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Re: This was in my email today....
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To quote from the Scottish play....


Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.
-- Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)

I think the bard owned a Packard.....

Posted on: 2014/6/3 16:00
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Re: Wanted - '56 adjustable load arm links
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56executive who posts here can probably help, or Mike Dulinski who is, I think, in the service directory.

Both are seasoned, knowledgeable parts providers with excellent reputations and reasonable prices.

Posted on: 2014/6/3 15:54
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Re: This was in my email today....
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Had dinner last night with the shop owner and got schooled on torquing so the bolts don't pull out. Fascinating stuff; correct reassembly is very important for subsequent health....

Then and again, they're almost sixty years old....

Car will be done tomorrow if all tests well although I may not be able to get there immediately.... It's about 30 miles through significant traffic....

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As i said before, detetmine if ANY kind of washer is speced for the bolts or someother locking type arrangement for the bolts. Chek thr msnual and parts book.


No washers. Specific torque stretches the threads the correct amount and holds it together. I hope.

Posted on: 2014/6/3 0:53
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Re: This was in my email today....
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I wonder what made the mechanic decide to remove the cover.


I made them do it, because there was noise in that area. Turned out to be the left wheel bearing, so had both replaced and the Watts linkage rebushed.

If this is a limited slip differential, I'll be amazed. Never seen any evidence of same in driving.....but I haven't been in a situation where it would be visible.....

I asked the mechanic if the bolts were tabbed, but they are not.

Does leave you thinking that checking yours might be a good idea....

FWIW the noise that led to this was sided, in this case louder on the drivers side, present whenever rolling and pretty much the same coasting or accelerating. Sounded to me more like a bearing issue and I got lucky....

Posted on: 2014/6/2 13:34
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Re: U-joint
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Have you checked the X-ref? two possibilities are listed....

Posted on: 2014/6/1 22:12
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This was in my email today....
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They pulled the cover on my rear end and found this. Comments?

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Posted on: 2014/6/1 21:36
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While waiting for my trans gaskets to arrive,
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the shop noted that my flywheel had chips, so they replaced it. Does that happen often?

83,000 miles, FWIW

Why do they call it a flywheel? That implies lightness which is definitely not present.....

Posted on: 2014/5/30 23:20
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Re: Seal help, 55 Clipper
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PLEASE ADD THESE TO THE X-REF!!!!!!!!

Put here the info is useful once; put there it helps everyone!!

Posted on: 2014/5/30 23:17
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Re: Chrome bumpers
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Quality Plating in sterling Illinois. Ask for Gary Schultz (owner). Just had my front, dagmars and a very battered lower grill sheet metal done for $1100.

Gary is very knowledgeable and helpful as well as being pleasant.

Done several 50s cars in Chicago area that I know about.

Well thought of.

Posted on: 2014/5/28 17:53
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Re: 56 Caribbean with split pistons....
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No offense taken.

Here to learn. And like all of us to occasionally be flabbergasted....

Posted on: 2014/5/25 22:58
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