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  1. ckowner

    30 cf fuse size

    The fuse size on a 1930 DeSoto is 30Amp. It is mounted on the back of the ammeter. This fuse is meant to protect (or not protect!) all the wiring in the car. The fuse holder connection is fastened with a rivet connection to the back of the ammeter. Over time this connection starts to fail and heat up under load. I have replaced mine with a modern fuse, as well as a proper fuse panel to protect the different circuits in the car. (ignition, gas gauge, dome light, horn, lights etc) I also installed a second tail/brake light and installed a signal light flasher. The flasher signals the rear brake lights, and by using 6 volt relays I was able to use the single filament front fender lights for parking lights as well as signal lights. Electrical systems were of poor quality and design in the early automotive years. The original DeSoto book does not talk of wire sizes, only "small braid, medium braid and large braid"
  2. I tried a modern equivalent once. The spline and the size of the clutch plate can be matched up, but the springs will hit the flywheel bolts
  3. Looking at the date of the last post, It has more than a year and a half. Some how these projects just keep going. Almost a year ago I was contacted by someone looking for some parts. As a result of the conversation I ended up with an actual DeSoto luggage trunk that had been stored in his basement for 40 years.After shipping it from Ontario to the west coast, I dismantled and had a body man bring the metal to its original shape and contour. It appears that the corner of the trunk suffered some collision damage. The aluminum moldings which were crimped over steel strips to resemble the old belting were removed and I replaced them by gluing polished stainless straps in their place with epoxy. I got the old locks unfrozen and working again. Even found a key that worked.:)
  4. Hi Roger I have three of the brass left hand thread nuts that you are looking for. Condition as shown in pictures. Send PM if interested. Then we will work something out. Regards Rick VanOene 1930 DeSoto CK6 rumble seat coupe (Canadian)
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    The best product for that is "Click Bond" adhesive. Aerospace quality epoxy
  6. I have a steering box out of a 1931 Chrysler CM. It is missing the main shaft with the worm gear, but if the rest of it can help you out let me know.
  7. Hi Jimmy If that is the same as the 1930 DeSoto, that bottom eye bolt bolts through the hole in the axle to the left of your pointing finger on the picture. Rick
  8. I am interested in two of the spare tire clamps. Two of the six across the middle. You can send me a PM with price and shipping to Surrey, BC, Canada. I have a 1930 DeSoto CK coupe, so the should be the right ones. Maybe a side view with a measurement would be great just to confirm. Thank you Rick
  9. Hi there I would be interested in 2 of the spare tire hold down clamps. You show them on the 16th picture down. The ones I need a hole in them for the clamp down screw. I could drill a hole to make them work. could you send me a side and bottom view picture with a measurement and price. Thank you so much! Rick VanOene 1930 DeSoto CK6 coupe
  10. Hi Gary I have a 1930 DeSoto CK6 and used a newer Mopar thermostat that was the correct diameter and drilled a few 1/4" holes in the disc to allow for some initial bypasss circulation. Works great!
  11. Here are a few. The 1930 DeSoto pieced together for a picture in 1971 and again completed in 2016 with my wife. Some cars I should never have sold--a 1951 GMC 5 window pickup truck, a 1960 Pontiac Laurentian 2 door hard top, a 1955 Chev 2 door post.
  12. Hi Horner You asked how I know this information. I am the one who had that rad shell done since I could not find an original for my 1930 DeSoto CK6. I did find one later, so I sold the one for sale to Bob. He also had the rad for that shell, which was originally from a 1930 Plymouth U. The rad was cleaned and tested.
  13. I guess there are all kinds of opinions about rumble seats and their usefulness. Of course a 4 door closed car made more sense for travel sheltered from weather. Why have an open car? Yet as a collector they have more value than a closed sedan. I have a 1930 DeSoto CK6 coupe with a rumble seat. What a special treat for the grand kids to go for a ride in grampa's old car with the rumble seat! I have installed seat belts and only drive slowly on quiet roads. Kids love the attention they get. It is so special to them! My grand daughter said after a short trip "Grampa, 35 people waved at us". The back window cranks down so we can talk to each other. Isn't the intent of the old car hobby to enjoy it. How do we get the next generation interested in this old hobby if our cars are just for show? have actually crawled into the back and found it very comfortable. Does anyone know of a second DeSoto like this one?
  14. That was originally a 1930 Plymouth U shell. The top and bottom were reworked to look like the DeSoto shell. It will fit the Plymouth radiator and has a high quality triple chrome plate. Rick
  15. I am not sure what size your impeller is, but if you are interested, I have one that is 2 7/8" across with three blades. Rick