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Re: Replacement brake lines 1956 seniors
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These are supposed to be direct replacements for the factory lines. Threads are correct to the existing fittings, just the lengths and/or bends aren't correct.

Posted on: 10/13 13:00
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Re: Replacement brake lines 1956 seniors
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Bends not matching existing lines. Attempted to install line from pressure brake switch to left front brake fitting, won't thread into both, thread into one will not mate with other end. Long line across frame L/H front brake to R/H front brake does not match existing line.

Posted on: 10/13 12:57
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Replacement brake lines 1956 seniors
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Anyone have trouble installing stainless brake lines from Neal Porter on their 1956 Senior Packard's? I'm experiencing problems in mating them to the existing fittings in the car. Would appreciate any feedback. Thank you.

Posted on: 10/13 11:37
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Re: Speedometer glass
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The center chrome piece "stud" is actually threaded and the nylon? washer on the back side that retains it spins on/off like a nut. I got mine off using some WD-40, some patience using my fingers. Broke some fingernails though, but did get it off. The gauges are tougher. Had to replace it as my original was pitted due to moisture in the car. Good old Caribbean hardtop! I took my dash completely out as I am installing a factory air system. In addition, had to have the top pad redone and bottom repainted.

Posted on: 7/30 18:02
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1956 Push button relays
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Do you need to remove the paint underneath the push button and A/C relays to get a good ground? Fender and dash are freshly repainted. Wondering if this is necessary.

Posted on: 7/30 14:16
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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Finally got a swatch of the hardtop material from SMS. Grain is more accurate than the everflex. Color is an off white. Going with SMS's due the better grain match. Thank you for all your info. Also, I was told that the seam lines up with the top windshield stainless steel splice trim plates and is top sewn. True?

Posted on: 7/30 14:11
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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Would you recommend putting a "pad" under the everflex when I redo the roof or just put it over the metal? I plan to shoot the roof with an epoxy primer prior to covering it. Thanks again.

Posted on: 7/23 12:52
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Re: reproduction 1956 2 door clipper scuff plates
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Try the Minnesota regional club, wkempfert@hotmail.com. Guy's name is Wayne Kempfert, Loretto MN. I ordered repro sill plates for my '56 Caribbean. Ask him if they do the Clippers.

Posted on: 7/14 20:45
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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Thank you for the info. Don' want actual Hypalon, this was bad stuff and rusted out the Caribbean hardtop's roofs. Just want something that looks like it with a color that's close. Don't care how it "feels".

Posted on: 7/13 22:21
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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Am looking for a replica of the Hypalon top material for my 1956 Caribbean hardtop. SMS is taking forever and am loosing patience with them. Is there another supplier for this material? Thank you.

Posted on: 7/8 13:06
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