BearsFan315

1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project

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ok, so looks like the strips are in excellent condition, i straightened them up and cleaned them up a little bit. they fit nicely on the Radiator Splash Apron. 

 

I was thinking of a way to make me some clips/ hardware for mounting. 

 

This is what I came up with... Let me know what you think

 

Started off with a Standard #10 Washer, it actually fits really nice in the spaces where the t-bolts slid in. and you can slide them around freely in the track. my concern was not really enough surface area to HOLD them down when tightened. so i ordered a bag of #10 Fender Washers.

#10 Fender Washer 3/4" OD

 

Measured the width of the Track.Took my File and Flattened two sides of the Washer. Tweaked it to fit freely with some play for chrome plating thickness.
  #10 Fender Washer Flat Edges

 

Took My Countersink and drilled the washer to fit a #10 Slotted Flat Head Screw Flush with the top surface.
  #10 FEnder w/ Flat Sides
  #10-32 Slotted Flat Head Screw
  #10 Flat Head Screw in Countersunk Washer
Yeah it does NOT look like it sits flat due to the angle, but it does :)

 

These fit really Nice in the Track and I can slip them in the groove, and slide them into place. made a few to test and they work Great. Had a issue with the screw spinning freely when trying to tighten them up, so think i will have my friend tack the flat head screw to the washer. Then i can grind it down so it fits.

 

Think this will work fine for my application and hold the strips tightly in place.

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Was off on Tuesday so picked up my hardware i ordered to install the Exhaust system on my 1929.

Started installation of the hangers & Brackets hoping to make it easier to install and secure.

  Tail Pipe bracket & Support Installed
  Another Head on Shot
  Muffler Support
shadows make it look like there is a red tint, most likely from the flash...

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Those are Harbor Freight Furniture Dollys got em on sale, 8 of em actually. 4 hang on the wall in the back if i need them for anything else.

then i cut plywood to fit in one way then another piece across the top. all screwed together nicely, any screws that went thru were cut off and ground below surface. then bought Harbor Freight Jack Stands again on sale and 4 of em. centered them up on the dollys, then marked and drilled for u bolts to hold em down and in place. they work great, really cheap, and the car does NOT just roll around, it takes some force to move it. figure around 2500-3000 pounds on them. distributed evenly.  but gives me just enough ground clearance i can roll under do some work and have no issues. I originally used industrial zip ties to hold them in place.  

 

yes i can roll it sideways and spin it if i wanted. takes effort and muscle, not a really easy task. my floor is NOT smooth it is rough concrete. takes a bit of effort to redirect the wheels ;)

 

Pictures from the Original Build

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Trying to stay active on my 1929, looking to see what is the correct make and Model of Vacuum wiper for my 1929 4 door Sedan.

Then what is the best way to test/ verity that it works properly. Not sure if the PO rebuilt it or if it was thrown in a box, bough off ebay, etc...

Figured I would cross this bridge now so that if need be I can have it ready when I get there.

Will see if I can get some pictures and post it when I get home today. Assuming it is in the box of parts ?!?!?

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Yes, have the original that was puttied back together and doctored up

 

i bought one from Gary Wallace, New production

 

found a really good used one on ebay cleaned up and plan to try and use it

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Well spent the weekend tearing down and rebuilding the wiper motor.  I Took my time, broke it down and laid out all the parts as i took them apart, took pictures of most every step along the way. followed the instructions that came with my rebuild kit, even ordered an extra gasket just in case i destroyed the one in the kit !!

1929 Wiper Motor Original 01
1929 Wiper Motor Original 02
1929 Wiper Motor Original 03
1929 Wiper Motor Original 04
1929 Wiper Motor Original 05

 

Basic Tear Down of the MAIN components
Main Parts Spread

Original Gasket on Wiper Body Cover

Original Wiper Paddle

 

Tore Down the Original Wiper Paddle
Wiper Paddle Parts

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after tearing everything down time to clean each part up, remove the old grease and grime.

 

I took my time doing this as NOT to damage any surfaces or break anything.

 

also the copper parts of the paddle are very thin !! and their are NO replacements.

 

Here is a shot of the rebuild kit
Trico Rebuild Kit

 

Side by side of OLD vs NEW Paddle Seal
Paddle Seals

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Then time to rebuild the paddle and then the Vacuum Assembly.

 

I read instructions a few times, dry fir the builds, then assembled and secured. 

Vacuum Body Greased Up
Paddle Greased Up
Vacuum Body Cover Greased Up
Gasket Installed

 

Then Assemblies the parts, installed the mechanisms that make it work.
Vacuum Wiper Rebuild 01
Vacuum Wiper Rebuild 02
Vacuum Wiper Rebuild 03
Vacuum Wiper Rebuild 04
Vacuum Wiper Rebuild 05

 

I ONLY had to trim one small section of the gasket, easily done with a razor blade. and realized on my model I did NOT really need the ROUND stop Sealer, but oh well.

 

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once it was built, time to test it out...  figured the best way to test a vacuum motor is with a vacuum !! but how to adapt it to the motor ??
I took my small house cordless vacuum, and then taped my plastic dollar tree turkey baster on to the end of the hose using vinyl tape (electrical tape). wanted to avoid any vacuum leaks. then the turkey baster end was a little to big for the vacuum connection, so wrapped a few turns of vinyl tape around the fitting and got a NICE SNUG fit. fired up the vacuum and NOTHING happened. short panic set in and thought the wiper was trash :/

 

then i thought how much vacuum is this vacuum actually pulling, so hooked it up to the Vacuum gauge, and it barely pulled 1 inch of Hg. so swapped out the cordless for the 5 gal shop vac. it pulls about 4 in of Hg. so connected it to the vacuum wiper motor. and away the wiper went. i was happy. let it run for a minute to make sure everything works correctly.

 

just for you guys, I shot a short video, make sure you turn down the SOUND, the Vacuum is LOUD !!
Vacuum Motor Mechanisms at Work
Vacuum Wiper Swinging Wiper Arm
videos are a little large, so may take a few minutes to initialize and run but they are cool, especially the one with the mechanisms

 

Link to ALL 1929 Vacuum Wiper Motor Pictures

Now it needs to be cleaned up/ remove extra grease, and then painted BLACK and installed.

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Well ALL my bulbs finally arrived !!

 

bought what i needed and then a few spares, bulbs were cheap.

1929 Bulbs

just in case, the top right bulbs are Head Lamp #1000 from TFS, they are stamped china #1188

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Checking to see what is Correct/ Original for a 1929 4 Door, this is the Main Ground from the Battery to the Frame Rail (passenger Side)

 

I checked the MPL and it list Cable, Ground

 

Wondering if it was a Web Style Grounding Strap or just a plain ole Grounding Cable (Rubber/ Plastic Coated) ?? What Gauge is Recommended by the Pros here for best performance ?? Stock Length ??

 

This is what I have now from PO 1929 Ground Cable

 

I plan to clean it all up, get a proper ground metal to metal, touch up paint, etc.

 

This is what TFS has in their Catalog Ground Strap
9.5" , 12", or 14" long

 

Also reading on here, there was talk about Grounding to the Drivetrain ?? is this required/ recommended on the 1929 ??

 

If so from where to where, and then same as above ?? strap or cable ?!

 

Were the Battery Connectors for battery were the simple straight style:or something else ??
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What material is the 1929 headlamp Reflector made of ??

seems to be a thin sheet of metal ? or is that just from the coating 

looking into having them recoated

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done a ton of searching and looking at the aluminized coating route, calling today to get pricing and such from Uvira, Inc. also a place that is in Ohio or kentucky does it as well. will provide details once i get em !!

did not see anything on material, looks like mine are painted or coated black on one side and then silvered on the other 

also one seems to have a ding that makes a slight crease in the reflector, can that be fixed or not ??? I can live with it if not, will not be truly visible unless you take it apart and look closely at in.

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talked to Bill today out at Uvira, they are still in business and doing the reflectors. cost is $75 a pair and includes return shipping IF you include the check in the box on its way out. turn around it 2-3 days. they have a New shipping address, vs the one listed. and if you send via USPS they have a Post Office Box they check daily, other shipments go to a physical address they check routinely. so USPS is fastest way to get them something !!

Actually had a really good conversation with him when he called me back. He told me he had a stroke recently, so he is a little slower but still kicking and working hard.seems to really enjoy what he does especially for old cars. He is a true fan old cars, and says he gets pictures from his clients and post them all over his wall. He is particularly a fan of Chevrolet, the 1929 in particular says it is a good looking car, says it is a far better car than the F**d. Told me story of friend who owned one as a kid, then sol when he got older, then turned around and realized he missed his car, and went and bought it back, and still owns it to this day.

Will be sending mine his way soon, once they get straightened and nickeled. They do require that the reflectors be cleaned up, and nickel plated then polished before they get them. as all they do is aluminize them. said they used to do the entire process but is tedious and requires way more time, man power, and equipment.doing the aluminum coating is the easy part :)

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ok, so how does the Steering Column Grommet get installed.


Steering Grommet Top
Steering Grommet Bottom

Does the Raised Surface (TOP) FACE the INSIDE or the OUTSIDE of the Car (Engine Bay)

Does the LONG Side go up or down ?? (the side with the extra rubber between column hole and outside edge)

 

Does it come in contact with the Metal Plates that goes on the Toe Board  and Fire Wall ??

Raised Face Up - Under Metal Plates
Raised Face Down - Under Plates
Raised Face Up - On top Metal Plates

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if it goes above, then it has to go over the mat. which looks ok, if you ever have to remove the toe board, you have to move grommet, mat, then parts.
but then any water from below gets in between the metal and mat up to grommet
if it goes under, then it is remove mat, then toe board, and done.water would hit grommet and disperse, as long as grommet was tight against the metal.

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Jerry, Attached is a picture of an original 31 ground cable. The 1932 catalog shows this fitting 29-32. Overall length is 6.5, notice the bowtie on the bottom of the terminal. I think I may run an additional heavy cable from the battery bolt to one of the starter bolts to be sure of a good ground.

 

Dave

 

 

battery cable 31 bow tie.jpg

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