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Re: 'T' Throttle Cable
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Thanks ptv

Does anyone know what company made the knobs, cables, and such for Packard ? I suspect there were vary few companies making that type of hardware, so from one make of car to another perhaps there are very subtle differences.

dp

Posted on: 11/28 20:15:09
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Re: Packard Trips
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I was entering the ‘T’ intersection from the secondary road that was obligated to stop, and while I was waiting for the approaching traffic I noticed the car leading the pack was Ernie high balling along with the right of way. If you can imagine two guys doing ‘jumping jacks’ inside their cars to get the attention of another driver . . . that was us. Not sure the other drivers picked-up on the fact that two late forties Packards were at the same intersection.

At a quick glance our cars are identical . . . of course they’re not, mine is a 22nd, and Ernie’s is a 23rd, but both are 4 door deluxe touring sedans and are painted the same color, therefore to the folks stalking the ACE hardware parking lot they’re twins . . . they don’t know exactly what they are, but surely twins. I just couldn’t pedal fast enough to catch-up in-time, but caught a glimpse of the ’49 making a turn to the north about a mile after the encounter.

I suspect a lot of the ‘breakfast joints’ we would visit have not survived the COVID-19 situation. Personally I’ve pretty much stayed home since spring. What I’ve learned since is that my wife is a pretty darn good barber. Before her first attempt we both agreed my hair would grow back and I had a lot of baseball caps.

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Posted on: 11/28 20:04:05
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Re: 'T' Throttle Cable
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Chris;

If you can’t find a suitable OEM replacement . . . .

I’m going to plead not guilty on the aircraft cable research issue. I’m sure if I ever did find something appropriate the cost would be quite high. A while back I was toying with the idea of having a manual choke and throttle options and did find a few in the website that cater to post war Chevrolet trucks.

Here is one of many:
54-55.1 THROTTLE KNOB & CABLE-Brotherstrucks.com
That didn't seem to copy-over as a URL . . . the site is 'brothers trucks', again one of many.


Seems over the years many knob configurations were used by GM.

dp

Posted on: 11/28 17:01:26
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Re: Trico washer pump rebuild
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Red cap is the 12 volt solenoid. See attached diagram.

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Posted on: 11/19 8:27:37
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Re: 1947 Packard - Bring a Trailer Auction
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I went on the website referenced in post #1 and found the high bid was $8700, reserve not met, auction over. Typical with on-line auctions the action picked-up in the last 30 minutes . . . looks like 3 bidders dominated the activity at the end. The on-line photos suggest a neglected vehicle with some lipstick applied just before sale, suggesting perhaps another fine example of a saloon built by the Caveat Emptor Motor Works.

If the car was built with that color I'm OK with keeping it original.

dp

Posted on: 11/13 15:10:27
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Re: droopy outside door handle
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I found that handle return spring had failed on my 22nd series driver's door. The design of the 22nd series latch is slightly different than the one shown, but appears to be similar enough to draw the conclusion that the Bassick Company may have manufactured it. Bassick had been a supplier of latches for years and had an association with both Murray and Briggs . . . perhaps others.

Posted on: 11/11 14:01:51
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Re: Brake Fluid Reservoir
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Mico part numbers are:

33-030-032 Cap
20-920-009 Metal Reservoir

Here's a link to Mico's reservoir product bulletin. While that page shows a plastic plug, the one I received looked like a 33-030-032 cap without the threaded hole.

https://www.mico.com/sites/default/fil ... 001Fluid%20Reservoirs.pdf

I bought mine from Capital Clutch & Brake Sacramento, CA.
Here's a link to their website.

https://www.capitolclutch.com/

I talked with Vince Mathew. Seems that Mico will likely back order both parts. If so be prepared for at least a 2 month wait.

I also bought a nylon 'gasket' from CC&B for the cap since the fluid level will be higher. If your working with a BTV, then the reservoir cover may leak with the additional fluid head. Not a big deal, several GM applications mounted the BTV on the firewall, and had at least 1/2 of the reservoir gasket 'under water'. I suspect a new gasket will repair any leak that may result.

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Posted on: 10/23 17:18:00
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Re: Metering rod for Carter WDO 531 S
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I do NOT have the correct parts. Sorry.

dp

Posted on: 10/9 5:47:18
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Re: Metering rod for Carter WDO 531 S
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JosefClipper47;
Metering rod part number 75-621 is from the 643S & SA parts list. It is the Lean 2 (meaning two steps lean from standard) configuration. The diameter geometry is 0.0685, 0.0625, 0.056, those would be the diameter of the rod in inches . . . measured at the three steps.

The 75-538 / 75-616 metering rod geometry is 0.064, 0.057, 0.054

Both the 531 and 643 share the same main jet size of 0.0955 inch diameter.

Both carburetors appear to have the same venturi sizing, therefore you can compute the gasoline flow area and do a direct comparison of the two configurations.

The Carter parts lists will list the standard metering rod, and then two additional rods that would produce a leaner mixtures. I’ve always associated the lean metering rods for cars that are operating at altitude. If your car is operating above 5000 feet the two step lean maybe suitable. At any rate it looks like a sometime in the past your carburetor was adjusted for altitude operation . . . or someone lost the standard metering rods.

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Posted on: 10/7 15:01:14
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Re: Metering rod for Carter WDO 531 S
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For a Carter WDO Parts List 531S - Metering Rods

75-538 Superseded by 75-616
75-539 Lean 1 Superseded by 75-639
75-540 Lean 2 Superseded by 75-640

Carter had the nasty habit of changing the diameters of both the secondary venturi, and main venturi that results in unique combinations of venturi size, area ratios, main jets and metering rods. There also seems to be a host of vacumeter springs available.

I have yet to find a metering rod from another parts list that would have the correct geometry, but I will put my nose to the grindstone this evening.

What is the number on the metering rod(s) you have?

Posted on: 10/7 12:06:24
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