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Re: Stewart
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If the pad has a popout square and sort of funny or oblong popout rectangle on the left side then it is the AC pad. The right side air vent is blocked off when the factory AC evaporator case is in the car. The other major difference will be in the heater thermostatic valve area. On non AC cars the valve body is horizontal but on the AC cars there is a different valve with the body mounted at about a 45 degree angle. The changed angle necessitates relocated mounting screw holes in the pad so in addition to the vent opening you may also need to add a couple of new mounting holes for the regular valve.

On the brake pedal is there by chance a sort of square popout opening for the pedal bracket in addition to the slots? If not that will also need to be added so you can mount the 55 pedal bracket in the correct location.

Posted on: 4/5 18:01
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That's just it. There are no pop-outs. If I need an opening I will have to cut it myself. So the large opening on the left for the AC is sealed. Its just the hard outer cover that has the hole. The insulation on the back side is solid.

The image below is an enlargement of the left side (break petal area)

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Posted on: 4/5 18:36
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That is a disappointing pad. I believe Cli55er was working with one of the companies to make a new pad or maybe it was a heater plenum or both. Don't know if that was one of the projects he was working on. As I recall his turned out fairly decent. If you wanted you might check his 55 Clipper blog as I think there were photos. Is the insulation your addon or theirs? I notice it is not cut out for any of the holes they did provide. I found that stuff was more a pain to cut than the hard plastic or cardboard outer skin.

Posted on: 4/5 18:58
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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It was QuiteRide the Cli55er worked with to create the plenum. They still have that on their website and I plan to order it next, just not sure when yet.

I found Cli55er blog post were he talked about it. I'll just have to make mine work. I cut the insulation out of a couple holes today. It was no problem. The right side vent hole will be the biggest issue I think.

What happened to Cli55er? I hope he is well but its been a long time since he posted anything I believe.

Posted on: 4/7 17:02
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Are there any items that should be mounted to the firewall before I attached the firewall pad?

I have enough headaches without pulling the pad off 10 times to correct something.

Thanks

Posted on: 4/8 17:48
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Also, this is the page from the QuietRide catalog.

They have the two firewall pad labeled wrong, don't they?

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Posted on: 4/8 18:07
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I just can't help myself here.
Below is my Quiet Ride packing slip you can see I paid $163 for the pad in March. The second image shows their order page. THe price is now its $232 and you can see that the order page only shows one firewall pad and the plenum.
Their catalog that i posted earlier shows both pads but have them labeled wrong.

The moral of this story is, if you need a firewall pad, do not do what I did. Call them first before ordering.

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Posted on: 4/8 18:35
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For 55 I can't think of anything off hand other than the brake pedal bracket that should be mounted before the pad. If the opening in pad is large enough the 55 bracket could probably be done after but for 56 definitely the two brake pedal brackets before the pad.

On the two pad IDs, in addition to mislabeling, neither appears to be exactly correct.

The one on left labeled heater only has the correct cutouts on the heater side for AC including what looks like the correct angled orientation for the heater valve mount screws but unless it is punch or scribe ready it is missing the two large openings for the evaporator tubing and blower.

The one on right labeled AC looks more correct for heater only but again, unless openings are punched but in place, appears to be missing the holes thru the mid area that the plenum mounting screws would use.

Neither is correct for 55 because with only the slots over the L vent, unless there is another punchout area there appears to be no provision for the 55 power brake pedal bracket

Posted on: 4/8 18:52
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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They have the two firewall pad labeled wrong, don't they?


Unless it has knockouts that are not shown and some of those that are shown are actually supplied as knockouts, there is no single panel that fits both years.

Posted on: 4/9 19:17
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There are no knockouts on the one I received at all.

Posted on: 4/9 20:03
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