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Re: Various CL Pickings
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I noticed that too Don; I figured you'd pick up on that!!! You old VIN-meister, you!! LOL
Chris.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:25:16
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Re: Engine Timing
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Sounds like they're scammin' & jammin' pretty thick and heavy to me.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:49:55
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Re: Engine Timing
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Steve, I hear you loud and clear! And the lacing I was referring to, was about $25 direct from Amazon and how much could the attaching fasteners be?!?!? And Don, other than the Max Marritt labels being applied to the 2 bags, how much more cost is incurred by Amazon fulfilling the order FOR M.M. vs. them packaging it and sending direct?? Same product, process and packaging, right?? I get it that these companies are in it to make a buck, but when does it go from capitalist retail to scalping?? The TV news showed a guy the other day that had gone out and purchased a bunch of hand sanitizer and toilet paper and was going door to door selling it for double the price. The station absolutely vilified the guy as being a monster and a carpetbagger. My reaction was: Walmart does that on some items every day of the week and they don't even put them in their car and bring them to your door!! What's the big deal here?? Nobody HAD to buy the stuff from him, and why is it only scalping when HE does it?!?!? There are so many companies out there that are making OBSCENE profit on retail items...

Posted on: Yesterday 15:00:47
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Re: Engine Timing
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Steve, I hear you loud and clear! And the lacing I was referring to, was about $25 direct from Amazon and how much could the attaching fasteners be?!?!? And Don, other than the Max Marritt labels being applied to the 2 bags, how much more cost is incurred by Amazon fulfilling the order FOR M.M. vs. them packaging it and sending direct?? Same product, process and packaging, right?? I get it that these companies are in it to make a buck, but when does it go from capitalist retail to scalping?? The TV news showed a guy the other day that had gone out and purchased a bunch of hand sanitizer and toilet paper and was going door to door selling it for double the price. The station absolutely vilified the guy as being a monster and a carpetbagger. My reaction was: Walmart does that on some items every day of the week and they don't even put them in their car and bring them to your door!! What's the big deal here?? Nobody HAD to buy the stuff from him, and why is it only scalping when HE does it?!?!? There are so many companies out there that are making OBSCENE profit on retail items...

Posted on: Yesterday 15:00:47
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Re: Engine Timing
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Interesting info guys.... isn't it funny how prices can be all over the board on a given item? Not to 'talk out of school' but I just purchased cowl lacing from M.M., and the bill, all in, for the profile and the attaching 'nails' was very close to $100. Oddly enough, the shipment showed as coming from Amazon!! I looked up 'cowl lacing' on their site and there are 2 or 3 choices, of which one looked identical to what I received. Their cost was WAY lower and, although I didn't pursue the attaching fasteners on Amazon, my take was that M.M. was just brokering the sale through them and stepping heavily on the price. They must have some kind of a contractual arrangement with them as the product came in Max Merritt bags, but my takeaway was that, had I known what I was looking for, I could have bought direct at somewhere around half price. Now, before anybody slams me for supplier disloyalty, etc., I am the first guy in line to realize and appreciate the outlets that are in business out there to keep the supply lines open for us on these old cars, but 'just sayin', sometimes one has to watch and perform due diligence when winnowing through the choices. Some deals are definitely better than others!! Chris

Posted on: Yesterday 13:29:27
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Re: Oil bath air cleaner
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Roger, if the unit is an OEM edition, it SHOULD have the oil level marked. Usually an arrow pressed into the metal with the word 'oil' or 'fill to here' marks the level to which it should be filled. Like Dave says (Owen_Dyneto) you will only have to empty, clean and refill the thing once every 2 or 3 years providing you are not on dusty roads all the time. I looked into switching out my unit for a paper element, but it involved dismantling part of the inner guts of it and I decided against it. Chris

Posted on: 3/29 23:02:04
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Re: Engine Timing
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Thanks for the replies and info guys. If you knew how much I've learned in the last 4 years since I bought this car, and how little I still know, you'd realize what a neophyte mechanic I am!!! My knowledge and skill-set allows me to perform the basic 'monkey-see; monkey-do' stuff, but when it comes to dwell and vacuum curves, etc., I admit to being a little challenged. Not stupid, just ignorant! I will TRY and apply what has been suggested here and report my findings/results. Luckily, there is P.I. to assist and bounce ideas off, and for that I am most grateful.
I found a site that lists all the tune-up components for the '39 Six (https://hagensautoparts.com/packard/41-electrical/13607) and they show a replacement vacuum pot for $60 and I think I'll get a hold of them and confirm they are 'fresh' units, not NOS and just buy one. If I also buy a vacuum gauge and confirm the inhg's, I SHOULD be getting close. The distributor is NOS so is not worn and the engine a fresh rebuild, so I should be able to get pretty close to 100%. New points, condensor, plugs, wires and coil should all contribute to healthy performance, along with the foregoing suggestions.
Don: the above link shows the 2 Auto-Lite units I listed previously and confirm (I think) that they are the correct models for the '39-245 CID. The one I bought from you (IGS-4201) is identical to the unit that was in my car when I bought it (with the plate missing) so if it was original, I am fairly confident I have the 'right stuff'. Again, appreciate the time and input taken to respond. Stay safe, everybody! Chris.

Posted on: 3/29 11:03:28
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Re: Engine Timing
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Don, the two Auto-lite distributors that I can find referenced for the '39 Six are the IGS-4013 and the IGS-4201. Both have vacuum pots. They use different points and when I got my car the ident plate was missing from the distributor. I was able to narrow it down by identifying the points and confirm it was a 4201. That is the unit you had as NOS, and which I purchased from you a couple of years back (actually it was February of 2017!!) Chris.

Posted on: 3/28 21:47:23
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Re: Engine Timing
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Alright David, thanks. I will forge 'onward through the fog'!!! LOL Chris.

Posted on: 3/28 18:02:22
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Re: Corona
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Yes, last time I checked, death is a vital statistic in the US (and Canada) and human remains are sent to a morgue for sanitary and dignified resolution by family members or the state. Imagine how that statement would bounce off you if your Mom or Dad had just passed from this pandemic? My Dad always used to say 'load brain before firing mouth' to me when I said inappropriate things. Perhaps 're-read and evaluate before pressing send' might be appropriate here. Sensitive times and sensitive issues here, Tim.

Posted on: 3/28 17:03:49
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