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  1. I have a 1932 Chrysler CP8 five passenger sedan. Restoration is complete except for the fabric interior. All of the original interior pieces are available as patterns. Fabric, close to the original, is available. All of the interior trim pieces have been wood-grained. The best quote thus far is $25K from a qualified firm. Is this anywhere within the realm of reason? Also, is anyone aware of qualified firms out there that could do the job? I need some comparable estimates. Thank you!
  2. The car is in Chicago, IL and can be shipped.
  3. I have a 1932 Chrysler CP8 five passenger sedan. Restoration is complete except for the fabric interior. All of the original interior pieces are available as patterns. Fabric, close to the original, is available. All of the interior trim pieces have been wood-grained. The best quote thus far is $25K from a qualified firm. Is this anywhere within the realm of reason? Also, is anyone aware of qualified firms out there that could do the job? I need some comparable estimates. Thank you!
  4. What would it or should it realistically cost to have the interior professionally replaced on my 1932 Chrysler CP8 four-door sedan? Just trying to get a ballpark idea. Thank you!
  5. Replacing the upholstery in my 1932 Chrysler CP8 sedan. Need help finding a source for headliner, seat, and door panel cloth. Doesn’t have to be a perfect match, but I am wanting to get close to the original. It’s been a difficult search thus far. Thank you for any assistance.
  6. Hi guys, Thank you for the education. On the Maxwell, the quadrant is on the right side of the steering column. So, lever up is retard and down (clockwise) is advance.
  7. On the Maxwell, the lever would be at 12 o’clock retarded and 4 o’clock advanced. According to the manual, the timing is set when number one piston has travel over dead center 3/64” as observed through the spark plug hole. This is supposed to be 10 degrees past center — the full retard setting. Without any timing marks, how would one determine 6 to 8 degrees advanced?
  8. I have had to rework the ignition system on my 1924 Maxwell. Is the spark retarded when the control is all the way up (to the left) on the quadrant? This would pull the distributor all the way in toward the engine block. Thank you.
  9. I have had to rework the ignition system on my 1924 Maxwell. Is the spark retarded when the control is all the way up (to the left) on the quadrant? This would pull the distributor all the way in toward the engine block. Thank you.
  10. Also, I did find that on the crankshaft the front and rear bearing diameter is 1,7/8” . The center is 2,1/4”. The connecting rod bearing diameter is 1,7/8”.
  11. FYI. The only thing the owners manual says about rod bearing clearance is that it should not be less than .002.
  12. I am planning to remove and clean the oil pan on my 1924 Maxwell. While off, I am thinking it would be a good idea to check rod and main bearing clearances. I would appreciate help with determining acceptable tolerance ranges for rod and main bearings. Also, what would be acceptable torque ranges for both on reassembly? Thank you.
  13. Were you able to have one made? I need one for my 1924-1925 Maxwell.
  14. Peter, I just sent you a pm with my contact information. Thank you so much for your reply. Paul
  15. The diecast right angle drive. With that, I am hoping that I can either find the correct distributor body or at least adapt one that will give good service.