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Re: A Tale of Two Patricians
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Back to the voltage regulator, the one I found along my spares will be a good candidate for a solid state conversion as it’s already in near-perfect cosmetic condition! Not sure why I didn’t think of that before as the one I was planning for the conversion is from the parts car and quite rough.

Posted on: 10/22 17:14
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I’m going to my shop for the first couple weeks in December and hope to get the last two sections of insulation done. The first will be done the day after I get there, then everything moved (including many engines, Packard and otherwise) from the last section and it will be done two days before I leave.

In the meantime as far as car work is concerned, I need to remove the power antenna from the Patrician as it is stuck partially up and is hitting the car lift above. I have a custom tool that I made back on my machinist days for the nut, which works better and does not damage the chrome nut than s spanner. Problem is, I can’t find it so I want to order a standard spanner and have it waiting when I get there so any idea what the side hole diameter is? I seem to recall 1/8” but want to be sure.

Posted on: 10/27 15:20
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I'll be back at my shop tomorrow morning and am trying to find a photo that someone recently posted - probably Howard - showing the back side of a senior 1954 instrument cluster. I cannot locate the photo now so can someone point me to it or at least tell me how many instrument lights (less the turn signal and other indicators) there are? I want to try some LEDs while back there replacing the ignition switch with a rebuilt one.

Also, I am working on the solid state voltage regulator here at home but will likely have to design and fabricate my own board to fit the original Delco-Remy housing. It should not be too difficult, especially as I have a commercial one from another make to reverse engineer.

Posted on: 2021/11/30 14:24
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Just have a speedo so not me for the 54 cluster photo. Someone else must have posted it but the 54 wiring diagram shows 4 general illumination lights and their approximate positions. Clipper cluster is cosmetically different but probably has the same overall lamp layout.

Posted on: 2021/11/30 14:42
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From the Parts List:

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Posted on: 2021/11/30 14:48
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Re: A Tale of Two Patricians
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Thank you Howard and Kev. Kev, I knew it was in the parts book but couldn't get it to come up in a search!

It is mainly the #55 bulbs that interest me so now I know although I've forgotten what color filter the shift indicator's #51 bulb uses and, as it's a tight fit, I may try a bulb that is already that color and hope it's not too bright! Since these are larger than the old bulbs, I am not sure if it will fit with the color filter in place.

Interesting that the first bulb on the list has no Mazda number but it is a #51. The Switch Light, if it means ignition switch, is a #55 according to the owner's manual.

Posted on: 2021/11/30 15:19
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All the bulbs are clear. It's the various colored plastic lens/sheet that it filters through that determines the color shown for turn signals, shift position, and high beam indicator.

Posted on: 2021/11/30 15:46
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Kev, I know they are clear as they are standard #51 bulbs but with LEDs, you must use the color version or else it will be too bright and visually bleach out the color lens. I can't recall the color the shift indicator's lens is and I would need to know that before ordering an LED for it to try. Are there color lenses in the gauge lights too? If so, what color?

Posted on: 2021/11/30 16:19
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High Beam - Amber (could be red, but mine may be faded)
Turn Signals - Green
Ultramatic Shift Indicator - Green

Posted on: 2021/11/30 16:21
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Thank you, Kev. Do you recall what color the ignition light is or does the Clipper not have that one? From memory, I believe it is green but I'm not sure. Also, were there color filters for the instrument lamps?

Posted on: 2021/11/30 16:45
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