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  1. How can you tell one from another? I have had a BB1D which was marked as such with a copper sign attached to it, but have not seen any of the other markings. Like this one (my overhauled 9 mpg BB-1), is that one of your trusted 6 versions?
  2. Be aware that the recorded mileage so far is 9 mpg, while I am hoping for 15 mpg or better. Time will show how it goes.
  3. May I recommend to recheck the coil readings when hot? My 1940 did run well when cold, until reaching normal running temperature then it started failing. Turned out it was not the fuel supply or choke playing up, it was the coil that started failing when it got hot. Replaced it with an Autolite similar to the one displayed and suddenly the car would pull well uphill when hot.
  4. Chris, you should just try them both out, I believe they have a general good reputation but I am not the carburetor expert here. Otherwise the regular replacement for an U2 is the Carter BB-1 updrafts, which is a late model updraft (introduced 1930/31?) and have several adjustments. Some BB-1s come from GM heavyweight trucks and are regarded as less suitable for passenger cars. I have put an overhauled BB-1 on both my Series 65s. One did run really nice before I sold that car, the other one that I still got wants 25 liters/100km and gives nothing in return.. the car does not want to exceed 80
  5. The excellent article linked in this tread takes for a fact that Highlander was a series on its own back in 1940. This is a claim also made by several other sources. However, I can find nothing supporting there was a separate Highlander series in neither sales literature nor in the 1940 Parts List. Both my previous NewYorker Coupe with cloth interior and my NewYorker with Highlander Trim were part of the same VIN run as stated for all NewYorkers. Refer also the dealer issued service policy for the NewYorker with Highlander trim, clearly stating it was a New Yorker when sold new on March 16, 1
  6. Australian bodied cars typically had a divided windshield?
  7. Seems the first item drew a blank and is likely no genuine Chrysler item. How about this one? It is removed from a RHD Series 75 Sedan and I sort of remember it being secured to the center of front axle and steering to (likely) act as a steering damper. None of the other Series 75s I have seen had anything like it, so possibly it is an aftermarket item. Can anyone identify it?
  8. Seats: I shopped some repro Ford stuff and modified it to fit my Series 65 (which is although a more compact car than a CD). The more I learn about upholstery the less worried I am about not having cores.
  9. You're probably right. I always have referred to the style as honeycomb but might well be mistaken.
  10. Honeycomb is the answer. I believe the exact cell size is hard to get, but more than one European vendor had a visually similar pattern where each cell is 2 mm shorter than the original. I have used that pattern for two Series 65 radiators and believe it would pass as original even on Pebble Beach. This is a radiator before with original pattern:
  11. When my buddy bought a 1929 Chrysler Series 75 DCP it came very disassembled and parts were scattered in boxes without much labeling. We have succeeded in identifying most stuff plus a few items that are not Series 75. However this part is puzzling. It looks period, but neither of us can identify its use. Anyone able to chime in?
  12. I have driven 1940 New Yorkers in a "cold climate" (Norway) for 30 years. I know the first car had a frozen heat riser, the current one I have not even looked at to check. Never any problem - as long as it is stuck in the open position.
  13. Leather gaiter dimension refer photo. I reckon the general pattern is identical on all 8 ends, with 16 cm across the spring side of all the gaiters. The other end will vary on the design of the cast-in-two-pieces spring clamp, on a Series 65: 4x 27cm like this one, plus 2x 30 cm and 2x 35 cm. You can control those measures and make your own imperial ones by measuring the circumference of each style of mount and spring.
  14. Have you tried Jay Astheimer for a replacement head?
  15. The style of the shocks just visible on your car indicate that you are looking for wires to replace, is that correct? If it is the woven style of shock snubbers you are after, I believe companies offering these come up on a google search?
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