Merry Christmas and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who is Online
43 user(s) are online (34 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 1
Guests: 42

BigKev, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal
Video Content
Visit PackardInfo.com YouTube Playlist

Donate via PayPal



« 1 ... 13 14 15 (16)

Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
Home away from home
Home away from home

PackardDon
See User information
The heater valve is different and the one for A/C equipped cars is different yet. As I said, there is not much that interchanges.

Posted on: 11/19 1:27
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
Home away from home
Home away from home

Ross
See User information
Extra door strikers are handy, trunk hinges and latches (55 only). There are hundreds of little hardware items that are handy including courtesy light switches.

Mechanically there is not so much as 55 marked a whole new power train and many suspension changes. But the senior brake drums will fit, the rear axle shafts, and the pumpkin.

Posted on: 11/19 8:38
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

HH56
See User information
Quote:

PackardDon wrote:
The heater valve is different and the one for A/C equipped cars is different yet. As I said, there is not much that interchanges.


Even though it may be a different valve, I believe the cutout and position of the firewall opening is similar enough a standard 55-6 valve would fit. The capillary coil may not be in the exact position to sense the hot air from the small valve air flow cutout opening in the plenum so that area might need a bit of ingenuity.

In an earlier post you mentioned considering a manual operated valve. That might also work well but most of the cable operated valves I found are the straight inline type so would need to be mounted on the inner fender entirely in the engine compt and would need a longer cable. I didn't see any cable operated valves that looked like they would fit the stock opening as is with the cable attachment in a position to utilize the original Bowden cable.

A couple of valves do have a configuration that might be made to work but the firewall opening would need to be changed or enlarged and the depth of the dash pad would mean it would probably need thinning too. No idea if those valves can be obtained with a configuration that would work properly with the location of the off and heat labels on the dash lever.

Posted on: 11/19 10:23
Howard
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
Home away from home
Home away from home

Tobs
See User information
Thanks everybody for the input. The junkyard is the Harry's U-Pull it in Hazelton PA, so it is not in Germany...Door strikers might be cheap and easy to get and ship, but I guess the big and heavy stuff I will not get unless I need something.

Posted on: 11/22 15:07
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.
 Top  Print 
 




« 1 ... 13 14 15 (16)




Search
Recent Photos
Boneyard 400 close up (11/30/2022)
Boneyard 400 close up
Boneyard 400 (11/30/2022)
Boneyard 400
1937 115c Touring (11/27/2022)
1937 115c Touring
Photo of the Day
1933 Packard special bullet-proof sedan limousine for president of Dominican Republic
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2021, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved