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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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kevinpackard
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I started putting down the foil bubble insulation and stopped after I did the rear compartment. It sounds terrible when you step on it. Sounds like walking on plastic bags. I would go with new jute if I were you. I may still do that on mine.

-Kevin

Posted on: 2023/11/22 1:22
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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I am finally getting some time and energy for the Caribbean. I am about to fix the exhaust mount that goes behind the muffler. I would like to confirm that this is the correct orientation for the rubber isolator and the bracket. When I got the car, this mount was broken, and every once in a while I would get a little "dong dong". This should quiet things down a little.
Thanks for any confirmation or correction!

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Posted on: 2/15 16:16
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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I'll get under the Panama tonight to check. Should be the same set up as yours.

Posted on: 2/15 17:33
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This is a picture Gerry from Southwest sent me months ago when I bought this part. I'll see if things line up this way.

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Posted on: 2/16 14:16
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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The one in the photo looks terribly misaligned which will eventually cause it to fail so it seems some bending and/or adjustment of the system is in order. Also, originally both the pipe and the muffler had a hole into which a tapered pin from the mount clamp kept everything in place without the need of excessive tightening. By now, these pins are often gone (cut off by owners or exhaust shops) but I made sure they were all there when I recently installed the exhaust system in my 1951 Henney-Packard which from the muffler forward is the same as yours.

Not a great photo and you’ll have to zoom in to see it but the clamp should be level when everything is properly aligned. The bottom of the pin where it was swaged on is visible between the two clamp nuts.


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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Hi Don,
I agree that the picture in post 304 shows a mis-alignment that is not good. -that's not my car.
I put mine together like this next photo, and I am happy with how everything lined up very well. The bolt holding the bracket to the frame was luckily still in the hole, and I could use it.
Interesting that your bracket is mounted to the X frame, and not the longitudinal runner.

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Posted on: 2/16 16:57
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Interesting that your bracket is mounted to the X frame, and not the longitudinal runner.


Good observation! Mine is a commercial chassis so quite different than that under a passenger car. Note the size of the massive side rails!

By the way. Typically the bolt goes downward with the nut at the bottom so as to better allow the threads to dry after driving on wet roads. With the threads upward, they will tend to hold the water in the bracket’s channel and promote rust.

Posted on: 2/17 2:46
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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The DEI insulation/Sound deadening Material arrived, so I was happy to install that. I will glue the pieces on the transmission hump, but plan not to glue the rest. It may have to come out someday if the interior ever gets wet.
I hope the carpet fits over everything, and the Extra thickness of the insulation does not make any problems.

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Posted on: 2/18 16:51
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