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Re: Generator to Alternator Conversion Wiring Question - 41 Packard 110
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I did find this site, made for Model A Fords and ect.http://www.funprojects.com/products/5016-Voltmeter.aspx

Although come tomorrow (Monday) i'll call some of these larger companies and see what my options are on a voltmeter.

Posted on: 2015/6/28 16:23
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Re: Generator to Alternator Conversion Wiring Question - 41 Packard 110
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Thanx all, yep I had done more than a few hours site hopping looking here and there and did find majority lean towards 12v some down to 8v and i did see the digital that reads both volts and amps "but no thanx".

Also have to keep in mind 6v positive ground so that may run into mounting concerns and may have to try to insulate the mounting surface if necessary.

After them hours of surfing I figured I would give it a shout on here "ask a man who owns one", im sure we all would like that vintage look as to our cars.
Having the dual reading of Amps and Volts would be great but that was pretty much in the digital displays i seen (No Thanx on them) but thanks for the leads....

Posted on: 2015/6/26 23:16
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Re: Generator to Alternator Conversion Wiring Question - 41 Packard 110
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Im doing the conversion, any suggestions on a decent volt meter to buy?

Posted on: 2015/6/25 22:42
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Gladly show you,

It was a lot of crawling in and out from under the dash with all this configuration but to make it short I extended the peddal stem with a 3/16" x1" flat stock and kept a pitch on the peddal shaft and fitted in fabricated pieces where the original pedal widen out and welded it all in.

When I take it back out I will weld in another flatstock along side of the one I already made. It has a bit of an elbo on it at the pitch but thats ok, it looks nice and is sturdy. you really can not see the elbo pitch being higher up.

I had also used the original swing mount mounted up in my configuration keeping a 4:1. I'm really happy with it! once that pedal is all painted it will look original..

Posted on: 2015/6/22 22:10
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Howard
I was just chatting with you on the other thread.

I did go ahead with that brake conversion, I did take photos along the way but, I lost my phone with all the durring photos I took.

I did manage to speak with that old Packard guy and we had an interesting talk and told me what to look for but, after I did a lot of searching I just went ahead and bought the Wilwood front disk conversion thru Summit.

I also did manage to incorperate a 10-3/4" dual brake booster on the firewall with an added firewall support plate. I went with a new 1-1/8" bore master cylinder and kept it to where as it comes thru the firewall positioned just perfectly but I may drop that bore down to a 1" master cylinder after testing.. (We will see) I also have a combination valve mounted to the Master/Booster.

I had also managed to keep and use the original brake pedal and did do a lot of fabrication work making the in/under the dash swing configuation wich also acts for more firewall support plus with another inside added support plate then also mounts where the steering braket mounts under the dash. (Nice and Firm)

I do still have more to go with this yet a couple of final welds on my swing pedal and to instal the front disk conversion. I did run all new brake lines "BUT" I am going thru the rear drum saga she wont give! my heavy duty puller broke three times finnaly on my last try my lug bolt threds jumped, so if i ever do get these off im looking at new drums or drum. They just wont give!

I will take more pictures and put this all together in discription sometime soon and discribe what I had done.
As for the old BTV, once it was out it was put off to the side and really didnt give it another thought!

Posted on: 2015/6/22 16:44
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Re: Generator to Alternator Conversion Wiring Question - 41 Packard 110
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Thank you Howard,

Yes I have an idiot light! I would much rather have meters for amps, volts and oil pressure.
It looks as tho my thought of doing this has perhaps exspanded into discreatly installing some gauges which that thought had crossed my mind many times in the past 20 or so years. Just a better feeling knowing what evrything is doing in real time.

And why not this seems to be the year with a freashly gone thru engine a disk brake and booster conversion with many new parts and updates that have been done to her.

Posted on: 2015/6/22 15:37
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Re: Generator to Alternator Conversion Wiring Question - 41 Packard 110
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If I may jump in and ask some additional questions to this thread as I am looking into doing this conversion myself.

after doing the bypass on the original firewall regulator is there a fuse box that needs to be incorperated to seperate the different amperage supplies need through out the car?

Posted on: 2015/6/22 3:35
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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It does, the Estimatic BTV. The last rebuild on the BTV held up about ten years now i did have the pedal go to the floor again with no brakes. There is no fluid leakage showing from an outside viewing. I just pulled the BTV yesterday it still has vacume and did push fluid out of the cylinder tomorrow ill open up the booster canister to see whats going on in there..

Posted on: 2014/10/25 12:04
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Brake Booster Conversion
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Dual action booster and front disk upgrade

I have been followng past posts on the booster upgrade conversion for some years now, always thinking of changing mine to a dual booster front disk conversion.

With these past existing posts I know of the panther conversion project and with that I feel that a 7" dual booster is just not enough for a panic or hard stop on a 4,500lb. Car.
With more cars and people walking on the road today I am wanting to do and upgraded braking system.

I currently have my motor out and thinking of doing an up high firewall mount with an 11" dual action booster.I can get away with this mount fitting and leaving my air vent intact having the straight 8 leaving some pedal fabrication and thats ok.

Also with the front disk conversion I do know there are kits out there for a price but, does anyone know of any common domestic autos that can be used weather slightly fabricated or not. I once talked with an old packard guy with his 56 executive that swapped out with a 1970's Ford Bronco with leaving only a slight difference in the king pin to be milled.
I can no longer find him to ask...

I am only doing this swap for one of a few reasons; as our population and clutterness grows everyday around us i feel it is needed for improved stopping, easier access I am not going for any original points on the car but I'd like for it to be around in the family for another 60 years....
Any inputs are welcome....

Posted on: 2014/10/24 21:59
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Re: Disc Brake Conversion
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Dual action booster and front disk upgrade

I have been followng past posts on the booster upgrade conversion for some years now, always thinking of changing mine to a dual booster front disk conversion.

With these past existing posts I know of the panther conversion project and with that I feel that a 7" dual booster is just not enough for a panic or hard stop on a 4,500lb. Car.
With more cars and people walking on the road today I am wanting to do and upgraded braking system.

I currently have my motor out and thinking of doing an up high firewall mount with an 11" dual action booster.I can get away with this mount fitting and leaving my air vent intact and having the straight 8 leaving some pedal fabrication and thats ok.

Also with the front disk conversion I do know there are kits out there for a price but, does anyone know of any common domestic autos that can be used weather slightly fabricated or not. I once talked with an old packard guy with his 56 executive that swapped out with a 1970's Ford Bronco with leaving only a slight difference in the king pin to be milled.
I can no longer find him to ask...

I am only doing this swap for one of a few reasons; as our population and clutterness grows everyday around us i feel it is needed for improved stopping, easier access I am not going for any original points on the car but I'd like for it to be around in the family for another 60 years....
Any inputs are welcome....

Posted on: 2014/10/24 21:56
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