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  1. I’m curious, and apologized for going off topic, but did you have to shorten the drive shaft when adding that OD (R10?)?
  2. I follow you. What I meant is, I’d expect to speed up the engine when down shifting (if double clutching were an option) to match the speed of the lower gear. It seems like a good understanding of how to tune the shifting mechanism would be invaluable. I’ve been a member of the ACD club for a while but missed the articles on tuning a cord transmission, I guess. Maybe I’ll dig back through. Again, thank you for your answer! ...beautiful vehicles!
  3. Thanks for the reply! I wonder how one accomplishes the proper vacuum setting, sans unintentional vacuum line restriction. Has anyone written a “how to tune your Cord”?
  4. Thanks for the reply! That seems counterintuitive to me. Slow the rpms on the down shift?
  5. What’s the trick to accomplishing smooth shifts (the mechanical portion, not the operator portion)? As a kid a family friend had one that was well sorted and that particular aspect was a point of positive distinction for their car, but I don’t recall ever hearing the method for accomplishing it.
  6. I can’t help answer your questions, but can reply to keep it near the top of the list. It looks like a beautiful car and reminds me of the 1956 DeSoto (without power steering) my brother and I drove when we were younger. I really enjoyed the car and always figured I’d get a ‘56 DeSoto or Imperial one of these days. Good luck, it sure looks like a great car to me!
  7. This one is on the HCCA site (leaving phone info to the other website): 1928 Chrysler Sport Roadster, AACA National 1st. The following into is on the main page (select return to ads, from the above link): This Chrysler is in Excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition In 1928, Chrysler sent 4- 72 Deluxe roadsters to Le mans finishing 3rd and 4th Also entered and received a class win at the Mille Miglia in Italy. Today the car is eligible for the Le mans classic, and Storica Mille Miglia Just completed a through service, and is ready to go. Quality Professional restoration, justified by a AACA national first Fitted with: Trunk rack Side curtains Golf club door "Mercury Wing" cap Rumble seat Red Head Engine This car is fun to drive, easy to steer, easy to stop with great hydraulic brakes, and a fun, sporty Chrysler Car in CA and offered at $54,900. OBO
  8. The earlier high compression heads were labeled redhead (I’ve a friend who spent a few decades finding one for his): Allpar and Wikipedia should have the engine specs your looking for, though I will say I’ve never seen a spitfire head on a prewar car (a few things look “off” to me on the green car):
  9. I’ve always been under the impression that design was for airflows. Can someone more knowledgeable than me shed some light on the application?
  10. Everything arrived very well packed, thanks!
  11. Lots of great parts! Thank you for posting here. It would help if you update each posting with your location and what you are asking for each part pictured. I’ve had a 1932 Plymouth almost since I could drive (legally) and love the car. I’m sure there will be folks interested in what you have. When your multiple postings start to get separated, it will be harder to locate separated details not in every ad post, such as location (which is important for heavier parts). If you lived closer, I’d want to ask about a package deal. Others who do live closer might be interested in that same thing, in case you want to factor that in. Good luck with the sale!
  12. Thanks Ed! Now I’m curious about my Auburn. ...time for some research.
  13. I have a very original, low mileage 1933 Auburn sedan with natural / not painted spokes (and a dark blue exterior). @edinmass I’m curious, do you know, were all Pierce wood spokes painted in 1933?
  14. We had a ‘73 Torino wagon - worst car I’ve ever been associated with (but I’ve never had a car out or the 80’s). Maybe the two doors were better... maybe. The ‘71 has similar interior design and brings back bad memories. On the other hand, we put 450k+ miles on a ‘73 F100 - clutch at 200k and not too much else - possibly the last one with an oil bath air cleaner. The ‘71 galaxy coupe was a great car too - but big. You had to plan ahead so you had enough space to get out when you parked and opened those gigantic doors.
  15. The 1932 Plymouth PB engine in Quebec, Canada? This one might take more than a little elbow grease. ...but I love my PB.
  16. I’m interested. Just sent an email.
  17. Do you recall where you found the pdf version? I see one in various pieces here:
  18. Nice progress! Maybe someone with a shop manual can confirm there’s info on that, or better yet copy and post. Here’s a site that has a repro (I don’t know anything about them, though):
  19. Ok, remember, you asked... I grew up in an old car family. The first time I “drove” was around five when my father needed to move a combine, so he put the truck in gear and hopped out - told me to turn the key off when I got to the edge of the field - I couldn’t reach the pedals and could only see through the gap in between the the top of the dash and the top of the steering wheel. So by nine, I thought I ought to have my own car. I fell in love with a ‘39 Dodge that got trailered back from the “big Cord parts deal” and made a stop off at the farm. I was informed it could be mine for every dime I’d saved up from working summers to pay for college. The car needed a total restoration (it had been run for a short distance without oil and one bearing shell - apparently there was a miscommunication between the fellow working on it and the kids returning from school) and the friend of the family who owned it had it up for sale. When I offered him my savings (pre approved by my parents) he accepted. Apparently he had to tell the tire kickers that were trying to get it for a cheaper price (free or nearly) that he’d already sold it to a nine year old. I understand he really enjoyed that. I learned to rebuild engines by rebuilding that one (with help) - $217 in new parts and machining which added significantly to my total investment, but we had most of the equipment (except getting the crank turned). Sadly, that is where the love affair ended. By then I had a beautiful 1932 Plymouth, which has remained one of my most favorite cars. ...the Dodge will be a project, perhaps for my youngest son. I now return the thread to its intended purpose ...or whatever direction it takes.
  20. I’m curious. I bought my first old car at age nine from a Cord enthusiast (he bought some Cord parts and had an old 30’s Dodge and Model A pickup parts as part of a package deal). Anyway, he drove a supercharged 810 extensively (well sorted - particularly shifting, as compared to others at the time). He used to say the only difference between a Cord with a super charger and one without below 60mph was that the super charged car stopped at a gas station about twice as much. I always wondered how much of that was just story. He also had a story about a guy who was telling his girl friend how obviously fake the external pipes were and proceeded to “prove it” (he’d recently arrived at a non make specific car show in back in the 70’s, so they were rather toasty), but I digress...
  21. Best pic of the spark control knob is in the owners manual. I’ve never seen one. You might also be interested in the imperial club link for 1939 (link: )
  22. BTW: there’s a separate eBay posting for the clock glass. Make sure to select the option where he uses your glass, otherwise you will get flat lenses.
  23. You’re very welcome. He did mine and I'm very pleased. They look way better than alternatives I’ve seen and I’ve come to realize that services like this don’t last forever. Worthwhile to get done while you can, IMO.