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Re: Oil weights
#21
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Ken_P
Just to add my experiences:

I have lived in Florida, upstate NY, and coastal VA with my 120. I've used Rotella 15W-40 in all those conditions with no issues.

On transmission, I saw SIGNIFICANT driveability improvements when I drained whatever the PO had in the transmission and shifted to the Napa GL-1. It was honestly like I rebuilt it. Every shift was smoother and quieter. What came out of the transmission was gear oil, and not overly black, so it appeared to have been in decent shape, but the shift to GL-1 was very noticeable.

Posted on: 2023/8/25 12:50
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: Coker whitewalls
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Quote:

ElGroucho wrote:

You're correct on size. I inadvertently ordered the 6.50's and didn't want to go through the hassle of returning.


That makes sense! Either way, the car looks great!

Posted on: 2023/8/25 7:50
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Coker whitewalls
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Ken_P
Looks great! I have Coker whitewalls as well, same dimples.

Interesting you have 6.50-16s. I also have a '37 120, and put on 7.00-16s, which is what I believe the manual called for. Now I'm wondering which is right.

Posted on: 2023/8/24 8:34
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Hey Don - welcome aboard! I can't help you, no spares, but if you post what you need in the "Parts Wanted" section, you will likely have more luck.

Posted on: 2023/8/21 16:55
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Wanted: 1937 Packard 120 master cylinder junction block
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Mike, thanks. I think I have one coming, but if it doesn't work out, I'll give you a call!

Posted on: 2023/8/21 14:05
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Jerome,

Thanks for the info! That really helps, finding their whole catalog. I'll be able to use it in the future.

For all, it appears that early CJs used an identical fitting. Will report back in a few days when my new fitting shows up.

I couldn't definitely make a 90 degree fitting work too.

Posted on: 2023/8/21 14:04
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Well, brakes are almost done, but no luck. At some point in the car's past, the brass junction block on the front of the master cylinder had been cross threaded where one of the brake lines goes in. I spent some time with a file cleaning it up, and thought I had it, but when I attempted to bleed the brakes, it leaked from that fitting. When I attempted to tighten it, it stripped. So, on hold until I can find a new block.

I did complete a major adjustment on all four corners, re-attached the park brake, and re-packed the front wheel bearings. Once I can get a new junction block, I should be able to bleed the system and go! Here's hoping.

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Posted on: 2023/8/20 9:01
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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Wanted: 1937 Packard 120 master cylinder junction block
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Ken_P
Looking for a junction block like pictured below. Has two 1/4" flare fittings.

Mine had been cross-threaded in past life, thought I could save it, but could not.

Will call Max or Kanter if I can't find one here, but I thought I would check here first.

Thanks!

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Posted on: 2023/8/20 8:53
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: Fun with used cars
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I first learned how to drive on an old farm truck, and my dad and grandpa also taught me to sight over the hood ornament or ridge in the center of the hood to see where the right side of the car would end up.

As you get more miles on it, you'll get a feel for where that right fender is. I have a tight squeeze into my garage, so I usually have someone spot, but I've found I know the right angle - the spotter is just insurance.

Posted on: 2023/8/20 8:50
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Source for Welch plugs?
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Thanks guys! I was hoping to get them locally Saturday, the ones I ordered shipped today.

Oddly enough, the markings on the Melling plugs I ordered are identical to what came in the Kanter king pin kit I purchased in 2011!

Posted on: 2023/8/14 21:00
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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