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Re: '37 115C, bad master cylinder?
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So one thing I'm finding is that the eccentrics didn't stay put when tightened down. I might be taking things apart if this happens again. 3 out of 4 of the eccentrics weren't tightened into the positions that they were when i finished the first adjustment.

Another tidbit, when I did the first adjustment, it appeared that the RR parking brake cable had been replaced over time, as it did not match the left side. It was also about 1" short, and instead of a clevis pin, a previous owner had connected the too-short cable clevis to the bracket with bailing wire.

I'm finding all kinds of stuff like that on this car....

I bought a section of threaded sleeve, 5/16" x 24 and a piece of all thread, and made an extension. Worked like a charm.

Posted on: 2/8 14:29:09
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'37 115C, bad master cylinder?
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2011/1/20 21:49
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I posted this over on FB as well, but seems like I have an issue with my master cylinder.

I recently rebuilt the front end, replaced the rear wheel cylinders, and rebuilt the front cylinders on my 115. The master cylinder didn't seem to have any issues, so I didn't rebuild it.

I've bled the holy heck out of the system, and do not seem to have any air in the lines, but the pedal is still extremely soft and stops moving about an inch and a half above the floor--haven't had it on the road obviously, winter not withstanding.

Ideas?

I'll probably tear into it over the weekend.

Posted on: 2/6 18:45:15
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Re: 1937 wheel cylinders
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I just did my 37 115. As Dallas said above, the Napa numbers are UP9025 and 26, and I did have to get a couple of brass adapters to connect the stock fitting to the new wheel cylinders. I picked those up at O'Reilly's for about five bucks.

The cylinders were something like ten bucks apiece.

Posted on: 2/4 20:20:16
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Re: 1937 115C Suspension tear down
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Here's the rebuild.

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pdf packard rebuild sf.pdf Size: 5,104.13 KB; Hits: 43

Posted on: 1/22 12:21:06
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Re: Throttle sticking on 1929 640
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I had a sort of similar problem on my '37 115. There was all kinds of binding in the linkage, and the previous owner threw multiple springs at the problem. Couldn't determine any of that with the springs in place though. Once I replaced the ball joints and sockets on the linkage and freed up a bent shaft, the original spring was just fine.

Posted on: 1/19 16:31:09
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Re: U-Joint cap retainer straps from factory
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My '37 had them as well. I can't remember if my replacement had them however.

Posted on: 1/15 18:31:32
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1937 115C Suspension tear down
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This past weekend I tore down the LF suspension on my 115C. I created a narrative and photos to help folks in the future. I'll be reassembling the LF this week and will have a follow up on assembly. Work included the replacement of the upper and lower steering support bushings, king pin, torque arm bushing, and outer tie rod end.

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Posted on: 1/14 12:58:51
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1941 Clipper, $8500 (not mine)
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Hi, all!

Saw this on our local Craigslist. This is an ad from our Union Gospel Mission car dealer--cars are usually donated, freshened up a bit and put up for sale. If I didn't have my '40 110, I'd be all over this.

http://www.ugmmotors.org/1941-packard-clipper-10000-00-118156/

Posted on: 2017/12/30 20:57
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