The Most Comprehensive Free Online Reference for Packard Owners
Happy 4th of July! Become a member of Packard Motor Car Information, right now! (it's free)
Login
Username:

Password:

remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who's Online
38 user(s) are online (34 user(s) are browsing Packard Forums)

Members: 3
Guests: 35

Packard newbie, Valentine, Mark Graber, more...


(1) 2 3 4 ... 107 »


Re: Spark Plug Cable Spacers
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
Garolite is glass-reinforced epoxy, so your suggestion gives me an idea. If you have some left-overs from boat building or repair, you could make your own by impregnating glass mat with epoxy, then machining the 'blank." A high durometer elastomer would work also, and hold the wires without abrasion.

Posted on: 7/2 12:48:13
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Spark Plug Cable Spacers
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
Micarta ia a very old brand name for thermoset phenolic sheet. The heat resistance would be good because it's thermoset. It's basically circuit board material.

Posted on: 7/2 10:21:36
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Marker lights/ Turn Signals
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
I agree with cutting your own pads, but Neoprene is not necessary, although it will work. EPDM will work fine and is probably the original material. There are some PVC plasticizer- paint type combinations that can result in a mark on the finish so I'd avoid the risk.

Posted on: 7/1 6:38:45
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Junior or Senior series
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
For the 22nd and 23rd series:
There were 6 cyl cars in the 22nd, primarily taxi and export
The Eight and Eight Deluxe use the 288
These are Juniors

The Super 8 uses a 327, but not the later 9 main version
The Super 8 Deluxe in the 23rd series uses the 327
The Custom 8 uses the 356
These are Seniors

Posted on: 6/23 14:28:37
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: 1948 NYC lwb taxi project
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
running change on dash trim sounds plausible - my car with chrome is a 1949 model year 22nd.

Posted on: 6/20 7:59:59
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: 1948 NYC lwb taxi project
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
I have a 22nd series with original interior, Eight (not Deluxe) and the dash trim is chromed.

Posted on: 6/19 15:34:14
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Water Wetter cooling system enhancer
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
I think measuring temp vs time in a flowing system would be the lab experiment. It's unlikely to do much in a static calorimetry run.

Posted on: 6/13 12:59:37
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: disc brake conversion
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
If your issue is fade, then disc can help. If the issue is stopping distance, they may help you get closer to wheel lock-up without doing it but the relatively small tire patches for a heavy car will likely still be the limit.

Posted on: 6/12 11:15:27
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Paint Metal Flakes
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
you can normally buy it with a choice between a couple of "wetting agents" to tame the dusty/static problem. But choose a wetting agent compatible with the paint in this case! Also, I'd avoid grades with coating on the aluminum for the same reason.

Posted on: 6/12 11:10:26
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Interior refinishing costs
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/10 7:29
From grand rapids, mi, usa
Posts: 1090
with your goal in mind, have you considered a set of period look seat covers? Budget-friendly and functional. There is a danger in an incorrect interior of spending 50% of the cost and getting 15% of the value as far as resale. Either way, have fun.

Posted on: 6/12 6:34:56
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer



 Top
(1) 2 3 4 ... 107 »




Search
Recent Photos
1947 packard (2020/7/2)
1947 packard
no title (2020/7/1)
no title
DSC05939.JPG (2020/6/27)
DSC05939.JPG
Anton Kneer (2020/6/13)
Anton Kneer
San Juan Motor Company (2020/6/13)
San Juan Motor Company
Random Photo
1949 PACKARD GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY PHOTO-B&W
Helping Out
PackardInfo is supported and funded by user donations. If you would to help out by either donating content, or funds to help with the upkeep and hosting of this site please EMAIL ME or click on the donate button.