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Re: 1956 Clipper Turn signal flasher
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Bill Heptig
Just an update I had a fellow with a 56 exec check his flasher it was a tung sol 273 D, I found one on ebay and that functions properly inside and out so thats the missing item to correct the issue I was having...

Posted on: 2021/10/7 15:34
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Re: 1956 Clipper Turn signal flasher
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Getting back to this now, I have some questions and am little lost.

I have the following situation now, both indicator lights are on when the car is started, the indicator opposite the selected side on the dash lights when a turn is seleted. Left blinks when right is selected left stays on and vice versa, however externally the signals work correctly.

To clarify:
" The dotted lines are only meant to differentiate the 49-52 single bulb indicator circuit from the 53-56 dual bulb indicators." so the dotted lines are not wiring in the circuit?

So if I understand correctly If I selected a right turn, the orange wire would be powered, and because the left front signal light is not powered there would be a ground through the left dash panel light and the left dash indicator light?

"Functionally, both indicator lights get voltage from a separate contact in the flasher at the same time the flasher sends voltage to the outside bulbs"

The flasher normally just turns on and off (Blue wire?) the switch has contacts the send current on side or the other. I see the flasher has a separate contact pin 2. Does that pin provide + 12 or ground? Seems it must be +12 to make the 49/52 indicator work?

This starts to make sense in terms of seeing both dash lights on, seems to me a ground connection to the dash indicators (dashed line if a physical wire?) would solve my problem. getting a ground thru othere lamps makes no sense as voltage distributes across all loads. So I still have my previous question what is the path to ground if its through another lamp that's a problem...

Posted on: 2021/9/28 10:34
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Re: 1956 Clipper Turn signal flasher
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Thanks for your response, the diagram confuses me some, there is a dashed line between the panel displays on the side of the blub I would expect to be grounded, what is it that's going on there? it appears that it means its there on later cars so the current path is from the turn signal switch (ie orange wire) thought the blub to flasher to ground? is that correct?

Posted on: 2021/9/23 9:51
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Re: 1956 Clipper Turn signal flasher
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Your using that flasher in a 56 12 volt negative ground car?

Posted on: 2021/9/20 16:52
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Re: 1956 Clipper Turn signal flasher
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The odd display behavior is the right indicator on the panel blinks when the left turn is selected and both panel lights blink when the right turns is selected, they only come on dimily

Posted on: 2021/9/20 16:51
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1956 Clipper Turn signal flasher
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Bill Heptig
can someone tell me what flasher this car is supposed to use? I had a tungsol 273 in it for a little more than a month and the worked correctly then failed yesterday. I bought a Napa unit but that causes the panel indicators to behave oddly..

Posted on: 2021/9/20 13:07
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Re: Clipper tire size
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Well Picked up the '56 with the Diaomd backs, the car does not have power steering, but feels like it does now. These tires just make is much easier to handle, great product highly recommended

Posted on: 2021/7/20 11:39
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Re: Brake pulling issue
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Well I got the car back today, they changed a number of parts out, wheel cylinders, drums turned, the wheel bearings swapped. Originally when the car went in I said the brakes had been leaned on hard and smelled, so I asked for fresh set of shoes, those came from a vendor on Ebay. They seemed to induce the problem. He got another set from a vendor in Michigan which had a asbestos lining which I understand is harder. The springs were replace also but they seemed the same per the mechanic. The problem seems resolved drove it home, with the new tires, changes the character of the car alot. I hope this is the seem work great.

Posted on: 2021/7/20 11:37
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Interior Question
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I have a 35 1200 car, it has a cloth interior, am I correct in believing these would only have been done in cloth in period? I've seen a restored car with leather, I know that would be normal in an open car, but would it have been in a closed car?

Posted on: 2021/7/9 12:26
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Re: Brake pulling issue
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Thanks for the response its appreciated, Ill try and address some points made here:
I believe shoes came from one vendor, and were replaced on both sides I will think that would mean the shoes have the same characteristics
These guys are an old car shop and arced the shoes as I understand it
Drums were turned
I'm not sure about the primary shoe position, and I suspect the springs were reused is there a vendor for those?

- To do check primary shoe pos and spring position correct??

I will cover these points with the mechanic in the morning and ask him to watch the video

Many thanks, I will post and update if and when we get to the bottom of this..

Posted on: 2021/7/7 19:33
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