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Re: 29 dome light wiring
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On my '32 the cover snaps on & off. Also, the dome light wiring is in a armor cable that runs along on the inside frame on the drivers side. It comes up through the wood sill and runs underneath the curved metal of the C Pillar (CP). It run up along the CP to a junction where it is split to allow a hot lead to go to the CP door switch (CPS) and another one to continue up the CP. The output side of the CPS with the other wire from the junction continue up the CP. These two wires are attached to the wood headliner bow that sits in line with the right/left side CP's. Half way across the headliner the wire from the left side CPS there is a junction with a wire going to the dome light and another going to a slide switch on the B Pillar (BP).

Both Cigar Lighters (CL)are powered from an non-fused armored wire that run on the inside right frame. Underneath the Right CP there is a junction where one side goes up through the wood sill and the other underneath the floor pan the to left side of the car. Both ends go wood sill on their respective side and run underneath the metal that covers the wood that is formed over the wheel well. Since this wire was not fused, I added a 10 amp fuse to the CL wire right before the junction.

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Posted on: 2019/11/23 14:27
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Mufflers - 1955 Caribbean
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I need to replace the mufflers and resonators on the wife's Caribbean. I tried to see if anyone out there has come up with a substitute that is currently available on this site, but did not see any. I see on page 5 of the 1955/56 Specification Section in the manual that it is a dual system with the muffler being 28" x 8" x 5" (dual 2") and the Muffler Silencer 14" x 8 1/4" x 4 1/2" (dual 1 3/4")

Posted on: 2019/11/20 15:07
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Re: 29 dome light wiring
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Download wiring diagrams and look at page 2 this PDF on. I know it is for a later series, but it looks like the dome light is associated with the headlight switch.

Posted on: 2019/11/16 12:30
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Re: 29 dome light wiring
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As a teenager, I was often told by my neighbor across the street and forty years my senior "when it comes to electrical problems in cars the majority are bad grounds". As it was mentioned above,the headlights might need to be on in order for the dome light to work. If you have tried that and "Don't see the light", then measure the voltage (one at a time) on the two wires coming to the bulb to ground. Try it with headlights both on and off. If you see 6 volts on one of them, then you have a ground problem.

On my '32 901, the ground is behind the lower back seat cushion on the drivers side. It runs under the headliner to the upper, left, rear corner and then down to almost the floorboard.

P.S. When I asked him why grounds he said "There are a hell of a lot more ground connections in a car that you count with your fingers and toes."

Posted on: 2019/11/16 1:30
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Re: Polarity reversal
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When I got my '55 Caribbean the ground was backwards (see post). It ran fine with a neg. ground and everything worked great except the amp meter. When the lights went on it showed "Charge" and when it was rev'd up it showed "Discharge". At the time I assumed the meter was wired backwards until I read "Positive Ground".

When I discovered it, I switched back to a pos. ground and there were no issues. The amp meter now worked as it should. Then I wanted to update the radio while keeping the original look. I opt'd for radio from Aurora Designs which required a neg. ground to avoid additional cost(see post).

I have not switched the polarity on the amp meter because I don't want to take any changes with messing the wiring up by digging around in a tight space.

Posted on: 2019/11/4 16:24
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Commenting on R1Lark noteworthy comment. The statement you referrenced is in line with the "New Math" philosophy e.g. if you can present good logic that 2+2 = 5 then it is correct. It doesn't need to be correct.

Posted on: 2019/10/25 15:37
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Re: Carb/Intake Gasket seal
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For a gasket solution on badly matching surfaces, read my post #27 on how I solved it on my 32 901 sedan.

Posted on: 2019/10/5 12:02
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Re: Engine serial number
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I live in California and bought our '51 which came out of Iowa where the paperwork used the engine SN for an vin. Went to DMV and told them that I didn't want to use engine SN. They sent me to the California Highway Patrol. They said I could use the frame number or the anti-thief number or the model/car number combo. It took about 10 minutes at the CHP office and without any hassel.

Posted on: 2019/10/5 11:42
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Re: 1956 Clipper Custom Engine Paint and Other Questions
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On my '55 Caribbean there were a few spots on the engine that needed some paint help. I sent them a bolt to have them match the color and they mixed me up a quart of engine single phase enamel paint. It cost $70 to match the color and then of course the cost of the paint.

Posted on: 2019/9/1 11:58
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Re: 1941 SUN VISOR 120 Sedan
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I couldn't agree with you more. A friend, of a friend, of a friend was asking. It turns out the that car is a 120 4 door touring sedan, body # 1492-7119) on the tag if I recall and was sold in Waco Texas.

Posted on: 2019/9/1 11:50
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