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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
I know this is my 53 Patrician blog but I am working on 3 other cars at the same time.

Here is a picture of a king pin for my 1940 160 Sedan. I have owned the car for 13 years and the left front tire is wearing out on the inside of the tire. So I decided to get a rebuild kit and try to replace it. My nephew is a diesel mechanic and he is helping me. We have the car up on jack stands and tried to remove the pin holding the king pin in. We tried beating it, then used a torch to heat it up and beat it. I called a friend and he said to spray it with penetrating oil for a week and then beat it, that's how to remove the pin. Another mechanic said, "a small hammer is used to form metal, a large hammer is to move metal". I am using a 4 lb hammer and can't find a 5 lb hammer. The 8 lb hammers have a 4 foot handle, I can't use that under a car.
Any suggestions on how to remove the pin holding the king pin on?

I am working on putting together an engine that was just cleaned and re-bored from sitting too long for a 1948 Super 8 Limo, 141" wb. So that will show up here too.

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Posted on: 2018/6/26 23:26
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
On an update on the Cer Tek Gel, the car is running good. I still have some blow by, I have good acceleration, but not smooth at idle. It will idle fine with a miss, but takes off smooth with no back firing. It starts great when cold, but when warmed up I have a hard time restarting it.

I had a leak in the power steering unit under the car. I added stop leak to it and put a drain pan under the car to catch what was leaking. On checking the drain pan under the car I found a scorpian in the pan. The scorpian was dead of course but I'll be looking for a second one from now on. Oh, power steering isn't leaking as much now.

Posted on: 2018/6/2 15:51
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
Almost a year has gone by without me adding anything.

Last fall I blew my muffler out! I had the distributor rebuilt and was driving it on the freeway when the car bogged down and started up and I heard a loud BANG! The muffler was blown. So for the next 10 miles I drove with no muffler. At home I noticed a lot of blow by out the down draft tube. I got some Car Tech Gel and added it to the oil following their directions. I have driven a couple hundred miles with no muffler, all on the freeway so as not to bother the neighbors too much. The car has always started up good, but now has better acceleration and the back firing has stopped.
With a new muffler I now hear different noises like a fan belt squealing. So I can fix other things now.
I will be updating each new fix and find.

Posted on: 2018/4/12 7:15
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: New member, setting off on a crazy adventure... PICS!!!
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Duane Gunn
I had a non-operational 55 Clipper shipped from Oregon to Phoenix, AZ and it cost me $600 and it took about 6 weeks to find a carrier willing to do it. I got it running in about 2 weeks, after that I needed to take it back down for a complete brake job. I agree with the Flackmaster on this one. Ship it.

Posted on: 2017/11/22 11:22
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Why an electric fuel pump??
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I have driven my 55 Clipper Custom almost 70,000 miles in 10 years. The only time I use my electric fuel pump is during the summer time when it is over 100'F and I'm going faster than 55mph. My car acts like it is running out of gas until I switch on my electric fuel pump and then everything smooths out, even when I'm doing 75mph (that's the speed in Phoenix, AZ). I still drive to car cruises during the summer and I will still use my electric fuel pump when it's hot. In the winter here, I don't use the electric fuel pump.

My 40 160 Touring sedan has an electric fuel pump for the same reason, except it needs it when I hit 50 mph (I don't do 75 mph with my 40 160, no overdrive).

My 53 Patrician acts like it is running out of gas as well, until I turn on the electric fuel pump.

I crank the engine until it fires. I know there is no fuel in the carburetor.

I don't know if it's the gas here in Phoenix or LA, but I will use my electric fuel pumps when it's hot here (or there).

That's why I use an electric fuel pump. (Maybe it's me.)

Posted on: 2017/5/21 16:43
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
No, it starts just fine. I only needed the starter fluid for the 1st start. After that it starts right up on its own. Thanks for the help.

Posted on: 2017/5/19 3:26
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
I just checked the carburetor and both accelerator pump jets are squirting gas. Thanks for the idea to check it, I'm glad it's working.

Posted on: 2017/5/17 5:49
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
After checking to see if my points are working. I had to make another spark plug wire to see if I had a spark and I did. I saw that my fuel pump was working because I have a clear plastic filter that filled up every time I tried to start it. I pulled the spark plugs and found them dry. So I sprayed starter fluid in the carburetor and the engine roared to life. At first it sputtered then it smoothed out and is quiet. No more exhaust leak! No more stumbling!

Now I should check the distributors on my other Packards!

Posted on: 2017/5/15 18:42
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
Thanks, Fred. The slide hammer worked just fine.

Now to see why it won't start. So far it has no spark.

Posted on: 2017/5/8 22:31
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician
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Duane Gunn
I put the intake/exhaust manifold back on, it had the heat riser valve removed and welded closed. I put the freeze plug back on, putting it in the freezer over night helped with that.
I put the distributor on and found I had no spark. Since I rebuilt this one and another one for the 48, I thought the 48 distributor would fit. Well the pin was too long on the distributor shaft so we grinded it down to fit, I thought. It was tough going in and stopped way too short of going all the way in.
Let me back up and say the distributor that came with my 53 is for a 51-52 Packard. The distributor that came with the 48 Sedan is for a 50 Packard and that is the one that is stuck in the engine.
I can't pull the 48 distributor out. I thought maybe some one here had an idea I could try, with out removing the engine. You can see I bent the flange trying to pry it out. I pushed it in by hand and now it won't come out. The distributor can spin and the shaft can also spin.
Do you have any ideas on how to remove my stuck distributor?
Then once it's removed, I can get back to why there is no spark while trying to start the car. I just had this distributor rebuilt and the guy made a new bushing for it. The distributor shaft no longer wobbles.

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Posted on: 2017/5/4 22:18
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1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
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