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Re: 1949 2262 Died On Me
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Sounds like a good plan. Maybe a good shot of a fuel additive to help clean out the system and then drive it often enough that the gas is always fresh!

Posted on: Today 21:37
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Re: ARM RESToration
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Given what I have read online it seems that it is Tenite and that it might be an additive they used to help keep the plastic soft that is reacting, or it may actually be mold, both are talked about.

Currently my plan is to try cleaning them up and paint the inside as I'll be able to monitor/clean the outside easily enough without removing them.

Posted on: Today 10:13
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Re: 1949 2262 Died On Me
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53 Cavalier wrote........BTW, most of us are kind, you'll quickly figure out who the unkind ones are, so I won't list their names!
I hope I'm one of the "kind" ones and not on the naughty list. [/quote]

Of course there are no unkind members here, only nice people own Packards, or maybe owning a Packard makes you a nice person?

Posted on: Yesterday 23:04
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Re: ARM RESToration
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I cleaned up two of the little ribbed inserts for the armrests, one with mold killer and one with white cleaning vinegar. I wrapped them up in paper towels soaked with each, put them in ziplocks and I'm going to leave them overnight. Tomorrow I'll clean and dry them and then leave them for a while to see if anything begins to grow again. I'll report back.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:36
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Re: ARM RESToration
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Hmmm, I'll give that a try. It'll be a good experiment.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:20
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Re: 1949 2262 Died On Me
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I'm not sure how the pick up tube is on your car, but on my 53 Cavalier is it right on the bottom of the tank, even if there was a pin hole the fuel would have to be very very very low.

Maybe there is an inline filter back by the tank underneath the car? (Not factory.) Or a filter at the carb, if your car has a filter there.

I don't think it's a serious issue, probably something caused by the car sitting for too long. Gotta drive our cars!

Let us know what you find!

BTW, most of us are kind, you'll quickly figure out who the unkind ones are, so I won't list their names!

Posted on: Yesterday 20:22
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Re: 1949 2262 Died On Me
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I would start by making sure the fuel cap is vented. Try leaving it a little loose and go for a drive, maybe it's vacuum locking.

Could also be a bad fuel filter that is plugging after driving for a bit.

Maybe something in the fuel tank blocking the suction?

Seems to me that "something" is restricting fuel flow.

BTW, there are no questions that everyone knows the answers to. We all had to learn! Ask away!

Posted on: Yesterday 20:08
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Re: ARM RESToration
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Whatever the white stuff was on the plastic on my armrests, it's coming back after cleaning it off when I restored my armrests a few months ago. Anyone have ideas for treating it? Maybe clean them up and paint them? It's kinda pungent smelling too, I don't want that smell in my car. 🤮
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Posted on: Yesterday 19:26
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Re: Differential Gear Thrust Washers
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If it's not broke don't fix it.................but sometimes if things are not correct they should be corrected. I would be inclined to correct this as it seems that with the correct parts/tools this would be a rather simple project, and it would put my mind at ease. Actually what I would really do is whatever Ross says to do!

Posted on: 4/18 21:56
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Re: Upholstery Refresh
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For heavy rust stains, like where metal was contacting fabric, I used Didi Seven without diluting it and put it directly and only on the stain. The longer you leave it the more stain it will remove, but it will also remove any colour out of the fabric, which is okay, you just have to do a little dyeing to get the colour back.

For lighter staining, rust or otherwise, I diluted some Didi Seven with water in a spray bottle for more even application. It takes a bit of experimenting, which I recommend doing. It is safe for fabric so leaving it on for an extended period of time for heavy staining seems to be okay.

I tried several other products on rust stains with very little success.

Posted on: 4/17 10:25
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