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Electric fuel pump
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any suggestions for an electric fuel pump for my 55 Clipper.
I know newer cars require higher pressure because of fuel injection. At least that's what I've been told.

Posted on: 2017/5/19 15:52
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treadle vac
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My 55 Caribbean has a noisy treadle vac. When I step on the brake pedal with vacuum in the system it makes a noise that I will describe as a burp. Every time you push the petal, it burps. The car stops normally. If I turn off the engine and pump the petal, it makes the noise until the vacuum is depleted then disappears. I'm thinking maybe something in the vacuum portion of the brake. Ant ideas?

Posted on: 2016/8/13 10:23
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OD locking up in gear
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I have a 55 Clipper with overdrive. It locks up in 2nd and 1st gear, not all the time but frequently. You can pull on the shift handle and it won't budge. No problem with reverse and third. Eventually, after playing with it for awhile, it frees up. I've adjusted the linkage several times to no avail. I'm thinking the problem is in the transmission. Any ideas?

Posted on: 2016/5/29 15:30
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Re: brakes
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The entire braking system was rebuilt about 15 years ago.
It has been driven very little since probably 100 per year.
When I push the brake pedal, it feels as though the power assist is gone. If I pump the brakes, the brake pedal does come up but with some hesitation.

Posted on: 2016/5/23 14:48
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brakes
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I just took my Caribbean out of the garage after about a year. I stepped on the brakes and they felt very weak. The main symptom seems to be that the peddle is slow to recover after pushing down on the pedal. I thought of a vacuum leak, but the vacuum lines seem good. I pulled the vacuum hose and felt for suction, which seemed ok. The vacuum tank seems ok. I can only something is amiss in the Treadle Vac. Any Ideas?

Posted on: 2016/5/23 12:36
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Re: Disassembly of convertible top
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Those three holes are riveted. I suppose you could use small screws.

Posted on: 2016/5/21 14:20
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Re: 55 caribbean antenna mast
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I just talked to Sandy at Tuscon Packards. They repair the rear Caribbean antennas or will supply the masts. I don't think this repair is something I want to do, so I will sent the antenna to them for repair. I let you know how it turns out.

Posted on: 2016/5/17 10:50
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55 caribbean antenna mast
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Has anyone ever replaced the antenna mast on a Caribbean?
Are there any instructions for this anywhere?

Posted on: 2016/5/17 9:26
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Re: Disassembly of convertible top
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I have had the parts tig welded at several different places. One of the welds is still holding but the others have cracked again. fixing them with steel flats have held but it is not right. The cylinders must raise and lower in unison, if not they crack. I have replaced the pump three times. Ditto the pumps. No binds in the mechanism. replaced hoses. I have bled the system but don't see any reference to bleeding anywhere. I took it to a top shop and they succeeded in breaking another rail. I've spent a lot of time and money on this problem.

Posted on: 2016/4/29 10:22
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Re: Disassembly of convertible top
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I have the same problem. those rails break very easily. Welding them does not work. I have drilled holes and bolted steel flats over the fracture. It seems to hold and can be placed so it is not to noticeable. Getting replacements is like pulling teeth. Let me know if you have any luck. I still cannot get they top to raise and lower properly. Any bind will crack another rail. I've replaced pumps, cylinders, bleed the system but I can't get it right. Never use silicon break fluid.

Posted on: 2016/4/28 20:18
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