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  1. Hi Don To the best of my knowledge the pin that goes through the hub of the pulley and the shaft can be driven out with a punch. The impeller can only be removed intact by machining the shaft out of it from the center on a lathe. I had a new stainless shaft made for my 1930 DeSoto. Once the pump is apart, new brass bushings can be installed. Rick
  2. One more. Pictures of the car are on the restoration forum. 1930 DeSoto CK. The top step could be made since it is like a big ribbed washer. You can PM me if you are interested Rick
  3. Hi Ron I have a 1929/30/31 rumble seat step. I would sell it since I have what I need. The ring would have to be restored and rubber is available from Steeles. Attached are some pictures
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    30 Fuel gauge

    Looks like the DeSoto forum stalled at this one. Mars, the float has a small gear on the shaft that turns the variable resistor in the sending unit. You will have to measure the resistance with an ohm meter to see if it changes when it turns. Sounds like the resistor wire in your sending unit may be broken and touching ground. You will need a meter to find out what is going on. Can't fix these things by guessing
  5. Hi Patrick Payment received. Thank you! Rick
  6. This is one of a total 600 Canadian DeSoto production. Does any one know of another? Thanks Again and have a great day!
  7. After 49 years the car has actually come to a point of completion. My wife commented that the car was 40 years old when I bought it. That would be like getting a 1980 car today. When I picked up the DeSoto, it was actually considered to be an "old car" I took some pictures today of the completed project and will upload them for all to enjoy. Thanks for following along and all your great comments. Rick
  8. Some real progress has been made in the last few weeks. The luggage trunk has been painted, and all the hardware attached. I made a bracket to mount the third rumble seat step, which I had, onto the bumper bracket. The spare tire clamps have been painted and installed. Took it for about a 10 mile drive on Monday. Today it would not start!
  9. Hi there. The first DeSoto series "K" was basically a car body built around a wooden structure. It was the wood which held most of the body together. Door were lined with wood to hold the mechanisms, floor boards were wood, etc. In 1930 there was a transition where much of the wood structure was replaced with metal stampings. Doors and cowls were all steel, the trunk/rumble lid still had wood lining, floor boards on closed model cars were steel (except for the front removable section). The 1930 roadster still had all wood floorboards. The 1930 DeSoto CF bodies were called "mono piece"
  10. ckowner

    Clum switch

    Hi Mars I have an inside shaft with a lever attached. It is the shaft with the horn wire going down the middle. :ooking at my 1930 DeSoto I believe that is the one you are looking for. I am not sure if the lever can be separated from the shaft. Have a look at the pictures with the tape measure. Rick VanOene
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