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Re: Trunk weatherstripping
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Quote:

R H wrote:
That's what my dad did.

Took out the seal on body. And put one up on lid.

He used a different seal.


Thanks! Any idea on what he used?

Posted on: 3/31 21:38
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Trunk weatherstripping
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As I'm working through the list of things to make my car better, I've arrived at the trunk. It leaks, badly, and water gets in when I was the car, etc.

I recall hearing discussion (maybe at Hershey) of some best practices for trunk weatherstripping. Maybe apply it to the trunk lid, vice the trunk frame on the body?

Any tips, lessons learned, etc. before I start buying and working? Thanks!

Posted on: 3/30 10:24
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Hank - the gano is a temporary band-aid. Once I’m satisfied that the cooling circuit is clean and free of debris, it will be removed. The theory makes sense to me, and it keeps stuff out of my radiator.

Posted on: 3/27 13:08
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Re: 1937 115C Sedan I just bought
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Congrats, and good luck on the restoration!

Posted on: 3/26 8:16
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Big day in my Packard world - just ordered new tires!

I ended up going with 7.00-16 Firestone wide whites from Universal Tire. They had them in stock, with a late 2020 date code! I typically prefer blackwall tires, but in this case, with a black car, and lots of oxidation on the original paint below the beltline, the whitewalls make the car look more elegant and draw your eyes away from the flaws in the paint!

Quite the price once I got tubes and freight tacked on. I'll have to order tube flaps from somewhere else; Universal didn't have them in stock.

I'll post pictures once they get here and I have them installed. My old tires are date code 98 (as in 1998!), so I decided to replace the tires before they're AACA eligible, now that I'm finally starting to put some miles on the old girl. They look fine, and hold air fine, but I'm nervous running around on 23 year old tires, especially here in Norfolk where I often have to get on the freeway just to get away from the city. Plus, I like having my kids in the car with me - not worth the risk of a blowout.

In other news, I've been prepping for a final flush of the cooling system with evaporust. It's starting to warm up here, and I want to get everything squared away before it gets too hot!

Posted on: 3/26 8:14
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Ken, I think the manifolds have thick flat washers and brass nuts, no lock washers. I think.


JW - that’s correct where the manifold bolts to the block. I’m talking about where the exhaust pipe bolts to the manifold. I replaced split lock washers with the internal tooth style.

Posted on: 3/24 12:48
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Re: Ken
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Thought I would provide a little more holistic update.

I've put about 300 miles on the engine since the in-frame overhaul. She pulls well, and I solved the oil pressure problems.

A few gremlins have popped up:

1. The fast idle circuitry isn't functioning properly. It's on the list. Car seems to run fine once warmed up.

2. The darn manifold heat riser is ratting enough to drive me crazy! Just a nice little metallic rattle once the car is warmed up.

3. Still need to swap distributors. I've been pretty busy the last few weeks, and when it's been warm enough to work on the car, I've been driving it instead :)

4. I need to do a little more work on the coolant system. When I did the in-frame, I had the radiator checked out. They confirmed it is a fairly recent modern core. They flow tested it and pressure checked it, all sat. I checked the water distribution tube and pressure washed/blasted out the coolant passages on the block the best I could. I installed a gano filter when I put it all back together, and you can see in the picture below how much crud it caught! I'll probably either flush just the block with evaporust, or run evaporust in lieu of coolant for the next 3 months.

5. The darn exhaust keeps ticking. Seems I need to re-tighten the exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe flange every few trips. I have lock washers (stainless steel internal lock washers) under the nuts; I may need to find a different solution.

Overall, she's in a lot better shape than last spring, when I started really trying to fix her up.

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Posted on: 3/23 14:49
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Re: Ken
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Well, since nothing heard on the heater tube, I'll paint it green and be happy.

Took the car out for about 120 miles on Saturday. It seemed to run really well, very smoothly. Of course on Sunday, it had an exhaust leak again!

Posted on: 3/17 9:24
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Re: Heater hose steel line
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I'll chime in here. On my '37, I have what I BELIVEVE is the factory tube. Copper, with one standoff to hold it off the head.

Rubber hose to the heater barb on the firewall, and to a pipe barb in the water pump neck.

Trying to find out if should be green (I am assuming so) or black.

Good luck with your search.

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Posted on: 2/18 10:53
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Re: Ken
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It has been a while since I posted, but I was able to get the car running quite a bit smoother, and oil pressure is good.

Looking to clean up the engine bay a little further.

Is this heater tube the factory one? It appears to be. Should it be Packard green, like in this old picture, or black?

Thanks!

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Posted on: 2/17 11:44
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