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Re: 56 Caribbean Convertible Rejuvenation
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Well the caribbean came back for Ross! He did some great work! I will have to say the suspension never worked that good.

It makes noises I am not use too. I have maybe only driven this car 6 times in my life, so I believe I just need more wheel time to get acquainted with it.

Posted on: 8/8 9:58
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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This weekend I went back to the parents place and got some work done on the car. A lot was going on but I was able to get that crank pulley spacer thing figured out and that pulley torqued on.

I am using a ford thunderbird fuel pump that also has a vacuum pump on there. I installed hose barbs into the ports using some thread sealant that is good for gasoline.

Installed the radiator, upper and lower hoses, fan, and generator belt.

I spray bombed the body in hopes of getting a paintless dent repair guy out there to remove some dings before we paint in October (hopefully).

Posted on: 8/8 8:58
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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R H wrote:
The 252.253.

Easier for set screws.

I used 251. Its in pass side


That is awesome! thank you so much!!

Posted on: 8/2 11:35
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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R H wrote:
Yapo.

Motors are working great.

They have plenty of power.

The motor hh56 had was easier to modify. .


Picture is from 2nd motor

Edit.

Hh56 motor. Pictures 2.3 bottom


What motors did you use? and can you post a picture of the wiring diagram please?

Posted on: 8/1 9:21
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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I have been scratching my head as what to do with the kick down switch for the overdrive. The fiber backing was split and didnt want that to cause any issues with that system not engaging. I tried a couple things but was never happy with what I ultimately came up with, so I designed something in SolidWorks and 3D printed it. The screws are 6-32 that had the OD of the head trimmed to a similar diameter of the rivets that were initially used. I just nut and bolted them to the "L" bracket connectors.

I was able to get a little of time on the car otherwise. I installed the starter and generator, adjusted the rear brakes and parking brake, installed the OD relay, kickdown switch, horn relay, voltage regulator, and the front light junction blocks.

I attempted to install the A/C crank pulley. The damper was already installed and torqued down to what the FSM says, so I can only assume that piece was on as far as it goes. But for what ever reason when the A/C pulley is installed it was not contacting the front of the crank shaft, which when it comes to a bolted joint torqued to 150 ft-lbs thats a problem. I feel at that torque I run the issue of damaging the expensive and rare A/C pulley. So the only way around this I was able to think of is machine a washer with the OD of the crank (so it fits inside the damper), the ID machined to the diameter of the crank bolt with the appropriate thickness so that the back of the A/C pulley butts up to more than just air. Because according to the FSM these pulleys should just be bumped off once that bolt is removed. After torquing the bolt to 60 ft-lbs I needed a puller to ease the a/c pulley out of the damper.

If I can get that pulley on, the radiator fan and belts can go on. Adding fluids then the car should be able to be fired!

I was looking at these old carter fuel filters at the carb. Is there anything that should secure that sintered filter up to the gasket inside the glass bowl? how do you clean those filters?

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Posted on: 7/18 15:44
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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Good Luck!

Thanks for sharing. I am also getting a 56 Patrician ready for the road. My thread is also in this project section. I have a lot farther to go than you but looks like you got a good place to start!

Posted on: 7/13 13:33
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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kevinpackard wrote:
Wow, that is quite the job. I didn't realize you were taking it down to bare metal....when I first read the post I assumed that you were just sanding the lacquer to clean and roughen it prior to a sealer coat.

Congrats on getting a major pain dealt with!

-Kevin


Thanks! I was talking to a body man and according to him since I am using a base clear coat type of paint I needed to get all the original paint off. His reasoning was that lacquer is a soft paint and the base clear coat is very hard.

Posted on: 6/29 8:39
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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This past weekend I took some time off, as did my brother and family friend and we got the car about 95% sanded!! it looks terrible but needed to get it ready for paint. Lacquer is a pain to remove. We wore respirators, had a portable a/c unit and an air scrubber. After a day and a half of straight sanding all that is left is the rear passenger door, Passenger B pillar, rear valance, right below the rear glass, some of the door jams and some touch up areas on complex curves

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Posted on: 6/28 15:58
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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I have been slowly picking away at a couple things over the past month. I dove into the starter and was able to get that rebuilt with new brushes and bushing. I hope to be painting that soon.

I tore into the generator. The bearing and bushings seemed okay, plus I wasnt able to get the pulley off. Is there a trick to getting the nut off for that? But that receiving new brushes and should be painted soon.

I also took Ross's suggestion and used screws to repair the o/d relay. They are 4-40. I see how the connections work and as long as you keep the fiber board and insulators in their appropriate areas it should be okay to use

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Posted on: 6/28 15:53
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Re: Jay Leno's 56 Caribbean Convertible
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Leedy,

Thank you for that information. I always enjoy the knowledge you bring to light. Given your passion for Packards, why dont you make some videos to post on Youtube for the masses to be educated on the matter of Packards?

Videos are the new media people are using to share information. So why not set the record straight on some common misconceptions with Packards so there can be a greater appreciation for the vehicles?

Posted on: 6/20 8:55
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