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Re: hph
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Nice to see it out and running!

Posted on: 10/30 22:02
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Re: hph
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Yeah, hopefully this week I will get the oil changed and the new tires on.

Posted on: 10/30 22:46
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph
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When you have the tires off, I would take the wheels and either get them powder coated or painted. That alone will make a huge difference. I wire wheeled mine....it was messy but cheap. Then epoxy primer and paint. But it would've been better to send them out for sandblasting.

-Kevin

Posted on: 11/1 0:02
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Re: hph
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I was thinking about that but the shops here are so busy that I don't really think it's feasible within a limited budget / time frame. Trying to get it parked for winter soon. Putting new tires on it because I'm driving it upstate to my uncle's garage.

Posted on: 11/1 4:49
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph
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On my 1956, the shop that installed the tires also does wheel powder coating so it killed two stones with one bird. Maybe there’s one like that near you!

Posted on: 11/1 11:07
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Re: hph
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It's worth asking them!

Posted on: 11/1 13:05
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Posted on: 11/9 18:50
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph
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I took apart and repaired my windshield wiper motor today. (Aftermarket electric one). I took it off because it was completely shorting out on me since before I bought the car. I opened it up and there were 20 gauge wires with the insulation literally burnt to a crisp, and the wire strands had actually fractured from the heat. What's strange is that I couldn't really tell what caused that problem, obviously it was shorting to ground, but it wasn't clear why. Additionally, I tested all the motor windings and they were good, if it was shorting through those then they would be destroyed too.

So I was able to get it going again, with the caveat that it only runs on the highest speed. I'll attach it to the car soon.

This is a good reminder to always fuse your accessories. Either use the manufacturer suggested size, or the smallest size that is 20% larger than the rated current (amperage). Remember, if you don't use a fuse, it's like using a 1000 amp fuse. A 10 pack of inline holders and 100 pack of fuses is like $20 combined, enough for any project. I will prefer a 3 amp fuse on the wipers from here on...

Posted on: 11/15 7:30
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph
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I picked up this clock the other day for $50 on Facebook Marketplace. "My ex-husband was a car guy but he didn't take this with him so I'm selling it." Can't see why as it seems to be in great shape. Maybe just not a Packard guy.

Should add an extra 5–10 HP easy.

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Posted on: 11/21 8:54
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Nice score! I'm always on the lookout for more neon signs. So far nothing good has come up locally.

Posted on: 11/21 14:07
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