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Re: edelbrock carb on 55 clipper
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I installed a 1406 (auto choke) on my 56 400 last year and it runs great... You'll need an adaptor plate - the one I used is a Racing Power (rpc) R2064 Large 4 Bbl To Small 4 Bbl Taped 4 Hole Adaptor. I purchased this on line from Barnett Performance...

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Posted on: 2018/5/24 21:56
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Re: Transmission Swap
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Hi John. VN and I think VP V8 Commodres had them... I've already got one sitting under the bench just waiting... If the push button adaptation can be solved, I am definitely in...

Posted on: 2016/6/19 6:43
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Re: Oldsmobile Oil pump conversion
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I've got one in my 56 400... I've done only about 2,000 miles since car was finished in October, but it works perfectly...

Posted on: 2016/4/18 6:23
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Re: 1955-56 Trunk lid hinge problem
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Hi all. I also had this occur with the right side hinge about a month ago on my 56 400. I was about 120 miles from home but was fortunate to be able to insert the remnants of the rivet into the hole and close the trunk... It stayed closed there until I got home. I had a pair of spare hinges, but both were afflicted with the same wear in the same rivet/hole... I repaired the original hinge by welding the rivet back in place from the rear, making sure it was positioned correctly and clamped while I welded it. Hinge works perfectly now. I also did a left hand hinge ready for if/when this one fails... Photos below illustrate the old and the new...

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Posted on: 2016/4/3 4:17
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Re: Delco rotor button with resistor
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Thanks guys... I'm happy to see it on the road also... It's been about a 5 year build, but boy was it worth it...

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Posted on: 2015/11/12 20:23
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Re: Delco rotor button with resistor
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Hi all. The car was indeed originally left hand drive... Dash is from a local 4 door Clipper. To my knowledge, no senior cars were here from new RHD. Interesting that even though the dash came from an Aussie assembled/converted car, it too was originally LHD. They simply cut and shut the relevant sections of panels to mirror image the dash... The car uses a Ford Falcon steering box with some minor chassis modifications... It still uses the original 56 column. Power steering pump and ram are original Bendix. A talented friend of mine modified the end of the ram to relocate/ reorientate the hose connections to allow me to reverse the ram... All new boss had to be made.
The original heater works fine, but I did some surgery on the air vent part of it to allow for the throttle linkage to pass thru... Interestingly I could still use the original under dash air box/plenum and had plenty of clearance. Pedal set up and handbrake are original, just relocated... The engine bay is a bit congested on the right side, Brake pedal supports required some surgery also.
Most of the dash wiring had to be modified or extended, but I used the original as a basis... I didn't bother to reverse the power seat switch, but did reverse the window wiring to get the master switch into the right hand door. This required cutting up the steel panels on both doors where the switches mount... I could not find a dash mesh screen from a local Clipper nor could I find a suitable material to make a new one, so just reversed the LHD panel. It fit the RHD dash perfectly... It doesn't have the same finish but looks OK... Not many of these here for anyone to really pick the difference...

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Posted on: 2015/11/12 20:13
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Re: Delco rotor button with resistor
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Thanks JW and Ross. Just the info I was after... NAPA number isn't a problem as I have a couple of mates over there who can assist... Appreciate the assistance yet again...
The car has been on the road now for about a month and I am very pleased with the final product... A couple of photos below.... Thanks again.
Warren.

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Posted on: 2015/11/12 16:26
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Re: OZ Auction - '34 Twelve Formal Sedan - Oct 24, 2015
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I saw this at Motorclassica a few weeks ago... Very imposing car... Will try and attached a couple of photos if they aren't too large...

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Posted on: 2015/11/12 4:42
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Delco rotor button with resistor
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Hi all. I am trying to confirm the condition of the rotor button in my 56 400... The distributor is Delco and rotor has inbuilt resistor and i measure the resistance at 23 K Ohms with a multimeter, which seems high to me. I am struggling to find any information on what the resistance should be... Any assistance is greatly appreciated... I bought the rotor from Max Merrit... Thanks.
Warren

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Posted on: 2015/11/12 4:21
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Re: '56 Rear Stabiliser Bar
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Hi John. Following our discussion a few months ago re this subject, I bought a set of the bushes you recommended. They worked exactly as you said... Much better than the rubber ones... Photo attached...
Warren

PS - will return the pinion yoke I borrowed soon... It worked great...

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Posted on: 2015/10/22 6:18
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