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Old 31st March 2010, 19:36   #76
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I am very happy to inform you that the Plymouth has come home after a 14 months restoration. Following are the snaps as the car came home. I will post detailed pictures over the weekend.

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Congrats KPS she is indeed a gem.

BTW I think the front springs need some useage to settle to their normal height as the car in front appears to be a bit higher than usual
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Congrats KPS she is indeed a gem.

BTW I think the front springs need some useage to settle to their normal height as the car in front appears to be a bit higher than usual

Congrats MR. Prithvi, the outcome is neat.

The fittings need a bit of rework, they slightly look out of sync. But overall, you must be a happy man the day the car came home.

Congratulations once again.
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Congratulations on the restoration. The car has at last come out well. This should be a learning for all those who had things to say about the restorer and his reputation !
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Congrats KPS and to the Team to restored the car.

Just one doubt.. It being such an old car and so well restored now, how well is the mechanicals? I mean how many kms can you drive it on a single go?
Normally with these cars mechanically nothing much goes wrong. You have problems with the electricals like condensor, dyno etc. We have put a new distributor cap, condensor overhaulled the Dyno hence we should not have much problems. Other problem is that these cars tend to over heat in the stop start traffic. On the highway, these cars are relatively trouble free except that the fuel tank must be rust free. Remember the brakes determine the speed not the accelerator.

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Congrats KPS she is indeed a gem.

BTW I think the front springs need some useage to settle to their normal height as the car in front appears to be a bit higher than usual
This car has not been used for more than 40 years. We will run in the car and after we have run about 300 miles we shall rework and reset what ever may be required.

Thanks all.

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Hi All,

I am sorry not to have updated the pictures of the car post restoration. We seem to have problem with the brakes and the master cylinder has to be replaced. Gladly the car is parked in our garage at home and we get the see it daily. It was heartening to see that car was a perfect fit in the garage with 4 inches to spare! If the car had not fitted in our garage we would have had a big problem on hand!

The car should be back on the road soon. I will surely do a series once I am able to get the car out in the sun.

In the mean time here are two shots in our garage at home in Bangalore.

Cheers

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Hi All,

I am sorry not to have updated the pictures of the car post restoration. We seem to have problem with the brakes and the master cylinder has to be replaced. Gladly the car is parked in our garage at home and we get the see it daily. It was heartening to see that car was a perfect fit in the garage with 4 inches to spare! If the car had not fitted in our garage we would have had a big problem on hand!

In the mean time here are two shots in our garage at home in Bangalore.

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4" from which side?

Please post a sideview picture and also the rear when possible.

Cheers harit
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Congrats KPS. Car looks lovely. Once you sort out the brake issue it will be a joy to drive around town. Wishing you fun times ahead
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Hello KPS !!

The vehicle has gone through a tremendous tranformation. Its beauty shows the amount of hardwork put into restoring it back to its old Glory.

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The vehicle has gone through a tremendous tranformation. Its beauty shows the amount of hardwork put into restoring it back to its old Glory.

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Thank you very much.
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This note from the Member Secretary of Plymouth Owners Club (POC) was very exciting.

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"The PB 7-passenger is a very rare car. Your car is one of 3 PB 7-passengers that I know of that still exist. The other two 7-passengers are both here in the USA.


I would like to ask you to send me the manufacturers identifcation numbers from the car so I can add it to the list of known existing cars. I need the serial number (found on the metal tag riveted on the door post of the right front door), the engine number (from the left front corner of the engine block, located directly above the generator -- it will start with the letters "PB" and the body number, which is found on the plate on the firewall near the coil."

Jim Benjaminson, Membership Secretary
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Hi All,

I am sorry not to have updated the pictures of the car post restoration. We seem to have problem with the brakes and the master cylinder has to be replaced. Gladly the car is parked in our garage at home and we get the see it daily. It was heartening to see that car was a perfect fit in the garage with 4 inches to spare! If the car had not fitted in our garage we would have had a big problem on hand!

The car should be back on the road soon. I will surely do a series once I am able to get the car out in the sun.

In the mean time here are two shots in our garage at home in Bangalore.

Cheers

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Did this car originally come with Hydraulic brakes or did it come with mechanical brakes ?
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Did this car originally come with Hydraulic brakes or did it come with mechanical brakes ?
The car came with hydraulic brakes originally. Americans had a preference for Hydraulic breaks.
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The car came with hydraulic brakes originally. Americans had a preference for Hydraulic breaks.
Well i most american cars of this time came with mechanical brakes. A 1933 Chevrolet which DKG is restoring has got mechanical brakes. A Ford model A which is under restoration in a garage has got mechanical brakes. So i am quite surprised that another car of around the same time came with hydraulic brakes.
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Well i most american cars of this time came with mechanical brakes. A 1933 Chevrolet which DKG is restoring has got mechanical brakes. A Ford model A which is under restoration in a garage has got mechanical brakes. So i am quite surprised that another car of around the same time came with hydraulic brakes.
If you see my very first post when I introduced this car to the Forum, I had written

The unique features of this car are

1. Rare Plymouth PB, Seven Passenger Delux Sedan, only 2179 units built
2. Last of the 4 cylinder engines for many years, as from the year 1933 6 cylinder engines were introduced.
3. Free Wheeling
4. Updraft Carter carburetor
5. Vacuum assisted clutch
6. Vacuum driven wiper
7. All Hydraulic brakes with centrifuse
8. Light switches mounted on steering wheel
9. Rigid X Frame
10.Oil Filters are standard

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If you see my very first post when I introduced this car to the Forum, I had written

The unique features of this car are

1. Rare Plymouth PB, Seven Passenger Delux Sedan, only 2179 units built
2. Last of the 4 cylinder engines for many years, as from the year 1933 6 cylinder engines were introduced.
3. Free Wheeling
4. Updraft Carter carburetor
5. Vacuum assisted clutch
6. Vacuum driven wiper
7. All Hydraulic brakes with centrifuse
8. Light switches mounted on steering wheel
9. Rigid X Frame
10.Oil Filters are standard

Cheers

KPS

Ok thank you for shareing this info again.
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