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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
Finally got a set of points. They ended up being the ones listed for the 55's and 6's. AL 5677 XP. Thanks to everyone for your input.

Posted on: 2012/10/10 10:50
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
Well, went to put the points in and they're not correct. They open the right way, but have the connection for the wire and condenser on them. My distributor has the connection on the distributor plate. So back to square one. My parts guy is going to see if he can chase it by the distributor number. I would much rather try and get them here as to bringing them across the border. By the time I pay for shipping I might be able to buy two or mor sets here. Have to see what happens. May not have a choice but to import them. Never figured it would be this hard to find a set of points. But the chase is half the fun.

Posted on: 2012/10/4 17:02
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
Thanks AJ but I got them at a local NAPA dealer. Picked them up this morning.

Posted on: 2012/10/3 19:37
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
To get the points from a Packard vendor would be a bit of a hassle becuse of them being in the US and me in Canada. The CS851 from NAPA mentioned above have checked out(picked them up this morning) and I now can get all my tune-up stuff locally. As far as the plug wires, got some from a industrial gas servicing company and installed what I got this morning. It has made a difference in the way the engine runs, but unfortunatley, I did not get enough to do everything. Need to do two more wires and I'm done. Going to look at carburetor next as it's also running rich.

Thanks to all who passed on numbers and suggestions. Very much appreciated the help offered to a newbie. I hope some day I can return the favor

Posted on: 2012/10/3 13:28
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I am going to look into all of them. You time is much appreciated.
(about an hour later)
Checked the CS721A. They open the wrong way. I did use NAPA's coss reference from this part number and it came up with two. CS851 and CS720P. Both open the correct way for my distributor. Going to call my parts guy tomorrow.

Thank you

Posted on: 2012/10/1 20:07
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
I've had no luck with local vendors for bulk wire or the points that I need. I've just have not had any luck where I live. So I'm asking for help in finding a set of points that will fit. The wires I believe I can gat at a local natural gas parts supplier. I just haven't had the time to call.

Posted on: 2012/9/30 19:49
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
As far as the plug wires, I was going to try something. I'm a licensed gas fitter here and was going to check with a couple of local gas parts suppliers about wire. In an industrial setting, pilot burners have spark plugs. I was going to check and see if I could buy the wire and ends and make my own. Just haven't got there yet. I'm new to some of this, so I am trying to explore all options.

Posted on: 2012/9/30 16:24
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: Ignition points
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Mark Hill
I'm not sure I understand what you're telling me,so I've added a picture of the ones that don't fit. Where the arrow is pointing, the set that is in the car, this is a hole that the pin on the distributor plate goes through. This set does not have that hole and will not fit my distributor. Also the set in the car does not have a mounting screw hole at the back (behind the arrow). If needs be, I will remove them and take a picture to show the difference. Just might be a couple of days due to work.

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Posted on: 2012/9/30 16:00
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Re: New to Packards
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Mark Hill
Thank you! I'm quite pleased with it. My wife and I were out for the maiden voyage yesterday, While she was in the store I had at least 4 people come and talk to me about the car, wanting to know about it and what was under the hood. I just have to figure out the overdrive, I don't think it's working. Gas consumption was, in my opinion a little more that what I though it should be for driving about an hour one way running about 55 MPH.

Posted on: 2012/9/30 15:39
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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Ignition points
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Mark Hill
Hello all. I am new to this site and I am in need of some assistance. I have just purchased a 1949 Deluxe and have a miss in the engine that I am trying to resolve. At this point I have installed new plugs, rotor and cap. Using the cross ref. info listed here, my parts guy is unable to locate a set of points for me. The car has the IGP Autolite distributor. The points that he did get me do not have the hole through the pivot point of the arm where the pin on the distributor plate goes through. The set of points in the car presently are Blue Streak, but there is no other identification marks on them. Where can I get a set of points? I also intend to replace wires, just haven't found a supplier here that sells bulk wire. Or if someone knows of a pre-made set that will work.

Thanks in advance for all suggestions.


Posted on: 2012/9/30 8:14
If it won't move, get a bigger wrench.
If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway.

Mark

1949 Deluxe
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