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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I guess I was thinking something like this LizardSkin from Summit.
I'm just don't want to clean the back seat area becasue I'm getting lazy. I'm wonder if this stuff can be put over top the original coating. I agree that insulation like stuff is probably cheaper and better.

Posted on: 8/13 17:10:45
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I'm jumping around all over the place and not really getting anything completed.

Currently trying to clean up the cabin and removing the old sound proofing/insulation that is sprayed on everywhere.


I'm looking for shortcuts by not removing 100% of it. The front sent area is cleaned but the back seat areas is still coated. I also have not removed the stuff from the seams around the firewall.

Given the choice would you use the modern paint-on stuff like bed liner or that adhesive insulated padding that are so popular in street rods today?

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Posted on: 8/13 15:49:34
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Will my original Delco starter work properly if connected with negative ground?

Posted on: 7/27 18:33:10
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Thanks guys. I'll double checking all the connections and planning to move the ground. I wondered about the starter housing paint myself but I found this picture below that I took right before I put it on so, I'm good there.

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Posted on: 7/14 16:47:14
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I colorized this image for simplification. I have duplicated this drawing exactly as its seen here with the extra wire from the Pertronix. I turn the key nothing happens, I replaced the ignition with a starter trigger and nothing happens. I hook the trigger to the starter and the starter does responds slowly. I am set up with positive ground and the battery is strong.
I'm not trying to actually run the engine right now, I just want it to get it to turn over for me.
Any suggestions?

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Posted on: 7/14 14:48:38
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Thanks Howard
Nothing is wired right now. Nothing at all.

Got another question. A couple years ago I got good deal on this item in the image. I thought it would be nice not to have to worry about points (don't ask me why). So, I wired it into the distributor last year still thinking it would be a good idea.
The second image is a wiring diagram for this device.
Do you think this will work if I wire it like the third image below.
It would probably be easier just to put the points back in.

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Posted on: 7/7 17:59:07
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I think I got the oil issue taken care of. There were multiple issues but when I rotated the engine the flow changed.

I found this wiring image in the Service Manual. Iím sure you are familiar with it. Can I start the engine with only this setup?

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Posted on: 7/7 17:08:18
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Thank you everyone and a special thank you to Ross. Should have thought of that myself.

I pulled the rocker and ran the pump. I wa snto prepared for the amount of oil that flowed out. I set the rockers back in place without the bolts and ran the pump again. That little glob in the image below shot out of the far right bolt hole.

Put the bolts in place with just a couple turns and everything is still good but when I tighten the bolts down (not torqued) the flow cuts of again.
I guess I need to dissemble that rocker and clean it out again this weekend.

Stewart

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Posted on: 6/26 17:06:08
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I agree that the heads are interchangeable but something is different because of the oil flow. I do not believe this engine would have lasted long out of the factory with the poor oil flow that the right side has right now.

So, I will remove the right side and drill it like the service update says and then try to prime it again.
If the flow is not any better I'll swap the heads and try priming it that way.

I'll start it this weekend.

Thanks

Posted on: 6/25 16:45:02
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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So, it looks like I have to tear this engine back down, lucky me. I do see now that I did not replace the heads to the original sides. I got them back-ass-ward even though I tagged them as left and right.
Its been sitting for a couple years but has never run. I hope those gaskets are still usable. The dang head gaskets alone are $100.

I don't need a roof folks. I repaired what I have.

Posted on: 6/25 13:09:14
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