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Questions for 1965 Parisienne owners


Hey there, i jsut got myself 1965 Parisienne CS and have tons of questions, will post them in corresponding forum sections:

1. Where are turn signals on the front? I saw Catalinas and Bonnevilles have extra pair of rectangular lights, but haven't seen any on Parisienne. (not as corresponding section as i'd like but that brings us to a lot of below mentioned things)

2. Which ones are highbeams, which ones are low? Can replacement head lights be found in regular stores like Canadian Tire? I saw similar round lamps, however not sure about the size or a socket.

3. Where's light switch for head and rear lights? How to turn the lights off? The only thing that was affecting lights was the lever on the steering column and it either had left rear light on, either right, either both, but nothing for the front. I had to disconnect the battery to turn rear lights off:) 

4. Does anyone have a video of how lights/turn lights are working?

5. Is there any tutorial how to replace lights in the dashboard?

6. My dashboard doesn't show which gear is currently on, any advise where to start looking?

7. How many speakers supposed to be in the car?

8. Which lube is better to use on moving parts inside the doors?



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Neilvermilion wrote:

Hey there, i just got myself 1965 Parisienne CS and have tons of questions, will post them in corresponding forum sections:

1. Where are turn signals on the front? I saw Catalinas and Bonneville's have extra pair of rectangular lights, but haven't seen any on Parisienne. (not as corresponding section as i'd like but that brings us to a lot of below mentioned things)

In the bumper. You are missing them.

Aftermarket lamp switch. Running lights on with lamps.

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2. Which ones are highbeams, which ones are low? Can replacement head lights be found in regular stores like Canadian Tire? I saw similar round lamps, however not sure about the size or a socket.

Lowers are the High beams. Uppers, High/low. Yes, the 5 .75" lamps are available at CTC.

3. Where's light switch for head and rear lights? How to turn the lights off? The only thing that was affecting lights was the lever on the steering column and it either had left rear light on, either right, either both, but nothing for the front. I had to disconnect the battery to turn rear lights off:) 

Dash, far left. Pull on-Push off. You likely have an issue with your turn signal switch in the column. Your headlamp switch could also be bad along with the floor dimmer. Or a wiring issue.

4. Does anyone have a video of how lights/turn lights are working?

I could get one?

5. Is there any tutorial how to replace lights in the dashboard?

None I've seen. I did mine with the pad off. Others know the trick. You probably have to lie on the floor and reach up behind?

6. My dashboard doesn't show which gear is currently on, any advise where to start looking?

The pointer has likely come away/detached/broken off from the column collar.

7. How many speakers supposed to be in the car?

One is standard. A second rear was optional.

8. Which lube is better to use on moving parts inside the doors?

I used Gibbs lube on basically frozen regulators and rollers. Worked like a charm.


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Hey,
Thanks for the response!
1. Ouch! Yeah, i suspected something like this:)

Yeah, i i took a look below the dashboard - it's a real snake wedding there, half of wires look disconnected.

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Front marker, signal lamps,

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Dash lamp schematic,

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Saved! Thanks again.

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Note: IF you want to remove the top pad, there are 5 screws underneath the front edge but there is also a bolt located off center, thru the firewall and accessed by removing the wipers and cowl plate.



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Note: IF you want to remove the top pad, there are 5 screws underneath the front edge but there is also a bolt located off center, thru the firewall and accessed by removing the wipers and cowl plate.


 Oh, the top metal pad is not even attached, it's just laying on top:) And it seems i'm missing a front trim/cover of some sort as i see the screw holes and holes on sides.



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1965CS wrote:

Note: IF you want to remove the top pad, there are 5 screws underneath the front edge but there is also a bolt located off center, thru the firewall and accessed by removing the wipers and cowl plate.


 I hate that darn screw. furious. Went under the dash with a zip wheel and cut it off.

 

Intact, the pillar trims have to come off first as well if you're to pull the pad/pan. But it sounds like you just have the pan. Need a pad.



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Neilvermilion wrote:

Hey,
Thanks for the response!
1. Ouch! Yeah, i suspected something like this:)

Yeah, i i took a look below the dashboard - it's a real snake wedding there, half of wires look disconnected.


 If in bad shape (cut up - rat nested), and if you're up to it, sometimes it's really more beneficial to just remove the column, dash die cast, then the entire Dash harness/Fuse block/Cowl plug for bench repair/cleaning/improvements/testing.

You can test all the lamps, switches and the like right in front of you. Old fuse blocks are usually needing some care.

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Here's a question:

Does the speedo even have a gear selection window and a pointer? My first reaction to the question is it's just lacking a pointer.  The previous console to column conversion probably has a lot to be desired, in that they probably did the minimum to just make it roadable...and didn't bother with the pointer/window in the floor shift speedo.

Not to worry, the selection window can be put in your speedo with no issues. After thinking I'd need a floor shift speedo, I discovered all the speedos are the same and are universal. I took my selection panel out to make it a floor shift speedo. A pointer is easy as well. You can have my selector panel if you need it. Someone will have a pointer, mine got destroyed.

 

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Yeah, that how it looks on my end. But the arrow is not moving. I suspect steering column is not native and the shifter was on the center console which gives me a thought that shifting can be moved back to the console which i'm gonna get at some point.






-- Edited by Neilvermilion on Friday 24th of March 2023 02:05:23 PM

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Neilvermilion wrote:

Yeah, that how it looks on my end. But the arrow is not moving. I suspect steering column is not native and the shifter was on the center console which gives me a thought that shifting can be moved back to the console which i'm gonna get at some point.






-- Edited by Neilvermilion on Friday 24th of March 2023 02:05:23 PM


 If it was built a Custom Sport, then it should have had the floor shift and buckets. Looks like it did at some point and someone changed it to the column. Can confirm the model by the serial number and contact Vintage Vehicle for the build details.



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Front marker, signal lamps,

lamp.JPG

lamp2.JPG

Dash lamp schematic,

dls.jpeg

rty.jpeg


 https://www.ebay.ca/itm/304803432060?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=706-89093-2056-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=304803432060&targetid=1657494600950&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9001489&poi=&campaignid=17288881879&mkgroupid=135489415103&rlsatarget=pla-1657494600950&abcId=9300870&merchantid=591711892&gclid=Cj0KCQjwt_qgBhDFARIsABcDjOdL_m8h6rfYOOa4EerF3Zn8xT5XWP0JWk1F37J6go76HfBKWYMJxM8aAiT5EALw_wcB

would these guys from Tampest/Lemans work? do you know by any chance if the socket looks like Parisienne's? I found two wires with round sockets coming from headlights bundles presumably, but these on eBay look more square ish.



-- Edited by Neilvermilion on Monday 27th of March 2023 08:38:51 PM

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1965CS wrote:
Neilvermilion wrote:

Yeah, that how it looks on my end. But the arrow is not moving. I suspect steering column is not native and the shifter was on the center console which gives me a thought that shifting can be moved back to the console which i'm gonna get at some point.






-- Edited by Neilvermilion on Friday 24th of March 2023 02:05:23 PM


 If it was built a Custom Sport, then it should have had the floor shift and buckets. Looks like it did at some point and someone changed it to the column. Can confirm the model by the serial number and contact Vintage Vehicle for the build details.


 Yeah, I have the original build sheet, it's a custom sport according to it. And I see saw marks around the areas where the bucket seat brackets supposed to be. And around that hump. The steering column is not the original as well as in the build sheet it says tilt steering. And the previous owner said original interior was black.



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