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Re: Torsion level wheel alignment
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On your radio issue you may want to see my post on "Changing '55 to Negative Ground System" #18. We're completely happy with the install. It is a little costly (~$600 for the radio & Bluetooth option).

No negatives in switching to a negative ground. I haven't the leads on the amp gauge as I don't want the hassle of reaching up there for fear of messing up the wiring.

Posted on: 7/11 7:22:21
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Ignition Switch on a '55 Caribbean
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I'm having issues with the ignition switch. mainly getting the key to turn once it is inserted. I'm thinking this may be the problem. Can the switch cylinder be remove while the lock is installed? Also, how is the cylinder removed?

Posted on: 7/8 8:09:50
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Re: 1936 - standard 8 - spitting up through carb
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You can also try Olsons Gasket in Oregon (360) 871-1207.

Posted on: 7/7 7:06:09
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Re: Window gear
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Rikki, Does your question arise out of just general curiosity or if you are looking into the cause before replacing the gear in order to avoid a similar fate for the replacement gear.

Also, if replacing the gear (out of curiosity) are they hard to find?

Posted on: 7/5 6:28:53
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Re: Trying to separate carburetor halves held together by metal hanger.
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It looks like your carb may have been on Neptune's Packard Chariot of choice. Before you spend to much time on trying to clean it up for rebuilding you may want to inspect the areas where gaskets go in ensure they aren't pitted to bad and will seal.

Anyways, good luck with your project with a little LOL to see you through your task at hand.

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Posted on: 7/2 0:18:41
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Re: 1928 driveshaft diameter
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I should have mentioned that I had parts from several drive shafts. I was going to have a good one made up from them, which would have involved cutting and welding the parts together. I could not find a local source that had ability to balance the shaft afterwards without fabricating flanges for their machine. The cost of making these flanges with the cost of welding a shaft from the parts was very close to the cost of a new shaft with modern components, which was ~$675.00).

Also, the company I used was the one mentioned by Tom in post #4. BTW - I was very pleased by the support and service I received from them.

Posted on: 7/1 10:58:52
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Re: 1928 driveshaft diameter
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I solved the driveshaft problem on my 901 by having a new one made with modern components. This involved having blank flanges for both the rear & transmission end made.

Posted on: 6/29 12:51:43
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Re: 1955-56 fender mirror
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Riki,

Click on the Summit Racing in my post above and it will take you there. They are ~$30 now. I liked them so much, that I put them on my '51. BTW right and left hand sides are the same mirror.

Posted on: 6/24 14:01:53
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Re: 1955-56 fender mirror
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Howard, they are $30 now. I like the quality. I don't like the placement - the right side wing wind post blocks a lot of the view, but I was stuck leaving it there as that is where the holes were. The mirror is a little larger that what was there. I don't believe the ones I replaced were original in style.

They work and that is the main thing what matters.

Posted on: 6/23 10:27:27
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Re: 1955-56 fender mirror
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I replaced the side view mirrors on my '55 Caribbean as the left side one would not sty in position and the right side couldmn't be moved. I replaced them with side view mirrors for a 55-57 Chevy. I ordered them from Summit Racing in 2018 for $22.

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Posted on: 6/23 8:27:12
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