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Re: 1956 Accelerator Relay Lever Bushing
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Thanks ill look into those and I hadn't thought of duplicating it. I haven't done that before. Everything restoration is still very new to me as I let my Patrician sit for quite a while. I was concerned with breaking getting it out to take a look at it and get measurements. Its pretty brittle. So I figured id ask before i broke it. In the mean time maybe PSW has one i can purchase so that I can try making a mold of mine.

Posted on: 4/6 23:39
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Re: 55-56 374 Core Plugs
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Thanks for the reply James, thats good to know. I have never replaced a core plug before and wasn't sure how sensitive the tolerances were. I don't think the 1-3/4” would have been an issue on the one I replaced but I would say the surface was good not perfect. So I went with the 1-49/64”. Now I just have to decide If I’m going to try and tackle the others.

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Posted on: 4/6 18:23
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1956 Accelerator Relay Lever Bushing
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Hello everyone,

I was curious to know if there is a supplier for a replacement bushing for the accelerator relay lever on my 56 Patrician with Ultramatic. Mine is dried, cracked, and about ready to fall out. I didn't see anything from Steele. I also haven't contacted them directly but didn't see anything in either Kanter or Max Merritt’s catalogs.

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Posted on: 4/6 18:06
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Re: 55-56 374 Core Plugs
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I got some of the correct size on order today. No one had them in stock locally. I was surprised that the ones sent to me were 1-3/4”. I figured one of the big Packard parts dealers would have sent the correct size to begin with at the price they were asking. Oh well it is what it is.

Thanks for the replies Riki & Jack

Posted on: 3/18 1:21
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55-56 374 Core Plugs
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Hello Packardinfo

Its been a while since i’ve been on the forum.
However I am currently trying to revive my 1956 Patrician project car.

I recently had the core plug on the drivers side above the starter rust through. I have since removed it and attempted to flush the block as much as possible while that one is out. The mating surface actually looks pretty good. Doesn't appear to be pitted and should clean up nicely.

First question would be, is it feasible to replace the other five with the engine in the car? Im basically working in a gravel driveway.

I do see two appear to be behind the motor mounts.

The other question is I purchased new plugs from one of the big names back east and was sent 1-3/4” plugs. Will these be acceptable? Or is .015” a big difference as far as them sealing is concerned. I read somewhere they are originally 1-49/64”?

Oh and as an after thought are there only the six plugs?

Attached are the rotten plug, and the current state of the car.

Thanks for any help you all can provide.

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Posted on: 3/17 0:13
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Re: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement
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Got into the BTV last night, looks like there was brake fluid in the can. Lots of orange goop at the bottom. Looks to me like the booster was sucking fluid through the outer seal of the master into the back of the can. When I pulled the can off the master the triangular gasket and rubber ring had dried brake fluid on them.

My BTV looks like it was rebuilt sometime before I got the car, the piston is shiny no rust a couple of wear streaks in it but smooth.

Haven't gotten the master apart yet though, I should have pictures to post when I'm finished disassembling it.

The BTV is 11", so that's about as long as I can go with the space provided.

Found a couple 5/8 masters from wildwood that I'm interested in.
However both are single outlet.

One is 3 3/8" long, and the other about 5 1/4".
The 3 3/8 inch master I believe had a 1 1/4" stroke.

How do I accurately measure the stroke length of the BTV master?

Posted on: 2015/1/25 15:01
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Re: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement
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Haha yes in fact I did, took another look at that after I posted and had a "wait a minute" moment.

But again thank you for the post Craig.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 14:55
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Re: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement
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Thank you for the extra pics of your setup Craig, gives me a better idea of what it looks like, and if you have any of the Malibu setup I'd be interested in checking that out as well.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 12:39
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Re: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement
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Thank you to everyone for the info. I really appreciate it, having the car sitting for so long I felt out of the loop, and you guys are putting me back on track.

I told myself I wouldn't do anything to the car untill it stops, but of course it needs many things from sitting so long. I just recently had the starter rebuilt, some fuel line replaced, and it fires right up. So now that it will move again I can get back to what I put off too long ago.

As far as the BTV rebuild pdf, I had forgotten about that, and may end up throwing it back in the car, just to move it around in my driveway, but in the end it will probably end up rebuild living on a shelf. However I can and will take it apart at somepoint and grab some photos of its insides.

The Ford mod doesn't seem like a bad route, but that is still a single mc correct?

So if you have a failure in the system is there still any assist? Or am I sol like with the BTV? I'm not against plumbing in the residual pressure valves or proportioning valve.

I'm trying to decide what is realistic between keeping the car original and safety. If the stock pedal has to go it has to go, but of course I'd like to keep it. I would like to try and keep the booster in the toe plate so..

It's looking like I'm going to want to pick a booster wether it be the ford, Chevy BTV replacement, or some other 7-71/2" booster, Single diaphram, single or dual mc with a 5/8-11/16 piston., and swap out my pedal to one with an appropriate ratio for the booster.

That seems like the logical route to me, probably less work that building a rig off of the stock pedal.

Is the picture of the Panther projects pedal just visually deceiving? It looks so high but I thought he was saying it only ended up an inch higher than it was, with the whole pedal moved down.

Posted on: 2015/1/21 11:46
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Re: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement
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It would probably help to have some sort of drawing on hand, but trying to clarify, moving down an inch or two on the pedal from the hinge point, back side, welding in a rod vertically at a yet undetermined angle, to the pedal running down to the booster rod. Almost leaving the stock pedal there just for looks.

Reading the link you provided, I discovered I had posted in that particular thread, and it looks like my unit failed sometime in 2007. Thought I don't believe it was the vacuum leak I had originally thought it was. So it looks like I've been awol and had my car sitting for the past seven years not realizing it. No wonder I've been itching to drive it.

Posted on: 2015/1/20 19:21
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