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Re: A Tale of Two Patricians
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On the antenna bezel, both Max Merritt’s Fred Bruner and Steele’s Don Neil say that the oval pad with the bezel inserted into its shallow recess goes on top of the round grommet inserted into the fender’s hole but how can that be when the pad is so much larger?

Please someone tell me what I am doing wrong!

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Posted on: Yesterday 16:24
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Re: A Tale of Two Patricians
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With a freshly charged battery, still no click so something is likely wrong with the rebuilt ignition switch which I suspect is the tumbler’s end tab did not properly engage into its hole when I assembled it. Hotwire, it started right up.

There was a temporary noisy lifter or two but they quieted down too. They lifters in it are the reproductions that were available when it was rebuilt sometime in the early ‘80s.

It’s running now a few feet away and I can hear an occasional and seemingly random misfire that will need some attention soon.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:18
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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This post just triggered something in my aging brain that I had totally forgotten about. I spent a lot of unnecessary money in obtaining the proper master brake cylinder and far, for more to get it rebuilt due to its extremely weathered condition when I probably already have one somewhere from when I put power brakes into my 1952 Henney-Packard! I forgot all about that but still have the old setup somewhere.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:58
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Re: Numbers on my 1950 series 23
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Now he has options. To be or not to be - confidential.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:52
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Re: Solid State Voltage Regulator
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For those reading this and commenting privately that I've been ignoring comments from humanpotatohybrid, we have actually been having an extended and extremely helpful offline conversation so no worries there!

On the question about mechanical regulators and how polarity can possibly matter to a relay, I found this on a tractor site's blog. I believe some pages back Howard or one of the other posters had made a similar suggestion and it is likely correct and actually makes sense.

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The neg./pos. designation on the regulator has to do with the dissimilar metals in the regulator contacts. The arm is a different alloy than the fixed contact to reduce contact arcing, those alloys will be positioned in one configuration for pos, ground and in the reversed config. for neg. ground. The regulator (or cutout) will function the same in either neg. or pos. ground but when a pos. ground unit is connected neg. ground it will have a shorter life span.


So for the solid state design and with humanpotatorhybrid's incredible (and incredibly patient) help, I have the printed circuit board designed but only for negative ground so far. It was specifically designed with the '50s or later Delco-Remy regulators in mind but I am going to have to compress it considerably to fit into an Autolite housing which may be a challenge!

Now to try to come up with a positive ground version . . .

Posted on: Yesterday 13:39
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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I was just about to suggest a review on the MoparPro site too, especially if you're happy with it once installed, to encourage them to keep making it!

Posted on: Yesterday 10:56
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Re: ISO Finned headlight rings
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I probable have a pair but I’ll have to check tomorrow. You can either PM me or reach me through the Contact page on my site linked below.

Posted on: 5/16 23:07
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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Got a little more work done today in wire brushing the wheels to get off all the loose stuff and on the two without tires, to make sure that the seating surface is good enough for tubeless tiles. However, I had a thought yesterday that it may have to have tubes as the beauty rings probably won’t seat all the way down with the larger diameter of the tubeless stems so we’ll see what the shop says.

One last wheel was sat aside until tomorrow when I realized that it was past dinner time! I started it but it is the worst one so will take some extra work. On the two with tires, i can only hope that the edge of the rim was protected enough by the tire.

The two mounted wheels had 7:00 X 16 6-ply tires but the ones going on are the proper 7.50 X 16 and are 8-ply as that was all I could find that didn’t break the bank.

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Posted on: 5/16 22:32
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Re: A Tale of Two Patricians
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Since the engine wouldn’t start again the other day, I tried it today and not so much as a click from the solenoid! For this issue, I think it’s back to the ignition switch which is funky since it was rebuilt and I can’t take out the key when it’s off. Even though I left it in a position where the oil and bat lights were off, something clearly drained it in the couple days that its been sitting.

Posted on: 5/16 17:59
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Re: Randy
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Is it the actual length of the arm or the bends in the arm that give it its range? Just trying to ascertain what I'll need to check for my 1951 Henney-Packard when I put it back together with the newly redone hybrid sender.

Posted on: 5/16 16:50
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