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Re: 1934 Packard 1100 - Backfire and stumble at 50MPH
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I screwed up. Here's the link that takes you to Past #714 on Page 72 of the thread:
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... SC&type=&mode=0&start=710

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Re: 1934 Packard 1100 - Backfire and stumble at 50MPH
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You know when someone important in your life dies and a friend consoles you by telling you that they get it completely because someone important in their life died, and they assume it's the same experience for you? Just remember, they mean well.

I know a ’40 is not a ’34, so take this with a grain of salt. I mean well. For what it's worth:

The fuel bowl level may be right at idle, but once you put a load on it, such as heading up hill in first or 2nd gear, if the Float is not set correctly, it will fluff/flummox and die. Stepping on the gas could. make it backfire and you can damage your muffler, among other things.

I had my carburetor re-built at one of the very best places in the country, Daytona Parts Co., and they missed the float setting. I had so much confidence in their rebuild, which was well compensated, that I couldn’t believe it was the carb. I checked out everything else. In the end, I put on an old Carter carb that had not been rebuilt and the car ran just fine, so I sent the Stromberg back and Daytona made good on their warranty.

Problem test drive:
http://www.mktx.com/packard/5-12TestRun.mp4

Starting at Post#714 on Page 72 of this thread:
http://www.mktx.com/packard/5-12TestRun.mp4
and going all the way to Post #750 on page 75, we checked out the usual suspects using other posters as a guide until we had a successful test run.

Successful test drive:
http://www.mktx.com/packard/Test4Suckcess.mp4

Posted on: Yesterday 13:12:50
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Re: 1940 packard 160 7 pass. for sale
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I hope no one thinks I'm picking on this car, because I really like it. But it is missing the hold downs for the side mount covers. At least one of those is available from John Ulrich Packard Parts 510 223-9587.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:14:07
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Re: 1940 packard 160 7 pass. for sale
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If the vehicle ID numbers are low enough to confirm this is an early 1940, it should have the Packard script hubcaps. It could be that the car was restored before Kanter reproduced the script caps and the only reproduced 1940 caps were the ones for the late 1940 cars with the words Packard and the series numbers, 160, in this case, made by Bill Hirsch.

I think the stainless running board moulding should extend on to the front fender just behind the front wheel, but this 160 is a longer wheelbase than mine, so not sure.
The "Packard Motor Car Company" in AZ makes reproductions of this in solid aluminum.

They still claim to have the Packard name trademarked, but I checked with the US Patent and Trademark Office. They have abandoned their registered trademark claim to the Packard name and to Packard Motor Car Company.

I was under the impression that the Packard name and Packard script were registered to Packard Automobile Classics, which is still Live for using on clothing and club pubs, but apparently on April 1, 2020, an Alan J. Ross representing Aerie Packard, Ltd. a company started in Aug 2019 whose Registered Agent is Scott Andrews of 18700 Rivers Edge Drive E, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 now holds the trademarks.

This company claims to produce Replacement parts for automobiles, namely, Automobile engine components and parts; Automobile interior instruments, gauges and meters; Automobile exhaust system components and parts; Automobile braking system components and parts; Automobile powertrain components and parts; Automobile cooling system components and parts; Automobile oil system components and parts; Automobile fuel system components and parts; Automobile suspension and steering system components and parts; Automobile transmission system components and parts; Automobile chassis components and parts; Automobile body fender components and parts; Automobile doors; Automobile bumpers; Automobile interior heating and air conditioning components and parts; Automobile identification plates; Automobile floor components and parts; Automobile hood ornaments; Automobile interior seats; Automobile dash panels; Automobile starting system components and parts; Automobile electrical system components and parts; Automobile cameras; Automobile sensors; Automobile motion control components and parts; Automobile roll cages; Automobile wheels; Automobile hubcaps; Automobile audio and video system components and parts; Automobile lighting and signaling system components and parts; Automobile wiring harnesses; Automobile gaskets; Automobile interior consoles; Automobile glove boxes; Automobile luggage racks; Automobile sun visors; Automobile safety components and parts; Automobile cellular system components and parts; Automobile computer system components and parts; and Automobile interior steering wheels

This should be quite a boon (not a Boonton) to Packard restorers.

Well, just too much time on my hands and the day may turn sunny.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:00:17
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Re: 1940 packard 160 7 pass. for sale
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I don't think it is. This car is set up for a trunk rack with the license holder and light up high like that.

If it is getting a trunk rack, the handle is a "T" type.

If no trunk rack then the license goes at the top of the handle. The handle has a built-in light to shine on the license. Where that high license light is, there would be a shield.

The photo isn't high resolution enough for really see if the handle is a '40 Packard.

What a great looking car. Impressive. Boy, you just can't beat a '40 160, if you ask me.

If you buy it, please paint the Packard script black on the bumper.

Looks like an early '40 built in '39. No speed strips on the side mount covers.

Posted on: 5/26 14:50:46
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Re: my mechanic wrecked my 54 Clipper I need some parts
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Hey, Dead, There's a modification Forum where you can start a blog on how you are improving your Packard, unabashedly, with no retaliation from purists. It's a place when you can reveal what ideas you have and get help in implementing them. You can see from the topics listed that most of the changes are about safety or performance improvements. Many members are interested in following your progress.

Don't be shy. I think plenty of members would promise not to cringe, but to cheer you on.

Posted on: 5/26 8:38:39
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Re: 47 super clipper overdrive freewheel mode
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Forgive me for taking your name in vain, Howard, and thank you for pointing me to the R9 service training manual that happens to be correct for my own car.

Mainly, since Jose revealed that he recently had reassembled the OD I wanted to point him to what could be a common error, one I made myself, of not angling the solenoid when reassembling so that the ball of the plunger fits in the groove of the pawl. The R11 manual has an index which makes it easier to find and discusses this on Page 10. The R9 manual doesn't have an index but discusses this on Page 13 and 14.

There's also the issue of the spacer being put on backwards. Another mistake of mine. OK I found it. The two smaller holes in the spacer go to the rear of the car.

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jpg  ODspacerFace.jpg (60.67 KB)
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Posted on: 5/26 8:13:55
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Re: 1940 Packard Super 8 160 Station Wagon with factory air conditioning.
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You may not have missed it, but we've recently been through this movie.

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Posted on: 5/26 7:42:42
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Re: 47 super clipper overdrive freewheel mode
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If you recently reassembled the OD, it could be stuck in OD.

Howard HH56 has posted this handy info on the Overdrive in the past. Take a good look at Page 10.

http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/BW_OD.pdf

Posted on: 5/25 16:55:50
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Re: 47 super clipper overdrive freewheel mode
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I know what the instructions say, but I usually put the clutch in and push the knob forward to put it IN overdrive when I'm moving forward at 30 MPH or so, then let out the clutch and let it drop into overdrive.

I usually only take it OUT of overdrive when stopped or rolling forward at 5 MPH or so.

If it resists pulling out when I'm stopped, I use First or Reverse to move 1 or 2 feet. Then it will pull out.

It may be an unjustified fear, but I would never pull it out of overdrive moving forward at any speed above 10 MPH. I would just picture the transmission turning into scrambled eggs.

But other braver souls may say otherwise.

Posted on: 5/25 9:10:19
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