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Re: '40 110 brake drum interchange?
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I have had 'an ear to the ground' for drums for my car, mostly because I know they are fairly scarce, and eventually they will be required. Mine all seem okay right now, but I was wondering what the differences are between the various part numbers? Like I notice that a 1939 1700 takes a different part number than a 1701, which is VERY close to the same vehicle. What can be so different that they require a different drum? I certainly get it that the front and rear are very different, but is there any 'interchangability' between any of those many different part numbers for NEARLY the same car??? This might seem like a stupid question, but if they are indeed, all unique, it would sure answer the question as to why no-one has tackled the 'repro project' on them!! And good luck finding NOS or even good used as time goes on!! Chris

Posted on: 5/31 12:50:46
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Re: '40 110 brake drum interchange?
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Hi Tsherry,

I'll be watching this one closely to see if anyone has a source, but I THINK the answer is 'no'. Best one can do is come up with a decent used. I would sure think there would be a good market for repro-ing these drums, but they probably vary from year to year and model to model so much that reproducing them would be logistically impossible. Otherwise, it would be done by now.... Others on the site will have more and better info and either have a source or someone may even have one they are willing to sell. Good luck. Chris.

Posted on: 5/30 16:24:45
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Re: Carter Carb fuel leak
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Hi John,

Thanks for your reply. I did pass along your question re the leather seat, to the guy at the carb shop. It is called Canadian Carburetors and their website is: http://www.canadiancarburetor.com/
I went to them as a guy I know had a couple of really complicated issues with different carbs on his vehicles, and he said they resolved them right away and he was most impressed with their knowledge and service level. They DO seem very knowledgeable and the guy was very confident that we would 'get to the bottom' of the issue with my carb and get it working properly, no matter what it took. I am really hoping that he CAN get me sorted and I can get back to driving my car again as the 'season is upon us' and up here, it doesn't last that long! I'll post as soon as I find out more. Again, appreciate your reply and followup. Chris.

Post Edit: Oh, and to answer your question, John, my engine pump is a new rebuild from Kanter and appears to work well. The reason I have the electric pump is just for starts, especially when the car has sat for a while. It just seems to make it so much easier on the starter. Chris.

Posted on: 5/30 15:32:59
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Re: Carter Carb fuel leak
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John, Glad to hear your fuel problem is (or sounds like)resolved. I got my carb back from the rebuild house here in Canada that I had mentioned in earlier posts. Installed it and went to start the engine and there was gas all over the place!! ^%$%^&^%$#@#$!!!! My that burns me!! It actually leaks way worse than before I took it to him. I took it off AGAIN and returned it to the guy with my politest 'please fix this fricking thing' and am supposed to be picking it up this coming Wednesday. I'll see what he has to say. In the guy's defense, and to be honest, I do have an electric fuel pump mounted at the tank. I think it's 5-8 PSI and I thought with it pushing all the way from the tank it would lose a couple of pounds and not be 'too much' for the carb. Maybe this is the issue. I just use the electric as a booster to start the engine and then turn it off and let the cam pump do the job. And before, this was no issue. It didn't leak at startup, but would start to drip after it had run for a bit. With the engine being warm, the minimal drips would evaporate and the heat plate would remain dry. Then, after the engine was shut off, the drips would continue for a bit and with the engine cooling off, the gas would pool on the plate. Now, as soon as I hit the switch for the electric pump to start, the gas POURS out (looks like the top of the bowl) and I am afraid to even start the car. I'll report back after the carb guy gives me his findings. He apparently has a dynomometer(sp?) that he 'runs' the carbs on to see that they are performing and he said he was going to test it at 3, 4 & 5 PSI and see if it overpowered the needle and seat. Chris.

Posted on: 5/29 22:45:51
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Re: Hershey 2020
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I don't think the seriousness or significance of Covid-19 can or should be understated. I do think, however, that we must strike a balance between personal medical health risk and the risk of grave and dire damage to our respective economies, if this lockdown is not lifted or moderated quite soon. There are consequences so far reaching, I believe they will permanently damage economic stability on a global scale. I am currently out on my sailboat for the annual 'spring shakedown cruise'. We usually do a couple of weeks of island hopping in the Gulf Islands and stop at a half dozen or so marinas and anchorages. Obviously, with the borders shut there are no American boats and the Canadians are evidently 'staying home' as it is completely deserted out here. Marinas are in distress, restaurants and bars are on the edge of solvency and even the places that ARE open, say business is down so much, it's hardly worth it. I see it as a very serious situation and that is just in this one, isolated industry! What about the other 99%?!?!? Having said that, I think it is very much 'time' to get back to business. Those who are deemed to be 'high-risk' folks can continue to self-isolate (they should be anyway!) and the rest of us need to find ways to be able to get together and make it work. Hershey is an institution and, as stated, is as much about the social aspect as it is about showing cars and flea-marketing parts. It SHOULD go ahead and WHATEVER is required to make that work, should happen. I was booked to go to the 2020 Packard Meet in California this year and ended up cancelling due to the pandemic. I'm sure many folks share my disappointment. While I understand the whys and hows of all that, one can only imagine the economic fallout of just one such event being shut down. The hotels, flights, bars and restaurants.... the list goes on and on, and the impact is extreme. We should not let Hershey fall prey to that same fate! Chris

Posted on: 5/26 18:49:20
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Re: Wheel bearings 1954 Deluxe
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Got it... makes sense, thanks for clarifying. Chris.

Posted on: 5/22 21:14:53
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Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall
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We don't have Harbor Freight up here in Canada, but we do have Peavey Mart and Princess Auto and they are both mega outlets for low-cost import hardware (less politely: cheap Chinese junk!) My presumption is that H.F. is one of these import discounters and 'buyer beware' ought to be applied to any and all goods purchased from such vendors. I search to the ends of the earth to find domestic made goods and, although one will definitely pay more, the quality factor is multiple times ahead of offshore junk. Sometimes I DO end up settling for the latter out of an inability to FIND what I'm looking for, made in North America, and yes, sometimes the price disparity is SO great and the projected usage SO minimal, that a guy will succumb and buy import... but I sure don't like to!! Chris

Posted on: 5/22 15:35:16
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Re: For Sale 1955 400 H/T
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Packard0820, these days photos are 'minimum kit'. Chris

Posted on: 5/22 15:20:50
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Re: Wheel bearings 1954 Deluxe
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Just curious, Dave - is 200 - 270 ft lbs not quite a range?? That's over a 30% 'from/to' for the spec; seems like a lot?? Chris.

Posted on: 5/22 15:14:40
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Re: 1924 Speedometer
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Hi Carl24,
I'd give Pat Mescher a call at Bill's Speedometer Shop in Ohio at 937-848-8803, or drop him an email at: bills.speedometer@gmail.com

Pat's on this site (39SixSedanMan) and speaks 'Packard'. I had my speedo reconditioned there - beautiful job. Chris.

Posted on: 5/22 15:08:40
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