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  1. Ron-I sent photos of the door hinges to the e-mail address you gave and they failed to go through. Please send me an e-mail giving your correct e-mail address to: Marty@oldercar.com Marty Lum
  2. Hi Ron-I have a 1930 DeSoto roadster with an American factory wood-framed body. I had some duplicates of the original 2 piece door hinges made using laser cutting equipment. If your Australian roadster used the same type of hinge I might be able to help you. Let me know your e-mail address and I'll send pics. Marty Lum 1930 Desoto roadster
  3. I'm restoring a 53 Buick 76 series with power brakes and have just solved a problem with the rebuilt power brake unit. 4-5 years ago I sent the brake unit to Karp Brake rebuilders in CA for a complete rebuild.Toward the end of last year I bled the brake unit at the wheels and master and had a good hard pedal til I started the engine. After a bit of engine operation the brake pedal sank to the floor and the brake fluid in the remote reservoir disappeared. I tried adding more brake fluid but it too disappeared. I failed to find any hydraulic leaks in the lines or master so I removed the vacuum line at the master and found the 1 way valve was wet. Talked with Karp and he stated he felt the cylinder seals were leaking and asked me to return the unit. When I had the unit off the car I found brake fluid in the vacuum chamber which confirmed his and my suspicion. In a phone call yesterday with Jeff at Karp he stated he stopped using a rubber parts supplier (parts) because their rubber formulation did not work out well. He is replacing the leaky seals with parts from another vendor and feels these new seals will do the job. This setback was a disappointment but I hope we are headed toward a permanent Fix. Chrysler products used the same unit but located it on the firewall which makes for much easier removal. I've had experience with several Chryslers with this unit with no problems with seals or operation. Here is hoping noone else has the same luck. Marty Lum
  4. Sales of upper priced cars really slowed in 1931 so I'm sure you could have had practically any color combination for an extra fee. Even my medium priced 30 Desoto roadster option list included included custom colors for an extra fee. Martin Lum 1930 Desoto CK roadster
  5. Wally-Perhaps your sidemount top rods are like my 30 Desoto setup. On the CK the horizontal rods go through the side of the cowl and bolt inside to a cast iron plate mounted to the inside of the cowl steel framing. I had some extra castings made of these and other sidemount castings if you need. If you want to see pictures of the castings e-mail me: marty@oldercar.com. Marty lum 1930 Desoto CK roadster
  6. Boomer-sounds like an Ford 312 4 barrel intake manifold? What is the casting number on the manifold please? I have some extra Y block engine parts. Martin Lum e-mail : marty@oldercar.com
  7. 2010---Steele Rubber has a windshield kit which includes the sides and bottom for crank up windshield sedans in the Chrysler family. If you go on their website I think you can find. In my Steele catalog the part # is 70-0016-52. This kit worked fine for me on a 29 DeSoto sedan. 70-0064-57 seals the joint at the top of the windshield glass. Order by length. Marty Lum 1929 DeSoto sedan Model K. marty@oldercar.com
  8. Chaz-I had an engine rebuilder do a 53 322 V-8 with everything new on this high mile engine. The cost at the engine shop was about $5K with me doing the cosmetics. To be realistic you should also figure in rebuilds on starter, generator, carb, new fuel pump, etc. Marty Lum 53 Buick 76 series
  9. Geoff-I think I went online and searched 1953 Buick gas tank. Must go through my billings from 1-2 years ago if you want a specific name. Several vendors were offering this tank. Bought tank by size. E-mail me for details on my old tank at---marty@oldercar.com marty lum
  10. Geoffrey-I'm restoring a 53 76 model Skylark which has the same tank as your Roadmaster. I could have reused the original tank which is in pretty decent shape for a 60 year old tank but am leery about how gas tank sealers will hold up with future gasoline additives so I decided to order in a reproduction tank from an online vendor. The tank received mounts with the original tank straps and has the similar overall dimensions with one difference. The filler neck is not attached to the new tank. It couples up with a rubber hose and 2 clamps. the original tank's filler neck needs no support but the new neck does so I made a bracket which attaches at the fill door screws and a strap around the fill neck. I took some time to engineer the shape of the bracket but the results seem to be working and the tank is in operation. I would send you the old original tank but shipping would probably cost more than a repro. tank and you would need to derust the light inside surface rust and seal the inner surface. Based on my past experience with rusty tanks I think new is better even if you need to make a fill neck bracket. Marty Lum 53 76 series Buick E-mail me if you have any more questions. Marty@oldercar.com
  11. Mr. Cachorro: I have a 30 DeSoto Model CK 6 cylinder roadster with what looks like the same hubcap. If yours is a 6 cylinder CK model it would have had hubcaps with slightly over 7" outside diameter and fit into a wire wheel with a 6.50" diameter hole." De" is the correct logo for a CK model. Desoto also sold an 8 cylinder model in 1930 with a larger hubcap. What size hole do your wire wheels have? Original Kelsey wire wheels had the 6.50" hole and attached to the brake drum with 6 bolts. Marty Lum 1930 Desoto roadster
  12. Hi-I need the float lid or a used carburetor-a Stromberg U-1 used carburetor or round float lid for a 1929 Desoto K model. Thanks Marty Lum marty@oldercar.com 717-729-4080.
  13. Hi-I need a 29 Desoto Stromberg U-1 carburetor or round float lid for the same. Thanks Marty Lum marty@oldercar.com 717-729-4080
  14. Hi-I need a 29 Desoto Stromberg U-1 carburetor or the round float lid for the same. Thankss Marty Lum marty@oldercar.com 717-729-4080
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