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  1. ted thanks for the required reading on shipping an old car. I am almost glad I did not get a chance to read it before our 1928 Chandler parts car finally arrived this past weekend. Had I know about the horror stories I might have been in a real panic. <BR>It started when the money order got lost in the mail, because the seller gave us the wrong address. So the money was floating around in Canada for almost week. All the while our car was sitting at the Canadian border waiting for the payment, so the shipper could leave for California. Finally the money arrives, but the driver's grandfather passes away, another delay. Then a phone call confirming he will leave mid-week for the two to three day drive. Four days later no car. A phone call to the seller does not bring any comfort as the car is not at his place anymore and he thought the car was already on its way. Day five another call to the sympathetic seller (who already has his money) brings no news.<BR>Then the tide turns, a call comes in from a driver named Dennis with another trucking company who has our car. He is about six hours away in Las Vagas and is about to leave for our house and will be here this evening! Sure enough the driver calls twice on the way, as he told me he would, and shows up on time! What arrive at our house was surely a site to see. Down the street at 7:30 on Sunday night comes a semi, hauling two flatbed trailers, with one car on the back, our 1928 Chandler parts car. I say parts car, because it is really just a frame, engine/trans, and front axle. (I wish I could remeber the name of the company Denis worked for.) He took great care of the car even though to most it was just apile of rusted parts. But Dennis has a 1928 Model A and saw the treasure in this old car. So much so he took the time to secure the two hubcaps that were left on the car in the cab of his truck! On top of all that the seller called the next morning to see if all had gone alright.<BR>Now you see if I had read the thread about the 1941 Chrysler and seen all that I had done wrong and the great risk I was taking I might have had a heart attack. I know the price of the car was small, but at almost $1 a mile and over 1600 mile to ship we had a few dollars sunk into that pile of rusted parts. I guess when you choose to restore a car that doesn't have its parts listed in a catalog you have to take some extreme measures.<BR>
  2. Reid<BR>I think we may have two different styles of split rims. I can not twist mine like a screw thread. It must the "locking mechanisism" has to rotate back on itself. I will try and send you a picture of what I have. Thanks for your help.
  3. 29 Chandler

    Vacuum Tanks

    Stude8<BR>Where should I go to look for the vacuum parts? I need parts for my Kingston vacuum tank.
  4. Thanks Mark. The main reason I joined this list was to learn how to do things myself. I look foward to seeing a picture of the tool you have used. I've still got three rims to go.
  5. can anyone send me a picture of the rim spreader tool they use on their Non-Ford split rims. I am currently restoring the rims on our 1929 Chandler. The rims don't look any different than what was common on other non-Fords of the era. I have purchased one with the three arms that i commonly see on ebay, but it will not work on my 19" rims. For $25 I have taken the rims to my trusty tire store to have the unrestored rim switched with a restored rim on to a new tire. I have now done two this way. The second time I hung around to watch. It was worth the price of admission as four big guys struggled with the rim. With only minor damage to the surface of the rim and a lot of effort the four of them succeded. After that I didn't feel so stupid that I had failed to collapse the rim by myself. But there has to be an easier way!!! I am assuming that it was intended that this could be done by the side of the road if one needed to repair a leaky tube. With my current method I will be out $125! The patend dates on my rims are all 1914, so I know they must have been common to many other cars. I am fairly new to this old car hobby and have not run into this problem before. My owners manual treats the problem as one that is commonly handled. Can any help??
  6. The visor brackets are robe rail brackets. They look similar to the ONE we still have on our 1929 Chandler. Still looking for the other end.
  7. I've been interested in cars as far back as I I can remember. One of my first jobs was working at a garage doing oil changes and the like. I was only 15 and was saving my money for my first car. It had to be a car that met two requirements. #1 a car that I could work on. #2 a car that would appreciate in value. A 1968 Mustang came along that fit the bill. I have had it ever since. Thanks to the stories my father has told me about his '58 Bel Air and other "Wish I still had it" tales from others, this one is a keeper. Left the job at the garage so I could attend college where i joined a new car club on campus, CARS (California Automotive Recreation Society) just a group of students that loved "wrenching". We were the host club for the annual Concourse event. This was when I first started to really becme interested in old cars. The club was intrusted with the University's 1909 Brush before the concourse. We were told not to try and start it, just hold on to it. But as I said were a bunch of students that loved wrenching. We were soon driving around the neighborhood in that old car. <BR>Met my wife around that time who had spent a lot of time working with er father on their 1957 MGA. They eventually rebuilt a MG Midget that she would recieve a s a graduation present. Then with money from graduation she bought a very restorable MGB. The MGB sat in the garage until it became the current project. <BR>Well one while driving on the highway with my pregnant wife we saw a nicely restored MGB zipping along. I remarked that I couldn't wait until we could go touring in the MGB. She asked where we would all sit. The hunt was then on for a car the three of us could travel in. We began looking for an old MG sedan as we knew a lot about MG's and her dad was restoring a 1934 MG PA at the time. The search for a suitable project took almost a year. While at a swap meet we came upon a pair of Chandler hubcaps. We had never heard of a Chandler car. Our one year old son was named Chandler, but we had never heard about the car. The price of the hubcaps was too much we thought for paper weights. (need them now!!) The research project was on to find out more on this Chandler car. We began collecting ads on ebay thinking we could decorate our son's room with them. Then our search for a suitable project car ending with a listing for a 1929 Chandler on ebay. <BR>The search for information contiues and led us to this forum and membership in the AACA. I guess our son is very lucky as he will grow up with old cars.
  8. Here is a quote from a Chandler brochure from 1924.<BR>"This new feature is the Traffic Transmission (Campbell patents). ..<BR> You do not shift gears in the 1924 Chandler -you merely move the lever with a slight effort, and the Traffic Transmission does the rest. You can't crash gears, you can't "miss a shift" you can't strip the teeth. You can change into any gear instantly. You can change from high to second or low regardless of car speed and motor speed. You never have to "feel your way"- running or standing still.<BR> In short, the Traffic Transmission enables the most experienced driver, the most timid woman, to handle the 1924 Chandler as well as an expert, and the most expert driver will gain increased comfort and facility. "Shifting" ceases to be a terror, and change a gear can be effected with less effort and attention than is required for steering. You can shift 100 times in 100 yards with the Traffic Transmission." <BR>It goes on, but I am sure you get the idea. As far as my experience with the Traffic Transmission my experience is limited to the garage. It shift nice and I can select any gear at any time. Can't wait to get the engine running!! Would love to hear from others who have ACTUALLY driven theirs.
  9. Chris Gorman 34<BR>Jill Gorman 33<BR>Chandler Gorman 2.5
  10. Don't if its too late to add my two cents or not. Our 29 Chandler had a floor register mounted in front of the front seat. It took hot air off the exhaust pipe. The car spent it whole life in South Dakota where it probaly got a lot of use. I would love to know if it was original to the car.They look like they are. I could send pictures if they help you.
  11. What would you like to know? Have you visited the Chandler Club website on Hemmings?
  12. If you don't already have a copy of "Golden Wheels" by Richard Wager then find one. If has a history of all the cars produced in the Cleveland area. We found ours on Amazon.com in used book section. A great source of info and lots of great pictures!<BR>
  13. Does anyone have info or parts for Kingston Products Corp. vacuum fuel tanks? We have a model 39-F. It came out of our 1929 Chandler. Some of the pot metal fittings have crumbled. It seems this was the only year that Chandler used these tanks. Previous years were Stewart-Warner. I know this tank is original because there is a great picture of it in my owners manual.<BR>Thanks in advance for any help. This forum is just the kind of site i have been looking for since we bought our car.<BR>
  14. If you are selling we need parts too. We also have freinds with Chandler parts needs.
  15. Chandler made cars from 1913-1929 when they sold to Hupp. There is a great article about them in Automobile Quarterly 24-4. Most of the Chandler cars were in line sixes, but in the last years they also made eights. I have pictures that I can send if you would like.<BR>Chris
  16. Chris our '29 Chandler is in the same state, original. We have the same instance of Nickel on the inside and Chrome on most parts on the outside. Most notably the headlight buckets and radiator shell were crome. i like the combination, because I prefer the look of nickel.<BR>Chris Gorman
  17. I am a new member, just sent in my application in two days ago. My wife and I purchased out 1929 Chandler almost two years ago. We have always ben interested in cars, mainly MG's, but never anthing very old. A few years ago we were at a swapmeet looking for MG literature when we happened upon a guy selling a couple of Chandler hubcaps and a radiator cap. Our son's name is Chandler so we asked about them. The seller spoke highly of Chandler cars and said the hubcaps were $25 each, $75 for the radiator cap. Too expensive for paper weights we thought at the time. Our curosity was peaked though. we began to collect Chandler ads on eBay. Then one day a car came up for sale, 99% original, in storage for over 40 years. The price was right and the garge soon had a new tennent. That after our teriffic road trip to tow the car home from Nebraska to California. There was nothing more thrilling then to drive through the small towns east of California with that Chandler in tow. We even had an older gentleman follow us through town in Kansas in his Studebaker Hawk.<BR>We are now working to learn as much as we can and put the car back on the road (pavement for the first time).<BR>I'll try to put an article together. I am tired of being the youngest at car meets and club meetings.<BR>Chris Gorman (34)<BR>Chandler Gorman (2.5)
  18. Hi Mark,<BR>I am a Chandler owner. My wife and I own a 1929 Chandler 65. This was the last year that they made them. Ours has been in storage for about 40 years now and probably never driven on pavement. It's condition is rough, but orignial and nearly 100% complete. We are work to bring the car back to a condition that we can drive it safely on the road. Basically going through every system on the car to replace or repair what seems unsafe or broken. Once we have a chance to drive the car we plan to do a restoration sometime in the distant future, but with such an original car preservation is our first goal.<BR>There is an exellent article on Chandler cars in AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY vol 24 #7.<BR>I have amassed a pretty good collection of Chandler pictures in the last year that I will be happy to email you.<BR>There is also a Chandler/Cleveland Car Club you could join. We have a couple of hundred cars in the club.<BR>If I can help in any way let me know. <BR>Chris Gorman<BR>'29 Chandler 65 w/Westinghouse vacumm assist brakes
  19. We have a 1929 Chandler sedan that we purschased for about $3000 a few years ago. There is a Chandler Club you should join. The website is acessed through Hemming Motor News in the clubs section.<BR>Good luck with parts they are difficult to find. New more info or pictures just email me.<BR>Chris Gorman<BR>1929 Chandler 65
  20. Hi Spencer,<BR>There is an excellent series of articles in "Skinned Knuckles" you should read. I can make copies for you.<BR>Chris Gorman
  21. 29 Chandler

    split rims

    I am new to this forum so I apoligize if this question has been asked before. We are the new owners of a 1929 Chandler 65 with wood spoke wheels. The car is orginal and has benn in storage for the past forty years. I am working on the wheels first as i want to preserve the wood and metal. There is only a bit of surface rust on the metal. The spokes are all in excellant shape. I plan to epoxy them before they get a fresh coat of paint. Is this a good idea? Also does anyone have a picture of the tool used to compress split rims so one can remove the tire?<BR>Thanks,<BR>Chris