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Re: 1940 packard 160 7 pass. for sale
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Joe, youíre right I didnít take into account the Ď39 type licensed holder that was used on 1940 models with the trunk rack. Packardís handles were made by a third party vendor and were often functionally the same between makes of cars that used the same vendor (differing in design but not functionality) so appears that one of those was fitted.

Posted on: 5/26 15:01:24
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Re: 1940 packard 160 7 pass. for sale
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While youíre waiting for an answer, do you or does anyone know if the trunk handle is the proper one? Iím familiar only with junior models so pardon my ignorance.

Posted on: 5/26 12:21:36
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Re: Brake drum puller -Ď48 Custom
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Did you post this where you had intended? It seems out of context.

Posted on: 5/25 17:41:02
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Re: Brake drum puller -Ď48 Custom
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Some drums come off more easily than others and in some cases it takes considerable rotational impacting interspersed with hits at the center to build up enough force and that has been typical in my experience. I would buy new or good used but complete use one, or even rent one, before considering one in such poor condition!

In the photo I showed of the puller on my 1951 Henney-Packard, I had a surprise a moment after it was taken as a tiny tap popped it off but I had already used my pneumatic torque wrench to its limit so perhaps I shouldnít have seen surprised. That was the first time I had done one that way. The other side, though, was a major surprise as the drum popped off when I was simply finger-tightening the pullerís screw to the shaft! A bad seal had lubricated it all so well that it just about fell apart.

Posted on: 5/25 14:42:18
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Re: Packard Murder Mystery
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Fascinating story! Based on the photo in the article, the car is at least a 1938 due to the two-piece windshield.

Posted on: 5/25 11:56:50
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Re: Brake drum puller -Ď48 Custom
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You will probably need the bar that is supposed to go with it, along with a heavy sledge hammer. However, if the hex isnít so flared as to not be able to get a socket onto it, you might have some luck with a pneumatic impact wrench.

Having said that, youíre probably better off buying a new one. Hereís the one I use (shown on a 14Ē Henney-Packard drum) and has served well for many decades.

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Posted on: 5/25 10:31:16
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Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall
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I have a couple Harbor Freight rotating engine stands that had a good weight rating but they wouldnít even hold bare Cadillac V8 blocks without support underneath. For me that was expected (and they were very cheap) as I didnít buy them for the purpose but rather to cut up and use as a template for a double-ended stand for Packard engines. If and when I make one, Iíll get better stands from somewhere else to make the final one.

Harbor Freight did once save me though, when in the middle of a project where the hydraulic cylinder on my engine lift gave out. I took it to a local hydraulic shop and they tried twice to fix it but were unable so I finally had to drive the thirty or forty miles to southern Bend (Oregon) where the nearest shop was and they had the replacement cylinder. Iíve had the lift itself for close to forty years so it wasnít made by them but fortunately had a common cylinder.

Bottom line, for somewhat better quality and usually free or very reasonable shipping even on large, heavy items, try Summit Racing.

Posted on: 5/25 10:20:57
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Typically no sealer is used on exhaust manifold gaskets. If sealer is needed, then it is to patch something that should be properly fixed before too long.

Posted on: 5/22 17:36:43
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Just a thought but have you tried leaving the hotbox bolts somewhat loose, then snugging the assembly to the block without gaskets to get the two parts in alignment and while that way, tightening the hotbox bolts? You donít need to torque them or even tighten all but tighten at least enough to prevent them moving when you take off the assembly to install the gaskets.

Posted on: 5/22 14:59:58
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Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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Well I pulled the hub off the Right hand side hoping to find two Primary shoes on this side but nope. Just like the other side, two Secondary shoes. So I guess I'll just leave it as is. Wes


If front and rear are the same on this year and model, is it possible that there are two secondary shoes on each side of the rear?

Posted on: 5/21 14:25:01
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