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Re: ‘39 Coupe realistic restoration
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That '36 is likely destined for wall art in a man cave. Sad.

Posted on: 2021/2/5 22:57
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Re: '47 245 into a '40 110?
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Thanks guys--

Picked it up (along with wheels, hubcaps, mounts and some other odds and ends) this afternoon. The guys had thoughtfully taken video of the engine running last weekend, looked and sounded good other than a noisy water pump, engine was nice and smooth. Oil pressure at 35-40psi, compression at 90-95 across all cylinders. We.shall.see.

Posted on: 2021/2/5 19:55
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Re: ‘39 Coupe realistic restoration
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I have a couple of Packards, both four door sedans. I have never seen a Packard coupe in person.

They're quite rare in terms of survivors. My two, a '37 (nearly finished) and '40 (needs everything) really are a joy to work on, simply because they're well engineered.

If there's one to restore well, this is the one. That said, form follows budget. Set realistic expectations.

Posted on: 2021/2/4 23:03
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'47 245 into a '40 110?
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As my '37 115c is nearing completion, I thought I'd take on another project I don't have time for.

I'm picking up what has been told to be a good running 245 with 3 speed out of a '47, for $500. Good oil pressure, good compression...or so I'm told. I plan on putting it in my '40 110 touring sedan. The needs-everything '40 has a worn out 245 with overdrive, which will stay. The last time the '40 ran is probably 25 years ago--smoked like mad; probably rings and stuck valves and Heaven knows what else. I'll probably open it up after I have it out just for fun.

Any particular issues with a swap like this?

Posted on: 2021/2/4 22:47
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Re: 1935-41 Packard, Jr. Series, parts for sale
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Anything available for a '40 110? fenders, interior parts, possibly some other stuff. Front fenders in particular.

My other one is a '37 115C--I'm looking for a good glove box lock, possibly window regulators, and exterior door handles, possibly tail lights. Might be interested in other 115C parts, too.

Posted on: 2021/1/9 0:56
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Re: '37 115C side window glass
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Excellent--thanks folks.

Posted on: 2021/1/7 23:13
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'37 115C side window glass
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I've had to replace two pieces of side glass on the '37. The new glass is cut, the wing window and the RR passenger door glass.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a source for the rubber for the wing window channel, and the rubber channel that the side window will rest in? The originals were destroyed when pulling the glass out...

Posted on: 2021/1/6 21:28
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Re: '37 115C valves
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Refurbed the tappet screws this afternoon, and looked again at the valve guides--several of them have obviously been replaced as they are not all a matching style. None of them though have been cut down or drilled with the countersunk void in the shop manual.

Interesting.

Posted on: 2020/12/30 22:16
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Re: '37 115C valves
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Thanks, guys--Ken, I'd read your adventure previously and PDF'd the pages. Great write up. I planned on refurbing the tappet screws by putting them in a cordless drill in a vise, and use a Dremel for some creative re-shaping. Not the first time I've done something like that!

After further review, the guides do not appear to be all that bad--they are original style, so I will probably modify them per the shop manual. There's a dash of slop in them but using the "one" obviously newer valve and it's perfect stem, the movement is negligible. I'll order up replacement valves for those that are worn out, and call it good.

Due to fumble-fingers, I'll be dropping the pan to retrieve one of the valve keepers. Slipped out of my oily fingers, right down the drain hole where my rag plug had slipped out, and 'tunk' hit the pan.

It's always sumthin'.

Posted on: 2020/12/30 16:29
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'37 115C valves
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I've had valve issues since I bought the car in April 2019; I was never able to get it idling smoothly and starting it was an issue. Today I took the deep dive, after fruitless attempts to get the valves adjusted to spec, and decent compression across all cylinders. The car had been sitting from probably 2009-2015, and after fluid changes, plugs and points started up with a little hesitation, understandable due to the hibernation. We've put maybe 30 miles on it in 2019-20, when not rebuilding the suspension, brakes, etc.

What I discovered:

--Intake valve stems in #3 and #5 were gunked up something fierce, obviously keeping them open enough against the guide, it appears. Others weren't much better. Exhaust valves were all gunk-free, but had wear from the guides.

--Most of the valves are "Packard" script with a slot in the center--one valve has been replaced and is in nearly perfect shape. The other valves have wear on the stems than is significant--I think I'm replacing the whole set as a result. Some have pitting on the stem; other serious scratches and wear at the spring retainer. The seats all look fine, and no evidence of burned valves. The engine at some point had been rebuilt, but no idea when. The cylinders still show hone marks.

--The guides have a little bit of play. What is 'acceptable' in terms of play?

--The adjusting bolt on the valve lifters as I recall is supposed to be convex. Mine have worn to the point where they are concave where the stem meets the bolt. I assume I can recondition these to a convex condition with some careful work on a grinding wheel. Given the condition that they were in, it's easy to see that it was impossible to get an accurate adjustment with feeler gauges since the stem was sitting in a 'hole' in the adjustment bolt.

Any advice?

Posted on: 2020/12/29 19:18
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