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  1. Thanks Terry, that was very helpful as I suspect the mechanical linkage settings are all part of the equation, R
  2. Hi Mobileparts, thanks your offer but I'm in Australia, so freight would be a killer, however time permitting could you perhaps physically check by pushing in the piston to see how far it goes, thanks from Down Under,
  3. When correctly assembled what should the stroke be of the 1 1/4 brake master cylinder, Thanks, Dicky
  4. Thanks Graeme, Mind boggling on first read, I will take time later to read it thoroughly. Was the bolt shop in Manns Rd, I used to work there,Richard
  5. Hello Newbie, i have still not figured it out, neither could two Auto Electricians, my 39 Chrysler has a Horn Ring not a button like the Dodges. It is so frustrating and stressfull not being able to figure the problem out so I have stepped back till i get my patience back, Richard
  6. I did it on my '39 Chrysler, best thing ever, let the purists whinge that the alternator is not original.!!
  7. It's an Australian built Holden HQ Premier sedan built by General Motors, Holden Division. i
  8. Yes ROY Clark of Hee Haw fame what a talent, what cant he play or sing!
  9. Here is a pic, you will note the Aussie assembled RHD cars shared a plain straight bumper as per Dodge, DeSoto etc, probably made here to increase local content and a reduce Government tariff charges. You will also note the Clergy bumper badge, this car was bought new by a gambling Catholic Priest after a big win. He had to sell it 12 months after a big loss. Car was bought then by a small town country business who owned a Funeral Parlor, Taxi Business and a Panel shop! Car saw action in all three places, as a Taxi it serviced a local Army base transferring WW2 American troops to and from the local Capital city, Brisbane. In about 1985 the car was retired and given a body off refresh by the Panel shop, however all the window winding and door mechanisms were all shot due to taxi service which I repaired with great difficulty shortly after purchase. I bought the car after being in their ownership for some 75 years and still going strong.
  10. Well..., Well !!....(as the famous Roy Clarke, guitarist would sometimes quip !) I sent the old girl off to my newly discovered nearby old timer bush mechanic, a knowledgeable guy on vintage Mopar cars. He zeroed in on brake shoe adjustment as his first priority and found that they were quite out of whack! He did his best to get them right without the Mopar special tool required to get the clearance and brake shoe heel and toe right. Hooray I have pedal, like something else not as hard as I would like but now some 100% improvement and car now stops pretty good! Thanks to all for all your input ! R
  11. What modern summer lubricants can you recommended for a 1939 Chrysler Royal Differential and gearbox w/- Overdrive, please Thanking you in advance, R
  12. How do I forward my sometimes interesting email attachments to AACA for all to enjoy? Rich
  13. Side tracking from my previous post about no hard pedal, Is there a dual Master Cylinder conversion kit suitable for the late 30's 40's Dodges, Chrysler. De soto etc, any suggestions ?? TKS, R
  14. Thanks 54Vicky, What a great suggestion, thanks muchly, we will try that next, Rich
  15. Thankyou all, I will begin the elimination process when my local mechanic has a spare hoist, I will provide updates later on. R
  16. Thanks everybody I'm sucking in all your advice.... I think I will have to go back to square one I.E and one by one redo Master Cyl checking for faulty internals, check all wheel cyls for leaks, hydraulic hoses for swelling, push rod adjustment etc. R
  17. G'day from Oz, Cupla things....Thanks Yah'all for your interest .This started when I had the Master cylinder develop a leak, I found a "NOS ??"a re sleeved master Cylinder and had my mechanic mate fit it and bleed the brakes with a proper bleeding kit. Got slightly spongy pedal but it seemed to take up a long way down, mechanic re bled system, adjusted master cylinder push rod which gave higher pedal but to me still felt slightly spongy! So just a while ago after he left I fiercely pumped up brakes to a good'ish pedal and pushed like "H*ll and was able to very slowly get pedal to almost the floor? Now it wont pump up very well at all *%#@^!!!........ Now!............ I have checked under car, so far no visible leaks but I thought maybe the new hydraulic hose/s is, are swelling. They came from Argentina so maybe of marginal quality and swelling under pressure?? or maybe the re-sleeved Master Cyl is under question or push rod adjustment blocking return holes. I'm so bushed by all this and sadly looking at big dollars heading my way in a process of elimination.... HELP!!
  18. Hi all you Brake Gurus. My 39 Royal has recently had all Wheel cylinders and Master cylinder sleeved with St Steel, with new Hydraulic hoses too. BUT we cant get a pedal?? Brake Cyl push rod is adjusted up and Brake shoes just touching drums. Been bled three times where should I first go next in steps to eliminate problem.? Rich
  19. Does anyone know the where abouts of a spare 1939 Chrysler sway bar and links etc, Thankyou, Rich
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