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  1. Just pulled the carburetor off my engine and found it to be a large updraft Zenith. Surprisingly there is no information of a Zenith ever being used on a Chrysler car of this year......
  2. I had to resurrect this topic after so many of you had provided input in my prior "plumbing" post. If my research is correct there are 3 tee unions where 3 brake lines converge on my model 72 system. One on the outside of each frame rail connecting the lines from the front and rear wheels and one on the center cross member connecting the lines from both frame rails to the master cylinder. All lines going to the last tee before the master cylinder are 1/4 inch and the line to the master cylinder is 5/16 inch. While digging through many boxes of fittings collected by a respected early Chrysler dealer I could not find one tee that has 1/4 inch ports on all 3 sides. All I found were tees that had the left and right ports 1/4 inch and the remaining port 5/16 like the one used on the last tee to the master cylinder. How critical is it to maintain the specified line sizes? Can you run 1/4 inch from the wheels to the first tee on each frame rail and 5/16 inch from there to the tee before the master cylinder? I don't like to cobble things together but this is a dilemma. I've found new 1/4 inch 3 port tee's but none of them have a mounting lug to be able to bolt them to the frame.
  3. One more thing, what makes a good seal to replace the old one inside the star shaped gizmo?
  4. Does anyone have a pattern for the front floorboard/s where the transmission tower comes through and forward of that to the firewall?
  5. Hi viv w, just how does a hobbyist measure these microscopic tolerances with an average set of tools?
  6. I don't know about paper shims, the shims I've seen are made of wafer thin metal and in the shape of the retainer.......
  7. The photo shows the rear drivers side axle bearing retainer, kind of like a star held in place by 6 bolts. I was missing one on the passenger side and now that I have it I've become aware they need to be "fitted" correctly with spacer shims? How is this done? What type of grease is used to pack these bearings?
  8. I think it's absolutely gorgeous! Now if I only knew what those things looked like on my 1928 Model 72 Sport Roadster I would try to make a set too! Any ideas on what they did look like?
  9. Interesting that you have 3 hinge pieces like I do. Now I'm thinking that the forth piece on the left really is not missing but absent in the left hand drive (domestic) models and would be there for right hand driving models with the hinge to the extreme right not being there. Thanks for the photos. I hope someone with a 1928 model posts some photos otherwise I will have to improvise this seat back structure.
  10. Here is a photo of the inside of my car showing the floor where the seats go and the area behind going into the rumble seat compartment. I believe there is woodwork missing here that supports the seat back and there are these 3 metal hinge brackets (it appears a 4th one is missing). Can someone please take a photo of their 1928 Chrysler roadster of this area so I can determine what has to be done.
  11. Hi ligurian, I would love to see some photos of what you speak of, it may show that my springs actually came form my model 72 sport roadster.
  12. OK, maybe a bad narrative on my part. Someone out there must have a set of 1928 Chrysler Model 72 bumpers somewhere.
  13. This has been a real discovery process. I've read brake lines have been in 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8 sizes. Then there is the 1/4 size all the way around except from the last tee to the master cylinder which was 5/16. It's hard to understand why Chrysler would have varied so much in such a short period of time. I'm puzzled......
  14. That's a hoot Tom, I've seen engine compartment photos on line of 1928 Model 72's with and without them. It appears to be anyone's guess.....