Dave Phillips

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  1. Hi, I’m just putting my C38 flathead 6 cylinder back together and in the workshop manual the tappet settings are with the engine hot, how much do you guys add on for setting them when the engine is cold. Thanks in advance
  2. Hi there from rainy old England, I’m giving my 1948 Windsor a winter overhaul, and I need some engine parts, I’m going to take the head off to replace the gasket and thought I might as well hone the bores and replace the rings and shells. I’ve ordered my gaskets from Olsen’s and was wondering where to get the other bits from. So any advise on purchasing engine part would be welcome. Many thanks in advance. Dave
  3. Hi, From sunny England, I’ve just finished restoring my 1929 Model 65 and I had trouble reading my FEDCO plate. During the restoration I decided to remove the plate by carefully drilling out the two spot welds. Once removed I looked at the back and I could clearly see the centre two numbers that weren’t visible from the front. It maybe a bit extreme but this might work for you, I kept the plate safe and just glued it back on after painting.. Good luck Dave
  4. Hi, I’ve had a oil leak on the pinion seal for a while, so last weekend I took it apart to replace the old seal with a modern one. On looking at the picture in my owners manual the diff looks to be a different design, the pinion is held in its own cage that screws into the front of the diff housing. I know the car is an early 29 could someone tell me if it’s the correct one. Also the teeth on the pinion are very pitted, I’ve attached some pictures and was hoping someone might have a spare one that I could purchase, I’m in England but would be happy to pay all costs, please message me if you can help. Here are the numbers stamped on the shaft 265-74577 10-28 Many thanks in advance Cheers Dave .
  5. Hi all, I’ve now got my Model 65 starting well and the restoration is now complete, so I’ve been going on some short trips around the village just to sort all those little issues out. My concern is, it seems very sluggish especially when I come to any incline, I’m not sure how well it should go but it is a 6 cylinder and should have some torque, my 48 Windsor pulls all day in a low gear. My question is when the ignition is fully retarded on the steering wheel, in degrees what should the reading be and the same question for when it is fully advanced. I’ve made a marker for the crank pulley at TDC and using a separate 12 volt battery it enables me to use my modern digital timing light, but I can only guess what the values should be. Also there are two screws on the carb, one flat head screw in the side and one T bar down on the float bowl, any ideas on a good starting point for these two screws, I’m assuming one is idle mixture and one is fast running mixture. Hope this makes sense and someone can help. Cheers Dave
  6. Hi, Checked it all today, all the above things were good. I did have some success tho, all I did was advance the timing by about 6 degrees and it fired straight up, I’ll leave it a few days and try again. i was told by an old guy to retard the ignition when starting and then advance it once it’s running, lesson learned, I might tinker with it and adjust the steering wheel control so it’s already a bit more advanced when the lever is in the up position. Thanks for all the advise, it’s great to have some help when you need it. In the U.K. we seem to have the same problem as the US the younger generation think 5 years old means it’s classic/ vintage. I’ve been to a show today in my 1948 Chrysler and we had a 2013 Ford parked next to us with a very load stereo.. Each to there own I suppose.. Cheers Dave in sunny Somerset
  7. Ok, thanks for the ideas, I check it all tomorrow. Cheers Dave
  8. Hi I’m just finishing the restoration of my 1929 Model 65, all is good apart from 1 thing. After the car has been left for a couple of days, it will not start whatever I do with the choke, ignition or throttle, the only way is to drip some fuel into a couple of plug holes, she then fires first time and is perfect until left for a couple of days again. It’s as if there’s not enough suck to get the fuel uphill to the head and into the pistons when cold. All the obvious are good like compression, the float level, electric pump so fuel in the carb. if any body has any tricks to get it started, I would love to know. Cheers Dave Dave
  9. Hi, i was just going through my 1929 Dealer data book, i was working out which options my car had. It made me chuckle when you had to pay to put bumpers on your new car. Then I tried to find some information on the Chrysler dealers of the time. I thought I might be able to find some Old adverts from the local papers but I’m not having a lot of luck. Does anyone have some pictures of old 1929 dealers or their adverts. Many Thanks Dave
  10. Hi All, Just a quick question from sunny old England, were white wall tyres standard on the 29 Coupe or would they have been black tyres. I expect this has been discussed before but I can’t find any details on this model. Thanks for any help Cheers Dave
  11. Hi there from sunny England, Just a quick question for you all, I own a 1929 Chrysler 65 5 window coupe and was wondering how many are left, is there any way of finding out how many there are in America as I doubt there are that many else where in the world. In the U.K. we can check with our Vehicle licensing agency as they know the whereabouts of every car in Great Britain, we often see articles in the motoring press showing remaining numbers of certain models. Thanks for your help. Dave
  12. Hi, i don’t know if the 4 door sedan is the same but I used a one piece rubber with the stainless trim that I purchased at Roberts motor parts and it fitted perfectly, this was about 12 years ago, I even travelled from the U.K. to collect it in person (we were on holiday) Hope this might help. Cheers Dave
  13. Hi, Another question from the UK, we are looking for a good company to supply or make us a set of Exhaust Manifold gaskets for a 1930 Cadillac 353 Town car. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers Dave
  14. Hi, The chassis No./FedcoNo. is LE777W, that is the only original info that I’ve got. Please see attached picture, I’m in the process of a full repaint and interior refurb, the paint looked OK from a distance but 40 years hadn’t done it any favours. Thanks for any information.
  15. Hi, I recently purchased a 1929 Chrysler 65 Coupe from the Chicago area. ( I imported the car into the U.K.) I don’t have any history on the car other than the Fedco no. The only thing that may identify it is the AACA Senior Award badge on the front of the radiator. I’ve read a few threads on this subject, I think mine is too early to have serial no. on the back (it doesn’t). All I know is the Senior bit is a separate badge to the AACA bit. What sort of award would this be for, I’m not familiar with the system used. Is there anyone that can help with any information? Here are a couple of pictures that may help.