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Total NOOB with a new to me 1928 Model Q Coupe


Dwells0803
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Good evening gentlemen and ladies,

 

My dad just bought a 1928 Plymouth Model Q Coupe. It appears to be mostly original and that is how we plan on keeping it. The PO said he had it running, after rebuilding th carb, but it would only high idle. We just picked it up yesterday and so, we still have a lot to dive into and learn. Any pointers ect would be appreciated. We are both new to this era, orignal cars. Dad had a Model A, but it wasnt original.

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Oh boy. That's a beauty. Congrats on owning that one!

 

I can't comment on the carb much. If it is like the '28 Dodge that I sometimes work on, I suspect you have an updraft carb? I have a lot of info for the 28 Dodge. I suspect a lot of it will apply to your Plymouth.

Tons of info here in this link. I stored this on my Google drive and its sharable.  After a quick glance I see tons of info in book 3 on carbs. Also book 5 section H.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nopWofBqwBKJ4yj8kJkmsfmrbbHpkJ2W?usp=sharing

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Awesome info, Keith.  Thank you. I'm sure we'll have a blast working on it. Need a new windshield too. Looks like there is a peice of wood that cranks to adjust the windshield.  An interesting idea. 

 

Thank you again.

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Nice looking coupe.  I am attaching information about a Windshield regulator on Fisher bodied vehicles.  Yours may not be the same but it will be similar.  The windshield glass itself is in a channel across the top and down each side.  This channel hangs from the two round gears on the regulator.

I hope you get as much pleasure out of your car as I have had with my daily driver over the last 59 years.

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Nice start.  For your information it  appears the Kingston vacuum tank has been replaced by a Stewart Warner,  Also the carb has been changed.  The early Carter Carbs went bad over time as the pot metal internal parts failed . When right these cars run right along at 45 MPH and stop.  Good Luck.

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Thanks for the info, DFeeney. I had heard the vacuum tank had been replaced, by someone else, but didn't know about the carb. This carb was recently rebuilt, by the PO, who said even after the rebuild, he couldn't get it to run other than at high idle.  My dad has tried to start it and it turns freely and there is spark, although he commented it was "weak", but he said it wouldn't even start on Ether.   I'm a bit worried we are going to be into this car a lot more than he wanted to be. 

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Just some updated pictures for you, from some shows we went to, last year. I redid the Wheels and sealed them well. We finally got a windshield cut and I installed it in October. It rolls up and down as it should. But fell off the "pins" of the regulator. I need to figure that out. So excited. 

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Yup. I have joined the club. Sadly, not many of these cars around, so not much info out about them. It took me months to find someone that could get me a tracing of their windshield for me. 

 

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Hello,  Please note that you have to oil the distributor drive gears. These are in the housing that bolt to the front of the camshaft and turns the drive direction 90 degrees. There should be a oil cup showing that you flood with oil.  The oil drops down into the sump the gears run in.  This is the only way the gears get oil.  Do it twice a year.  Failure to do so will result in ruined gears.

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8 hours ago, Dwells0803 said:

Yup. I have joined the club. Sadly, not many of these cars around, so not much info out about them. It took me months to find someone that could get me a tracing of their windshield for me. 

 

Try over at 28Q29U Plymouth site of Chet's . Lots of model specific info there .

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