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#1 Malcolm Collinson

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:23 AM

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

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Malcolm: welcome to the forum

Better to post in Chrysler/Mopar (where it will likely be moved by the moderators when they wake up))
This "forum questions: is for questions on the software etc

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

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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#5 HarryJ

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Could you post some pictures?

#6 Malcolm Collinson

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

P1010228.JPG 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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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

I have parts astheime@ptd.net

#8 HarryJ

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

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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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:50 AM

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

#10 Malcolm Collinson

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

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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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

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.

#12 HarryJ

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

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#13 Malcolm Collinson

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

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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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

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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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

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

#16 Malcolm Collinson

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

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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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

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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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

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

#19 Malcolm Collinson

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

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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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

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




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