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Re: 6-Volt Generator in Need of Rebuild
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ACE Generator and Metroplex (in TX) both come to mind. I sure there are others listed on the packard org web site.

Metroplex is one company I have worked with before. Very knowledgeable and willing to take the time to explain all of your options over the phone. I recommend the rebuild vs the repair option. It will come back like new...

Gar

Posted on: 9/12 7:50:31
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Re: flooding carb on super 8
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My 1940 was flooding as well. I used a higher octane fuel (91 vs 87) as I wanted to use fuel without the ethanol. Unfortunately the higher octane fuel has a lower boiling point so fuel would flow into the carb after it was started.

Also, as Owen suggested, check the fuel pressure going to the carb. I believe it should be approx 3 lbs. If you use a electric fuel pump you may need a regulator to lower the pressure on it.

Posted on: 9/11 19:39:09
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Re: 1928 Voltage Regulator
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thanks, I will do that and report back my findings.

Posted on: 9/11 16:40:36
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Re: 1928 Voltage Regulator
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Owen,Thank you.

I picked up a NOS relay and have installed it on the generator. BEFORE I hooked the final relay end to the battery I thought I would measure the voltage at the generator end of the cutout relay. It measures just under 24 volts. This seems a bit too high as I was expecting around 7 to 8 VOLTS.
Can the generator be off by that much?

Am I getting 24 volts because I have not hooked up the battery end to the cutout relay?

Thanks

Posted on: 9/11 14:45:08
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Re: 1940 Rear End /Bumper height
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I remeasured the rear height and I get over 7 1/2" on drivers side and 8" on the passengers side top of the rear axle. Spec call for 5.75" to 6.75". Prelim manual indeed...something is amiss.

Posted on: 9/5 17:40:19
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Re: 1940 Rear End /Bumper height
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Owen- Thanks. I saw that in my manual but was looking for something that indicated ground to back bumper or frame member. The offset makes sense, I just had to think about it.
I have a preliminary manual, but I was waiting for the final manual release. I suppose I will be waiting a long time.


thanks again

Posted on: 9/4 16:15:12
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1940 Rear End /Bumper height
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I am trying to determine the correct height of the back of my 1940 Super 8 (1807).

It looks like it is riding too low in the back of the car. I don't know if that is the design, if I need to replace the leaf springs, or if I have another issue.

Thanks for your input.

Gar

Posted on: 9/4 13:17:07
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1928 Voltage Regulator
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I am looking for a 1928 voltage regulator on my 6 cyl 533 generator.

Max doesn't have one. Kanter is still checking.

Any direction is appreciated.
Thx

Posted on: 8/29 17:52:47
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Re: 1928 533 light switch
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The big question is the cowl and opera lights. Should they stay on all of the time?

I am told only in "A" position, which indicate loading or a stopped (think standing zone)car. Currently they are on all the time.

Yes "B" and "C" are fine BUT "A" is on with them.

Posted on: 8/24 18:37:19
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Re: 1928 533 light switch
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Sure.
The light switch for all of the exterior lights (except brake/ bkup and running) is located on the steering wheel just opposite the throttle. The switch slides upwards and has dents(stops) about every 1" of upward movement. At the 1st stop it turns on the "A" lights, if I continue sliding the light switch up and turns on the "B" lights, if I continue to slide it up it turns on the "C" lights.

I am trying to figure out what lights are supposed to be turned on at each stop.

Posted on: 8/24 17:56:46
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