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Re: T-L repair
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So many '55 & '56 cars have ad-hoc manual control switches added that are not wired through the limit switches, as per the service bulletin and just plain common sense. The automatic leveling feature is not hard to make work correctly, but all the "mechanics" of the world prove they know little about electronics when they touch these cars.

Posted on: 12/6 19:40
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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If no one has re-popped them yet I have the supplier chain and tooling requirements, I'd just need a good sample.

Posted on: 2020/11/2 14:44
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Re: Corona
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This is what I am doing. Let me know if you want to make your '56 reliable.

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Posted on: 2020/3/27 16:37
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Re: How Packard could of prevented Chrysler car company's existence
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He was correct. In the end, being a lone wolf is what did Packard in. Without other brands at various price points Packard was like other independents, a sitting duck.

Posted on: 2019/12/16 12:02
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Re: R-( transmission modification from column to top shifter
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Keep all the column shifter parts, the next owner will probably want to put that all back.

Posted on: 2019/12/15 22:16
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Re: Packard paid check saginaw bank detroit michigan
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Those are from the Saginaw MI dealership, not the company itself.

Posted on: 2019/12/4 13:53
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Re: Shout Out to Jason at AER
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Very, very good. This should be part of any engine rebuild. People rebuild an engine down to the the half-thousandth on everything, but don't rebuild these items. They are as worn out as the engine is! (cue analogy of showering and putting your stanky underwear back on).

Posted on: 2019/11/22 17:29
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Re: Former PMCC man who made Predictor scale model has passed
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May he rest in Peace. Certainly a storied Detroit name.

Posted on: 2019/11/5 14:18
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Re: Push button fuse keeps blowing
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In terms of the contact leafs breaking off of the back of the switch consoles, I have been just replacing the whole unit, and rewiring the unit while I'm at it. I should get back on the micro switch replacement unit I was thinking about. It seemed like the need wasn't there at the time, only a few instances. But I've replaced two units in the past month. Might be time to do this now.

Posted on: 2019/11/2 10:19
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Re: Push button fuse keeps blowing
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Mr. Pushbutton (John Lauter) weighing in, late. We have spoken in the past few days. I don't sell parts individually, based on past experience. I only do complete rebuilds/restorations/upgrades, and yes, I am actively doing them, more than ever. Everything in these units is 63 years old, the wiring is all going south (insulation) and they have all been monkeyed with by the unknowing.
Lubrication is a big thing: these were last lubricated at the AutoLite factory in 1956. There is a bronze bushing in the cap end of the motor with an oil wick, every one I encounter is dead dry. The thrust bearing is corroded together in half the units I disassemble. This adds additional drag/load on the motor, which adds unnecessary electrical load to the car, adding to the "unreliable" stories. This past year I have had the motor brush holders replicated in laser cut brass, and the special set screws in the actuator. I have begun having all steel pieces plated, which adds to the "newness" of the finished product.
Anyone seeking my services may reach me at 56packman@gmail.com

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Posted on: 2019/11/1 14:21
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