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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Thanks for the input guys, here is a list of seals I plan to get. Let me know if I am missing anything.

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Ross wrote: cutting exhaust


Is there any way around this? I didn't see anything in the manual about touching the exhaust?


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By all means replace the selector and throttle seals. Consider also putting new O-rings on the band adjusters.


I found all of the seals other than the o- rings for the band adjusters. Is there a part # for these?

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Posted on: 8/7 20:00
-Mike

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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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How long would you guess it would take a complete rookie to change the front seal?

Posted on: 8/5 14:11
-Mike

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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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HH56 wrote:

Leaking from the pump shaft to converter gasket is possible too and that would also have moist metal. In any event a leak will need to be corrected and unless by some miracle it is a drain plug the trans will have to come out to access any other place.


So I am gearing up to replace the FRONT SEAL and PUMP SHAFT SEAL. Please take a look at the attached pages. I have highlighted the seals I plan on purchasing to complete this. Please let me know if I am missing any..

How long would you guess it should take a complete transmission newb to complete this task in my drive way with car on stands? I hope im not getting in over my head on this one. Lol

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Posted on: 8/5 13:35
-Mike

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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Guys I finally got her on the road for around a 6 mile ride, heres what I found with a couple questions....


Brakes:
The brakes worked good up until the end of the ride. By the time I got home the brake pedal was really hard to push, it felt like they do when then engine is off. All city driving allot of stops. Are there any tests to determine if I need to rebuild the booster? Any tips?


Acceleration:

When accelerating from a stop some times I accelerate no problem and other times there is a hesitation, I stalled a couple times. After I get going no problems. Could this be a failing fuel pump? Debri in fuel pump?



Torsion Level:

I noticed the torsion level goes in and out. Sometimes I can sit on the trunk to test the system and sometimes it comes on and others it doesn't.
When I got gas the rear end was
Low so I manualy lifted the rear end as high as I could and then pushed it back down and it just stayed there. After I got home it re leveled 5 mins after it was parked? What could cause this?


Thanks for the help guys!

Posted on: 7/26 10:59
-Mike

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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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I cut the muffler out and soaked the inside with muriatic acid.

Shook and rinsed inside until the majority of the rust was out.

Rinsed until clear water.

Air dried with hair dryer.

Bought and installed a couple e pipe sleeves and bolted everything back up. Now I have exhaust coming out of pipe!

A couple holes in muffler and on pipe,I will seal with JB weld extreme heat.

There was sooooo much rust in that muffler it was insane! I know this isnt a long term fix,definitly need new exhaust system. I just want to get her on the road for a bit so I can get a full list of what I need to do the next time I park her on jacks for awhile.


I still can't get any more than 15-16 vacuum when running the carb.

What should I check that may be the cause for not being able to get to 18-20? Idle is set to 450 or so.

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Posted on: 7/21 23:28
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Thanks for the replys guys...

Even if I manually hold the valve open and have my wife rev engine there is still nearly no exhaust coming out.

While the car is idling the exhaust pipe isnt even really warm. I can wrap my hand around it all the way up to the heat riser/ manifold.

Posted on: 7/21 11:03
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Guys today I ......

* Got a Innova timing/dwell/rpm gun.

*Got the timing perfect

*Adjusted rpm at idle to 450 or so using low speed adjusting screw. Do you adjust your rpm after warm or cold?

*Tried to tune carb idle to 18-20 vacuum but I couldn't get it any higher than 16. Super steady at 16 really no fluctuation. Is this something I should worry about? Why wouldn't it go higher? Did I miss a step?

*I noticed the exhaust never really comes out of the drivers side tail pipe. I will even manually open the heat riser and still not really feel anything.The pic of the exhaust shows a drip from the drivers side muffler. How long does it take for the heat riser to open? Is this normal?

Thanks for the help guys!

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Posted on: 7/21 0:12
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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PackardDon wrote:
On the fuel tank, I’m going ahead with trying to seal it but I suspect that in the end it will have to be replaced.


Your never know, you can do multiple coats with the Bill Hirsh sealer. I did two coats and still have a good amount left over. I wonder if you could just keep recoating until you either use the whole can or feel confident the pin holes will stay sealed.

Posted on: 7/20 15:41
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Ross wrote:
it was originally painted turquoise which means its out of a 55 Clipper Custom. That's OK as it is the exact same engine as should be in it--a '55 352.



Thanks Ross, I was thinking the Transmission was either pulled, rebuilt and painted or it was from another car that had that paint option. I didn't know that was a option for a 1955 Clipper Custom. I think they just swapped the transmission out and the not whole engine because I can still see old ivory paint on some of the engine pieces.

Posted on: 7/20 10:24
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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R H wrote:
Spark plug s


Autolite. 66.


So I can use 3/4 reach on a 55 400? From all my reading I thought the 55's are 7/16 reach and 56's are 3/4 reach? I think I read so much about spark plugs I went full circle back around to not knowing crap!

Posted on: 7/19 22:37
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