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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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PackardDon
Picked up the newly mounted tires this morning and was surprised to see that they used a metal stem. At first I didn’t like it but then I realized that it would probably seal better than anything else and it perfectly clears the notch in the beauty rings too. It was mainly the stems’ brass and solver color that I didn’t like but they’ve grown on me as the day went by.

I was sure that I had checked the u-bolt nuts and had found them easy to turn since the rear end was switched years ago and they were (I thought) never fully tightened. However, so far I can’t get even one of them loose! I’ll try again tomorrow.

This is the closest in most of the time that I’ve owned it that it’s had to a matched set of wheels and tires! These have a larger diameter too than the 7.00 X 16s that the front had as I had to lift it higher to get the new ones on and I may have to take the rear ones back off the axel to get it under the car when I had planned on rolling it under.

I also removed the rear stabilizer to see what can be done to repair but no happy ending there as the one bent only at the end snapped off. In fact, it took considerable impact wrenching to even do that! For a 9/16” head hex nut, it was really stuck.

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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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HH56
I am curious if a modern or even a 50s version floor shift add on like the one Don shows would work with the old transmissions because of the long side levers. 55-6 levers and I suspect most all modern car levers are fairly short in comparison so not much motion is needed. The 6" or longer levers on transmissions thru 50 might have too much throw for an accessory shifter to fully engage and might need replacing. 51-4 levers are shorter by about half but still might be a tad too long.

Posted on: Today 17:05
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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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PackardDon
I have seen third-party conversions too that do not require any transmission modifications as it has linkages that connect to the existing arms. Here is one that I sold years ago and granted it was for a V8 Packard with a different type of transmission, it's the same idea.

Posted on: Today 14:59
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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That's what I thought too but unless the laws of physics have changed, it is impossible. It can't be tilted enough even with the stabilizer removed and even if it could, the slot simply isn't long enough no matter how far it's tilted! Since the chassis was supplied to Henney already assembled with running gear, the tank was there already and the body built over it with no regard for things like that ever needing to be replaced.

Posted on: Today 14:45
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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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PackardSpeedster
Thank you all very much. I can see it now. This was very helpful. I have an R9 column shift overdrive transmission that I would like to switch to a floor mount shifter if possible. Did I see someone mention they may have a top shifter plate shifter and forks for sale that would work?Thank you.

Posted on: Today 14:41
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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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HH56
You are correct. The data is still intact on the file from post #2 so if already downloaded just needs the extension changed back to pdf. My download entitled itself dl_attachment so that could be edited back to floor shift conversion. Interesting how the migration messed up things from completely losing most if not all photos from many posts in some of the early threads to only changing names or the file extension of items in others.

Posted on: Today 13:40
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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Don;

With the ‘Tee’ bolt rotated 90° . . . I would suspect there’s an angle that the ‘tee’ will just slide through the slot on the frame. If it doesn’t then I bet the new one you’re about to make will.

dp

Posted on: Today 13:38
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Re: Normal Compression Test Values for 1931 Super 8
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Stephen Templeton
Looks like a valve in each of cylinders 4 and 6 is stuck open- can't visualize cylinder 2 in the photos I took, but compression test readings in 2,4 and 6 cylinders were zero dry and wet. Exhaust or intake valve?

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Posted on: Today 13:35
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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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With respect to the recent sever migration and difficulties opening PDF files;

My experience is the file content is all there, as is the file name, but the extension has been changed from ‘PDF’ (Portable Document Format) to ‘PHP’ (Hypertext Preprocessor code), likely during the migration. Download the desired file and open with the ‘open with’ option. Select whichever PDF reader is available . . . likely an Adobe product. Thankfully the data is still there . . . at least for the files I’ve reopened.

dp

Posted on: Today 13:31
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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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HH56
If you are referring to the article mentioned in the second post it appears to have been another file that was corrupted or link broken when the migration to the new server was made last year.

Here it is again.

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Posted on: Today 13:03
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