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Re: CHASING DOWN BUGS-THE HEADLIGHTS WON'T TURN ON 1940 180
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Well apparently somehow the arm that pulls the switch that turns the headlight on got loose so managed to get it in and there I had lights back.

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Posted on: 2019/6/20 12:15
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CHASING DOWN BUGS-THE HEADLIGHTS WON'T TURN ON 1940 180
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Well I know they worked the night the car was delivered because I turned them on. I was looking at the wire diagram and couldn't determine which wire is the power wire to the switch could someone more knowledgeable than I am point me in the right direction?

Posted on: 2019/6/18 16:11
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Re: 1940 Packard 180 wipers inoperative
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Thank guys for the help.Apparently the arm from the wiper switch was not making contact with the pawl on the wiper motor took all of 10 minutes to fix it. https://youtu.be/6TW9EJhHsYI.

Posted on: 2019/6/15 8:23
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Re: 1940 Packard 180
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Tested the generator put a lead from the field to a good ground. fired up the car stepped on the gas ameter went to the + side of the gauge-NEW VOLTAGE REGULATOR ORDERED> Thanks guys and you too Ross.

Posted on: 2019/6/8 14:41
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Re: 1940 Packard 180
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THANKS GUYS APPRECIATE THE ADVICE!

Posted on: 2019/6/7 10:30
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Re: 1940 Packard 180
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It did discharge me and a friend who is a mechanic drove it for a few hours and when we went to put it back in my garage the car died and would not restart. We had to push it in and boy that sucker is heavy!I pulled the battery out and it took over 12 hrs to charge it back up to full.

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1940 Packard 180
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Well I just bought this car about a week ago and as with any old car acquisition I found a few bugs. The charging system seems to have a problem. When it came home and we started it up we noticed a ticking sound coming from the generator gauge ( I have included a link to a youtube video that shows this occurring). The car has an 8 volt heavy duty commercial battery and I know these cars came with 6 volts If you say replace it ill do it tomorrow. The more you step on the gas the more it discharges. Of course my first thought was the generator went bad. But before i throw some money at the problem I want to know some opinions.Here is the link:https://youtu.be/YAxAatfTVKw

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Re: 1940 Packard 180 wipers inoperative
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Thanks this is a little new to me.

Posted on: 2019/6/4 13:12
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Re: 1940 Packard 180 wipers inoperative
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One more question, where is the wiper head mounted to the firewall or under the dash?

Posted on: 2019/6/4 10:15
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1940 Packard 180 wipers inoperative
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does anyone have a schematic for how the vacuum lines are routed to the wiper motor? Or a picture?

Posted on: 2019/6/3 21:20
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