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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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However, the guy that had the 56 400 with the 20 inch wheels had 20x8 with 4.75" max back spacing... which is very different than the .5 back spacing on the Deluxe Wheel website.

Posted on: 1/25 15:49
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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The deluxe wheels are 2 inches wider, which is why I am a little concerned with clearances. but I cant say they would look terrible, a little wider contact patch really doesnt hurt, IF they can fit.

Yes the side walls would be a lot smaller, and may mean a "rougher" ride. But given the characteristics of the suspension I think it can handle it. It just means there would be more movement of the suspension.

There was a guy on facebook that had a 56 400 (he sold it a year or so ago) that had 20" wheels with diamond backs 20" white wall tires and according to him it road better with the larger rims. I never got a ride in it since I am in PA and I believe he was in SC or FL.

Posted on: 1/25 15:35
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Thank you Humanpotatohybrid for sending the bushings! I got those installed and the front glass is in as well. I just need some time to finishing installing the motors and regulators and trying everything out to make sure it all works.

I installed the horns and in the process I created and installed a headlight relay harness to take the load off of the dash switch. I am thinking I am going to put an alternator on it and potentially get the dash alt meter changed out to a voltmeter. Still havent decided on that.

I got the front bumper mesh polished and sealed. I am going to hopefully bring out the other front bumper this weekend, but I am trying to decide if I want to go the route (and expense) of replating both bumpers. I used tri city plating in TN before and they were reasonable, but that was on a smaller bumper.

had the father in law over to do some light sanding and buffing and the paint is turning out real well! which is why I was thinking of getting bumpers plated.

also looking at getting different wheels. I like the look of the wire wheels, but I dont know how big of a pain it will be to keep them clean. Furthermore tire selection is pretty slim, and expensive if you go white walls. There is this company called deluxe wheel company that makes a 20" wheel, that includes the white wall on the wheel and allows you to use your standard 15" hub cap. That gives you the selection of 20" tires. but the smallest width is 8 inches and I have no idea how that will interact with the rear wheel wells and front suspension.

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Posted on: 1/25 13:27
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Re: r-11 overdrive questions
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Dirk,

There is an adaptor that goes into the tail shaft housing that your speedo cable will connect too.

Which is different from the opening in the tail shaft that the governor inserts into

there is a solenoid that goes into the side of the transmission as well. This shifts it and out of over drive.

as mentioned above there is a kick down down switch and a relay as well to get the whole system to work.

I have some experience with the R11 set up since the car I am currently restoring was converted to one.

Posted on: 1/23 15:28
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Been Slowly picking away at the car over the past month. Hooked up some electrical wires, got the OD wired up and the lock out cable adjusted properly. added new seals to all vent windows, got new window channels in and the rear glass in the doors. Waiting on the nylon bushings for the front vent windows before they are installed with the front door glass.

Posted on: 1/3 11:10
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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64avanti wrote:
Any thing new?


funny thing you ask... There are a couple things new:

I went home for thanksgiving and was afforded quite a bit of time to work on the car.

I got some help from company that was over and installed and aligned the trunk lid and hood. The hood will probably need to realigned once I get the trim on the fenders and insure I dont have clearance problems with the doors. But I also got the trunk latch on and the latch catch pan on so I could secure the hood down.

I was not able to figure out the adjustment on the overdrive lock out. So for the time being I just left the overdrive locked out for another day.

I got the dashboard fully buttoned up. I didnt have the top bolt holes lined up initially so I got that sorted as well as the column secured up. Which allowed me to adjust the shifter.

I got the clutch pedal hooked up and adjusted. I also got the BTV installed with the toe plate and the brakes bleed and adjusted. I installed the gas pedal as well.

I removed the body fuse since most of the wires were just laying all over the place and did not want them shorting out. I also got the ignition hooked up as well as the battery cables.

I made a hard line from the carb to the ford thunderbird fuel pump and a hose from the pump to a gas can on the front of the car.

I installed the exhaust from the head pipes all the way to the muffler pipes. I only had to trim about 2 inches off of both head pipes to get everything to fit okay. I didnt bother with the tail pipes since the rear bumper is not on. So I may need to do more cutting once the bumper is on and I have the reference point for the tail pipes.

Engine oil, trans oil and coolant were added. The rear already had fluid in it.

all of this so I could start the car for the first time! it was by far the quickest first start I have ever had. Had to mess with the curb idle and fast idles a bit to get it to idle on its own, but I guess that is expected on a rebuilt engine. Ill be dialing it in at a later date.

But the major rush was to get this car to run, stop and steer so I could drive it out of the garage and bring it up to the house for transport out to pittsburgh. The car was delivered yesterday and is now with me out here in hopes that I will have more than just one weekend a month to finish it up before the driving season starts. I want it on the road next year so I can get use to driving it for when our family goes to disney in 2024.

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Posted on: 11/30 16:23
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Re: What are you all doing for exhaust?
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Redhexagon wrote:
What about Waldron's Exhaust?


Thats what I got for my 56 Patrician. You can order their exhaust with different muffler and resonators options. I got the loudest mufflers with no resonators they offer on mine. It is not supper loud, but you can hear it at idle, which I like.

Personally, I would rather my old luxury car not be mistaken for an electric car when driving by.

Fitment on the system is good (just installed about 80% of it to get the car running). I had to trim about 2 inches off the head pipes to get better fitment on my car, but I am not complaining. I may have to trim a little more once I get the rear bumper on and install the tail pipes.

Posted on: 2022/11/28 10:20
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Re: Stuck vent windows?
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Ross wrote:
The V8 front vent windows have a completely different system than the earlier cars. There is a nylon cylinder that slips over the D-shaped vent window axle. There is a loop of metal that acts as a brake on the nylon cylinder to control the opening friction.

Trouble occurs when the nylon bushing splits after the first 40 years or so and the D-shaped shaft acts as a cam to jam it up rather than rotate it.

Fame and fortune awaits the young man who 3D prints these bothersome boogers as a reasonable cost. I will take two. At least.


if they are the same from side to side, send me a known good one and Ill see what I can do to get these 3D printed.

Posted on: 2022/11/7 9:20
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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64avanti wrote:
I have seen sooo many still born projects-
I am honestly surprised to see you follow this through.
Bravo!


Thank you! it has been a learning experience for sure!

Posted on: 2022/10/24 8:58
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Posted on: 2022/10/21 15:50
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