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Re: 55.56 inside air cleaner.
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The jute or stainless material is supposed to be rinsed out in kerosene once in a long while and pan cleaned out. I've not encountered one where the media was falling apart and don't know why it should unless it was abused.

The advantage of oil bath is that they will run a long time with almost no restriction in airflow, which doesn't increase as they get dirty. They just keep accumulating dirt/sludge in the bottom of the pan. Paper gets more restrictive as they clog up and have to be replace relatively frequently but it's certainly a less messy task.

The paper filters are considerably more costly. (Some in newer cars are an outrageous three figure cash cow for automakers, only available at dealers.)

Some large industrial and agricultural equipment still rely on oil bath filtration but some have gone to centrifugal prefilters with paper secondaries. That takes up a lot of space and for that reason isn't so practical for automobiles.

Posted on: 9/25 18:14
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: 55.56 inside air cleaner.
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Which begs the question, why? The original oil bath air filter is effective and doesn't clog up relatively quickly like a paper element does.

Posted on: 9/25 10:52
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Power Steering Valve Assembly
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Yes, it's the separate control unit that is leaking. The rod does not appear to be leaking. As far as I know all three are original.

Posted on: 9/2 16:14
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Power Steering Valve Assembly
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Of three '55's, all have leaky power steering valve assemblies. Is this an endemic problem with them? Any words of wisdom?

Posted on: 9/1 22:49
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Starter Switch Bezel
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The starter (ignition) switch popped out of the dashboard and looking at the bezel it appears to not have anything to really hold it into place. There are little nubs where it looks like something more substantial should exist to lock into place. BTW, speaking of substantial, the spring behind it looks to be overkill.

Am I correct? If so, I assume a new bezel is needed. Anyone have an extra to sell?

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Posted on: 7/24 19:29
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: Speedometer glass
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Thanks for all the details. Not as easy as I had hoped. I haven't removed the entire cluster before and that part looks to be a monumental task and to get everything back into place. Working on the cluster itself looks relatively easy.

Posted on: 7/24 18:03
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Speedometer glass
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The speedometer glass in my '55 400 has cracked (broken). Any tips on how to replace it and where to get a new one?

Posted on: 7/24 16:17
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: 1955 Horn Button removal
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Found my set of trim removal tools which are a very hard plastic and was able to use them as wedges to break it free without breaking off a lip.

The O-ring was only partially in the groove and the horn button must have been forced in. Consequently the O-ring was deformed.

After removal of the wheel I was able to lubricate the upper steering shaft bearing, which was my goal. It had high stiction which made driving it annoying as you couldn't use gentle pressure to keep the car in a straight line, but it would break free in opposing directions leading to erratic driving.

I had to use the tool to work the deformed O-ring into the groove along with a light film of silicone grease as the button went in to get it seated properly but mission accomplished.

Thanks for the help. I've had the '48-'50's apart many times (the button is a press and turn) but never before the '55-'56 so wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong.

Posted on: 6/7 20:13
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: 1955 Horn Button removal
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Quote:

HH56 wrote:
See if you can get the end of an application tube from a spray can of WD-40 at a few spots in the crack and give it a couple of liberal squirts. Use a rag wrapped around the area to try and keep it from spraying all over the place or dripping on the upholstery. Maybe do this a couple of times over a few hours and then try the gentle prying. WD-40 is often used to soften adhesives on painted surfaces so it is very gentle and should not affect paint or even the plastic emblem like other solvents can. If you wanted you could try it in a hidden spot on the steering column just to make sure there is no paint damage.


I tried silicone spray with the tube/straw but that didn't seem to help. I'll keep working at it.

Posted on: 6/7 19:07
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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Re: 1955 Horn Button removal
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I've been running a stiff metal putty knife around under it and prying hard to where the lip is likely to break off and it's not budging in the slightest.

Posted on: 6/7 18:40
1942 Clipper Club Sedan
1948 Custom Touring Sedan (22nd Series)
1955 Patrician Sedan
1955 400 Sedan
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