Re: Mike's 53 Clipper

Posted by Tobs on 2021/4/18 14:32:58
I spent a little while with a rag, some brake cleaner and a few wire brushes cleaning off old grease, dirt and paint. I still have not removed the rod inside the shift mechanism tube, but it moves freely, so I will leave it in there.
Getting my 912 smoothly shifting was a great improvement to drivability, so I hope the Packard also responds well to some attention to the shifter.
I am not quite sure what would be the best lube I have on my shelf for the shifter....wheel bearing grease, Ball joint grease, moly engine assembly lube, or some lighter motor oil or light fine mechanic oil.
The Service manual calls for lubriplate, so I guess something that will stay put and not just run out. I just don't want to use something that will gum things up again. Suggestions?

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