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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Hi Howard, thanks for pointing out that wiring diagram. I am planning something similar. That diagram is for cars that don't have the brake light and turn Signals using the same bulb from how I read it.
I started wiring it in last night, didn't get good results, and now my blinkers are also not working. Rats. I think my front Blinker bulbs are not grounded well since I re-wired the headlights. I may re-do the wires from the junction Blocks by the radiator to the front turn Signals and also run grounds there. That worked well on the clipper.

Posted on: 4/23 15:36
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
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Re: Mike
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Thanks Ernie,
I'll check that out. I wired up my hazard system, but did not install it yet.
The Power feeds from the headlight switch feed, then a fuse, then a flasher, then the switch, then 4 wires to each turnsignal. They will be attached by the steering column.
Should work well.

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Posted on: 4/20 15:38
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Next electrical project is to intall a 4way hazard system.
I have a 4pole single throw switch from "Ron Francis" which should work, but finding a suitable flasher is tricky.
With 6v positive ground, I couldnt find anything that would work with 4x21 Watt bulbs here in Germany.
A normal thermal Blinker would blink too fast, or burn out.
I ordered a flasher from ledlight.com, and hope that will work. Supposedly it is load independant, and ok with positive ground.

Posted on: 4/19 23:56
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Here is a picture of the VW reverse light as installed!

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Posted on: 4/19 12:38
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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The wire was clipped on to the frame rail under the car, so I just ran a new wire to replace the old wire.
I use a beetle Backup lamp from Hella, and it hangs below the bumper. I'll Post a pic tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!

Posted on: 4/18 15:54
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Re: State of the PackardInfo Union
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Hi Kev, it's been said, but it can't be repeated enough....I wish you all the best of health and strength dealing with you condition and treatment.

Posted on: 4/18 15:49
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Re: Mike
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Headlights are converted to H4 Euro spec (VW bug) headlights. I made new wires from the junction blocks to the headlight and ran 2 extra wires for Power and ground to the parking lights that are now integrated in the headlights according to german code. I tried to match the wire color and type to original. It's good, but not perfect.

Next job is to run a new wire from the reverse switch to the back of the car. Was there a standard routing for that one wire, or did dealers do whatever Was easy?
Here is a pic with the parking lights on.
Happy Easter!

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Posted on: 4/17 16:41
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Weather seal?
I didn't do anything for a weather seal. I just screwed it right on there. I guess I should check if there is a plastic membrane between the inside of the door and the upholstery. The part of the door where the mirror is screwed onto is already full of holes from the trim, so I think 2 more screw holes will not make a difference.

Posted on: 4/7 6:59
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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If you want to make an omlet, you have to break a few eggs.
I drilled through the trim, and mounted the mirror in the stock style location. Looks good to me!
I am focusing on wiring next. H4 headlights, different parking lights, reverse lights and a 4 way blinker setup....trying to use cloth covered wire to be accurate with the wires I replace.

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Posted on: 4/6 15:51
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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The mirrors do look good on your car. I just ordered one mirror, and a few other things....I will see if I can get it to look good on the stainless. Or, I wonder if I could somehow use a few strong magnets just to mount it to the door like on your car.

Posted on: 4/4 16:20
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