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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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8-22-18

I installed the replacement speedometer (and lowered my the car's mileage by 15,000 miles!).

The new speedometer cable core went in pretty simply except the square end that you attach to the cable was longer than the original. I had to cut it with the cut off tool to get it to fit. Put plenty of graphite powder on the core as I slid it into the outer cable.

Started the car and the oil light is working perfectly! I added the sender info Howard gave me to the parts X-Ref.

It will be a while before I can get the car on the road and test the speedo and if any antifreeze is going to come out.

Posted on: 2018/8/22 20:35
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Re: Oil Sending Unit for 51-54 idiot light
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Went with the OP6742 from Napa. It fit fine even though it does not look like the bigger one that was on the car. Light went out after starting the car and appears to be working perfectly! Thanks! I will add it to the Parts X-Ref.

Posted on: 2018/8/22 20:17
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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8-21-18

I installed the oil sender recommended by Howard in a previous post. It fit perfectly. I couldn't test it because I didn't have any gas. Seems like it will work though.

Opened up the gauge cluster to get at the speedometer cable. Found the end broken about 3" from the end. I crawled under the car and disconnected the cable from the trans. Pulled the gear and that came out as well. That end of the cable was also broken!

I'm going to try the universal repair kits I read about. I went to Autozone and the only one they had was missing the tips.

Went to O'Reilly's and had to go through the Make and Model questioning. Got the "OK and who made Packard?" question! That amused me but I was getting frustrated. They ordered the part based on the Autozone part number and it will arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed it works.

I also prepped a replacement speedometer I had bought by putting oil in the felt hole and bushing. Between the cable and the speedo I hope to have a reliable system

I'm also planning on taking the thermostat housing from my spare motor and putting it in this car to get it to heat up faster (assuming no thermostat in current car).

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Posted on: 2018/8/21 19:32
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Re: Oil Sending Unit for 51-54 idiot light
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That is a strange connection on OP6415. 2 psi difference makes me think the OP6742 would be OK. Otherwise I could solder a wire lead on OP6415 and put a connector on it. I'll get the OP6742 since that is the easiest option and report it in the parts x-ref after testing.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2018/8/2 10:19
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Oil Sending Unit for 51-54 idiot light
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Hi all,

The oil sending unit listed in the parts-x appears to no longer be available. Does anyone know what sender I can get that will work? This is for the idiot light, not a gauge.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2018/8/1 19:45
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Awesome! Thanks again! Fingers crossed this is the fix. Ran the car another 1/2 hour today and still did not get into the middle or boil over. Seems the phenomenon only happens if the car is driven. Maybe the pressure gets too high at the sustained higher rpms and the cap can't hold it. I'll have to take it for a test drive when the cap comes in.

Posted on: 2018/8/1 19:41
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Thanks Howard,

The last two times were the first time the car had done that since I owned it. Each time pretty much all of the coolant left the radiator. I couldn't tell if it was just the overflow or from somewhere else. I put in 1-1/2 gallons and it appears about 1" below the fill neck. I'm going to order this https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7031411?ref=MA== it's the radiator cap BigKev has listed in the parts X-Ref.

Posted on: 2018/8/1 18:52
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Charles
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ptv wrote:
Maybe you got one of those cool running Packards, we never hear about on here?

Ha! I wish! It was puking out antifreeze for some reason after those two drives I did. Hopefully it will be something simple and not a hole in the radiator.

Posted on: 2018/8/1 18:10
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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7/30/18

Where has the time gone? Absolutely no progress on the car over the Spring and Summer. I had a major repair to do on my truck that took all the enthusiasm to wrench right out of me. Also I bought a boat so I have been off playing with that on weekends.

I have been starting the car every few weeks. It's running rough again. I haven't driven it except to move it around to get it out of the way. The last two drives resulted in it leaking coolant and I'm not sure why or where.

Today I felt a little inspiration so I decided to try some stuff on the car. First off, my temp gauge never worked. I took my temp sensor off my spare engine and put that in making sure the threads were bright and it had a clean electrical connection. Refilled the radiator with 1-1/2 gallons of mostly water with a little antifreeze.

Started the car and it was running rough. Shaking/vibration and would not kick down into low idle easily. If I revved up the engine, it would stay in fast idle no matter how many times I goosed the gas. I'm guessing the carb is gumming up from sitting, plus the gas is not exactly fresh anymore.

The replacement sensor did make the temp needle move. That was a nice change, but even after idling for 20-25 minutes with sometimes high idle and revving the engine, the temp only got between the T and E on the gauge and the needle moved very slowing. I'm wondering if the previous owner removed the thermostat. Still the temp gauge should go higher.


Even with all that idle time, the radiator didn't show signs of leaking and no coolant spilled out. It's almost like it will only happen after a drive? I did hear a little hiss noise coming from the radiator cap. Perhaps I need a new one of those.

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Posted on: 2018/7/30 19:36
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Re: 1951 Packard 200 at auction -- August 4, 2018/Washington, IN
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Maybe because it has a "necker" knob on the steering wheel, that means it has power steering..... LOL


That's what I was thinking!!

Posted on: 2018/7/26 12:03
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