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1937 Packard info needed
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I am looking to buy a 1937 packard 1500 eight.

Couple of questions.

Are the main and rod bearings sleeve or babbitt

Does this engine have a splasher oil system or is it pressurized.

Anything I should look out for as I inspect the car

Thanks a bunch

Randy

Posted on: 5/5 6:16:49
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Re: 1937 Packard info needed
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Insert bearings, full pressure oiling.

Check all the items you'd normally check on any old car purchase, and pay particular attention to the structural wood used in the body framing. Also listen for looseness in the roller cam followers. Note that the original type rod bearings with side flanges to control end play will probably be nearly impossible to source so if you need rod bearings, some type of conversion would be needed.

Buy and read the shop manual for a quick understanding of the design and features of this car!!

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Re: 1937 Packard info needed
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Owen thanks this should help.

Randy

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Re: 1937 Packard info needed
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Well, I finally remembered to take a picture of one of my NOS rod bearings for the '37 Super-Eight engine.
Before I had acquired the set, I had a set of rods rebuilt by a shop in CA. They used a MOPAR slant 6 bearing and built up the rods with bronze to substitute for the thrust surfaces.

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Re: 1937 Packard info needed
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.060 undersize is a significant crankshaft grind. They used to grind individual journals in the car and would use a bearing like that to fix one cylinder only.

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Re: 1937 Packard info needed
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Thanks for the input, should help.

Randy

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Re: 1937 Packard info needed
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Condensed Shop Manual Available on This website:

http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html ... loads/1937_ShopManual.pdf

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