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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
#31
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Brenda
Will do as soon as they are open. Thank you!

Posted on: 2017/5/28 18:40
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: What happens if I take the thermostat out?
#32
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Brenda
The thermostat stays in! I appreciate all of your knowlege and always listen and do as you teach. So many others learn from all of us to keep these cars around for years to come.

Posted on: 2017/5/27 18:13
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
#33
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Brenda
He said that there are metal collapsible O rings that should do the job, I'll see.

Posted on: 2017/5/27 17:58
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
#34
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Brenda
The smaller thermostat that I believe is the correct size that i passed on to buy the one on the car is two inches according to Napa. The one that was on there resting on the cylinder head just covers the hole. Someone said I could get a metal O ring slightly larger than the small thermostat and use that instead of the snap ring that Packard has. Your thoughts. It seems easier to buy today. I'm not near the car now to measure the outside of housing. I'm on the way to a parts store.

Posted on: 2017/5/27 17:56
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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What happens if I take the thermostat out?
#35
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Brenda
Do I need the thermostat here in So. California? It's usually 65-85 degrees? I'd like your thoughts.

Posted on: 2017/5/26 12:03
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
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Brenda
Oops that is the way it was when I took it off. There was no ring to hold it. It was that way for many years. It was resting directly on the cylinder head hole. Are you sure it should be up into the housing on this car?ok I'll get a ring. I remember the bumps inside the housing for this purpose.

Posted on: 2017/5/23 15:01
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
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Brenda
Oops that is the way it was when I took it off. There was no ring to hold it. It was that way for many years. It was resting directly on the cylinder head hole. Are you sure it should be up into the housing on this car?

Posted on: 2017/5/23 14:57
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
#38
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Brenda
I also made a hole in the gasket slightly larger to go around the thermostat.

Posted on: 2017/5/22 14:51
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
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Brenda
So I fixed it after the fifth try and when they sold me the correct product. I used Permatex number two non-hardening sealant. There was a crack on the inside of the housing that recently surfaced so I bought J-B Weld put it on the inside and outside and all leaks stopped. Hey, what could go wrong......did. Now my girl is ready to drive again.

Posted on: 2017/5/22 14:48
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Help! water outlet/radiator housing leaking again
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Brenda
Thanks, it is a small pin hole that leaks coolant where the flat surface meets the cylinder line by the bolt. Just started yesterday, probably from tightening it too much??

I will get Loctite today, a file and JB Weld, any particular kind, they have many. I will sand it and cover the line all around the housing, using enough to hopefully make a good weld.

Posted on: 2017/5/18 9:36
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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