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Re: 22nd Series - Removing dash panel switches?
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The switches are all mound to a bracket that is held in place at the back of the dash by 2 barrel nuts. Removing the barrel nuts will allow the switch unit to move back and down but this will likely not be easy due to the rigid wiring harness that will have become much stiffer due to the aging of the rubber insulation on the wires. Best to proceed with caution if only a few wires are being replaced as disturbing the originals can result in the insulation breaking off and exposing bare wires.
There is no direct connection between the pushbuttons on the front of the dash and the switch assembly.

Posted on: 9/7 23:55:54
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Re: Screw-in ditributor wires
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Owen - I mean each wire has an attachment that screws into the distributor cap hole. The wire is threaded thru the attachment. Even the center coil wire uses this arrangement. This cap and wires came on a Delco 1110811 distributor, which I bought as a spare for my car. I think I have seen a thread about this wire connector. I dont know what this came off -


The 1110811 distributor is correct for your car and it should have a conventional cap, Delco number 1837974 which was also used for many GM 8 cylinder cars from 1940 to the early 50's.
Looks like someone put an oddball cap on your distributor.

Posted on: 9/7 16:51:11
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Look at the Packard Service Index in the main menu and follow links to specifications.

Service Letter Vol. 10 No. 17 shows both intake and exhaust stem diameters as 0.340 inches

Posted on: 9/5 17:58:43
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Re: Wobbly Wheel
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You can pull the axle out by removing the brake drum and backing plate. No need to disassemble the differential but you will need a heavy duty puller for the brake drum.
Best to have a shop check the wheel rim to see if it is bent before tackling the axle.

Posted on: 8/29 11:04:01
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Re: Location of No. 1 Piston?
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It would be quite unusual for an oil pump to leak but the valve covers on the side of the engine above the pump will quite often leak and the oil will run down onto the pump.
You could also check the bolts on the pump to make sure they are all tight before going to the trouble of removing the pump and then having to line it back up with the distributor when re-installing it.

Posted on: 8/27 20:10:11
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Re: 1940 120 spring bushing and rear axle seal
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Packard part # 324961 is the outer seal

The inner seal for 1940 is 323135, superseded by 384215 which was used for cars with the 356 engine from 1941 to 1950 then again in 1953 to 1955 for most models

Posted on: 8/25 22:37:14
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Re: 1946-1947 Hood Ornament Hardware
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The cup washer for the hood ornament is part # 183962

5/8" OD x 1/4" High x 1/16" Thick with straight sides

Posted on: 8/21 10:43:26
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Re: Starter soleniod arced
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It looks like there may have been an internal short circuit in the solenoid between the grounded housing and the battery terminal.
If that is the case, then the starter should still be OK.

Posted on: 8/9 22:49:25
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Re: Wheel cylinders for 21-23 Custom Eight models
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For the 23rd Series, Packard changed the wheel cylinder sizes on Custom 8's to 1-1/8" front and 1" rear

I did this for my 22nd Series Custom 8 and it works well

For the fronts, I bought the later 1-1/8" wheel cylinders used from 1951 to 1956 with the 3/8-24 thread, drilled them out and re-tapped for the 7/16-20 thread since the castings are the same size

Posted on: 8/3 21:01:44
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Re: 1937 120 Trunk Shelf
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I believe that the shelf is plywood.
There is no carpet, only a rubber mat.

Posted on: 7/23 20:59:00
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