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Re: TL System on a '55 Caribbean
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I want to thank everyone for their quick and expert ideas. Now for the mea culpa - when I backed the car out of its parking space I discovered that the left front tire which is hidden by a cabinet was extremely low with only 5 psi in it. Once I inflated it to the correct pressure all was well.

The moral to the story is even during extended lock downs we still need to get our Packards out and drive and service them.

Posted on: 2/23 16:31
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TL System on a '55 Caribbean
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Before I crawl underneath or better yet find a lift to look at the TL on the car, I would like to get some hints of things to look for. Just recently the left side of the car is about 1" to 1.5" lower than the right side. When pushed down on either the rear or the front, both right and left side go down and after the ~7 second delay the TL engages and both will go up.

Any hints of what may be the cause or what to look at would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Posted on: 2/23 13:45
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Re: Exhaust Options
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I bought a complete aluminized steel Waldron system about a year ago for my wife's '55 Caribbean and had it installed by a local muffler shop> He said it went in with only a few minor tweaks. We're happy with it.

Posted on: 2/14 14:37
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Re: T-L repair
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I should have mentioned that you should re-polarize the generator.

Posted on: 1/19 14:05
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Re: T-L repair
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I converted my '55 Caribbean to a neg. ground. No issues everything worked fine including the TL system. All you need to do beside the battery cables is to switch the wires on the Charging gauge(not really necessary but when it shows discharge it is actually charging and vice-versa). You could also change the polarity on the coil/points, but not absolutely necessary as the spark on the plug jumps the opposite direction.

I did the switch so I could convert the radio the a modern system.

Posted on: 12/29 19:26
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Re: 1933 Ad
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So is the "80 or 90" for mph and is it correct data for a '33?

Posted on: 12/23 19:15
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Re: Patrician 374 cu. in. hesitation issue
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Glad to hear that you have it figured out. Another cause that appears to have been left out in this post is the accelerator pump in the carburetor. It provides that little extra squirt of gas when you press down on the pedal.

Posted on: 2020/10/28 1:39
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Re: Optima battery in 1941 180
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Optima batteries today aren't what they use to. A good (Interstate e.g.) 6 volt lead acid battery will provide you with plenty of cranking power. If you aren't going to drive it on a regular basis (weekly)I would recommend keeping a quality battery tender hooked up to.

Don't forget that cars are best maintained by driving them on a regular basis and that they are to be enjoyed,

Posted on: 2020/10/28 1:32
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Re: Winter projects
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I know that when it comes to getting rid of dog and cat excrement smells, that the go to product on my list is "Nature's Miracle Stain and Odor Remover for Dogs, Enzymatic Formula Dog Stain & Odor Remover". I recommended it to a friend whose dogs refuse to go outside to piss and crap and it got rid of the smell. I also provided them with tips on how to break their 3 medium size dogs from using the house as a toilet.

Nature's Miracle is available in quart and gallon sizes. It took about 5 days to break their dog's bad habit and the better part of a day for them the clean the carpets with it.

Posted on: 2020/10/16 3:08
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Re: Not cranking over
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Shane,

You did not mention how you determined it was the neutral switch. As a FYI, the ignition switch itself is an electrical weak point as it was under engineered. The contacts on an old ignition switch wear out in such a manner that when the key is turned to the start position the switch does not provide enough current to engage the solenoid.

Posted on: 2020/10/16 2:50
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