The Most Comprehensive Free Online Reference for Packard Owners
Become a member of Packard Motor Car Information, right now! (it's free)
Login
Username:

Password:

remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who's Online
34 user(s) are online (26 user(s) are browsing Packard Forums)

Members: 0
Guests: 34

more...


(1) 2 3 4 ... 527 »


Re: blower motor 50 Standard 8 not working
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Here are some "fixes" rather than "repairs" tricks you can try to get the blower motor running.

Sometimes a light tapping on the housing will free up a stuck motor. Be careful and only do light tapping. The plastic handle end of a screwdriver is a good tool to use.

I have also cut a slot in the housing at the shaft end, opposite the fan end. Just make the cut deep enough to get through the housing material. Then squirt a small amount of oil, 3-In-1 works well. Lastly seal the slot with silicone or something like it to keep dirt and moisture out.

Like I said fixes not repairs, but they sometimes work.

Posted on: 9/16 9:03:06
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Packard Trips
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Joe, thanks for sharing.

Posted on: 9/15 13:35:12
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Screw-in ditributor wires
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
John, thanks. Please give us the link to the site when you get the photo posted. Getting lots of rain today? We had snow last night, earliest on record.

Posted on: 9/9 8:56:13
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Screw-in ditributor wires
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Can you share a photo of the cap? It sounds like an aftermarket item. It would be nice to identify the maker. Thanks.

Posted on: 9/8 8:35:33
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Please allow me to voice a pet peeve: rim and wheels. Those are wheels not rims. No misunderstanding about what you are saying, but they are wheels. Rims were from the early days when the rim was a separate part of the wheel assembly. Thanks for letting me rant.

Posted on: 9/1 11:09:14
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: 1940 120 spring bushing and rear axle seal
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Replacing the seal often times does not fully cure the leak. This is due to a groove that has been worn in the shaft by the seal lip. Thin precision made sleeves can be used to restore the shaft surface. They are available at bearing and seal stores, probably not at most auto parts places. I will look for the ones I have used and post that info here.

Here we go! Two photos showing the sleeves and a sleeve installed on a brake drum shaft. The sleeves were a bit long and needed a trimming to get correct length. The sleeves come with an installation tool. This was when I was working on the 47 Custom.

Attach file:



jpeg  IMG_0044.jpeg (93.91 KB)
565_5f47faf1764b4.jpeg 480X640 px

jpeg  IMG_0052.jpeg (76.33 KB)
565_5f47fb02a5bca.jpeg 480X640 px

Posted on: 8/27 11:20:50
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: 1942 "160" Engine Questions
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
My experience with jumped timing chains is that the engine will be running nicely. Then it fails to restart. The restarting is enough shock for the chain to jump. Of course this is with an engine with a badly worn chain and nothing else being changed before trying to restart.

Posted on: 8/26 10:29:31
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Rarity of Leather Seats in 55-56 400s
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
If memory serves me correctly, 5582-1001 (first production Patrician) had a leather interior. I believe everything was leather except for the seat cushion inserts. The leather was done in white and the cushion inserts fabric was a different color. Maybe the inserts were changed at some time in its life to fabric due to the heat and humidity in central Texas. It had an after market air conditioning system. It had been for sale for some time, and I wonder what ever happened to that Packard.

Posted on: 8/25 9:58:52
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Tinman, back in the day I made a tester similar to yours. I sharpened a short length of welding rod; soldered it to a one element lamp socket; and then soldered a wire with an aligator clip to finish the tester. Worked well and easy to use.

Posted on: 8/19 11:12:37
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: 1937 120-c convertible front bow
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5442
Like covert and O_D said, no gap. There was no gap on my 115C. I'll look for a photo and post one if I find it.

A couple of days later... I hope this photo will help. I could not find a closer view.

Attach file:



jpeg  IMG_1370.jpeg (728.30 KB)
565_5f3ecc0c2ad33.jpeg 1632X1224 px

Posted on: 8/19 10:52:20
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer



 Top
(1) 2 3 4 ... 527 »




Search
Recent Photos
Random Photo
1938 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT COUPE ROADSTER-TWO OR FOUR PASS
Helping Out
PackardInfo is supported and funded by user donations. If you would to help out by either donating content, or funds to help with the upkeep and hosting of this site please EMAIL ME or click on the donate button.