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Re: Oil pressure at idle
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Exactly on machining the head.
With new head gaskets in the sixty thousandth of an inch thick range, theres a lot of room for some slight distortion.
I do think in period service machining a straight eight head was probably sold many times as an extra-profit item, thus there seems to be quite a lot of heads over machined.

In regards to the idling oil pressure, I'm sure the noted five psi is fine, but if it were my engine I would change the oil (if not done recently) and temporarily plumb in a known accurate gauge, maybe 0 to 60 psi range to verify the accuracy of the OEM gauge. If it is OEM circa 1934, it won't do any harm to check it.

Posted on: 2019/8/4 8:56
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Thanks for posting the link, Rusty.

I look at the vid as a sendup on the many 'reality restoration' videos on YouTube. The dog is fun to watch as well.

Thanks again.

Posted on: 2019/7/29 7:36
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Re: 1938 Super Eight for sale
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Good luck with your quest.
I would suggest trawling this site , the PAC site and the AACA site.
I also would suggest contact the Flackmaster, he seems to be a respected source of information. He was a tremendous help to me locating another engine for my 39 S-8.
Be aware there is more than one 38 S-8 for sale "with cylinder head removed for inspection of block".
Dave Coco in Virginia is in the process (maybe finished by now) of repairing his 38 S-8 Conv. He posts on the AACA site as 'trimacar'. He could be a source of information.
Again, all the best.
Jim/KB1MCV

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