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Re: Ultramatic throttle linkage adjustment
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I adjusted the transmission rod collar to the mid-range of the accelerator threaded rod & took the car for a drive. For the first mile or so, there was still slipping in direct drive, but the more I drove it, the slipping seemed to diminish. (Maybe clutch material was slightly glazed.)Mostly present under light load or deceleration only. Didn't moan at all & car seems to coast (decelerate) easier. Previously, it was like there was an anchor tied to it. Whenever you let off the gas, she would really slow down. Drives pretty good for having sat soo long. Only 1500 miles in last 20 years.

Posted on: 6/29 14:42:28
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Re: Ultramatic throttle linkage adjustment
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when I read SB 340, it shows the 3.5 inch distance between the acceleration linkage center screw and the dash and says nothing about the distance of the Ultramatic lever to the dash. Am I reading it wrong?

Posted on: 6/29 13:45:46
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Ultramatic throttle linkage adjustment
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I'm having issues with the direct drive clutch engagement on my recently purchased 55 Clipper. The previous owner did a carb rebuild and the carb seems to work well. However, I suspect (hope) that the direct drive clutch engagement issue (moaning & slipping) is related to linkage adjustment. In service bulletin 340, it shows how to adjust throttle linkage length, but does not indicate where on the shaft to adjust (set) the transmission cross shaft collar, in relation to the threaded throttle shaft. Any recommendations? Midway in the threaded portion of shaft or so far from either end? Mine was set at the far (firewall) end of the threads, which seems an extreme position. Figure in service bulletin 340 shows collar somewhat midway in threaded portion.

Posted on: 6/29 12:56:17
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window channel felt
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2018/4/16 18:03
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Does anyone know a good replacement material for the window channel felt? The channels are in good condition, but the felt is falling out. Is there something I can cut & glue in as a replacement? If not, I saw that either Kanter or Max Merritt sells a flexible replacement channel. I assume this is for the channel on the top & rear of the front door (4 door sedan). How is this channel secured to the door? I also saw rigid channel (for the wing vent- front of window). Does the old rigid channel need to be cut off & the new channel tack welded on to the wing vent rear frame? Also, how are the inner & outer belt line felt strips attached to the door & frame?

Posted on: 6/14 6:05:01
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Ultramatic leak
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2018/4/16 18:03
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My 55 Clipper has developed a transmission leak. Fluid seems to be leaking out the hole in the bottom of the bell housing. Is this likely a front seal issue? If so, how difficult is it to replace? Are the front seals available separately? (without buying an entire seal set). The transmissions seems to shift fine & I'm keeping an eye on the fluid level.

Posted on: 6/9 17:47:22
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Re: power antenna
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2018/4/16 18:03
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Thanks for the pics and How it works info. The rebuilt unit @ Tucson Packard is too pricey for me. Found a company online, Antennamastsrus.com that says they have a replacement tape that might work. If it doesn't, I'll continue to use the digital method (my fingers) to raise/lower the antenna.

Posted on: 5/4 16:29:20
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power antenna
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Has anyone rebuilt a front fender mounted power antenna? The antenna motor on my 55 Clipper whirs, but mast doesn't move. Guessing that the tape inside is broken. Any sources for it? Any pictures of it disassembled?

Posted on: 5/2 16:08:16
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rear load arm link cushions (bushings)
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Does anyone know a source for the round cushions (bushings) that go between the rear load arm links and the hangers (that look like spring shackle hangers). The parts diagram is a little confusing. I ordered 15.989 from Max Merritt, but that's not what I need. Is it the 15.9873? I can't find that part online @ Kanter or Max Merritt.

Posted on: 4/16 16:12:09
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Re: Engineering number
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2018/4/16 18:03
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I would appreciate the 1955 letter, if you have it. My e-mail is ak2564@nwcable.net.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 4/15 3:31:00
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Re: Installation of Exterior door handle buttons 51-56
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2018/4/16 18:03
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Are replacement springs available? My door pushbutton doesn't want to pop back out even the I've cleaned & oiled the assembly.

Posted on: 4/14 17:16:45
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