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Re: 37 cracked exhaust manifold
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If you can find an old experienced welder who has the correct welding rod, they can be arc-welded. Bob

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Doing body work, photo request '38 junior
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Mine has been hit and repaired in the rear. It looks like the trunk lid has been replaced but the area under the trunk opening is not correct. I'm considering cutting it out and making a new piece but I'm not sure of the correct contour. If I could look at a photo taken from the side of an original car it would sure help. I need to see if the line from the trunk lid down the rear valance is continuous or if the lower panel protrudes like on my car. Thanks, Bob

Posted on: 4/27 8:28:20
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Inline 12 to V-12?
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Just watched an episode where Wayne Carini sold his '18 "twin-six" and was wondering in what year was the switch made? Bob

Posted on: 4/16 10:19:09
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Re: Timing a 36 120 Business coupe
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Dual point distributor info, not necessarily Packard related. I spent many years dealing with dual points but they were all related to high performance applications.The theory was more dwell time equals a hotter spark. One set of points would close and begin the coil saturation phase and the second set would close a fraction later. Then, the first set would open but the spark would only occur after the second set of points opened. Thus the total dwell time was increased. I can't visualize how two sets of points could fire different cylinders. Bob

Posted on: 4/12 9:47:37
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Re: 37 6 cylinder reassemble issues
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I had the same issue when assembling my '38 six cylinder. I always tongue the rod caps with the bearings in place prior to installation. This allows a measurement and comparison to the crank size. What a shock I felt when seeing this. First photo in post. Bob

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Posted on: 4/6 9:17:46
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Re: Which parts get what color?
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Thanks Ross for taking the time to answer. I don't intend to show this car in a concours so I won't be doing the overspray action. The most attractive paint process would be to spray body color under the fenders and cab. The best solution to quiet the ride and protect against rust would be to undercoat everything. Or, the easiest would be to paint everything underneath black. Guess I'll think a little more and decide which choice is best, Bob

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Posted on: 12/11 6:08:16
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Re: Which parts get what color?
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So no one has yet answered my original question. Do I paint the underside of the fenders and the cab body color or black? Should the frame be semi gloss then? How about all the interior? If the exterior is blue, how about the area under the dash and inside the doors? Thanks, Bob

Posted on: 12/10 18:34:01
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Re: Which parts get what color?
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I appreciate the responses and with it the new knowledge. I didn't know that my car was called an opera coupe. I assumed the opera windows and not the rear seats that face each other were the reasons it was called an opera coupe.. I also learned I should paint my car with cheap paint with some runs and sags! My problem is being past 60, my brain is full. So learning these new facts has caused 2 other bits of knowledge to jump out to make room. I am hoping it wasn't something important that I forgot.

Posted on: 12/9 15:33:29
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Which parts get what color?
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I'm getting near ready to begin painting my '38 opera window coupe. I'm going with a dark blue and am wondering if the body color should extend to under the fenders. under the body, firewall, and inside the car. Also, should the frame be gloss or semi-gloss black. I'm not trying to restore to concours condition but may as well paint correctly. Thanks, Bob

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Posted on: 12/9 7:25:06
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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I just fired for the first time my "36 six cylinder. I had it bored so new pistons and rings get submerged in engine oil for ease of assembly. You can only imagine the smoke cloud as I didn't think to record it. I had an open exhaust pointing out of the shop and toward the house which disappeared behind the cloud. It sounded marvelous by the way, Bob

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