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Old 23rd December 2009, 14:07   #46
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Hi KPS,
Well, as I have mentioned before, do not hurry!
Regarding the chrome, new equipment is not the criteria for good chrome, and I am not clear what you mean by 'power is good'. There are many factors, the cleaning process, the chemicals used, copper layer should be put. A proper chrome process is a bit expensive, but then it will last.
I suggest that you please get only 1 item chromed, check it and then do the rest. You know very well that every time you chrome, the metal gets eroded, becomes thiner till you find holes. I dare suggest that you find out about this chrome guy in Delhi, he is very good. I have seen his results.
What is this 'deep rust' you talk about? I feel that metal was not treated or worked on properly before painting, maybe because of the rush. If you like, post some pictures to give suggestions.
Are you sure the car had 'cruise control'?

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Harit Ji,

Whay you have explained is true. But if everything else is perfect a new equipment will most likely be good in performance. And for power he would have meant proper Current for good deposition.
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after all the shreepati bashing i guess the man delivered the product with amazing work three cheerrs to KPS and Shreepati
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Thanks Harit Sir,

The new crome person is good. For some parts we will give a copper coating before crome plating like the radiator cover, so the finish will be better. I will post some pictures of the deep rust as it appears as small bubbles on the paint job.

The "T" Throttle Switch on the Dash is similar to the one on jeeps. You pull the cable which operates the Throttle. It is a very crude form of cruise control! Guess I went over board on that (not my intention). Guess with experts reading this I need to be more specific.

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The new crome person is good. For some parts we will give a copper coating before crome plating like the radiator cover, so the finish will be better. I will post some pictures of the deep rust as it appears as small bubbles on the paint job.

The "T" Throttle Switch on the Dash is similar to the one on jeeps. You pull the cable which operates the Throttle. It is a very crude form of cruise control! Guess I went over board on that (not my intention). Guess with experts reading this I need to be more specific.

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But then what that system should be called, we have same kinda system on 50's fiats too.
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Old 25th December 2009, 07:30   #50
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Here is an Article from 1945 which talks about a 1932 Plymouth taxi being hailed by GI's. Note the lantern for war time lights! Interesting isn't it?
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Old 27th December 2009, 12:45   #51
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The "T" Throttle Switch on the Dash is similar to the one on jeeps. You pull the cable which operates the Throttle. It is a very crude form of cruise control!

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Hello KPS ,

The automatic clutch control mechanism is mounted on the engine and connected to the clutch operating lever. It is operated by the vaccum in the intake manifold. The control plunger activated by the button on the dash activates / deactivates the system.

The unit permits the automatic disengagement of the clutch when the accelerator is completely released ; the clutch is again engaged when the accelerator is depressed. Thus permitting gear changes without using the clutch pedal.


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Old 29th December 2009, 07:09   #52
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Yes Vintageman, you have explained the free wheeling system beautifully. This car was designed to run economically and hence the four cylinder engine and free wheeling. I will post the sales brochure which I bought through ebay.

Once again the three switches above the meters are 1) "C"-Choke, 2) Free Wheeling & 3) "T" Throttle.

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Please find attached a period Sales Brochure for Plymouths

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Taken some time back. Don't remember where or when and was a mess the car with all the non orignal stuff on it.
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Thanks Kasli,

This car is should be a 1930-31 Model PA. Looks modified quite a bit as rightly pointed out by you.
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Taken some time back. Don't remember where or when and was a mess the car with all the non orignal stuff on it.
What is that other car on the right ?
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Old 4th January 2010, 22:33   #56
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Photographs taken 12 years ago of a Plymouth PA . Regret the size , I misplaced the actual photograph files , the car in the photograph posted by Kasli has been modified quite a bit .
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We have been able to procure a period trunk for the car. Looking at the condition we decided to do minor work like repair the side handles.
I would like to seek advice as how should we restore the inside? What should the lining be? Should we leave this too as it is?

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Please advice what kind of lining should be used keeping in mind this is an American Trunk for an American car.

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It looks greast as is and I would suggest leaving it like this save for some hide food and polish.

The interior could be lined in an off white coloured smooth silkish material like you would find in really old suitcases and sea chests of that period.
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Wow that trunks look quit neat I must say.I would say you could put some felt or vinyl.It wouldn't be quite period but would look good.
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I think we will go with Mr. Wasif's suggestion of old suitcase material for the trunk. Thanks Mr. Wasif.

The chrome rework has come out very well. All the parts were coated with a copper layer and rechromed hence the finish is very even. We are having a problem with the front wind shield frame as it is in very poor condition. We have decided to rebuilt with a new frame as we need a long term solution.

I have attached some of the latest photos to give you a feel of the current state of the car. My Dad's 1946 Chrysler Windsor is peeping in the background!

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