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  1. To be constructive and not negative, whatever your budget is, double it, and whatever your time frame is, triple it. That time and money is being robbed from your family from enjoying it the way it is, IMHO.
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    How to change your oil

    @Don Coatney can you please elaborate further on this, I have never been able to not drop it in the pan.....lol
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    6vdc fan motor to 12vdc

    I can assure you, the locals have no idea how to go around one either...lol
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    Electronic ignition again

    I have run Pertronix In my '28 for a couple years with no issues and I do wedding gigs most weekends, so reliability is very important to me. I do keep the points and condenser in the trunk just in case, it's a 10 minute swap back. Yes, having the correct ohm coil is important according to Pertronix.
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    6vdc fan motor to 12vdc

    Good luck passing a BW like that Don....:)
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    Water pump grease?

    I used Penrite water pump grease in my '28 but I cannot find it on their website. Someone on another forum mention that it was discontinued...☹️
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    48 Chrysler New Yorker starting issue

    You could also just spray some 'start ya bastard' down the carb.
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    218 Timing Issues

    It sounds to me like you just need to advance or retard the distributor to make it run properly.
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    218 Timing Issues

    You really need to examine the breaker points and see why they are not opening with the distributor cam lobe, it may not be installed correctly. Also, your coil will get hot if the points do not open at all. As Don implied, there will be no spark if the points do not open at all. Any pics of the points?
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    Amp meter on 39 Desoto not working

    Most likely the generator or regulator not supplying any power to the battery. Does the amp meter needle sit steady on the discharge side? Say at about 7-10amps?
  11. Question is, why would you need to or want to?
  12. You need two resistors connected in SERIES and tap from the centre connection of the resistors to drop the voltage of the 12 volt supply to 6 volts.
  13. The wiper motor probably draws up to 5 amps (just a guess here) depending on how smooth the mechanical action is and the resistance from the wiper blade on the screen. The little hotrod style wiper on my '28 screen only draws 2 amps. You would need a resistor/s that is fairly large in its power dissipation (wattage). The one pictured in post #4 would be more than capable, being 55 watts.
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    Need help , Engine misses / stumbles

    Try it with the vacuum advance dis-connected. Block the hose coming from the manifold.
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    48 Plymouth flathead starting problems

    If your starter is turning very slowly, check your battery and all your cable connections.
  16. Hi all, I thought some of you blokes (and gals) would be interested in my engine build. I have been posting these on aaca site but there maybe some interested here. This is my first flathead rebuild, so any advice, tips, criticism, comments will be appreciated, my skin is very thick...:)
  17. Hopefully I will have some more updates soon'ish...😟
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    Chrome alternative

    WoW! If that is true, that is absolutely remarkable.
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    Door hinge and hinge pin request

    Have a helper lift the door so the weight is released from the hinge. Then tap the pin out with a punch.
  20. WoW! Love the colour. Is it a series 60 or 62? If its a 60 then it would be a 1926/27 model. We would love to see more pics. Regarding the fan, this bloke maybe able to help - Jay Astheimer astheimer@ptd.net 610-863-6955 He apparently has lots of pre'30 Chrysler parts.
  21. I was planning to do this over the Christmas period when I do the engine swap but the generator decided otherwise. I would like to see how others have mounted an alternator to be driven off the fan belt to replace the generator. My '28 Chrysler has the generator integrated into the timing case and driven by the timing chain and hence its not a relatively simple swap like later models. So I need to mount the alternator on the other side to be driven by the fan belt, like in the 1929 onward Chrysler models. The only obvious place to mount a bracket is via the two water pump studs and maybe the sump bolt/s, or the water jacket bolts.
  22. Thanks Andy, I have as much hair as the great HOMER from trying to figure out the angles and the pulley alignment. I have had it idling for a few minutes now and the fan belt seems to be relatively aligned, there is no heat in it from mis-alignment, but the real test will be when I drive it at speed. I haven't connected the alternator electrically as yet, fingers crossed that it is not a DOA.
  23. Here are some pics from my conversion' A flat seat secured by two sump bolts and flush with the small base on the block. Stepped bush was made to fit into the 3/4" hole for a bolt. The base bracket for the universal adaptor that came with the alternator. Unfortunately with this universal bracket the slots were not aligned and would not bolt up straight, so we had to make adjustments to it. Top adjusting bracket from an old truck according to the bloke from the wrecking yard.
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    6V Battery Cables

    I agree Plymouthy, I understand what you did. The other thing to consider is, what will the current draw be if the starter was not connect to the engine, ie the starter was free spinning on a bench? Very little. So for any given engine, it will be somewhere in between these figures. The question is, on the same engine and same starter motor, will there be less, same, or more current draw with 12 volt battery compared to a 6 volt battery? I say its the about similar (actually probably little more because of the extra friction generated) due to the starter spinning about twice the speed and hence twice the power consumed from the 12 volt battery. Unfortunately I don't have a 6 volt battery to test with my '28 Chrysler that has a 6 volt starter but is starting and running on a 12 volt battery, so I cant do the test. Post #14 shows actual figures from a reasonably fair test that was performed by a member of the AACA.
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    6V Battery Cables

    Plymouthy, what you are referring to is when the starter motor CANNOT turn the engine over at all, which is the stall of the starter motor. We know that the starter will turn the engine over, and so, the simple ohms law doesn't work. If it was the case, then you would need larger cables for 12 volts and smaller for 6 volts.

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