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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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That is a classic case of carburetor icing: frost forming near the idle jets from the cooling effect of air passing through the venturis. The car stops, in a minute the frost melts and all is right with the world. This problem especially appears on cool damp mornings. That is why some carbs actually had passages for exhaust coming up from the heat riser.

Posted on: 3/30 11:34
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Packard issued an article on stalling due to carb icing but concluded there is not a lot the mechanic can do to help the issue. Seems like I recall some kind of snake oil parts stores sold as a fuel additive that was supposed to help but no idea if it did any good or if still sold. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/SC/SC-VOL26NO2.pdf

Posted on: 3/30 11:50
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Wow! Crazy that I experienced such an event. Humidity at 7:30 this morning must have been around 70 or 80%, so it might have very well been carb icing. Next thing in the summer I'll get vapor lock! Haha, hope not.
Hmm, next project cold air induction with technology from the 70's with some sort of cotrolled air warmer from the exhaust manifold. On second thought, I will follow the advice of the Service council. Keep driving!

Posted on: 3/30 14:25
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
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Tobs, In my experience you've reached the right decision - ignore it and just keep motoring. I've been driving vintage carbureted cars since I got my license in 1957 and live in a climate with spring and fall cold and humid weather, and I can only recall maybe two or three times in all those years and miles that I experienced what I though to be carburetor icing. And it was over and done in less than a minute.

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Next Project is to clean and re-grease the column shifter. Thursday morning at 30 deg F it was very sticky. I hope it was just the old grease gunking up the smooth operation.

How do I remove the rod inside this shaft? Do I have to remove the plug at the top of the shaft?

It seems like 2 and 3 selector was moving well, but 1 and R was sticky and balky.
Thanks!

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Posted on: Today 16:19
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