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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Thomas Wilcox
Kevin,

Don't forget about Bar Keeper's Friend. It is a great cleaner of stainless. I have found a small addition of this to my polishing wheel very helpful.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/30 11:53
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Re: 903 straight 8 fan measurement
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With a few guesses as to perspective, the two fan photos that Tim supplied have the same size fan. The math is straightforward, but the guesses about perspective could be wrong. Anyway, the best I can estimate the fans are the same size.

Again, this is based on the photos.

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/28 13:48
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Re: Packard oil rectifier
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Essentially, the oil rectifier was a distillation mechanism. It's purpose was to remove water and fuel contaminants from the oil using the boiling/condensing properties of lubricant versus fuel/water.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/28 13:39
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Re: 51Packard's....51 Packard
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Please don't give up. There is, always, in a complicated project a time when you feel like giving up. Muscle through this period, and you will find new reasons for enthusiasm. Give up, and you will only find later regrets.

This 'advice' only applies if you are not cutting your losses.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/28 13:10
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Re: Charleston, SC <1940's Packard needed for July 4th event for 1 hour in the morning
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Good luck with your search. That is a worthy use of a Packard. Unfortunately, there is only one currently registered car at Packard Info that was built from 1930 to 1940 and is from SC.

Have you tried posting your question at the AACA forums?

Packard Info is very comprehensive, but not all online owners know of, or visit, here.Owners are also free to not register their cars.

It is worth posting elsewhere.

I hope you find your car.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/22 12:07
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Re: 903 straight 8 fan measurement
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Ken,

Have you done a flow test on the radiator? Even if newly cored, there may have been a mistake made. Unlikely, but an easy potential problem to eliminate.

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/22 11:44
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Re: wiring problems
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You could also have a short in the light switch. If the switch is out of the car this can be readily checked by looking for a ground fault. If it is in the car, you can disconnect the draw wires (to the lights), and operate the switch and see if you get a draw on the ammeter. You should not.

We had a short in the light switch on our 38. I still don't know what caused it, but I took the switch apart, cleaned it up (it was filthy), and the short went away.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/22 11:36
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Quote:

JoeSantana wrote:

Does a special shop have to remove the springs? Do you need special equipment? If I could tackle that, I could take the springs to Oregon Auto Spring for refurbishing and re-install them.


It does not require special equipment. You will need to raise the car on jack stands, then stabilize the axle with additional jack stands. Raise the axle enough to relieve pressure on the rear spring pivot, then place in jack stands.

The front shackles tend to the be hardest to remove because of space.

I think you also need to disconnect the shocks.

The springs are heavyish, so it is best to have help.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/22 11:27
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Re: 6 cyl. engine build questions
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Welcome to the Packard ownership world. I cannot help you with your questions, but a certain Aussie is going to ask you include your car in the Owner's Registry. So, go ahead, include it. Just go here.

Good luck on your project.
Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2013/5/10 13:09
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Some great things are being done with 3D printing. Is there any chance you could have your faceplate scanned and then printed? These folks appear localism:

http://www.adxportland.com/services/3d-printing-2/

Posted on: 2013/5/10 12:57
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