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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#11
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I'm sorry, I can't figure how to add the picture
I removed the sending unit , installed a t fitting. The oil line to the filter was installed per a factory picture on adding a filter. The pressure gauge was mounted straight above the sender fitting about 10" long into an accessory gauge like you could hang from the dash. The pressure line is 1/16" diameter.
I even replaced the 1st gauge with another and no pressure. How did the oil,get into the filter canister in the 1st place. The valve covers are off the engine. The lifters seem to be oily. Should the side valve covers be on to get pressure?
I will keep trying to add the picture

Posted on: 2020/4/17 11:18
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#12
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I am not getting any oil pressure when starting . I have installed a temporary oil gauge . On the 1st start up the gauge pegged all the way over and did not go down. I removed the oil line to the oil filter and found it is empty. The engine did start up and I did run it a few minutes. I did remove the pan when I got the engine, cleaned it well, it should not have any sludge. Seems as if it is not picking up any oil from the pan. Could it be worn bearings? The compression is in the 85-90 range except no. 8 cylinder is only 65.

Posted on: 2020/4/16 23:33
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#13
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What is the correct fuel line size from pump to carb.
I have seen both 5/16" OD and 1'4" OD.

Posted on: 2020/4/6 14:39
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#14
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That is good news. Now I can continue, yesterday was not a fruitful day. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Posted on: 2020/3/30 10:43
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#15
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Ross,
I had a lot of trouble trying to get the pump in correctly. I still think it is not correct. If I were to remove the distributor and then set the pump can I then line up the slot on the pump? Then set #1 wire plug and the firing order?

Posted on: 2020/3/29 20:31
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#16
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I did remove the oil pump, I reinstalled it with the dot on top. It was difficult to know for sure if I moved the gear. I set the timing at 6 degree btdc
Now the rotor is right at 6 o'clock. Now what? Do I start my #1 wire there and install the rest in order? I'm just not sure. Help would be appreciated.

Posted on: 2020/3/28 20:47
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#17
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I have got the engine to start up now. But I see it will be long journey to get it on the road. I have some observations
1. The starter seems to jump out several,times before it will stay engaged to start up
2. Will a 12v timing light work on my engine
3. I never removed the oil pump to check for proper intstallation. It seems to be starting now should I still check it out?
4.when can I adjust the tappets for tuning warm?
The new brakes are on, the shifting linkages are set, and I am anxious to at least drive it out of the shop and back. This total restoration took me 12 years.
Thanks for all the help

Posted on: 2020/3/24 19:57
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#18
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Okay I was overwhelmed with lots of issues. You are right. I had to stop and be systematic. Starting with the battery I put on 2/0 wires and it helped. Then to the coil and found bad condenser. New wires were next, had a little trouble with the ends but got them to fit good and tight.
Then found points were sparking irregularly and saw that they were burned, , then verified all wires were firing and found I wired the firing order was wired in CW and should have beenCCW. The only thing that worked fine fro the start was the fuel pump. I am happy to say that it start up and now I can do some tuning. Thanks to all of the adivice and help from all who answered.

Posted on: 2020/3/22 20:09
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#19
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Thanks for all advice
I am making progress, I found back coil-dist wire, I installed new intimation wires and now found that #1, #3, #7 are not carrying any juice. Unbelievable, they are new and the others show good spark.
Can this be? Also the spark at the points seems to be inconsistent too I changed condenser. Maybe a new coil is in order??? Although the one I put in was new, they can be bad out of the box occasionally, right?

Posted on: 2020/3/21 12:01
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
#20
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I think I will pull the oil pump tomorrow it should not take to. Long and then I can cross that off the list. A bigger problem is my battery get low pretty fast. I have done everything that has been suggested. One more round of testing coil and ignition settings and I'm sure it will fire off.
Thanks to all for your help and suggestions

Posted on: 2020/3/20 0:31
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