouble shooting the problem I eliminated vapor lock, the fuel pump was ok, I changed the coil, checked the plugs and points all to no avail. In a last ditch effort to solve the problem I replaced the condenser. I didn’t think it would solve the problem but it was the only thing left; I knew condensers failed but I thought they usually they just burned the points. Well it fixed the problem and the engine in the bus never shut down again. When the engine got hot at highway speeds, the condenser got hot enough that it would short out to ground killing the spark. When it cooled off, the short was broken. I finally sold it years later and it was still running good.