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55-56 Ignition sw. Bezel
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PackardV8
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Who has the 55-56 Packard Ignintion switch bezels for sale???? Anyone reproducing them that are stronger than original???? Yep, mine broke yesterday.

Posted on: 2007/12/26 7:41
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Re: 55-56 Ignition sw. Bezel
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I may have one but I am unable to get at it before the weekend.

Posted on: 2007/12/26 8:55
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David Moe from Seatle Packards carries NOS stock of just about any dash knob, bezel, switch, etc for Post-War cars.

Posted on: 2007/12/26 14:21
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The 55-56 bezel, which is die-cast pot metal, seems prone to breakage. Is that becaause some clods pry them out with a screwdriver or is it the spring applies far too much tension to that die-cast part? I think I am going to reduce the spring tenssion on mine. I have a bezel on which I am going to try to effect a repair. If succeasful I will post it here. If not, I will keep my mouth shut.

Posted on: 2007/12/26 23:11
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Still waiting for the complete ignition with bezel that I ordered from Seattle Packard about a week ago...

Posted on: 2007/12/27 11:41
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I am sure the X-mas package traffic is causing the delay. You may want to call David and ask him when it shipped.

Posted on: 2007/12/27 14:23
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No worries :)

Posted on: 2007/12/27 19:46
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Dr.Stuart Schaller, PhD
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The package arrived today; complete switch with light, bezel and key. Not "mint", but in excellent condition....no "stress cracks" in the bezel. I am a happy camper :)

Posted on: 2007/12/28 20:14
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May I suggest reducing the spring tension so that not so much force is applied to the ears of the bezel? I'm going to do that with mine.

Posted on: 2007/12/28 20:57
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It's not the spring pressure and i would'nt change it. The problem is either like Rb says: "heavy handedness". OR more precisely, it is just a very flimsy design regardless. Vibration is the main culprit, espececialy on flimsy design. More l;ike VERY flimsy.

I'm trying come up with a fix for the bezel but there is just not enuf meat on either the bezel nor the sw. body to effect a good repair.

Hopefully, Al K will find a good one for me this weekend.

Al. Did u get the email i sent u a day or two ago????

Posted on: 2007/12/28 23:10
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