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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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I love this channel! There's another series on reviving a 49 Frazer and making it a daily driver, complete with year after updates and videos of repairs along the way. I really enjoyed that because it's essentially what I'm trying to do, though I don't think I'll ever attempt a snow drifting shot in my car.

I also recommend a guy on Youtube who goes by TheCorvetteBen, whose done a series on a 56 Caddy DeVille and a 53 Olds 88. Ben doesn't have nearly the metalwork or machinery that these coldwar guys do and uses more bargain purchased parts, if you're watching with kids or sensitive audiences Ben doesn't have the cursing/drinking references, but he's also not as funny imo and he's in Texas so there's a bit of a disconnect weatherwise if you're from the North where there are seasons to contend with. Both channels do a great job of focusing on fixing the cars for as little money as possible, reusing as many parts as possible, without rodding, restoring, or hacking.

Looking forward to watching part 4 of the Packard v Buick challenge today!

Posted on: 2019/9/2 7:41
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Re: Ongoing Hot Restart Issue
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Update on this, I'm cleaning all things electric and she's restarting better than ever now. I drove around the neighborhood a bit last night, and was able to start and stop 3 times with no issue. During an unintentional restart (stalling, still getting used to manual steering and column shifting) at a gas station, it wouldn't fire. I think this was because the charge was low from the previous restarts, but that being said, previous comments must be onto something too because hotwiring straight to the coil got her going again!

All this electrical has me thinking I might actually be able to handle a new wiring harness some day.

Posted on: 2019/9/1 7:27
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Re: Wipers Working! but catching pillar
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I'll take a look at the wires and maybe see if I can adjust the positioning on the hub for the blade arms. If there's no other adjustment, maybe someone tried running them under snow or something and they shifted on their mount. I suppose I could also bend things or try trimming the wiper blade metal housing as a last resort.

Posted on: 2019/8/30 17:41
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Wipers Working! but catching pillar
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Got my wipers wiping well now that I put on a set of Trico classic 11 blades. The only issue is that they seem to catch the rubber windscreen weatherstripping on the A pillar and catch, which both prevents them from continuing and slowly scuffs up the rubber which I'm sure will chip away at it over time. Any adjustment I can make to stop this?

Tried to post a video of the wiping but doesn't seem to be allowed or it's too big.

Thank you!

Posted on: 2019/8/30 15:02
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Re: Ongoing Hot Restart Issue
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I'll have to take a look at the ignition switch, I think I installed the coil correct but worth a double check.

Posted on: 2019/8/17 14:47
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Ongoing Hot Restart Issue
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Hello,

I'm wondering if you all can let me know if my reasoning is sound here. With my 49 288ci deluxe(22nd) I have the very common issue where the car will start and run, but not restart. It has a rebuilt carb, new distributor cap, rotor, coil and coil-dizzy wires, condenser plugs & wires, battery and giant 00 cables. I've gapped the points and also cleaned the spark plugs so they're not fouled.

In my diagnostics based on other threads while the engine is hot, when I pull the main coil lead out of the distributor it sparks very well on a ground, but the spark plug wires show little to no spark. This makes me think it's the distributor where my issues lie. I tried re-gapping with no success/difference. I'm thinking my next step is to replace the condenser again, since it sounds like those can be pretty weak even off the shelf when "new," and this one endured a long, cold, winter outside with good amounts of cranking and engine troubleshooting. Though I know there can be many electrical things drawing more current while hot, I would think that the coil lead spark would also be weak were it something outside the distributor like a failing starter or a major short (which hopefully I've found all of). Electrically otherwise the lights and everything, even when hot running/not running are working better than they ever have.

Is there something else I'm missing here?

Posted on: 2019/8/15 16:08
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Re: Tire valves
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Well, those Pep boys are pretty good boys in the end I suppose. Granted it took a couple more days but they mounted the tires with the larger/truck valves they ordered after the helpful comments here and I got them back and onto Penny with minor fender wrestling on the rear drivers side. I fully expected to be charged extra based on the ordering of valves, but they honored the super cheap price I originally paid with the amazon order and install package.

Thanks All!

Posted on: 2019/8/15 15:37
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Re: Tire valves
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Thank you both, called them back and indicated the 5/8 and to use a truck size. Sounds like they looked at the inner tube became confused, and didn't actually try anything. After talking to him a bit, letting him know that I understand they used tubes but that many put tubeless on without major issue, he agreed to try a truck tire valve and get back to me.

Posted on: 2019/8/11 14:15
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Tire valves
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Hello,

I need some help, Pep boys is holding my tires and can't mount them because they said all the valves they try "go right through" does anyone know the size of these or something I can tell them to get the right valve?

Posted on: 2019/8/11 13:21
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Re: Wanted: 49 License Plate Light and Reverse Light
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Thank you all! Just bought a working backup light! No longer in need of these items.

Posted on: 2019/8/5 7:00
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