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1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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Does anyone have a carburetor heat shield for the driver side of a 1956 Caribbean? My car has one for the passenger side. I have attached a photo of my engine with the heat shield circled for the passenger side and the area with the missing heat shield on the driver side.

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Posted on: 2020/11/1 15:02
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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The only heat shields that are correct for your 1956 Caribbean are (1) a small rectangular shield in front of the automatic choke of the front carburetor to prevent the fan blast from influencing the choke, and (2) a shield between the intake manifold and the lifter valley cover at the front to prevent the fan blast from overcooling the underside of the intake manifold. This latter one is often missing but there are several images of it on this site. Let us know if you need pictures of it.

There were no shields where pictured and suggested in your photo.

Posted on: 2020/11/1 15:12
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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The two correct shields are shown in this thread http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... id=208480#forumpost208480

The lower and larger one for the lifter valley and manifold space is shown in the photo in post 28 and the small square one on the front carb for the choke housing is in post 33 on the next page of the thread.

Posted on: 2020/11/1 15:26
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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I appreciate the information. Any idea on where to obtain the correct heat shields?

Posted on: 2020/11/1 15:37
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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Worst come to worst, neither is very challenging to make from scratch if someone loans you a pair. My own '56 Caribbean was missing both and friend Randy Berger knocked out a very nice set of repros in just a day or so. Most challenging part is probably attaching the little leather vibration bumpers on the lower shield - attached with metal staples.

Posted on: 2020/11/1 16:35
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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They are Caribbean only items but I seem to recall many years ago one of the club regions was considering a repro since as O_D mentioned, often one or the other goes missing. Agree with him that they should not be too hard to make. Perhaps someone would know if the repro ever happened and which region. If no one can help with an idea on NOS or repros then finding them may be difficult since Caribbeans are so rare the parts cars are even restored so not very common.

I can't say from the view in the photo you posted but at a quick glance you might have the upper square one mounted incorrectly on the right side of your carbs. There is nothing terribly special about either one of them although the upper would be the harder one to make because the mounting point is a tab stamped out of the center of the metal and bent outward. The stamping might prove difficult to do in a home shop but welding or brazing on a tab could work. The lower one is just flat sheetmetal with a couple of bends and holes at the top. The mounting tabs could be bent out from easy to access and work metal on the bottom edge. With a drawing showing the dimensions and a couple of photos, if you could not make it yourself a sheetmetal shop probably could make a fair repro.

Posted on: 2020/11/1 16:40
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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This should help.

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Posted on: 2020/11/2 9:58
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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I was thinking that maybe one of the vendors at the Packard National meet were selling these? Maybe Patrician Industries or Dwight Heinmuller?

Posted on: 2020/11/2 11:59
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Re: 1956 Carribean Carburetor Heat Shield For Driver Side Needed
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If no one has re-popped them yet I have the supplier chain and tooling requirements, I'd just need a good sample.

Posted on: 2020/11/2 15:44
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