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Re: 37 gas pedal
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I bit the bullet and ordered a replacement Packard part pedal from Max Merrit this week. Until it arrives, the old one will suffice then serve as a standby.

Thanks for the help.

Posted on: 2019/11/9 8:08
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Speedometer cable
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Another in a long line of questions-

I took the 37 out of the garage last weekend for the first time since I got it shipped to me last year and drove it around the block a few times. The most noticeable thing was a whining sound that eventually went away. It reminded me that it always made that noise for the last several years when I would move it the short distance from the storage garage to my parent's garage to just put some movement into it and for a few of those years during that short drive the speedometer needle would bounce all over the place. The last couple of years when I would move the car, the bouncing stopped and maintained a steady reading but the whine would still be there. Also, while my father was alive it made that noise for a couple of miles and did the needle bouncing then return to a steady reading and he said it was that the speedometer cable needed to be lubed. It would eventually go away then too.

My question is, how should I lube the cable? There is a speedometer cable discussion in the forums when I searched, but it is for a 40's something speedometer cable issue and indicates removal of the dash to get to a lube hole. Is that the same for a 1937 Junior?

Posted on: 2019/11/9 8:06
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Re: Tubed tires
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Taking this one step further, the tires are old enough that regardless of tubed or no tube, they should be replaced because of age. The manual shows the car as having had "balloon tires" which I assume means tubed tires. If I find that the tires currently on the car are not tubed, should I add tubes?

Posted on: 2019/11/7 15:25
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Tubed tires
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I hope I'm not putting my lack of experience out on full display with this question, but aside from removing the tire from the rim, is there a visual way I can tell if my tires are tubed or tubeless?

Posted on: 2019/11/7 8:53
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Re: 37 gas pedal
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Floor pins and linkage end.

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Posted on: 2019/11/5 13:58
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37 gas pedal
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Ever since I can remember, the gas pedal on the 115C has felt a little balky when it starts to travel from foot off the pedal until just before it starts to actually travel. Almost like it resists for a second then gives in and starts to depress. I removed the pedal, which I assume is original. The top of the pedal did not feel as if it was secured when I lifted it off, whereas the bottom of the pedal felt as if it was secured to the pins. The two floor pins on the bottom end of the pedal appear to be smaller than the ball end on the linkage. However, holes on each end of the pedal appear to be the same size. Was the rubber much more flexible once and therefore allowed the linkage ball to seat itself in one of the upper holes or is there something else I'm missing? I can not find a picture of this part (the pedal) in the 1935-1941 parts list book but I do find the part number entry.

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Posted on: 2019/11/5 13:57
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12 volt conversion tune up
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Several years ago my father converted his 115C from 6 volt to 12 volt. I know that there will be many who will say that he shouldn't have done that, but he did.

My question is, will the tune up specs remain the same even though it is now a 12 volt system?

Posted on: 2019/11/3 12:10
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Re: 1937 Six radiator fluid
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Thanks for the info guys.

In reply to packardguy53, the car does run and is registered, even though, since I've gotten it to Florida with it's horrible drivers and the fact that my garage is located in a pretty busy section of town, I haven't taken it out of the garage. I'm building up to it. LOL

Also, to Gar's point about not using coolant designed for modern cars, what brand would you suggest? I would have just gone to Advanced Auto and gotten whatever was on sale. Glad I didn't.

Posted on: 2019/10/31 7:00
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1937 Six radiator fluid
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I have a 1937 115C Sport Coupe which I have inherited. It had been stored in a garage in Connecticut for many years and run infrequently. I had it shipped to me in Florida about a year ago and am now just picking away at regular maintenance. I want to change the antifreeze and replace it because it has not been done for several years. The fluid in there is still green and no rust floating around that I can see. My question is, what kind of a mixture should I put in since it obviously won't be freezing any time soon but it will face the heat of summer time Florida when it does get driven.

I will probably have many maintenance questions as they come up so thank you for any insight.

Posted on: 2019/10/30 8:09
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