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  1. I'm looking for an oil pressure sending unit for a '38 Eight. My understanding is they were all the same through 1947. Alternatively, I understand these can be rebuilt. Does anyone know of a rebuilder? -Jim
  2. I'm looking for an oil pressure sending unit for a '38 Eight. My understanding is they were all the same through 1947. Do you have one you'd be willing to sell? -Jim
  3. Mark, If you see this...you emailed me about my 1949 1st series Chrysler New Yorker in the latest edition of The Antique Automobile. Your anit-spam autoreply required me to fill in information on another page. One of the pieces of information is the characters in an image. Unfortunately the character don't appear. There is simply a small box with a red "x" in the middle, indicating the image wont load. Neither does the audio work. Please allow me access to your inbox or call me at 817-492-9782. Or please see the ebay auction I have for the car. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrysler-New-Yorker-1st-series-1949-1st-series-New-Yorker-4dr-29K-original-miles-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem19c7333dd1QQitemZ110716206545QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks -Jim Raymond
  4. Mark, If you see this...you emailed me about my 1949 1st series Chrysler New Yorker in the latest edition of The Antique Automobile. Your anit-spam autoreply required me to fill in information on another page. One of the pieces of information is the characters in an image. Unfortunately the character don't appear. There is simply a small box with a red "x" in the middle, indicating the image wont load. Neither does the audio work. Please allow me access to your inbox or call me at 817-492-9782. Or please see the ebay auction I have for the car. Chrysler : New Yorker | eBay -Jim Raymond
  5. If you're looking at other cars, ask yourself if they give you this much detail: Ownership history:<O:p</O:p 1949-73: Joseph Sturnessee, Neillville, Wisc. Note the original warranty booklet is still with the car, showing Sturnessee as the purchaser. The 1960 oil change sticker also has his name.1973-1980: Royce Larsen (friend of Sturnessee), Neillville, Wisc.<O:p</O:p 1980-2010: Wayne Larsen (brother of Royce), Iola, Wisc.2010-present: Jim Raymond, Ft. Worth, TX.Options: dual heaters; white wheel trim rings (not currently installed, but still with the car).Repainted in 1977. The paint is blistering in places but is shiny overall and will probably last several more years with the proper care. Interior is entirely original and in very good condition, save for the cracked glove box door.Points, plugs, and condensor replaced. Vacuum advance replaced with original rebuilt unit. Coil replaced.Carb rebuilt (throttle shaft rebushed). Choke replaced with NOS.<O:p</O:p Radiator hoses and bypass hose replaced. Thermostat and fan belt replaced. Cooling system flushed.Everything in the braking system has been replaced except the drums. Stainless steel lines.Gas tank restored and fuel lines replaced with stainless steel.Exhaust system replaced from manifold back with correct Waldrons.<O:p</O:p Oil pan gasket replaced. Oil and filter replaced.Front end completely rebuilt with Kanters.Replaced rear spring bushings.Shocks replaced with ones that are entirely hydraulic (not gas-charged).New tires. Original bias ply Firestone wide whitewalls.<O:p</O:p Lubed speedo cable and oiled speedo.Oiled generator and distributor.Replaced oil pressure hose.Steering gear topped off.Oiled wiper arm pivots.The weatherstip is in very good original condition.Lubed water pump.Have new rebuilt water pump, new rebuilt fuel pump, and Pertronix electronic ignition kit, all of which will go with the car.<O:p</O:p</O:p With only 29,000 miles consider that the following things only have 29,000 miles.These are items which, on an 80,000 mile car will be broken or near to breaking:<O:p</O:p The steering gear has only 29,000 miles.The shift linkage has only 29,000 miles.<O:p</O:p The transmission has only 29,000 miles (it doesn't leak). That includes the kickdown relay (which I have disassembled and cleaned) and the governor.The starter, starter solenoid, and starter button have only 29,000 miles.The generator has only 29,000 miles.All of the interior light bulbs, including the dash light bulbs, have only 29,000 miles.The gauges have only 29,000 miles.The blower motors and switch have only 29,000 miles.The headlight switch has only 29,000 miles. The dash light switch has only 29,000 miles.The wiper motor, linkages, and switch have only 29,000 miles.The glovebox door latch has only 29,000 miles.All the window winder mechanisms in the doors have only 29,000 miles.All the door latch linkages (inside the door) have only 29,000 miles.All the door latches have only 29,000 miles.All the door hinges have only 29,000 miles.The distributor has only 29,000 miles.The front seat release mechanism has only 29,000 miles.This has an inside hood release and that cable and latch have only 29,000 miles.The ignition switch has only 29,000 miles. Ditto for the door and trunk lock cylinders.The brake drums have only 29,000 miles.There is no rust on the outside of the car. The floorpan and the trunk have no rust. The rocker panels have holes in them on the undeneath side at the very back, by the rear wheels. It looks to me that it would not be that difficult to cut out around the holes and either pop rivet or weld in new metal.This uses oil; there is some smoke that comes out when you let off the gas after accelerating. It likely needs valve guides. Oil pressure, with the oil fully warmed up, is 10psi at idle and 45psi at about 50mph. The service manual says it should be 55-65psi above 30mph and that if it gets down to 25-35psi the oil filter may be clogged. Thus, the oil pressure is not great, but not horrible. jameswraymond@yahoo.com </O:p</O:p
  6. I have recently aquired the dealer-only X-ray books for 1936, '37, and '38. These ranged in length from 59-68 pages and compared Nash with its competitors for numerous design features and equipment. I am selling nice photocopies in a 3-ring binder (each year a separate binder). Price is $30.00 plus $5.00 for shipping. No extra charge for shipping if you buy more than one. Please email me if you're interested. jameswraymond@yahoo.com Jim Raymond Ft. Worth, TX
  7. I have a '49 1st series New Yorker, which is the same car as yours. I have a problem with an exhaust leak around the exhaust manifold somewhere. I have yet to figure out just where it is coming from but have not yet removed the mainfold. Now the noise is really more of a ticking noise; it's not a knocking noise. But if your description of the noise is not quite correct (i.e.-it's really more of a ticking) then your car may have the same problem mine does. Mine is noticeable at idle and going down the road up to about 40 mph. Above that, all the other noise drowns it out. Keep us posted. By the way, where are you? Jim Ft. Worth, TX
  8. I put this on the DeSoto forum but it doesn't look like it gets much activity, so I'm puttin this here too. The latest edition of Collectible Automobile has an article about the 1938-39 DeSotos. It says that in March of 1938, DeSoto came out with a Custom edition. Don Butler's book on Plymouth and DeSoto mentions there were 2,550 made. Has anyone ever seen one? Also, the CA article says there was a brochure issued at the time for just the Custom. Has anyone ever seen one of those brochures? I don't find one on ebay. -Jim
  9. The latest edition of Collectible Automobile has an article about the 1938-39 DeSotos. It says that in March of 1938, DeSoto came out with a Custom edition. Don Butler's book on Plymouth and DeSoto mentions there were 2,550 made. Has anyone ever seen one? Also, the CA article says there was a brochure issued at the time for just the Custom. Has anyone ever seen one of those brochures? I don't find one on ebay. -Jim
  10. I have now had 3 coils fail with only about 10 minutes of run time on each one. The first was the original factory coil (this is a 28,000-mile original car). A cheap replacement soon failed, and then so did a more expensive Borg Warner. Does anyone have an idea what would cause these to fail so quickly? Jim Ft. Worth, TX
  11. I recently purchased a 1948 C38 (Windsor) owner's manual ("Facts about your new Chrysler"). On the inside back cover it shows this originally accompanied a car with serial #70677965. The car was purchased new at Benny Bishop (the dealer) in Ephrata, PA on 8-21-1948. It sold to Robert W. Glass of 278 E. Main, Adamstown, PA. The car's engine number was C38189923. If anyone owns this car today (and can prove it) I'll sell this to you as soon as a I find a replacement. Actually, I thought I was getting one for a New Yorker (C39), so I may want to wait until I can find one for a C39 and not a C38. This also came in the original paper case and included the Owner's Service Policy, which has all of the identification information filled out on the front. Jim Ft. Worth, TX
  12. Baron, any chance you have pics of your car? I love the '39 DeSoto. A couple months ago I bought a 1948 New Yorker 4-door with 28,000-miles. I know the ownership history and am the 4th owner. I know I am really going to enjoy the car. But I would equally have bought a '39 DeSoto if I could have found a restored one for what I paid for my New Yorker. Where are you located? You can email me directly at jameswraymond@yahoo.com.
  13. Does anyone know if these match the look of the original (optional) trim ring on the '46-'48's? Hirsch says they're just a generic trim ring. I guess it's possible that's all the Chrysler ones amounted to; that is, there really wasn't any design to them, it was just a plain ring that fit the space between the hub cap and the edge of the wheel.
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