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Re: $%&#ing Lifter Tick Again?!
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Thanks, Jack! I'll check that today. Probably take the car out to the auto parts store to get it warmed up and report back.

Posted on: Today 10:15:59
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Re: $%&#ing Lifter Tick Again?!
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I'm also wondering if I should have changed the valve springs, but after weeks of running fine I'm thinking something has fouled up the lifter internally. I doubt Max sent a bad one.

Posted on: Today 7:36:53
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Re: $%&#ing Lifter Tick Again?!
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Ok, changing the oil and filter again is definitely something I'm ok with trying lol

But man, tearing down the top end again just to find one bad lifter...I'd rather have a root canal.

Posted on: Today 7:33:55
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$%&#ing Lifter Tick Again?!
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*EDIT* couldn't figure out how to embed video so here are 2 links:

https://youtu.be/RTmtZ6998OM

https://youtu.be/R_BMc9EfYkE

About 2 months ago I replaced all of the lifters & rods in my 1955 Patrician and after a few hiccups getting everything back together (a busted oil line) it has been running beautifully.

However....yesterday....there's lifter tick again. This time on the opposite side of the engine. I'll try to add some videos if I can. If not I'll post links to them on YouTube.

So what in the world could this be? Lash adjustment needed? Something fouling the lifter? Do I need to tear the top end down yet again? Is there something else I should have replaced as well that I overlooked?

It has the oils oil pump installed and yes there is enough oil in the engine.

Posted on: Yesterday 9:19:42
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Re: TrevorK's 1955 Packard Patrician
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Just kidding - the exhaust can wait until it stops snowing...probably sometime around May.

So last winter I had the car completely repainted and noticed recently that they didn't re-aim the headlights when they put everything back together. I took off the headlamp doors and "plop" the headlights fell right into my hands. The marvelous, wonderful body shop clearly lost the aiming screws and didn't bother to replace them.



It gets better, I had the lights on assuming I was going to re-aim them, and as they popped out the wires made contact with the metal and well...I'm sure you can guess what happened. So the next job? Replacing the highlight cables. For good measure I also purchased a multimeter so maybe now I can figure out where that parasitic draw is...and why my clock isn't working.

Good times! Pictures to follow.

Posted on: 1/1 12:25:53
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Re: Exhaust Options
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Ah, got it. Well I'd rather have it sound right so aluminized it is. Now is this something I should attempt on my own or just have someone else perform? Or is this the perfect excuse to beg my other half to let me have a lift in the garage

Posted on: 12/30 15:41:13
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Re: Exhaust Options
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Awesome, thanks. So a silly question or two:

1. Why offer stainless and aluminum options? What's the value of each?

2. I was debating replacing the exhaust myself or just bringing the parts to a shop to do for me - anyone have any experience with this one way or the other?

Posted on: 12/30 11:32:39
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Exhaust Options
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Looking to replace my exhaust system on my '55 Patrician. Per the previous owner it was new in 1974, so I think it's beyond its useful lifespan lol

It's clanking about and has some holes. I was debating patching it but when I got under there there passenger side resonator is just shot. Looks like Kanter and Max don't offer the replacements anymore.

Posted on: 12/29 8:37:09
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Re: TrevorK's 1955 Packard Patrician
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Oh and yes I simply knocked the wire off the oil sending unit, thanks for that tip.

Now I'm thinking the next project is going to be to replace the exhaust system. The passenger side has holes in the muffler and it's banging around under there. Though it looks like neither Kanter nor Max have the parts. May just head to a muffler shop over the winter.

Posted on: 12/28 7:11:02
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Re: TrevorK's 1955 Packard Patrician
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Took it out today on a short, 30 mile round trip to the gym. Definitely far smoother running than before, didn't realize that it wasn't smooth before - if that makes sense.

More powerful too, far more eager to get up and go and the idling is far quieter. I'm honestly surprised at the improvement, I was just hoping to get rid of the annoying tick.

Posted on: 12/24 21:12:11
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