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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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CarFreak
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This weekend I went back to the parents place and got some work done on the car. A lot was going on but I was able to get that crank pulley spacer thing figured out and that pulley torqued on.

I am using a ford thunderbird fuel pump that also has a vacuum pump on there. I installed hose barbs into the ports using some thread sealant that is good for gasoline.

Installed the radiator, upper and lower hoses, fan, and generator belt.

I spray bombed the body in hopes of getting a paintless dent repair guy out there to remove some dings before we paint in October (hopefully).

Posted on: 2022/8/8 8:58
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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It has been some time but I have been able to continue to pluck away at the car. We werent able to get the paintless dent repair guy in, but we were able to finish sanding the car and get the car to a body shop to get the body smoothed out and primed. The body came out very well.

This past weekend I had a bunch of help from family, friends and my father in-law to get the car painted. It came out very well!

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Posted on: 2022/10/21 15:46
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Posted on: 2022/10/21 15:50
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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64avanti
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I have seen sooo many still born projects-
I am honestly surprised to see you follow this through.
Bravo!

Posted on: 2022/10/21 17:27
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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CarFreak
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Quote:

64avanti wrote:
I have seen sooo many still born projects-
I am honestly surprised to see you follow this through.
Bravo!


Thank you! it has been a learning experience for sure!

Posted on: 2022/10/24 8:58
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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64avanti
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Any thing new?

Posted on: 2022/11/28 18:02
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Quote:

64avanti wrote:
Any thing new?


funny thing you ask... There are a couple things new:

I went home for thanksgiving and was afforded quite a bit of time to work on the car.

I got some help from company that was over and installed and aligned the trunk lid and hood. The hood will probably need to realigned once I get the trim on the fenders and insure I dont have clearance problems with the doors. But I also got the trunk latch on and the latch catch pan on so I could secure the hood down.

I was not able to figure out the adjustment on the overdrive lock out. So for the time being I just left the overdrive locked out for another day.

I got the dashboard fully buttoned up. I didnt have the top bolt holes lined up initially so I got that sorted as well as the column secured up. Which allowed me to adjust the shifter.

I got the clutch pedal hooked up and adjusted. I also got the BTV installed with the toe plate and the brakes bleed and adjusted. I installed the gas pedal as well.

I removed the body fuse since most of the wires were just laying all over the place and did not want them shorting out. I also got the ignition hooked up as well as the battery cables.

I made a hard line from the carb to the ford thunderbird fuel pump and a hose from the pump to a gas can on the front of the car.

I installed the exhaust from the head pipes all the way to the muffler pipes. I only had to trim about 2 inches off of both head pipes to get everything to fit okay. I didnt bother with the tail pipes since the rear bumper is not on. So I may need to do more cutting once the bumper is on and I have the reference point for the tail pipes.

Engine oil, trans oil and coolant were added. The rear already had fluid in it.

all of this so I could start the car for the first time! it was by far the quickest first start I have ever had. Had to mess with the curb idle and fast idles a bit to get it to idle on its own, but I guess that is expected on a rebuilt engine. Ill be dialing it in at a later date.

But the major rush was to get this car to run, stop and steer so I could drive it out of the garage and bring it up to the house for transport out to pittsburgh. The car was delivered yesterday and is now with me out here in hopes that I will have more than just one weekend a month to finish it up before the driving season starts. I want it on the road next year so I can get use to driving it for when our family goes to disney in 2024.

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Posted on: 11/30 16:23
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Been Slowly picking away at the car over the past month. Hooked up some electrical wires, got the OD wired up and the lock out cable adjusted properly. added new seals to all vent windows, got new window channels in and the rear glass in the doors. Waiting on the nylon bushings for the front vent windows before they are installed with the front door glass.

Posted on: 1/3 11:10
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humanpotatohybrid
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Hi carfreak I saw your email, sorry for the delay, you ordered right after I shipped my first batch of orders and I wasn't really checking things over the holidays.

Probably will be shipping tomorrow.

Let me know how they fit or if you have any problems.

Posted on: 1/3 20:19
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Vacation Car - 56 Patrician
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Great progress! Pretty cool to see how far you've come so far.

-Kevin

Posted on: 1/10 14:45
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