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Re: Ammeter pegs to discharge with headlights on
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Thsnks to all! I will grt onti the disgnosis suggested. Thanks.

Posted on: 3/20 11:54
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Ammeter pegs to discharge with headlights on
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I rarely drive my car at night. But recently I was driving and the dark started to catch up with me. So I put on my headlights and what I noticed was that the ammeter seem to stay at discharge as long as the lights were on. When I cut the lights off it went back to the center. Is this normal? I had my electrical system checked about a year ago (maybe 500 miles since then) by Ross Miller and he said it was fine. I am running an Optima 6v battery
Any thoughts?
My car is a 47 2106.

Posted on: 3/16 6:50
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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My Packard has a wool mohair interior that is an excellent condition and the car is 73 years old.
Nothing cheap about that!

Posted on: 2/9 8:45
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Re: Simple solution for tunes in the Packard
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I just take my phone and a really nice bluetooth speaker. I usually play songs from the 40's as I think my 47 Clipper likes to relive the salad days when she was a Grande Dame (and still is to John Lawrence and I!)
NOTE:
Salad days refers to the period when one is young and inexperienced.
"the war seemed to be ending and so were my salad days"
Also the peak or heyday of something.
"journey back to the salad days of the railways"The phrase "salad days" became popular only from the middle of the 19th century, coming to mean “a period of youthful inexperience or indiscretion." The metaphor comes from Cleopatra's use of the word 'green' — presumably meaning someone youthful, inexperienced, or immature!

Posted on: 1/27 17:22
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Re: Electric fuel pump vs original mechanical fuel pump
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I had an electric fuel pump installed as per BIGKEV. Now, the car starts much faster taking a load off my expensive starter and solonoid with the freshly machined copper guts!

Posted on: 1/27 17:15
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Re: 1930 - 733 crankshaft
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Great detective work.

Posted on: 1/26 13:29
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Re: Fantastic Forties video
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For a car guy like me watching this video was akin to watching an aquarium. It was very mesmerizing.

Posted on: 1/5 8:21
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Re: Parking
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My theory is its the herding instinct! Recently I parked my modern car far away to make sure it was not damaged because I haven't got the rub strips on it yet. So this guy parked right next to me. I could barely get my door open. It was a great big white 4-door truck! I'm thinking they are car guys like us and they want to park near another car guy. So I'm guessing we should embrace the company of people like us even when it is inconvenient.

Posted on: 1/5 7:55
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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That 39 is sooo sweet.

Posted on: 2020/11/21 16:05
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Re: Finding an Off the Shelf Gas Tank Fuel Sender for 47 Packard
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Yes, there are two senders in their catalog for the 47. Tell them the number of holes in the mounting flange and you will get the right one.
The produced an EXACT replica of the original from the Atwater Kent catalog.. It had a lacquer coated float as per original. The lacquer dissolved very quickly in the ethanol fuel we have, so I had to pull the tank again. I did some research and found that gas tank sealer would work to coat the cork. I let them know my findings so if you order one, ask if they are using gas tank sealant now. I did not want to buy a gallon of gas tank sealer for such a small bit of use. Instead, I went to Summit Racing and bought a plastic fuel sender float. In installed it and no problems YTD!

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Posted on: 2020/10/6 12:04
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