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  1. Hi All, Please forgive this tardy reply.... The consensus appears to support F&J's and Hwellens' view that this is a modification (less flatteringly, a 'backyard' improvisation). The lack of machined boss to support a fuel pump supports that. Also, courtesy of Hwellens, mechanical fuel pumps on series 66 Chryslers--successors to the series 65--were located forward on the block; not backwards on the block (as on mine), which weakens the view that mine is a late production upgrade. Also, Narve N has later production blocks with engine numbers higher than mine which do not have me
  2. Hi All, As mentioned, here are more photos showing fedco no., right side engine, detail about mechanical fuel pump placement, detail about the pump itself, and also left side engine. My Series 65 does appear to be of fairly late manufacture. Standard Catalog of Chrysler (John Lee, 1990) states engine numbers for Series 65 run from P175001 to P241336. Mine is P227193. Fedco no., DP403D, also indicates fairly late manufacture, April 1929, which gives plausibility to Vintage Ben's idea about on-line upgrades during production--something that Chrysler (always ahead on engineering) was kno
  3. Hi All, Thanks to everyone for your helpful feedback. So, the plot thickens... I will post photos of the engine tomorrow--to help determine if it is a true '29 engine or a '36 Plymouth. Attached is a photo of the engine number (and one of the car itself). Thanks Hwellens for the photo from your archive. I just acquired the car last week, and drove it a bit, but encountered what appear to be fuel feed problems--even with electric pump. My thought was to return to mechanical fuel feed. More later. Yours truly
  4. My 1929 Chrysler Model 65, engine no. P227193, fedco no. DP403D, has a mechanical fuel pump. Is that correct? All the AACA Forum threads seem to show only vacuum type fuel pumps. Also, assuming mechanical fuel pump is correct, can anyone point me to a replacement pump or rebuild kit? The pump I have has no manufacturer name--only 'B.C' embossed on top. So in a parts search, I don't know how to describe it, nor do I know anything about possible interchange. Also, do rebuild kits--if available--include the activator arm that rolls off the cam--to power the pump? It
  5. Does anyone know when Chrysler products--Chyrslers, Plymouths, Dodges, and DeSotos--switched from externally contracting bands to internally expanding shoes on their drum brakes? Langworth & Norbye (1985) The Complete History of Chrysler... say Chryslers went to shoes in 1929, but do not mention whether that was true across the board for other Chrysler products. Thanks
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