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Re: Randy's Caribbean
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Thanks Howard Yes its Randy's Caribbean with push button shift.I was looking at wiring and it shows the switch where the wires for starter and backup lights connect. Assumed it was a switch similar to other cars. I asked rather than stumble on with no direct experience. Will start at pb relay area.

Posted on: 6/5 12:02
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Re: Randy
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If you find there is no power, or at the best, intermittent power going to the relay or the reverse lights and the inline connectors or plastic plug terminals at the base of the column where the wires exit to the engine compartment are good, there are a couple of known issues with PB assys that could be causing a problem.

One is the wire U shaped clip on the end of the PB shaft can burn or wear and another is the leaf fingers can weaken or break off entirely due to metal fatigue with the repeated flexing. The damage happens right at the sharp 90 degree bend where the vertical portion attaches to the fiber insulation board.

I don't know if Mr Pushbutton had the clips or contacts repro'd. If he did not, as far as I know there are no repairs that can be made on the original contacts that will last very long. Options are to find a NOS or at least a better used PB assy or eliminate the contacts completely and change over to microswitches. I think Riki has some photos on his Ultramatic blog showing the microswitch conversion.

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Posted on: 6/5 13:30
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Re: Randy
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A update on my progress on Randy's Caribbean changed the headlight switch to get the dash lights working. Wound up taking front seat out as it was to difficult to try and lay on floor with seat installed. Most things that I can think of are complete except for wipers will check and replace all vacuum hoses. Photo shows car in daylight outside does look the way I think Randy had planed . Next step to get top installed. Did have to connect speedometer cable while under remembered about question on transmission number so I slid back only thing I saw was 004 on rear of pan area on left side O.D. had ask for his quite awhile ago

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Posted on: 9/15 16:35
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Re: Randy
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Acolds, thanks so much for remembering about the trans number! It's obviously a very early 1956 unit (4th?) but unfortunately the prefix letter (A, B, C, or D) is apparently missing so we can't tell which powertrain it was built for. May or may not be a Caribbean unit, may or may not be original to Randy's car. Caribbean units carried the prefix "C".

Its heartwarming to see Randy's car coming back and approaching completion, my warm and profuse thanks to you.

Posted on: 9/15 17:34
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Re: Randy
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...Its heartwarming to see Randy's car coming back and approaching completion, my warm and profuse thanks to you.

Al (acolds), I think so too.

Posted on: 9/16 10:06
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Re: Randy
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Stamp a C in it. Problem solved.

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Acolds, thanks so much for remembering about the trans number! It's obviously a very early 1956 unit (4th) but unfortunately the prefix letter (A, B, C, or D) is apparently missing so we can't tell which powertrain it was built for. May or may not be a Caribbean unit, may or may not be original to Randy's car. Caribbean units carried the prefix "C".

Its heartwarming to see Randy's car coming back and approaching completion, my warm and profuse thanks to you.

Posted on: 9/16 20:55
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Re: Randy
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Also missing a digit, Utica plant # for a Carib Twin Ultra would be C 1XXX.

Posted on: 9/16 21:49
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