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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Success! After filling the engine with 2 gallons of a 50/50 mixture of diesel and ATF and waiting two weeks, the engine rotates without any problems. Whew! Now I just need to pull the manifolds to remove the excess mixture, but that is an easy job.

Posted on: 2019/12/8 17:14
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Re: 31 rebuild heating issues
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I would first suspect distributor timing and the condition of the points? Then perhaps check out the mixture screw on the carburetor to see if it is too lean?

Posted on: 2019/11/28 6:47
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Thanks for the suggestion. I backed off the engine a quarter of a turn, then I filled the cylinders with a 50/50 mix of diesel and ATF. Then, I removed the carb and valve cover and endeavored to clean the valve area as best I could. I'm glad I did because I found a piece of wire from a wire wheel in there. I then soaked the where the valves pass up into the block and guides hoping I can get penetrant from underneath. While I had the access to the valves, I took note of which valves were open and closed and recorded it down. I let it go two weeks then report back.

Posted on: 2019/11/23 16:27
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Hey Ross - Thanks for sharing the success story on the atf/acetone mix. I've considered doing that but am concerned that any spillage on the engine might ruin the paint on the engine, which has been done very nicely. I've been considering a thorough soaking of diesel/atf instead as some people seem to have luck with that.

Posted on: 2019/11/23 6:53
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Hey Ross - Thanks for sharing the success story on the atf/acetone mix. I've considered doing that but am concerned that any spillage on the engine might ruin the paint on the engine, which has been done very nicely. I've been considering a thorough soaking of diesel/atf instead as some people seem to have luck with that.

Posted on: 2019/11/23 6:37
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Thanks Dyneto. Yes, all I need to do is get about a 7/8" socket and grind a set of grooves to match the lugs on the bolt. I built one very similar to remove a bathtub drain, but it was a hair too big to use in this application.

Posted on: 2019/11/23 6:31
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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I don't know. I haven't tried to turn the engine counterclockwise yet. I have to make a contraption to fit over the crank dog bolt to turn counterclockwise. The starting handle is engineered to go clockwise only.

Posted on: 2019/11/19 13:04
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Thank you. I will post some pics and post an entry.

Posted on: 2019/11/17 17:33
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Re: 29 dome light wiring
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Heads up -- wiring diagrams are available on packardclub.org

On the left side of the screen, scroll to "library" and you'll see the reference to the wiring diagrams.

Posted on: 2019/11/17 10:39
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Re: 31 Stuck Engine
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Thanks very much. Yes, I do plan on dropping the back for a thorough cleaning and inspection. Is there any hope in filing the cylinders with diesel/atf or atf/acetone and letting it sit a few weeks?

Posted on: 2019/11/17 10:16
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