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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Starting to do little things on the car. I installed the Blinker relay that I got from ledlight.com on my hazard circuit. It works great! The thermal relay blinked fast because it was powering 4 bulbs. The electronic one blinks at a more normal rate. Yay! Happy about that.
Drove about 100 miles so far.
Oh, how does one open the top latch on the windshield frame? Turn to loosen, but does it require many turns, or just a few? I still have to take all the precautions about lowering a top after being up for ages. Clean the Hydraulic rams, and check the switch on the dashboard etc...

Posted on: 8/5 16:48
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
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Re: Mike
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I got my plates, installed seatbelts for the kids in the backseat First, and also got this gauge panel to install. Vac and oil press are mechanical gauges, but the voltage is of course electric. I have to see how I can isolate the volt gauge, since it is not positive ground.
Thanks howard for the tip on oiling the shift linkage.
6v gauge is from france, made in india.
autoelec

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Posted on: 7/29 15:13
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Re: 1953 and 1956 Packard Caribbean convertibles for sale
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Hope they find a good home!

Posted on: 7/26 15:15
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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The ends of the front sway bar are Held on with clips. Scrape zur gunk off, and you should see how it comes off. Use a big regular screwdriver to pry them off.

Posted on: 7/24 15:35
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Re: Mike
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Yeah! The inspectors were quite happy with the condition of the Caribbean, and it passed inspection, and qualification for classic plates here in Germany.
Shift linkage hung up on me 3 times, so that needs to be shimmed properly asap. The ride is quite smooth. It will take some time to get comfortable with the car, but it feels good to be back in a packard!

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Posted on: 7/22 16:33
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Got my temp Tags and drove to the next gas Station!....I'll borrow the wiper motor from the clipper for inspection.
Gave her a little wash and she cleaned up pretty well.
Steering is a little light and vague, not sure if that is from the PS or wear.
Cross your Fingers the inspection goes well!

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Posted on: 7/20 14:10
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Re: Mike
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I drove the caribbean around the block two times, and engine and brakes are working well. Idle is 18 inches vacuum, so that seems ok. Brakes also feel good.
I realized my wipers are not working.... If the Arms are not intalled, the motor has enough Power to move the System back and forth. If the Arms are installed, the wiper Arms will go up but not back down.
Isn't there a lube that might help? I would like to get them working somewhat so I can pass inspection, and send to ficken over the Winter.
Pic of dirty wiper motor before I took it off.

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Posted on: 7/17 15:53
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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My daughters still like the green clipper better than the Caribbean....I'm hoping the glitter changes their minds. Haha.

Posted on: 7/16 15:13
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Getting closer to inspection time....some glitter numbers seem stylish!

Big numbers will be easy to read. Not permanent, but is ok for now.

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Posted on: 7/16 11:45
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Well, I found out the inner and outer Rings are vented together by a few holes. Filling both rings to the fill line is about a pint!

Posted on: 7/11 15:53
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