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Re: TL System on a '55
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On the drawing, when it refers to up and down is it correct to assume they are referring to the front end of the car?

Posted on: 6/4 14:48
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TL System on a '55
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The TL system on my ’55 isn’t working and I’m guessing that it is a solenoid issue. A while back I needed to replace the controller on the system, which I did with a new NOS for ‘56’s controller a few years back. Here’s what I have determine to date:

• Fuse from battery is fine
• I have 12 volts at the controller on the green wire
• When I supply 12 volts to either side of the motor it runs
• When I ground out the pink wire the motor runs
• When I ground out the yellow wire the motor does not work


What else could it be?

Posted on: 6/3 19:02
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Re: Watts Linkage - 1955 Caribbean
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I removed the Watts Linkage hardware today. The hardware in the center bracket is different than what Ross had portrayed (See photo). So I’m guessing that when the car was restored in it’s past they made the changes. The holes in the two side pieces are ½” and the two separators are just over ½” in diameter, with a 3/8” hole in the middle and 1.18” long. A 3/8” bolt whose head was modified and a thin nut was used the hold the hardware together.

I’ll make separators out of 5/8” stock with shoulders to maintain the distance (Is 1.2” correct?) and use button bolts to hold it together as I don’t have a welder.

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Posted on: 5/31 18:31
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Watts Linkage - 1955 Caribbean
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On the Watts Linkage on the rear end of the car, the pin that holds arms in place on the center bracket has come loose (see photo). Reading several posts on Packardinfo.com #1 and #2, it seems like I should be able to jack the rear of the car up and while lying on my back be able to:

1. Disconnect the both linkage arms from both ends
2. Remove the bracket on the center of the car which is bolted to the frame
3. Alter a steel bolt and nut such that the head and nut are thinner replacing the pin which has come loose.

At which point it should be able to use the modified bolt/nut reinstall the center bracket with the linkage installed on the bracket. Connect the arms to the studs on the axel.

Now the question of the day is where have I gone wrong and how hard will it be to accomplish the above?

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Posted on: 5/29 19:35
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Re: License plate frame
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What makes the holder in #3 illegal is the clear plastic (same applies to any material) covering the license.

Posted on: 5/29 19:33
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Re: Stewart
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A couple of more thoughts on painting and color sanding. Have your various grits of sandpaper in their own containers of water/Dawn soap as you don't want to have grit from a courser paint to get onto a finer one. Also, when spraying a base coat (especially ones with high metallic content) your spray gun direction must always be in same direction from start to finish, e.g. "left to right" (L2R) or "up & down" (U&D) don't mix L2R with U&D. If you sand a base coat, you must re-shoot the base coat. Some BC require clearcoat over them the same same. To shoot another clearcoat the next day or later you should sand with at least a fine paper.

Posted on: 5/17 10:36
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Re: Correct type carpet ~1935
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1408 with a V-12

Posted on: 5/14 18:48
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Correct type carpet ~1935
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What is the correct type of carpet is right for a mid-thirty’s car (cut pile)??

Posted on: 5/14 17:39
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Re: Stewart
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Congratulations looks real nice.

When you do your color sanding use a little Dawn in the water allowing the paper to soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Try starting with 1000 grit, but depending on you degree of orange peel you may want to use 800. USE a sanding block and be very careful at the curved areas as it is easy to blow through the clear coat. After the 1000 go to 2000 then 3000.

Most people stop at 2000 but using 3000 makes for a very easy buffing job. I then buff it out using 3M Stuff.

I would usually shot 3 to 4 coats of clear. If you only did 2, you may want to consider a light sanding with 1000 and then shooting 2 more coat. Just be careful on the curves and take your time.

Good Luck

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Posted on: 5/11 22:43
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Side Mounts has always been the best way to mount a horse.

Posted on: 5/11 22:27
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