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Re: 1955 Patrician - On The Road Again Journey
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I obtained more info. The trans was re-built/sealed at 80k just before the engine was rebuilt. That's why what I was seeing made sense, looked so fresh. That car was stored indoors which I'm hoping would've kept things in decent(er) shape.

After running the car more, there are no leaks whatsoever. Was most likely residual fluid from moving the car around and it leaking out of the converter.

Exhaust goes on next week.

Posted on: 1/12 12:41
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Re: 1955 Patrician - On The Road Again Journey
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Great info, thank you!

I will order the seal kit and add that job to my list.

My dad also had a new valve body and shaft on his parts shelf, so I have that too.

From what I could see, everything looked/moved extremely well as if it had been reworked around the time he rebuilt the engine. As we all know, looks are deceiving. Gotta get into the internals for the real story....

I'm really impressed how well the engine runs with an "ear tune" on timing and base carb tune after the rochester rebuild. Keeps motivation levels high to complete this project for him!

Posted on: 1/11 12:44
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Re: 1955 Patrician - On The Road Again Journey
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Posted on: 1/11 0:04
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Re: 1955 Patrician - On The Road Again Journey
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Posted on: 1/10 23:54
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Re: 1955 Patrician - On The Road Again Journey
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Currently, it has 92k miles. My dad rebuilt the engine at 90k. I disassembled the oil pump and it was like new. I considered the Olds pump conversion, but figured this will still be fine.

My dad gave me the manual which has been my bible. I have used this site for many issues as well!

It is still missing the engine block oil pump vacuum line attachement for the aux windshield wiper, so I plugged that for now. Not sure what issues that may cause.

I installed a brand new Clipper fuel pump my dad had which has vacuum lines I can route for the secondary wiper vacuum.

As far as the trans, I removed the pan (lots of sludge) and found the linkage had pulled past the pins. I had to completely re-work that linkage rod, drill and tap etc to make the system work correctly again. After that, I had to fine tune the external linkage for proper ranges from the column which is now correct.

Today, I completed installation of the 1979 Ford pickup radiator, deleted the stock trans cooler and ran the lines to the cooler in the radiator. Finally, I ran the engine up to temp and drove it for the first time in 40+ years!!!

Everything went extremely well! Ran the car for about 30 minutes. Only leak I found is transmission fluid from the bellhousing somewhere. That will be my job tomorrow, finding that source.

Next will be new exhaust, then carpet kit. The torsion leveling isn't working so I have to look into that. Finish final interior, window seal kit and paint.

Posted on: 1/10 23:51
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1955 Patrician - On The Road Again Journey
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This project is for my dad. He bought this car when he was 19 years old (in 1960). His father was a Packard mechanic and owner of SOS Motors.

Now, in my retirement, I am getting this back on the road again for his 83rd birthday this year.

Brief history on the Patrician status... My dad had rebuilt the motor back in 1978, the car drove 2000 miles, including when his father drove the car from Spokane to Livermore California. The car has sat since @ 1980.

In 2002, my brother in law decided to start the project of getting it running again. For whatever reason, he removed the engine and took it apart to the long block. It sat in that condition until September 2023 when I took over.

I'll add pics to get an idea of what I'm working with.

Since I obtained the project, I have have completed the following:

- Rebuilt all 4 brakes
- Rebuilt master cylinder
- Assembled engine with all new seals and gaskets
- Compression check all good
- Rebuilt water pump
- Rebuilt starter
- Rebuilt Rochester
- Installed all new heater hoses
- Installed new radiator
as well as several other things.

I will be posting my questions here for issues I can not seem to locate in the manual or this site so far!

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Posted on: 1/9 14:09
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