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Re: engine bay covers
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Thanks for the suggestion, Wesley.

I have tried renaming the file with no luck.
I also tried posting pics on an alternative browser.
I am able to post pics on the Packard Classics site and on the AACA forum. Also on the Studebaker Drivers Club site, pics post with no problem.

Kind of frustrating.

Jim

Posted on: 8/4 14:40:16
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Re: engine bay covers
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Welcome, Steve

For some reason I can't seem to get a photo to attach to show how the inner fender panels are arranged on my 39 S-8.
I don't think you can get them on backwards because I have struggled to do just that.
The panels ( I think ) are arranged to let hot air out, the scoops in the panels are on the outside, towards the tire.
I don't think I have described this very well, I do have a picture and if you want to PM with your e-mail I can e-mail it to you.

Jim

Posted on: 8/4 7:46:26
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Re: No spark 54 Patrician
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Brian, the above is excellent advice and more clearly explained than I would be able.

There are several books which will help you getting the car sorted out if you don't already have them.

An owner's manual for your specific car, reprints are available, check e-bay or I think on this site.

"Keep Your Packard Rolling" by Neal Donovan, Packard Books, Inc. 83 Quaker Lane, Fairfield, Ct. 06430-4511. Probably out of print but last time I checked it was available on Amazon.

A Motors Manual covering your year. These books are available on e-bay and through used book dealers. They really are a basic course in pre-computer automotive repair and maintenance.

Good luck.

Posted on: 7/5 13:44:28
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Re: Packard Trips
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It was ~60 deg F. and sunny here in southern Maine.
There seems to be a shortage of eggs in the local supermarket so I was tasked by SWMBO to find some, which I did.

I did however take along an escort, per the pic.

No scenery shots simply because the landscape is pretty desolate right now but at least the snow is gone for now and we've had some rain to wash the road salt away. More snow due at the end of the week.

Everyone stay well.

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Posted on: 4/6 13:04:04
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Re: Packard Trips
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Well, due to a spell of unseasonably warm weather here in southern Maine I succumbed to temptation and took the '39 S-8 for a leisurely 45 mile trip on local back roads.

The trip was a bit of a shakedown after some work over the winter consisting of a new pair of front shock absorbers, removing and painting the steering column, some repairing the cracked plastic on the dash and steering wheel and regraining the dash.

We has around an inch of rain yesterday so I'm confidant the roads are salt-free for the moment.

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Posted on: 3/14 12:54:07
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Re: Help appreciated
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Enlarging the picture I see the BBs around the valves on the LH side of the pic.
Are they as flattened as they look?

JimKB1MCV

Posted on: 3/6 18:08:57
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Re: Help appreciated
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I guess I have a few questions/comments, Suitbear552.

Thanks for posting the pics by the way.

I may be missing something very obvious but what I can see in the shot of the engine top end looks like just an engine that has seen some miles. If it ran with the BBs in the cylinders I would expect to see peening on the piston tops and damaged valves.

Have you seen the BBs? They should (I think) be pretty battered.

At the very least it seems like you should have a look at the valves and seats. If you are loosing compression due to piston and ring clearance it may be juat plain wear and mileage, not from the BBs.

There is a limit to how much the head can be planed or ground, beyond that the valves will interfere with the head. Do you know how much warpage is on your cylinder head? Since you are not dealing with very high compression you should be able to tolerate quite a bit of distortion and maintain a good seal.

It may be a good idea to check the engine serial number to verify exactly what engine you are dealing with. For many years your car was just an old (very) used car and any changes made may well be lost in time.

I agree with Chris (PackardNewbe) that if you have to have all the repair work done by someone else it will run into money, as in hourly labor rate x unknown hours + parts.

Good luck.
JimKB1MCV

Posted on: 3/6 18:05:21
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Re: Packard Trips
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Great idea, Ernie.

Trips are a month or so away in this part of the world, though.

Heres a link to a shot from a short foliage ride last fall in the 'red=haired stepchild' 1939 Super Eight.

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/cache/175416_5e62bb50c0e1c.jpg

Jim KB1MCV

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Posted on: 3/6 13:17:47
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Re: 1938 Super 8 1605 - adventures with a newbie
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Kevin if you don't mind shoot me a PM with an e-mail address,
I may have some pics that would interest you and for some reason the site won't let me upload them. Its probably on my end, I confess to being a Luddite.

I'm enjoying following your progress and I think The engine I took out of my 1705 has a similar history to yours.

Jim/KB1MCV

Posted on: 1/29 14:10:50
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Re: 1938 Super 8 1605 - adventures with a newbie
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Thats kind of interesting.

The impeller is indeed reversed on your shaft.

Didn't you post that the engine had historical problems with overheating? I suspect you may have found at least a contributing factor to any previous heat problems.

Good thing you noticed.

Best of luck with your project.

Jim/KB1MCV

Posted on: 1/28 16:41:29
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