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How to remove speedometer from '35-37 Senior
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What is the easiest way to remove the speedometer for a '35-37 Senior?
I have never removed one from its installed location.
The back of the instrument panel is as cluttered as an new car's engine compartment.

1. There are 2 round head bolts that hold the bulb fixture that has to be removed first, then three round head bolts that hold the speedometer to the instrument frame.
of course the set screw for the speedometer has to be loosened.
My apprehension is...since these bolts are so inaccessible to remove...how the heck would you get them back in?

2. Another option might be to lower the whole dash board...but what problems would be encountered there other than removing the windshield frame?

3. Third option is to possibly lower the instrument cluster. there are 4 nuts holding that in place. Two are on the sides and two are bottom center holding the map light in place.

Are there any other options that a reader has mastered and would recommend?

I look forward to your responses.

Posted on: 11/21 11:56:31
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Re: 6 Volt Electric Fuel Pump
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I have used electric pumps on our '37 Super-Eights for 30 years. Down here in the Houston area, when it is 95 degrees and I stop at a long light, I am guaranteed that when the light turns green and I accelerate....500 feet up the road, the engine will start faltering. Turn on the electric...and away I would go.
I use the spring loaded switches ever since I left a switch on and a week later I had a dead battery.
ALSO....I not only have a visible filter in front of the electric pump (why let junk mess up your pump?) and an inline cutoff switch to make it easier to change the filter.

Posted on: 11/20 17:02:52
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Re: droopy outside door handle
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I can't exactly answer your question because I am just familiar with the 1937 Seniors.
The Super-Eight and Twelve have a small spring that holds the handle up in a horizontal position.
Maybe the 1946 has a similar spring.

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Posted on: 11/9 20:09:42
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Re: When looking at a photo how do you tell the difference between a junior and senior Packard?
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IF the car has fender spares, you can identify a '37 Senior by the chrome support bars....unique to 1937.

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Posted on: 9/28 17:31:54
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Re: Packard Blue vs Centennial Blue
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I am glad to help when I can....

Bob

Posted on: 8/22 17:50:21
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Re: Packard Blue vs Centennial Blue
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For 1937 the Dupont formulas were:
Name, paint #, ounces

Packard Blue 246-31469
Prussian Blue 246-052 30 3/4
White 246-0091 1 7/16

Centennial Blue 246-31887
Melori Blue 246-051 13 1/2
White 246-0091 11 3/4
Prussian Blue 246-052 3 5/8
Black 246-020 3 3/8

(unfortunately, my formatting is getting lost.)

Posted on: 8/21 15:25:48
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Re: Wanted: exhaust manifold thermostat cover
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Thanks.
Just found it at Max Merrit.

Will order one tomorrow.

Posted on: 8/19 20:11:12
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Wanted: exhaust manifold thermostat cover
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I am looking for the exhaust manifold thermostat cover for my 1937 Super Eight. Part #210016. Same part used in 1938 and probably '39 and ossibly also in '35-36 on the Standard Eight.
If you have one of these gathering dust on a shelf, drop me a line to <ThePackardMan@gmail.com>

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Posted on: 8/19 19:46:26
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Re: 1500 Dome Light
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Glad to be of assistance.

Posted on: 8/14 7:38:43
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Re: 1500 Dome Light
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I found an old dome light from my parts car.
Here are a couple of pics.
The base has three little bumps two which I have circled.
The glass housing simply has a ridge so that it can be popped on without regard to lining up any locations.

Hmmm....
Maybe readers of my forthcoming book would find this tidbit of information worthwhile????

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Posted on: 8/4 18:40:23
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