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Re: Sad day
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That day was actually 6/25/1956 for the plant, was this date the day the rest of the company was sent home?

Posted on: 2018/8/16 12:44
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Re: '56 Patrician New Owner Questions.
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That is a fact. T-L is one of those things, like pushbutton shifting that is voltage sensitive. I tell my pushbutton customers to keep their cars on a battery tender whenever they aren't driving the car, and make sure the voltage is up before starting the car.

Posted on: 2018/8/14 12:24
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Re: '56 Patrician New Owner Questions.
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The electrical end of the Torsion-Level system is fairly easy, but 62 years of electrically illiterate "mechanics" my be as much the problem now, as is evidenced by the manual switch's presence. The motor receives power to go either up or down from one of two solenoids located in '56 in the driver's side fender well. The timing box ("black box" "brain box" "time delay switch") is located on the chassis. It sends a GROUND to the appropriate solenoid when it wants movement in either direction. The solenoids get hot power internally from the bus feeding both "incoming" sides of the solenoid, connecting the small center post to ground pulls in the solenoid.
Inside the timing box there is a single-pole double throw switch that is linked to the torsion bars. When the bars sense an non-level state this throws the switch in one direction, which sends power to one of two thermal coils around a leaf contact. The wire heats up, causing the leaf to deflect toward a contact. When it makes with that contact the corresponding relay pulls in and sends the ground up to the solenoid. The time it takes the leaf to deflect is the 5-7 second time delay necessary to avoid adjusting for every little bump in the road.

Posted on: 2018/8/14 10:43
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Re: '52 Imperial Parade Phaetons
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Ahhh. Great video footage. Does my heart good to see the old United Artists theater back in her prime. This was a beautiful, beautiful theater inside. Last time I saw the theater, she was in terrible shape, boarded up, abandoned and unloved. Sad. And nobody today seems to know it but the same building where the UA theater (shown here on Bagley Avenue) was located was actually the national headquarters of the AAA Automobile Club. I once ran computers for them in this very building which was a wonderful place to work. The whole area was peppered with classy hotels, restaurants, theaters and night clubs. All gone now. Directly across the street from the AAA National Headquarters building was the headquarters of the AAA of Michigan. Years later AAA pulled the plug and moved everything to Dearborn. Just up the street was the fabulous Michigan Theater where Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. once performed... and where Disney's Peter Pan debuted. Incredibly, that beautiful theater was gutted, walls knocked out and turned into a parking lot. Heartbreaking to see. Should I mention this was all just steps from where Henry Ford once tinkered with cars made out of bicycle parts? Thanks for the time machine trip back to the glory days...


Leedy, you know about me and theatres, especially Detroit theatres, right?
I was in the United Artists in January of 1975, right before AAA auctioned off the contents. Aside from the whitewash paint job and the gold Cinemascope screen "surround" she was marvelously intact, every original piece of furniture and statuary was there. A month later, all gone. Now the Ilitches own it, and are talking conversion to apartments, since all downtown real estate is hot right now. Not sure how apartments in the center of the auditorium portion will have a window, or a view.
The Michigan was the first movie going experience I can remember, 1964, when my aunt took me to see "Snow White" in re-release. I was in and out of the Michigan through the 70s, and in March of 1977 was part of a crew hired to remove the projectors, right before the carnage that resulted in the parking garage began. Saw it in its last moments as it was built. Henry Ford's home, at the time he built his Quadracycle, and backyard shop were on the lot that the Michigan theatre has occupied since 1926.
The Statler Hotel, seen in the film was demolished in a hurry for the 2006 Super Bowl, that was nothing more than a jobs bill for demo companies. Now an apartment building is going up on that site.
Downtown looks nothing like it did the last time you were here, Dan Gilbert has renovated or is in the process of renovating every shuttered teens-20s office building. A huge skyscraper is going up on the JL Hudson's site, work started last month.

Posted on: 2018/8/8 11:19
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Re: '52 Imperial Parade Phaetons
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Here is film of it in action, on the streets of Detroit for the world premiere of "Anatomy of a murder" shot in Michigan's upper peninsula.

https://archive.org/details/Anatomyo1959

Posted on: 2018/8/1 21:03
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Re: '52 Imperial Parade Phaetons
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Specs on the cars

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Posted on: 2018/8/1 20:56
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Re: '52 Imperial Parade Phaetons
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Here is what I consider to be a definitive article, being published directly by Chrysler on these cars. They do not mention that Creative Industries performed the '55-'56 update, but that has become public knowledge.

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Posted on: 2018/8/1 20:50
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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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We rebuild the Motor Camshaft Rocker Lever assemblies, make new inner and outer rollers for the bearing.

Posted on: 2018/8/1 8:35
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Re: '56 Patrician New Owner Questions.
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You may have worn bushings on your suspension, which will cause the body to "teeter-totter" on the suspension.

Posted on: 2018/7/26 14:33
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1935-'36 fuel hose reproduced
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Classic & Exotic Service in Troy MI has reproduced this hose, all parts are US made, grey nickle plated just like the original.


Packard part number: 228754

https://classicandexotic.com/store/p-4 ... -inlet-tube-assembly.aspx

Posted on: 2018/5/8 6:59
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