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Re: 2126, some assembly required, batteries included
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The plate is the floor plate covering the brake and clutch pedals and is upside down in the photo as to how it is positioned in the car. With the way the clutch side has been cut and widened and a lesser extent the brake side I suspect at one time -- or maybe still -- there was serious wear on the pedal shaft or bushings and the wear is enough a pedal is able to wobble side to side and scrape the edges of the original opening. There is only one grease fitting located on the brake side of the shaft and I suspect just like my car, grease was sparingly applied or else the grease was applied until the grease person saw it running out of the brake pedal and quit so the grease application never reached the clutch side.

The long flat braces, if approximately 13-14 inches long on the straight portion between the bendups, look like those that go between the bottom of the fender and the side panels. Don't recognize the round ones without more checking but they may be the top braces. As the photo shows, mine are flat like the bottoms but possibly there was a change or a difference for the 2126 vs the 2122. They could go at the top between the mud shields and fender edge. You might check the bends to see if they look correct. Also might be for something else so I will try to look and find something similar in another spot but the only round braces I can think of at the moment are fairly thick and on the radiator cradle.

Posted on: Today 12:22:16
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Re: 2126, some assembly required, batteries included
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On your mention of the fender panels, I don't have any good views showing every brace and panel but here are a few shots of the fender panels showing them as they were attached when the fenders were removed. In addition to the top brace on the mud guard portion there is a long brace not shown that goes at the bottom -- attaches just to the rear of the wheel opening and goes over to the lower inner fender panel.

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Re: 2126, some assembly required, batteries included
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Stock battery cable ground point is on I believe, the front bolt under the generator which holds the generator bracket to the block. IMO, the extra ground to the frame or body is a good idea. I would move the main ground to the block so the starter will have adequate current and pick up a universal ground strap from Napa & run it between the block and the frame or body for the extra.

The lockout and speedo cables along with the temp gauge bulb exit the large firewall hole at the left top of the depression in the firewall. Temp bulb makes a smooth curve to the left rear of head and OD and Speedo cables go toward the passenger side to a clamp on the firewall. If you have the R9 OD the lockout cable is also clamped to the frame top and goes to the passenger side of OD to another clamp and bracket on the crossover and then the lockout lever. If the R11 OD it needs to cross over top of trans and get to the left side where it is clamped at a bracket and OD. I think the speedo adapter is on the left and also goes over the top of trans but cannot remember for sure without crawling under. Whichever side, it needs to follow a smooth route to the adapter connection so be sure no kinks or sharp bends.

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Posted on: Yesterday 16:24:52
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Re: Trailering a '55
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Posted on: Yesterday 11:07:20
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Re: Ultramatic rear bearing seal replacement
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As I recall, the rear mount is on the tailshaft so if you remove it to change the seal you will need to have something like a floor jack or similar under the rear of engine or transmission pan for support while the tailshaft is removed. If you go under the pan be sure to use a wide block of wood to distribute the load.

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Re: 1940 Air Conditioning
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1940 was the first year but I understand that it was available as early as 1938 on Henney-Packard ambulances. Not sure where I read that did I did read it somewhere!


According to Henney Motor Co, A Complete History by McPherson the first successful AC in a funeral car was offered in 37 on a Buick chassis via a joint venture between Kelvinator and Sayers and Scoville. No details on how large or how it was placed or operated.

Henney followed in 38 with a joint venture with Trane which modified & repackaged a standard one ton Trane commercial refrigeration unit to fit under the floor of an ambulance. It could be thermostatically controlled by the driver and was operated by a separate electric motor which was powered from a 110v generator driven by the engine. Book states there was no interior space lost to the unit which kind of makes you wonder if the first S&S AC unit was so large as to require some interior space.

Goes on to state the Packard AC unit of two years later was the first unit to have a compressor directly operated by the engine. Didn't say exactly when or how much of the Packard unit Henney adopted or how it was packaged but did say they were able to get rid of the inefficient generator and motor system.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:28:07
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Re: Trailering a '55
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Just be sure to get the straps or chain around the frame or lower A arms and NOT on the stabilizer bar. The stabilizer bar looks strong and is in a convenient and easy spot to grab onto but the brackets and end mountings will not take a lot of pull without bending or breaking.

Posted on: 3/29 7:19:16
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Re: Corona
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If you are having mail or delivery shutdowns it must be something to do with your state or local restrictions. Calif is one of the states where a lot of businesses deemed "non essential" are closed but PO was open when I sent a package yesterday and my mail was delivered yesterday and today. UPS and Amazon's drivers or contractors are working as I saw their trucks and vans delivering in the neighborhood.

Posted on: 3/28 16:29:29
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Re: Overdrive relay on an R11 Tranny
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For the OD to work automatically you do need the governor.

Prior to 51 models the governors had two wires exiting the case. The wire for the EC is connected to ground all the time before the car reaches overdrive speed. The other wire for the OD is not connected to ground until speed is reached. When overdrive cut in speed of roughly 20mph is reached the wires change state. At changeover the EC wire is disconnected from ground and the OD wire is connected to ground. The loss of ground on EC disables automatic operation of the clutch if that option is present and grounding the OD wire brings in the OD relay to energize and enable the OD solenoid (providing the lockout and kickdown switch is also closed). 51 and later governors only have 1 wire for the OD because there was no need for the second wire since the EC option was dropped after the 50 models.

On the pre 51 governors if the car was not equipped with the EC option the OD wire only is connected. The EC wire on the governor is extra and just coiled up and tucked aside out of the way of damage. You can disconnect it now and tuck it aside if your control valve is missing.

Here are the two governors showing the wires and an OD wiring diagram showing the contacts in the relay and switches.

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Posted on: 3/27 13:10:17
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Re: 1953 Clipped Deluxe fuel pump
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If you mean the hole within the red circle then I believe there is a screw missing which will be like the remaining ones all around the casting and shown at the arrows. Probably the same size as those with heads visible on the top vacuum section only threading in from below. Those screws are holding the two halves of the fuel side of the casting together. It could be with the missing screw the gas is being pushed under the diaphragm and out the hole. I would also check the remaining screws to make sure they are tight.

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Posted on: 3/27 11:58:18
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