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Re: oil filter problem
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My '49 was a California car originally, and evidently came from one of the Earle C. Anthony dealerships. They were (I've been told) installing a filter other than the Packard factory offering.

When I got the car it had an oil filter that was six inches wide and eleven inches tall! It was an old-style LuberFiner oil filter. Filter elements for those being just about impossible to find these days, I gave the LuberFiner filter to a friend and installed a standard Packard unit.

That LuberFiner was so big it dwarfed everything else on the left side of the engine compartment.

Posted on: 2008/8/6 7:18
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Re: Gear Ratio?
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4.10 - Yes, I stand corrected. Thank you! I looked at the right number and typed the wrong one. Go figure.

I did have both wheels off the ground when I did the turning. Perhaps I should have just had the LR wheel up. I'll do it again tomorrow evening.

Posted on: 2008/8/5 20:07
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Re: Gear Ratio?
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According to the figures in the previous post (my body being a 2211), I should be looking at a 3.90:1 gear ratio. I have a 3 speed overdrive transmission.

Tonight I marked my driveshaft with chalk, and did the same with my LR wheel. I rotated the wheel and counted both the turns of the wheel and the driveshaft.

The wheel turned twenty times to forty-two on the driveshaft, to bring both marks back to the starting point.

Now I would have expected to find something close to a 4:1 (3.9:1 to be exact) ratio. This is only 2:1.

What am I doing wrong? Maybe I should have turned the driveshaft itself?

Posted on: 2008/8/5 19:17
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Gear Ratio?
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I find a "33" stamped on my differential carrier at the 2:00 position... does that mean a 3.3 : 1 gear ratio?

Posted on: 2008/8/4 19:18
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Re: How to troubleshoot my overdrive?
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After a few weeks of using my "new" overdrive, it is working flawlessly. I love to feel it drop into OD out of third (and even second) gear.

The initial tendency to come back out of overdrive has disappeared. I think it must like be like the "smoking 288" thread... it just needed to be run and used for a while, after a long period of inactivity and disuse.

Posted on: 2008/8/3 13:34
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Re: Pinion seal leaking
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Was it done "on the car"? This is all new to me.

Posted on: 2008/7/27 12:40
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Pinion seal leaking
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I'm getting a little frustrated - I've replaced my differential pinion seal for the third time and gear oil is still draining out of the case. I worked very carefully the last time (again) to drive the seal in properly, and used very fine emery cloth to debur all the surfaces it might touch.

Is there something else going on here that causes these seals to fail? When I got the car the case was dry, and that seal (when I bought it) also leaked.

Posted on: 2008/7/26 20:02
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Re: 23 Series - Overheating 288 engine
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Great news! Sounds like you're now having the same experience as I am with temperature.

I've heard, but don't know, that it makes a difference having the thermostat in place beyond what you'd expect the thermostat to do. As, I'd expect having NO thermostat to make the engine run as cool as possible at all times. It seems to not be the case, and I'm not sure why that is.

Maybe that's just urban legend. But I know my car ran cooler after installing my thermostat.

Posted on: 2008/7/23 21:05
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Re: 23 Series - Overheating 288 engine
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On some of our recent 92 degree days, in single-lane construction traffic, my gauge reads up to "just below" the Hot mark, which I am pretty pleased with.

My 22nd Series 288's fan is less than 1/2 inch from the radiator. I've thought about mounting some sort of shroud on it, but have lately decided that I'm probably OK.

I have just changed from a 180 to a 160 degree thermostat which brings the normal operating temp down to just above middle on the temp gauge. The 180 degree thermostat had been maintaining it at close to the Hot mark at all times.

Jay

Posted on: 2008/7/22 17:18
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Re: OSRVM for a 22nd Series
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Perfect picture. Wow, those look nice, too.

I like the way they mount. I'm going to see what I can work out now that I've seen yours. Thanks for your help.

Posted on: 2008/7/20 12:30
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