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1930 Kram66

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About 1930 Kram66

  • Birthday 06/17/1957

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    Bensville NSW Australia

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  1. Upholstery looks great !!!! Thanks for taking the time to share how your going about this part of the restoration. Like you I am going to do my own upholstery, so very interested to see your progress.
  2. More work on the front seat of my Chrysler 66 tourer today.[ well really the last 2 weeks off and on๐Ÿ˜] The original seat runners unfortunately were beyond saving, so I made new ones using the old ones for patterns. I cheated a little and used bearings to replace the original rollers. If this works out I will turn up some rollers at work [no lathe at home] Also made new seat slides and fitted them to the underside of the seat frame and finally fitted the original seat adjuster lever assembly. Excited about trial fitting the seat and if it works ok will seal the timber and spray on some fla
  3. So I would advise you to to have the system completely evacuated of refrigerant then attached to a vacuum pump for at least 30mins [longer is better] to boil off any moisture in the system then add the correct amount of gas. You probably will need to see a A/C tech for this.
  4. Without knowing pressures on both hi and low sides of the system and vent temps its very hard to accurately say what your problem is. As padgett has just suggested, check if the condenser fan[ if fitted]or clutch fan is operating correctly. Too hi a pressure at the condenser will cause a pressure cut out switch [usually on the filter drier ] to cycle the compressor quickly to hopefully protect it from damage. Here in Australia when cars were being converted from R12 to R 134a a Hi/low pressure cut out switch was required to be fitted to the system as part of the retrofit.
  5. Aussie Baz Luhrmanns 2013 remake of the Great Gatsby. Took this sneaky picture while setting up for another take.
  6. Great video thanks for the link. The sound of that wonderful engine brought back memories of driving Dads 59 220s in the early 70s.โ˜บ๏ธ
  7. Worked on the front seat of my 30 Chrysler 66 today. Firstly I cut out and attached a galvanised sheet metal piece to the back of the seat assembly, also fitted the metal braces for the wood joints, Still have to make and fit the curved side metal pieces, but that is a job for another day.โ˜บ๏ธ Cheers Mark
  8. Today I made a headlight plug for my Chrysler. Its amazing what you can make with a couple of small nails a bit of nylon rod and steel tubing out of the scrap bin.๐Ÿ˜ Just have to knurl the rear part of the housing that protrudes out of the headlight bucket, that will have to wait until I go to work, no lathe at home. cheers Mark
  9. I had a customer who owned one and I was the lucky auto electrician that got to work on it, trying to get at the wiring under the dash with the high door sill really tested my back.
  10. Today I decided to take a break from body work and have a go at making a new connection for one of the headlights. I was missing the part that the wires go in to, only had the outer bayonet housing that plugs into the rear of the headlight bucket. Found some 16mm diameter nylon rod that fitted inside the outer bayonet housing, I drilled two holes in the nylon to allow the wires to push through and used solder to make contact points. I also filed a locating slot in the side of the nylon so it wont rotate inside the outer bayonet housing. That went so well I also replaced the 90 year old brittl
  11. Nice job on the overdrive. You will notice a great improvement in driveability of your car, it wont sound so busy going 60-70 km/h. Even my wife noticed the difference ๐Ÿ˜€. I installed mine on Chrysler 66 [4.7 -1 diff] Cheers Mark
  12. Hi Over the years I have owned/restored three Chryslers - one 65 sedan a 66 roadster and a 66 tourer( my current project, do not have the first two now) All had honey comb radiators. Looking in my 66 Instruction book under cooling system it states the following- "The radiator is of the cellular type". Here is a factory photo of the front of a 66 hopefully you can see it is a honeycomb type. I would be very confident that the 65 would be the same. Sorry I dont have any photos of a 65 but I am pretty sure, well at least here in Australia model 65 and 66 cars came originally
  13. Firstly apologises to all the upholsterers out there. ๐Ÿ˜ Today I began the steep learning curve of DIY car upholstery. I had a go at making the fender/mudguard welting/piping. I used a very flexible tonneau cover material and for the core a 5mm diameter Macrame cord.[its 90% cotton 10% polyester] I fitted a trial one to see what it looked like on the car with a bit of fine tuning it should be OK. Cheers Mark
  14. I had the same problem with my oil pressure gauge [1930 66]. I found if you carefully hold the gauge housing and with the correct size spanner slightly turn the brass fitting that the oil line fits into on the back of the gauge housing you can re-set the needle rest position. I think the problem is caused if when fitting or removing the oil line from the back of the gauge to much force is applied the outer fitting. Also if your very patient you can remove the olive that is soldered on to the oil feed line. Cheers Mark
  15. Well today, I did something I have been putting off for some time now- I cut a big chunk out of some 91 year old metal - who does not love doing that.๐Ÿ˜€ I removed a previous repair and welded in a patch panel retrieved from a very bugger up guard. Turned out fairly decent for someone learning about welding and panel work from watching youtube videos. Cheers Mark
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