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Re: Battery\Rear Tail light housing
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Ok, thanks to all who have had input to my many
questions.. Back just after I bought my 56
I did as much research as possible, without the
aid of a computer, in those days.
I've had the car sitting in the garage since
2004, and probably longer that's just the last
sticker on the plate.
you know how life is, other things get in the way

So I had asked about getting the tail light assembly
out of the car.
I did this today.
There are 3 bolts that need to be loosened.
2 hold the end section and the last with is
up high is loosened and you can been the end section
down. Being somewhat dumb.. I forgot that the
rear bumper is in 3 pieces or if you like sections.
On my car the left tail light not only has the
4 studs but 2 screws from the front of the housing.
up on top.. on my left housing there is the square
punch out for a (head light style insert) on the outside
edge, but the inside had just a threaded hole.
The right side had 2 insert style. hope you can
follow my terminology..
I spent the morning rewiring the back lights and
radio anntena.
Next is bleeding the brakes...
As you all know the location of the M\C really sucks
and I am sure many of you have figured out different
ways of getting around this problem. I am doing
a remote reservoir using a M\C from the back of a
motorcycle.. about 4oz. mounted high on the fire wall
then I'm making a new top plate for the Packard
M\C. I'll drill a hole in insert a fitting that will
except a hose connection, and run a clear "plastic"
from the remote to the M\C..
Best
Dave

Posted on: 2017/6/3 12:30
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Re: Battery
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Thans for the assistance..
Best

Posted on: 2017/5/31 15:49
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Re: Battery
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It's funny but when I did a google search, not one specific
vendo came up. I know they are out there, but I hate pulling teeth
from alligator

On the subject of Rochester 4GC gasket set,
I checked at least 6 vendors, Mikes, Chicago Carb, SD in Fl,
Echlin (NAPA) Carburetor Factory etc:
Prices from $35 to 70.
Chicago and Daytona parts, use the same part number!
Mikes I think from there picture is the most complete.
They got a little upset when I said their kit was expensive, hahaha
It's just the penny pincher in me...

Posted on: 2017/5/31 9:36
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Re: Battery
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Hello
I ended up buying a " Deka" battery

they are made in USA

I bought the "Deka" No. 664MF
620 CCA
11.5 x 6 3\8 x 8"
Weight 41.5000 Lb




Here in Cal the cost was $101.xx

$15 core return

I bought it at a Deka warehouse in Ontario Cal

I had called a company called Battery plus bulbs
who carry Duracell
they would not order me a group 60 battery, even though there
web page not only showed one but also priced it..
BTW Deka make some of the Duracell line of car batteries.
So you can guess that I will not be shopping at or recommending
"Batteries plus" to anyone.

Now an another subject can anyone give me a "place" to buy intake
manifold gasket for the 374.
And does anyone have specific info on removing the tail light housing
from the car? Even for Packard I would think it stupid to have to
move the rear bumper to get the housing out.

Also need lead on getting the small front fender script
(the four hundred)
best
Dave

Posted on: 2017/5/31 8:06
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Re: Carburator
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have not decided on who to buy a kit from... It's one of those
items you hope you don't "need" to buy a second time soon.
I'm sure the 4GC kits from the other sellers are good..
I just want to know what parts are in the kit...
I have faith in my old filters,, If I'm wrong... oh well

Posted on: 2017/5/27 9:20
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Re: Carburator
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thanks all. got if all worked out now... no tag on the Carb
but there is a small stamping
So just need to bleed the brakes and my 56 is back on the road..

I did a lot of reading on the 4GC today, checked out all the
rebuild kits... prices range from $48 to $75..

I remember a couple years ago I checked with NAPA about a rebuild
kit, price was $35, Today I looked I could not find a listing for a rebuild
kit... I'll check with Dave tomorrow at NAPA and see...

Need to tighten up the gear selector little sloppy
Will need new exhaust

Going to feel great to have her back on the road...
and I found my case of Purolator oil filters... I bought those way back
in the late 80's for $2.00 each...

Thanks again all

Posted on: 2017/5/26 18:57
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Re: Carburator
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Thanks for that.
I just took another look at the carb and it says 4 Jet on the top
I changed my posting to reflect this..

I have done some reading and search for kits...
I found no tag or numbers on my carb...

I'll look at Daytona
best

Posted on: 2017/5/26 10:23
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Carburator
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Hello, Back again

I need to rebuild the Rochester 4GC in my 56 400

Does anyone have info about the different rebuild kits on the market
or Ebay? Are they really all the same no matter what the car brand
it was in?
Just took another look at the Carb, It says on the top of the bowl
4 Jet
Best

Posted on: 2017/5/26 9:11
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Re: parts
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Thanks guys, you just saved me time looking all over the net
none of my local auto parts store even list a Packard any longer...
NaPa does carry a rebuild kit for the Rochester Carb...
I was going replace the hoses to the PS, but then remembered I'm
going to try and install a hydo boost unit.. so the I'll wait until I get it
installed.. I hope
Thanks again guys..
Best

BTY, My car is a 56 400..
and the PS filter was original and does not look bad at all.. it is
not collapsed, shows no signs of any damage...


I think I should apologize for asking these questions, I just got lazy..
I have an original Packard Service Manual for the 55\56 Senior
I also have printed out a list of parts that Craig had put our from
his Panther project...
Thanks Craig
This morning I got my manual out and went through it and found
the info I was looking for...
I had taken the manual apart years ago to scan into my computer
so, it would always be easy to find info..
anyway Thanks to everyone who had input.
Best

Posted on: 2017/5/23 13:42
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parts
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OK, after my fight over a new Battery, I'm beat. So I'm asking
if any of you can provide me with the numbers for
upper and lower radiator hoses, power steering belt, generator belt
and a filter for the power steering unit...
I can not find a make on the unit, I think when I rebuilt the slave
cylinder that it was a monroe unit...

I checked Goodyear gator back V-belts they did not have any belts
listed..
Thanks
Best

Posted on: 2017/5/23 8:30
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