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Ricky Luke

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About Ricky Luke

  • Rank
    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 10/31/1963

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Portland Vic
  • Interests
    Old stuff
  • My Project Cars
    1940 Chrysler Royal. Aussie body

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  • Biography
    This and that. Other things happened
  • Occupation
    Civil Engineer

Converted

  • Location
    Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
  • Interests
    1940 Chrysler Royal
  1. local swap meet

    LOL. I've spent 10 years combing through swap meets looking for 40 Chrysler parts, and only came up with a gearbox gasket kit. BTW Brent, I'm in Portland - Victoria... Rick
  2. Carpel Tunnel damage

    LOL, it looks like you have a fuzzy caterpillar crawling over your hand. Hope the recovery goes well. Rick
  3. Carpel Tunnel damage

    I'll say this upfront - like anything, it depends on the medical provider... My right wrist is not good due to CTS combined with flying over the handlebars of a motorbike. Probably other things as well, but anyway.... I've seen a lot of people about mine over the last 5 years. Surgery was always down on the priority as nobody would suggest it was better than 50/50. I went to an acupuncturist, and it's improved. Not perfect, but enough improvement to be worthwhile and put off surgery. Good luck Rick
  4. 1928 Chrysler 52 low compression ?

    Take the plugs and pour a little engine oil into the bores and redo the test with the plugs out. Unless there's a hole in the piston you should a noticeable rise in pressure. Rick
  5. My wife's gotta be the absolute best :)

    I'm very lucky my wife Chris shares some - not all - of my interests. She happily rebuilt the carby of her 68 Toyota Corona, we are both CAMS motor sport scrutineers, and when I told her a friend had the Chrysler up for sale, her reply was "I really like the art deco style of that car. How much is he asking for it?" On the flip side she hates wandering around hot, dusty or wet swap meets looking for the non existent parts. Rick
  6. power brake booster

    I used a PBR VH44 booster on a Morris Minor with Holden Torana (Vauxhall Viva) front disk brakes. The Morris has an under floor master cylinder like the Plymouth. I mounted the booster in the engine bay, but had to make new brake lines to reach the original master cylinder and brake line connections. It worked well. Rick
  7. The http://www.imperialclub.com/ is a good resource for these giants. It covers all Imperials from 1926. Rick
  8. Age Demographics Please Take The Poll...

    54. As a family we spent many weekends and holidays with another family driving around Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales looking for a T-model for dad to restore. His friend, who was a boilermaker, was looking for a steam car... After many years of chasing dead end leads, dad heard of an old car that was put on blocks in a shed in 1943 about 20 miles from us. Turns out it was a 1929 Plymouth tourer in pretty good condition. The owner went to war and never returned, and his wife never went into the shed again. My dad was going to turn it down as it wasn't his dream Ford, but mum threatened him with divorce if he didn't but it as it was in way better condition than anything he'd looked at, and she was sick of driving around back roads chasing rumours. I was about 8 when we brought it home. A basic clean up, re-did the brakes, and she was a driveable barn find. I've been a Chrysler fan ever since. Rick
  9. Number plate thoughts?

    I suspect GJ-424 was a personalised plate as NSW had the 3 letter / 3 number combination up until 2004. Wikipedia says the APD plate was probably issued in 1954, which fits the purchase date. I'd like to do the same with my Chrysler, using a Victorian period ID. BTW, welcome to the forum. Rick - lol, tripped over Andy's post...
  10. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    Very nice Uberchin. I'm jealous. Rick
  11. Oz Production Figures 1949-1952

    Hi Patrick. You’ll need to find the chassis number stamped on it to be be sure what it was when it left the USA. I don’t know where it would be on yours, but mine is on the front rhs in front of the suspension. TJR had their own designs that were slightly different to overseas. I think this was because TJR had a limited number of suppliers to choose from, and had used mass produced items such as your windscreen pillars that may have also been on Aussie built Chevs. Nice car BTW... Rick
  12. Test post for ushp12

    http://live.cricket.com.au/#/1964/41089/overview Test cricket... Rick
  13. 1940 chrysler 1941 plymouth grill

    If you decide to swap, can I please have your headlights? Rick
  14. Help picking a motor for my 1940 chrysler

    Jolly, can you please box that dog house up and post it to me? It’s got all the missing pieces I need ... Rick
  15. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Good question Bill. I'll do a few measurements this weekend and compare with Andy's Dodge. Rick
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