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Re: Replace Water Pump in a 1955
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Thanks for all the "Words of Wisdom". The pump is in. I ordered copper washers (Package of 20)from McMaster & Carr got them overnight.

Posted on: 2022/3/1 18:48
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Re: Betty White made TV debut in
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Thanks for sharing.

In April 1939, RCA introduced television broadcasting as we know it at the New York World's Fair. Two months earlier, a young Betty White stood in front of TV cameras for one of the first broadcasts ever transmitted on the West coast. According to Jennifer Kelshin Armstrong's book "When Women Invented Television," the broadcast took place at the Packard Motor Car Company in Downtown Los Angeles, where Packard distributor Earle C. Anthony had invented KFI radio station in 1922 to transmit between buildings. Now, Packard was putting on a test broadcast that would go down in history, and White was there to star.

Read More about Betty

Posted on: 2022/3/1 18:41
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Re: Replace Water Pump in a 1955
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Dave - thanks for input. The pump is out and the fan blade & hub repainted. Tight fit and the use of a short stud or two seems like a necessity.

I didn't want to get to the point where all the pump stuff was loose and just hanging there only to figure out the radiator must come out. It would seem that the 6 or so bolts holding the radiator were easy, but that short hose at the bottom looked like a nightmare from hades.

The last install had the oiling hole at 9 o'clock. I'm planning on at noon. They had also used copper washers on the pump.

Posted on: 2022/2/28 19:16
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Replace Water Pump in a 1955
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I need to replace the water pump. Is there enough clearance to remove it without taking the radiator out?

Posted on: 2022/2/28 16:21
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Teak?? Very doubtful - very difficult wood to use in glue ups because of it's high oil content. The areas to be glued should be wiped with a good de-greasing solvent just before gluing in order to have a long lasting joint.

Without a good closeup, it looks a lot like Ash.

Posted on: 2022/2/18 3:47
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Re: Interior trim paint color
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You can find TCP Global's color library at
Auto Color Library.

Posted on: 2022/2/10 2:51
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Tim's post is what I would expect to see in the engine compartment of a 4,600 mile car. I agree that there are a number of things that age out with a 70 year old car, which the owner may or may not opt to fix.

Posted on: 2022/2/8 17:49
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Humanpotatohybrid

I debated about putting the 104K miles sentence in and did so with a "little tongue in cheek" sort of way. I also felt the the real mileage is probably in the low to mid tens of thousand of miles.

My biggest problem in trying to resolve the 4.6K is with the condition of the engine compartment. I would like to see a bunch of pics of the under carriage. Being a Spokane WA, which is a dry area of WA, there should be little rust (IMO).

Posted on: 2022/2/6 10:26
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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It doesn't say it only has 4,600 miles on it, but "The five-digit odometer shows 4,600 miles". The whole car reeks of many more miles than what one is led to believe. More like 104,600

Deceptive to say the least.

Posted on: 2022/2/5 19:26
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Here is an interesting 20 minute video on Packard engines.

Posted on: 2022/1/22 12:30
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