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  1. On 6/22/2021 at 7:25 PM, statusman2010 said:

    Diff ratio ???   My 1928 Chrysler is maybe a 30 MPH vehicle. What do other vintage car guys do to get them to manage 5PH or almost highway speed??

    Irrespective of your diff ratio, your car should be able to achieve better than 30mph. My first thought is that something is wrong with the engine.

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  2. My preference is to use Dot 5 if the car is not going to be used regularly.

    I always use Dot 3 in my daily driver.

    Dot 5 will affect pressure brake switches.

    I've found no difference in the driving of a car with either 3 or 5. To me the brakes feel the same.

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  3. On 6/15/2021 at 7:24 PM, Vintageben said:

    Hey that’s really great info, I’m pretty new to the Chrysler game so I’m on a bit of a learning curve too. I find your comments on all 75’s to be fully imported Interesting as I have been let to believe otherwise but as I say I’m still learning and happy to be Corrected. If they were all imported do you know if all the  Roadsters had folding windscreen post or were some fixed posts. Any info is appreciated. Cheers Ben

    To the best of my knowledge, all of the export 75 roadsters had a folding windscreen.

    Typically with Chryslers, the lower level models were available for locally built bodies, but the bigger cars were not. There are 1929 Model 65s in Australia with Holden bodies, but the 75s and imperial 80s were all imported.

  4. If you are wanting an early Mopar, I know this car has been around a while but it was a very well built car and very reliable. The 75's are great to drive and hydraulic brakes make them stop along with the modern traffic. I haven't seen the Les's car since the mid 90's but I would assume it is still as good now as then.

  5. I run a blanking disc in my 1929 '75'. I have found that it makes absolutely no difference to running temperature.

    When I first put my car on the road I fitted (what I thought) a brass welsh plug behind the water pump. The engine was fitted with one when I dismantled it. The welsh plug rusted out. (so much for supposedly being brass) I ran the car for about ten years without one. On the last rebuild I fitted a stainless steel plug. Its been running fine since then. But I don't see any difference in running temperature.

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  6. What a great read!

    Some very interesting insight into people's thoughts on restoration.

    I have found in my last two rebuilds that when I get near the end I start to loose focus. I start to question myself about whether or not nuts and bolts are tight, or whether I have missed something.

    Is everything together? What is going to fall off as I drive down the road?

  7. 22 hours ago, leomara said:

    So the 6 volt battery of 1928 was nothing like the group one 6 volt battery of today?  I question that because even the reproduction Ford batteries made for the Model A were not much different in size than todays group 1.  Then again I have no idea what type of battery Chrysler was using except that the owners manual says it was a Willard.....

    Even today, bigger engines demand bigger batteries. So fairly obviously a Chrysler battery would be much bigger than a Ford battery.

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