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Re: Wanted: 49 License Plate Light and Reverse Light
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Taillight lens order came in. Once I'm finished with my rebuild I'll start a new thread posting the extras for sale here before hitting the 'bay! Certainly don't need all 4.

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Posted on: 2019/8/2 15:12
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Re: Wanted: 49 License Plate Light and Reverse Light
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Thanks, that answers I think my questions from the other thread, at least insofaras it must have been shorting out via the light backing which operates as ground. In that picture, the two halves just sit in one another and the screw really doesn't hold things tight enough to prevent the brass hot lead from bouncing against the rear housing. The prior fix seemed to be to just bend that brass strip over the bulb, but that was also ineffective as when I opened it up initially the bent end was contacting the bulb side/grounded portion. Either way I still don't like the design and will try to rebuild it with more protection between the brass strip, the wire input, and the whole light housing, unless there's a reasonable working rear mount 6v spotlight or backup light for sale. I have an email out to Max, but I suspect that based on the prices I'm seeing for those carefully restored versions they will be outside my budget. Can't justify those prices when I can buy a new generic 6v tractor rear mount light for $60. I will also reach out to classic accessories, that is definitely the same light!

For the license light, I bought Kanter's mounting pad and have decided to try rebuilding the one I have, which was otherwise in tact just surface rusted and cracked lens, again unless someone has one that's still a bit reflective and has mounting bolts not sheared off in place from rust they want to sell. I was able to buy a new octans lens, and have more if anyone is interested in buying as it was a bulk package of four. My game plan is now to remove the rust from the assembly, and hit the reflector bowl with something reflective, chrome paint... chrome powder coating... heat resistant metal tape? Whatever seems to work, then the bezel is pitted but still in tact and usable. I'm also going to skip the cotter pin jam to hold the bulb in place technique that I found. Again I'd avoid all this for a working but less than perfect one for sale if it exists.

Posted on: 2019/8/1 10:15
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Re: Install backup light
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Realize I'm resurrecting here, but thought I'd stick to the already existing thread. I'm trying to also resurrect the backup light and license light on my 49 22nd series deluxe. It appears to be the type mounted just below the trunk rather than to the bumper. I think I can get it to work, but I'm wondering if there's a gasket missing or another bezel/spring piece to hold the reflector bowl off the back of the housing. As is it looks like the connector from the hot wire to the bulb would short out on the housing/ground. If I'm not missing something, I feel like installing a strip of heat resistant gasket or something over the connections would be easy insurance against shorts. Any thoughts?

I've attached some pictures of the back where you can see the mounting spot, and some of the disassembled light. The back of the reflector bowl is on the right in the picture, and the assembly housing inside is on the left.

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Posted on: 2019/7/30 16:29
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Wanted: 49 License Plate Light and Reverse Light
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Hello,

I am in need of a License Plate Light, full assembly, for my 49 Deluxe Sedan 22nd series. Mine was a total loss!

I also have a reverse/backup light that has a cracked bezel, so I'd be interested in either a full working assembly or just the bezel.

Neither have to be anywhere near show quality, functional is the primary goal.

Thank you!

Posted on: 2019/7/28 11:42
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Re: Battery Cable to Starter
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Just to close out the topic, the 18 inch cable fit! Worked great, especially after pulling out the trunk light which apparently was shorting out at several points, with that gone, all the lights seem brighter (maybe placebo). Didn't get a chance to start the car and then see if it restarts, but definitely another step closer to healthy electrics.

Posted on: 2019/7/28 9:07
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Re: Battery Cable to Starter
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Just double checked the Max site, where they kindly show a tape measure and it does look like the replacement is 18 in, so I guess I was right! Will install this weekend and check battery for water levels, hoping optimistically that these are my restart issues ;)

Posted on: 2019/7/24 16:17
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Re: Battery Cable to Starter
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Thank you all for the help! I have a 49 deluxe 22nd, but I'll probably stick with the braided strap since it's hefty and works.

I received the new battery to starter cable today from battery cables USA, but now I'm worried it's too short! I thought I measured the one on the car at 18 inches but this just looks short to me off the car and in my kitchen... hopefully I'm wrong. It's a nice cable, though, for those considering that source. If it is too short I'll probably order another from them.

Posted on: 2019/7/24 15:47
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Re: Battery Cable to Starter
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Interesting... I was told on the other Packard site that my year/model didn't come with a strap, makes me think, also was told that the carter fuel pump and glass bowl filter should be AC.

Posted on: 2019/7/23 5:53
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Re: Battery Cable to Starter
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Perfect! thank you again!

Posted on: 2019/7/20 10:18
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Battery Cable to Starter
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Hello,

Sorry for the basic question, I'm not near the car to do a quick measure... Does anyone know if the ring terminal ends on the battery cable to starter are 5/16 or 3/8?

I'm ordering a new battery to starter cable and I'm going to try BatteryCablesUSA because they offer 2/0 00 awg at very reasonable prices and I've seen two recent positive experiences posted to aaca. This is specifically what I'm looking at getting: https://www.batterycablesusa.com/00-ga ... y-cable-with-ends-2-0-awg It says "extreme" in the description which is exactly what I think of when I think of Packard ;)

I already have a new thick braided ground strap...I know it's not supposed to be a strap originally but that's what Kanter gave me for some reason and it works so I'll stick with it.

Thank you!

Posted on: 2019/7/20 8:12
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