Ownership Verified: Andeh's 1927 Chrysler 60

BerserkerCatSplat

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Neat one-way fitting on the crank bolt. I assume that's the connection for the hand-crank so it doesn't rip your arm off when the engine catches?
 

Andeh

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^ I believe so. Haven't dared try the starting handle yet.

Did a 150 mile rally in Scotland yesterday, never missed a beat. Absolutely amazing drive, it just chugs along in third gear all day without complaining. I'm so impressed and pleased with my purchase now, looking forward to a three day rally in Oxfordshire next weekend.

Only hiccup was while putting the hood up the day before, I discovered the central hoop had failed and was completely dry rotted. Unfortunately this places the hood out of action, so I did get a bit wet yesterday... Going to try steaming some ash to bend a new hoop in the future. That's a skill I didn't expect to learn!

Oh, and also one of the wheels split a few weeks ago. Not the wooden element, the actual metal outer rim. Was quite thin and rotten where it went - I suspect it had been standing in the wet for a few years and developed pretty bad rust. Have had it welded up since then, and now seems to be fine.

Wheel before and after:




Some pics from yesterday's rally:







 
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