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Re: Ken
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Found a shop who can flow test the radiator, so I pulled that out Friday night. It was quite a bit easier than I thought it would be!

1. Drain coolant.
2. Remove hood, and hood support rods. You may have to flex them a little to pull them with the front clip bolted up. Watch the paint!
3. Remove upper radiator hose and thermostat housing.
4. Remove fan, water pump pulley, belt, and water pump.
5. Remove large nut from underside of car, remove 6 small bolts holding radiator to radiator frame.
6. Grasp the radiator upper tank, angle the top back, and pull up.

I used some moving blankets to cover the fenders and grill. I think I had less than an hour in the job, but I've also had the water pump off and on several times in the last year, so I'm getting pretty proficient.

I also pulled the water distribution tube again. Still clean, but there was some sort of warning label in the very last hole! The tube was checked clean about 8 months ago, so not sure where this label came from. Wonder what else is flowing around in my cooling system???

While I have the radiator out, I'm going to make an adaptor that will let me hook up a hose at the rear block drain and the heater hose connection, and back flush the block out of the thermostat housing and the block. I'll flush through each outlet individually, then both together. I may run some more evaporust through just the engine as well, depending on how long the radiator shop takes, and what a visual inspection reveals. I bought a small camera, so I'm going to try and inspect the block via the water distribution path.

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Posted on: 5/24 8:21
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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Re: Packard service letter Vol 9 Number 10
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Thanks for the tip! Sharing info never hurts.

I love working on the car without the clip, but right now my garage measures 13x23, so there is not room to have the clip pulled and still get everything in the garage! I was able to pull the radiator last night, without pulling the front clip, and it was quite a bit easier than I thought it would be.

Posted on: 5/22 6:14
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Re: Packard service letter Vol 9 Number 10
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Also- the service letter says not pulling the front clip saves 36 minutes???? More like about a day!

Posted on: 5/21 15:07
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I have found on those kind of fittings, pulling the the nut away from the flare, pushing the flare into the female end, then hand tightening the nut allows me to find any alignment problems before ruining metal.

Of course on the tank, that may be tough!

I’d encourage you not to install rubber there, it would just be a future problem spot! Rubber lines don’t last like metal.

Posted on: 5/21 14:47
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Packard service letter Vol 9 Number 10
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That’s awesome, and it came out really well. Thanks!

Posted on: 5/21 14:43
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Packard service letter Vol 9 Number 10
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Does anyone have the aforementioned letter? It's not in our index here, and the AACA library doesn't have it.

I'm pulling the radiator out of my 120 this weekend, with the front clip intact. I think I have a clear path (pull hood, hood support rods, water pump, then gently unbolt and yank out radiator!), based on some old post on the forum, just thought I would try and look at the service letter since it specifically mentions it.

Thanks!

Posted on: 5/21 12:20
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Fuel Pressure
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I bought a fuel pressure gauge from OTC (via Amazon).

To quickly test, I disconnected the fuel line from the carb, plugged it to the gauge, and ran the car off the fuel in the float bowl. Making a tee fitting would probably be a better solution.

As others have said, it may be an ignition problem. When was your last tuneup or distributor service?

Great car - good luck!

Posted on: 5/20 11:21
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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Re: Ken
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Thanks Bill - I was thinking the same thing.

I've been calling around, and cannot find anyone locally who can truly flow test the radiator. I'm going to get the evaporust done, to make sure I don't have any more rust, then I will either try to flow test it myself, or find a shop.

Posted on: 5/19 12:53
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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That '37 coupe is close to where I'm from. If it was a sport coupe, I'd try and get it for about 2k when I'm home in a month, but it seems like they think they have a prize.

The 1937 115c business coupe was Packard's lowest price car for the year, and that one needs EVERYTHING. I love 37s, and love is what that one would take!

Posted on: 5/19 8:25
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: fan belt
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I'll again refer you to vbeltsupply.com - they were great.

Posted on: 5/17 9:17
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