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1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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steve828
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My 1954 Packard Clipper Two-Door Club Sedan (327c.i.) has an inoperative temp and fuel gauge. I made sure all the wiring connections are secure behind the instrument cluster, especially to the gauge voltage regulator behind the binnacle. I suspect it could be the gauge voltage regulator, but not sure. I can get these gauges to register, slightly, when I increase engine RPM, but, mostly they seem dead. I tested the temp gauge by contacting the feed wire from the sender to the engine block, and got full deflection on the gauge, so I know the gauge works. If it's the gauge voltage regulator, does anyone know where to get one? If I can't source the regulator, does anyone know of a work around? Thanks for any thoughts on this topic.
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Posted on: 2/26 15:21
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Re: 1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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Good afternoon...NAPA might well have the regulator and you can CALL Max Merritt 317-736-6233 are the first two places that come to mind. Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 2/26 15:29
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Re: 1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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The same voltage regulator was used 52-56. Also some ford's used the same one into the 70s as their gauages were also 5v.

Napa carried them last time I checked. It may be in the Parts X-Ref

Posted on: 2/26 21:00
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Re: 1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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Thank you, Ernie and BigKev! I didn't see anything for the voltage regulator in the parts x-ref for the voltage regulator, so I'll check out the NAPA website.
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Warren

Posted on: 2/27 6:40
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Re: 1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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Thank you, Ernie and BigKev! I didn't see anything for the voltage regulator in the parts x-ref for the voltage regulator, so I'll check out the NAPA website.
Best
Warren

Posted on: 2/27 6:40
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Re: 1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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Pretty much any Ford instrument voltage regulator from the 50s-60s will work.

Here is one: Napa ECH IR1

But Autozone has a Duralast one that looks the same that is much cheaper.

But they both use push on terminals vs the screw terminals of the original ones.

But that being said, I would imagine that either Gerry and Packards Southwest or Mike Dulinski probably have coffee cans full of good original ones at inexpensive prices.

Posted on: 2/27 8:09
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Re: 1954 Clipper Inoperative Temp and Fuel Gauge
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Thanks, again!
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Warren

Posted on: 2/27 8:22
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