Unregistered users may browse the website, but in order to participate in the forums a user account is required. Click HERE to email the webmaster and request an account. The National DeSoto Club uses real names rather than pseudonyms. Notify the webmaster of your user name preference (Johnathon Doe, John Doe, etc) and password request.
New member 29 desoto
Hello everyone, I'm a new member here and a new owner of a 29 desoto k. I'm full of questions that I hope experienced members can help with. I can't find much info or parts for these cars. My car is difficult to get going but runs good when started. It has an electric fuel pump on the frame for now. I can't find carb rebuild kit or engine gasket kits or engine components. I just want a lead on parts before I disassemble anything. I want to get this car back into shape. Ty pics coming soon.
Our club president, Les Pesavento, is listed as the technical advisor for the 1929 model. I recommend starting by contacting Les. His phone number is 586-945-5105 and his email is email@example.com
Nice old car. I have a 1930 or 31 business coupe. Good luck with it.
I took the carb apart last week and cleaned it up, made a new gasket and reinstalled it. Lubed the choke cable and adjusted it, now the car starts right up and runs good. She smokes a bit but will address that after a little running. I've been making a new wooden roof frame so I can close the car in. Progress is going good. At idle the car will boil over. I think a good flushing is in order. More progress coming.
She finally has a good parking spot ☺️
William, I sent you a PM with contact info for another '29 owner who is willing to help you.
Does my car have an oil filter or does it use the canister as a sediment bowl. I don't see how it comes apart.
Last night I did a compression test to do a quick health check. The numbers cold were 62,65,60,68,65,61. Nice and even. I'm thinking with a 5to1 compression ratio that isn't to bad.