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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin,

What do you mean when you said "But 3 and 4 are not firing, despite the spark plugs working"?

Joe

Posted on: 9/15 8:13:01
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Series 22/23 Complete Heater System
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I removed my heater from my '49 when I added AC. I put the complete heater system on ebay. Includes everything, core, blower, controls, ducts, hoses and all the hardware. Good condition, core had no coolant in it for 60 years! Item #143727067786

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Posted on: 9/10 9:53:00
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1932 Packard - Hemmings
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Posted on: 9/5 6:16:01
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Re: Auction: '46 Clipper Deluxe, Seven Valleys, PA Sept 12, 2020
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A picture of this car.

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Posted on: 8/28 7:52:55
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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JW,

I sharpened a short piece of coat hanger and stuck it in the alligator clip as a probe.

Joe

Posted on: 8/19 13:33:24
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1932 Packard Limo
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Saw this on the Packard Automobile Classics Facebook page. Lots of pictures, asking about $6,000. Another one of those restore for 3 times the value projects.

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Posted on: 8/19 8:55:06
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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Howard,

It's an Echlin ECH ST53. Bought it thinking it was ignition battery start, when that didn't work, I found it was ground start. Changed the starter button wiring. $13.99 + tax.

Joe

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Posted on: 8/19 8:38:49
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Dragging a multimeter around under the dash can be a pain if all you need test is hot continuity rather than a voltage reading. Here's a couple I used back in my 6V days. A cheap Harbor Freight 12V test light will work and detect 6V with a bit dimmer illumination. Also, I soldered test leads to a 6V taillight bulb (used only one element)) with colored leads to one element and the bulb ground.

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Posted on: 8/19 8:23:21
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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Got the battery and starter situation resolved. The Ford starter solenoid threw me a curve. Unlike the original solenoid, it is activated by a ground from the starter switch rather than positive voltage. Once I figured that out and made a minor wiring change, the car starts fine.

Corrected the horn issue that Howard pointed out. The problem started when someone in the past removed the steering wheel with a sledge hammer rather than a puller. The result was that the steering shaft was bent and the threads were messed up so the steering wheel would not go on as far as it should. Fixed the threads with a special 3/4" X 20 UNEF thread chaser but the steering wheel only went on slightly further due to the bent shaft. Used a shim on the contact disk to make up the distance and now the horn works perfectly.

The fan spacer that I made previously was installed on the water pump pulley. With the fan moved forward there were very tight quarters to install the 4 bolts that attach the fan and spacer assembly. The bolts are fine thread and could only be turned about a 1/4 turn at a time with a box or open end wrench! Took quite a while to get them all secure. The fan now clears the AC clutch and is still almost an inch from the radiator. It will supplement the cooling from the electric fan that is is the front of the radiator and condenser.

Took the car out for a ride this morning in 90 degree heat and the temperature stayed pegged at 180 degrees. A potential problem avoided.

Just about time to bring this 7 year project to a close.

Posted on: 8/18 10:14:42
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I used LizardSkin on the roof of my Packard, both the thermo insulation and sound deadener. The stuff sprays easily with the proper equipment. It is water soluble and accidental overspray can be wiped off witha damp cloth but if you let it dry, you'll need to grind it off. Used a product called HushMat on the floors and firewall, cheaper than DynaMat. Tried to use Hushmat on the roof of another car and it pealed off and I had to remove the headliner to remove it. Like LizardSkin for the roofs.

Posted on: 8/14 8:43:32
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