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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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I did attach my gauge to the gallery plug hole on the RH side. Without it attached oil flowed. With the gage connected I got nothing coming through
Im running out of options. Yes, I know vintage auto very well. Terry Jarvis lives close by. I see him regularly. It was too bad they closed. I got lots of stuff from them

Posted on: 4/19 15:07:05
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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I disconnected the piping. Oil did come out the lower hole

Posted on: 4/19 13:25:28
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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My Gage is a cheap add on gage from Napa. It connects with a clear 1/16 plastic tubing.
I removed the whole thing this morning. Turned the engine and got oil coming out . Not real strong, pulsating an pumping. I hooked up 1 more time and it will not pump oil through up 10. I didnt see any oil in the tubing. But the pump is working.
Maybe a better gage in-line type
At the original sending unit port, there are 2 ports. about 4 apart
Is the upper port the pressure line, maybe I have it backwards.
I look at the filter system in the service tech sheet. Is that a tee fitting with the sending unit on it? I dont have the jumper tube. I guess I dont understand the picture. I will try your suggestion

Posted on: 4/19 13:23:31
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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I did what JW advised. I added grease to the pump gears, it was dry. I added oil to the oil fill line at the oil filter inlet. I opened a plug on the block. Oil did come out of the plug while the engine was cranking. as he suggested. Still no oil pressure at the gauge, but I know the pump is moving oil. Interesting that 2 of you mentioned the odd oil piping that I did. I too think that that is the problem. I installed that from a sketch I made from another car. Obviously I made a mistake. I found a factory drawing in a service technical sheet. Tomorrow I will continue my quest of getting this engine running. Thank you all for your help, I appreciate it very much.

Posted on: 4/18 21:52:29
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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Do you mean to put oil in the fill line to the filter, disconnect it at the filter and fill it there ? Pack the oil pump gears with any type grease? Would it be wise to put a little oil in each cylinder? A couple squeezes., I did that when I did get start it up to get it running.

Posted on: 4/18 12:41:09
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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Im sorry, I cant figure how to add the picture
I removed the sending unit , installed a t fitting. The oil line to the filter was installed per a factory picture on adding a filter. The pressure gauge was mounted straight above the sender fitting about 10 long into an accessory gauge like you could hang from the dash. The pressure line is 1/16 diameter.
I even replaced the 1st gauge with another and no pressure. How did the oil,get into the filter canister in the 1st place. The valve covers are off the engine. The lifters seem to be oily. Should the side valve covers be on to get pressure?
I will keep trying to add the picture

Posted on: 4/17 10:18:11
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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I am not getting any oil pressure when starting . I have installed a temporary oil gauge . On the 1st start up the gauge pegged all the way over and did not go down. I removed the oil line to the oil filter and found it is empty. The engine did start up and I did run it a few minutes. I did remove the pan when I got the engine, cleaned it well, it should not have any sludge. Seems as if it is not picking up any oil from the pan. Could it be worn bearings? The compression is in the 85-90 range except no. 8 cylinder is only 65.

Posted on: 4/16 22:33:24
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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What is the correct fuel line size from pump to carb.
I have seen both 5/16 OD and 14 OD.

Posted on: 4/6 13:39:59
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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That is good news. Now I can continue, yesterday was not a fruitful day. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Posted on: 3/30 9:43:20
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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Ross,
I had a lot of trouble trying to get the pump in correctly. I still think it is not correct. If I were to remove the distributor and then set the pump can I then line up the slot on the pump? Then set #1 wire plug and the firing order?

Posted on: 3/29 19:31:38
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