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Old 05-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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1928 plymouth Barn find.

This past weekend I picked up a 1928 Plymouth four door sedan. It is either a model U or Q the rounded bumpers tell me it may be a 1929 model U but these may have been replaced at some point.For the most part its all there as far as the drive train suspension and body metal.
When I went and looked at it the first time the engine was seized. But the day I went and picked it up I filled the cylinders with diesel and later that day it turned over with compression by hand.I popped the dizzy cap and the rotor points and cap all have made in Mexico stickers so I looks like that has all been replaced in the past 20 years. Promising? The Edison plugs all look some what new.Plug wires are fabric sheilded I have the plug wire ends and boots aswell as a bulk roll of 7mm plug wire to build new wires.

If I can get the stock engine to run that will be the deciding factor on weather or not I restore it or hotrod it.

The bad is
Wood is pretty shot
Water neck off the head is cracked but I think I can fab a new one.
The side cover is missing that covers the valves springs and lifters.
I think some dirt/grit got into the engine when I poured the diesel into the engine and I can feel it when I turn it over. So I don't know how I can clean/flush the cylinders without pulling the head and since I don't know head tourqe specs or where I can get as new head gasket I really don't want to do that.
Radiator cap is missing too.
I will post updates and pictures as progress is made. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:24 PM
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Quick up date I just located four 20 inch tires and tubes to replace the seriously trashed tires that are on it now.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:41 PM
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Does any one know if this is 6 volt positive or negative ground?
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:53 PM
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This is a good Plymouth link. I think your car is a U.

http://www.allpar.com/cars/plymouth/1928-model-Q.html
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:02 PM
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Thats a nice Plymouth a friend of mine is building a 1926 Chrysler
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:08 PM
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Just awsome that these are still out there. I hope you can get the ole gal running. What fun.
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Here's a couple 1932 PA's that I found. The black coupe was a two owner car. I bought in 2006 from the second owner.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:22 PM
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I really need to find some tires for this even old or worn out would make me happy. I tried to mount up some 20 inch dirt bike tires I had today just so I could roll it easier but no dice.(for the best probably) The old blown out tires I have now just are not cuttin it. What is the rod that goes from the pittman arm to the front axel on these old cars. Possibly what I have heard people call a radius arm? The spring loaded ball joint is blown out and will have to be repaired I found today. Also what were and how were the tops constructed on this?
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1928 Plymouth

We have a late 28 4 door ply that was rodded in the seventies, I have resently redone the paint, interior and added new lighting, hardware, and instrumentation. The wood work was exposed during the interior rework, so I can supply some shots of the wood work in our car. I also have some reproduction Radiator caps if you are interested. Our car was left on the stock frame but the builder put a mustang2 front end and a ford mustang engine, trans, and rear-end. It does however have a very stock body.
I would be happy to let you know some of the tricks i used when I could not find early parts, can't help with the tire or the Drag Link issues.
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Now I am really confused on the one I own. When I bought mine I was told it was a 34 Chevy. I found some pictures on the internet of the oval back window. That's how I found out it was a Plymouth. I thought it was a 31 PA. According to the link posted the 31 is a 32 model year. Mine looks like the black 32 3 window picture except for the color. Both front fenders have mounts for spare tires.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:09 PM
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Does any one know if this is 6 volt positive or negative ground?
Positive ground
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There is a VIN tag on the door post on the one I own. It does not say Plymouth, it says serial number. The numbers start with 159. I assume by the link posted my car was built the second week of production. Production started May 1 1931.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:30 PM
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I have the car running! Even if only for a short bit. I am interested in trying to find a repop radiator cap or any other tricks on finding any of these out of production parts. What makes you think it is a U?
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wouldn't a 28 be a dodge brothers..?
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Time to resurrect this old thread! To answer the above question 1928 was the first year for Plymouths. I pulled the steering column out and am currently trying to figure out how to get the factory "horn button" and whats left of the factory steering wheel hub off so I can hopefully modify a ratty model T wheel I have so I can turn the darn thing. (Pictures too soon follow)
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