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Re: '55 400 starter problem
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Scott
FYI new ignition switch with relay installed and working. Should last "forever". No issues encountered but did remove the glovebox for easier access.

Thanks for all the input.

Posted on: 7/28 17:08
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Carpeting
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Well after sending an inquiry with pics to SMS Auto fabrics I received a request to return the new carpet along with the original and they will make a match of the original.

Posted on: 7/20 20:37
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Carpeting
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You mean see it without the original one laid over it?

Posted on: 7/19 23:32
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Carpeting
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The carpeting material itself is a close match, both color and type, so I don't have issue with that. I understand '55 is different than '56 in that regard. It's the way it is cut and trimmed out that does not match. Considerable modification will be required just to get it into the car, and it still won't be the same.

I'm curious if anyone else has received one of these and what their experience was.

Posted on: 7/19 15:39
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Carpeting
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Anyone had experience with SMS Auto Fabrics carpet kits for the '55 400? I received one and though the material is a pretty good match the cut doesn't match. I can understand needing a little trimming but the stitching, trim and cutouts don't match original.

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Posted on: 7/19 10:24
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re:
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The NOS ignition switch does not include a cylinder so I just have to figure out the trick to extract the cylinder from the old switch and insert it into the new.

Posted on: 7/15 20:14
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re:
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That was my thought. I'll let you know how it goes. It may be two weeks to receive the ignition switch and I'll have to transfer the key cylinder. Any wisdom on that short of taking it to a locksmith?

Posted on: 7/15 15:48
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re:
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I ordered the four pin Gebildet JD1912 What are your thoughts on the best way to wire it with positive ground?

This is the standard diagram.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BkcaTzAjAj72Brdq6

Posted on: 7/15 15:20
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re:
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Looks like Tucson Packard rebuilds them for $200 but are out of stock. Maybe I'll just give them my old one. I found an NOS switch still in the box for $150 -- you're right, not cheap. An under dash relay would be a rather simple addition and are only about $5 so I may go ahead and add it.

Posted on: 7/15 14:06
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re:
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Thanks. It didn't take long going from intermittent to not working at all. I assume it's not practically repairable and I need a replacement switch, which I assume are all used, with luck of the draw as to the actual condition.

Posted on: 7/15 13:00
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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