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1932 Plymouth Help.. Flat head Four cylinder

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BULLFROGG, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. BULLFROGG
    Joined: Jan 13, 2006
    Posts: 259

    BULLFROGG
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    from KY

    Hey guys, I just bought a 1932 plymouth 4 dr sedan and it cranks, and runs fine, but I have never had a car this old, and I don't really know what what some things do. There are 3 cables on the center of the dash and one is the choke, the other two, I don't know... The center one is bigger and says " Free wheeling " --what does this do?
    Also the right one says "T", this goes to the carb but doesn't feel that it is does it anything.
    I drove it today and it is pretty weak on [power..
    any help would be great..
    Thanks, Jeremy
     
  2. david38rc
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
    Posts: 71

    david38rc
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    The "T" is the hand throttle control, the free wheeling is kinda like an overdrive.
     
  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,223

    F&J
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    Free wheel knob is disengaged when pulled out. When you push it in, the trans will "disconnect" and the car coasts along like you took it out of gear. When it slows down and you push the gas pedal, you will feel it hook back up.

    T is for throttle. So you can idle it higher during warm up.

    There may be a manifold heat knob, I don't remember. That's a manual heat riser to warm the intake.

    should be a choke cable too.

    32 PB is geared way too low for road use. That's why I sold my conv. i guess I should have re geared it.
     
  4. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    If the motor dosen't look something like this, get to work
     

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  5. BULLFROGG
    Joined: Jan 13, 2006
    Posts: 259

    BULLFROGG
    Member
    from KY

    thanks guys...
     
  6. my 32 gets 30 miles to the gallon in free-weeling. Good thing it has juce brakes.
     
  7. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    plym_46
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    from central NY

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