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Re: distributor on a 37
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The '37 Manuals are all available on this site - I prefer the '37/'38 condensed manual (red book) vs. the '37 condensed manual (green book), because it talks about some of the differences and the mid-year upgrades.

I used the free copy on this site for some time, but bought a reprint from PAC a few years ago - the paper copy is just easier sometimes. Very reasonable, and very helpful.

Posted on: 8/12 6:01:01
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Re: Considering a Light 8
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Beautiful car. Needs a new exhaust, I would say what is fitted is way too small. Some of the details in the engine bay seem a bit off, and I agree about the woodgraining.

I love the color combination - very striking.

Posted on: 8/8 7:25:46
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Re: Part identification help
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Champion UY-6 crosses to the Champion Y4 reccomended in my 1937 120; I suspect it fits most, if not all junior Packards with 10mm spark plugs and maybe more.

Posted on: 7/30 7:22:38
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Not too much work done, as I had a busy weekend, but I did get a front hood clip installed. I had an old one from my previous car (115C) sitting around, and after a few days sitting in Evaporust and some new bolts from the hardware store, I'm in business.

I will eventually need to source the correct slotted screws - the hardware store only had phillips head, and now I need to adjust the hood. It closes properly, but is too low compared to the grill. Perhaps that's why the previous owner left the front hood retainer off?

Posted on: 7/30 7:14:27
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Quote:

Owen_Dyneto wrote:
Gosh, I wish I could understand why folks repaint cars in two-tone that were never available in two-tone when new, and which don't have the body lines to support a two-tone paint scheme.


and he claims "Never restored Excellent original condition"

Apparently, we all have different versions of original. Nice lines on the car - it would look great in the correct color!

Posted on: 7/29 11:56:40
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Re: 1928-31 shock "vent filter"
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If they were intended as reservoir's, perhaps the manufacturer was attempting to keep fluid temps down, especially on the longer, heavier cars?

It seems like the flow would not be sufficient to acheive much cooling, but that's the only reason I can think of for the reservoir. Odd that none of the Packard literature mentions it.

Posted on: 7/29 8:42:26
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Owen, thanks. I spent quite a bit of time trying to blow out the block from the thermostat housing (with thermostat removed) and the drain port on the back of the block. Short of standing the car on end, anything else I could do with the engine in the car?

Posted on: 7/23 14:40:12
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Bump - anyone had luck replacing the front motor mount rubber with the front clip on?

Also, the car only took 14 qts of water to fill a completely drained radiator and block. Book says 20!!! No idea why the large difference. It seems unlikely that the heater could hold 1.5 gallons. No significant change in water level after 40 miles of driving.

Posted on: 7/23 13:36:06
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Re: Mineral oil in transmission
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Joe, following the advice of others on this forum, I replaced the fluid in my transmission with 90W mineral oil (GL-1 rated) from Napa. This is available in 1 gallon jugs only and is pure mineral oil.

I could not believe the difference in shifting and driveability this made for my car. Granted, I have no idea what was in there before, from the previous owner, or how long it had been there, but I was very impressed with the difference it made.

Posted on: 7/23 11:36:28
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Re: Battery Cable to Starter
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H.E. Penny, the many knowledgable experts on this site could advise you more fully if you listed the year and model of your car. Most of us put the info in our signature line, in case we forget.

For example, on my '37 120, a braided ground strap is correct.

Good luck!

Posted on: 7/23 5:34:27
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