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  1. I am looking for original (or copies) of Chrysler Service Bulletins from 1929 through the mid 1930's. Rich
  2. Diz, Now we know why you're always Dizzy. This does explain quite a bit. I had heard your wife always outshines you, perhaps this explains that as well Matt, I just spent a little time browsing your site. Great job on the site and the restoration. I am thinking about ordering the Caswell Flash Copper and Nickel plating systems. I have a friend who is retired, but use to work in the plating industry. He swears that 99% of the shine/finish is the result of the prep work. He does include the copper plating as part of the prep work on a chrome plate job. I have some pot metal parts that
  3. A friend of mine's mother makes miniatures and does quite a bit of plating, brass, nickel, chrome, gold, etc. I mentioned that I had a ton of small parts that needed plated and he described the process his mother uses. It is a very labor/time intensive process due to the preperation work. From my understanding of his explanation, a large part of the quality of a plating job comes from the preperation. In any event, I have been toying with the idea of trying my hand at plating on some of the small parts I have. In particular ones I have duplicates of and that are relatively easy to come by.
  4. I dug out a period brake manual and came up with the following possible likely candidates for using the same drums: Chrysler: . 1929 65 & 75 . 1930 70 & 77 . 1931 70 Dodge: . 1928-1930 Senior 6 It looks like other marquees may have used the same drums as well; however from my reference circa 1937, these are the only Chrysler related vehicles using the 14" Lockheed drums. Rich
  5. The H H Franklin club folks are attempting to get a group together to reproduce the 14" brake drums used by the Franklins. These are 16" outer diameter (at the flange), 14" inner diameter, with approximately 2.25" shoe contact area (roughly 2" shoes). These appear to be the same drums as used on my 1930 Chrysler 77. The difference of course is in the size of the center holes and in the rivet/lug bolt patterns. Aside from the Model 77 with wire wheels, would there be an interest in the wood wheel drums? Also what other models/years used these same drums? I assume that at some point the Chr
  6. The arrival... The car arrived around 2PM, Thursday, 5/26/2005. It was hot, and only the driver and I were there to unload it from the upper deck of an enclosed car hauler, with no winches. The driver worked hard, and with my help the car was unloaded over about an hours time, relatively uneventful... though it did roll a good 50' after the end of the ramp, it had another 100' to go before it encountered any brush... I am not happy with the service DAS provided. I am very unhappy that myself and my 'agent' at the originating end both had to help with the load/unload of the car. I paid a pr
  7. Well... maybe just maybe things are resloved... but I'll believe it when its unloaded... 10:45AM - tired of waiting for return call, try calling logistics person... no answer... 11:00AM - tried again... still no answer just voice mail 11:15AM - tried again... still no answer... so I call the agent again. He pulls it up and this time he says he will get right on it. Says he will call me back within the hour. 11:30AM - Agent calls back. He says he has talked to people and that everything is taken care of. That if there are any expenses in unloading they will handle it and I will not need to
  8. Due to hurricanes, parental health issues, work, did I mention hurricanes?, I haven't been around much in the last 6 or 7 months. We just got our new roof a couple of weeks ago from last Septembers hurricanes. The windows that were broken were replaced about a month ago. The stucco work has still not been completed. The shop has new walls, but the roof is still leaking on it, no eta on when or if they'll ever fix it, I may just give up the lease on it. Oh yeah, and our privacy fence still need replaced, though it at least is sortof patched together. In the meantime we acquired a 3rd 1959
  9. A chronolgy of frustration... May 11th Contract with DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers) to haul car from Oregon to Florida via an enclosed car hauler. Told car will be picked up in one to two weeks, and delivered within 7 days of pickup. DAS was notified that the car did not run and did not have brakes, but was free rolling and steerable (extra charge paid for all this). May 14th Get phone call from seller of car. Transport was there to pick up the car. Showed up with a full car hauler to load the car on the upper deck, and no winch to get it up there with. Fortunately seller is in the wrecke
  10. Wayne, Thanks! Must have been Doug's camera snapping all those pictures then. Rich
  11. Ken, I wonder if you could adapt something simlar to a Ford EDIS to your Rover. It uses a toothed wheel which is attached to the crankshaft, with one missing tooth. It uses this to determine timing. I'm no expert, but the concept shouldn't be too hard to apply. On the Fords I believe this is a fairly substantial toothed wheel, with a sensor to detect the teeth and an electronic control module to fire the coils. In the case of the Fords I've seen each plug has its own coil, completely bypassing the distributor. Probably not practical to mount in your vehicle, but an interesting concept in
  12. I can make some pictures of a 77, not sure how close it is to the 66 but if it will help I'll snap off some photos while the car's apart and send them your way. Rich
  13. Um, er well Judy, you know funny thing about the cars and parts program. We had so much enthusiasim over the "Chip" program that we lost track of time and well er... um... well we never did the Cars and Parts program (ducking for cover!) I know there are more pictures of the kids over the course of the day Colleen took quite few with our camera, however it is having a moment and won't eject the card. I can view them on the camera, just not get them to the computer to share. Also I believe that Doug should have quite a few pictures as well. I'll check with other club members too, I believe
  14. http://www.ccraaca.org/nmt2004/SI.asp?FN=Scan0128.jpg These three were measuring tire tread depth, measuring inflation, and pointing out the parts of the cooling system. http://www.ccraaca.org/nmt2004/SI.asp?FN=Scan0126.jpg These two were participating in the coloring books. http://www.ccraaca.org/nmt2004/SI.asp?FN=Scan0125.jpg This was the sign for the junior activities. http://www.ccraaca.org/nmt2004/SI.asp?FN=Scan0127.jpg If this one doesn't break your monitors, I'm sure you can figure out who the three in the photo are... Rich PS: I'm the one in the red shirt that looks like he has b
  15. One other question, does your car have the armored cable from the distributor to the ignition switch? I believe the 65 originally had an electrolock armored switch assembly between the ignition switch and the coil. If so let me know, I believe I have the wiring diagram for the 65, I will double check when I get in this evening. The wiring diagram for my Chrysler 77, which is likely similar can be found at: http://www.1930chrysler77.com/wiring.htm Rich
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