Re: KPack's 1954 Panama

Posted by kevinpackard On 2020/6/11 10:52:30
Thanks! I've spent many hours reading through BigKev's build thread and I've bookmarked many posts as I've gone through. His blog was actually one of the reasons I felt comfortable trying to take on a project like this. Since he's been through it all with a '54, I'll basically just follow his lead. If it worked for him it will work for me.

It has the original Ultramatic drive, no gear start. It does work, but I haven't done anything besides just move it around a bit, so no major testing. I want to drain and replace all fluids, do a tune-up, and redo the brakes before I really test it out.

The brakes were changed from the Easamatic to some type of manual brake system sometime in the past. I have some of the original parts for the Easamatic if I want to have it rebuilt. Eventually I might do that. For right now the immediate goal is to get the car clean (don't need diseases), and get it to the point of being able to run on the road. Final interior, paint, etc will all wait until later. Swapping back to Easamtic would fall in the latter category.

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