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Re: PackardDon
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Don't know if the hole was in all bodies or not. Doubt if they knew when a body was built if a car would have manuals or not or might be changed along the line so it probably was.

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Re: PackardDon
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Thank you, Howard. This car has power brakes so odd the access hole is still there. It's just to the left of the transmission hump.

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Re: PackardDon
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Can't tell the relative location from the photo but the shape of the area around the access hole looks like it might be for the manual master cylinder. In 55-6 manual masters moved from the frame in engine cmpt behind the steering box to near the transmission and access hole is a few inches behind the accelerator pedal.

Posted on: Today 21:29
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Re: PackardDon
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Thank you, Dave! That makes sense.

Posted on: Today 20:48
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Re: PackardDon
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Don, for 1956 there are 3 iterations of the A pillar jamb with regard to the courtesy and side light switches:

Early - two openings, two switches.

Intermediate - two openings, one switch and the other opening blanked off.

Late- one opening, one switch.

This transition is documented in an older issue of "The Cormorant". 1956 Caribbeans are known in all three variations, I have some rough data on when the Caribbean transitions occurred.

Posted on: Today 20:43
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Re: PackardDon
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With all the NOS, reproduction and good used parts I’ve been buying for this car, the inside was pretty full but today I emptied it to a newly placed shelf unit. In the process I found the door handle removal tool so put it to use as I want to get the panels sent off to SMS along with the seat upholstery. Not that I am anywhere ready for it but with their long lead time, I may be by the time it arrives!

The front doors were relatively easy but still have one stubborn knob or crank handle (I forgot which) on the driver’s rear but also on both rears, are the lock buttons the type that must be heated to get them off?

After reading about it in another thread, I see that there is a knockout in the door jamb for the second courtesy light which, of course, the Clipper doesn’t have. I am curious, though, if the knockout itself was discontinued when the senior models started using a single double-contact button or whether it was left there. Any ideas?

The carpet was as hard as a rock so just lifted out but under it was this access hole that had a rag stuffed into it. What is it for and did it originally have a cover? The only holes I see are the ones that attach a trim of some sort.

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Re: 1937er mechanical fuel pump
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The vacuum section of the pump is connected in series with the wiper motor. Wiper motor connects to the pump inlet side and manifold port connects to the pump outlet port. I don't know exactly where the supply port is located on the 37 manifold but there should be a dedicated port. Later engines had them on the manifold at the top front or rear or under the carb and there could be more than one. Most wiper only ports are 1/8" pipe size. Some carbs also have a vacuum port for the wipers at the bottom in the throttle plate casting.

1/4" steel tubing runs from the manifold (or carb) and wiper motor to the pump. Pump connections depend on the pump. Some have threaded ports that need fittings to connect the tubing directly and other pumps have hose barb type nipples and use a short length of vacuum hose to connect to the metal tubing going to the manifold and wiper motor.

Normal manifold vacuum will be stronger and in much greater volume than the pump will produce so the springs in the valves in the pump are overcome and valves are held open. Pump basically acts as a pass thru and diaphragm just goes thru the motion with nothing it can do. When manifold vacuum drops due to load or a wide open throttle down below what the pump can do the valves will then be able to close and pump takes over but at a reduced volume which is enough to keep the wipers moving but usually at a slower speed.

Posted on: Today 20:31
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Re: After rebuilt Ultramatic I have 2 bolts in excess
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Sorry, I can't think of any place for 2 inch long 1/2 inch bolts. An aftermarket muffler clamp of some sort??

Posted on: Today 20:30
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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I found my stash of Packard u-bolts today which were right where I looked the other day but somehow missed them! Now the Henney as the proper nut to replace the lug nut but also I discovered that there are indeed lock washers which I have not yet installed. There appears to be a full set of u-bolts so I expect that means also a full set of washers but I haven’t yet checked.

Posted on: Today 20:20
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Re: 1937er mechanical fuel pump
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My fuel pump died today on my '37 115c. Rebuild kit on the way. The pump installed appears to be a correct style AC dual action pump, but the wipers are not connected to the fuel pump/vacuum pump.

Can someone chime in on what this connection looks like? I assume that the line connects to one of the threaded ports on the upper section of the assembly. A previous owner connected the vacuum line to the intake manifold. Wipers have never worked; rotted hoses under the dash were removed to cure a massive vacuum leak.

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