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Re: Cross reference Fram C-4 Oil Filter
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Hi Fish'nJim
Couldn't agree with you more. IF I can remember that I have a particular piece when the need arises, finding it involves a lot of looking, sometimes successful, sometimes not; then if & when I come up with it, it's either not quite right, too old or not what's being used these days and I have to go and buy new anyway. Belies the question of why I kept it in the first place! I think it's in my DNA, inherited from my father. LOL. Chris.

Posted on: 7/9 14:32:47
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Re: Bent Rim on a 1940 Super 8
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Hey Gar,

Not sure what the nature of the 'bend' in your rim is, but I had the same issue and, of the two spare rims I had, one was different, as you say, and would not accept the hubcaps and trim rings as would the original, and the second spare, while being identical - was bent too!! Probably why it became a spare, right!?!? Anyway, I have had rims straightened in the past and depending on the complexity of the straightening machine and the expertise of the operator, a pretty distorted rim CAN be made perfectly true again. I found a place here in BC that does nothing else but deal with wheel straightening and dropped both rims off. For $120 they fixed both of them and when my tire shop guy spun them on his balancing machine, he commented on how true they were. Might be an option. Chris.

Posted on: 7/6 17:21:39
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Re: 1925 seven day non-stop trip???
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FWIW Joe, I think you made the right call there. I do not know the cost of shipping a car across the US (although I DID ship a 6-ton sailboat from Florida to Seattle) but imagine it would not be cheap. Based on the shipping damage horror stories, would there be any merit in renting an enclosed car trailer and a 3/4 ton/ 1-ton diesel truck and hauling it yourself?? I hauled my '39 on an open trailer behind a dualie 1-ton diesel that I borrowed from a friend, and I could hardly tell the trailer was back there, albeit for only a few hundred miles... Chris.

Posted on: 7/6 11:14:04
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Re: Door Latch Spring - '39 Six
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Hey Don,

I'd take the rear one. Only issue is the borders are closed and I have no way of picking it up at my US mailbox. How bad would you beat me up to mail it to Canada? Chris.

Posted on: 7/4 23:17:19
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Re: Door Latch Spring - '39 Six
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Thanks Joe, Howard and David for the replies. First off - Joe, the part numbers for the front and rear locks would have to be different as the rear locks have the push-lock plastic posts and the associated linkage to the latch and the front do not. And, to answer the question on the installation of the front springs, yes, they did assist in returning the handles to the horizontal position. I do however, agree with Howard that if there is any wear in the square peg/square hole tolerance of the latch and handle post, the weight of the handle will make it 'lead' to the downside of the wear, giving a bit of sag. My car seems to be pretty good regarding this issue and if the latch is fully returned to it's 'closed' position, the handle is 'pretty' horizontal; not perfect, but acceptable. It would seem that the answer to my query is that the rear assemblies ARE riveted and I do not feel there is enough to be gained to 'un-rivet' them and install the springs. My experience with this kind of '2nd level' machining is that it opens up a can of worms and I end up partially solving my initial problem but creating 3 more related ones!! Either that or I wreck something and then have NO latch and have to go on the hunt for a replacement. A liberal coating of white lithium grease on all moving parts and a properly adjusted reinstallation and I think I'll leave it at that. Chris.

Posted on: 7/4 16:57:17
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Door Latch Spring - '39 Six
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I purchased the replacement springs for my door latches from John Ulrich Packard. I had both front doors apart a while back and replaced the springs at that time. These are the colour-coded little clip springs that are supposed to address handle sag. I had a rear door apart in the last few days to replace a cracked window and wanted to switch that spring out as well. I removed the latch mechanism, but it appears that the unit is riveted together and I could see no way of splitting it to replace the spring. The front ones were long enough back that I don't remember how the springs installed, just that they seemed quite easy and straight forward. Am I missing something here or ARE the back latch assemblies that different from the front ones??? Any help or suggestions much appreciated as always. Thanks guys. Chris.

Posted on: 7/3 17:31:05
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Re: No spark 54 Patrician
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Allow me to throw dibs in there too!!! You're a peach, Howard!! Many thanks. Chris.

Posted on: 7/2 19:34:57
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Re: Timing Chain wear allowance
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Hi No1Packardman,

I have been following this thread, post-by-post and have been waiting for your eureka moment, and confirmation that the engine does indeed run. Sorry it is being such a stubborn issue. The gentlemen giving you advice are superior mechanics and diagnostic specialists, so I wouldn't even purport to be able to have their expertise, but one thing I did want to ask, is are you using the same head gasket throughout? You mention the bad head and water ingress into the engine, etc., and I wonder if a cylinder trying to compress water could have damaged the gasket? I only ask this because I spent years on a stalling problem, that eventually turned out to be, among some other issues, a bad head gasket. You have spark and if your timing is even close, you should at least get a sputter or some sign of a fire if you are adding a bit of gas to the carb when you are turning it over. Sounds like quite the mystery; good luck with finding the cure. Chris.

Posted on: 7/1 19:28:11
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Re: Marker lights/ Turn Signals
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Agree with John, I only said Neoprene as that is what most rubber houses would have in stock as a 'catchall'. Price per square foot would sure be similar, especially for just 2 or 3 feet, whatever the minimum would be. Neoprene resists oil and petroleum products and light chemicals, EPDM has superior UV properties, plus a wide range of chemical resistance. Neither should mark your paint. Chris.

Posted on: 7/1 12:12:32
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Re: Packard Trips
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Hey Brian,

Cool video clip! I thought I might have even recognized that street! LOL Nice car. Chris.

Posted on: 7/1 12:01:11
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